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IOC Adds Non-Discrimination Clause to Olympics Charter

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Sep 25, 2014
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

By Gerald Imray and Christopher Torchia | Friday Sep 12, 2014
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

By EDGE | Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
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

Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
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’

By EDGE | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
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

By Rob Harris | Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
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

Friday Mar 7, 2014
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

By Melissa Murphy | Monday Mar 3, 2014
Billie Jean King opens up about the Sochi Olympics gay rights and LGBT people in the sports world.

Sochi Cleans Up as World Leaves Olympics Behind

By Ted Anthony | Monday Feb 24, 2014
By the busload, the world’s athletes and visitors rolled toward Sochi’s airport and took off for home Monday, fresh from a Winter Games experience that many Russians pronounced a smashing success.

Farewell, Sochi! Russia Closes the Costliest Olympics

By John Leicester | Sunday Feb 23, 2014
Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrates 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night.