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  • Life in the Olympic gulag: Athletes are 'crying like crazy' in hellish quarantine with miserable food where 'hope is dead' as DOZENS miss out on their events after testing positive and being carted off to isolation camps

    02/07/2022 11:29:25 AM PST · by Cecily · 195 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 7, 2022 | Chris Pleasance
    Dozens of athletes thrown into virus isolation at China's zero-Covid Winter Olympics have laid bare their misery - describing 'crying like crazy' after being hauled out of bed at 3am before being fed miserable food in rooms too small for exercise. Beijing is attempting to hold a virus-free event in the midst of a pandemic, cutting off competitors and their teams in a bubble where tests must be taken every day, with anyone who tests positive dragged off to isolation. But conditions in isolation are reportedly dire. Valeria Vasnetsova, a Russian biathlete, claims she was served the same inedible meal...
  • India Stages Last-Minute Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics After Chinese Soldier Made Torchbearer

    02/05/2022 11:46:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/05/2022 | Venus Upadhayaya
    India announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics on Feb. 3 after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) picked a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier involved in a bloody 2020 conflict with India as a torchbearer in the Games’ torch relay. India’s state broadcaster also decided to not telecast the opening and the closing ceremonies of the Games as a result.“It is indeed regrettable that the Chinese side has chosen to politicize an event like the Olympics … the Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of India in Beijing will not be attending the opening or the closing ceremony of the...
  • 13M Chinese Finally Freed After 1-Month Lockdown In Xi’an As New Outbreak Detected In Shanghai

    01/24/2022 7:15:58 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies
    Nation And State ^ | 1-24-2022
    Finally, after a month of living with a brutal, Wuhan-style lockdown, the 13M residents of Xi’an, the provincial capital of Shanxxi, are finally free to go about their business. The CCP announced over the weekend that it would end the lockdown after a month, having officially triumphed over the virus yet again (although other outbreaks are vexing authorities in Beijing and elsewhere). On Monday, meanwhile, health authorities confirmed the first new confirmed case of COVID in Shanghai since the start of the latest round of outbreaks. While it’s only one case for now (at least, according to what the CCP...
  • Beijing Olympics lowers COVID testing standards, otherwise, there would be no Olympics

    01/24/2022 11:33:30 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Sara Carter ^ | January 24, 2022 | Sara Carter
    How convenient when a bureaucratic body has the power to switch COVID standards at the drop of a hat in order to allow it to continue moving forward and not shut down as the rest of us have been forced to do. COVID Standards around testing and quarantine rules are going from asinine and impossible to achieve to almost gone in the blink of an eye. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last week he was doing away with all COVID precautions from vaccine mandates to mask wearing, and instead, would rely on the judgement of its citizens to protect...
  • What’s Going Down In Beijing Is Massively Underplayed

    01/21/2022 2:25:13 PM PST · by ProfessorGoldiloxx · 28 replies
    General Dispatch Whatfinger News ^ | January 21, 2022 | Stephen K. Bannon
    [4:47 video clip] ESPN and NBC have determined it is too dangerous to send correspondents or announcers to communist China for the Genocide Olympics.
  • Boycott the Beijing Olympics

    01/18/2022 12:14:58 PM PST · by PoliticallyShort · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 01/18/22 | Brian Kennedy
    The American way of life has been nearly destroyed over the past two years by a virus that came from communist China. Politically, economically, and socially, America has been devastated. As of this writing, 850,000 Americans have died. Why, then, is the U.S. Olympic team preparing to head to Beijing to participate in the Winter Olympics? If ever there was an Olympics that should be boycotted, this is it. The purpose of the quadrennial games is, or ought to be, to promote goodwill among nations while allowing athletes a stage where they can test their skills against world-class competition. No...
  • Harnwell: CCP Shuttering Buildings With People Inside

    01/18/2022 10:10:07 PM PST · by ProfessorGoldiloxx · 5 replies
    General Dispatch Whatfinger News ^ | January 18, 2022 | Stephen K. Bannon
    [2:22 video clip] One person in Northern Beijing, 15 miles from Olympics, tests positive for Omicron so communist China locks down 20 million people.
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Sunday 6/13/2021 New Government In Israel, Opposition To China At G7...

