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Nick Symmonds

U.S. Runner Says Olympic ‘Thieves’ Need To Start Paying Athletes

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.28.2015 | Sports

USA Track & Field announced Monday that it has agreed to a new revenue distribution plan that will put an additional $9 million in the pockets of its ...

An Olympian Takes a Stand

Warren K. Zola | Posted 08.12.2016 | Sports
Warren K. Zola

Will Nick Symmonds join Curt Flood, John Mackey, Ed O'Bannon, Spencer Haywood and others as seminal figures standing up for the rights of fellow athletes? Symmonds' recent actions are likely to have substantial ramifications for Olympic athletes in our country.

Nick Symmonds Says USA Track & Field Exploits Patriotism For Profit

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.10.2015 | Sports

USA Track & Field runner Nick Symmonds tweeted late Sunday that he had been left off the USA Track & Field (USATF) roster for this month's world champ...

Russia's Ban on the Spread of 'Nontraditional Sexual Relations'

Lisa Chau | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Lisa Chau

It's a clear sign Putin is doing everything within his power to prevent a massive social controversy from occurring. In the end, it will be a surprise if all the political maneuvering and rhetoric has any effect on the Olympics.

Thank You to Fellow Track Athletes Standing Up for LGBT Rights in Moscow

Anna Aagenes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anna Aagenes

I could not be prouder of the athletes from around the world who have taken a stance against LGBT discrimination in sports despite risking a backlash by the Russian government and their sports' governing bodies.

U.S. Athlete Is Our Hero For Dedicating Silver Medal Win In Russia To Gays

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

After winning a silver medal at the World Track & Field Championships in Moscow on Aug. 13, American middle distance runner Nick Symmonds openly dedic...

U.S. Olympics Star Slams Russia's Anti-Gay Law

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

* 'Disagrees' with law but will not comment in Moscow * Obama adds voice to criticism of legislation * British actor com...

HBO Cancels the Excellent Enlightened -- Janis Joplin Lives Again in One Night With Janis -- Bette Midler Reclines as Sue Mengers

Liz Smith | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

Oh, well. Congrats to Miss Dern and her "Enlightened" cast and crew. It was two fascinating seasons, kids.