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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Patrick Sandusky
A senior Italian IOC member criticized the United States on Wednesday for including openly gay athletes in its official delegation for next month's Sochi Olympics.
The red-white-and-blue mittens being sold to the public to raise funds for U.S. Olympic athletes were made in China, less than two years after a firestorm erupted over the athletes' "Made in China" uniforms for the 2012 summer games.
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.
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 British government on Tuesday rejected a warning by the Olympic team's top doctor that athletes should avoid shaking hands at the London Games.
Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins went on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a groin strain, and All-Star third baseman Placido Polanco was activated from the DL.
"Today we were advised of the decision to not send a Presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games," U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman Patrick Sandusky said in a statement. "As a sports organization, we will continue to fully support the amazing men and women that comprise Team USA at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, and we encourage all Americans to support our athletes by watching them compete on NBC, NBCSN and on TeamUSA.org."
"Nothing has changed in our planning," he said.