International Olympic Committee
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.
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.”
The cheering for the wrestlers was deafening in the great Vanderbilt Hall.
Several members of the wrestling team at Bergen Catholic in Wycoff, N.J. said they dreamed of one day making it to the Olympics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The sports and film world lost one of their most gifted story tellers this Christmas – legendary Olympic filmmaker Bud Greenspan.