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Ukraine, Russia spar over fate of Crimean clubs

...engulfed by fighting between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian rebels, Crimea has remained peaceful and fully under Russian government control.With more than 1,000 people killed ? including the 298 passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines Flight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-01/ukraine-russia-spar-
China signs deal for Russian natural gas

...how to work together, whether that's through an economic partnership or otherwise."The agreement calls for Russian government-controlled Gazprom to supply state-owned China National Petroleum Corp. with 38 billion cubic meters of gas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-21/china-signs-deal-russian-n
Kidnap threat names Austrian athletes, not regarded as 'acute threat' by Austrian Olympic Committee

...the FBI and the Pentagon also joined. YOGURT DENIED: U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is calling on the Russian government to allow Chobani Greek yogurt to be delivered to Sochi for U.S. Olympic athletes and NBC employees.Schumer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-04/kidnap-threat-names-aust
IOC asks Russia to clarify anti-gay law

...International Olympic Committee is waiting for the Russian government to clarify the anti-gay law that is overshadowing...resort.IOC President Jacques Rogge said Friday the Russian government provided written assurances about the law Thursday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-08-09/ioc-asks-russia-clarify-
Russia says gays won't face discrimination during Olympics

LONDON - The Russian government assured the IOC on Thursday it will not discriminate against...We have today received strong written reassurances from the Russian government that everyone will be welcome at the games in Sochi regardless...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-08-22/russia-says-gays-wont-fa
Russian pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva condemns homosexuality, rips gay supporters

...for instance, could be accused of propagandizing.The International Olympic Committee and FIFA have asked the Russian government for more clarification. It remains unclear if the new law will be enforced during the Sochi Olympics or World Cup...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-08-15/russian-pole-vault-star-
Entertainment world joins outcry against Russia's anti-gay law

...the other, they say the law will be enforced during the games.On Friday, IOC President Jacques Rogge said the Russian government had provided written assurances that the law would not impact the games. However, he said the IOC was seeking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-08-10/entertainment-world-join
Gay rights activism law to be enforced at 2014 Sochi Olympics

...media in Sochi.IOC spokesman Mark Adams said Thursday the committee continues to accept past assurances from the Russian government that the law will not affect athletes, officials or spectators during the games.Gerhard Heiberg, a senior IOC...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-08-01/gay-rights-activism-
Russian business magnates footing most of bill for 2014 Sochi Games

...construction of needed venues and new infrastructure. The Russian government, however, has gotten state-controlled companies...raise his voice. Last year he said he expected the Russian government to compensate him for at least the $500 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-05-20/russian-business-magnate
Russians want to make Sochi Games safest ever

...could potentially try to "upstage the games with some kind of attack, which would provide a kind of bad PR for the Russian government," said Matthew Henman, a senior analyst at Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Center in London.Potential assailants...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-06-11/russians-want-make-sochi