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Russia Should Have Waited Until After Sochi 2014 To Introduce Anti-Gay Aaw, Admits Sports...

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has admitted it would have been better to introduce the country's controversial anti-gay propaganda law after Sochi 2014. The new legislation,...

Weir: “Olympics Are Not the Place To Make a Political Statement”

“The Olympics are not the place to make a political statement,” says Johnny Weir, the gay former U.S. figure skating champion, who has been...

Putin One Clever Guy on Gay Rights

It has been just over four months since Russian president Vladimir Putin signed into law a measure that purports to ban “propaganda of nontraditional sexual...

Russia’s Gay Rights Controversy Won’t Directly Affect Competitors, Spectators or Media at Winter Paralympics,...

An ongoing furore over Russian anti-gay rights legislation will not affect the Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi next March, Sir Philip Craven has claimed. Legislation...

IOC Receives “Strong” Reassurances from Russia following Anti-Gay Bill Debacle

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today received "strong" reassurances from the Russian Government that "everyone will be welcome" at Sochi 2014 regardless of...

President Obama: We Won’t Tolerate Gays Being Treated Differently at Sochi 2014

United States President Barack Obama has added his voice to the chorus of disapproval over 2014 Winter Olympic host Russia's contentious new anti-gay law...

“Quiet diplomacy” Will Ensure Solution to Russian Anti-gay Law Promises IOC Presidential Candidate

A resolution will be found to the current row over Russia's new controversial anti-gay law that is overshadowing the build-up to Sochi 2014, International...

SportAccord Replaces Gaillard with New General Director

SportAccord general director Vincent Gaillard has been replaced by Stefan Vlad Marinescu, it was announced at the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne today. The...

Russia and U.S. Join Forces for Sochi 2014 Security

United States President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have pledged to join forces to help boost security at major sport events,...

Wrestling’s Olympic Future: Now What?

So interesting, indeed, to bear witness to the emotional recoil to the move by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) policy-making executive  board to cut...

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