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IOC faces delicate dilemma over Ukraine unrest

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The deadly violence convulsing Ukraine in the midst of the Winter Olympics has put the International Olympic Committee in a delicate situation as it seeks to keep politics out of the Games and implement rules banning mourning symbols. 

Protesters advance towards new positions in Kiev on February 20, 2014

The IOC's new president Thomas Bach has repeated throughout the Sochi 2014 Olympics -– shadowed by concerns about hosts Russia's own rights record –- that political statements should not be made "on the backs of athletes".

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