Why Everyone Loves the Olympics

kerri walsh and misty may

*+-Randy Shaw: After watching a documentary on Jim McKay and the success of Wide World of Sports, I think another reason predominates: the emphasis on the “human drama of athletic competition” distinguishes the Olympics from other entertainment events.

Will “Gender Fraud” Police Plague London Olympics?

Megan Rapinoe

*+-Reve. Irene Monroe: Sports programs are a particular challenge when attempting to make schools, playgrounds, and locker rooms safe of our LGBTQ children. And as long as young women will be stigmatized as lesbian it will control women’s participation.

John McCain’s Olympic-Class Flip-Flopping

Jesse Jackson

*+-by Tom Hall — As we approach the start of the Summer Olympics in Beijing, it might be interesting to consider some of the political gymnastics going on here at home. Of course, George Bush is heading up the Republican flip-flop team. But how to score his recent policy gymnastics is exposing wide differences, depending […]