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American Athletes Go For Olympic Gold in Russia

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The Winter Olympics have officially opened in Sochi, Russia and organizers hope to shift the focus away from controversies over human rights and corruption to the celebration of athletic competition. Continue reading

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Olympics spur protests against Russia’s anti-gay law

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In response to international protests against a controversial Russian gay propaganda law, the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) rebuked world leaders who have shunned the games for political reasons. Continue reading

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Classroom resources for teaching the 2014 Winter Olympics

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The 2014 Winter Olympics are set to take place February 7 -23 in Sochi, Russia, a resort town on the edge of the Black Sea.…read more

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Human rights and the Olympics, part 2: Playing politics at the Olympics

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Introduction Use this lesson to teach students about the important role human rights and activism has played in the Olympics. Subjects History, English language arts,…read more

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