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Russia / Olympic Games #1096527

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 07, 2014
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia noted.

(Sochi: Mark Phillips) Russia’s hope that sports will shift attention from terrorism and gay rights examined; scenes shown of the opening ceremonies, a protest; details given about the official US delegation which includes former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and openly gay former competitors Brian Boitano†† and Caitlin Cahow††. [NAPOLITANO - says we recognize universal human rights.] [CAHOW – says it’s almost impossible to divorce the Olympics from politics.] [2014 Olympic Organizing Committee Dmitry CHERNYSHENKO††- says demonstrations & propaganda are not allowed at any Olympic venues.] The inclusion of a woman thought to be Russian President Vladimir Putin’s girlfriend in the lighting of the Olympic torch noted.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The glitch with the floating snowflakes that were supposed to morph into the Olympic rings noted.

Pelley, Scott;
Phillips, Mark

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