Posts tagged "Olympics"
Tensions Rise on Gay Rights In Russia, Show Legislative Trend

Tensions Rise on Gay Rights In Russia, Show Legislative Trend

Nick Symmonds posted on his blog that if he races against a Russian athlete, "I will shake his hand, thank him for his country's generous hospitality, and then, after kicking his (butt) in the race, silently dedicate the win to my gay and lesbian friends back home."
Olympic Committee says LGBT Activists Will Not Be Punished in Russia Under Anti-Gay Law

Olympic Committee says LGBT Activists Will Not Be Punished in Russia Under Anti-Gay Law

The International Olympic Committee has stated that LGBT athletes and visitors of the 2014 Winter Olympics will not be penalized under extreme anti-gay legislation passed in Russia last month.
London 2012: "The Women's Games"

London 2012: “The Women’s Games”

Women are making history at the London 2012 Olympic Games. For the first time in history, women athletes are representing every single competing country. Saudi Arabia was the last hold-out, but they finally entered two female athletes earlier this summer. Although women first competed in the modern Olympic Games in 1900, this is the first...
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: A Feminist Look at the Olympics (So Far)

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: A Feminist Look at the Olympics (So Far)

With all of the TV coverage, print and digital news, Facebook updates, Twitter hashtags and blog posts about what’s happening in London, we’ve gathered our favorite (and not so favorite) feminist moments and commentaries from the 2012 Summer Games. Please to share your thoughts in the comments below!  for British weightlifter Zoe Smith, who spoke out...