Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’

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 […]

Australians Also Boycotting Olympics Since Government Won’t Let Them Leave Their Homes

Australians Also Boycotting Olympics Since Government Won’t Let Them Leave Their Homes SYDNEY—On the heels of Biden’s diplomatic boycott of the China Olympics, the Australian Olympic team has announced that they too will boycott the games—but only because the police won’t let them out of their homes. “Don’t get me wrong, mate, I’d love to compete,” […]

Olympics Host China Ranked the World’s Worst Jailer of Journalists for 3rd Year

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) named China the world’s worst jailer of journalists on Thursday, the third year in a row that the host of the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics has taken the title. The organization called 2021 “an especially bleak year for defenders of press freedom,” noting that it managed to confirm the […]

UK Confirms Athletes Will Play in China’s Genocide Olympics

The UK will be sending Olympians to China’s Beijing games, although it will keep officials at home in a poor simulacrum of a boycott, according to Boris Johnson. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that UK athletes will be allowed to go to the Winter Olympics in Beijing. Johnson however did say that the […]

Ineffectual Boycotts: The Beijing Winter Olympics

Making moral statements in the blood and gristle of international relations can often come across as feeble.  In doing so, the maker serves the worst of all worlds: to reveal a false sense of assurance that something was done while serving no actual purpose other than to provoke.  Anger, and impotence, follow. The Biden administration […]

Canada Joins Diplomatic Boycott Of Beijing Winter Olympics

TORONTO (AP) — Canada will join the United States, the United Kingdon and Australia in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics over human rights concerns, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. The announcement came after the White House, the Australian government and the UK government confirmed diplomatic boycotts of the Winter Games in […]

Report: Australia to Play Olympics but May Keep Politicians Home over Coronavirus, Not Genocide

The U.K. Guardian newspaper reported on Tuesday that Australia may decide to keep politicians from attending the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics but brand it an effort to contain the Chinese coronavirus, not a statement against the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights abuses. The move, the newspaper claimed – without sourcing the alleged information – would not […]

Biden’s Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympics Draws Applause and Criticism

A group of U.S. lawmakers and former U.S. officials are calling on the Biden administration to do more than just imposing a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. The diplomatic boycott was announced by White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Dec. 6, saying that Washington “cannot proceed with business as usual” in […]

Democrat Congressman: Biden Letting U.S. Play Olympics ‘Does Not Go Far Enough’

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) criticized the Biden administration’s “diplomatic boycott” of the Beijing Winter Olympics, saying it “does not go far enough” to hold China accountable. Ryan said in a statement on Monday: China has been a bad actor and everyone knows it — from continuing to stonewall on the WHO [World Health Organization] investigation of COVID-19 […]

US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

The United States will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing to protest Chinese human rights abuses, the White House said on Monday China has vowed to greet the move with “firm countermeasures.” White House press secretary Jen Psaki says US athletes will continue to compete and will “have our full […]

Congressmen to Profile One Political Prisoner a Day Ahead of China Olympics

The heads of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) announced an initiative on Thursday in which the CECC would highlight one Chinese political prisoner a day to counter the deluge of Chinese government propaganda to promote the 2022 Beijing Olympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded China with hosting duties for February’s Winter Olympics – […]

Biden is Trying to Make an Anti-Chinese Stand on the Olympics

China will host the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, from 4 to 20 February 2022. Beijing became the first city in history to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics. The competitions will be held at the new facilities and the existing arenas built for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The official Olympic mascot will be a […]

Beijing Confirms Strict ‘Closed Loop’ For 2022 Winter Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese organizers have confirmed participants in next year’s Winter Olympics will be strictly isolated from the general population and could face expulsion for violating COVID-19 restrictions. Vice mayor and Beijing 2022 organizing committee official Zhang Jiandong told reporters Wednesday that those taking part in the games beginning Feb. 4 must remain in […]

Paralympics Open In Empty Stadium — Just Like Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The Paralympics began Tuesday in the same empty National Stadium — during the same pandemic — as the opening and closing ceremonies of the recently completed Tokyo Olympics. Japanese Emperor Naruhito got it all started again, this time under the theme “We Have Wings.” Among the few on hand were Douglas Emhoff, […]

ACH (1579) Dr. Peter Hammond – The Real Story Behind The Olympics

EURO FOLK RADIO ACH (1579) Dr. Peter Hammond – The Real Story Behind The Olympics Play Episode Pause Episode Mute/Unmute Episode Rewind 10 Seconds 1x Fast Forward 30 seconds Subscribe Share In today’s show originally broadcast on August 12 2021, Andy is joined by Dr. Peter Hammond for a show entitled, “The Real Story Behind […]

SPACE: Astronauts aboard ISS take part in first ‘Space Olympics’

The International Space Station Expedition 65 crew recorded themselves having a day of ‘weightless fun’ at the end of a long week of work. From Earth orbit, 400 km above our planet, the crew present the very first “Space Olympics”. ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet shared this video on social media with the caption: “The first-ever […]

Summer Olympics say Sayonara Tokyo and Bonjour Paris

After 17 days of sporting action held a year late and with the spectre of COVID-19 hanging over them, the Tokyo Summer Olympics came to an end on Sunday. They will mostly be remembered for the empty stadiums but there were plenty of other noteworthy events including athletes taking a stand on mental health and […]

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