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  • LeBron James Media Co. Slams Olympic Protest Rule: ‘We See This as a Way of Silencing Voices’

    07/22/2021 7:12:38 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | 21 Jul 2021 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    The media company started by LeBron James is blasting the ban on political protests on the medal stand during the Olympics. James’ company, The Uninterrupted, is accusing the International Olympics Committee of “silencing athletes” with its Rule 50. “Rule 50 is a rule in the Olympic Charter that bans any kind of demonstration and prohibits any opinionated political, religious or racial propaganda at the Olympic site in 2021,” a Twitter message from the group says. “The only time an athlete is able to speak freely is at press conferences and to the media, but not on the Olympic podium when...
  • The Olympics Versus Wokery

    07/11/2021 10:05:53 PM PDT · by rbbeachkid · 11 replies
    7/11/21 | Karen Dennison
    The Olympics are upon us and we will see nationalism to its upmost. So, what happens with the “USA Sucks” crowd? The athletes who have been poisoned in Anti-Americanism are a lost cause. Despite the fact that they are paid to compete for a country that they think they hate, they accept the money and run (or swim, or whatever) for The United States of America. I am interested in seeing middle America’s reaction. Does our majority encourage wokery? Do we turn our backs on our misguided competitors? Or do we root for America to win no matter the means?...
  • House Republicans ‘deeply concerned’ about US Olympic athletes protesting

    07/08/2021 12:25:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/08/2021 | Mark Moore
    More than three dozen Republican House members have penned a letter to the US Olympic Committee to express their concerns about American athletes holding political protests at the Summer Games in Tokyo — singling out hammer thrower Gwen Berry, who turned away as the national anthem was played during the national trials last month. The 39 Republicans wrote to US Olympic and Paralympic Committee Chair Susanne Lyons and CEO Sarah Hirshland, urging them to comply with Rule 50 of the International Olympic Committee’s charter that prohibits political expression by athletes, Fox News reported on Thursday. “We are deeply concerned by...
  • In 95-degree heat, New Mexico prep athletes hang tough behind masks

    06/11/2021 4:38:49 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | June 10, 2021 | Bill Webber
    ALBUQUERQUE — With Thursday’s temperatures creeping into the high 90s and humidity levels hovering at 4 percent by midafternoon, New Mexico Activities Association administrator Scott Owen pulled out his smartphone, punched in a few numbers and said, “Eighty-eight degrees.” “That’s good, 88 degrees — I don’t think so,” said Evan Bloodworth, a junior at St. Michael’s and one of nearly 200 high school players on hand for Thursday’s opening rounds of the 2021 state tennis championships. “Whatever thermometer they’re using, it’s at least 100 on the courts.” If Thursday’s sweltering heat during the tournament proved anything, it’s that it really...
  • Bela Karolyi Accused of Horrific Abuse of Nadia Comaneci in New Book

    05/03/2021 1:18:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 3, 2021 | Ryan Dunleavy
    Hall of Fame gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi and his wife, Martha, face fresh allegations of physical and psychological abuse of young female athletes dating to the 1960s in a newly published book, according to the Daily Mail. Romanian author Stejarel Olaru wrote in “Nadia si Securitatea” that Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci — the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 at the Olympics, in 1976 — is among the victims who were starved to the point of developing eating disorders, slapped, and denied medical treatment, according to the report. Comaneci was Bela Karolyi’s first prodigy and his gateway to defecting...
  • Gretchen Whitmer Admin Requires Student Athletes to Sign Coronavirus ‘Code of Conduct’

    03/25/2021 9:45:10 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/25/2021 | Kyle Olson
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) administration issued a coronavirus-related “code of conduct” for student athletes this week. The document, which requires a student’s signature, comes from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the agency that took over issuing virus orders after Whitmer’s executive orders were ruled unconstitutional last October.
  • What Does It Mean to Have Long-Haul COVID-19?

