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Feb 19, 2014

Ukraine Olympic chief Bubka urges end of violence

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Ukrainian Olympic Committee chief and former pole vault champion Sergey Bubka on Wednesday called for an end to violence in his country and said Ukrainian athletes were competing “peacefully” at the Sochi Winter Games in Russia.

“I want to bring Olympic Truce to my country,” Bubka said on Twitter. “Dialogue is power, violence is weakness.

Feb 19, 2014

Olympics-Ukraine Olympic chief Bubka urges end of violence

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Ukrainian Olympic Committee chief and former pole vault champion Sergey Bubka on Wednesday called for an end to violence in his country and said Ukrainian athletes were competing “peacefully” at the Sochi Winter Games in Russia.

“I want to bring Olympic Truce to my country,” Bubka said on Twitter. “Dialogue is power, violence is weakness.

Feb 18, 2014

Sochi problems Twitter accounts outnumber Games followers

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Winter Olympics organizers on Tuesday trumpeted their social media reach, outclassing the 2010 figures after two days, but they still trail an account registering problems at Sochi by tens of thousands of followers.

Russia’s first Winter Olympics struggled with some teething problems and a dedicated Twitter account registering the hiccups quickly racked up followers.

Feb 18, 2014

Olympics-Sochi problems Twitter accounts outnumber Games followers

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Winter Olympics organisers on Tuesday trumpeted their social media reach, outclassing the 2010 figures after two days, but they still trail an account registering problems at Sochi by tens of thousands of followers.

Russia’s first Winter Olympics struggled with some teething problems and a dedicated Twitter account registering the hiccups quickly racked up followers.

Feb 18, 2014

IOC could add anti-discrimination clause to bid rules

Sochi, Russia (Reuters) – Future Olympic bidders may have to abide by a specific anti-discrimination rule modelled on the Olympic Charter’s Principle 6 if they are to be awarded the Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday.

Principle 6 says sport does not discriminate on any grounds, including race, religion, politics or gender.

Feb 18, 2014

Olympics-IOC could add anti-discrimination clause to bid rules

Sochi, Russia, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Future Olympic bidders may have to abide by a specific anti-discrimination rule modelled on the Olympic Charter’s Principle 6 if they are to be awarded the Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday.

Principle 6 says sport does not discriminate on any grounds, including race, religion, politics or gender.

Feb 17, 2014

Sochi weathers warm temperatures but struggles with fog

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Organizers of the Sochi Olympics defied the odds when they battled unusually warm temperatures for a week but they were helpless against a winter fog that caused events to be postponed on Monday.

The men’s biathlon 15km mass start was called off for a second straight day and thick fog also forced the postponement of the men’s snowboard cross competition.

Feb 17, 2014

Olympics-Sochi weathers warm temperatures but struggles with fog

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Organisers of the Sochi Olympics defied the odds when they battled unusually warm temperatures for a week but they were helpless against a winter fog that caused events to be postponed on Monday.

The men’s biathlon 15km mass start was called off for a second straight day and thick fog also forced the postponement of the men’s snowboard cross competition.

Feb 17, 2014

Omnipresent Putin keeps IOC ‘very happy’

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to be everywhere at the Sochi Olympics these days, whether it is the competition venues, team headquarters or even posing for pictures with sports fans and volunteers.

The leader’s presence at Russia’s first Winter Olympics was always going to be top news given the country’s human rights record, its frosty ties with the United States and the controversial anti-gay propaganda law.

Feb 17, 2014

Olympics-Omnipresent Putin keeps IOC ‘very happy’

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to be everywhere at the Sochi Olympics these days, whether it is the competition venues, team headquarters or even posing for pictures with sports fans and volunteers.

The leader’s presence at Russia’s first Winter Olympics was always going to be top news given the country’s human rights record, its frosty ties with the United States and the controversial anti-gay propaganda law.

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