Olympics

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August 23, 2016

Rio Olympics: Africans triumph in surprising sports

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt was undoubtedly the star of the Rio Olympics, pulling off his unrivalled treble triple of sprint wins. But his three golds in Brazil (nine overall in three Olympics) were...

Headline-grabbing 'outing' of gay Olympic athletes is bad journalism

A right-wing news editor has caused outrage at the Olympics after posing as a gay man on the dating app Grindr in order to ‘out’ dozens of athletes. Nico Hines, London Editor of The Daily Beast, gave specific details of countless ind ...

Long overdue film about Black athletics hero Jesse Owens

British studios have at last joined Hollywood in making films about real life Black heroes – even though the person they have plucked from history for the movie Race is an American.It stars Canadian Stephan James, who plays legendary athlete Jesse O ...

Under fire Sochi sponsors 'writing Tweets for Olympic stars'

Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience in Russia, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to sponsors, agreeing to quotas of postings on Twitter and Facebook and letting other people send commercial messages in thei ...