News

Putin vows equal conditions at Sochi Olympics

Putin vows equal conditions at Sochi Olympics

2014 OLYMPICS: Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with officials involved in preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in the the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Putin met with organisers of the Sochi Winter Olympics with just over two months until the start of the winter games. Photo: Associated Press/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia’s top responsibility as host of the Winter Olympics is to ensure equal conditions for all the athletes.

The law signed this year banning the distribution of so-called propaganda to minors about non-traditional sexual relationships has raised wide concern about whether gay athletes and spectators would face discrimination at the Olympics, being held Feb. 7-23 in Sochi.

The Russian leader told his annual marathon news conference on Thursday that “the main thing for us is the good organization of these competitions, the creation of equal terms for all athletes.”

The comment came two days after President Barack Obama announced that two openly gay athletes would be part of the U.S. delegation for the opening and closing ceremonies in Sochi.

News from ClarksvilleNow.com

Fresh
gun

47 minutes ago in News

House OKs bill to allow permit holders to be armed in parks

The measure would apply to the state’s 500,000 handgun carry permit holders.

speed-limit-patrols

yesterday in Crime, News

227 people charged during weekend saturation patrols

Clarksville Police Department conducted impaired driving saturation patrols March 27 and 28.

Tyrone Earthman

yesterday in Crime, News

Six men arrested during Clarksville prostitution sting

The suspects were charged with soliciting prostitution online.

Republican Dinner-SantorumDSC_9868 (4)

Sunday in News

Local Republicans welcome Rick Santorum

Former U.S. Presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, was guest speaker at the Annual Lincoln Reagan Day Republican Dinner.

WordPress-FeatureImage-ambulance-night

Saturday in News

2-year-old killed in travel-trailer fire in Kentucky

A man and his three children were sleeping in the trailer when the fire started.