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SBD Global/February 20, 2014/Olympics
IOC Bans Ukraine's Athletes From Wearing Black Armbands At Sochi Olympics
Published February 20, 2014
QUEST FOR PEACE: REUTERS reported Russia demanded that Ukrainian opposition leaders "stop the bloodshed" in Kiev on Wednesday, and said that Moscow "would use all its influence to bring peace to its 'friendly brother state.'" Threatened demonstrations "have been few and far between" during the Olympics, although protest group Pussy Riot "did crash the Olympic party briefly on Tuesday when they were detained for several hours at a Sochi police station" (REUTERS, 2/19).