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Gambling to be legalized in Sochi

Last week the Russian parliament voted to designate Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, as one of Russia’s few legalized gambling zones.

The Russian government closed most casinos in 2009, believing it would help solve the problem of rampant gambling among Russian citizens.  166 more words


Documentary on LGBT Olympians secretly filmed at Sochi Games

Johnny Weir was one of the breakout stars at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, giving his unique perspective as a figure skating analyst for NBC alongside Tara Lipinski. 216 more words


Sochi to host World Chess Championships

Sochi has added another major event to its post-Olympics schedule, the World Chess Championships.

Norwegian reigning champion Magnus Carlsen, 23, and Indian former champion  90 more words