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A view of a Coca-Cola machine featuring Alex Ovechkin of Russia ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Olympic Park on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Alex Ovechkin Defends Sochi Games Amid Early-Onset Problems

Alex Ovechkin, viewed as the face of the Sochi Olympic Games by many from the Russian perspective, defended his home country to media members on Thursday, with regard to the troubles with living quarters clouding media’s first impressions of the country.

02/06/2014

Members of Congress expressed serious concerns Sunday about the safety of Americans at next month's Olympics in Russia and said Moscow needs to cooperate more on security. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

U.S. Lawmakers Demand Russia Give ‘Full Story’ on Olympic Safety Threats

Members of Congress expressed serious concerns Sunday about the safety of Americans at next month’s Olympics in Russia and said Moscow needs to cooperate more on security.

01/19/2014

Alex Ovechkin carries the Olympic torch flame in September on its way to the Russian resort of Sochi, which will host the Feb. 7-23, 2014 Winter Olympics. (Photo credit: DIMITRI MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Face of Hockey, Ovechkin Faces Pressure in Sochi

There’s been an open season on Russia leading up to the Sochi Games, and that clearly strikes a nerve with Alex Ovechkin.

01/14/2014

Alex Ovechkin playing for Russia. (Photo: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Ovechkin Juggles Torch Duty, Capitals Opener

Alex Ovechkin’s balancing act between the Washington Capitals and the Olympics in Russia could get a whirlwind test in a few weeks.

09/10/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama: It Is Not Appropriate To Boycott The Olympics

During a press conference held Friday, President Barack Obama said that he did not think people should boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics in light of Russian officials’ pledges to enforce anti-gay laws during the Games.

08/09/2013

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