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Olympics


Do we admire integrity or the medal?

Katie Hinderer | 20 August 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: cheating, Olympics, sports, sportsmanship


Striking a blow for equality, perhaps

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 August 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: equality, Olympics, women
What kind of victory is it for women to appear on the world stage punching each other?


China: This One Child Policy’s Not for Turning

Marcus Roberts | 06 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: abortion, China, Olympics, one-child policy
Reasons to fear that the Chinese One Child Policy will be with us for a while yet.


Olympic clouds

Rob Hughes | 06 August 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: Olympics, sports
The nagging issue of drug cheats won't go away, but truly extraordinary athletes don't need drugs to win.


Olympics in the social media age

Katie Hinderer | 04 August 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: Olympics, social media


A second look at Chariots of Fire

Susan Hanssen | 31 July 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: films, Olympics, religious freedom, secularism
The film's Olympic heroes face a common enemy: the bland pseudo-tolerance of secular humanism.


Yes, Boris, it’s you

Joanna Bogle | 31 July 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: Britain, Olympics, politics
If these the times, then this must be the man, what?


The parent Olympics

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 July 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Olympics, parents
It's one thing to have your parents sitting in the audience at a high school talent show. It's another to have them in the audience when you are competing in an international sporting event.


Cycling champion’s ‘Road to Valor’

Sheila Liaugminas | 24 July 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: Gino Bartali, human rights, Olympics, Road to Valor, social justice, Tour de France
With the Tour de France just completed and the Olympics about to begin, many fans around the world are focused on sports celebrities and aspiring champions and stars all too often called heroes for excelling in athlethics. Let’s take a closer look at the true story of a man who deserves to be honored as all of the above.


Winter games maybe, Olympics they are not

Michael Coren | 15 February 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: athletics, Olympics, winter games
A true Olympic sport draws the best from around the world, not just rich kids from places with too much snow.


Games of inspiration

Brian Lilley | 14 February 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: athletics, Olympics, winter sport
The speed, the grace, the wonder of the Olympics comes alive in Vancouver.


Olympics open

Sheila Liaugminas | 13 February 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: Canada, entertainment, Olympics, sports
The 2010 Winter Olympics are now open. It was bittersweet, recognizing the tragic accident early in the day that took the life of an athlete in practice. Organizers incorporated that dose of solemn respect and reality throughout the program that though these are the highest level of goodwill games and competetion in international sport, the loss of a human life is more important than any game or sport. The Games nicely transcend geopolitics and international entanglements. An athlete's fatal accident transcends the Olympics. The ceremonies combined it all.


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