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Russian activists sue Sochi organizers over access to games

Two Russian activists have filed a lawsuit against the Sochi Olympics organizers after they were barred from attending the games, their lawyer said Friday.<p>Semyon Simonov, a Sochi activist who documented widespread abuse of migrant workers at Olympic construction sites, and Moscow-based prisoner …

Sochi officials order stray dogs killed ahead of Olympics

Thousands of stray dogs have been living amid the mud and rubble of Olympic construction sites, roaming the streets and snowy mountainsides, and begging for scraps of food.<p>But as the games drew near, authorities have turned to a company to catch and kill the animals so they don't bother Sochi's new …

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Mapping the U.S. Olympic team state-by-state

The delegation of athletes that the United States will send to the Winter Olympics will be the largest of any in Sochi when the games begin next week.<p>Team USA will consist of 230 athletes (105 women, 125 men), with California sending the most Olympians (20). Colorado and Minnesota will each send 19 …

Anti-corruption campaigner says Putin's friends feeding off "over-priced" Sochi Olympics

An anti-corruption campaigner has said Russia is overspending on the Winter Olympics and politicians and businessmen are profiteering.<p>Alexei Navalny, who has previously led anti-Putin protests, says Russia’s Olympics are already five times more expensive than the 2010 Olympics. And he is quite …

How Russia Is Censoring Reporting On Sochi Olympics Controversies

NEW YORK – Corruption. Environmental damage. Forced evictions. Exploitation of migrant workers.<p>Journalists would be expected to dive headfirst into such headline-grabbing allegations, especially when tied to an estimated $50 billion construction project that will command the world’s attention on …

Sochi says goodbye to its Soviet era and hello to a modern Olympics

Sochi sits on unstable ground, a formerly marshy plain where the Caucasus mountains erode into the Black Sea. The landscape is constantly shifting underground, but it has never changed as much on the surface as in the past seven years, since Russia won its bid to host the Winter Olympics here.<p>I …

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Sochi-terrorism: British officials warn terror attack in Sochi "very likely to occur."

A recent assessment completed by British authorities appears to legitimize fears of terrorist activities at the Winter Games, which are set to open …

Games Time: 14 Photos From Sochi as Olympics Approach

The upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, will take place from Feb. 7 to Feb. 23 and are set to be the most expensive Games in history.<p>A good …

Russia authorities blasted for restricting sensitive pre-Olympics news coverage from Sochi

<b>SOCHI, Russia</b> -- An international journalism watchdog on Tuesday criticized Russian authorities for restricting news coverage of preparations for the …

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NFL<p>A very candid conversation with the Philadelphia Eagles star defensive back.<p>By Clay Skipper1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Just ask these rising …

The dark side of the Sochi Olympics

For the past five years, Sochi has lived at a frenetic pace of construction. The most expensive Olympic Winter Games in history will be held from February 7th in this small Russian seaside resort located between the Black Sea and the mountains of the Caucasus. Our reporter made the trip.<p>Sochi is a …

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Sochi's Olympic Village Is Half-Built and Full of Trash

Sochi's in bad shape. With two weeks to go before the most expensive Olympic Games <i>ever</i><i>,</i> the sleepy city on the Black Sea sort of looks like a giant …

So far, a quiet, secure feeling in Sochi Olympic Park

SOCHI, Russia — If there really are 50,000 Russian soldiers and police assigned to protect the upcoming Winter Olympics by creating a “Ring of Steel” around Sochi, they either have not all mustered in the area, or they are being very discreet.<p>There was one policeman in the arrivals area at Sochi’s …

5 reasons why Sochi's Olympics may be the most controversial Games yet

The staggering cost of Vladimir Putin's Games and the backdrop of the 'homosexual information' law will mean all eyes will be on Sochi<p>On 7 February, the Sochi Winter Olympics will start. It is estimated that the Games will cost at least $51bn – the most expensive in history. Russia will spend more …

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Putin's Pal And The Other Billionaires Who Helped Bankroll The World's Most Expensive Olympics

<i>Based on reporting by Nadezhda Ivanitskaya for Forbes Russia</i><p>The Russian Federation is gearing up to host its first ever Winter Games, building out infrastructure and constructing new facilities. To get ready for this spectacle, the nation has had to overcome numerous setbacks and scandals …

Sochi Workers Faced Rampant Abuses Building Olympic Sites

The Sochi Olympics are the most expensive in history with an estimated $50 billion price tag, as cost overruns and corruption have driven the cost to …

You're Not Going To Be Able To Have Any Fun In The Sochi Bathrooms

Canadian snowboarder Sebastien Toutant is in Sochi for the Olympics and tweeted an image of what appears to be the meddlesome arm of Big Red Brother …

Mitt Romney on Sochi security: I'd bring my family to the Games

Mitt Romney, the presidential nominee who headed the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, expressed confidence Friday in the ability of Russian officials to keep Sochi secure for athletes and spectators.<p>“I believe the Games will be safe,” he told TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie in an exclusive …

Sochi 2014: Security concerns a reality for U.S. Olympians and their families

The United States will send the largest delegation of athletes from any single country in the history of the Winter Olympics to Sochi, a team 230 strong that includes 13 gold medal winners .<p>And to one degree or another, the 105 women and 125 men will carry with them concern for their personal …

Snowy Sochi Olympics: 16,000,000 cubic feet of snow stored for games

There should be no worries of a snowless Winter Olympic in Russia’s Sochi, as the organizers of the event made sure to stockpile 16 million cubic …

Olympic response team: Security firm ready in wings

Sochi venue presents a 'unique challenge,' says crisis response expert<p>A private crisis-response firm assisting the U.S. ski and snowboard teams for the Winter Olympic Games in Russia has up to five aircraft on standby in the event that medical or security emergencies require an evacuation from …