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The story behind one brave Olympian's protest

The story behind one brave Olympian's protest Some 400 have been killed since November 2015 by security forces during anti-government protests, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports.“Ethiopian security forces have fired on and killed hundreds of students, farmers, and other peaceful protesters with blatant disregard for human life,” Leslie Lefkow, deputy Africa director at Human Rights Watch said.

9 awesome things from Tokyo we want to see in the 2020 Olympics

9 awesome things from Tokyo we want to see in the 2020 Olympics After a very eventful couple of weeks, the  2016 Rio Olympics came to a close on Sunday, leaving us with an epic teaser for what's in store at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.After seeing Mario — a Japanese video game icon — joined by Pac-Man and other anime characters in Brazil's Maracana stadium, we started to imagine all the wondrous potential of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Simone Biles caused an unexpected delay in the Olympics closing ceremony

Simone Biles caused an unexpected delay in the Olympics closing ceremony Everyone wants a selfie with Simone Biles' famous smile.In fact, so many of Biles' fellow Olympic athletes wanted to snap photos with her before the Games came to an end that their selfie-taking wound up delaying the entire Rio closing ceremony.

Ralph Lauren, Speedo drop Ryan Lochte following fake robbery claims

Ralph Lauren, Speedo drop Ryan Lochte following fake robbery claims Olympic athlete Ryan Lochte continues to take heat after lying about being held up at gun-point by men dressed up as police in a gas station in Rio.Following the revelation, swimwear brand Speedo has dropped Lochte and Ralph Lauren also announced they won't be renewing their contract with the athlete as well.

IOC revokes Usain Bolt's gold medal for teammate's banned substance use

IOC revokes Usain Bolt's gold medal for teammate's banned substance use Eight-time gold medalist Usain Bolt is now seven-time gold medalist Usain Bolt.The Jamaican sprinter will have to hand back a gold medal he earned in the 4x100-meter relay at the 2008 Olympics.

Japan's 2020 Tokyo Olympic Ambassadors Are Lit AF

Japan's 2020 Tokyo Olympic Ambassadors Are Lit AF Leave it to Japan to put together the most amazing team of Olympic ambassadors ever.The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are three years away, and we’re already reeling over how cool the characters chosen to represent the company and welcome people to Japan actually are.

Even Tom Brady thinks Simone Biles is a superstar

Even Tom Brady thinks Simone Biles is a superstar Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles attended the 2017 Super Bowl Opening Night in Houston on Monday, interviewing players as a correspondent for Inside Edition.Naturally, the 4-foot-9 gymnast spoke with NFL players who are much, much taller.

Tokyo will make its 2020 Olympic medals from recycled smartphones

Tokyo will make its 2020 Olympic medals from recycled smartphones For those who've dreamt of taking a selfie with Olympic superstar Simone Biles, this might be the closest your smartphone will ever get to her.” The committee hopes to amass eight tons of metal — enough to produce 5,000 medals — by installing collection boxes in more than 2,400 Japanese mobile carrier stores across the country.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals Will Be Made Out Of Old Gadgets

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals Will Be Made Out Of Old Gadgets Host cities always try to put their own special twist on things when it comes to designing Olympic medals.For Tokyo, that twist is to make them out of people’s old, unwanted gadgets.

Rio's Olympic venues are already on their way to ruin

Rio's Olympic venues are already on their way to ruin Sadly, only six months after the Rio Games ended, it looks like several of the city’s major Olympic venues are already falling apart.18, the key games precinct has been shut down, the Maracanã Stadium has been looted, and the Olympic golf course is struggling to stay afloat.

GoFundMe teams up with Special Olympics to empower athletes with disabilities

GoFundMe teams up with Special Olympics to empower athletes with disabilities A new partnership will help Olympians get to Austria next month for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games, and it's empowering the intellectual disability community in the process.Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced a "global sponsorship" with the Special Olympics on Thursday, launching nearly 500 online campaigns to support athletes, teams and delegations.

People are distraught their favorite Olympian got kicked out of the team

People are distraught their favorite Olympian got kicked out of the team The news started circulating after a leaked memo on Wednesday, detailing why the swimmer, who is ranked 12th internationally, will not be with the rest of the national team.18, 2017, said Ning was kicked off the team for making unauthorised advertising endorsements, as well as showing poor conduct.

The Story Behind The Masked Horror Of The Munich Olympics

The Story Behind The Masked Horror Of The Munich Olympics 5, 1972, when eight armed Palestinians affiliated with the Black September Organization snuck into the Olympic Village in Munich.“We got back to the darkroom, and I had one photo and thought, ‘Great, I got him.

NBC will air the 2018 Olympics live because social media always spoils everything

NBC will air the 2018 Olympics live because social media always spoils everything You can thank — or blame — social media.It went like this: The Olympic Games are a global event that often happens half a world away from the United States.

Esports Will Become a Medal Event at the 2022 Asian Games

Esports Will Become a Medal Event at the 2022 Asian Games Competitive video games will become a medal sport for the first time ever at the 2022 Asian Games, the Olympic Council of Asia announced.They will appear as a demonstration event at the 2018 edition of the next Asian Games, held in Indonesia, as part of the run-up to esports’ official inclusion as a medal sport in the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

Esports will be at the 2022 Asian Games -- one step away from the Olympics

Esports will be at the 2022 Asian Games -- one step away from the Olympics The Olympic Council of Asia announced Monday night that esports will be an official medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games in China, which means esports are one step closer to being featured in the Olympic Games.The Asian Games are essentially the Asian version of the Olympic Games and are officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Olympian shares touching moment she discovers she's won a medal 9 years later

Olympian shares touching moment she discovers she's won a medal 9 years later For professional athletes, there's nothing like the sweet moment of Olympic victory.British heptathlete Kelly Sotherton shared a video of her Olympic moment with her Twitter followers.