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U.S. Olympic committee to add sexual orientation to policy

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Updated: 10/14/2013 12:41 am

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Olympic Committee board has voted to amend its code of conduct to include sexual orientation in its non-discrimination policy.

The board made the decision with the Sochi Olympics less than four months away and in the wake of the passage of an anti-gay law in Russia.

At his annual address to the USOC Assembly on Friday, CEO Scott Blackmun said the federation is not in the business of trying to influence Russian law, but its silence there doesn't mean the USOC supports the law.

He announced the board's measure - passed Thursday - a week after chairman Larry Probst said he would support a similar change to the International Olympic Committee's Olympic charter.

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