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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Aug 01, 2012 Saudi women going to Games is a sham
QUOTE: Saudi women in general are denied the right to practice sports. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that prevents girls from taking part in sports in government schools.
CNN (Cable News Network) Feb 28, 2010 IOC failing in its responsibility to the Olympics
QUOTE: the primary achievements of his millennial Olympic movement are unwieldy growth, a breathtaking collaboration with regimes that commit human rights abuses, and a shucking of responsibility for Olympic-sized ills.
Washington Post Sep 29, 2009 Congress, Concerned About Steroids, Reviews Law on Dietary Supplements
QUOTE: Congress is investigating whether laws, health agency resources and manufacturing guidelines are adequate to protect the public from products that illegally contain steroids but masquerade as dietary supplements.
New York Times Aug 19, 2008 Would-Be Protesters Detained in China
QUOTE: The government’s recent announcement that preapproved protests would be allowed at three sites during the Olympic Games gave him a wisp of hope...On Monday, 10 days into the Games, the government had yet to permit a single demonstration in any of the official protest zones.
New York Times Aug 13, 2008 IOC turns blind eye to controversy over China's kiddie gymnasts
QUOTE: Amid pre-Olympic hand-wringing over why the birthdates of He, Yang and Jiang didn't jibe with other registration materials that showed they might be as young as 14, China swore on its stars' passport stamps that the tots are the legal tumbling age of 16. But while the tiny trio helped their nation whisk the gold medal away from a suddenly clumsy U.S. group in the team competition, it was impossible to deny the visual evidence of something unjust in China.
Sports Illustrated (SI) Aug 02, 2008 Defiant Chinese Harassed, Jailed Before Olympics: Defiant Chinese Harassed, Jailed Before Olympics
QUOTE: The Olympic Games have become the occasion for a broad crackdown against dissidents, gadflies and malcontents this summer. Although human rights activists say they have no accurate estimate of how many people have been imprisoned, they believe the figure to be in the thousands.
Washington Post Jul 22, 2008 Chinese Officials Nix Warhol Exhibition: Officials say there is no "Chinese art only" policy, but 18 Warhol works slated for a gallery exhibit will spend the Olympics in a warehouse
QUOTE: The exhibit, Andy Warhol Portraits: Sports, Stars, and Society, was to have opened on July 26 and run through Aug. 21 at Faurschou Gallery, a space in the city's trendy 798 Art District. However the Ministry of Culture has refused to grant a license on the grounds that it was inappropriate to allow an exhibition of works by a foreign artist during the Olympics, according to Kai Heinze, the Danish director of the gallery.
BusinessWeek May 29, 2008 Cycling's Drug Test: After Years of Doping Controversies, the Tarnished Sport Knows It Has to Come Clean or Become Obsolete
QUOTE: Today, the entire sport of cycling is where Millar was four years ago. Rocked for decades by drug scandals -- most recently during last year's Tour de France, cycling's marquee event -- the sport has hit rock bottom, according to riders, managers, cycling officials and analysts. And with this year's Tour de France and Summer Olympics approaching, the sport can either come clean and heal itself, or continue to self-destruct.
Washington Post May 16, 2008 Panel Backs Amputee Sprinter’s Olympic Quest
QUOTE: The Court, an international panel which has final say over legal matters in sport, overturned the International Association of Athletics Federations’ ban, ruling in effect that Pistorius’ carbon fiber prosthetic blades do not give him an unfair advantage.
New York Times May 16, 2008 Competitor Files a Lawsuit Claiming Speedo Is Attempting a Monopoly
QUOTE: In documents filed in United States District Court for the Central District of California, TYR describes a climate in which elite athletes have been led to believe they cannot excel on the world stage unless they wear Speedo’s newest high-tech suit, which was designed with the help of NASA and was unveiled in February.
New York Times Apr 30, 2008 Some Athletes’ Genes Help Outwit Doping Test
QUOTE: Researchers have long known that some men, Asians in particular, seemed to be able to take the drugs without getting caught, although no one had identified the cause of the phenomenon. Without gene testing, there is no way to know whether any athletes have exploited this doping loophole, but Dr. Catlin says he suspects some athletes discovered their invulnerability by accident and took advantage of it.
New York Times Mar 24, 2008 In China, Rights Activists Use Olympics to Push for Reforms
QUOTE: China is scrambling to avoid a public relations disaster as critics of its crackdown in Tibet and its human rights record step up their efforts to use the Olympics to push for reform. The drive has unnerved Olympic sponsors and put the International Olympic Committee on the defensive.
