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  1. 2014 Winter Olympics -- Hockey-crazy Canada celebrates gold medal...

    Hockey-crazed Canadians from coast to coast thought nothing of an early morning start and streamed into bars on Sunday to watch and celebrate Team Canada capturing Olympic gold.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  2. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Cossack 'held accountable' in attack on Pu...

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Saturday the Cossack who horsewhipped members of Pussy Riot has been "held accountable" for the attack.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014
  3. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- IOC says attack on Pussy Riot 'unsettling'...

    The International Olympic Committee says images of the attack on the Pussy Riot punk group in Sochi are "very unsettling."

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  4. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- IOC asks Pussy Riot not to protest Olympic...

    Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips Wednesday as the group tried to perform under a sign advertising the Sochi Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  5. Two members of band Pussy Riot detained in Sochi

    Two members of the punk group Pussy Riot ran out of a police station in their trademark garish balaclavas Tuesday after being released following several hours of questioning in Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  6. 2016 Olympics -- Jacques Rogge defends spending on Rio, World Cup...

    IOC President Jacques Rogge says the massive public spending in Brazil on the World Cup and Olympics will leave long-lasting benefits "for generations to come."

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2013
  7. Istanbul 2020 bidders remain confident of support

    Olympic bidders say the Turkish people "remain united" in the effort to hold the 2020 Summer Games in Istanbul despite fierce anti-government protests in recent days.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2013
  8. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Mexico takes to streets to celebrate socc...

    Jubilant Mexicans celebrated their 2-1 Olympic gold medal soccer win over powerhouse Brazil Saturday, waving flags and chanting in plazas and streets across the country.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  9. Ueberroth thinks soccer is No. 1

    Scott French

    Peter Ueberroth -- the Southern California businessman who made the 1984 Olympics a brilliant success, served four and a half years as Major League Baseball's commissioner, led the "Rebuild Los Angeles" project after the 1992 riots, and served as cha...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  10. 12,500 officers will police London Olympics

    British police will deploy around 12,500 officers to protect the Olympic Games after facing strong criticism for their lack of manpower and slow response to last year's U.K. riots.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2012
  11. Egypt soccer season canceled in wake of match violence

    The Egyptian Football Association has canceled the rest of this season's league matches following rioting at a match last month that killed 74 people and injured hundreds of others.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2012
  12. Canadian water polo player Nathan Kotylak suspended for role in ...

    A Canadian water polo player has been banned from the national team for two years for his role in the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2011
  13. London Games security remains top priority, IOC chief Jacques Rog...

    The International Olympic Committee is working with London organizers to ensure adequate security is in place for next year's Summer Games following the recent riots in the city.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2011
  14. $4.7M PR campaign launched for London Olympics

    British police would not be able to cope with disturbances on the scale of August's riots if they occur during next year's London Olympics, the officer coordinating security for the Games said Monday.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2011
  15. Vancouver Canucks riot report says police lost control in Stanley...

    Police underestimated the number of people who would descend on Vancouver's downtown and faced communication problems when they lost control of the massive, alcohol-fueled crowd that rioted following the Vancouver Canucks' defeat in the National Hockey Le

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2011
  16. Police say they protected 2012 Games sites during London riots

    British police revealed Tuesday that they sent officers to protect major shopping centers and the 2012 Olympics sites after intercepting phone and social network messages saying they were targets for rioters.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2011