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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.