The Early Lead: Sochi


Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Lindsey Vonn will not compete in Sochi Olympics

Most successful American alpine skier in history will miss what would have been her fourth Olympics.

By Barry Svrluga  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sochi Olympics

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Brian Boitano announces he is gay ahead of Sochi Olympics

U.S. delegation will have three openly gay athletes, including Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:10 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Boitano, Sochi Olympics

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Obama names openly gay athletes to Sochi Olympic delegation

Billie Jean King, Caitlin Cahow will be in a U.S. delegation missing the president, vice-president and first lady.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:14 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Sochi Olympics

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Russian official says timing of anti-gay law was wrong with Olympics looming

With Sochi Winter Olympics ahead, sports minister says “it was possible to calculate how much resonance it would cause in the West.“

By Cindy Boren  |  01:17 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sochi, Winter Olympics

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 08/07/2013

President Obama has "no patience" for Russia's anti-gay stance

Russia still has "a big stake in making sure the Olympics work," he tells Jay Leno.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:50 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, President Obama, Sochi Games, Winter Olympics