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Russian Olympic Comittee president Alexander Zhukov (C) and Sochi 2014 CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko (L) take part in the opening ceremony of Russia's Sochi House aimed at promoting the event on July 26, 2012 in central London, on the eve of the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Kirill Kudryavtsev /AFP/GettyImages)

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Defends Anti-Gay Law In Letter To IOC

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Kozak did not back down on the issue of the new law, which penalizes anyone who distributes information aimed at persuading minors that “nontraditional” relationships are normal or attractive.

08/22/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo by Juan Carlos Munoz/Getty Images)

Russia Will Enforce Anti-Gay Law During 2014 Olympics In Sochi

The IOC said last week that it had received assurances “from the highest level of government in Russia that the legislation will not affect those attending or taking part in the games.”

08/01/2013

Iran vs. Russia compete in wrestling match at Rumble on the Rails, May 15, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Rumble On The Rails At Grand Central Aimed At Bringing Wrestling Back To Olympics

The cheering for the wrestlers was deafening in the great Vanderbilt Hall.

05/15/2013

Wrestlers at Bergen Catholic High School (credit: CBS 2)

High School Wrestlers Upset Sport Will Be Dropped From Olympics

Several members of the wrestling team at Bergen Catholic in Wycoff, N.J. said they dreamed of one day making it to the Olympics.

02/12/2013

Lance Armstrong  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

USADA Erases 14 Years Of Lance Armstrong’s Career, Bans Him For Life

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency erased 14 years of Lance Armstrong’s career on Friday and banned him for life from the sport that made him a hero to millions of cancer survivors after concluding he used banned substances.

08/24/2012

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Liguori: Larisa Latynina,The Forgotten Former All-Time Olympics Record Holder

The fact that Larisa Latynina, whose record of 18 total medals has stood since 1964, had to purchase a ticket to watch Phelps break her record is a shame.

08/01/2012

Scott Stringer with other officials calling on the IOC to honor the Munich 11 (credit: Scott Stringer/Facebook)

NYC Officials Hold Moment Of Silence For The Munich 11

It is being viewed as a dramatic slap in the face by the International Olympic Committee — refusing to observe a moment of silence for the Israeli athletes massacred 40 years ago at the Munich games.

07/27/2012

The Olympic rings hang from Tower Bridge - Longon, England (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)

Rep. Steve Israel Wants Munich Victims Honored At London Olympics

Some members of Congress, including several from New York, want the International Olympic Committee to honor the Israeli athletes and coaches who were killed at the Munich games in 1972.

07/26/2012

Virginia Murray (L), Richard Murray (C) and Jake Duhaime (R-hands to face) show their disappointment after New York City's bid to host the 2012 Olympics is voted out in the second ballot. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

US Pulls Plug On Bid For 2020 Summer Olympics; NYC Misses Out Again

New York City residents will once again have to watch the Olympic Games on television from far, far away. But this time around, it’s the United States that is saying no to the summer spectacle.

WFAN–08/23/2011

Olympic documentary filmmaker Bud Greenspan sits near an honorary route named after him in the Media Village during the Sydney Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia on September 20, 2000. (Photo by Tony Feder /Getty Images)

Liguori: Remembering Bud Greenspan, An Olympic Legend

The sports and film world lost one of their most gifted story tellers this Christmas – legendary Olympic filmmaker Bud Greenspan.

WFAN–12/30/2010