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President Barack Obama meets with Refugee Olympian

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President Barack Obama spoke with Refugee Olympic Team swimmer Yusra Mardini at the Leaders’ Summit on the Global Refugee Crisis at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday. Mardini delivered a 2 minute, 43 second speech introducing Obama to the General Assembly. “This [Olympic] experience has also given me a voice and an opportunity [more]

UN: Rio Olympics very unlikely to spread Zika virus

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The World Health Organization said there is "a very low risk" that the Rio Olympics will accelerate the spread of the Zika virus. [more]

Leaders of IOC, Sochi Olympics at United Nations for Olympic Truce

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International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach and Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee president Dmitry Chernyshenko were at the United Nations on Wednesday as the General Assembly adopted the symbolic resolution for an Olympic Truce during the Sochi Games. The Olympic Truce has been a common practice for two decades. “Precisely because many of our principles are the same, it must [more]