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Ethiopian marathon runner uses win to protest killings, oppression in his country

One runner's brave act showed the world how Ethiopia's government is cracking down on dissent.

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Ryan Lochte and 3 U.S. swimmers caught in whirlpool of scandal

A full-blown international incident is unfolding at the Olympics, and it has nothing to do with Russians and doping.

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In a historic first, Rio 2016 fields Refugee Olympic Team

"By welcoming the team of Refugee Olympic Athletes to the Olympic Games Rio 2016, we want to send a message of hope for all refugees in our world," said International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.


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This week in history: Peoples’ Olympiad protests Berlin Olympics of 1936

Many of the athletes were sent by trade unions, workers' clubs and associations, socialist and communist parties and left-wing groups.

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Jackie Robinson, Opening Day and U.S. - Cuba relations

"My mother and I were thrilled and honored to witness our President extend the hand of friendship to the Cuban people."

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Today in history: Pelé, greatest soccer player ever, turns 75

Pelé, the now retired Brazilian professional soccer player widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, was born on this date in 1940.

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Hugo Chavez and Yewri Guillen: two lives connected

The late Hugo Chavez and the late Yewri Guillen were both Latin Americans who, although they never knew each other and came from different countries, are deeply connected.

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Britain: Disabled target Atos on eve of Paralympics

The Paralympic Games' slogan is "inspire a generation" but life under Atos is killing us, disability campaigners warned today in a desperate plea to end its "tick-box tests."

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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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London 2012 - the Title IX Olympics

Title IX celebrated its 40th anniversary in June. The legislation has become associated with its impacts on women in sport.

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