One runner's brave act showed the world how Ethiopia's government is cracking down on dissent.
A full-blown international incident is unfolding at the Olympics, and it has nothing to do with Russians and doping.
The impact of hosting the Summer Games has fallen hardest on the impoverished black and brown indigenous communities of Rio.
The Temer government's actions against demonstrators are consistent with the regressive policies enacted since he stole the presidency from Dilma Rousseff.
"By welcoming the team of Refugee Olympic Athletes to the Olympic Games Rio 2016, we want to send a message of hope for all refugees in our world," said International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.
Journeyman electrician Ekaterina Pashkevitch is taking to the ice in Sochi, Russia, this week, playing center for the Russian women's Olympic hockey team.
Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out Thursday, two days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi along with openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow.
London's Olympics was the site of laudable developments for women's access to and full participation in major athletic activities.
While the 2012 Summer Olympics bring athletes together in spectacles of sport, the Games will also bring crippling debt, especially galling given the latest austerity measures in the UK.
Parliament is moving center-stage as crises of private-sector greed and incompetence are laid before select committees.