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In ‘Unprecedented’ Show of Responsibility, the Next Olympics Win Gold for Being Green

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games are going to be greener than ever before in an “unprecedented” push to be better for the planet and its people.

Tokyo to Build Eco-Friendly ‘Solar Roads’ Ahead of 2020 Olympics

The city hopes to offset the cost of the project by building the solar roads on government-facilities before the 2020 Olympic Games.

North and South Korea are Going to March Under Single Unified Flag at the Olympics

While this will be the tenth time that North and South Korea have marched under one flag, the event marks another significant development for the Olympic Games.

Jailed Youth Now Have Hope Competing in Olympics of Math

Convicts may carry a bad rep for being in prison, but that hasn't stopped these teenage convicts from competing in a national mathematics competition.

100 Kids From Brazilian Slums Surprised with Trip To the Olympics

French comedian Jérôme Jarre and Mexican Juanpa Zurita gave 100 kids from the slums of Morro da Providencia the gift of a lifetime when they...

Watch Barack and Michelle Get Psyched About the Olympics With a Pop Quiz

Before we began cheering on our national teams, President Obama and the First Lady teamed up to share their favorite Olympic memories.

Touched By His Story, Passenger Raises Thousands so Driver Can See His Son in Olympics

What started as an hour long Uber ride home became the start of a lifelong friendship – and the chance for a father to...

Lady Gaga and Fiancé Plunge into Icy Lake, Help Raise $1M for Special Olympics

  Lady Gaga and her fiancé, Taylor Kinney, joined actor Vince Vaughn and other celebrities in the Chicago Polar Plunge Sunday, an annual charity event...

Afghan Women Dare to Cycle, With Eyes Toward Olympics

Not yet 5am, a small pack of women savor the peace six mornings a week, before the men appear on Kabul’s streets to hurl...
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Emotional Bode Miller Makes History as Oldest Skiier to Medal at Olympics

Bode Miller, who sat out all of last season recovering from knee surgery, hadn't won an alpine race in more than two years and...
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Sportsmanship Alive and Well at Olympics – Canada Coach Lends Ski to Russian

In true Olympic spirit, Canada’s head cross-country ski coach Justin Wadsworth rushed to help a Russian skier after the athlete crashed in the semi-final...
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Chinese Olympics Fan Pedals Rickshaw Around the World for ‘Spirit of the Games’

Three years ago, a Chinese farmer packed his worldly possessions into a rusty rickshaw, and, after pedaling 37,500 miles (60,000 km) through 16 countries...
London Olympic rings on Tower Bridge

Nation’s Sense of Itself Has Been Utterly Transformed by Olympics

The International Olympic Committee's decision seven years ago to choose London has, after 17 sport-packed days, been joyously, wondrously vindicated. The most precious and unexpected...
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Drug Test Saves Life: From Cancer to Olympics for Volleyball Star

First the drug tester told American beach volleyball player Jake Gibb that he was suspended. Then he said to call a doctor, because the...
Beds in Olympics tribute to NHS

British Celebrate Their Health Care System in Olympics Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics included a visual narrative, highlighting the many accomplishments of the British people over many centuries. The...
S Korean archer Im Dong-hyun

Legally Blind South Korean Sets Archery World Record at Olympics

South Korean archer Im Dong-hyun sees only blurred colors and lines when he peers toward the target about 76 yards away. It doesn't stop...
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Runner Without a Country to Compete at Olympics

A fearful refugee, Guor Marial ran for his life to escape a Sudanese child labour camp. Now he will get to run at the...
track star and amputee, Oscar Pistorius

Double Amputee First to Run at Olympics

Oscar Pistorius will be competing in the London Olympics in his favorite event, the 400-meter relay, as the first amputee track athlete to compete...
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Paralympian Cyclist Eyes Olympics after “Miracle” Cures Her Paralysis

Paralympic silver medallist Monique van der Vorst has miraculously become an able-bodied Olympic hopeful after a crash reversed her paralysis. Paralysed from the hip...
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Paraplegic Athlete Makes Miraculous Recovery, Sets Sights on Rio Olympics

Monique van der Vorst has completed a remarkable transformation – from Paralympic athlete to road racing cyclist with a top professional team. The 27-year-old...