    06/13/2021 6:49:02 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/13/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    In Israel today a new government voted in by the Knesset the country's parliament. The vote ends 12 years of leadership by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The vote 60-59 with one abstention.... Naftali Bennett has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister... Congratulations for the new government fro other nations including US President Joe Biden. Mr. Bennett spoke with Biden by phone... A large protest drew tens of thousands onto the streets of Madrid today. Many Spaniards opposed to pardons for Catalan political leaders... The Mayor of Moscow declaring non-working days from June 15th to 19th due to increased...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 2/17/2021 Breaking News Rush Limbaugh Is Dead

    02/17/2021 9:06:33 PM PST · by Nextrush · 17 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/17/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    "Talent on Loan from God" Tonight that Talent is returned to its Lender. Rush Limbaugh has died at the age of 70. His wife Kathryn making the announcement at the beginning of the "Rush Limbaugh Show" today. Rush had indicated that his lung cancer condition was terminal in recent months. Rush broke the media mold and created a whole new kind of media reflected in various talk show personalities...
  • China executes two for ‘terrorist’ attack in Xinjiang

    04/09/2009 12:27:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 620+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | 9 April 2009
    China executed two people in restive far-west Xinjiang on Thursday after a court convicted them over attacks on police last August, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The brief report did not give details of the executed. But it said they were found guilty over a ‘terrorist attack on a frontier city’s border police that left 17 dead’ and which came amid tightened security ahead of the Beijing Summer Olympics. Almost half of Xinjiang’s population are Uighur, a largely Muslim group with a culture and language close to other Turkic parts of central Asia. Many Uighurs resent religious and cultural...
  • Phelps selected USOC sportsman of the year

    01/31/2009 3:24:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 685+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/09 | AP
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP)—Another award for Michael Phelps: The record-setting swimmer was chosen the U.S. Olympic Committee’s sportsman of the year on Thursday. All-around gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin and swimmer Natalie Coughlin, who won six medals in Beijing, tied in voting for sportswoman of the year. Erin Popovich was selected paralympian of the year and the U.S. men’s volleyball team, which won a gold medal in the aftermath of the attack and killing of coach Hugh McCutcheon’s father-in-law, was team of the year.
  • Fidel Castro: Corrupt judges hurt Cuban Olympians

    08/26/2008 9:09:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 276+ views
    AP ^ | August 25, 2008
    Fidel Castro says corrupt judges are to blame for Cuba's sub-par showing at the Beijing Olympics. Castro alleges that judges blatantly stole semifinal fights from two Cuban boxers, and that a judge must have been bribed in the case of Angel Matos, who kicked a referee in the face after he was disqualified in a bronze-medal taekwondo match.
  • Worst smog in a month hits Beijing as Olympic athletes leave it to the last minute

    07/28/2008 8:33:23 AM PDT · by traumer · 47 replies · 103+ views
    With only 11 days to go until the start of the Beijing Olympics, this was the smoggy scene in the Chinese capital yesterday. Visibility was down to half a mile in some parts, including the National Stadium, while the Athletes' Village complex could not be seen from the nearby Olympic Green. The city's notoriously polluted air has cast a cloud over the Games, with organisers threatening to postpone events if it is bad. City officials confidently - and possibly unwisely - predict that air quality will be good for the Games. Their efforts to curb pollution include taking half of...
  • Obama Supports Genocide Against Black Africans With Campaign Donations From African-Americans

