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Speaking of the Olympics…

By Sarah ALARD

Monday, August 15, 2016

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Speaking of the Olympics…

Is anyone else as upset as I am that the SYRIAN swimmer, Yusra Mardini, is being recognized as a refugee, not as a Syrian national, and that, if she wins a medal, the members of the Olympic Committee have decided they will raise a special flag they made for refugees, instead of her Syrian flag? […]

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Olympic Executioners: Guilty Until Proven Guilty

By Mark CHAPMAN (Canada)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

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Olympic Executioners: Guilty Until Proven Guilty

“Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.” – William Penn “If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.” – Ernesto Che Guevera I can’t claim the social conscience of a Che Guevera, but it’s absolutely true […]

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The Olympics as a tool of the new Cold War

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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The Olympics as a tool of the new Cold War

The 6th Fundamental Principle of Olympism (non-discrimination of any kind, including nationality and political opinion) seems to be forgotten long ago.  In ancient Greece the competition of best athletes was able to halt a war and serve as a bridge of understanding between two recent foes.  But in the twentieth century the Olympics have become […]

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