LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach said Russia will set up public protest zones in Sochi during the Winter Olympics, a move unlikely to defuse criticism of the country’s human rights record and a recent law banning gay “propaganda.”
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ex-NBA player Jason Collins and tennis great Martina Navratilova urged world sports bodies like the International Olympic Committee and FIFA to do more to support gay athletes at a special United Nations event Tuesday celebrating International Human Rights Day.
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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A year later, inside the big house on Berkshire Road, dolls fill the shelves of a living room and flowers and rainbows decorate a kitchen window, next to a little girl’s name: Avielle.
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — David Kwiatkowski’s six-month stint at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs medical center was about to end in 2008 when a doctor proposed extending the traveling technician’s contract. Don’t do it, one nurse warned.
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SAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazilian team relegated in the match stopped by fan violence will ask the country’s sports tribunal to annul the result.
Tags: Brazil, By TALES AZZONI, International soccer, Latin America and Caribbean, Men's soccer, Men's sports, Professional soccer, Soccer, Social affairs, Social issues, South America, Sports, Violence