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First Slice 12/3/13: Gay rights activists protest Coca-Cola, other corporations for Sochi Olympics sponsorships

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Coca-Cola is among 10 major Olympic sponsors that are being targeted by gay rights activists. Nevertheless, the Atlanta-based sugar-water empire will remain a key part of the 2014 winter games in Sochi, Russia. "A more positive impact can be made through continued involvement, rather than by sitting on the sidelines," spokeswoman Anne Moore said.

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