Found August 09, 2013 on Fox Sports:
PLAYERS: Barack Obama
President Barack Obama says it would be wrong to boycott the Winter Olympics in Sochi despite frustrations with Russia. At a White House news conference Friday, Obama said that American athletes are training hard and it wouldn't be fair to deny them the chance to compete in the Games next February. Obama says he has been offended by Russia's new law cracking down on gay rights activism that sports officials have said would be enforced during the Games. Russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has roiled the already uneasy U.S.-Russia relationship.
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