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Sochi Olympic Games Made $53Mln Profit – IOC

The Sochi Olympic Games were held February 7-23, 2014 and were the first Winter Olympics held in Russia.

Nevada To Allow Betting On Olympics For The First Time In Years

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could very well be counting their green. Nevada gambling regulators voted Thursday to allow...Show More Summary

AirBnB May Solve Rio’s Woes About Accommodations During Olympics 2016

AirBnB could officially step-in to address the accommodation woes of Rio, the hosting country for Olympics to be held next year. With Olympics just around the corner, authorities still have a critical matter to attend to – addressing the sudden and temporary peak in demand for decent lodging. Show More Summary

Sochi's Pro-Gay Protester Speaks Out

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Russian LGBT activist Anastasia Smirnova was arrested for protesting the Sochi Olympics. Then she fled the country.

Poll Shows Bloom Has Fallen Off Olympic Bid For Most Bostonians

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Opposition to the Olympics has grown by 13 points since Boston was chosen by the Olympic Committee to be the U.S. bid for 2024.

Almaty hoping to host the 2022 Winter Games

Olympics officials are currently inspecting facilities in Almaty, the Kazakhstan city hoping to host the Winter Games

"Bruce Jenner's Impossibly Great American Dream"

last weekNews : Reason

Back in the 1970s, Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner helped to define American masculinity, taking the title of "world's greatest athlete" from a defending Soviet champion in a world-record performance. In the 21st century, he is the most famous person in he world to transition publicly from male to female. Show More Summary

Blanco. Fernando Manso

Air, fog, mist... An Apollonian veil that covers everything with an Olympic brightness. Within white itself is the search for peace, purity and spirituality, evoking a world beyond reality. This is encapsulated in the pictures by Fernando Manso. Fernando Manso (Madrid, 1961) began as a photographer in the advertising world (1990-2007). Show More Summary

The International LGBT Community Has a Goal... But No Strategy

In the run-up to the Sochi Olympics, for a few months, the international community was outraged by Putin's anti-gay bills. The stir and indignation was huge. For a while, there was the impression that the international community had a strategy to fight LGBT discrimination around the globe. Show More Summary

Paparazzi not responsible for deadly car crash involving Bruce Jenner

Paparazzi photographers were not responsible for a deadly traffic accident involving Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner, who appeared uninjured in the four-car crash on a California highway this weekend, police said on Sunday. Show More Summary

Investigators request cell phone from reality star Bruce Jenner following fatal crash

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Investigators are expected to ask the Olympic athlete and reality TV personality Bruce Jenner and others involved in a fatal California car crash to hand over their mobile phones, so they can try to find out if anyone was texting or making calls when the accident happened. Police are also likely to...

Bot Wave Tries to Remind Russians of Rosier Olympic Times

Facing economic crisis at home and armed conflict in Ukraine, there has been a concerted effort across the airwaves to remind Russians about the anniversary the country’s 2014 Olympic triumph.

West Coast Storms Lead To Flooding In Washington

This week there have been roughly 7-inches of rainfall east of the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. The rain has caused the flooding of Duckabush and Dosewallips rivers in Washington. According to Keppie Keplinger, Jefferson County Emergency Management spokeswoman, rescue teams designed to handle flooding issues went door-to-door in the area. Show More Summary

Could crash signal U.S. ski star Bode Miller’s last race?

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. -- Six-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller was forced to pull out of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships last night, following a harrowing crash during the Super-G race on the slopes of Beaver Creek, Colorado. Continue reading ? The post Could crash signal U.S. ski star Bode Miller’s last race? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

A Castro and a Colbert Save Baseball

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Baseball might become an Olympic sport again in 2020. If it happens, it’ll be because an odd couple of Cuban and American royalty made it happen.

India athletes eye Olympics at Rural Games

Besides launching careers in sport, the annual Kila Raipur Sports Festival unites people across the country.

Smithsonian In Talks Over London Outpost — Its First Overseas

last monthNews : The Two-Way

If negotiations are successful, the Smithsonian would join other attractions at the site of London's Olympic Park.

Smithsonian Wants to Open Museum in London

Gallery planned for Olympic park would be institute's first international location

IOC dismisses Saudi-Bahrain joint Olympics bid hopes

IOC chief wants Saudi Arabia to comply with rules on non-discrimination against women in sports.

Boston's Putin-Esque Olympic Gag Order

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

Boston’s Mayor signed an agreement disallowing any city employee from speaking ill of the IOC in public. It’s unenforceable, of course, but that’s the least of it.

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