Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Institute for Human Rights and Business will co-host the global “Sporting Chance Forum on Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights,” October 13 and 14, in Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will present an award at the USA Olympic Committee Team Awards Ceremony, to be held today at 7:00 p.m., at McDonough Arena on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington.

Washington, DC - President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil.

Berkeley, California - Health and safety of Olympians has been an ongoing story at Summer Olympic games. In 2008, air quality raised concerns in Beijing, while 2016 has been dogged with questions about polluted water and the Zika virus. Now, a new commentary co-written by UC Berkeley professor Kirk Smith says the future of the summer Olympics may be in jeopardy for another reason: rising heat and humidity due to climate change.

San Diego, California - The San Diego Chargers will play their first home game of the 2016 season when they host the Arizona Cardinals in Preseason Week 2 at Qualcomm Stadium on Friday, August 19 at 6 p.m. PT.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - Head injuries are a hot topic today in sports medicine, with numerous studies pointing to a high prevalence of sports-related concussions, both diagnosed and undiagnosed, among youth and professional athletes. Now an MIT-invented tool is aiding in detecting and diagnosing concussions, in real-time.