Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’

Paris 2024 Olympics lifting intimacy ban for athletes, stocking up with 300,000 condoms

The Summer Olympics will no longer ban its athletes from private intimacy, eschewing 2020 rules brought on by the COVID pandemic. Olympics Village Director Laurent Michaud told Sky News on Tuesday that its Paris athlete accommodations will be stocked with as many as 300,000 condoms in preparation. “It is very important that the conviviality here… […]

Bedbugs Panic Spreads Across France Ahead Of 2024 Olympics

The French government has been forced to step in to calm an increasingly anxious nation that will host the Paris games in just over nine months. Source

Olympics Threaten To Erase A Symbol Of Paris, Say Riverside Booksellers

Almost 60% of the famed book stalls along the river Seine have been ordered dismantled and moved ahead of the games. Source

Paris 2024 Olympics: Which previous summer Olympics had the cheapest tickets?

Facing a massive amount of criticism on social media, the president of the Organising Committee claimed the Paris tickets prices “aren’t more expensive than the 2012 London Games.” Source

Nations Oppose Russian, Belarusian Participation In Olympics: Letter

The governments of more than 30 nations signed a letter calling on the IOC to clarify the definition of “neutrality.” Source

U.S. supports blocking Russia and Belarus from 2024 Olympics as war rages in Ukraine

The U.S. supports blocking Russian and Belarusian athletes from the 2024 Olympics unless it is “absolutely clear” that they are not representing their respective countries, the White House announced on Thursday. As Russia continues to wage its almost yearlong war in Ukraine, a handful of Ukrainian allieshave called on the International Olympic Committee to ban […]

Mascots For Paris Olympics Criticized For Being Mostly Made In China

Only about 8% of the mascot will be made in France and that’s raising concerns the country is too dependent on the world’s second-largest economy. Source

Germany apologises for 1972 Munich Olympics attack failures

Germany’s president Frank-Walter Steinmeier has apologised for multiple failures by his country before, during, and after the deadly attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics. It came as the country marked half a century since Palestinian militants killed 11 Israeli athletes. On Monday, Steinmeier attended a ceremony with his Israeli counterpart Isaac Herzog. at Fuerstenfeldbruck airfield outside Munich, the […]

Naked Olympics: Athletes at the Ancient Olympics Competed in the Nude

Can you imaging sitting down with the family to watch a group of naked men, with their olive oil-soaked bodies glistening in the sunshine, running around and flexing their muscles?  Read more Section:  News Weird Facts Read Later  Source

Arrichion of Phigalia Won the Olympics When He Was Already Dead

One of the prerequisites for winning at the Olympics is to actually be alive.  Read more Section:  News Weird Facts Read Later 

Arrichion of Phigalia Won the Olympics When He Was Already Dead

One of the prerequisites for winning at the Olympics is to actually be alive.  Read more Section:  News Weird Facts Read Later 

Beijing’s Olympics close, ending odd global moment

On Sunday night, Xi and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach stood together as Beijing handed off to Milan-Cortina, site of the 2026 Winter Games. “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” echoed as dancers with tiny, fiery snowflakes glided across the stadium in a ceremony that, like the opening, was headed by Chinese director Zhang Yimou. Unlike […]

In Spite of the US Attempting to Discredit the Beijing Olympics, It Will Succeed

Washington’s policy of confrontation with China, including in the form of discrediting the Beijing Winter Olympics, only results in the US presenting itself as a complete failure. And a direct indication of the failure of its attempted “diplomatic boycott” of the Olympics was Washington’s request for visas from China for some US officials who, despite […]

Congress Asks Olympics Committee to Explain Deals with Chinese Slave Companies

American lawmakers sent a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday demanding an explanation for the IOC’s business deals with two Chinese apparel companies that source their cotton out of Xinjiang, a far-west occupied region where evidence suggests widespread use of slave labor. Xinjiang is home to the Muslim-majority Uyghur ethnic group, who […]

China Faces Omicron Test Weeks Ahead Of Beijing Olympics

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Just weeks before hosting the Beijing Winter Olympics, China is battling multiple coronavirus outbreaks in half a dozen cities, with the one closest to the capital driven by the highly transmissible omicron variant. With the success of the Games and China’s national dignity at stake, Beijing is doubling down on its […]

Diplomatic Boycott of the Beijing Olympics is Washington’s Self-inflicted Wound

The confrontation with China taken by Washington in recent years is being pursued not only on the economic front, with numerous sanctions against Chinese companies, but in politics as well, with the US creating various anti-Chinese blocs, such as AUKUS, provoking Taiwanese separatism, launching an information campaign criticizing alleged human rights violations in the Xinjiang […]

Pompeo: ‘I So Regret’ We Didn’t Move Olympics Out of China

Sunday on New York WABC 770 AM radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged President Joe Biden and other Western countries to “stand up” to the Chinese Communist Party. Pompeo voiced his “regret” that the International Olympic Committee and others haven’t pushed to move the upcoming Winter Olympics out of Beijing. “The […]

Winter Olympics: Beijing ‘strongly advises’ Olympians to get COVID booster

Beijing Winter Olympics organisers “strongly suggest” that athletes from abroad should receive COVID-19 booster shots before participating in the games as the Omicron variant takes hold across the world. Huang Chun, the deputy director of the organising committee’s pandemic prevention office, said Thursday that China and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have reached a consensus […]

NHL reportedly set to withdraw from Olympics after Covid surge

With 50 games already postponed, there was a fear the NHL would be unable to complete a full 82-game season while also taking a break of more than two weeks in February for the Olympics. The NHL’s bottom line is at stake with the league and players drawing no direct money from competing at the […]

Bob Costas Rips IOC, Beijing in Runup To Olympics

Veteran Greek-American broadcaster Bob Costas let it all hang out on CNN Tonight last week, blasting the IOC and the NBA for their kid-glove handling of China despite its history of human rights abuses. Credit: Wikipedia/Public Domain During an appearance on CNN Tonight with Michael Smerconish last week, veteran Olympics broadcaster and Greek-American journalist Bob […]

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