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Olympic Viewing: Off-ice issues jump to forefront

A woman admires the view of the Shayba Arena, right, venue for ice hockey matches, and the Fisht Olympic Stadium, left, which where the opening and closing ceremonies will be held, ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
Photographer: The Associated Press
A woman admires the view of the Shayba Arena, right, venue for ice hockey matches, and the Fisht Olympic Stadium, left, which where the opening and closing ceremonies will be held, ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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A day before athletes begin filing in to Sochi's Fisht Stadium for Friday's opening ceremony, NBC is already being tested on how it will cover the two biggest non-sports issues of the Winter Olympics. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned that terrorists flying in to Russia may try to smuggle explosives inside toothpaste tubes, spotlighting the ongoing security fears. And a prominent gay and lesbian rights organization said it would be watching NBC ...

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