Refugee Team at 2016 Summer Olympics

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 13 Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini, 18, hopes to be part of the small team of Refugee Olympic Athletes that will compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. PHOTO: ONU Brasil Imagine losing everything in a war that killed more than...

Rising Evictions Ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

By MATTHEW DOTY, age 11 The poorest 34 percent of Brazilians receive less than 1.2 percent of the nation’s income. PHOTO: Ninja Midia/Flickr From June 12 to July 13, 2014, Brazil hosted the FIFA World Cup, inspiring nation-wide protests against evictions and for...

The Rise of Steroid Use in Sports

By JALEN CROSTON, age 12 An athlete signs the “Win Clean” anti-doping campaign board in London’s Trafalgar Square. PHOTO: UK Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport Performance Enhancing Drugs, or PEDs, are used by athletes of all...