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  • French Olympian apologizes for comparing Rio fans to Berlin games

    August 19, 2016 | 8:57 am

    A French Olympian apologized for comparing the booing he suffered at the Rio Olympics to what black American sprinter Jesse Owens went through at the 1936 Berlin games under Nazi rule.

    “Yes, sorry for the bad comparaison [sic] I made,” pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie tweeted...

  • Almost Olympian

    By Rachel Brand

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Although Salt Lake City hosted several Jewish Olympians this year, including figure skater Sasha Cohen, the Olympic games haven't always been so welcoming to Jewish athletes.

    Bernd Stevens said he might have competed in skiing in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, "if it hadn't been for being...