Thomas Bach

Australian and English cricket fans observe a minute's silence to mark the passing of former South African president Nelson Mandela on Dec. 6, 2013. (Photo WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Sporting Tributes For Nelson Mandela

The former South African president, Nobel Peace Prize winner and anti-apartheid leader died Thursday at the age of 95, leading to a vast outpouring of tributes from the world’s best-known athletes and top sporting bodies.

12/06/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Ice Cube Curling Centre during his tour of the Olympic venues in the Black Sea city of Sochi on February 7, 2013. (Photo by SERGEI KARPUKHIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin Gives Assurances Of No Discrimination At Sochi Olympics

Preparations for the Feb. 7-23 Sochi Olympic games have been overshadowed by criticism of a recent Russian law outlawing “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors.”

10/30/2013

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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