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Oct 1, 2009

Chicago 2016? Why Obama's wrong to boost Olympic bid

Dave Zirin
As the Obamas fly to Europe to lobby for Chicago 2016, it's worth remembering that 'to greater or lesser degrees, the Olympics bring gentrification, graft and police violence wherever they nest.'
Blog
Jul 12, 2009

The shame about the Games

E. Simpson
The decision to keep women ski jumpers out of the 2010 Olympics needs a political response.
Blog
Jun 23, 2009

'More Than Just Games'

Pina Belperio
June 23 marks the 115th anniversary of the IOC, but we learn that the sporting event is "More Than Just Games." It's true: They are also about broadcast rights, real estate and corporate marketing.

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