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Gold medalist Martin Fourcade of France competes in the Men's 12.5 km Pursuit during day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Early Concerns: Sochi Faces Issues Of Empty Seats, Lack Of Buzz

It’s an issue that comes up in the early days of almost every Olympics: What to do about those empty seats and lack of buzz? It’s the case again in Sochi.

02/10/2014

International Olympic Committee Sports Department's Director Christophe Dubi (R) and Ukraine's National Olympic Committee president Sergei Bubka (L) speak as they attend IOC executive board meeting at the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, on May 31, 2013. (Photo credit should read OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images)

Football Takes Tiny Step Closer To Potential Inclusion In Olympics

A vote on approving football for the Summer Games could take place as early as 2017, with the possibility of the sport joining the Olympics in 2024.

12/11/2013

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

Gary Bettman (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Season To Go On Hold So Players Can Compete In Sochi 2014 Olympics

After weeks of tough negotiations, the NHL and its players reached a deal with the International Ice Hockey Federation on Friday to put the season on hold again so the game’s biggest stars can compete in next year’s Olympics in Sochi.

07/19/2013

Lindsey Vonn attends the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 3, 2013. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Lindsey Vonn Reportedly Drug Tested At Glitzy Lincoln Center Event

Apparently nothing gets in the way of the International Olympic Committee and its drug-testing policy.

06/05/2013

Jacob Stephen Varner of the United States in action against George Gogshelidze of Georgia during the Men's Freestyle Wrestling 96kg semi final match on Day 16 of the 2012 Olympic Games on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Wrestling, Baseball-Softball Make Short List For Inclusion In 2020 Olympics

Three months after being dropped from the 2020 program, wrestling took a big step toward keeping its Olympic status.

05/29/2013

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

Jacob Stephen Varner of the United States in action against George Gogshelidze of Georgia during the Men's Freestyle Wrestling 96kg semi final match on Day 16 of the 2012 Olympic Games on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Wrestling Dropped From 2020 Olympics; Modern Pentathlon Stays

IOC leaders dropped wrestling from the Olympic program on Tuesday, a surprise decision that removes one of the oldest Olympic sports from the 2020 Games.

02/12/2013

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IOC VP Says Lance Armstrong Confession Was ‘Too Little, Too Late’

“If he really loves his sport and wants to regain at least some credibility,” said Thomas Bach, “then he should tell the whole truth and cooperate with the relevant sports bodies.”

01/18/2013

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