Washington Post Feb 01, 2008 Online Rights Activist Charged in China: Dissident Accused of Inciting Subversion
QUOTE: President Hu Jintao, [China's Communist] party leader, called last week for an intensified propaganda drive to ensure that China's image is shining for the worldwide attention tied to the Olympics...In that light, it is reluctant to allow any airing of China's problems, including repression of political dissent and draconian censorship.
Washington Post Jan 29, 2008 China Cracks Down on Dissent Ahead of Olympics
QUOTE: For human rights advocates and Chinese dissidents, Mr. Hu’s detention is the most telling example of what they describe as a broadening crackdown on dissent as Beijing prepares to stage the Olympic Games in August.
New York Times Jul 11, 2007 Double Amputee to Face Top Able-Bodied Sprinters
QUOTE: a member of the I.A.A.F.’s governing council, said there was much misunderstanding in the new case. “I see this as an extension of our general principles that competition should be between athletes and not manufacturers...We’re looking for fairness...”
New York Times Aug 04, 2006 Science plays catch-up to sports-doping advances: Two American athletes face charges of drug-use this week. Can testing methods keep up with sophisticated cheats?
QUOTE: the small core of researchers and testing labs that face a scientific arms race in their efforts to keep drug tests abreast of new compounds that could give athletes an unfair competitive edge.
Christian Science Monitor Jun 12, 2006 China, Citing Corruption, Fires Olympic Building Chief
QUOTE: The firing is an acute embarrassment for Chinese officials, who had sought to keep tight controls on spending to prevent the graft and bribery allegations that have plagued previous Olympics bids.
New York Times Dec 16, 2005 Get Your Hands Off My Medal! How to take gold from an athlete.
QUOTE: When the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that Montgomery had cheated, the IAAF sent him a request for the medals. If he complies, the IAAF will put them in storage and press a new set for the runners-up. But no one will go after Montgomery if he ignores the request.
Slate Aug 24, 2004 Hamm Ruling Stands, but Ire at Judges Rises
QUOTE: The president of the International Gymnastics Federation said Monday that the results of the Olympic gymnastics all-around final would not change, leaving Paul Hamm of the United States with the sole gold medal.
New York Times Jun 23, 2004 Athletes' Silence Not a Quiet Matter: Rules at Arbitration Hearings May Change
QUOTE: U.S. hammer thrower John McEwen, who tested positive for the designer steroid THG last summer, refused to testify at his arbitration hearing in April. U.S. Anti-Doping Agency lawyers prosecuting the case argued that his silence should be held against him.
Washington Post Nov 07, 2003 BALCO Doctor Denies Signing
QUOTE: ...company was the source of a new "designer" steroid called tetrahydrogestrinone, or THG, a substance manufactured specifically to be undetectable in standard drug tests.
Washington Post Oct 16, 2002 Baxter Cleared but Bronze Denied
QUOTE: Olympic Games and sporting bodies are built on athletes and fairness is paramount. Doping organisations must be absolutely clear that their rules are scientifically accurate and accessible to athletes.
Sportfocus Limited Aug 09, 2002 International Skating Union Refutes U.S. Criticism
QUOTE: The International Skating Union yesterday refuted criticism that it hasn't vigorously investigated allegations of competition-fixing...
Washington Post Aug 06, 2002 Taekwondo Under Scrutiny
QUOTE: The International Olympic Committee likely will investigate the apparent admission ...by the former vice president of the World Taekwondo Federation that he influenced judges at the 2000 Sydney Olympics to help Korea win medals...
Washington Post Aug 01, 2002 Russian Man Arrested in a Plot to Fix Olympics Skating
QUOTE: A Russian accused of being in organized crime was arrested in Italy yesterday on an American complaint that he conspired to fix the pairs figure skating and ice dancing competitions at the recent Salt Lake Winter Olympics...
New York Times Jan 30, 2002 U.S. Athletes Must Guess on Supplements
QUOTE: contradictory and, to some critics, hypocritical messages American Olympic officials send their athletes. While leaders of the United States Anti-Doping Agency have bluntly told the athletes, ''Do not take a vitamin and put it in your mouth, period,'' some critics believe the United States Olympic Committee and the Salt Lake Organizing Committee have undermined that message by granting sponsorships to companies that market supplements.
New York Times May 25, 2001 Crude Detentions in China
QUOTE: As the diplomatic climate has decayed between Washington and Beijing in recent months, China has singled out one group of Americans for particularly harsh treatment. A lengthening list of Chinese-born Americans have been detained by China's State Security Ministry. One of them has recently been charged with spying for Taiwan...
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