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Transgender rights march on; this time, onto the field of competitive athletics. But in the name of fairness, fairness is being threatened.
Zika virus is now well-known throughout the world, but it was virtually unheard of only months ago. The Pan American Health Organization first warned the people of Brazil about Zika virus in May of last year, and the Brazilian government declared a state of emergency in December. Show More Summary
Concerns about the Zika-virus outbreak are pushing the CDC overboard, but Brazilian officials seem to be sticking to their guns as far as the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro are concerned. Despite the World Health Organization's declaring the Zika outbreak a national emergency, Brazil's sports minister issued a... More »
Olympic and sports federation officials have reacted to the Zika virus threat at the Rio Games in such an unhurried way that some view it as tone deafness.
This harbour pool was renamed from Redleaf Pool to Murray Rose, after the three times Olympic swimming champion of the 1950s. Rose lived nearby and learned to swim here.Read more here.
Happy Friday, everyone. We’re catching up on two weeks’ worth of news stories today, so let’s get started, and you can get a nice, shiny sense of somewhat informed accomplishment. Yes, there was quite a bit of snow up and down the Eastern...Show More Summary
Medal in 1988 has boosted sport's popularity and given rise to a generation of champions despite the limited facilities.
As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and caters to a surging influx of foreign visitors, the country faces a cultural dilemma: Should it stop identifying Buddhist temples on maps with the traditional "manji" symbol that is often confused with a Nazi swastika? The symbol, from ancient...
It’s an obvious choice.
The national Olympic Committee of France has taken legal action to force an orchestra to change its name. According to le Canard enchaîné, the Olympic committee objected to the name ‘Le Concert de La Loge Olympique’, a title that has its origins in the series of Paris concerts played by Joseph Haydn in 1783. But the […]
Head of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov said that the revoke of license of Vneshprombank, where the Olympic Committee held funds, will not affect the preparation of Russian athletes for the Olympic Games in Rio.
It's no ordinary park.
Brazilian organizers have reiterated they have no intention of canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the outbreak of the Zika.
Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will miss the indoor athletics season with an Achilles injury.
Welsh judoka Natalie Powell says winning the weekend's Paris Grand Slam would boost her bid to qualify for the Rio Olympics.
Brazil is the epicenter of an outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked with a rare birth defect
Mr. Riley, a longtime coach at Army, led an underdog group of amateurs to Olympic glory over Soviet, Canadian and Czech teams.