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Brazil Says It Won’t Postpone The Olympics, Despite Growing Zika Threat

But at what cost? The post Brazil Says It Won’t Postpone The Olympics, Despite Growing Zika Threat appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Olympic's Transgender Rules Unfair to Women Athletes

Transgender rights march on; this time, onto the field of competitive athletics. But in the name of fairness, fairness is being threatened.

Zika Virus Leads To Canceled Travel, Olympics Questions

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

NYU Bioethicist, Amid Zika Threat, Wants to Reschedule Rio Olympics: ‘What the Hell’s the Difference?’

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 »

On Olympics: One More Thing for U.S. Women’s Soccer Team to Worry About

19 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

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.

Murray Rose Pool, Seven Shillings Beach

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.

Olympic Threat

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Friday News Bites: Feminist Lawmaking, Iowa Caucuses, Olympic Athlete Firsts + More

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

High Olympic hopes for Nepal's taekwondo team

Medal in 1988 has boosted sport's popularity and given rise to a generation of champions despite the limited facilities.

Japan May Ditch Old Symbol Over Swastika Confusion

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...

Unsporting bastards: Olympic committee crushes a young orchestra

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 […]

Team Russia Preparations for 2016 Olympics to Be Implemented in Full

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.

2016 Rio Olympics will go on despite Zika virus outbreak

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

Brazilian organizers have reiterated they have no intention of canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the outbreak of the Zika.

Ennis-Hill to miss indoor season

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will miss the indoor athletics season with an Achilles injury.

Paris win would be massive - Powell

Welsh judoka Natalie Powell says winning the weekend's Paris Grand Slam would boost her bid to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

Brazil Has Ruled Out Canceling the Rio 2016 Olympics Over the Zika Outbreak

Brazil is the epicenter of an outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked with a rare birth defect

Jack Riley, coach of 1960 gold medal-winning U.S. hockey team, dies at 95

Mr. Riley, a longtime coach at Army, led an underdog group of amateurs to Olympic glory over Soviet, Canadian and Czech teams.

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