| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:13 AM
Amid growing concern from sponsors over the 2014 Sochi Olympics, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge acknowledged his organization does not have the authority to influence the enforcement or repeal of Russia's "gay propaganda" law....
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:22 AM
Maryland wrestling coach Kerry McCoy has long had a special affinity for the Olympics.
He competed in 2000 and 2004, taking fifth in Sydney and seventh in Athens. He coached the national team in the next Summer Games in 2008.
So McCoy was particularly...
| Sep 2, 2013
Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but Baltimore and Maryland are again in the running to be part of the world's most celebrated of sports events. Last week, a nonprofit group in Washington announced that the District and Baltimore plan to throw their hats...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Baltimore-area venues would stage Olympic events under a Washington, D.C.-based group's plan to explore a bid to host the 2024 Summer Games.
"Our intention is to have this be the entire region," said Robert T. Sweeney, president of DC 2024. "Quite...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:33 AM
After Nick Symmonds won a silver medal at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow, the American distance runner became the first foreign athlete to openly condemn Russia's anti-gay law on Russian soil.
And so far, for what it's worth, he hasn't been...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 9:06 AM
Let's start with facts: Two members of the Russian women's 4x400-meter relay team, Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova, kissed on the podium after their team won gold Saturday at the World Athletics Championship in Moscow.
The smooch sparked a huge...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:36 AM
In news as infuriating as it is unsurprising, International Olympic Committee officials said Thursday they were "fully satisfied" that a Russian law barring gay propaganda doesn't violate the Olympic charter's anti-discrimination language, the...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Likely sensing that uproar over Russia's anti-gay law isn't going away, FIFA says it has asked Russia for "clarification and more details" about the country's law ahead of the 2018 World Cup being held there, the Associated Press reports.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:14 AM
LGBT advocacy group All Out is set to deliver a petition Wednesday afternoon that asks the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to condemn Russia's anti-LGBT legislation as the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi approach.
In a statement, All Out says it has...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:07 AM
Those suggesting a boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia due to the country’s recent passage of draconian anti-gay laws should reconsider.
It’s clear from the decades-long gay rights movement here in the United States that...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 3:26 PM
As concern grows over how Russia's anti-gay laws might affect the upcoming winter Olympics, NBC Sports executive Mark Lazarus told members of the press that the network will "address those issues as they are relevant at the time of the Games, as has...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:54 AM
After mounting concern about how Russia's anti-gay law would affect athletes headed to next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, the International Olympic Committee has finally released a statement saying it will "work to ensure" no discrimination against...