Ukrainian Skier Drops Out of Sochi in Protest Against Violence in Kiev

The IOC also denied the athletes' request to wear black armbands to honor the victims.

The Story Behind the Olympics' Outrageous Sex Testing

It's anything but "fair."

Here's the Absurd Quote the IOC Said About Russia's LGBT Arrests and Beatings

The organizers are turning a blind eye to human rights.

Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws Violate Everything the Olympics Stand For

As a Winter Olympic silver medalist, I can confidently say that Russia is an embarrassment to the spirit of the Olympics. That's why I'm fighting back.

Istanbul 2020 Olympics: Is the Campaign Doomed By Protests?

As the widespread anti-government protests in Turkey continue, there is speculation as to whether they will, or should, affect Istanbul's bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

Gabby Douglas Hair: NBC is Racist With Chimp Commercial at 2012 London Olympics

Right after Douglas won Olympic gold, the commercial that followed would have sent dead silence through a crowd.

Badminton Scandal: Chinese Cheat At Olympics and the World Loses

Sometimes the Olympic spirit gets in the way of competition, and then we all lose.

Privatizing the Olympics is the Best Way for Poor Countries to Compete for a Gold Medal

The Olympics are privately funded, with governments paying more to host them. This is necessarily inequitable, but is better than the alternative.

Opening Ceremony London 2012: IOC Should Have Held an Olympics Israel Moment of Silence

The IOC will not give murdered Israeli athletes a moment of silence at the Opening Ceremonies tonight, therefore allowing politics a place where it doesn't belong.

Opening Ceremony London 2012: Why Nick Symmonds, And Other Olympians, Deserve Individual Sponsorship

The Olympics have come a long way since the days of amateurism, but with $6 billion being exchanged at the 2012 London Games, Olympic athletes are not getting their fair share.

Opening Ceremony London 2012 Olympics: South African Runner Caster Semenya Faces Sex Testing

Gender verification has been a disputed issue for years in elite performance sports. Simply put: if you're born with it, you deserve to show it off.

Opening Ceremony London 2012: Why the Militarization of the Olympic Games Will Fail

As the 2012 Olympics begin, so too does the Britain's militarized "Operation Olympics;" but the armed services' suitability to deliver a safe and secure Games is seriously questionable.

London Olympics Refuses to Honor Israel and Munich Terrorist Victims

The International Olympic Committee opposes recognizing one minute of silence despite lack of vocal opposition, presence of historical insensitivity.

Olympics 2012 History: 5 Most Political Olympics of All Time

The Olympic movement is supposed to be about sports, not politics, but the two often get intertwined.