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Get hyped! Beijing releases 10 songs promoting Winter Olympics bid, feat. Jackie Chan

6 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In a move to spread Olympic and winter sport spirit across the country and to promote its own bid, Beijing's Olympic committee has released 10 tunes that are certain to be the songs of Winter 2022, highlighted by a performance by pop sensation and all-around Renaissance man Jackie Chan. [ more › ]

Kazakhstan Drops Proposed Anti-Gay Bill For Fear of Losing Olympic Host Bid

12 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Out Traveler G.P.S.

The news is being hailed as a major victory for human rights. read more

Local sports club profile – Canberra Archery Club

14 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

While archery is unlikely to ever become as high profile as sports like rugby or cricket, it does have a small and active local following – and competitions at Canberra Archery Club regularly attract former Olympic greats. At over 50 years old, Canberra Archery Club in Lyneham is the city’s oldest. It has around 200 members [...]

James DeGale – The Hard Way

16 hours agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

By Gav Duthie: James 'Chunky' DeGale is the first British Olympic gold medalist to win a world title. 22 fights, 1 loss, 3 promoters, several contract disputes, the death of a boxing friend and finally [...] More boxing news on BoxingNews24.com

20 incredibly impressive kids graduating from high school this year

From finding a new way to treat breast cancer to raising awareness about mental health issues to earning gold medals at the Olympics, this year's crop of high school seniors already boast impressive resumes. Based on reader nominations,...Show More Summary

Kerri Walsh withdraws from Moscow beach volleyball event with injury

Three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh has withdrawn from a beach volleyball tournament in Russia and flown home to seek treatment for an injured right shoulder.

Olympics, FIFA, Congress, or Dictator? Take Our Bribery Quiz!

21 hours agoSports : Slate: Sports

Update: In the wake of Wednesday’s arrests over allegations of systemic bribery and corruption in FIFA, the organization is in shambles. In 2014, we built a quiz asking readers if they could identify FIFA's many alleged corrupt practices. Show More Summary

George Pataki Announces His Presidential Run Because Why Not

Earlier this year, former New York governor George Pataki visited New Hampshire, like he does every four years. He knows that you noticed; he has told several crowds, “I make a joke that every four years, there’s the Olympics, there’s the World Cup, and I come to New Hampshire thinking about... More »

#TBT: Selling the Male Body

The sexy male body was used to sell everything from the Olympics to chewing gum. Sometimes it's an athletic young man completely starkers, other times it's a knowing wink, and sometimes it's just plain silly. These posters seem particularly coded to our modern eyes. poster_leadx400.jpg read more

Lebanese Olympic skier Jacky Chamoun apologizes for racy topless photo shoot (SFW pics)

Lebanese Olympic skier Jacky Chamoun, scheduled to race in the women’s slalom and giant slalom next week in Sochi at the Winter Olympics, was forced to apologize after a behind-the-scenes video surfaced from a racy photo shoot she participated in where the skier appears topless. Show More Summary

FIFA in turmoil as Women's World Cup begins

Megan Rapinoe, Olympic gold medalist with the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, talks with Rachel Maddow about the arrests of nine FIFA officials on...

Anthony Joshua Set for Toughest Test to Date Against Kevin Johnson

Since turning pro after winning a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, Anthony Joshua has had to cope with the pressure of being viewed as a future heavyweight world champion. When you look at him, it is easy to understand why. Joshua is a mountain of a man. Show More Summary

Grey Canada Enlists Special Olympians to Show Disabilities are a Non-Issue in Sports

To help promote both this year’s Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles (July 25-August 2 to be exact) and Special Olympics Canada, Grey’s Toronto office has launched a campaign that essentially proclaims sports to be “the...Show More Summary

Chart: The Qatar World Cup Death Toll Is Stunning

yesterdaySports : Deadspin

The Washington Post has put together a chart illustrating the body counts of workers involved in construction for the last four Olympics and two World Cups, and compared them to the reported death toll for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Read more...

KAZAKHSTAN: Anti-Gay Propaganda Bill Struck Down To Save 2022 Olympics Bid

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via Eurasianet: Kazakhstan’s Constitutional Council has struck down a controversial law that would have outlawed “propaganda” of homosexuality to minors, amid signs the legislation was damaging the country’s bid to host the Winter Olympics. Show More Summary

Olympic Quota Anxiety Builds as USA Shooting Team Heads to Munich World Cup

As the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup season begins to heat up with increasing competition for Olympic quota places and Minimum Qualifying Scores (MQS), the Rifle and Pistol athletes of the USA Shooting Team look to bring home gold as they travel to Munich, Germany, May 26-June 6. Show More Summary

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