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IOC to Russia: 'Our message is clear'

Updated: August 12, 2013, 3:38 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The Olympic leadership is "cross" with Russia for implementing anti-gay legislation ahead of the Winter Games, a senior IOC official said Monday, insisting that there must be no restrictions on athletes in Sochi next year.

The law, which provoked an international outcry and calls for a boycott of the Olympics, bans "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" and imposes fines on those holding gay pride rallies.

The IOC asked the Russians last week to provide written ...

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