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Cheating, bribery and scandal: how the ancient Greeks did the Olympic Games

Julia Kindt, University of Sydney

Is cheating at the Olympic Games a symptom of modernity? Do recent scandals involving athletes signal the decline of the Olympic idea? 1,181 more words


Melissa Bishop trying to put disappointment of Olympic fourth-place finish behind her

Bishop gets U.S. foe out of tough spot

It was far from the usual pre-race routine for Canada’s Melissa Bishop and American Kate Grace.

It was Bishop to the rescue as the two runners were preparing for the semifinals of the women’s 800 metres at the Rio Olympics on Saturday. 839 more words

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The fight to stay relevant: Why Olympic wins don't always lead to commercial gains

You won. The anthem plays triumphant, you stand on the tallest podium above the competition, you’re the champion of the world, and the iconic gold — a symbol of victory descended from olive wreaths made in the sanctuary at Olympia — hangs around your neck. 1,234 more words


Olympic athletes greeted with cheers and hugs at Calgary airport

Olympians wearing Team Canada gear got a boisterous welcome at the Calgary International Airport on Tuesday, as they returned home from Rio.

Supporters carrying signs, balloons, gift baskets and Canadian flags cheered as the athletes, including bronze-medal-winning cyclist Allison Beveridge, came through the arrival doors at the airport, greeted by a corridor of smiling White Hat volunteers. 535 more words

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Why the future for host cities for Olympics just keeps getting shorter and shorter 

Watching the Olympics in Rio over the last seventeen days I have gotten fascinated with the cost of the games called the extravaganza of television. The Olympics are like that party you attend and it’s not the food that always grips your mind but rather the numbers floating around that were blown to put on the show several zeros here, other zeros over there and even more zeros from the other corner. 527 more words

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The summer Olympics in scenic Rio are now history.  Sport fans reveled in the athletic prowess of our countrymen and women.  We sat on the edge of our seats during a swimming final or a gymnastic routine.   580 more words

'I'm just so proud to be from Ottawa today': Stittsville's Erica Wiebe brings home gold to cheering fans

Her fans brought the red and white. Erica Wiebe brought the gold.

“The crowd, the flowers, all the kids! It’s so special to have this kind of recognition in my hometown,” said Wiebe, who arrived Tuesday at the Ottawa International Airport to the skirl of bagpipes and the cheers from about 100 fans. 676 more words

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