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Links 1 through 6 of 6 by Latoya Peterson tagged Olympics

"While there is a chance that Nagasu may still be able to compete at Worlds (oftentimes, if a skater medals at the Olympics, he/she will withdraw from Worlds), the fact remains that Nagasu received unfair treatment when compared to the decisions made regarding the men’s and pairs’ teams."

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"In his autobiography, Mr. Smith said he prayed on the victory stand that he would not be immediately shot to death. Both athletes were booed by the audience for making the gesture and vilified by the news media. Each received over a hundred death threats.

"The statue stands behind Robert D. Clark Hall, named for the university president who officially supported the athletes. The nearby Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library holds hate letters Mr. Clark received after the Olympics."

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Eriel Deranger of the Fort Chipewan First Nation and a campaigner for the Rainforest Action Network, highlighted the role of Olympic Sponsors in destroying Native lands and disrespecting Indigenous rights. "I come here today as a tar sands impacted community member and as a tar sands campaigner. We see that the leading sponsors of the 2010 Winter Olympics are also complicit in the Alberta Tar Sands and the destruction and devastation of my people's territories."

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"Beijing citizens have been told not to pick their noses, yawn or scratch their heads when talking to foreigners during the Olympics."

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"While the hypothetical example of participating countries barring black athletes from the Olympic Games would have rightly caused international outrage, the committee continues to allow the participation of countries that do not allow women on their Olym

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"[I]n Olympics-crazed China, protests against the country's support for Sudan or treatment of Tibet are viewed -- when they can be seen at all -- with surprise, frustration, and even anger, but little sympathy."

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