Citizens of Tokyo have just elected their first female governor, former defense minister and Liberal Democratic Party member Yuriko Koike. She will preside over Tokyo’s government during the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, to be held in the Japanese capital.
Now that the Olympics are off to a wobbly, terrifying, sans-plumbing start, plenty of public figures are taking the opportunity to rain vicious side-eye upon Putin's draconian anti-gay propaganda law.
As the 2014 Winter Olympic Games loom ever closer, CNN's Phil Black went to Sochi and watched a drag show. Even though in June, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill banning "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors," apparently Sochi has a history of tolerance.
The London Olympics are fast approaching, which means that Bob Costas's Olympics broadcasting cyborg clone is being pulled from his sealed antiaging chamber and briefed on the year 2012, Michael Phelps is plucking every single hair from his flippers, and the US Women's Gymnastics team's interview tinyvoice training is…
After much hemming and hawing, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince has agreed to allow women from the Middle Eastern kingdom to compete in the 2012 London Olympics. And it only took several decades, countless accommodations, and global pressure on the International Olympic Committee!
So...China. Like, oy, right? Yesterday San Francisco rained on the protesters' plan to rain on the Olympic torch relay, but so many questions remain. Where did all these angry Crouching Tiger bridge scaling people come from? Isn't Tibet a kind of nineties cause? Are the protesters just holdovers from the anti-WTO…