The backlash against this year's winner, who performed in drag, highlights a rift between Europe's liberal side and the traditional values of Russia and other nations taking part.
In the seventh round of the NFL draft, the St. Louis Rams have picked Michael Sam, paving the way for him to be the first openly gay player in the league.
As testing for doping in sports becomes more sophisticated, so do the drugs. Looking at the recent history of cycling can make you wonder how many cheaters continue to slip by undetected.
America's first transcontinental railroad was completed with a golden spike 145 years ago. Thousands of Chinese workers helped build it, but their faces were left out of photos from that historic day.