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Russia Olympics 2014

From Russia: Putin Loses

Brian Shactman | Posted 04.21.2014 | Sports
Brian Shactman

Russian President Vladimir Putin is apparently winning the war: Safe Olympics (so far), leading the medal count and even journalists have stopped complaining about unfinished rooms and brown water. But he's lost the battle. Big time.

Olympians Speak Out Against Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Laws

Agence France Presse | Robert MacPherson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

More than 50 Olympians past and present have put their names to a growing petition calling on Russia to cease its crackdown on gays ahead of the Sochi...

Johnny Weir: 'I've Come Under So Much Hate' From The Gay Community For My Russian Views

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Pritha Sarkar LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - As an openly gay American athlete who is a self-confessed Russophile, Johnny Weir feels he ...

Olympics Officials Are 'Putting Their Head In The Sand' Over Russian Gay Law, Says Out Athlete

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Tennis star Martina Navratilova and U.S. basketball player Jason Collins said on...

The Rings Stand for Inclusion. So Do We, and So Can You!

Udi Behr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Udi Behr

LoveandPride.com and I are starting the "Missing Link" campaign to help raise awareness about the injustices that the LGBT community in Russia is facing on the eve of the Olympics in Sochi. Like my company, I am committed to fighting for inclusion and ending discrimination against all people.

Putin Vows 2014 Olympics Will Be 'Comfortable' For Gay Athletes

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

President Vladimir Putin promised Monday that gay and lesbian athletes and guests at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in February will feel at ease d...

Travel With The Olympic Torch

Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel

Monday kicked off the 39,000-mile trek the Olympic Torch will make across Russia before kicking off the Games on February 7. We were curious to s...

Olympics Officials Back Gay Rights, But Warn 'We Are Not A Human Rights Organization'

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Steve Keating PARK CITY, Utah Oct 1 (Reuters) - U.S. Olympic officials said on Tuesday they support amending the Olympic Charter to ...

Olympic Skier Slams Russia's Gay Law As 'Ignorant, Intolerant'

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Steve Keating PARK CITY, Utah, Sept 30 (Reuters) - While some athletes danced around Russia's anti-gay legislation on Monday America...

Is Russia's Anti-Gay Backlash An 'Invented Problem'?

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

* Lower house passed law banning "gay propaganda" in June * Attracted international condemnation, questions over Sochi *...

Boycotting the Winter Olympics Isn't Enough

Eden Walker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eden Walker

With the failure of governments to act in the name of the voters in anything other than war and death it's up to the LGBT community to take action on our own, we have to stoke this fire and fan the flames until people do listen.

Putin Is 'Czar Of Homophobia,' Say London Protesters

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Costas Pitas LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Hundreds of people protested in London on Saturday against a Russian anti-gay propaganda la...

Olympics Officials Demand Russia Explain Anti-Gay Laws

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Justin Palmer MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Russia must explain how it will implement its controversial anti-gay propaganda law and deta...

U.S. Olympics Star Slams Russia's Anti-Gay Law

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

* 'Disagrees' with law but will not comment in Moscow * Obama adds voice to criticism of legislation * British actor com...

WATCH: This Gay Olympian Won't Return To The Closet For Russia

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Amid the controversy surrounding Russia's "gay propaganda" ban as the country prepares to host the 2014 Olympic Games, openly gay Olympic speed skater...

Johnny Weir Sounds Off On The Possibility Of Gay Athletes Boycotting Russian Olympics

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir sounded off on pleas for a 2014 Sochi Olympics boycott in the wake of controversial anti-gay legislation in Russia. ...

Bulldozers Plow The Way For Russian Olympics

Reuters | Posted 01.03.2013 | World

By Katya Golubkova and Melissa Akin SOCHI, Russia, Nov 4 (Reuters) - The workers arrived at Sergei Khlystov's gate on a Friday evening ...

An Oligarch, a Poisoning Suspect and an Opposition Leader May Run For Mayor of Sochi

Russia Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russia Magazine

The city which hosts the Olympics in 2014 and becomes a showcase of Russian international standing over the next five years is up for grabs. That elevates the mayoral election in a small resort town of Sochi to the national level.