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Azerbaijan is silent as other nations announce plans to boycott the Beijing Olympics
The country's leadership and its National Olympic Committee have remained notably silent when discussing the host country's dismal human rights record.
Tennis star Peng Shuai and Professor Gulnar Obul: From captives to actors
The fate of a tennis star and a professor who had criticized the Chinese leadership showed a similar pattern. The critique turned into a forced public support.
China aims to wipe out Omicron ahead of Winter Olympics
China's Zero-COVID policy is threatened as cases of the Delta and Omicron variants were identified in the country in recent weeks, raising concerns about how Beijing can contain the outbreak.
Athletes’ mental health is neglected in post-Olympic phase, new study finds
With the Olympic Games and the Paralympics both over, there have been concerns about what the fame and spotlight does to athletes post-Games.
Namibian female sprinters are victorious at World Under-20 Athletics Championship amidst bans over discriminatory tests
In April 2021, the World Athletics introduced new rules for female classification which banned four athletes — all from Africa — from participating in the 800m race.
Camacho-Quinn's historic Olympic win sparks discussion on Puerto Rican identity
"Did you know that our first and only Olympic gold medals have been won by two women?"
The diplomatic struggle over Taiwan's name in the Olympics
The Taiwan team can only use a plum blossom flag in the Olympic Games because the International Olympic Committee refused to let Taiwan using its national flag.
Belarusian sprinter sent home from Olympics by Belarusian officials says she will ask for asylum
24-year-old Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she was not worried about being kicked off the national team, but was afraid she would be imprisoned once she arrived in Belarus.
Religious cleric criticizes Turkey's women's volleyball team for their appearance in Tokyo Olympics
Turkey's women's volleyball team, known as the "Sultans of the Net," beat China 3–0 during a Tokyo Olympics match on July 25.
Tokyo Olympics: A symbol of the divide in Japanese society
Using Twitter's public API, Global Voices analyzed more than 2.5 million Japanese-language tweets to gauge public sentiment around the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Curtain falls on Kenya's Benjamin Ayimba, first African coach outside of South Africa to win a Sevens World Series Cup
Rugby is the only team sport where Kenya has consistently excelled in the world, and Ayimba played a big part in that success.
Do you really need to learn Japanese to live in Japan?
The more hard-won the lessons we learn about the country, the more some of us realize how mundane life in Japan actually is.
What Monica Puig's Olympic Gold Medal Means for Puerto Ricans
"I think I united a nation."
Here's to Dilshod Nazarov and Four Other Tajikistan Sporting Success Stories You've Never Heard
Unless you are North Korea, never mess with this country in ITF Taekwon-Do.
An Ethiopian Runner Makes a Brave Gesture of Anti-Government Protest at the Olympic Finish Line
"#FeyisaLilesa used the biggest stage of his life to express a muzzled generational cry for freedom. He spoke without words. #courage"
A New Digital Tool Helped Rio de Janeiro Activists Document Abuses in the Olympics
CrowdVoice.by enables activists and grassroots organizations to collaboratively curate media related to their causes.
Tajikistan Goes Crazy Over First Ever Olympic Gold
"Long live Tajik mothers who give birth to sons like Dilshod Nazarov. Well done, mother of Dilshod."
Kyrgyzstan Still Hearts the Female Wrestler Who Fell Short at Rio
The fact the country's only medalist lost his bronze for doping has helped to boost her popularity even further.
Japan Off to a Strong Start at 2016 Rio Olympics
Japanese men and women got off to a strong start during the first weekend of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Russian Athlete Branded a ‘Traitor’ for Competing in Rio Olympics
Internet users in Russia are ganging up on long jumper Darya Klishina for agreeing to compete in the Rio Summer Olympics under a neutral flag.
Women Recognized for Their Contributions to Sports
The International Olympic Committee recognized public figures and organizations that have promoted the participation of women in all areas of sports.