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EXO Will Become the 4th K-Pop Artist to Perform at the Seoul Olympic Stadium!

EXO will perform 2 EXO’rdium DOT shows at the Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul on May 27-28th. It is the largest stadium in South Korea, with a capacity for concerts reaching 72,000.

EXO will become only the 4th K-Pop artist to hold a concert at the stadium. Previous K-Pop artists who held concerts at the stadium include: H.O.T. JYJ, and g.o.d. 

Michael Jackson was the first musical act to perform at the Olympic Stadium back in 1996, during his HIStory World Tour, playing 2 sold out shows. Other western acts who previously held concerts in the stadium include: Elton John, Metallica, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, & Lady Gaga.

Congratulations EXO!

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Happy International Women’s Day! - March 8th

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Location: Aegean Sea

I can’t tell you why it happened to me, but I know that I’m Muslim. I have an Arabic name. And even though I represent Team USA and I have that Olympic hardware, it doesn’t change how you look and how people perceive you.
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Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first female Muslim American to medal for the U.S. in the Olympics, was recently detained at U.S. Customs for two hours without explanation.

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Location: Kalamata 

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Six months after hosting South America’s first-ever Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Rio de Janeiro venues – some of which have been looted – sit mainly idle and already in disrepair, raising questions about a legacy that organisers promised would benefit the Brazilian city and its residents.

The iconic stadium has fallen into a state of abandonment and has been closed to tourists due to a dispute between the stadium operators, the Rio state government, and Olympic organisers over $1m in unpaid electricity bills and management of the venue.” 

more photos: guardian, 10.02.17