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  • Olympic champion Gabby Douglas says team doctor abused her

    11/22/2017 8:56:38 AM PST · by bgill · 17 replies
    cbsautsin ^ | Nov. 22, 2017 | AP
    The 21-year-old Douglas is the latest high-profile gymnast to come forward against Nassar, who spent nearly two decades as the national team doctor for USA Gymnastics before being fired in 2015. Two-time Olympic teammate Aly Raisman wrote about alleged abuse by Nassar in her autobiography “Fierce,” released earlier this month. Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney disclosed abuse by Nassar in October. Jamie Dantzscher, a bronze medalist on the 2000 U.S. Olympic team, was part of the initial wave of lawsuits filed against Nassar in 2016 following reporting by the Indianapolis Star that highlighted chronic mishandling of abuse allegations against coaches...
  • Russian Official Calls for Doping Whistleblower to Be Shot ‘Like Stalin Would Have Done’

    11/20/2017 12:50:05 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 14 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | Dan Gartland
    The honorary president of Russia’s Olympic Committee believes the man responsible for exposing the country’s state-sponsored doping program should be executed. Grigory Rodchenkov, the former director of Moscow’s anti-doping lab, exposed the scheme in 2016 after fleeing to the United States. “Rodchenkov should be shot for lying, like Stalin would have done,” Olympic official Leonid Tyagachev said on a Russian radio station, according to the Guardian. Tyagachev’s remark may sound like hyperbole but Russia has a long history of killing political opponents—two former doping officials died under mysterious circumstances last year—and Rodchenkov fled to the U.S. over fears for his...
  • Russian boycott of Winter Olympics moves step closer after Wada ruling

    11/16/2017 11:13:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | November 16, 2017 | Staff
    The prospect of Russia boycotting an Olympics for the first time since 1984 is a step closer after its national anti-doping agency failed to have its suspension lifted. The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) was declared noncompliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency’s rules when the details of Russia’s systemic cheating first emerged in November 2015. With the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang just 12 weeks away, Thursday’s Wada foundation board meeting in Seoul was the last scheduled chance for Rusada to convince anti-doping leaders it had met the terms of a “road map” to compliance.
  • Pyeongchang chief says it would be honor to host Melania, Ivanka Trump at Olympics

    11/15/2017 10:52:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    USA Today | November 13, 2017 | Paul Myerberg
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2017/11/13/pyeongchang-chief-wants-to-host-melania-ivanka-trump-olympics/860799001/
  • McKayla Maroney alleges past abuses by Larry Nassar as early as 13

    10/18/2017 6:33:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Espn ^ | October 18, 2017
    McKayla Maroney, a two-time Olympic medalist who helped the "Fierce Five" U.S. women's gymnastics team to the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Games, has alleged that she was abused as early as age 13 by former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who already faces 22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and could receive a sentence of life in prison. Maroney, now 21, spoke out early Wednesday as part of the "Me too" movement on Twitter, saying, "silence has given the wrong people power for too long, and it's time to take our power back." Maroney...
  • Vanity - NFL, MLB....Olympics next?

    09/25/2017 2:29:30 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 33 replies
    Well.......the Flag/Anthem America haters have had their moments of glory for themselves and their open display of hate for their country. One can only guess when the playing of the USA National Anthem and the raising of the USA Flag will be mocked and then banned from being played and displayed at upcoming Olympic Games. America...you have lost your soul and, I fear lost your country in the process. When football replaces the status, history, culture of the once mighty USA, the future for our country, its children, its opportunities is greatly diminished. The blame, IMHO, rests somewhat with the...
  • The Olympics Are Actually Going to Be Terrible For Los Angeles

    09/18/2017 9:32:54 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | September 18, 2017 | Phillip Francis
    The IOC (International Olympic Committee) made a historic announcement by announcing two cities that will have won an Olympic bid: Los Angeles and Paris. Paris has won the bid for the 2024 Olympics, for the 100th anniversary of the 1924 Olympics which they hosted as well. Los Angeles will host the 2028 Olympics 4 years later. This is the first time that the IOC has made a dual announcement. This also comes with just two cities bidding for the 2024 summer games, with a deal that allowed Paris to go first to celebrate the anniversary. Los Angeles will go second,...
  • PETA Wants 'Silent Fireworks' for L.A. Olympics to Protect Dogs

    08/11/2017 12:28:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | August 9, 2017
    What would the world do without PETA, who always tackles the important issues? Leading up to the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics, the radical anti-humans at PETA now advocate for "silent fireworks" because traditional fireworks scar dogs emotionally. According to LA Weekly, they "want to see silent fireworks, or possibly even a Summer Games without fireworks at all, so that animals aren't traumatized by the simulation of artillery." "We have seen success with silent fireworks," says PETA's associate director of online marketing, Kate Tuggle. "Silent fireworks are generally more colorful."
  • After The Flame: The 2016 Summer Games were supposed to bring Rio and Brazil [tr]

    08/10/2017 11:15:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 10, 2017 | Wayne Drehs and Mariana Lajolo
    Felipe Wu opens the door, apologizing for the mess. On the floor beside him sits a suitcase overstuffed with clothes. A few feet away, boxes filled with pistols and ammunition climb the stairs. There are shoes in the kitchen. Boxes in the living room. A hole in the wall where the air conditioner once sat. It is a home in disarray. A family that is about to move.
  • Olympic Three-Peat: Los Angeles Gets The Rings In 2028

