Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’

Teenage Swimmer Jacoby Takes 1st US Women’s Gold at Tokyo Olympics

A 17-year-old Alaska girl on Tuesday became the first American woman to take a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Lydia Jacoby won the women’s 100-meter breaststroke, topping 2016 champion Lilly King. South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker won silver while King took bronze. “I was definitely racing for a medal. I knew I had it in […]

Tokyo Olympics: Moroccan boxer tries to bite ear of New Zealand opponent

Moroccan boxer Youness Baalla on Tuesday allegedly tried to chomp off his Kiwi opponent David Nyika’s ear at the Tokyo Olympics, in a stark reminder of the infamous 1997 “the bite fight” of Mike Tyson. Baalla, 22, was having a hard time on Tuesday against two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Nyika at the boxing ring. […]

Today at the Olympics: Swiss women pull off clean sweep of medals in mountain biking

It’s Day 4 of the Olympics and it’s another big day in the pool. Still, one of the main nail-biters of the day will be whether Simone A. Biles can lead Team USA to another gold in artistic gymnastics. There will be plenty of team sports to get through the day including softball, basketball, hockey, […]

The Excitement Around the Tokyo Olympics is Growing

The rising tide of media coverage about the Summer Olympics in Tokyo shows that they claim not only to be the most problematic major sports tournament in history. The Tokyo Olympics, postponed from 2020 because of the coronavirus, will begin July 23. At the July 20 session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Tokyo, […]

Anti-Olympics protesters gather near Tokyo stadium

Anti-Olympics protesters on Friday marched from Harajuku to Sendagaya ahead of the Olympic Games opening ceremony. Protesters have criticized the Japanese government for what some say is prioritizing the Olympics over the nation’s health. Spectators have been banned from all venues in the Tokyo area, with limited audiences allowed at a few outlying sites, in […]

For A Workers’ Olympics!

The Tokyo Olympics are an opportunity for athletes to demonstrate the pinnacles of physical accomplishment and show the best and worst of sports, but the games are controlled by a shady clique of capitalists and aristocrats. What could an alternative look like? Let’s check out the old Workers’ Olympiads. As the Summer Olympics begin in […]

The Most Stunning Photos From The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony

The Tokyo Olympics may be muted because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that didn’t stop Friday’s opening ceremony from being a riot of color. Stunning fireworks, intimate dance performances and even a treadmill set the scene for the next two weeks of sporting endeavors ― even though spectators were largely banned from the National Stadium. […]

Tokyo New Virus Cases Near 2,000 A Day Before Olympics Open

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo hit another six-month high in new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, one day before the Olympics begin, as worries grow of a worsening of infections during the Games. Thursday’s 1,979 new cases are the highest since 2,044 were recorded on Jan. 15. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who is determined to hold the […]

Director Of Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Fired For Holocaust Joke

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998. Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto said a day ahead of the opening ceremony that director Kentaro Kobayashi has been dismissed. He was accused of using […]

WHO Chief: COVID-19 Risk Inevitable At Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics should not be judged by the tally of COVID-19 cases that arise because eliminating risk is impossible, the head of the World Health Organization told sports officials Wednesday as events began in Japan. How infections are handled is what matters most, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a […]

Tokyo COVID-19 Infections Surge To 6-Month High Just 2 Days Before Olympics Open

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo’s COVID-19 infections surged to a six-month high Wednesday with the Olympic host city logging 1,832 new cases just two days before the Games open. Tokyo is currently under its fourth state of emergency, which will last until Aug. 22, covering the entire duration of the Olympics that start Friday and end […]

Tokyo Olympics: Australian showjumper tests positive for cocaine on eve of Games

Australian equestrian athlete and showjumper Jamie Kermond has been provisionally suspended from the Tokyo Olympics after a sample tested positive for cocaine, the country’s governing body for equestrian sports said in a statement on Wednesday. Kermond was quoted by The Australian newspaper as saying that he expressed remorse and was “extremely upset” about his actions. […]

Total COVID-19 Cases Rise To 71 At Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — An American gymnast and a Czech beach volleyball player were added to the tally Tuesday of people accredited for the Tokyo Olympics who have tested positive for COVID-19 this month. Tokyo Olympics organizers said 71 people have now tested positive. The total includes 31 people among the tens of thousands of international […]

Japan Braces For A Surreal Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — After a yearlong delay and months of hand-wringing that rippled across a pandemic-inflected world, a Summer Games unlike any other is at hand. It’s an Olympics, sure, but also, in a very real way, something quite different. No foreign fans. No local attendance in Tokyo-area venues. A reluctant populace navigating a surge […]

The No-Fun Olympics: How Athletes Are Preparing For Tokyo And Its Strict COVID-19 Rules

Sydney McLaughlin turns 22 three days after the final of the 400-meter hurdles, in which she might win Olympic gold and may even lower her current world record. Her big birthday plans? “Try and find a cupcake and then blow out the candles by myself,” McLaughlin said. Welcome to the no-fun Olympics, where celebrations and […]

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 […]

