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The Olympic Cauldron is tested by fire crews at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 27, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Gay Rights Group Petitions Olympic Committee To Ban Anti-LGBT Host Cities

More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

04/16/2014

US Polina Edmunds performs in the Women's Figure Skating Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

South Bay Olympic Figure Skater Polina Edmunds Makes Debut In Sochi

15-year old South Bay figure skater Polina Edmunds takes to the ice in Sochi Russia Wednesday morning.

02/19/2014

A worker at the Harlick custom skate factory in San Carlos. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

KCBS Cover Story: San Carlos Firm Outfits Olympians With Custom-Made Skates

Harlick Skates in San Carlos has been making custom boots for Olympians for decades. 15-year-old Polina Edmunds will be wearing a pair of them on Wednesday when she represents the U.S. in competition.

02/18/2014

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6 Abandoned Olympic Venues You Can Still Visit

If you’re tuning into the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, it’s hard not to wonder what these Olympic venues will look like in ten years. While we wait for the answer, check out these abandoned Olympic venues you can still travel to.

02/13/2014

KPIX 5 reporter Len Ramirez gets scanned with 3-D technology developed by Artec Group of Palo Alto. (CBS)

Palo Alto Firm Provides 3-D Facial Recognition Technology For Olympics In Sochi

A Silicon Valley firm is providing state-of-the-art facial recognition technology currently being used at the international airport in Sochi, Russia to identify athletes, fans, and dignitaries attending the Olympics.

02/11/2014

Ayumu Nedefuji of Japan trains during Snowboard Halfpipe practice during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Olympics Achievements The Result Of Hard Work

Like many sports fans around the world, John Madden is enjoying the Olympics.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/10/2014

Snowboard slopestyler Chas Guldemond.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

NorCal Snowboarder Takes Issue With Sochi Judging

NorCal slopestyle snowboarder Chas Guldemond thinks it might be time for Olympic judges to go back to school. He says it’s tough to get a handle on what the judges want.

02/08/2014

The United States Olympic team enters the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Security Concerns Not Enough To Shake Bay Area Olympians’ Confidence

Olympic athletes from the Bay Area have been looking forward to Friday’s opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, but while some admit to being worried about security, there are others who aren’t over thinking it.

02/07/2014

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Google Goes Rainbow For 2014 Winter Olympics In Homophobic Sochi

After anti-gay laws, anti-gay statements, and concerns about the safety of gay athletes, Google makes a political statement with a change of its search engine logo on the eve of the 2014 Sochi Games.

02/06/2014

The Olympic Cauldron is tested by fire crews at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 27, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Olympics In Russia A Hot Spot For Hackers

As people from all over the world are gathering in Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics to watch top athletes, it is also apparently a gathering spot for hackers. There are reports that people are being hacked the second they log onto a Russian network.

02/06/2014

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