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Obama says Sochi Olympics are safe

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says he believes the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, will be safe and is not discouraging America…

People look at what scientists believe to be a chunk of the Chelyabinsk meteor, recovered from Chebarkul Lake near Chelyabinsk, about 1500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Firsov)

Meteor medals an extra incentive in Sochi

Interactive: Olympic medal and torch SOCHI, Russia (AP) – There are gold medals, and there are those of the meteoric kind. Regional official…

In this photo provided by, torch bearers pose during a welcome ceremony of the Olympic torch relay in the Caucasus city of Vladikavkaz, the regional capital of North-Ossetia, southern Russia, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. The 65,000-kilometer (40,389 mile) Sochi torch relay, which started on Oct. 7, is the longest in Olympic history. The torch has traveled to the North Pole on a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker and has even been flown into space. (AP Photo/

Interactive: Olympic medal and torch

View 360 degree models of the Olympic torch, medal and cauldron, including details such as dimensions and design descriptions.