2016 Summer Olympics: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News

The modern Olympics have become a global platform through which countries project their image to the rest of the world. They have become a prism that refracts geopolitical and geocultural realities and aspirations. (continued)

After an avalanche of outrage, The Daily Beast last night removed a wretched article from its website which it had published on Wednesday and which had luridly exposed the sex lives of gay Olympians who were easily identifiable in the article and who were meeting on dating apps in Rio.

We want to hear what you have to say about the Rio 2016 Olympics and the politics and stories surrounding the Games that you feel passionate about.

Zac Thompson

Outspeak Editor, in association with The Huffington Post

The Rio 2016 Olympics are in full swing, and we've already had plenty of beautiful moments worth celebrating. These heartwarming moments are proof tha...


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Let's cut to the chase: Pelé's country is now Marta's country. It makes no sense to ignore the willpower and brilliance of our women athletes.

Rafaela's Olympic victory shows us how to overcome hatred, and how to follow our path even if the world says that this is not our place. With her struggle, Rafaela tells us: "Keep resisting, don't give up."

At the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics, I wrote about the record number of out LGBT athletes competing in Rio for ThinkProgress.org. It'...

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

Freelance writer of all things sports/LGBT/human interest and award-winning author

From the vlogs documenting his Olympic journey to his Eye Explore travel series, Justus has proven himself to be a strong creative force.

Rohil Aniruth

Rohil Aniruth is a writer, filmmaker, artist and designer based in New York. He writes for a few popular spots online and studies Design and Technology at Parsons. He also writes screenplays and goes on dates with women much cooler than he is.

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Zac Thompson

Outspeak Editor, in association with The Huffington Post

Rio and Brazil will suffer a substantial loss in hosting the Olympics. But with their fiscal finances in deep deficit, and with public servants not being paid and social services in near dysfunction, it makes a significant difference whether the loss is $1.6 billion or 10 times greater, at $16.7 billion.

Andrew Zimbalist

Author of 'Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and World Cup' and Robert A. Woods Professor of loja Viver Esporte Economics, Smith College

Rowing may be one of the more under-appreciated Olympic sports, but there is something about it that fans of every other sport can appreciate.

Rachel Tavel

Ex-travel writer, current Doctor of Physical Therapy & Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, permanent student of life.

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When Brooklyn after-school teacher "Miss Anna" wears her high top Pumas, the kids take note. She gets compliments each time, even from students she ...

Gabe Fenigsohn

Research Manager at Cardwell Beach. Progressive opiner on the social impact of media.

Apparently, that's the only headline--and it would need to have appeared above the fold in every newspaper and media website around the country--tha...

Ian Reifowitz

Author of 'Obama's America: A Transformative Vision of Our National Identity'

To every adoptive mother or father out there, you ARE a parent. You are validated. You are real. Your love and devotion and time and sweat and unconditional love make you a parent.

Carrie Goldman

Author, BULLIED: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear

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