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Sochi Games: US Hints at Need for More Security Information From Russia
Society & Culture  (tags: World Security, Olympics, Terrorism, Violence, Family and Spectator Safety )

Ms Noting
- 328 days ago - csmonitor.com
"Mounting threats to target the Sochi Games prompt some Olympians to tell their families and friends to stay home. US officials, meanwhile, offer some reassurances on security - even as they make concerns clear." By Howard LaFranchi, January 24, 2014
As a Gay Parent I Must Flee Russia or Lose My Children | Mail & Guardian
Society & Culture  (tags: Gays, WinterOlympics, Russia, homophobia, rainbowclothing, displaysofaffection, Olympics, WinterOlympics, sports, WinterSports, Proctor&Gamble, sponsors, Russiannews, newscoverage, media )

Barbara
- 463 days ago - women.mg.co.za
I was beaten up in front of parliament.. and I realised that in all my interactions, including professional ones, I no longer felt I was perceived as a journalist first: I am now a person with a pink triangle. My family is moving to New York. Masha Gessen
Olbermann: Corporate Sponsors 'Terrified' That Sochi Olympics Will Be Another 'Master Race Olympics' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: gay rights, Russia, Olympics, laws, society, safety, rights, politics, humans, freedoms, ethics, government, Americans, media, news, sports, tv )

Carrie
- 466 days ago - rawstory.com
ESPN host Keith Olbermann opened his Monday show by highlighting early signs of panic from Olympic sponsors that anti-LGBT laws in Russia could cause American advertisers and audiences to effectively boycott the games.
Petition | US Olympic Team: Fly the Colors of Gay Pride During the 2014 Olympics Opening Ceremony | Change.Org
Society & Culture  (tags: Gays, WinterOlympics, Russia, homophobia, rainbowclothing, displaysofaffection, Olympics, WinterOlympics, sports, WinterSports )

Barbara
- 485 days ago - change.org
Ask the US Olympic Team to stand in solidarity with all Gay Athletes and all LGBT people everywhere, by flying the colors of Gay Pride. [The IOC have said this may disqualify the ENTIRE TEAM from competition. But, do what is RIGHT, not what's convenient.]
Petition | President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry: Address the Human Rights Issue of Putin's Anti-Gay Laws in Russia
Society & Culture  (tags: Gays, WinterOlympics, Russia, homophobia, rainbowclothing, displaysofaffection, Olympics, WinterOlympics, sports, WinterSports )

Barbara
- 507 days ago - change.org
Under Russian Law, any Olympic athlete, trainer, reporter, family member or fan who is gay -- or suspected of being gay, or just accused of being gay -- can go to jail. It is now illegal to say the word "gay" in public, punishable by two weeks in jail.
Petition | Coca-Cola, VISA, Procter&Gamble, Samsung, Panasonic: Don't Sponsor Hate!
Society & Culture  (tags: Gays, WinterOlympics, Russia, homophobia, rainbowclothing, displaysofaffection, Olympics, WinterOlympics, sports, WinterSports )

Barbara
- 522 days ago - change.org
Gay athletes and spectators would not be safe in Russian 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, after a law passed last month in Russia's Parliament and signed earlier this week by President Vladimir Putin banned "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations".
Petition | United States Olympic Committee: Boycott the Winter 2014 Olympics in Sochi Russia | Change.Org
Society & Culture  (tags: Gays, WinterOlympics, Russia, homophobia, rainbowclothing, displaysofaffection, Olympics, WinterOlympics, sports, WinterSports )

Barbara
- 523 days ago - change.org
By participating in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Russia, we are promoting discrimination, fear, hate, and prejudice in the host city and country. This is NOT what the Olympic Spirit is supposed to be about! Calling for a BOYCOTT by the U.S. and others
World Cup 2022: Can Qatar Handle a Drunken Invasion?
Society & Culture  (tags: sports, religion, politics, news, Olympics, Qatar, society, ethics, culture, humans, world, rights, interesting )

Cal
- 1302 days ago - globalpost.com
Preparations for World Cup 2022 will likely have to include a change in mentality.
Native Representation Strong at 2010 Olympics
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, humans, Indigenous Peoples, Olympics )

Cal
- 1765 days ago - indiancountrytoday.com
History is being made at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
Protesters Amass Ahead of Olympics
Society & Culture  (tags: Olympics, society, politics, protests, culture, freedoms, interesting, government, world )

Cal
- 1777 days ago - latimes.com
Thousands of domestic demonstrators prepare to rally as the Olympic Resistance Network, which opposes what it sees as the Games' corporate culture, in Vancouver. Officials back off plans to stop them.
Homeless Cast a Shadow on Olympic Glow
Society & Culture  (tags: Olympics, Canada, homelessness, society, interesting, culture, government, politics, world, news )

Cal
- 1780 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
Downtown Eastside is Vancouver's 'festering sore,' but also a place of hope
Chinese Naming Children After the Olympics
Society & Culture  (tags: names, China, Olympics, Chinese names, children's names )

RC
- 2601 days ago - miamiherald.com
Unusual names with references to the upcoming 2008 Olympics in Beijing are becoming popular for newborns across China.
   

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