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Google goes political on Sochi Olympic Games with an Olympic-theme doodle; adds extremely rare below-the-fold text to its homepage:
“The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a [...]Continue Reading →
On September 30, 2011 By Ryan Sawyer September 29, 2011
The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA), amateur boxing’s governing body, is investigating corruption charges implicating Azerbaijan and the World Series of Boxing. Allegations first surfaced after being reported on BBC TV’s Newsnight. According to the BBC, Azerbaijan allegedly paid $9 million to the World Series of Boxing in exchange for a [...]Continue Reading →
In the news…
Young German novelist claims “intertextuality,” not plagiarism, in face of praise-turned-criticism.
Department of Justice creates intellectual property task force to combat [...]Continue Reading →
In the news . . .
Wired writer tries to find out if it’s possible to disappear in the digital world.
England’s proposed new copyright laws are extremely controversial.
Insurance company takes away Canadian woman’s long-term sick leave benefit after Facebook photos indicate she wasn’t suffering from depression.
Sony [...]Continue Reading →
Jonathan Lee Riches, the world’s most litigious man is suing the Guiness Book of World Records for naming him as the most litigious person in history. Riches, aka Irving Picard, apparently takes offense at some of the names Guiness plans to call him, including “the litigator crusader,” “the [...]Continue Reading →
The recent Olympic Games in Beijing brought renewed national attention to an issue that is constantly on the minds of many in the athletic community: the impact that Title IX has had- and continues to have–on men’s collegiate athletics. For certain men’s sports, the correlation between Title IX and the elimination of college teams is [...]Continue Reading →
On September 11, 2008 By Andrew Cunningham July 24, 2010
Too young. Too good. Too foreign. Too… female? In the past few weeks, it seems the sports world has experienced an abundance of discriminatory action, or at least attention, from unhappy folks in youth and professional sports. First, controversy erupted regarding the age of certain Chinese gold-winning gymnasts, who are rumored to [...]Continue Reading →
On August 17, 2008 By JETLaw August 17, 2008
In October 2007, Marion Jones admitted using steroids in preparation for the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Subsequently, Jones was stripped of the five gold medals she’d won. Jones pled guilty to two counts of perjury for lying about using steroids and unrelated charges for a check fraud scam. After lying for [...]Continue Reading →
On August 4, 2008 By JETLaw August 4, 2008
When China’s Olympic organizers bid for the Olympics in 2001, they assured Western media organizations that they would not filter reporters’ Internet usage at the Main Press Center and other areas where the media would be stationed. But that’s what China said; it’s not what China has done.
As of July 29th, websites such as [...]Continue Reading →
On Friday, May 16, 2008, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that South African runner Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee, would be permitted to compete in the upcoming Summer Olympics were he to qualify. In so doing, the CAS overturned the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), who in January had [...]Continue Reading →
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