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Gay Rights Group Petitions Olympic Committee To Ban Anti-LGBT Host Cities

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (CBS/AP) – More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books. 153 more words


In Brazil, usual Olympics worry with unusual validity

Christopher Clarey – The New York Times, 4/11/2014

The smash-hit London Olympics were nearing a close in August 2012, and I found myself in an elevator at the main news media center with a small delegation of observers from the next Summer Games, in Rio de Janeiro. 78 more words

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Olympic committee says no talk of taking Games away from Brazil due to Rio 2016 construction delays, yet

CBS News, 4/10/2014

With sports federations demanding a “Plan B” because of the chronic delays in Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic Committee said Wednesday it was “premature” to speculate about taking the 2016 Games away from Brazil. 61 more words

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IOC outlines measures to address Rio Olympic issues

The International Olympic Committee is organizing task forces to address delayed preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Construction problems, the resignation of a top official, political and communication issues and a worker strike have recently set back the organization of the first Olympics in South America. 479 more words


Sports chief: Brazil government must act on Rio

Stephen Wilson – AP, 4/8/2014

The head of Olympic summer sports federations called for urgent action Tuesday to tackle the critical delays facing the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro and accused the Brazilian government of neglecting the crisis. 90 more words

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Playing by the Pound

New leadership could offer Olympics chance to expand

Canadian tax lawyer Richard Pound began negotiating television rights for the International Olympics Committee in the 1980s – then taking to the job with no experience in the field. 367 more words


Starting at the beginning

So, let’s start at the beginning. What is sport?

I found this definition online and quite like it:

 “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.”

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