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The 1964 Olympics in Tokyo banned all athletes who took part in a counter-competition a year earlier called the Games of the New Emerging Forces, which were dubbed the left-wing Olympics (AP Photo) The Olympic Charter states one of the fundamental principles of Olympism is that “sports organizations within the Olympic...
Mark Zuckerberg wants to reinvent Facebook. He has been telling analysts and journaliststhat he wants the company to lead the way to a completely different internet. He said: In the coming years, I expect people will transition from seeing us primarily as a social media company to seeing us as...
Are there limits to how much faster, higher or stronger an athlete can get? In this episode of The Conversation Weekly podcast, we talk to researchers in biomechanics, sports technology and psychology, to find out. And we hear about what happened at the troubled 1920 Antwerp Olympics, held in...
From time to time, South Africa is rudely reminded that its past continues to make its present and future difficult. It does not always recognise this reality when it sees it. The latest – and most shocking – reminder is the violence which followed the imprisonment of former president Jacob...
The honour of ‘Freedom of the City’ of Brighton & Hove has been awarded by the Green council to ‘all those who helped during the pandemic,’  kick-starting a programme of recognition of city residents that will run throughout the year. While ‘Freedom of the City’ is a largely ceremonial award,...
Trade Union pay increase campaign for local government and schools workforce must be funded by government A campaign for fair pay for council and school staff has received council backing, after a proposal from Green councillors to lobby government to fund a pay award was accepted today. Greens urged all...
By Joshua E. Kane, Arizona State University Fashion companies are increasingly being taken to task for selling expensive versions of traditional Indigenous dress. Gucci’s kaftans came with a US$3,500 price tag, which is far more than the $10 that Indians pay for a very similar-looking traditional kurta. Louis Vuitton’s $700...
By Christopher Ruf, University of Michigan Plastic is the most common type of debris floating in the world’s oceans. Waves and sunlight break much of it down into smaller particles called microplastics – fragments less than 5 millimeters across, roughly the size of a sesame seed. To understand how microplastic pollution...
By Parveen Akhtar, Aston University The Batley and Spen by-election was a close contest that went right down to the wire with few commentators risking calling the result before it was announced. At 5:25am it was declared. Kim Leadbeater was the new Labour MP for Batley and Spen, beating her...
BY David Miguel Gray, University of Memphis U.S. Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana sent a letter to fellow Republicans on June 24, 2021, stating: “As Republicans, we reject the racial essentialism that critical race theory teaches … that our institutions are racist and need to be destroyed from the ground...