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Brazil's players celebrate their victory in the Women's semifinal volleyball match between Brazil and Japan in the 2012 London Olympic Games in London on August 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV        (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/GettyImages)

Five of the Best Olympic Volleyball Moments

LWOS is proud to bring you LWOS Xtra — a department that looks to cover some fantastic sports that we feel deserve regular attention from media. Volleyball is a sport that many watch during the Olympics but for a variety of reasons either can’t seem to find it in our television guides or pass it over for other more mainstream sports….


The American runner Jesse Owens running in the 200-meter sprint a new Olympic record. Berlin. 4th August 1936. Photograph. (Photo by Austrian Archives/Imagno/Getty Images)

Sport, Politics and the Rio Olympics

With the 2016 Rio Olympics now just one year away, the crescendo of media, marketing and public interest will dichotomise its veracious newsfeed, between stories of triumph and hope to the forbearing of poverty and pollution as the axiom of not mixing sport and politics is hung out to dry.   For as long as there has been a captive…


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Federer pulls out of Montreal

Roger Federer has pulled out of Coupe Rogers in Montreal.  The World #2 will not take part in the tournament this year in Montreal.  A spokesperson for the Swiss star confirmed the news saying that the #2 has cut down his schedule as he is aiming to be fully ready for the US Open in Flushing Meadows. Federer pulls out…


TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 18:    Aerial view of the Toronto Skyline looking east  from short final for runway #08 at Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport  and the Toronto Islands in the foreground  (on the right). Skyline, Aerial, Toronto Harbour, Downtown Core of Toronto.        (David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Breaking: Toronto Olympics Bid for 2024 Coming

Having already bid five times — all of which were met with varying degrees of support, yet all were unsuccessful — it appears that a new Toronto Olympics bid is being readied for a sixth time. Countries wishing to host the Olympics in 2024 must make their intent known to the IOC by September 15. Most recently, Toronto failed to land the…


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Water Polo Set to Display at Pan-Am Games

Water polo at the Pan-Am Games gets a head start with the other disciplines are they begin their competition this week. The spotlight will be on the sport.


FIFA President Sepp Blatter holds a press conference at the headquarters of the world's football governing body in Zurich on June 2, 2015. Blatter resigned as president of FIFA as a mounting corruption scandal engulfed world football's governing body. The 79-year-old Swiss official, FIFA president for 17 years and only reelected days ago, said a special congress would be called to elect a successor. AFP PHOTO / VALERIANO DI DOMENICO        (Photo credit should read VALERIANO DI DOMENICO/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA, the IOC and NCAA: The Hunger Games

FIFA, the IOC, and NCAA all profit from ugliness in sport, but nothing is more venal than punishing the young for their innocence, vigor, and beauty.


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Pro wrestling legend Verne Gagne passes away at 89

Verne Gagne, a legendary pro wrestler and one of the last great wrestling promoters of the 20th century passed away last night. He was 89. Born February 26, 1926 in Robbinsale, Minnesota, it was clear that young Laverne Clarence Gagne would be a sports star. In high school, it was difficult to see which sport it would be. He was…


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