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Under the Olympic Flag

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When I imagine an Olympic athlete, I know that the person I imagine is about 99% of the time pictured under/around the flag of one of the 90 or so countries participating in the Olympic Games. When I started research for my thesis in 2012, I became aware of a group of athletes called "Independent Olympic Athletes." You may have seen them in the London 2012 Opening Ceremonies.

Dachshunds, Eagles, and Bears- Oh My!

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If you have seen any Olympic memorabilia, Olympic event, or basically Olympic anything since the 1960s, it has probably included images of an Olympic mascot. In lieu of a lengthy text explaining the history of Olympic mascots, I think this video serves as an excellent descriptor...

Who wants the Olympics?

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What happens when no one wants the Olympics anymore?