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A colorized 1937 photograph of a shantytown on the outskirts of Seattle. photoretrofit/Reddit

In Rio’s bulldozed favelas, echoes of America’s shantytowns

Like Brazil's favela dwellers, America's working poor felt a sense of pride and community in their shantytowns – and desperately resisted the powerful interests that sought to demolish them.
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko speaks to the media in Moscow. Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/AAP

How Russian doping could lead to Rio 2016 ban

The entire Russian Olympic team could be banned from competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics. How can the International Olympic Committee ban an entire country?
Kenyan athletes exercise in the early morning near a high-altitude training camp. Reuters/Siegfried Modola

Media-led investigations aren’t the way to beat doping in sport

With weeks to go before the Olympics, it's unlikely Kenya will be sanctioned over fresh doping claims. No matter what happens, a shadow will be cast over the integrity of the country's athletes.
It all got a bit too much for Wales fan Jamie Collins. BBC Images

Here’s why watching sport makes you cry

Football, cricket, athletics, rugby – whatever the sport, the tears are never far away, for both the stars and the spectators.
Caster Semenya was withdrawn from competition in 2009 on the basis that her higher-than-normal testosterone level conferred a performance advantage. Reuters/Mike Hutchings

Fair play at the Olympics: testosterone and female athletes

Until recently, women with higher-than-expected testosterone levels were declared ineligible to take part in track and field athletics.
Paying to watch broadcasts from the Olympics games in Rio this year is a new venture for the Seven Network. Reuters/Paulo Whitaker

Seven’s Olympic coverage could change the way we watch sport on our screens

The Seven Network's decision to offer an additional subscription service for its coverage of the Rio Olympics makes it the first free-to-air broadcaster in Australia to charge for broadcasting sport.
From left, Kenya’s Florence Kiplagat, Emily Chebet and Joyce Chepkirui celebrate victory at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

Why banning Kenya from Rio presents an Olympian dilemma

Banning Kenya from the Rio Olympics would raise questions about the overall inclusiveness of the Games and equality in global sporting opportunities.
Are Olympic athletes, officials, reporters and spectators at risk travelling to this Zika-affected city? Marcelo Sayao/AAP

Will Zika virus cast a shadow over the Rio Olympics?

The outbreak of mosquito-borne Zika virus in South America has cast a shadow over preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in Rio de Janerio.
Fumigation to prevent possible spread of the mosquito Aedes Aegypti in Sao Paulo. SEBASTIAO MOREIRA/EPA

Is the Zika panic over?

The number of new Zika-related microcephaly cases in Brazil is falling. But it's too early to relax.

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