    10/23/2020 9:41:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 21, 2020 | Selene Yeager
    As an elite competitive triathlete, César Villalba, 34, of Los Angeles knows his body. So, though he can perform “acceptably” on a pulmonary test months after his initial bout with COVID-19, that’s anything but “acceptable” for the professional designer who is used to racing around the world. “I can do that with 60 percent of my lung capacity,” Villalba says with the heavy sigh of a man who would really just like to be better. Villalba was never officially diagnosed with COVID-19, because he got sick before the pandemic hit full steam. “I had pneumonia, sore throat, fever for a...
  • One-third of Big Ten athletes with COVID-19 have heart inflammation, Penn State doctor says

    09/03/2020 2:27:23 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 33 replies
    The blaze ^ | 9/3/2020 | Blaze
    Penn State's director of athletic medicine said Monday that roughly one-third of Big Ten athletes who have tested positive for COVID-19 have heart inflammation, according to the Centre Daily Times. Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli said during a State College Area school board of directors meeting that 30% to 35% of the infected athletes showed signs of myocarditis on their MRIs. Concern over the condition was at least part of the reason the Big Ten canceled its fall football season.
  • PSU Doctor: 30-35% of Big Ten Athletes with COVID-19 Developed Myocarditis

    09/03/2020 11:44:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 9/03/20 | Timothy Rapp
    Penn State's director of athletic medicine, Wayne Sebastianelli, says 30-35 percent of Big Ten athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 also had myocarditis, a condition that inflames the heart muscle and can potentially be fatal. Per Parth Upadhyaya of the Centre Daily Times, Sebastianelli said Monday during a State College Area board of directors meeting: "When we looked at our COVID-positive athletes, whether they were symptomatic or not, 30 to roughly 35 percent of their heart muscles (are) inflamed. And we really just don't know what to do with it right now. It's still very early in the infection. Some...
  • American Sports Are Letting Down America

    08/29/2020 11:30:37 AM PDT · by Twotone · 24 replies
    Hillsdale College-Imprimus ^ | July/August 2020 | Jason Whitlock
    Nearly 30 years ago, in a 1993 Nike commercial, professional basketball legend Charles Barkley fired the first shot at the “role model” concept popularized by Columbia University sociologist Robert K. Merton in the aftermath of the 1960s counterculture movement. “I am not a role model,” Barkley proclaimed in the half-minute spot. “I’m not paid to be a role model. I’m paid to wreak havoc on the basketball court. Parents should be role models. Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.” Barkley’s words landed with a force every bit the equal of former NFL quarterback...
  • More Than 300 Female Athletes, Olympians Urge NCAA To Protect Women’s Sports

    07/30/2020 8:13:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 30. 2020 | Elle Reynolds
    Under the NCAA’s current rules, I’m concerned that we will soon effectively have men’s sports and co-ed sports — without any dedicated category for females,' said Madison Kenyon, a college athlete who's lost to transgender athletes. More than 300 high-profile female athletes signed a letter released Wednesday asking the National College Athletic Association Board of Governors to preserve a “fair and level playing field” for women’s sports.“True athletic parity for women demands that women’s sports be protected for biological females,” the letter said. “Protecting the integrity of women’s sports has, for decades, played an integral role in remedying past discrimination...
  • Rahm Emanuel: Athletes Kneeling During National Anthem Akin to Kneeling at ‘Religious Services’

    07/27/2020 12:16:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/27/2020 | Pam Key
    Monday on ABC’s “The View,” former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) compared athletes kneeling during the national anthem in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement to congregants kneeling at religious services. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, “We were talking earlier in the show about athletes taking a knee, and someone told me you had a change of heart on this. What did they mean?
  • Giants manager Gabe Kapler kneels with players during national anthem prior to 'Summer Camp' game

    07/21/2020 6:03:01 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 79 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 20, 2020 | Eric Ting
    San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler and a handful of players took a knee during the national anthem prior to the team's "Summer Camp" exhibition game against the Oakland Athletics Monday night.
  • On the anniversary of Title IX, are women's sports in jeopardy?

