Tag Archives: Olympics

Photo of the Day: Russlan athletes smooch (against LGBT discrimination?)

Tweet Two Russian athletes kissed to (probably) protest their country’s anti “gay propaganda” laws on Saturday. Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova, members of the Russian women’s 4×400-meter relay team,  kissed on the podium after their team won gold at the World Athletics Championship in Moscow. Neither athlete has released a statement on their kiss. Russia, [...]
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Must read: Nancy Goldstein on gay rights and the Winter Games

TweetFriend of the blog Nancy Goldstein is at The Prospect today, making a very clear case for continued protests and boycotts of Russian products. Goldstein interviewed a number of Russian LGBT right activists and argues that we can’t afford to go to the Games and repeat the same mistakes that were made in 1936 in [...]
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Handy charts on women in the Olympics

TweetCompletely loving these charts at Mother Jones of just how incredible the US lady Olympians are. Check ‘em all out here.  Tweet
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Other ways to look at the Olympics rings

Tweet The iconic Olympics rings are everywhere we look. But what happens when we look at them a different way. That’s what artist Gustavo Souza did in his project Oceaniaeuropeamericaasiaafrica. Souza explains, “The rings represent healthy competition and union, but we know the world isn’t perfect. Maybe understanding the differences is the first step to try to make [...]
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Sexist Olympic coverage: Lady athletes have ladybits edition

Tweet Last weekend, I had the great fortune of seeing the US women’s water polo team play Italy at Olympic Park in London (the USA won). My sister, who lives in London, had a spare ticket to the semifinals, and she asked me to go along with her to see the USA-Spain match followed by [...]
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