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The Complicated Nature of Sexual Assault in Professional Sports

Rebekah Frank

The list of athletes who have been accused of assaulting women is, sadly, long. Senator Claire McCaskill, during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in July 2014, brought up a report that said that more than 20 percent of NCAA member institutions give oversight to athletic departments in sexual assault allegations involving student-athletes. In the same report it stated that 13 student-athletes accused of sexual assault in the previous year simply transferred schools and continued to play at other universities.  

Why Lance Armstrong Will Remain a Champion to Those Who ‘Live Strong’

Sandip Roy

Lance Armstrong has thrown in the towel with all the abhimaan (self-absolution) of a martyr. He has announced that he will not fight the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on doping charges, not because he is admitting guilt, but because “enough is enough" and he is just the victim of an “unconstitutional witch-hunt." Armstrong might lose his seven titles, but he seems confident that he is in little danger of losing anything else. In his book he is still No. 1, and he is still Lance Armstrong, the great white hope of cancer survivors everywhere. 

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