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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.

Diver Tom Daley: ’I’m a Gay Man Now’

CELEBRITIES | By EDGE | Apr 3
Sorry ladies! A mere five months after announcing he was in a happy relationship with a man, Olympic medalist and star of the British TV celebrity reality diving competition "Splash!," Tom Daley is checking the "gay" box on all future questionnaires.

Paralympics Chief: No Need for Rights Assurances

INTERNATIONAL | By Rob Harris | Mar 11
Countries bidding to host the Olympics and Paralympics should not be compelled to provide assurances about human rights standards, according to the head of the International Paralympic Committee.

Putin Declares Sochi Winter Paralympics Open

With a solitary Ukrainian athlete taking part in the opening ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi on Friday against the backdrop of his country’s military action in Crimea.

Billie Jean King: On Sochi Olympics, Gay Rights

CELEBRITIES | By Melissa Murphy | Mar 3
Billie Jean King opens up about the Sochi Olympics gay rights and LGBT people in the sports world.

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