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World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events


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Georgia high school athletic group bans transgender athletes


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Trump claimed ‘babies can be killed after birth’ and called for ban on transgender athletes, stoking culture wars at Arizona rally


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‘Sport appeal, not sex appeal’: Olympic broadcasters curb sexual images of female athletes


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Romney suggests U.S. boycott of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics should not include athletes


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Trump considers pardon for Ali, invites protesting athletes to suggest 'friends' for clemency

Trump considers pardon for Ali, invites protesting athletes to suggest 'friends' for clemencyTrump spoke to reporters before departing for the G-7 summit in Canada, boasting of his pardons so far. He said he’s considering a pardon for the late boxer Muhammad Ali, whose conviction on draft evasion charges was overturned by the Supreme Court.



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Black athletes have long history of not sticking to sports

Black athletes have long history of not sticking to sportsThis year's NFL season featured two of America's pastimes: football and race, with pre-game protests dividing fans along color lines and making Sunday afternoons among the most segregated hours in the country.



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North Korean athletes arrive in South Korea for Olympics

North Korean athletes arrive in South Korea for OlympicsGANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Ten North Korean skaters and skiers arrived in rival South Korea on Thursday to participate in this month's Winter Olympics, which has brought a temporary lull in tensions over the North's nuclear weapons program.



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U.S. athletes may not attend Olympics as threat of nuclear war with North Korea rises, Haley warns

U.S. athletes may not attend Olympics as threat of nuclear war with North Korea rises, Haley warnsNikki Haley says it’s an “open question” whether the U.S. will participate in the Winter Olympics.



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School says it will ban student athletes from playing if they take a knee during national anthem

School says it will ban student athletes from playing if they take a knee during national anthemA Louisiana high school is ordering student athletes to stand during the national anthem, echoing Donald Trump’s calls to prohibit athletes from standing or kneeling in protest. In a letter to students and parents, Parkway High School Principal Waylon Bates said that the school “requires student athletes to stand in a respectful manner” and warned students who don’t bend to the rule would be punished with a loss of playing time or “removal from the team”. By mandating athletes rise for the anthem, Mr Bates thrust his high school into a national furor provoked by Mr Trump’s comments.



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