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Ban Ki-Moon condemns attacks

Updated: February 6, 2014, 10:54 AM ET
Associated Press

SOCHI, Russia -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday condemned attacks and discrimination against homosexuals, touching on the gay rights issue in Russia that has overshadowed preparations for the Sochi Olympics.

In a speech to the International Olympic Committee, Ban also reiterated his call for warring parties around the world to lay down their arms during the Olympics.

Ban noted that many professional athletes, gay and straight, are speaking out against prejudice and ...

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