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Rio Readies For Worst As Terror Threat Hangs Over Olympics

INTERNATIONAL | By Mauricio Savarse, Joshua Goodman | Jul 29
A half-million foreign tourists, dozens of heads of state and the attention of the world's media. If there were ever a headache for anti-terror forces, it's the Olympics.

Homo History 101: Summer Olympics Edition

SPORTS | By Pier Angelo | Jul 23
The news that the Rio Olympics will feature 33 out LGBT athletes is welcome -- but LGBT Olympians have always been part of the picture.

33 LGBT Athletes to Compete in Rio Olympics

SPORTS | By Brittany Ferrendi | Jul 21
Achieving record-level numbers, The 2016 Summer Olympics will feature the largest number of LGBT athletes, according to OutSports.

U.S. Rowers Get Anti-Microbial Training Suits for Rio Waters

PERSONAL TECH | By Karl Ritter | Jun 27
U.S. Olympic rowers will be given a new, high-tech training suit with anti-microbial features designed to protect them against water pollution in Rio de Janeiro.

Organizers Go for Harmony in New Tokyo 2020 Logo

CORPORATE | By Jill Armstrong | Apr 28
Opting for simplicity and harmony, organizers unveiled the new official logo on Monday, seven months after an initial design was scrapped over allegations of plagiarism.

AP: S. Korea Covered Up Mass Abuse, Killings of 'Vagrants'

LEGAL | By Kim Tong-Hyung and Foster Klug | Apr 25
Even as South Korea prepares for its second Olympics, in 2018, thousands of traumatized former inmates have still received no compensation, let alone public recognition or an apology, after abuses leading up to '88 games.

IOC Adds Non-Discrimination Clause to Olympics Charter

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 25
After the widespread criticism the International Olympic Committee faced over Russia's anti-gay laws during the recent Games, the IOC has added a non-discrimination clause to their charter, preventing future contracts with any cities that discriminate.

Judge: Pistorius is Guilty of Culpable Homicide

CRIME | By Gerald Imray and Christopher Torchia | Sep 12
A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder.

Nations With Empowered Women Win More Olympic Medals

SCIENCE | By EDGE | Jun 3
New research shows that nations with greater women’s empowerment win more medals and send more athletes to the Summer Olympics.

Gay Rights Group Sends Petition to IOC

INTERNATIONAL | Apr 16
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.

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