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Stories about Olympics

22 August 2016

A New Digital Tool Helped Rio de Janeiro Activists Document Abuses in the Olympics enables activists and grassroots organizations to collaboratively curate media related to their causes.

20 August 2016

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."

19 August 2016

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.

7 August 2016

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.

14 July 2016

Russian Athlete Branded a ‘Traitor’ for Competing in Rio Olympics

RuNet Echo

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.

21 November 2015

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.

8 February 2015

Bot Wave Tries to Remind Russians of Rosier Olympic Times

RuNet Echo

Facing economic crisis at home and armed conflict in Ukraine, there has been a concerted effort across the airwaves to remind Russians about the anniversary the country’s 2014 Olympic triumph.

7 August 2014

3 Years in Prison for Spray-Painting a Fence? Now's Your Chance to Say ‘No.’

RuNet Echo

This summer, activists launched a "Free Vitishko" signature drive through the global civic organization "Avaaz." The petition demands the environmentalist's immediate and unconditional release from Russian prison.

22 February 2014

South Korean Figure Skater Yuna Kim's ‘Robbed’ Sochi Gold Becomes Photoshop Meme

Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova took gold in the free skating event, but many, not limited to South Koreans, questioned the result.

18 February 2014

To Hell with the Games: Russians Turn from Sochi to Ukraine

RuNet Echo

Today, after a relative lull, violence returned to Kiev’s streets, causing a dramatic shift in RuNet activity. Indeed, the images coming out of Ukraine depict something like a civil war.

16 February 2014

Ex-South Korean Skater Viktor Ahn Wins Two Medals at Sochi for Russia

Star speed-skater Viktor Ahn, formerly a South Korean, runs as a Russian player and won two medals in Sochi Olympics so far. Koreans seem happy for this under-appreciated star's success.

15 February 2014

Blood on the Ice, Fury on the Tubes

RuNet Echo

Drama is never far behind when the Russian and the USA national hockey teams meet on the ice.

14 February 2014

Kazakhstan Gets Its First Medal in Sochi

Kazakhstan's Denis Ten finished third in men's figure skating tonight, bringing the country its first-ever Olympic medal in this sport.

13 February 2014

The Only Pakistani at the Sochi Olympics Taught Himself to Ski on Wooden Planks

Did Turkmenistan Get Cold Feet Before the Sochi Winter Olympics?

Warm-wintered Turkmenistan failed to send a singe athlete to this year's Winter Olympics. The only representative the republic sent to Sochi was its sport-loving president.

Welcome All to Russia's 2014 Olympic Hunger Games

RuNet Echo

Another way to poke fun at Russia's hosting of the Winter Games has emerged: comparisons between the Olympics and the wildly popular Hunger Games franchise.

11 February 2014

Russia's Patriotic Overdrive in Sochi?

RuNet Echo

The Soviet Union may have defeated Hitler, but modern-day Russia’s war against fascism wages on. And the Sochi Olympics have amplified the fight.

In Support of Lebanese Skier Jackie Chamoun

Lebanon's netizens found themselves having to defend Jackie Chamoun, Lebanon's Alpine Skier representative at the Soshi Olympics, after pictures of a past photoshoot in which she posed topless were released...

8 February 2014

I've Got 99 Sochi Problems

RuNet Echo

Russian bloggers debated the necessity of criticizing the Olympic games.

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