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The Olympic Games You’ve Never Heard Of

For more than 20 years, athletes from around the world have been facing off in everything from badminton to butterfly stroke. The only rule of engagement: You must be the recipient of an organ transplant.

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Are the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Trouble?

With an out-of-control budget, bumbling leadership, and embarrassing scandals, the city of the future is looking to the past for guidance.

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Cross-Checked by Europe, Russian Hockey Pivots to China

Marred by European sanctions, the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League is expanding to China.

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Post-Soviet Doping and International Sports’ Corruption Problem

In the latest case of corruption in international sports, a report by the World Anti-Doping Agency accuses Russia of systematically doping its athletes.

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Did the Beijing Olympic Song Rip off Disney’s ‘Let It Go’? We Asked Science.

A computer scientist examines the similarities between the Disney hit and a promotional song for Beijing's Winter Olympics.

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China Wins the Olympics That Almost No One Else Wanted

The 2022 Winter Olympics go to Beijing in one of the strangest bid processes in history.

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Kazakhstan Can’t Get No Respect

But can it get the 2022 Olympics?

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You’ll Never Guess Which Country Is Trying to Get Good at Hockey

In an effort to strengthen its 2022 Winter Olympic bid, China is trying to get good at hockey.

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International mega-sporting events like the Olympics have become the playthings of authoritarian regimes

International mega-sporting events like the Olympics have become the playthings of authoritarian regimes. Is it too late to shine the spotlight on human rights abuses?

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