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The Olympic Torch Is Borderline Indestructible

The Olympic Torch Is Borderline Indestructible The Olympic torch’s one job is to stay lit no matter what.Seriously, this thing is built like a tank, with concentric rings and spokes of aluminum, a telescoping, snake-like tip, and a spring-loaded central gas line.

Thanks to an Uber passenger, this man will see his son compete in Rio

Thanks to an Uber passenger, this man will see his son compete in Rio When Ellis Hill's son, Darrell, qualified for the Rio Olympics in the shot put event, he was exceptionally proud.But he never thought he'd actually get to go and see him compete for Team USA in Brazil.

British cyclist shuts down Brexit campaigner in epic tweet

British cyclist shuts down Brexit campaigner in epic tweet Britain's decision to leave the European Union has left many people terrified, others thrilled - maybe a bit too thrilled.Take the case of the Brexit campaigners on Twitter who are ascribing the incredible successes of Team GB at the Olympics to the referendum's results:  The official Leave.

Despite IOC ban, Rio crowds get their political messages across

Despite IOC ban, Rio crowds get their political messages across The Olympics aren't meant to be a place for political expression — the International Olympic Committee (IOC) makes that abundantly clear.However, as the events have progressed over the last week and a half, many people have managed to get their messages across.

U.S. swimmer settles Rio robbery dispute with $11,000 donation

U.S. swimmer settles Rio robbery dispute with  $11,000 donation S.S.

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.