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IBEW member hits the ice in Sochi

Journeyman electrician Ekaterina Pashkevitch is taking to the ice in Sochi, Russia, this week, playing center for the Russian women's Olympic hockey team.

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Skater Boitano comes out, will represent U.S. at Olympics

Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out Thursday, two days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi along with openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow.

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Women made big gains at Olympics, but challenges remain

London's Olympics was the site of laudable developments for women's access to and full participation in major athletic activities.

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Behind London Olympics spectacular sports, a dark side

While the 2012 Summer Olympics bring athletes together in spectacles of sport, the Games will also bring crippling debt,  especially galling given the  latest austerity measures in the UK.

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Welcome to the London lockdown

Parliament is moving center-stage as crises of private-sector greed and incompetence are laid before select committees.

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Nuclear waste and other tales from London: Capitalism and the Olympics

The Games have become a hopeful, yet often futile, source of economic revitalization and jobs for the host city or country, which instead often winds up in debt. Greece is case in point.

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The beauty and the beast of the Olympics

The Olympics should be about the beauty of sports and competition without the beast of corporate profits.