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Out at the Olympics

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Greg Louganis, U.S. Olympic diver and author, on 2/11 as he discussed his sports diplomacy role representing both the United States and the LGBT athlete community.

New Papers on Sports Diplomacy

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The latest issue of Sport in Society focuses on “Sport and Diplomacy” and explores the interrelationship between international sports and diplomatic studies since they both have a global public dimension to them that can be systematized. The issue features eight articles including:

IOC Moves to Forbid Discrimination in Future Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee will require future host cities to abide by rules that forbid any kind of discrimination, a move prompted by the outcry caused by Russia's adoption of a law banning so-called gay "propaganda" ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. The new clause — seen by The Associated Press — requires the host city and national Olympic committee to "conduct all activities in a manner which promotes and enhances the fundamental principles and values of Olympism, in particular the prohibition of any form of discrimination with regard to a c

Sports Events Boost Nations: Opposing View

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While mega-events can involve colossal facilities of little use post-event, they can also provide reputational benefits and be seen as an investment in a nation's brand.

Priced Out of Rio's Booming Favelas, Brazil's Poor Resort to Mass Squatting

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This week, a thousand homeless families in São Paulo reportedly moved into a site just two miles from the opening venue of the World Cup. They were bussed to the site by the Landless Workers' Movement, which says the occupation aims to highlight the failure of government promises to improve social housing.

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