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"It's a big step toward being regarded as totally unremarkable, which is exactly what it should be and what I would wish for."-- Warriors President & COO Rick Welts, on Nets C Jason Collins last night becoming the first openly gay player in any of the U.S.’ four major pro sports leagues. (NEWSDAY, 2/24)
IOC President Thomas Bach yesterday was "unrelentingly upbeat" about the success of the Sochi Games and the nation that hosted them despite the "bumps along the way," according to John Leicester of the AP, who wrote under the header, "The Games Were Expensive, But They Were A Success." Bach said, "It’s amazing what has happened here." SOCOG President & CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko said the Games were a "moment to cherish and pass on to the next generations" ( AP, 2/23 ). USA TODAY's Nancy Armour noted the Games before they started were "burdened by concerns over security, massive cost overruns and infrastructure delays." However, Bach said that he "did not hear a single complaint once the Olympics were underway." He added that t ...
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