Russia's communist party head displays banner at Sochi Games, resists when asked to take down

  • by: OSKAR GARCIA , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 22, 2014 - 12:25 PM

SOCHI, Russia — The head of Russia's Communist Party held up a hammer-and-sickle Soviet banner during a flower ceremony at the Winter Olympics, leading to a confrontation with staff over violating Olympic rules that bar political statements at the games.

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