Posts Tagged ‘games’

Greek American Swimmer Anastasia Pagonis Wins Gold at Paralympic Games

Anastasia Pagonis celebrates her gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Thursday. Credit: Instagram/Anastasia Pagonis Greek American swimmer Anastasia Pagonis, who is blind, won the US’ first gold in the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Thursday. Pagonis made her Paralympic debut winning gold in the women’s 400-meter freestyle S11 with a new world record of […]

Fireworks mark start of Tokyo2020 Paralympic Games

Fireworks light up the sky above Tokyo’s National Stadium as the postponed Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games kick off, with people gathering outside the stadium, hoping to taste the atmosphere despite being locked out. Japanese Paralympic athlete Tomoki Tagawa, bronze medallist in the 4x100m relay in Rio, lights the Paralympic cauldron on the Yume-no-Ohashi Bridge, following […]

Irish Sporting Games: A Big Event 1,000 Years Before Greek Olympics

Like in Greece, pre-historic Irish history was threaded together with tales of giants, gods and goddesses battling for supremacy over earth, and humans. But did you know it was the latter, not the former, that gave birth to the first organized sporting games? The Greeks are credited with inventing the shower, automatic doors, computers, cartography, […]

World’s Largest Games Vendor Zaps $60 Billion After China Media Labels It ‘Spiritual Opium’

The stock price of the world’s largest games vendor Tencent went on a roller coaster ride on Tuesday. Its value dropped over ten percent after state-run media labelled its products as “spiritual opium” in an article. “A ‘spiritual opium’ has grown into a several hundred billion worth business,” the state-run Xinhua affiliated Economic Information Daily […]

CNN’s Lemon: Unvaccinated Should Not Be Allowed in Supermarkets, Ball Games, Work

CNN anchor Don Lemon on his Monday broadcast of “Don Lemon Tonight” called on the unvaccinated to be banned from grocery stores, ball games, and offices. Lemon said, “I’m sure a lot of people won’t agree with this but don’t get the vaccine. You can’t go to the supermarket. Don’t have the vaccine, can’t go to […]

Greenwashing the Tokyo Olympic Games

“The gap between rhetoric and reality is a persistent one when looking at the sustainability of commitments of Olympic Games hosts”. Martin Müller, European Urban and Regional Studies, 2015 The organisers of the Olympics have always been into appearances and grand theatre.  And the International Olympic Committee has always been keen in keeping them up, […]

Japan Olympic superfan celebrates Tokyo 2020 Games

A Tokyo Olympics spectator ban means superfan Kyoko Ishikawa will miss her first Summer Games since 1992 — so instead she’s turning her home into a flag-waving, whistle-blowing virtual stadium. The 51-year-old businesswoman is determined not to let coronavirus spoil the fun as the Games land in her home city, despite organisers banning fans from […]

Brisbane to host the 2032 Olympic Games

Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympics, the inevitable winner of a one-city race steered by the International Olympic Committee to avoid rival bids. The Games will go back to Australia 32 years after the popular 2000 Sydney Olympics. Melbourne hosted in 1956. Prime Minister Scott Morrison told International Olympic Committee voters in an 11-minute live […]

Brisbane Wins Bid to Host 2032 Olympic Games

Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympic Games, making it the third time Australia will be a host nation for the global sporting event following Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palazszczuk, leader of the host city’s state, made the announcement from Tokyo on Wednesday, after she travelled to Japan to present Brisbane’s […]

UK to ban online racists from games after Euro 2020 uproar

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced plans to ban anyone guilty of online racist abuse from attending soccer matches after three members of England’s national team were targeted following its loss in the European Championship final. Johnson on Wednesday condemned the abuse leveled at three Black players after they failed to score penalties in […]

Japan’s Problematic Olympic Games

The Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo are vying for the top-spot for the most troubled major sporting events in history. Not only did the coronavirus pandemic fall on the Japanese, due to which the Olympic Games had to be postponed for a year, but also the remaining days before the opening (July 23), […]

Yes, home care is infrastructure—don’t let them play word games with people’s lives

President Biden’s infrastructure plan includes $400 billion in home care spending. Forbes Magazine describes Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) as “a champion of the GOP’s semantic objections” to that proposal. She and her fellow Republicans claim that home health care doesn’t fall under the definition of infrastructure the same way rails and highways do, and therefore […]

No Breaks in the Games around Taiwan

The title of any text always and inevitably reflects its main content in the “by and large” format. In doing so, important “details” are labeled as they are written. In the global political game, “by and large” the branch that develops “around” Taiwan is gaining importance. The leading players here are China, the United States, […]

To Make Games More Interesting, WNBA To Switch To Little Tikes Hoop

INDIANAPOLIS, IN—A spokeswoman for the WNBA announced today that in order to make games more interesting, the league will immediately switch to using Little Tikes® hoops for all regular season games.  “We’re very excited to be partnering with Little Tikes® to increase the popularity of the WNBA,” said Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. “By utilizing new 4-foot hoop […]

Retro Games That Have Stood the Test of Time

    The gaming industry has provided gamers all over the world with lots of games to enjoy. But not only that, it has brought these gamers eternal memories of joyous moments regardless if the gamers enjoyed single-player or multiplayer games. There’s no question that the pile of games keeps growing bigger and bigger as […]

Senator Tom Cotton: Fauci Is ‘Playing Word Games; Trying To Cover Tracks’

