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4 Reasons the Sochi Olympics Are an Environmental Disaster

4 Reasons the Sochi Olympics Are an Environmental Disaster
You may see a lot of gold, silver and bronze at the Olympics, but one color you definitely won’t see much of in Sochi is green. Years ago, Russia won its Olympic bid in large part by pledging to host the most environmentally friendly Games ever. Now, however, it’s clear that Sochi did not fulfill these promises and, in fact, has perpetrated an ecological nightmare.
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Corruption and Cost Overruns Make Sochi Games Most Expensive Olympics Ever

Corruption and Cost Overruns Make Sochi Games Most Expensive Olympics Ever
An interactive website launched Monday by anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny paints a vivid picture of suspected cost overruns and conflicts of interest at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Russia has spent about $51 billion to deliver the Olympics in Sochi, which run Feb. 7-23, making them the most expensive Olympics ever even though winter games have many fewer athletes competing than summer games do.
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Nataliya Vasilyeva
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Olympic Committee Caves on Russia's Anti-Gay Law

Olympic Committee Caves on Russia's Anti-Gay Law
The International Olympic Committee has dismissed concerns over Russia's law banning gay propaganda, saying it doesn't violate the Olympic charter's anti-discrimination clause, and pronounced Russia ready to host the 2014 Winter Games.
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Russian Olympic Great Condemns Homosexuality

Russian Olympic Great Condemns Homosexuality
The rainbow colors two Swedish athletes painted their fingernails in support of gays and lesbians sent a clear message and brought a swift rebuke from a Russian star, perhaps even a glimpse of what's to come at the Sochi Olympics.
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As Boycott Calls Increase, Olympics Question Anti-Gay Laws in Russia

As Boycott Calls Increase, Olympics Question Anti-Gay Laws in Russia
`'The Olympic charter is clear," said IOC President Jacques Rogge. "A sport is a human right and it should be available to all, regardless of race, sex or sexual orientation."
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'Blade Runner' Faces Premeditated Murder Charge in Death of Girlfriend

'Blade Runner' Faces Premeditated Murder Charge in Death of Girlfriend
Oscar Pistorius told a packed courtroom Tuesday that he shot his girlfriend to death by mistake, thinking she was a robber. The prosecutor called it premeditated murder.
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