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IOC president: Only small hiccups

Updated: February 7, 2014, 9:25 AM ET
Associated Press

SOCHI, Russia -- The sun's out. The athletes are ready. Let's get this show started.

That was the message Friday from IOC president Thomas Bach, who was eager to attend the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics and put aside the concerns over security and gay rights that have dogged the buildup to the games.

"From what I hear, we can expect a spectacular show," he said. "Maybe I will have goose bumps all night long."

Bach, presiding over an Olympics for the first ...

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