And the Olympics begin, unofficially
Jul 26, 2012
World News | Reuters | Thursday November 5, 2015
Two Tokyo districts issued Japan's first certificates officially recognising same-sex partnerships today, a major step forward for gay couples in a nation where being openly gay remains largely taboo.
Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 3, 2014
Tyson Gay tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid in two random out-of-competition tests. He returned his 2012 London Olympics silver medal to the US Olympic Committee.
World News | Reuters | Saturday May 3, 2014
Former world double sprint champion Tyson Gay has been suspended for one year after testing positive for a banned substance, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Friday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday February 14, 2014
A group of gay and lesbian activists staged a Valentine's Day kissing protest in Beijing on Friday aimed at highlighting Russia's controversial anti-homosexuality laws.
World News | Associated Press | Sunday February 9, 2014
The mascara-lined eyes of a petite man dressed in a tuxedo greet visitors after they buzz at the armor-plated door of a one-storey building.
World News | Associated Press | Sunday February 9, 2014
Chevrolet is rolling out two ads that feature gay couples during the U.S. broadcast of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony Friday.
NDTV Correspondent | Saturday March 8, 2014
Google has traditionally carried a new doodle every day of the Olympics, but it will be interesting to see if the Olympic Charter doodle stays unchanged for the duration of the winter Olympics.
World News | Reuters | Saturday February 8, 2014
Russia's Winter Olympics got underway on Friday with a grandiose opening ceremony watched by President Vladimir Putin, who will be keen to calm fears of militant attacks and move on from a row over gay rights that has marred the buildup to the Games.
Agence-France Presse | Saturday February 8, 2014
Beneath the Rainbow Flag a paragraph attributed to the Olympic Charter is written on the site. Clicking on the Doodle triggered a search for news related to the Olympic Charter, with stories about what was being interpreted as a Google protest of an anti-gay atmosphere caused by officials in the host country of Russia.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday February 7, 2014
Google marked the Winter Games in Sochi by flying the gay flag on Thursday in a search page Doodle that linked to a call for equality in the Olympic Charter.
World News | Reuters | Friday February 7, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Friday determined to prove his doubters wrong after militant attacks, a row over gay rights and ballooning costs overshadowed preparations.
World News | Associated Press | Sunday January 19, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday January 18, 2014
President Vladimir Putin sought on Friday to reassure gay visitors to the Sochi Games that they are welcome in Russia despite a law banning gay "propaganda" to minors.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday December 18, 2013
President Barack Obama sent Russia a clear message about its treatment of gays and lesbians with his choices to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics.
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 11, 2013
The openly gay former tennis star slammed the International Olympic Committee's inaction ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics in February in Russia, a country which has courted criticism for legislation that gay activists and critics say discriminates against homosexuals.
People | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 12, 2013
Usain Bolt always lights up the track but in regaining his 100 metres world title on Sunday he was also a fireman, putting out the flames that have been threatening to consume the sport in recent weeks.
Agence France-Presse | Monday August 6, 2012
Justin Gatlin of the United States led Jamaica's defending champion Usain Bolt and young pretender Yohan Blake into the final of the men's Olympic 100m, but Dwain Chambers failed to make cut.
Agence France-Presse | Friday July 13, 2012
Tyson Gay saw his Olympic dream shattered in 2008 by a hamstring injury and now the former world champion comes to the London Olympics after needing nearly a year to recover from right hip surgery.
Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 3, 2012
USA Track and Field officials and US Olympic coaches are confident of achieving their goal of a 30-medal haul from the London Olympics after watching competitors qualify over the past 10 days.
Agence France-Presse | Monday June 25, 2012
Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay served notice they will be ready to challenge Usain Bolt at the London Olympics in the 100 meters after qualifying for the Games with impressive times on Sunday.
Agence France-Presse | Tuesday March 20, 2012
Nepal is to stage Asia's first ever multi-sport games for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, organisers announced on Monday.
Indo-AsianNews Service | Friday November 20, 2009
Sprinters Tyson Gay and Sanya Richards earned their second Jesse Owens Awards on Thursday as USA Track & Field's athletes of the year.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Saturday July 25, 2009
Tyson Gay scorched to victory in the 100m as he set the fastest time of the year 9.77sec at the Rome Golden League meeting.
Sunday August 24, 2008
US sprinter Tyson Gay failed to make it to the final of the 100m final event at the Beijing Olympics on Saturday.