Flying Solo: Jill Biden Confirmed as Head of U.S. Delegation to Tokyo Olympics

The White House confirmed Tuesday that First Lady Jill Biden will lead the official U.S. delegation to the Tokyo Olympics, leaving President Joe Biden to stay at home alone. Biden will attend the opening ceremony on her first solo trip abroad as first lady, AP reports. “First Lady Jill Biden will travel to the Opening […]

Tokyo Governor Says City Ready For ‘Safe’ Olympics Amid COVID-19 Surge

Tokyo’s governor assured reporters this week the city’s medical system was prepared to hold a “safe and secure” Olympic Games as Japan is set to host thousands of athletes from around the world beginning next week. Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike told Reuters on Tuesday that the city was planning a last-minute vaccination blitz to better […]

Star U.S. Swimmer Refuses Coronavirus Vaccine Ahead of Olympics

On Thursday, Team U.S.A. swimmer Michael Andrew informed the press that he refused to take any of the coronavirus vaccines ahead of the Olympic games in Tokyo. During his comments on Thursday’s U.S. Swimming media call, he explained his reasoning for not getting vaccinated, according to Indianapolis’ ABC affiliate, WRTV: During a USA Swimming media […]

To Combat Transwoman Dominance Of Women’s Sports, Olympics Adds Competitive Child Birthing

To Combat Transwoman Dominance Of Women’s Sports, Olympics Adds Competitive Child Birthing TOKYO—Women’s sports are in danger as transwomen continue to dominate their biological female competitors. To fight this, a conservative lobbyist group has successfully petitioned the International Olympic Committee to add a new sport: competitive child birthing. The sport will see how fast and […]

Olympics To Be Held Without Spectators Amid COVID-19 State Of Emergency

TOKYO (AP) — Fans were banned from the pandemic-postponed Tokyo Olympics which will open in two weeks, following a state of emergency on Thursday, Olympic Minister Tamayo Marukawa told the Japanese news agency Kyodo. The ban was announced by the International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers, reducing the games to a made-for-TV event. Fans from […]

Petition to Let Sha’Carri Richardson Run in Olympics Garners Over 500K Signatures

Amid public outrage, a MoveOn petition calling for Sha’Carri Richardson to remain a participant in this month’s Olympic Games in Tokyo has received more than 500,000 signatures. Last week it was reported that Richardson, who won the 100-meter race at Olympic trials in 10.86 seconds on June 19, would not be permitted to run in the Olympic 100m […]

U.S. High Jumper Banned From Olympics For Wearing Performance-Enhancing Reebok Pumps

U.S. High Jumper Banned From Olympics For Wearing Performance-Enhancing Reebok Pumps WORLD—21-year-old U.S. high jumper Ryan Hartlen has been barred from competing in the Tokyo Olympics after it was discovered he had been competing while wearing ‘Reebok Pumps’ shoes, which gave him a totally unfair advantage over all the other athletes in his category by […]

Iran’s 400 meters athlete Pirjahan qualifies for Olympics

TEHRAN – Iranian 400 meters Mahdi Pirjahan secured a spot at the 2020 Olympic Games. He secured his spot through ranking. Pirjahan became the fourth Iranian athlete to win a quota place in Tokyo. Discus thrower Ehsan Hadadi, Hassan Taftian and Farzaneh Fasihi (men’s women’s 100 meters) have already qualified for the Games. The men’s […]

Olympics To Kick Off With Ceremonial Lighting Of The American Flag

TOKYO—The 2020 Olympic Games will be kicking off next month with the ceremonial lighting of the American flag, a beloved pastime where American athletes who were given every opportunity to succeed get to show how much they hate America. “Before the Games, American athletes will get to show much they hate their country by taking […]

Emperor Of Japan ‘Worried’ About Tokyo Olympics Amid Pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Emperor Naruhito is “extremely worried” that the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics could accelerate the spread of the coronavirus, the head of the Imperial Palace said Thursday with the games opening in one month. The games will bring thousands of foreign athletes, officials, sponsors and journalists to Japan during a pandemic, despite […]

Dozens of Uighurs, Tibetans protest the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Dozens of Uighur and Tibetan activists gather outside the Olympic Museum in Lausanne to protest against the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and to call for a boycott. More than 40 countries led by Canada voiced grave concerns at the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday about China’s actions in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet […]

New Zealand Enters Biological Male Into Women’s Tokyo Olympics Weightlifting Team

New Zealand has entered a biological male who identities as female to compete in the women’s weightlifting event at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. 43-year-old Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard will become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics. He had previously competed in men’s weightlifting competitions before transitioning in 2013. “I am grateful and […]

The Safest Way To Hold Tokyo Olympics Is ‘No Fans,’ Top Medical Adviser Says

TOKYO (AP) — The safest way to hold the Tokyo Olympics is without any fans, the top medical adviser to the Japanese government said in a report on Friday. Dr. Shigeru Omi’s recommendation seems to put him at odds with organizers and the International Olympic Committee with the Olympics opening in just five weeks on […]

Dem Rep. Malinowski: Holding Olympics in China ‘In Some Ways, Worse Than 1936’

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) stated that it’s wrong to hold the 2022 Winter Olympics in China while China is committing genocide, and doing so would be, “in some ways, worse than” holding the 1936 Olympics in Germany. Malinowski said, “I just don’t think it’s appropriate to hold the Olympics […]

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