According to the earliest records, only one athletic event was held in the ancient Olympics — a footrace of about 183 m (200 yd), or the length of…

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During the Beijing games, 3,667 athletes were tested by the IOC under the auspices of the World Anti-Doping Agency. Both urine and blood testing was used in a…

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On June 29, 2020 it was announced that Kazan, Russia would host the 12th Special Olympics World Winter Games in 2022. It will now be held between January…

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So the Olympic flame lighting ceremony, which was first incorporated along with the torch relay for the 1936 Berlin Games, is held at the ancient Olympic site of…

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What does the Special Olympics logo signify? The Special Olympics logo depicts five figures in a unifying circle, symbolizing our global presence. What does the Special Olympics logo…

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The U.S. men’s basketball team defeated the Czech Republic, 119-84, at Saitama Super Arena on Saturday, improving to 2-1 in Group A play and advancing to the quarterfinals…

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