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Canadian luge athlete John Fennell comes out as gay

John Fennell, the Canadian luge athlete who competed at this year’s Sochi Winter Olympics, has come out publicly as gay.

Video: Pussy Riot attacked by Cossacks in Sochi

Sochi - Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips as they staged a performance under an advertisement for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Op-Ed: Are Canadians living up to the hashtag #WeAreWinter? Special

Olympic fever is in the air, and Twitter is abuzz with nationalistic hashtags like #GoCanadaGo and #WeAreWinter. But are the ordinary Canadians who rally their athletes in Sochi really the winter enthusiasts the media would have the world believe?

Pussy Riot members arrested in Sochi

Sochi - Two members of the punk band Pussy Riot have been arrested by Russian police in Sochi, along with a group of activists and journalists.

Norway cries foul in Olympic-size ski wax flap

The head ski wax technician for the Norwegian Olympic team claims a supplier gave a more advanced wax to other teams, but not Norway’s, and that’s why both the men’s and women’s relay teams failed to medal over the weekend.

Skater Michael Christian Martinez bows out of medal contention

Sochi - Michael Christian Martinez, the lone Filipino figure skater competing in Men's Singles in the XXII Olympic Winter Games (Sochi) 2014, performed impressively in the free skate competition Friday finishing third in his group with an overall score of 119.44.

Op-Ed: Reality Show or the Olympics? Which Will it Be?

Sochi - I am ashamed to admit that when a close friend asked me if I would be watching the Olympic Games this year, my mind instantly gave birth to one very unpleasant visual; Bruce Jenner in drag.

Twitter announces visualization coverage for Sochi Olympics

As the 2014 Olympic games kick off in Sochi this weekend, Twitter has launched a series of methods for visualizing the Olympics across the social media platform.

Op-Ed: Russian Police Choir more entertaining than the laws they support

The Russian police choir performed at the Olympics opening ceremony. It’s good to see the Russian police singing instead of carrying out their controversial regime.

Obama: Russians have 'an enormous stake' in Olympics safety

President Obama has denied that political relations with Russia are "icy" and that Russian President Vladimir Putin's tough guy demeanor is likely just part of his "shtick."

Op-Ed: Top 5 reasons to get excited by Sochi 2014

Sochi - Let’s face it, the Summer Olympics are kind of boring — we can all run, jump, and throw things — but the Winter Olympics are a different story altogether.

Op-Ed: Sochi to display captured orcas during Winter Olympic Games

Sochi - As the Russian city of Sochi gears up for the 2014 Winter Olympics, two killer whales recently captured from the wild in the Russian Far East will debut in Sochi for the Olympic Games along with a dolphin torchbearer.

New play highlights plight of gay people in Russia

As part of the ongoing campaign to highlight Russia’s ever-growing intolerance to its own citizens, a new play detailing the lives of LGBT people in that country has premiered in London.

Op-Ed: Obama's hypocrisy re: Russian homophobia

Once again, President Barack Obama has demonstrated the sort of staggering hypocrisy for which US leaders are so often criticized around the world.
 

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Canada s Drew Doughty (L) and Norway s Jonas Holos fight for the puck during the third period of the...
Canada's Drew Doughty (L) and Norway's Jonas Holos fight for the puck during the third period of their men's preliminary round ice hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 13, 2014
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Canada s flag-bearer Hayley Wickenheiser leads her country s contingent during the opening ceremony ...
Canada's flag-bearer Hayley Wickenheiser leads her country's contingent during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014
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Prince Albert II of Monaco and Vladimir Putin with the Olympic Torch (Sochi 2014). A future torchbea...
Prince Albert II of Monaco and Vladimir Putin with the Olympic Torch (Sochi 2014). A future torchbearer will be a Black Sea endangered bottlenose dolphin captured in the wild.
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Canada celebrates their men s ice hockey semi-final win as Team USA s Phil Kessel (L) skates away at...
Canada celebrates their men's ice hockey semi-final win as Team USA's Phil Kessel (L) skates away at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 21, 2014
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Fireworks explode over the Fisht Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Wint...
Fireworks explode over the Fisht Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014
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Canada s Jamie Benn (22) and teammates celebrate their men s ice hockey semi-final victory over Team...
Canada's Jamie Benn (22) and teammates celebrate their men's ice hockey semi-final victory over Team USA as Team USA's Phil Kessel (R) skates away during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 21, 2014
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Masked members of protest band Pussy Rot leave a police station in Adler during the 2014 Sochi Winte...
Masked members of protest band Pussy Rot leave a police station in Adler during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 18, 2014
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Poland s flag-bearer Dawid Kupczyk leads his country s contingent during the opening ceremony of the...
Poland's flag-bearer Dawid Kupczyk leads his country's contingent during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games at Fisht stadium February 7, 2014
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Canada s goalie Carey Price makes a save as Sweden s Daniel Sedin tries to screen him during the sec...
Canada's goalie Carey Price makes a save as Sweden's Daniel Sedin tries to screen him during the second period of the men's ice hockey gold medal game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014
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Gian-Franco Kasper  a Swiss member of the International Olympic Committee said that corruption appea...
Gian-Franco Kasper, a Swiss member of the International Olympic Committee said that corruption appears to be an "everyday matter" in Russia, and that he estimates as much as $18 billion of Sochi's vast construction and development budget was simply embezzled
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Italy s third-placed Christof Innerhofer (C) does a somersault on podium in front of Switzerland s w...
Italy's third-placed Christof Innerhofer (C) does a somersault on podium in front of Switzerland's winner Sandro Viletta during a flower ceremony after the men's alpine skiing super combined event during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 14, 2014
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Members of Russian security forces ride in a chairlift above the men s Olympic downhill course at th...
Members of Russian security forces ride in a chairlift above the men's Olympic downhill course at the Rosa Khutor alpine resort near Sochi, February 1, 2014. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to 23
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A bomb blast ripped a trolleybus apart in Volgograd on Monday  killing 14 people in the second deadl...
A bomb blast ripped a trolleybus apart in Volgograd on Monday, killing 14 people in the second deadly attack in the southern city in two days and raising fears of further violence as Russia prepares to host the Winter Olympics
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A runner carries the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch along a bridge across Yenisei River near the Kr...
A runner carries the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch along a bridge across Yenisei River near the Krasnoyarsk hydro electric power station near the town of Divnogorsk outside Krasnoyarsk, November 25, 2013
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Participants perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics  February 7  2014
Participants perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014
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People take pictures of the Olympic cauldron at the Olympic Park in Sochi
People take pictures of the Olympic cauldron at the Olympic Park in Sochi
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Canada s men s ice hockey team head coach Mike Babcock speaks to his team during a practice at the 2...
Canada's men's ice hockey team head coach Mike Babcock speaks to his team during a practice at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 22, 2014
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Canada s flag-bearer Hayley Wickenheiser leads her country s contingent during the opening ceremony ...
Canada's flag-bearer Hayley Wickenheiser leads her country's contingent during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014
© Reuters / Lucy Nicholson
The Olympic Cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics  February ...
The Olympic Cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014
© Reuters / Shamil Zhumatov
Canada s athletes march during the athletes  parade during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Wi...
Canada's athletes march during the athletes' parade during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014
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