Posts Tagged ‘olympic’

Husband Arrested In Killing Of Kenyan Olympic Runner Agnes Tirop

Kenyan Olympic Runner Agnes Tirop Found Dead, Police Search For Missing Husband

Sports apartheid: Israel’s Olympic team did not include a single Palestinian citizen of Israel

This report in the respected Israeli daily Haaretz is astonishing. It turns out that Israel’s 90-member delegation to the Tokyo Olympics did not include a single Palestinian citizen of Israel — even though they constitute one-fifth of the country’s population within the 1967 borders.  Let’s pause for a moment, and let this sink in. Black […]

Nolte: Woketard Olympic Viewership Hits Two Record Lows, Two Nights In a Row

The Woketard Olympics are officially a ratings catastrophe and are getting more catastrophic by the day. On Wednesday, the NBC Olympics’ telecast broke an all-time low of 14.6 million viewers. Then, on Thursday night, that record was broken again by an all-new low of just 13.3 million viewers. In a country of 330 million-plus, fewer […]

Belarus Runner Alleges Olympic Team Forcibly Tried To Send Her Home

TOKYO (AP) — A Belarus track sprinter alleged her Olympic team tried to remove her from Japan in a dispute that led to a standoff Sunday evening at Tokyo’s main airport. An activist group supporting Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she believed her life was in danger in Belarus and would seek asylum with the Austrian embassy […]

Olympic Swimmer Who Wore ‘Glory to God Alone’ Cap Wins Gold – Smashes World Record

A South African swimmer wearing a swim cap that said “Glory to God Alone” has won Olympic gold and beaten the world record in her event. Tatjana Schoenmaker won the women’s 200-meter breaststroke race with a record-breaking time of just 2 minutes and 18.95 seconds. She broke the previous world record of 2 minutes and 19.11 seconds set […]

Olympic Champ Biles Withdraws From Gymnastic Team Finals

Olympic champion Simone Biles is not participating in the 2020 Olympic gymnastic team finals. “Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue. She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions,” USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Tuesday. But her coach told reporters in Tokyo […]

Olympic Champ Biles out of Team Finals

TOKYO—Reigning Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is out of the team finals after apparently sustaining an injury during the vault. The 24-year-old U.S. star, considered to be the greatest gymnast of all time, huddled with a trainer after landing her vault. She then exited the competition floor with the team doctor. Biles returned several minutes […]

Olympic Committee Confirms Women’s Medals Will Only Weigh 78% As Much As Men’s

TOKYO, JAPAN— A fresh round of controversy over the gender wage gap arose Sunday after a spokesman for the International Olympic Committee confirmed that the medals awarded to female participants only weigh 78% as much as those given to the men.  For its part, the IOC says the measure isn’t intended as a slight to […]

TV Network Admits It Covered Olympic Opening Ceremony In ‘Inappropriate’ Way

South Korean TV network MBC’s coverage of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony on Friday went awry when it used what it has now admitted were “inappropriate” photos and captions to refer to countries competing in the games. The broadcaster drew the most ire on Twitter after it showed a photograph of Chernobyl — the site […]

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 […]

German Olympic Gymnastics Team Will Wear Unitards In Protest Against ‘Sexualization’

Above Photo: pauline_schaefer / Instagram Germany’s women’s Olympic gymnastic team will wear unitards at the Tokyo 2020 games in protest against the “sexualisation” of the sport. The team will wear full-body outfits that cover their legs from hip to ankle. This is an obvious difference from the traditional leotard which usually leaves the entire leg […]

To Improve Olympic Chances, US Women’s Soccer Team Replaced By 15-Year-Old Boys Team In Wigs

To Improve Olympic Chances, US Women’s Soccer Team Replaced By 15-Year-Old Boys Team In Wigs TOKYO—After the U.S. women’s team’s embarrassing loss to Sweden in this year’s Olympics, America is hoping to come back and regain the gold in the tournament by replacing all the women with a high-school boys team. “We will have all […]

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 […]

