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Mystery as Iranian Wrestlers Quit U.S. to Fly Home

Iran cut its trip short to the United States that was supposed to help showcase wrestling's campaign to stay in the Olympics.  The Iranians...

The Pay Gap Between Men’s and Women’s Sports Lives on 40 Years After Title...

Women’s college sports have changed enormously since the adoption of Title IX in 1972. More teams are being fielded and more athletes are participating,...

Coalition of environmental and human rights groups launch Olympic sponsor protest campaign

A coalition of environmental and human rights groups have launched a new online campaign here focusing on, what they claim, are the "worst" Olympic sponsors...

Rio 2016 Launch “A New World” Slogan

Rio 2016 has unveiled the official slogan for the Olympic and Paralympic Games - "A New World". The motto was launched alongside an accompanying manifesto...

IOC Ruling Emerges as New Battleground in Cycling’s Power Struggle

Last week's decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) not to add any new disciplines to the program for Rio 2016 has emerged as...

President of International Soccer Federation Speaks on Racism Incidents in Milan

"Just giving a pecuniary sanction is not acceptable" - President of FIFA Sepp Blatter After incidents during the Serie A match between AC Milan...

Athletes and Activism

Should professional and/or amateur athletes be allowed to freely express their views and opinions regarding social and political issues? Absolutely. Should professional and/or amateur athletes...

Pro Football and Basketball’s Humble Beginnings

Amid all of the trade talks and multi-billion-dollar contracts in the NBA and NFL, it should be remembered that at one time being a...

How Tokyo 2020 Won Its Olympics, Paralympics Bids Despite Fukushima

BUENOS AIRES, Brazil -- Money, technical capacity, infrastructure and a sprinkling of striking signature developments, such as the $1.5 billion Zaha Hadid-designed Kasumigaoka Stadium...

Blatter and Rogge and the Culture of Sports and Government Spending

You kind of wonder what Seth Blatter and Jacques Rogge are really thinking about the protests in Brazil, which seemingly are a reaction to...

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