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Topic - International Olympic Committee
Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed that despite his recently signed ban against gays promoting their sexuality to minors, he would welcome gays to Sochi in the Winter Olympics and preserve their rights for equal treatment.
An Israeli lawmaker is set to file a formal complaint with the International Olympic Committee after the Israeli flag and the country's name was omitted from the Swimming World Cup meet in Qatar last weekend.
A suicide bombing by an Islamic militant in southern Russia this week has raised the specter of terrorist attacks during the Winter Olympics in February in Sochi, a Black Sea resort about 400 miles south of the bomb attack.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the operator of the country's crippled nuclear power plant Thursday to scrap all six reactors at the site instead of just four already slated for decommissioning and to concentrate on tackling pressing issues such as radioactive water leaks.
Lance Armstrong sent out a Twitter message on Thursday that he’s given back his 2000 Olympic bronze medal, as requested by International Olympic Committee heads earlier this year.
The International Olympic Committee stripped Armstrong of the time-trial medal in January after he publicly confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs during his career. Armstrong says he gave it back to the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Bach is the first Olympic gold medalist to become IOC president. He won gold in team fencing for West Germany in 1976.
Tokyo, which hosted the 1964 Olympics, billed itself as the safe and reliable choice at a time of global political and economic uncertainty.
Tokyo has been considered a slight favorite but has been on the defensive in the final days of the campaign amid mounting concerns about the Fukushima leak.
Every four years athletes from around the globe assemble in a contest of strength, skill and determination. The Olympic ritual, borrowed from the ancient Greeks, is a celebration of victory. It bestows a gold medal on a competitor who crosses the finish line a thousandth of a second before his opponent. There are no participation trophies; a win must be earned.
Hosting an Olympics, for all the glitz, is a quick ticket to massive debt, unused facilities and touted economic benefits that never seem to materialize.
From the glory to the guts, there's plenty to be sorted out as the Washington area takes another swing at landing its first Olympic Games. But the ball is now officially rolling.
There's always a rationalization to take the pharmaceutical shortcut in the ultra-competitive world of professional sports. But the sports world mirrors our quick-fix society.
Legislation passed last year made it illegal in Russia to even speak about homosexuality in the presence of minors, and officials are warning that the law could be applied to foreigners visiting for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
The 42-year-old Bylsma is 201-92-25 in four-plus seasons with Pittsburgh and led the Penguins to the 2009 Stanley Cup. The Michigan native won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL Coach of the Year in 2011.