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Kyniska drawn with her horses in the Biography of Illustrious Women of Rome, Greece, and the Lower Empire, published in 1825. Brooklyn Museum

Hidden women of history: Kyniska, the first female Olympian

After her win in 396 BC, Kyniska erected a statue of herself, reading: 'I am the only woman in all Greece who won this crown.'
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The Olympics strive for political neutrality. So, how will they deal with surging athlete activism?

The IOC has set strict guidelines on protests and political expression, but athletes aren't entirely happy. The question now is whether the two sides can compromise in time for the 2021 Tokyo Games.
A student lights the Olympic Flame during a ‘Flame of Recovery’ ceremony in Japan held the day after the decision was made to postpone the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic. AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

How the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics could heal a post-coronavirus world

An athlete who competed in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics says when the rescheduled Olympics take place, the Games can help rebuild societies in a humanitarian way through the spirit of Olympism.
A man walks past a large display promoting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Organizers have resisted calls to postpone or cancel the Games, which are scheduled to start July 24. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Coronavirus: For the sake of athletes, it’s too soon to cancel the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

While sporting events around the world have put their seasons on pause, the International Olympic Committee has refused to cancel the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. For athletes, the delay is a dilemma.
Orphan Swazi schoolboys playing soccer in a local school in Mbabane, Swaziland, in 2006. (Shutterstock)

How sport for development and peace can transform the lives of youth

Whether it's global conflicts or communities in trouble, the solutions to peace and prosperity aren't only found by government. Sports, too, can bring about much-needed change.
ABC once viewed sports coverage as integral to its mission of nation-building. But in recent years, it has grown far more ambivalent about sports. Dean Lewins/AAP

Nation-building to ‘national shame’: the ABC’s complex role as sports broadcaster

ABC's decision to ax its radio coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been labeled a 'complete shame'. But from a financial viewpoint, the broadcaster had few other options.
New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams is tackled by South Africans RG Snyman (right) and Frans Malherbe during a Rugby World Cup 2019 match in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. EPA/Kimimasa Mayama

World Cup is reminding South Africans that sport is still divided

South Africa needs a new progressive sports movement that works for equality and peace based on mass participation and social justice.

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