Olympic Games are about more than sport
Jan17

Olympic Games are about more than sport

Jeremy Ervin/BSU at the Games   I think Americans really suffer from not having enough exposure to other cultures. Drive a thousand miles in any direction and where you end up will look a lot like where you started. Nearly everyone will still speak English. The Olympic Games are different. OK, yeah, the official language is still English, but I can’t think of anywhere else where so many people from so many different nations come...

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Russia increases anti-terror laws

With less than 100 days before the 2014 Winter Games, Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed tougher laws to preemptively stop terrorism. The law forces the family members of terrorists to pay for any damages the terrorist causes, “… if … they obtained money, valuables and other property as a result of terrorist activity,” the law states....

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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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