Tue, Dec 10 2013
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 10 - Tennis star Martina Navratilova and U.S. basketball player Jason Collins said on Tuesday the International Olympic Committee has not done enough to defend the rights of gay athletes ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
LAUSANNE, Swtizerland, Dec 10 - Organisers of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics have no time to lose with the International Olympic Committee president flying into the country in the coming weeks to monitor progress, the IOC said on Tuesday.
* Some athletes plan to protest against gay law (Updates with more details, quotes)
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec 10 - European Union commissioner Viviane Reding will not go to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in February over what she said was Russia's treatment of minorities, joining German President Joachim Gauck in a snub to the host nation.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec 10 - A last-minute decision by the banned Indian Olympic Association to comply with IOC orders is a good first step for the country's gradual return to the Olympic fold, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec 10 - The city of Sochi, preparing to host the 2014 winter Olympics in February, will have specific protest zones for demonstrators to air their opinions, the International Olympic Committee was told on Tuesday.
* Lysacek to miss Sochi Games due to injury (Adds details, quotes)
Dec 10 - Olympic men's champion Evan Lysacek has abandoned hopes of defending his title in February's Sochi Olympics after failing to recover from a hip injury.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland Dec 10 - European Union commissioner Viviane Reding said she would not be attending the Sochi 2014 Olympics in February over what she said was Russia's treatment of minorities, joining German President Joachim Gauck in an open snub to the host nation.
Mon, Dec 9 2013
NEW YORK, Dec 9 - Olympic ski champion Bode Miller and his ex-girlfriend agreed Monday to share custody of their young son following a year of legal battles that have played out in two states and raised questions about the rights of women to move while pregnant.
These days Washington is not known for bipartisanship, but every now and then a breakthrough is made. It is noteworthy that Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat, and Senator John McCain, a Republican, are appearing together at a forum in Sedona, Arizona on Friday.