    08/01/2017 10:49:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Angelenos have to hope that the third time is as charmed as the first two. Los Angeles became the second city in the world to host three modern Olympics with a deal clinched yesterday between the International Olympic Committee and Paris, which will host the summer games in 2024. The Olympics will return to Southern California in 2028, forty-four years after hosting one of the more successful Olympiads, and ninety-six years after their first hosting duties: The Summer Olympics are returning to the U.S. for first time since 1996. The 2028 Games will be held in Los Angeles https://t.co/DV7OCKBgW2...
  • Rio's $700 million village was turned into luxury condos now reportedly 'shuttered' and 93% vacant

    07/19/2017 1:38:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 19, 2017 | by Scott Davis
    The Rio Olympics continue to be an example of why more and more cities are wary of hosting the games. Rio 2016 has essentially become a financial disaster, with the games costing $13 billion in a mix of private and public money, according to a June Associated Press report. Much of the Olympic infrastructure is abandoned or underused, including the $700 million athletes village that was supposed to be turned into luxury condos once the games were over. Stephen Wade of the Associated Press recently reported via Twitter that the athletes village was "shuttered" and that only 7% of the...
  • A Bankrupt City In A Bankrupt State Lands The Olympic Games

    07/13/2017 5:34:47 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 32 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 7.13.2017 | David Blackmon
    Take Paris first: Paris is sadly a city plagued by frequent, major Islamic terrorist attacks, and the city’s government has shown zero sign of being willing to do anything effective to truly resolve the issue. Worse, France’s open borders policy virtually ensures that this problem is going to only become worse as the years go on, as more and more immigrants enter the country from Islamic nations. Hosting an Olympic Games will require Paris to become a literal police state for a minimum of six weeks, and the cost of infrastructure and security-mandated improvements will be astronomical. Los Angeles may...
  • Working hard to get the Olympics for the United States (L.A.). Stay tuned!

    07/11/2017 4:49:32 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | July 11, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    Working hard to get the Olympics for the United States (L.A.). Stay tuned!
  • 79 Years Young and Looking Great: Happy Birthday, Billy Mills

    07/01/2017 2:28:01 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 14 replies
    Indian Country Today ^ | June 30, 2017 | Vincent Schilling
    In 1964, at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Billy Mills, an Oglala Lakota, prepared to run the 10,000 meter race in hopes of winning an Olympic gold medal. Today, over five decades later, he is celebrating his 79th birthday.
  • Santa Richards Ross:Every Female Athlete I Know Has Had an Abortion

    06/13/2017 5:13:19 AM PDT · by ZagFan · 39 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6-12-2017 | Stewart Paterson
    A double-gold Olympic medalist claims every female track-and-field athlete she knows has had an abortion. The Jamaican-American athlete revealed in her new book that she herself had an abortion - just one day before leaving for the Beijing Games in the summer of 2008.
  • Abortion Almost Destroyed Her Until She Found Forgiveness in Christ: “It’s a Scarlet Letter...

    06/11/2017 8:54:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | June 7, 2017 | Janet Morana
    FULL TITLE: Abortion Almost Destroyed Her Until She Found Forgiveness in Christ: “It’s a Scarlet Letter I Never Thought I’d Wear” It’s not every day that the truth about abortion is revealed in the pages of People magazine so it’s worth taking note when it happens. Using excerpts from her memoir, Chasing Grace: What the Quarter Mile Has Taught Me About God and Life People reported that Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross had an abortion a day before flying to Beijing for the 2008 Olympics. The excerpts make it very clear that the abortion decision is one she and her...
  • Rio's example: Why no city should bid to host the Olympics

    05/25/2017 6:40:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 24, 2017 | Dan Wetzel
    There were 27 world records set at the Rio Olympics last year – from swimming to weightlifting, archery to cycling. These were as thrilling as they were expected. “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” is the Olympic model after all – Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” Now comes perhaps the most enduring world record of the Games: Just seven months after the torch was doused, the host country is already acknowledging the entire operation was a terrible, perhaps criminal idea. It has left them debt-ridden and without a clue what to do with already decaying facilities.
  • US bobsledder Steven Holcomb, 37, found dead

    05/06/2017 3:57:22 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 8 replies
    ABC News / AP ^ | 5/6/2017 | Tim Reynolds
    Steven Holcomb, the longtime U.S. bobsledding star who drove to three Olympic medals after beating a disease that nearly robbed him of his eyesight, was found dead in Lake Placid, New York, on Saturday. He was 37. The U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Bobsled and Skeleton announced the death of the 2010 gold medalist, the cause of which remains unclear. However, officials said there were no indications of foul play after a preliminary investigation at the Olympic Training Center where Holcomb was found in his room. An autopsy was tentatively scheduled for Sunday. The native of Park City, Utah, was...
  • The Olympics will FINALLY be broadcast live as NBC announces next year's Winter [tr]

    03/29/2017 6:47:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    AFP ^ | March 29, 2017 | Staff
    NBC will broadcast the Olympics live across all US time zones for the first time, the TV network has announced. Up until now, the Olympics has not been shown live in Pacific and Mountain time zones which has annoyed sports fans in those regions. NBC announced that next year's Winter Olympics will be the first not to have a tape-delay. The network's move to coast-to-coast live coverage is an acknowledgement that in the age of social media and other online platforms, holding back results and highlights no longer makes sense.
  • After the crowds have gone: Haunting images show dilapidated Olympic venues.......

    03/19/2017 8:07:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 19, 2017 | Isobel Frodsham For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: After the crowds have gone: Haunting images show dilapidated Olympic venues in Rio just SEVEN MONTHS after the event - despite promises the games would provide a lasting legacy A drained pool filled with mud, crumbled roads and overgrown plots of grass. These eerie images aren't from a post-apocalyptic movie, they are photographs of several Olympic venues in Rio - just seven months after the games finished. Despite promises from the organisers that the billion-dollar site would be used to benefit Brazil's citizens, it remains deserted and dilapidated. The country remains in a deep economic and political crisis...