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  1. Silence is not golden -espnW

    Kate Fagan

    We have yet to harness the full power of the Sochi/Russia anti-gay law conversation because some voices remain silent. Why? Many fail to see the fears and pressures weighing on a large segment of the sports community: gay female athletes.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2013
  2. Mistake to pass gay law before Olympics, Russian official says

    Russia's sports minister says passing the gay "propaganda" law that sparked calls for boycotting the Sochi Olympics was a mistake -- not because of its contents but because of its timing.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2013
  3. IOC 'fully satisfied' over Russia's anti-gay law

    The International Olympic Committee has dismissed concerns over Russia's law banning gay propaganda, saying it doesn't violate the Olympic charter's anti-discrimination clause, and pronounced Russia ready to host the 2014 Winter Games.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  4. Olympian Seth Wescott criticizes IOC for selecting Sochi to host ...

    Russia's new law banning gay "propaganda" could end up tarnishing the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, two-time Olympic gold-medal winner Seth Wescott said.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2013
  5. Video: Crosby, Weber on Russia anti-gay law

    ESPN.com news services

    Team Canada stars Sidney Crosby and Shea Weber talk about being a part of the NHL Players' Association's You Can Play initiative and their thoughts on Russia's anti-gay law:...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  6. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Russia defends anti-gay law in letter to I...

    The Russian government assured the IOC on Thursday it will not discriminate against homosexuals during the Sochi Olympics, while defending the law against gay "propaganda" that has provoked an international backlash.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  7. Russian sports chief Vitaly Mutko addresses anti-gay law, Sochi G...

    Russia's law banning gay "propaganda" for minors won't infringe on the private lives of athletes and spectators at next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, the country's sports minister said Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2013
  8. IOC wants reassurances on Russia anti-gay law

    The International Olympic Committee is waiting for more clarifications from the Russian government on the anti-gay law that is overshadowing preparations for the Winter Games in Sochi.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2013
  9. 2014 Sochi Games -- President Barack Obama, IAAF say Russia must ...

    The IAAF called on Russia to reconsider its views on gays, yet said Wednesday that it does not want to raise political issues about the country's new anti-gay legislation at the world track championships.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2013
  10. IOC's Richard Carrion calls for diplomacy on Russia anti-gay law

    IOC presidential candidate Richard Carrion says the Olympic body should use "all the avenues possible" with Russian officials to ensure that athletes competing at next year's Winter Games in Sochi aren't affected by a new anti-gay law.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2013
  11. IOC adds anti-discrimination to host contract

    The International Olympic Committee has added an anti-discrimination clause to its host city contract, hoping to avoid a repeat of the turmoil caused at the Sochi Olympics when Russia passed a law prohibiting so-called gay "propaganda" before the Games.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2014
  12. Caitlin Cahow of USA calls Olympic trip humbling

    A member of the U.S. Olympic delegation sent to Sochi by President Barack Obama said Thursday she witnessed no backlash over the inclusion of homosexuals in the group as an apparent protest over anti-gay laws in Russia.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2014
  13. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- USOC warns against political protests

    Ramona Shelburne

    The USOC will not take an official position on what form of protest of Russia's anti-gay laws will be acceptable at Sochi

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  14. Billie Jean King says Sochi trip 'sends strong message' about Ame...

    Billie Jean King believes standing up to discrimination is the best way to combat it, so she had no hesitation joining the U.S. delegation for the Sochi Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  15. Vladimir Putin vows equal conditions at Sochi Olympics

    President Vladimir Putin says Russia's top responsibility as host of the Winter Olympics is to ensure equal conditions for all the athletes.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2013
  16. 2014 Sochi -- VIPs to support protest of Russia's anti-gay law

    Actors Jonah Hill, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell are among a batch of celebrities donning Russian-language "Love Conquers Hate" T-shirts to show support for gays in Russia alarmed by a new law banning pro-gay "propaganda."

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013