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Olympic broadcasters curb sexual images of female athletes

Jul. 26, 2021 06:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — At an Olympics aiming to set the highest level of television standards, the head of broadcasting at the Tokyo Games is trying to banish overly sexualized images of female athletes. “Sport appeal, not sex appeal” is one mantra Olympic officials push in...

Gloria Ratti, a champion for women's running, dies at 90

Jul. 25, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gloria Ratti, a champion of women's running who rose from a finish line volunteer at the Boston Marathon to vice president of the race's organizing body, has died at 90. A fixture at the historic marathon for decades, Ratti died Saturday after “a...

Detroit-area city will provide ballots in Bengali language

Jul. 24, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — A small, diverse Detroit-area community has agreed to provide election ballots in the Bengali language. A federal judge signed off on a settlement between Hamtramck and lawyers who represented a woman who speaks Bengali and has limited English...

U of Louisiana System program aims to cultivate diversity

Jul. 24, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — JaCaleb Smith worked at a trampoline park during his first semester studying chemical engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Along with his summer job at Home Depot, his earnings went to pay for college, but he still wondered if he should — or could...

Effort to fund racially diverse climate groups gets momentum

Jul. 22, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

Efforts to increase how much philanthropic funding goes to minority-led environmental organizations are gaining momentum, with one group's push for transparency from the nation’s top climate donors drawing big-name support. For months, Donors of Color Network, a...

Damon Allen hoping to launch coaching career with Raiders

Jul. 21, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A single short sentence resonates with Damon Allen when he thinks about what his brother and NFL legend Marcus Allen told him on multiple occasions during Damon's storied career in the Canadian Football League. “Play within yourself,” Allen said....

Alabama officer braves storm to honor deceased veteran

Jul. 21, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who stood at attention during a rainstorm to honor a deceased World War II soldier said he simply wanted to recognize a veteran from a small town. Wearing his regular uniform rather than rain gear, Officer Newman...

Bank of England sets itself 'stretching' diversity targets

Jul. 21, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England said Wednesday it has set itself “stretching” targets to increase diversity within its ranks after an internal review found ethnic minority staff members were less likely to be promoted and were paid less than white colleagues. The...

Tokyo Games boast equal gender participation for first time

Jul. 21, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

Grace Luczak had left competitive rowing and taken a job in the private sector when a move toward gender equity at the Tokyo Games lured her back into a boat. A women's rowing event was added to create a more inclusive Olympics, which meant four additional seats on the...

Team USA chiropractor sorry for COVID protocol-Nazi post

Jul. 21, 2021 05:57 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The chiropractor for the American women's wrestling team has apologized after comparing Olympic COVID-19 protocols to Nazi Germany in a social media post. Rosie Gallegos-Main, a chiropractor for women's wrestling since 2009, said in a letter to the USA...