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IOC: Sochi to have protest zones

Updated: December 10, 2013, 2:27 PM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- IOC President Thomas Bach said Russia will set up public protest zones in Sochi during the Winter Olympics, a move unlikely to defuse criticism of the country's human rights record and a recent law banning gay "propaganda."

With the opening ceremony less than two months away, Bach said Sochi organizers notified him of the decision during their report to the International Olympic Committee executive board on Tuesday.

Bach, chairing his first board meeting since ...

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