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SBD Global/September 27, 2013/Olympics
IOC Says Sochi Ready To Host Winter Games, Satisfied Over Anti-Gay Law
Published September 27, 2013
HQ PROTESTS: The INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES reported police "arrested several gay activists who unfurled protest banners picketing the 2014 Sochi Olympics organising committee headquarters in the Russian capital Moscow on Wednesday" (IB TIMES, 9/25).
OLYMPIC LIFTOFF: The AFP reported an American and two Russians Thursday boarded the Int'l Space Station "after a lightning journey from Earth, on a mission that will see the Olympic torch for the 2014 Sochi Games taken into space for the first time." Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky are expected to "make history during the mission by carrying into open space the Olympic torch for the 2014 Winter Games that Russia is hosting in February in the Black Sea city of Sochi" (AFP, 9/26).