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Today in history: Pelé, greatest soccer player ever, turns 75

Pelé, the now retired Brazilian professional soccer player widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, was born on this date in 1940.


Hugo Chavez and Yewri Guillen: two lives connected

The late Hugo Chavez and the late Yewri Guillen were both Latin Americans who, although they never knew each other and came from different countries, are deeply connected.


Britain: Disabled target Atos on eve of Paralympics

The Paralympic Games' slogan is "inspire a generation" but life under Atos is killing us, disability campaigners warned today in a desperate plea to end its "tick-box tests."


Women made big gains at Olympics, but challenges remain

London's Olympics was the site of laudable developments for women's access to and full participation in major athletic activities.


London 2012 - the Title IX Olympics

Title IX celebrated its 40th anniversary in June. The legislation has become associated with its impacts on women in sport.


Behind London Olympics spectacular sports, a dark side

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.


Welcome to the London lockdown

Parliament is moving center-stage as crises of private-sector greed and incompetence are laid before select committees.


Nuclear waste and other tales from London: Capitalism and the Olympics

The Games have become a hopeful, yet often futile, source of economic revitalization and jobs for the host city or country, which instead often winds up in debt. Greece is case in point.


The war on Palestinian soccer: Free Mahmoud Sarsak

Sarsak was branded an "illegal combatant" by Israel's military judicial system, and was since imprisoned without any charges or trial.


Try telling John Carlos that sports and politics don’t mix

Star sports editor talks to the 1968 Olympian about his iconic protest, a lifetime of struggle and why athletes are reluctant to make a stand.

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