    07/24/2008 12:18:12 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 2 replies · 117+ views
    Blogger News Network ^ | July 24, 2008 | The Stiletto
    Advertising Age reports that “Sen. Barack Obama's campaign will be among the TV sponsors of NBC Universal's Olympics coverage” and “has taken a $5 million package of Olympics spots that includes network TV as well as cable ads.” The Associated Press notes that ‘[s]uch an extensive purchase of ad time would give Obama wide exposure before the Democratic National Convention, to be held the last week in August” and that “the expenditure is as significant for its reach as for the bold statement it makes.”This would be the same Barack Obama who lectured President Bush to boycott the opening ceremonies....
  • Don't boycott China's shame

    04/01/2008 5:54:32 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 49 replies · 53+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 26th March 2008 | Andrew Bolt
    NO, don't. Let's not boycott the Beijing Olympics. Letting them go ahead is hurting China much, much more. How desperately China wanted these Games so it could announce the dawn of the Chinese century. But, after spending a reported $40 billion to show off its glittering new might, China is startled to find it's showing off its pimples instead. Its propaganda showpiece risks turning into a huge flop, and people like me - who figure we're safer if our neighbours are democrats, too - couldn't be happier. China's troubles started last month with Steven Spielberg, the world's most famous film...
  • China is Getting Ready

  • China lashes out at British press for comparing Beijing Olympics to 1936 Nazi Berlin Games

    03/27/2008 3:51:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 586+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/27/08
    China lashes out at British press for comparing Beijing Olympics to 1936 Nazi Berlin GamesLast updated at 22:15pm on 26th March 2008 CommentsEx-British Cabinet Minister Michael Portillo has compared the Beijing Olympics to the 1936 Nazi Games China has lashed out at an editorial by an ex-British Cabinet Minister which likened the 2008 Beijing Olympics to the 1936 Games in Nazi Germany.  Michael Portillo invoked the use of the Olympics as a "showcase for Nazism" in the article published in the Sunday Times. However China's Foreign Ministry called the article "an insult to the Chinese people, and an insult to...
  • Britain kow tows to China as athletes are forced to sign no criticism contracts

    02/10/2008 9:52:20 AM PST · by mojito · 85 replies · 942+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 2/10/2008 | Rob Draper and Daniel King
    British Olympic chiefs are to force athletes to sign a contract promising not to speak out about China's appalling human rights record – or face being banned from travelling to Beijing. The move – which raises the spectre of the order given to the England football team to give a Nazi salute in Berlin in 1938 – immediately provoked a storm of protest. The controversial clause has been inserted into athletes' contracts for the first time and forbids them from making any political comment about countries staging the Olympic Games. It is contained in a 32-page document that will be...
  • Olympians forced to sign no-criticism-of-China contract

    02/10/2008 1:17:18 AM PST · by dbehsman · 44 replies · 160+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 10, 2008 | WorldNetDaily
    British athletes who want to compete in the summer Olympics will be required to sign a contract promising not to make statements critical of the communist regime's human rights record or they will not be permitted to travel to China, according to a 32-page document prepared by the British Olympic Association. "There are all sorts of organizations who would like athletes to use the Olympic Games as a vehicle to publicize their causes," Simon Clegg, BOA's chief executive, told the London Daily Mail. "I don't believe that is in the interest of the team performance. As a team we are...
  • Beijing’s Olympic Quest: Turn Smoggy Sky Blue

    12/29/2007 11:21:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies · 239+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 29, 2007 | JIM YARDLEY
    BEIJING — Every day, monitoring stations across the city measure air pollution to determine if the skies above this national capital can officially be designated blue. It is not an act of whimsy: with Beijing preparing to play host to the 2008 Olympic Games, the official Blue Sky ratings are the city’s own measuring stick for how well it is cleaning up its polluted air. Thursday did not bring good news. The gray, acrid skies rated an eye-reddening 421 on a scale of 500, with 500 being the worst. Friday rated 500. Both days far exceeded pollution levels deemed safe...