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Azerbaijian Allegedly Wants to Trade Cash for Gold

On September 30, 2011 By

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 […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On February 22, 2010 By

In the news…

New iPhone app brings reward to burglars and muggers. Commentators say this and other microblogging services could lead to rise in home insurance premiums.

Young German novelist claims “intertextuality,” not plagiarism, in face of praise-turned-criticism.

Department of Justice creates intellectual property task force to combat […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On November 22, 2009 By

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 […]

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It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Sue-per-man!

On June 30, 2009 By

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 […]

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The U.S. Medal Count and Title IX

On September 26, 2008 By

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Oh, Yeah? Prove It.

On May 28, 2008 By

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 […]

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