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  • IOC delays selection of 2030 Winter Olympics host after climate change and sustainability discussions (only 8.13 years left)

    12/07/2022 3:58:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    See BS Sports ^ | 12/06/22 | Isabel Gonzalez
    The International Olympic Committee is delaying the selection of the 2030 Winter Olympics host city after discussing climate change and sustainability during its executive board meeting on Tuesday. The 2030 host city was originally scheduled to be announced after the 2023 IOC session. The executive board is giving the Future Host Commission more time to look at the preliminary results of academic research that shows a potential reduction in the number of climate-reliable hosts. A proposal to ensure climate reliability would require hosts to show average minimum temperatures of below zero degrees for snow competition venues during the Winter Games...
  • Jim Thorpe Is Restored as Sole Winner of 1912 Olympic Gold Medals

    07/15/2022 5:08:19 AM PDT · by Phlap · 36 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/15/2022 | By Victor Mather and Tariq Panja
    Jim Thorpe, one of the greatest athletes in history and the victim of what many considered a century-old Olympic injustice, has been restored as the sole winner of the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Games. Thorpe, who excelled at a dozen or more sports, had dominated his two events at the 1912 Games in Stockholm but was stripped of his medals after it emerged that he had briefly played professional baseball before his Olympic career. American officials, in what historians considered a blend of racism and a fanatical devotion to the idea of amateurism, had been among the...
  • International Olympic Committee Says Biological Male Trans Athletes Should Not Have to Lower Testosterone to Compete in Women’s Events

    11/20/2021 12:50:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 101 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 18, 2021 | Laurel Duggan, the Daily Caller
    The International Olympic Committee recommended that sports organizations allow biologically male, transgender athletes to compete in women’s sports without lowering their testosterone levels. The committee stated that no athlete should be excluded from competition based on unverified, alleged, or perceived unfair competitive advantage due to biological sex in a Tuesday report. The report says athletes should compete in sports based on their self-determined gender identity and should not be subject to “targeted testing” to determine biological sex. “Athletes should not be deemed to have an unfair or disproportionate competitive advantage due to their sex variations, physical appearance and/or transgender status,”...
  • The Olympic Games Remind Us of the Necessity of Nationalism

    08/13/2021 4:46:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | August 13, 2021 | Josh Hammer
    The recently completed Tokyo Summer Olympic Games were, in many respects, an unmitigated flop. NBC's prime-time coverage averaged a paltry 12.9 million viewers, making for the weakest ratings since NBC first began airing the Summer Games in 1988. Overall, the Tokyo Games saw a 49% ratings drop since the previous Summer Games, 2016's rendition in Rio de Janeiro, and a whopping 58% drop compared with the 2012 Summer Games in London. Many factors are likely to blame: The time difference between the U.S. and Japan made for difficult live viewing; the physical venues lacked camera-friendly enthusiasm due to the COVID-19...
  • BBC did NOT screen live coverage of trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard after warning it would report viewers who questioned her right to compete as a woman to 'authorities'

    08/03/2021 2:36:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:54 EDT, 3 August 2021 | Jack Wright
    The BBC did not broadcast live coverage of transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard’s event at the Tokyo Olympics after it warned that it would report viewers who questioned her right to compete as a woman to “the relevant authorities”. The British broadcaster did not air the women’s weightlifting on Day 10 of the Games live, when the transgender New Zealand athlete crashed out of the 87 kg+ category after failing to record a single valid “snatch” lift, and showed eventing, showjumping and athletics instead. It also did not broadcast US gymnast Simone Biles’ bronze-medal winning routine live on BBC1 this morning...
  • Trans woman weightlifter cleared to compete in Tokyo Olympics

    07/18/2021 11:55:34 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 68 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 17, 2021 | Jon Levine
    The International Olympic Committee has cleared a transgender athlete to compete in the upcoming Tokyo games. The IOC ruled Saturday that Laurel Hubbard, 43, who is a biological man, can compete for New Zealand in the women’s weightlifting super-heavyweight category and that her inclusion does not violate the current rules on the books. She is on track to be the first transgender athlete to ever compete in the games. “The rules for qualification have been established by the International Weightlifting Federation before the qualifications started,” IOC boss Thomas Bach said during a new conference Reuters reported. “These rules apply, and...
  • IOC loosens ban on protest ahead of Tokyo Olympics

    07/04/2021 11:51:58 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    yahoo ^ | July 2, 2021 | Cassandra Negley
    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is loosening its ban on protests and rules against athlete expression for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The IOC's executive board voted to approve guidelines clarifying Rule 50 of the Olympic charter, which prohibits athletes from making any sort of political expression, particularly on medal podiums, in the field of play and at opening and closing ceremonies. Athletes have pushed back on the rule for years and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee took the unprecedented step in December of urging the IOC to "end the prohibition of peaceful demonstrations." The new policy allows athletes...
  • Olympic Athletes Who Kneel, Raise Fist Will Face Punishment: IOC

    04/23/2021 8:29:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/23/2021 | Zachary Steiber
    Athletes who try protesting by kneeling or raising a fist at official Olympic sites will face punitive measures, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced this week. The Olympic Charter already says that any kind of demonstration or political, religious, or racial propaganda is barred in any Olympic sites, venues, or other areas. But athletes from America and other countries began kneeling protests in recent years, inspired by sports players in the United States. The IOC Athletes’ Commission examined the matter and found that roughly seven out of 10 athletes of nearly 3,500 polled feel it is not appropriate to demonstrate...
  • IOC Accepts CCP’s Offer of China-Made Vaccines to Administer to Willing Participants in the Tokyo Olympics; Team Japan Declines

