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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 man takes a selfie with the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo on the same day the International Olympic Committee announced the 2020 Summer Games would be postponed. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Postponing the Olympics is the right call — curbing the coronavirus pandemic matters more than money

The decision to reschedule the Olympic and Paralympic Games was the right move. But how should we decide whether and when the Games should now be held?
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.
Specializing in a specific sport at an early age is not necessary to become an Olympic athlete. In fact, the opposite is true. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The secret formula for becoming an elite athlete

Should athletes who dream of making it to the Olympics start their journey as young children? Research shows that specializing in a specific sport at a young age is not the best approach.
For Rio de Janeiro and for Brazil, these Olympic Games arrived at the worst possible time. Reuters/Bruno Kelly

Why the spectacle of the Olympics will go on despite Rio’s disappointments

Instead of showcasing a rising global power with a booming economy, the 2014 Games put a spotlight on Brazil's most serious economic recession since the 1930s, along with a host of social problems.

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