The Campaign To Stop The Olympics From Ruining L.A. Is Underway

For more than a year, the organizers behind Los Angeles’ bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games have chased their dream without the influence of local opposition that has derailed similar efforts in seven other cities over the last three years. That changed with the launch of NOlympics LA on Monday. The group grew out of […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger Shuts Down Troll For Mocking Special Olympics

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger expertly schooled an internet troll who mocked athletes with intellectual disabilities at the Special Olympics World Winter Games. The former California Governor praised those competing at the 2017 event in Austria via this heartwarming Facebook video Thursday: “These guys inspire me!” the former governor of California captioned the clip. But, sadly, not everyone shared his […]

The List Of Cities That Still Want The 2024 Olympics Is Down To Two

Budapest will cancel its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, the Associated Press reported Wednesday, making the Hungarian capital the seventh city to pull out of the final stages of the Olympic bidding process in just the last four years. A pending city council vote that will assuredly pass will make Budapest the fourth city […]

Nobody Asked Rio’s Poor About The Olympics. So They Yelled Louder.

RIO DE JANEIRO ― The 2016 Olympics began with a promise. When the International Olympic Committee chose Rio de Janeiro as the host in 2009, local officials said billions of dollars of investment would be poured into these first games held in South America, transforming Rio into a “vastly better” city. The favelas ― the […]

The Olympics Are Always A Disaster For Poor People

RIO DE JANEIRO ― Seven years ago, Vila Autódromo was little more than a tranquil fishing village on the edge of Jacarepagua Lagoon, next to the racetrack for which it was named. Like the hundreds of other favelas that dot Rio de Janeiro’s landscape, it had long been neglected by the city government, and it […]