    06/23/2020 6:09:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/23/20 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    Tennis legend Martina Navratilova, the winner of 18 Grand Slam singles titles, has noted that, when it comes to competitive athletics, “sex segregation is the only way to achieve equality for girls and women.” That is because, on average, males are stronger, faster, and more powerful than females. And, yet, with the stroke of a pen, the United States Supreme Court last week called into question the legality of all sex-specific athletic teams. ... Many civil rights activists cheered the holding as a victory for the LGBTQ+ community. And, indeed, it is. ... Suppose, for example, a male student fails...
  • NBA players threaten to cancel season in protest, cite ‘systematic racism’ as reason

    06/13/2020 10:00:05 AM PDT · by kevcol · 215 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 13, 2020 | Vivek Saxena
    According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, during a conference call with over 80 other NBA players this Friday, Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets expressed concerns that restarting basketball would distract Americans from the ongoing discussion over systemic racism in law enforcement, which for the record isn’t real. “I don’t support going into Orlando. I’m not with the systematic racism and the bulls–t. Something smells a little fishy,” he reportedly said.--- ESPN reported that the call also included “several players suggesting they’d be willing to sit out the season — and numerous more discussing social issues, league economics and,...
  • Replacing 'Eyes of Texas' among changes requested by Texas athletes

    06/12/2020 3:10:22 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 98 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 12, 2020 | Ben Kercheval
    Athletes across multiple sports at the University of Texas released a statement through social media on Friday requesting a series of changes that would significantly alter some of the traditions on campus as well as build more awareness of black history at the school. "We aim to hold the athletic department and university to a higher standard by not only asking them to keep their promise of condemning racism on our campus," the statement said, "but to go beyond this by taking action to make Texas more comfortable and inclusive for the black athletes and black community that has so...
  • Bengals' Joe Burrow, Dolphins' Brian Flores among reaction to George Floyd killing

    05/30/2020 5:47:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 30, 3030 | Ben Baby
    Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow was among the notable athletes to speak out Friday in the wake of George Floyd's death while in police custody Monday in Minneapolis, saying the "black community needs our help." "They have been unheard for far too long," Burrow, the Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 overall draft pick, said Friday on Twitter. "Open your ears, listen, and speak. This isn't politics. This is human rights."
  • Are athletes overpaid?

    05/12/2020 8:33:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 69 replies
    Wildcat Voice ^ | May 2018 | Amia Nettles
    Cristiano Ronaldo. LeBron James. Lionel Messi. These are a few examples of athletes that make close to 40 million dollars a year. Athletes are extremely overpaid, considering that their careers do not, arguably, contribute to society in a meaningful way. This opinion is shared by 59% of the population, according to a Zeitgeist survey. The average annual salary for a doctor is around $188,000, while the average salary for an NBA player is around $5 million. Similarly, firefighters only make around $46,000 a year, while MLB players make about $4 million a year. Doctors obtain high levels of education and...
  • A Return for Baseball Would Require a New Debate Over Players' Pay

    04/18/2020 7:35:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 18, 2020 | Tyler Kepner
    Everybody wants a baseball season. Nobody knows quite how that will look amid the coronavirus pandemic. Those are the only certainties for a sport that has an unbroken chain of seasons with at least 100 games stretching back to the 19th century. But as more and more hopeful hints have emerged this week — from Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases, and from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, who both publicly touted the feasibility of playing in empty ballparks — a distressing backdrop still looms: If teams cannot sell tickets, how much will...
  • Former Seahawk Tarvaris Jackson dies in car accident at age 36

    04/13/2020 8:36:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 32 replies
    Yakima Herald ^ | 4/13/20 | Bob Condotta
    Former NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has died in a one-car crash outside Montgomery, Ala., authorities said Monday, April 13, 2020. He was 36. The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro that Jackson was driving went off the road, struck a tree and overturned at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, Trooper Benjamin “Michael” Carswell, an Alabama Law Enforcement Agency spokesman, said in a news release. Jackson was pronounced dead at a hospital. Former Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, whose toughness as a starter to play through injury in 2011 and willingness to adapt to a backup role when the team won the Super Bowl in the 2013...