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The bravest women at the Games: Muslim athletes who battled to get to London - and for whom the taking part really does mean more than the winning

We take certain freedoms for granted. Even though they didn't make it past the qualifying rounds, these women had to overcome deep-seated religious/cultural prejudices just to be able to compete.

Lebanese delegation chief dressed down by Olympic Committee after blocking Israelis from bus to opening ceremony.Saudi Arabian…

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(IOC) delegates meet beneath giant photograph of a judo match during the 129th International Olympic Committee session, in Rio de Janeiro on August 2, 2016, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach on Tuesday demanded a sweeping overhaul of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Tuesday as Russian appeals against bans mounted just three days from the opening of the Rio Games.

The 2016 Olympic Games have been billed as an opportunity to put politics aside in the spirit of international camaraderie, but that’s not necessarily how it’s working out for Israeli athletes. Animosity toward the 47-member delegation has triggered a reprimand from the International Olympic Committee and alarm from Jewish groups such as the Anti-Defamation League, which issued a statement this week decrying anti-Israel “hostility” in Rio de Janeiro.

Ibtihaj Muhammad. First American Muslim hijabi olympian.

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Jeddah Kings United's football ladies exercising in the Saudi port city of Jeddah.

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Usain Bolt makes his debut at the 2012 Games; Michael Phelps makes his exit.

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PHOTOS: An Exhaustive Look At (Almost) Everything Kate Middleton Has Ever Worn

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London Olympics 2012 TV schedule: The Games at a glance: Our handy TV guide of the daily Olympic schedule

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Can We Teach Kids To Step Up and Stop Bullies?

The Assessment of Bystander Participant Roles in Bullying Situations

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