First positive COVID tests for athletes in Olympic Village

Two athletes living in the Olympic Village have tested positive for COVID-19, the first to do so with the Tokyo Games opening on Friday. Organisers confirmed the positive tests on Sunday and both were listed as non-Japanese. No names or other details were provided. Organisers on Sunday also said another athlete had tested positive but […]

WNBA Star Liz Cambage Withdraws From Australian Olympic Team, Citing Anxiety

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — After weeks of feeling so anxious she could hardly sleep or eat, WNBA star Liz Cambage decided the best way to ensure she maintained her mental and physical health was to pull out of Australia’s Olympic team. The two-time Olympian has been worried about life inside the so-called bubble at the […]

Tokyo Olympics: First Resident Of Olympic Village Tests Positive For COVID-19

TOKYO (AP) — The first resident of the Olympic Village has tested positive for COVID-19, Tokyo Olympic organizers said on Saturday. Officials said it was not an athlete with the Games opening in just under a week on July 23. Tokyo officials including Seiko Hashimoto, the president of the organizing committee, confirmed the case and […]

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), […]

27-year-old Malaysian Olympic archer develops blood clots, dead 10 days after second Pfizer mRNA shot

Home » Asia, Health, Social, Sports » 27-year-old Malaysian Olympic archer develops blood clots, dead 10 days after second Pfizer mRNA shot     A 27-year-old competitive archer was training for a chance to represent Malaysia in the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics. He is now dead and Malaysian officials are calling it a coincidence. Mr. […]

Tokyo 2020: Anti-Olympic protesters rally to demand cancellation

More than 80 percent of Japanese oppose hosting the virus-postponed Olympics this year, a new poll showed on Monday, underlining public antipathy less than 10 weeks before the Tokyo Games. The latest downbeat survey comes after Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency Friday as the nation battles a fourth wave of infections. The surge […]

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 […]

Pfizer And BioNTech To Donate Vaccines For Olympic Athletes

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Vaccine developers Pfizer and BioNTech will donate doses to inoculate athletes and officials preparing for the Tokyo Olympics, the IOC said Thursday. Delivery of doses is set to begin this month to give Olympic delegations time to be fully vaccinated with a second shot before arriving in Tokyo for the games, […]

‘Taking A Knee’ Banned By International Olympic Committee

The ‘George Floyd Autonomous Zone’ in Minneapolis has issued a list of ‘rules for white people’ that they have to abide by in order to enter the area. The zone has popped up around the area that Floyd died and has come to resemble something akin to a religious cult encampment. Apparently, baptisms, miracles and […]

The Olympic Movement at the Present Stage of the Great Game

Apparently, the international Olympic movement is nearing its most serious trials since its reincarnation in the late 19th century, from 393 AD, when this religious-pagan act was prohibited by the Roman Christian emperor Theodosius 1 (“the Great”). This reincarnation itself, apparently, was considered by its initiators as one of the most important projects in the […]

Iran’s Geraei, Saravi win gold medals at Asian Olympic qualifying

TEHRAN – Mohammadreza Geraei and Mohammadhadi Saravi claimed two gold medal at the Asian Olympic qualifying in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Friday. In the Greco-Roman 67kg final, Geraei put on an impressive performance in dismantling veteran Hansu Ryu from South Korea, winning by 9-0 technical fall. In a clash of the most recent Asian gold medalists […]

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 […]

Olympic Surfing Hopeful Katherine Diaz, 22, Killed By Lightning At Training Session

Olympic surfing hopeful Katherine Diaz was killed by lightning near her El Salvador home at a training session for a qualifying contest. The 22-year-old athlete was struck at El Tunco beach about an hour south of San Salvador on Friday, and efforts to revive her failed.  Her uncle Beto Diaz, a surfing coach, was with […]

Katherine Diaz: Olympic surfer hopeful killed by lightning while getting into sea

Katherine Diaz, a 22-year-old surfer, was struck by lightning shortly after she entered the ocean at El Tunco Beach, around 10 miles (16km) south of the capital San Salvador.  Ms Diaz was preparing for the International Surfing Association (ISA) World Surf Games which are being held in El Salvador in May and would act as […]

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