Putin says all welcome at Olympics

Months after signing a law prohibiting distribution about same-sex relationships, Russian president Vladmir Putin announced everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, will be welcome to attend next year’s Olympics in Sochi. “We are doing everything, both the organizers and our athletes and fans, so that participants and guests feel comfortable in Sochi, regardless of nationality, race or sexual orientation,” Putin...

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Putin says Sochi ‘almost ready’ for Olympics

Russian president Vladimir Putin said the sites and facilities for the 2014 Sochi Olympics are “almost ready.” “Now that the overwhelming majority of sites are almost ready, there’s a final push left, we need to accomplish this final milestone,” he said. Russia’s preparation for the Olympics cost $50 billion, a record....

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Team USA Uniforms

Two years after the United States Olympic team was under fire for using uniforms made in China, team USA announced Ralph Lauren will make all of its Sochi 2014 apparel in the United States. The clothing will be produced in more than 40 different vendors in the United States....

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Team USA athletes focused on Winter Games
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Team USA athletes focused on Winter Games

PARK CITY, Utah   Holly Demaree/Ball State University   2013 Team USA Media Summit   The United States Olympic Committee 2013 Team USA Media Summit began on Sunday where journalists got their first glimpse at athletes that may be competing in the coming Winter Olympics. The four-day event consisted of over 100 athletes and 350 journalists attending and participating in press conferences, roundtables, sports...

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Indiana native Nick Goepper looking forward to first Olympic ride
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Indiana native Nick Goepper looking forward to first Olympic ride

PARK CITY, Utah Hayli Goode/Ball State University Lawrenceburg, Ind.-native Nick Goepper described freestyle skiing as an art form. “The course is your canvas, and your skis are the paintbrushes,” Goepper said. Currently ranked No. 1 in slopestyle skiing by the Association of Freeskiing Prefessionals, the 19-year-old brunette said competing in the X Games was his dream as a child, and The Olympic Games did not become a...

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