US Lawmakers want 2014 Winter Olympics out of Russia

The International Olympic Committee should punish Russia by moving the 2014 Winter Olympics out of Sochi, Russia, the co-chairs of the US House of Representatives' Georgia Caucus said Friday. Reps. Allyson Schwartz, a Democrat, and Bill Shuster, a Republican, said in a joint statement they plan to file a resolution declaring that Russia's movement of troops into Georgia on the eve of the Beijing Olympics makes it an unacceptable country to host the games. "It is practically and financially untenable to hold the 2014 Winter Olympic Games less than 20 miles from a zone of conflict, particularly when the prospective host country has played a significant role in the escalation of that conflict," according to a draft of the resolution.