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“I get that fact that everybody would love us to just sort of say ‘yea’ or ‘nay’ today, and I appreciate the fact that the timing in all of this is frustrating,” Baker said at a news conference, where he fielded several questions about Boston 2024.


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“Whether China or Kazakhstan wins the honor … the IOC will face an extreme test of its new commitment to improve human rights protections,” Minky Worden, Human Rights Watch director, said. “The International Olympic Committee should insist that the host country rigorously comply with the Olympic Charter and basic human rights rules — or risk losing the right to host the games.”


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Switzerland's Dario Cologna crosses the finish line to win the gold during the men's 15K classical-style cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

With the mercury hitting 13 degrees Celsius (55 degrees Fahrenheit) at the mountain-top venues, Swiss skiers earned goal medals in both the men’s classical-style 15-kilometer race and the men’s super-combined slalom


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Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia, centre, Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia, left, and Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany pose for photographs following the flower ceremony for the pairs free skate figure skating competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Volosozhar and Trankov placed first, Stolboa and Klimov second, Savchenko and Szolkowy third. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Russia or the Soviet Union had won gold in 12 straight Olympics in pairs before the streak ended four years ago, when the Russians failed to take home any medal in the event. In the stands for both days of the competition in Sochi was the pair who started it all: Ludmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov, the Olympic champions in 1964 and ’68


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Women's downhill gold medal winners Switzerland's Dominique Gisin, left, and Slovenia's Tina Maze stand together on the podium during a flower ceremony at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP  Photo/Charlie Riedel)

“I’m sure glad I’m going to share this gold with Tina,” said Gisin, who will get a medal all to herself. “She’s such a great woman and one of the greatest athletes of our sport.”


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Switzerland's Dominique Gisin reacts after finishing the women's downhill the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. She tied for first place with Slovenia's Tina Maze to win the gold medal.(AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

SOCHI, Russia | Fast five, Wednesday edition: Things you’ll want to know about the 2014 Winter Olympics. ___ QUICK IN NET: Jonathan Quick will start in goal in Team USA’s opening game against Slovakia on Thursday. Coach Dan Bylsma made the decision on Wednesday. Bylsma isn’t saying who will start for the team’s other preliminary […]


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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Fast five, Tuesday edition: Things you’ll want to know about the 2014 Winter Olympics. ___ FLYING TOMATO: Shaun White says he is getting antsy about his upcoming chance to make Winter Olympics history. White says in a video given to AP that he is ready to get going in the halfpipe […]


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