Jacques Rogge

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

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