There Are Four Olympic Athletes Without Countries To Represent

They were hard to miss: the "Independent Olympic Athletes," walking under the Olympic flag, dancing and jumping their way through the Parade of Nations. But what's their deal? In an Olympics with 204 teams—11 more than there are countries at the United Nations—how did four athletes find themselves effectively… » 7/30/12 10:40am 7/30/12 10:40am

Marathon Man Without A Country Will Run In London Olympics

Guor Marial, a refugee of the Sudanese civil war and native to the newly independent Republic of South Sudan has been granted permission to participate in the London Olympics. His status was in question for some time because the Republic of South Sudan has not yet set up a national Olympic committee and is thus not… » 7/21/12 1:45pm 7/21/12 1:45pm