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Slain Israeli Athletes To Finally Be Recognized By Olympic Committee, Decades After Munich Massacre
Offbeat  (tags: Olympics, Munich massacre, Islam, Muslims, terrorists, terrorism, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', crime, death, ethics, freedoms, violence )

- 1454 days ago -
In time for the Rio Olympics in the summer of 2016, a first-ever IOC-supported official memorial telling the story of the Munich Massacre will be erected in Munich, on the grounds of the Olympic stadium.
Breaking Down the Barriers: Can Tokyo Improve Access for People With Disabilities?
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, asia, safety, disabilities, Tokyo, Olympics, access, barrier-free )

- 1563 days ago -
There is high expectation the Tokyo Games will be an opportunity for the city to become truly barrier-free - both physically and emotionally.
Pictures of Stray Dogs in Sochi Are Heartbreaking -- But There's a Happy Ending For These Pups
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, dogs, Olympics, Russia )

- 1920 days ago -
U.S. snowboarder and silver medalist Gus Kenworthy is not the only one stepping up to save stray dogs in Sochi from being killed. Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has used his wealth to set up temporary shelters around the Olympic host city,
Concerns for Elderly as Apartments Face Demolition for Olympics
Offbeat  (tags: society, Japan, olympics, Tokyo, elderly, concern, demolition )

- 2022 days ago -
For residents in an apartment complex near the National Stadium where 60 percent of the occupants are 65 or over, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics bring unwelcome news: their homes are set to be demolished by 2018 at the latest.
Symbols of 2012 London Olympics- Occultic or Just Coincidence ?   video
Offbeat  (tags: 2012, olympics, london free masons, occult, symbols )

- 2934 days ago -
Iran said the symbols re racist and they will boycott the games. Please watch, and judge for yourself.
Snow Leopard Leading Race to Be Sochi 2014 Mascot
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, snow leopards, Russia, mascot, Olympics )

- 3167 days ago -
A snow leopard is leading the race to be the mascot for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russian officials revealed today.
Emergency Shipment of Condoms Headed to Olympic Athletes
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, health, humans, emergency, condom shortage, Olympics, vancouver )

- 3370 days ago -
Rowdy curling crowds; spontaneous street parties; public drunkeness. You don't have to look far for evidence that the crowds at Winter Games in Vancouver know how to have a good there's an apparent condom shortage.
Some Ads During Olympics Inappropriate for Small Children
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, society, children, olympics, adds, inappropriate )

- 3379 days ago -
never dreamed that watching the Olympics with the family would expose my young children to commercials involving erectile dysfunction, sexting and sexual harassment, but this is exactly what happened this weekend while enjoying the Vancouver Winter Olym
Olympic Guard Dogs Sport Winnipeg-Made Armour
Offbeat  (tags: guard dogs, olympics, protection, canadian armour, vests, bulletproof )

- 3381 days ago -
Man's best friend forms part of the security team for the Vancouver Winter Games, and he's being outfitted in some serious Canadian-made armour to protect his canine hide from everything from bullets to Molotov cocktails. Guard dogs at the Vancouver
Protesters Smash Windows and Vandalize Cars in Vancouver
Offbeat  (tags: olympics, protesters, violent, destruction )

- 3382 days ago -
VANCOUVER, British Columbia-A small group of demonstrators smashed two large plate glass windows of the official department store of the Vancouver Olympics Saturday morning as protests disrupted downtown traffic for the second consecutive day
Snowboarder Kevin Pearce in Critical Condition After Park City Accident
Offbeat  (tags: snowboard, critical, injuries, olympics, hospital )

- 3426 days ago -
SALT LAKE CITY -- A publicist for Kevin Pearce says the American snowboarder remains in critical condition at a Utah hospital after sustaining a head injury while training in Park City.
Sparky the Giant Seal Unveiled
Offbeat  (tags: animals, seals, Olympics, slaughter, environment )

- 3470 days ago -
We've teamed up with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to inflate Sparky and put him on a mission to educate Canadians about the annual seal slaughter. Sparky is set to visit each city that the torch travels to until it reaches the final
One Man's Poison
Offbeat  (tags: atheletics, doping, 1904, Olympics, marathon, strychnine )

- 3739 days ago -
In a brazen and forgotten incident of doping, a dash of strychnine helped an American, Thomas J. Hicks, win the 1904 Olympic marathon.
Teammates Lift Phelps to Record 8th Gold
Offbeat  (tags: Olympics, Phelps, Gold medal, Beijing Games )

- 3929 days ago -
With the help of his teammates on Sunday, Michael Phelps surpassed Mark Spitz, 36 years after Spitz's record haul of seven gold medals at the Munich Games. The United States won the 4x100-meter medley relay in 3:29:34, for Phelps's eighth gold medal
Spitz Made Olympic Image Pay Off and Endure
Offbeat  (tags: sports, olympics, 2008 )

- 3949 days ago -
This was a few minutes before 6 a.m. Friday, and Mark Spitz was getting ready to be Mark Spitz, which pretty much has been his day job since 1972 -- the year he swam really, really fast seven times and caught the crest of a name-branding wave.

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