29 Jul '16, 7pm

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In less than a week, the best athletes from around the globe will converge in Rio de Janeiro to represent their countries at the 2016 Summer Olympics. It's a time when the world stops, and all eyes are on the athletes. It should be a celebration of athleticism and human achievement. But these Summer Games have been marred by controversy, and in turn, have opened the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) practices up to public scrutiny. In the most recent episode of HBO's "Real Sports," Bryant Gumbel and his team of journalists delivered a 90-minute expose on the IOC's long history of corruption, greed and human rights violations. The Olympic Games are marketed as more than just a way to showcase the best athletes in the world. The Games, according to the IOC, are the only way of bringing the world together in peace. But a deeper investigation reveals something else: the ...

Full article: http://www.flotrack.org/article/44257-the-ioc-s-true-idea...

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