RIO DE JANEIRO—With IOC officials in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday to monitor progress on the 2016 Olympics, the city's Mayor Eduardo Paes acknowledged that work on a large cluster of venues is far behind schedule.   Full Story
 
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SOCHI, Russia—Ukraine's Paralympic leader has decried Russian "aggression" in his homeland as the Sochi Games closed with his country's future in the balance.   Full Story
 
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SOCHI, Russia—Triumphant in the midst of global condemnation, Vladimir Putin clinked his champagne flute with leading sports officials, toasting the success of his pet project in Sochi.   Full Story
 
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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia—American snowboarder Amy Purdy had a strenuous routine in Sochi—on the mountain in the morning, then dancing at night.   Full Story
 
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LONDON—Sergej Gontcharov sums up the status of Ukraine's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics in one word: uncertain.   Full Story
 
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SOCHI, Russia—Russian President Vladimir Putin maintained on Thursday that Moscow did not instigate the Crimea crisis and thanked Paralympic leaders for not wading into the tensions over Ukraine.   Full Story
 
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SOCHI, Russia—Surging across the ice as chants of "Ro-ssi-ya! Ro-ssi-ya!" from raucous Russian fans filled the venue, Joshua Sweeney felt the rush of adrenaline he used to experience as a soldier.   Full Story
 
SOCHI, Russia—Countries bidding to host the Olympics and Paralympics should not be compelled to provide assurances about human rights standards, according to the head of the International Paralympic Committee.   Full Story
 
SOCHI, Russia—From a court room in Pretoria to the snow and ice more than 7,000 miles away in Sochi, the Oscar Pistorius trial looms large over the Paralympic world.   Full Story
 
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SOCHI, Russia—In the fading light in the mountains above Sochi, the athletes and flags from Russia and Ukraine appeared side by side Saturday, united by success on the opening day of action at the Paralympics as the discord between their nations deepens.   Full Story
 
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SOCHI, Russia—With a solitary Ukrainian athlete taking part in the opening ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi on Friday against the backdrop of his country's military action in Crimea.   Full Story
 
SOCHI, Russia—Ukraine will compete in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi despite Russia's military moves in Crimea.   Full Story
 
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SOCHI, Russia—Ukraine will compete in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi despite Russia's military moves in Crimea.   Full Story
 
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Overshadowed by the international crisis over Ukraine, Russia welcomes the sporting world back to Sochi this week for Winter Paralympics that will be snubbed by some politicians and will struggle to match the successful Winter Olympics that ended less than two weeks ago in the Black Sea resort.   Full Story
 
STOCKHOLM—Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria has canceled her trip to the Paralympics in Sochi because of the crisis in nearby Ukraine.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK—Billie Jean King's taxi ride home after the Sochi Olympics included a revelation. She learned Jason Collins joined the Brooklyn Nets, becoming the first openly gay male player among the four major U.   Full Story
 
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LONDON—Leaders of the Paralympics expressed hopes Saturday for a peaceful outcome in Ukraine after Russia executed a de facto military takeover of the Crimea region as athletes arrived in nearby Sochi for next week's start of the Winter Paralympics.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK—NBC said it worked with Olympic officials to stop some 45,000 instances of illegally posted video or pirate streams that surfaced to show competition during the Sochi games.   Full Story
 
MOSCOW—Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has given a Mercedes-Benz to each Olympic medalist from the host country of the 2014 Sochi Games.   Full Story
 
NEW YORK—Now that the NHL season has resumed following the long Olympic break, hockey fans are about to get an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at what went on in Sochi.   Full Story
 
 
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