LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach has expressed "growing concern" at political developments in Ukraine and given $300,000 to help its athletes.
Bach says in a statement that "the situation of Ukrainian athletes ... has dramatically deteriorated."
The emergency fund will be used for "Ukrainian athletes, through the Ukraine (Olympic Committee), for training and competition purposes."
Bach say the IOC "is following the political, economic and social developments in Ukraine with the greatest attention and growing concern."
Tension between Ukraine and Russia has increased since the Sochi Olympics in February.
Bach says "I repeat my appeal of Sochi to all political leaders involved to enter into a summit dialogue in the Olympic spirit of mutual respect and peace."
IF YOU GO
OSU-OKC Farmers Market
When: OSU-OKC's Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: OSU-OKC Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N Portland Ave.
What's there: Organic fruits and vegetables; baked goods; eggs; organic meats
Upcoming: The Farmers Market will close Dec. 29 but reopen Jan. 5 with its 2012 Food Celebration. Kamala Gamble, a local chef and organic gardener, will give cooking classes with some of the foods found at the Farmers Market. Also, vendors will have recipes at their booths that include foods they sell.