The New York Times is reporting that the Oregon Health Authority will require businesses, workplaces, and houses of worship to check the vaccination status of anyone wishing to enter the premises without a mask. The Times reports “This statewide mandate, one of the first of its kind in the country, raised concerns that the procedure […]

Spanish football recovery: Up to 5,000 fans heading to La Liga games

With football stadia receiving up to 30% of capacity up to a maximum of 5,000 people, fans of Spain’s La Liga will be able to attend matches – but with social distancing. As Spain foresees the end of the pandemic, it’s a glimpse of recovery after a dramatic year for clubs and football fans alike. […]

Muscular MAN dressed up as Woman to compete at Tokyo Olympic Games as Weightlifter

    Russia had its athletes banned over generally unproven doping accusations, they even had their flag banned as punishment because they were cheating but hey, let’s put a dress on a huge muscular Weightlifter male, call him transgender woman and send him to compete with the girls… and that’s not cheating!!!!!!!!!!!! Nope, in fact […]

Mass shootings, racism, video games, Fox News, CNN, Washington DC and Americans’ opinions  

A new poll has found a majority of Americans is blaming mass shootings in the U.S. on easy access to guns and racism, but a significant portion also put networks like Fox News and CNN at fault. Asked “how much do you blame each of the following for mass shootings?” in the wide-ranging Politico/Morning Consult […]

US Air Force Unprepared for Defence of Taiwan: War Games Analyst

The U.S. Air Force will struggle to maintain pressure on the Chinese military if conflict erupts around the Taiwan Strait, according to a recent war games analysis. “F-22s and F-35s operating under ideal conditions at sophisticated home bases here in the United States, have an ‘operational readiness’ rate of about 60 percent,” Joseph Siracusa, adjunct […]

So MLB is fine with ball games in Cuba and training in China, but Georgia is the human rights problem

After all, isn’t she the one who pushed through most of the fraud-enabling laws on the books in Georgia which triggered the recent legislative action?  The blacks-are-too-dumb-to-have-voter-ID idiotic notion, so by extension, nobody should have to show voter ID to vote, even though everyone needs to show ID to buy a beer at an MLB game, or buy […]

MLB Games To No Longer Require ID For Buying Alcoholic Beverages

US — Major League Baseball has announced that they will no longer be requiring any form of valid ID for the purchase of alcohol at all games.  “We stand firm against racism and will never again require ID, and unfairly restrict people from purchasing alcohol,” said MLB spokesman Doug Wisacre. “Drinks are for everyone and […]

Reviving the Panathenaic Stadium for the Olympic Games

The Panathenaic Stadium is a historical monument located in Athens, Greece. Although the current structure was only built at the end of the 1800s, the current stadium was built on a site once occupied by an ancient Greek stadium where the Panathenaic Games were held once every four years. Thanks to the perseverance of a […]

Trump’s secret sit-down with Ohio candidates turns into ‘Hunger Games’

What ensued was a 15-minute backroom backbiting session reminiscent of Trump’s reality TV show. Mandel said he was “crushing” Timken in polling. Timken touted her support on the ground thanks to her time as state party chair. Gibbons mentioned how he’d helped Trump’s campaign financially. Moreno noted that his daughter had worked on Trump’s 2020 […]

US & allies launch joint naval war games in Iran’s backyard

The US, France, Belgium, and Japan are conducting a joint maritime exercise in the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman, with the French Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier strike group taking the lead. The Group Arabian Sea Warfare Exercise (GASWEX) 21, which begins on Sunday, seeks to “develop the necessary skills to address threats […]

Millions Harmed by the Mother of All Con Games

By Stephen Lendman Source Since last year, countless millions in the US and elsewhere were conned to believe what shows up every year with no fear-mongering created mass hysteria became harmful to health and well-being like never before and required draconian policies to address. According to Swedish health experts Professors Anna-Mia Ekstrom and Stefan Swartling […]

Ancient Board Games Simulating War Strategies And Predicting Afterlife

Board games provide humanity with entertainment, distraction and exercise for the mind whether they are played on the ground, on the floor or on wooden boards. They have formed such a large part of people’s childhood and an entertaining part of adulthood that it is hard to believe that humanity have ever had to make […]

New Bill Will Ban Grand Theft Auto, Other ‘Violent’ Video Games to Prevent Carjackings

(Support Free Thought) – Because so many politicians need a boogeyman to blame every time something bad happens, often times, entirely benign things get political targets painted on them for eradication. Since government’s toolbox to solve problems is usually limited to prohibition and force, when a tragedy takes place, once-legal activities are blamed then banned […]

Legendary Olympic Athlete Takes Over Tokyo Games Following Sexism Backlash

TOKYO (AP) — Seiko Hashimoto has appeared in seven Olympics, four in the winter and three in the summer — the most by any “multi-season” athlete in the games. She made even more history on Thursday in Japan, where women are still rare in the boardrooms and positions of political power. The 56-year-old Hashimoto was […]

Global Games That Tyrants Play – and People Who Agree to be Played With

December 17th, 2020 By Andriana Eloha Guest writer for Wake Up World Once upon a time, in a state of total forgetfulness of what’s right and what’s wrong, what’s good and what’s evil, in an unknown place, on a planet (that rumor has it, at some point got quarantined from the rest of the glorious multiverse for […]

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