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2014 Sochi Olympics

International Ski Federation bans violinist Vanessa-Mae for 4 years over fixed qualifying races for 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi - @AP, @BBCNews

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International Olympic Committee

International Olympic Committee adds non-discrimination clause to contract for host cities after Sochi protests over Russian anti-gay law - @insidethegames

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2014 Sochi Olympics

4 Slovenian ski officials are suspended for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics - @AP

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2014 Sochi Olympics

Report: Late introduction of new Under Armour suits part of series of mistakes that hurt US Speedskating performance in Sochi - @wsj

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2014 Sochi Olympics

Live video - President Obama and the first lady welcome the 2014 US Olympic and Paralympic teams - @NBCNews

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2014 Sochi Olympics

Photo: US Olympic and Paralympic athletes visit White House including Sage Kotsenburg, Mikaela Shiffrin, Julie Chu, Jon Lujan, and Stephanie Jallen - via @markknoller

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sports

Photo: Fireworks over Sochi as 2014 Paralympic Games end - @RIA_Novosti

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2014 Sochi Olympics

Photo: US team receives Paralympics gold medal after 1-0 win over Russia in sledge hockey - via @USParalympics

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2014 Sochi Olympics

US becomes 1st nation to win 2 consecutive Paralympic gold medals in sled hockey - @NBCOlympics

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2014 Sochi Olympics

Swedish ice hockey player Nicklas Backstrom to receive Sochi silver medal after failed drug test - @iocmedia

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2014 Sochi Olympics

Weather delays return of American astronaut, 2 Russian cosmonauts who carried Olympic torch into open space - @Reuters

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2014 Sochi Olympics

Great Britain’s 1st Winter Paralympic gold won by visually-impaired skier Kelly Gallagher & guide Charlotte Evans http://t.co/cTIKevmfc7 - @BBCBreaking

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2014 Sochi Olympics

Russian President Vladimir Putin declares the Sochi Winter Paralympics open - @stevewilsonap

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukraine Paralympic athlete loudly applauded during opening ceremony in Sochi - @mashable

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2014 Sochi Olympics

US team enters arena for 2014 Sochi Paralympics opening ceremony - via @AmandaWills

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2014 Sochi Olympics

Sochi 2014 Paralympics begin with opening ceremony - via @Sochi2014

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2014 Sochi Olympics

Photo: Mexican athletes enter the Paralympics opening ceremonies wearing sombreros - via @MashableLive

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukrainian paralympic chief says athletes will compete in Paralympics in Sochi but will pull out if Russian troops invade Ukraine - @SkyNewsBreak

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2014 Sochi Olympics

Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., says Paralympians in Sochi 'will make all Americans proud' next week, even though White House delegation pulled out of trip because of Ukraine - @jbendery

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

White House: US will no longer send presidential delegation to upcoming Paralympic Games in Sochi to protest Ukraine situation - @Reuters

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