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By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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Study shows transwomen creates an ‘intolerable unfairness’ in female sports

Biological males who identify as women have a distinct advantage in women’s sports that creates an “intolerable unfairness,” according to a recent study published in The Journal of Medical Ethics. photo More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 24th, 2019
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Puerto Rican Olympic coach Alexander Greaux-Gomez guilty in ‘sex with minor’ case

A former Puerto Rican Olympic athlete and coach was found guilty Wednesday in federal court of sexual enticement and transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual conduct. U.S. Immigration and More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 8th, 2018
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TRANSCRIPT: Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes Cecil B DeMille speech

Oprah Winfrey was the recipient of the Golden Globes’ annual Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement, and gave a powerful acceptance speech during Sunday night’s ceremony. “Thank you, Reese. More...

By Guest Author On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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Rising Sports Business Stars to Watch: 5 Names You’ll Hear Again

Star athletes deserve much of the attention they receive for their performance on the field, court, or diamond. They’re compensated handsomely for their work. But that attention and compensation shouldn’t eclipse More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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101st Tour de France – A successful Tour?

Despite last year being the 100th Tour de France the 101st seemed to have much more of a party atmosphere. For the first time Britain had four stages, the other three times the Tour had dipped its toe in Britain More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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NBC reporters in Sochi get Starbucks, everyone else left with McDonalds

Starbucks may not be an Olympic sponsor but they are getting press anyway as news leaked that NBC employees at the Sochi games are getting 24/7 service of the popular coffee while everyone else is let to patron More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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US skater, Simon Shnapir, draws critics for wearing gun holster during pairs skate to James Bond song

The controversy may surprise readers as a US figure skater’s attire is drawing criticism. What is ironic is that this is not the female’s costume, but the accessory worn by her partner. Photo screenshot of video More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
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President Obama, Vladimir Putin discuss 2014 Olympic security in Sochi, Syria and Iran

President Barack Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday amid safety concerns about the upcoming Olympic games in Sochi.  The White House said the two leaders “discussed how best to advance More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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IOC tells US Hockey goalie Jessie Vetter ‘We the People’ from helmet, says it’s ‘propaganda’

A hockey mask has been deemed unconstitutional as the International Olympic Committee, citing regulation, has required the Women’s goalie to remove an inscription bearing “We the People” on a custom mask made More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 6th, 2014
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This Day in History: Twenty years ago Nancy Kerrigan clubbed in knee, Tonya Harding scandal begins

Ice skating took over the national headlines twenty years ago and sadly, for nothing that happened on the ice. Nancy Kerrigan took center stage on January 6, 1994 when she was clubbed in the right knee with a police More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
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Actor Stephen Fry calls Olympic boycott due to Russia’s anti-gay stance and ban, comparing it to Hitler

Stephen Fry has written an open letter to the International Olympic Committee and the Prime Minister, asking for an “absolute ban” on the Russian Winter Olympics over the swell of homophobia in the nation, More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, July 18th, 2013
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Pregnant former Olympian Meskerem Legesse dies from a heart attack, her baby daughter saved

Authorities in Connecticut said Meskerem Legesse, an Olympic runner from Ethiopia, died of a massive heart attack while eight months pregnant and the age of  26. Meskerem Legesse Capt. Ronald Smith of the Hamden More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, August 6th, 2012
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Topless FEMEN protesters target London Olympics

Four topless activists from a women’s rights group FEMEN were arrested today after they carried out a protest in central London. Police responded to the protesters, who had accused the Olympics’ governing More...

By Stephen Nevets On Friday, July 27th, 2012
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Director Danny Boyle takes center stage with London Olympics opening ceremony

The famous British director Danny Boyle will be presenting his grandest creation Friday with the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympincs in London. Danny Boyle on the set of “Slumdog Millionaire” photo/Warner More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
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Roger Bannister, first 4 minute mile runner, featuring in Olympic torch passing

Former record breaking athlete Sir Roger Bannister passed the Flame to Torchbearer to Nicola Byrom on Monday at the track at Iffley Road Stadium. The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay leg featured the famous runner More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
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London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony to feature pastoral Great Britian

The London 2012 opening ceremony will start with an anarchic pastoral vision of Britain’s green and pleasant land, featuring real animals, fake rain, a mosh-pit in tribute to the Glastonbury Festival and a ‘posh-pit’ More...


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