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October 7, 2013

A lighter is required to keep the Olympic flame on as it makes its way through Moscow

The Olympic flame left Greece and is now in Moscow. From there it will head to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Games.

July 26, 2013

'The IOC has received assurances from the highest level of government in Russia that the legislation will not affect those attending or taking part in the Games'

The International Olympic Committee today said they have been assured from 'the highest level of government' in Russia that athletes and specatators at the 2014 Winter Games will not be affected by the country's anti-gay laws.

The statement comes amid growing concern over the recent passage of a law banning 'propoganda of non-traditional sexual relations.'

March 20, 2012

International Olympic Committee says discrimination is banned but fail to slap down Russian authorities who have outlawed Pride House from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi

Olympic bosses have backed equality at the 2014 Winter games but avoided criticizing Russian authorities who have banned a gay Pride House from the event.

The first Pride House was held at the Winter Olympics in 2010 in Vancouver, Canada and it set to be repeated at the 2012 games in London this summer.