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  • United States' top snowboarder, Shaun White, was going for a third straight gold medal at the Winter Olympics halfpipe event but finished in fourth place.

    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Iouri Podladtchikov of Switzerland celebrates after competing in the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Finals on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
    LAST UPDATE : Feb 11, 2014, 3:26 PM EST
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  • A ground crew member carries a torch of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games delivered from orbit in the Soyuz TMA-09M capsule after its landing in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.

    A Russian space capsule carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts returned to Earth on Monday from the International Space Station in a flawless landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 11, 2013, 4:09 PM EST
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  • Soyuz-FG rocket is seen prior to the launch at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. The crew of the space craft will deliver Olympic torch to space as part of the ongoing Olympic torch relay. The torch will be brought back along with the station's current crew.

    A Russian rocket soared into the cosmos Thursday carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts to the International Space Station.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 07, 2013, 10:25 AM EST
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  • Service towers are lifted to Russia's Soyuz-FG booster rocket loaded with Soyuz TMA-11M space capsule that will carry new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) at the launch pad decorated with the Olympic rings at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. For the first time, the rocket, emblazoned with the emblem of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, will carry an Olympic torch to space as part of the ongoing Olympic torch relay. The torch will be brought back along with

    The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics torch will be sent to the International Space Station on board a Russian spacecraft this week and astronauts will then carry it outside the station.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 05, 2013, 10:37 AM EST
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  • In this image taken Monday Oct. 28, 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, left, exit a commuter train at the newly built Adler railway station at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia. Russian Railways is building the most expensive piece of Sochi infrastructure, a 48-kilometer (30-mile) highway and railroad link between the airport and the Alpine venues that has already cost the government 270 billion rubles ($8.5 billion).

    IOC President Thomas Bach is confident that all athletes and visitors at the Winter Olympics in Sochi will be treated equally regardless of "race, gender or sexual orientation."

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 30, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT
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  • In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 21013, Manchester City's Yaya Toure, center, listens to CSKA's Kirill Nababkin, left, during the Champions League group D soccer match between CSKA Moscow and Manchester City, at Arena Khimki stadium outside Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure called on UEFA to take action against CSKA Moscow after he was subjected to racist chanting during his team's 2-1 win in the Champions League. The Ivory Coast player said he had

    CSKA Moscow will play Bayern Munich in a partly closed stadium as punishment for fans racially abusing Manchester City players at a Champions League match.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 30, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT
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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach meet at the Bocharov Ruchei residence at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Making his first trip to Sochi since being elected head of the IOC last month, Bach met Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to inspect the host city. Bach told Putin he was deeply impressed with the amount of work Russia has done for the Feb. 7-23 games.

    President Vladimir Putin promised Monday that gay athletes and guests at the Winter Olympics in Sochi will feel at ease.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 29, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT
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