Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Vladimir Putin addresses Russia’s anti-gay law, Sochi Olympic costs, hockey

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Russian president Vladimir Putin said he hopes there will be no “negative implications” around the Sochi Olympics from his country’s law banning the promotion of “non-traditional” sexual relations toward minors. Russian officials have said that homosexuals will not be discriminated against during the Games, Feb. 7-23, but that the law will be enforced. “We have no laws [more]

Pavel Bure says Russia is ‘indisputable’ favorite for Olympic hockey gold

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The Russian Rocket put out some bulletin-board material for the rest of the Olympic men’s hockey field Wednesday. “Every team has chances, but the fact that we are the favorites is indisputable,” two-time Olympian Pavel Bure said, according to R-Sport. “We’ll have a very strong team in Sochi with a great coaching staff and several world [more]

Ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson undergoes reconstructive knee surgery

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World champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson underwent right knee surgery Thursday after a training crash last week. The U.S. Ski Team said it’s too early to issue a specific return to snow date. The women’s ski jumping competition at the Sochi Olympics is Feb. 11. Hendrickson, 19, needed ACL reconstruction, MCL and meniscal repair after crashing [more]