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UN: Let Olympic Flame Shine as a Beacon to Human Solidarity

This week the world will gather in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea, for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, unified in what United Nations Secretary-General Guterres called the Olympic Spirit: in solidarity; mutual respect; and friendly competition.

Suren HosseinIran protests US over visa denial for blind athletes - "Politics should not interfere with sports. Iranian blind athletes faced so many problems in the training session due to their disability, but now the United States held the event without them taking part in it." Ali-Asghar Hadizadeh, Head of Iran`s Blind Sports Federation.
SOP newswireAmerican Swimmers Set New World Record - American swimmers Aaron Peirsol and Natalie Coughlin have each set world records at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska.
Suren HosseinHurray El Matadors - Spaniards brought an end to the 44-year title drought with a Euro win on Sunday night and people are unanimous in their beliefs they reservedly won the prestigious event.
SOP newswireMagic Circle Festival will honor German Soccer Team - To honor the German National soccer team's great effort in the European Cup, the organizers of the Magic Circle Festival will now make one-day tickets available.
Subash LamichhaneTorres Strike makes Spain the European Champions - As the referee blew his whistle, Spainish fans all around the world started their screams and their long-delayed celebration.
Robert Paul ReyesShock Jock Don Imus Utters Another Racist Remark - The only surprise is that it took months for Imus to utter a racist remark, he must be mellowing in his old age.
SOP newswireLhasa security preparing for Olympic Torch - The Associated Press says police stopped one of its cameramen from shooting street scenes today in Lhasa and forced him to erase footage of security arrangements.
Robert Paul ReyesA Salute To Jim McKay 1921 - 2008 - James Kenneth McManus (September 24, 1921 - June 7, 2008), better known by his professional name of Jim McKay, was an American television sports journalist.
Suren HosseinThe Americans Part Company with Persepolis - Afshin Ghotbi, Iranian- American football head coach, has parted company with Iran`s Professional League champion on Friday.
SOP newswireOlympic torch passes through Shangri-la - Security around the flame was extremely tight Wednesday, with police lining the route and keeping watch from the tops of surrounding buildings.
Robert Paul Reyes2008 Stanley Cup Champions: Congratulations Detroit Red Wings - Hockey is a great sport and it has a fanatical following in Canada, but it`s a niche sport in this country.
Garrett GodwinDetroit Red Wings: 2008 Stanley Cup Champions - Though the Tigers are being tamed and the Pistons are once again shooting short of the NBA Finals, the Red Wings made the Motor City, known as Detroit, not only Hockeytown once more, but also Sportstown. For the fourth time in eleven years, they brought home the Stanley Cup, as they defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 with the score of 3-2.
SOP newswireInternational Olympic Committee suspends Iraq - The suspension threatens Iraq's participation in the Beijing Olympics in August.
SOP newswire2Golf Digest Apologizes to Sikh Community - Yesterday, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation`s oldest and largest Sikh American civil rights
SOP newswireHouston's Kingdom Racing finishes 14th at Indy-- a dream come true - This past May, Del Canto's vision finished on the lead lap at the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500 in 14th place.
SOP newswireBelgian police arrest more than 100 people - Police say 26 people - more than half of them police officers - were injured outside the stadium of the Anderlecht football (soccer) club.
SOP newswireNew Zealander takes Indy 500 - Scott Dixon, who was the pole sitter, took the checkered flag Sunday 1.7498 ahead of Vitor Meira.
Cherod JohnsonVogue Strategy: Derived from a Discourse of minstrelsy and slavery? - Not too long ago, Lebron James was depicted on the front cover of Vogue Magazine. The image of him seme to be rooted in a portrayal of a brute-like character that can be correlated with the post-historical buck image that is stream from the institution of slavery.
Robert Paul ReyesHillary Clinton's Kentucky Derby Pick Places Second, Then Dead - Before the start of the Kentucky Derby Hillary Clinton revealed her favorite: Eight Belles, the only filly in the race.
SOP newswireCricket Cheerleaders create stir in India - Many of the cheerleaders have donned more modest dresses following objections from conservative Indians.
Robert Paul ReyesRoger Clemens: Decade-Long Relationship with Country Star Mindy McCready - Clemens' lawyer, Rusty Hardin, confirmed the pitcher and singer had known each other for a long time but told the newspaper there was no sex.
John LillpopZ as in Zito-- and Zero Wins! - When Giants fans last celebrated being No. 1, Hillary Clinton was ten years old, the birth of Barack Obama was still seven years in the future and John McCain was already too old to be president!
SOP newswire8,000 riot police greet Olympic Torch in Seoul - At least two human rights groups have promised to try to disrupt the relay.
SOP newswireOlympic Torch makes it through Malaysia - Cheers and a sea of red Chinese flags greeted the torch as it began the 16-kilometer relay from Malaysia's Independence Square.
Ana P.Japanese Temple refuses Olympic Torch Relay - This decision was announced by Kunihiko Shinohara, the secretary of the organising committee of Nagano, after a conversation with the monks of the Zenkoji Temple.
SOP newswireHunger gets formidable Football opponent - The Association of the European Professional Football Leagues joins UN in fight against hunger.
SOP newswirePakistan promises paramount security for Olympic Torch - At a low-key ceremony in Muscat, diplomats greeted the torch upon its arrival from Tanzania.
SOP newswireTrevor Immelman wins first Green Jacket - The last South African to win the Masters was Gary Player, who was Immelman's boyhood idol, in 1978.
SOP newswireSecurity tight in Buenos Aires for Olympic Torch Run - Authorities say the extra forces include 1,500 naval policemen, at least 1,200 civilian policemen and 3,000 city workers.
SOP newswireOlympic Torch, Beijing Games Going, Going - The torch's next stop is Buenos Aires, Argentina, where activists are planning further protests this week.
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