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2014 SOCHI OLYMPICS
Were The Rio Olympics A Mistake?
Research consultant, freelance writer and politics junkie
This is not to say that cities in developing nations don't deserve the honor of hosting Olympics, but simply that resources poured into these countries would be better spent improving cities for the people who will continue living them long after Olympics have moved on.
Why It Matters That Gus Kenworthy Came Out
Writer, travel enthusiast, founder and president, Ski Bums
When you grow up gay in this part of America, where LGBT people are essentially invisible, just one hero can change your life.
Leading Regional LGBT Group Slapped With a "Foreign Agent" Fine in Russia
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov
Another day, another court battle lost for the Russian LGBT community, this time set to the tune of Secret Agent Man.
One Year Anniversary of Sochi Olympics - What Have We Seen and Learned?
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler
MD, America’s TV Eye Doctor and best-selling author, www.Boxer...
I believe every Olympic Games where athletes, spectators, journalists, and others from around the globe congregate for a hallowed two weeks is a testimony to miracle of humanity. I believe that people are inherently good unless some "neuro-circuitry" misfires or is misguided.
The Advocate Names Vladimir Putin 'Person of the Year'
In the piece, Lybarger connects Putin's youth experience as a KGB officer to his political personality. "Driving the governmental
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Shaun White On Olympic Letdown: 'The Course Was Not Up To Standard'
Tonight We Are All Dutch
Dorian de Wind
Retired U.S. Air Force officer and writer
Ironically, and tragically, the Netherlands moment of victory in Russia has been wretchedly eclipsed and marred by the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 by a Russian missile reportedly with the knowledge and support of the same country that hosted those Winter Games.
BMW's Trudy Hardy Takes the #AOLBUILD Stage
AOL's speaker series, BUILD, is about sharing perspective, opi...
Trudy Hardy, a 19-year veteran in the auto industry, joined AOL's BUILD series to share her experiences in marketing, product planning and strategy for such brands as Jaguar, Mini and in her current role as Vice President of Marketing North America for BMW.
15 Signs The Return Of Soulja Boy Was Upon Us This Whole Time
14. The Mexican Drug Cartel is still holding limes hostage. While Soulja Boy's reemergence in American pop culture may seem
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WATCH: Meryl Davis On Her 'Chemistry' With 'DWTS' Partner
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It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey
Architect and Founding Principal and CEO, Sally Swanson Archit...
My work might be the place where I'm defined by my leadership but at home? That's where duality steps in: What do I need to create a better me? I need balance between my personal and professional life.
'We Want To Make Sure They Know They're In A Safe Place': Sochi Strays Arrive At U.S. Shelter
After several weeks of preparations and a long journey, 10 strays dogs from Sochi, Russia, will now have the opportunity
Russophobia, a Pretext for a War on Information
Secretary General, Reporters Without Borders
You cannot snuff out the right to news and information in the same way that you seal Chernobyl's radioactivity under layers of concrete.
Annex the Baja: The Cabo San Lucas Winter Olympics
Craig Bowron MD FACP
I'm a physician and writer on the North Coast
Hopefully these actions will straighten things out, but if they don't, may I suggest that we, the United States of America
The Sochi Olympics Emboldened Putin's Abuses in Ukraine and Russia
Stanford Law School
Organizing the Olympics is not only the precise opposite of international isolation, it probably emboldened Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine. Why did Russia get the Olympics in the first place given its appalling human rights record?
Olympian Hero Brings Home More Than a Medal
President and CEO, The Humane Society of the United States
Humane Society International's Masha Kalinina, Gus Kenworthy and Robin Macdonald with two of the rescued puppies. View more
The Olympic Oversight
Olympian, Advocate, Speaker, LGBT Proud!
Medals were won, friendships were made, and the Games were largely dubbed a success. But during more than two weeks of competition, not one athlete or IOC member made a statement to advance the educational arm of the Olympic movement.
The Courage of Pussy Riot
Dr. Peggy Drexler
Author, research psychologist and gender scholar
The women of Pussy Riot were attacked again today. This time by six men at a McDonald's restaurant in the city of Nizhny Novgorod. They were attacked with garbage, pepper spray and green antiseptic, leaving them with chemical burns and head injuries.
This Is Definitely Our Favorite Crazy Bob Costas Eye Infection Theory
Did he go against the express advice of Russian hoteliers and splash the extremely dangerous water over himself? Was it something
Ukrainians, Not the U.S., Will Resolve Their Problems
Adjunct professor Columbia Law School and CEO Galileo Global A...
It's called self-righteousness. It does not make it legitimate. It is urgent that both sides of the aisle sit down and redesign a U.S. foreign policy that does provide for actions and reactions based on a new set of principles.
Sochi Paralympics Should Level Playing Field for All Russians With Disabilities
Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Without concrete improvements in accessibility for people with disabilities, the strength and independence of Paralympic athletes may seem to the Russian public more like the exception than the rule.
11 Places in Britain You Should Have Heard Of
Paul Anthony Jones
Author, writer, musician
Practically every town the world over has some random achievement to its name, or else has secured its place in history as the birthplace of some notable figure, the location of some remarkable building -- or the site of the first ever speeding ticket.
The Word to Use for My Older Brother Is "Inspiring"
Snowboarder, two-time Olympic medalist, Global Ambassador for ...
The use of the "r-word" perpetuates the marginalization and exclusion of individuals with intellectual disabilities that persist in society, and it cannot be tolerated.
Jon Stewart Hits Republicans Clamoring To Intervene In Ukraine
Of course, the crisis has presented Republicans yet another opportunity to attack President Obama for a failure to show military
Are the Olympic Games Too Dangerous?
What should we think of a competition where one in three of the world's best athletes are sustaining injuries from which they may never fully recover?
Olympic Gold Medalist Jamie Anderson: On Life, Snowboarding and Staying Calm
Jamie graduated from the snowboarding school of hard knocks, where you learn by going out into nature, and testing yourself
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