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Russians offer IOC 'assurances'

Updated: September 29, 2013, 12:43 PM ET
Associated Press

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece -- New IOC president Thomas Bach said Sunday he had received assurances from senior Russian officials and games organizers that an ongoing controversy over the country's treatment of gays will not affect athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Russia has come under international criticism from human rights and gay groups after passing legislation outlawing the promotion of homosexuality.

Bach said he again raised the issue with Sochi organizers while ...

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