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3 Ways The Olympics Could Truly Help The Refugee Crisis

Stephen Rosa | Posted 08.22.2016 | World
Stephen Rosa

Given the economic damage inflicted on host cities and the way the Olympics are used to fortify the political power of oppressive governments, the refugee team is a shallow publicity stunt designed to obscure the fact that the IOC is driven by greed and graft.

Why We Need To Make The Next Olympics 'The People's Games'

Danny Sriskandarajah | Posted 08.08.2016 | World
Danny Sriskandarajah

As the world tunes into the Rio 2016 Olympics, I feel ambivalent: torn between hoping the Games will deliver for Rio and for Brazil and knowing that, without radical reform, the selection processes for Olympic host cities will continue to have serious negative consequences, often for the most disadvantaged in our societies.

Olympic Plan to Bar Discrimination in Host Cities Is Just Lipstick on a Pig

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cyd Zeigler

Forgive me if I'm not popping the champagne. In reality, this is nothing more than a publicity ploy to quiet critics some of whom, by all accounts, are buying it hook, line and sinker.

The International Olympic Committee Skating on Thin Ice in Sochi

Hugh Williamson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Sports
Hugh Williamson

For the most part, Human Rights Watch's concerns were met either with rebuff, obfuscation or outright misinformation from the Russian government, and the IOC consistently accepted the Russian government's position at face value.

The IOC's New President Continues to Toe the Line on LGBT Rights, Ignore Historic Responsibilities

James Fantau | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Fantau

My message to Bach is simple: Tepid avoidance of this type of persecution is completely unacceptable. Not only does this position essentially nullify Section Six of the IOC's own charter, but it denies any contributory responsibility for these blatant human rights abuses.