Alex Ovechkin Defends Sochi Games Amid Early-Onset ProblemsAlex 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.
U.S. Lawmakers Demand Russia Give 'Full Story' on Olympic Safety ThreatsMembers 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.
Face of Hockey, Ovechkin Faces Pressure in SochiThere's been an open season on Russia leading up to the Sochi Games, and that clearly strikes a nerve with Alex Ovechkin.
Ovechkin Juggles Torch Duty, Capitals OpenerAlex Ovechkin's balancing act between the Washington Capitals and the Olympics in Russia could get a whirlwind test in a few weeks.
Obama: It Is Not Appropriate To Boycott The OlympicsDuring 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.

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