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It may seem crazy to think that less than 50 years ago, women were not permitted to officially run the Boston Marathon. All that changed in 1967 when Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to wear a bib number while running that famous road race

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Anyone familiar with Japanese politics would know that MP Taro Kono never shies away from swimming against the tide, whenever needed. This Japanese Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) member has famously opposed the government nuclear policy, plans for nuclear fuel and building new stations.

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Every cloud has a silver lining. After losing at  Rio 2016 , Australian badminton player Sawan Serasinghe ditched his healthy diet to devour a ridiculously large McDonald’s meal.  The 22-year-old posted a snap of what appeared to be a 6,000-calorie junk food binge  on Facebook Saturday, and the photograph went viral. More..

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In what editors called an “ unprecedented but necessary ” move, The Daily Beast removed an article that some said “outed” closeted Olympians  from nations where it’s dangerous to identify as LGBT.  Nico Hines ’s story, “The Other Olympic Sport in Rio: Swiping,” sparked a backlash immediately after it was published Thursday. In the article, Hines ― who identifies as straight ― said he’d used Grindr, among other social apps, to research the dating and sex habits of Olympic athletes.  More..

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Just over an hour after his dominating win in the men’s 200 meter butterfly final on Tuesday night, Michael Phelps took home yet another Olympic gold medal with his teammates during the 4×200 Freestyle relay.

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Okay, maybe not everyone. Not the movers and shakers who will doubtless profit from the Games’ intricacies, not the brokers, not the travel agencies, not the gougers, swindlers and parasites who come out of the woodwork, and certainly not the swinish IOC sycophants whose snouts are buried so deep in the money trough, they have to force themselves to come up occasionally for air. Ask the 4,200 families in Rio de Janeiro who were forcibly removed from their modest homes in order to make room for Olympic venue construction

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It’s beginning to appear that the Russians will be the big winners at the Olympic Games opening next week in Rio. You may wonder how this could be given the fact that large numbers of Russian athletes, including all the track and field team, have been banned from participation in the Games of 2016.

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A mosquito-born virus linked to birth defects may keep a six-time NBA All-Star champion from playing in Brazil’s Olympics.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States Olympic Committee told U.S.

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LONDON (AP) — Russia’s track and field athletes will be eligible for the Olympics only if the country falls into line with all global anti-doping rules and the reforms are verifiable, IOC President Thomas Bach said Sunday in an interview with The Associated Press. “The important goal is not bringing them back,” Bach said.

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Following closely the development of Southern California’s art scene, one expects to come across up-and-coming young talent. Last year, at the high-profile Hammer Museum exhibition, Made in L.A. 2014 , I particularly liked a series of small, square paintings, each focused on a single, mostly muted color

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In our modern world it seems that we are constantly buffeted with negative news.

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After Japan’s surrender in World War II, the country rapidly changed from an imperial nation under an emperor, to a democratic and demilitarized state. Much of Japan lay in ruins after the war, devastated by air raids and the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Yet the country’s economy grew so fast that by 1964, Tokyo hosted the Olympic Games

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Olympic Men’s Gold Medal Match – 11th Aug 2012 , a set by Pub Car Park Ninja on Flickr.

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Brazil vs Mexico – Men’s Football Final ~ London 2012 (by cosmicstarduster )

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Filed under: Juegos Olimpicos Juegos Olimpicos Londres 2012 Fotos La reina Isabell II y su esposo el príncipe Felipe estarán en la ceremonia de inauguración de los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012 , anunció el miércoles el Palacio de Buckingham. La pareja real presidirá la ceremonia inaugural de las justas, el 27 de julio, en el Estadio Olímpico de 80.000 asientos. Además, la reina inaugurará los Juegos Paralímpicos el 29 de agosto.

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Filed under: Videos , Fotos , Juegos Olímpicos Juegos Olimpicos Londres 2012 Fotos A seis meses del inicio de los Juegos Olímpicos Londres 2012 , hacemos un recorrido por la capital de Inglaterra.

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