    03/14/2021 5:50:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 03/14/2021 | Alex Wu
    International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said the organization has agreed to purchase China’s COVID-19 vaccine to administer to willing participants at the Tokyo Olympics this summer and the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022. However, Japan’s athletes won’t be taking the China-made vaccines after the country’s Olympic committee said Japan wasn’t consulted regarding the IOC’s decision. The vaccine isn’t approved for use in Japan. The IOC has said it will pay for Chinese vaccines for the participating teams participating in the Olympic Games but didn’t offer details about the cost or quantity. Bach also said that distribution of China...
  • Why The 2022 Winter Olympics Need To Be Moved From Beijing

    03/10/2021 7:40:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 10, 2021 | Newt Gingrich and Michael Watz
    To protect human rights and preserve the integrity of the games, the 2022 Olympics should be moved to a location outside of communist China.In less than a year, the 2022 Winter Olympics will begin in Beijing, China. As the world emerges from the global war against a virus and responses to it that cost lives, jobs, and livelihoods, the time is ripe for athletes to come together to celebrate human achievement, perseverance, and grit. The Olympic Charter outlines the Fundamental Principles of Olympism. The first principle clearly states the objective of the games: “Olympism seeks to create a way of...
  • IOC to decide within four weeks on Olympics delay

    03/22/2020 5:42:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Houston Chronicle via MSN ^ | 3/22/20 | David Barron
    While ruling out cancelation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will consider delaying the Games and plans to reach a decision within the next four weeks. Sunday’s announcement by IOC president Thomas Bach came as USA Swimming and USA Track and Field have called for delay and several national Olympic committees, including those of Great Britain and Norway, have endorsed postponing the Tokyo Games because of the new coronavirus pandemic. World Athletics, which oversees track and field worldwide, said it “welcomes discussions with the IOC to postpone” from the scheduled July 24 start. Also,...
  • 2020 Olympics: Iranian Olympian Defects, IOC Bans Protests At Games; Megan Rapinoe Objects

    01/13/2020 7:04:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/13/2020 | Karen Townsend
    The sole female Iranian Olympic medalist has defected. Kimia Alizadeh bid farewell and has relocated to Europe. It is reported she has gone to the Netherlands. The bronze medalist in Taekwondo posted her letter of farewell on Instagram just one day after the Iranian government admitted it shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet. She wrote in Farsi. “Let me start with a greeting, a farewell or condolences,” the 21-year–old wrote in an Instagram post explaining why she was defecting. “I am one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran who they have been playing with for years.”“They took...
  • Former governor of Rio paid $2m bribe to win 2016 Olympics — defeating Chicago’s bid in the process

    07/06/2019 9:02:38 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 39 replies
    The former governor said he bought the votes for Rio to get to "the second stage of the vote" and that "no votes were bought after that." Rio was chosen over Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid to host the 2016 Games. Chicago’s bid, considered by most a strong one, was the first to be eliminated, despite the presence of then-U.S. President Barack Obama at the IOC meeting in Copenhagen.
  • Do you really want to add this as an Olympic sport?

    05/13/2019 2:12:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Hot ^ | May 13, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    As if the Olympic Games didn’t have enough problems already. Between nations being awarded hosting gigs and not being able to afford the cost of new facilities and alligators trying to eat some of the competitors, you’d think that the IOC might want to take a more mellow approach going forward. But according to one recent report, when the games come to Paris in 2024 you’ll probably be seeing a new event. Breakdancing. Oh, excuse me… we’re not supposed to call it that anymore. It’s just “breaking.” (LA Times) Outsiders might scoff, but the International Olympic Committee has recognized breaking...
  • Male-to-Female Transgenders in Women's Sports (The 2020 Games are slated to be the first Olympics)

    03/22/2018 8:08:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/22/2018 | Peter Skurkiss
    To get a feel for the level of craziness of today's world, take a look at sports – women's sports in particular. It is on the cusp of being turned upside-down because of the rise and societal acceptance of the phenomenon known as "transgenderism." "Transitioning from male to female" does not make a man into a woman. In spite of any cosmetic surgery, hormone treatments, affected mannerisms, and so on, the cellular DNA of the body does not change. A man is still a man. As this relates to women athletics, it doesn't take a detective of Nero Wolfe's caliber...
  • Marine Corps again lowers requirements for Infantry Officer Course

    02/22/2018 4:06:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    The Marine Corps is on the defensive for a second time this month over changes to its famous Infantry Officer Course (IOC). Military communities were abuzz in early February when officials confirmed that successfully completing the Combat Endurance Test (CET) — the rigorous first stage of IOC — would no longer be a requirement for passing the 13-week course. The Corps answered criticism on Feb. 7, but found itself in the same position this week as new standards for IOC’s training hikes were revealed. The course previously required a Marine to complete nine hikes, of which six would be evaluated...
  • IOC Demands Removal Of Statue Of Liberty From USA Women’s Hockey Goalie Masks

    02/13/2018 12:06:48 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 14 replies ^ | February 13, 2018 | Brian Anderson
    <p>Well this is certainly dumb. The International Olympic Committee wants two members of the USA Women’s Ice Hockey Team to remove images of the Statue of Liberty from their goalie masks. Why? Apparently it’s a little too political for the IOC, which is the one of the most political (and corrupt) organizations around. This is kind of like Planned Parenthood being upset that someone has an extremist position or the Democratic Party complaining that a group is too full of shit. Oh wait, both of those things happen all the time.</p>
  • Russia Banned from Winter Olympics by I.O.C.

    12/05/2017 1:46:51 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 5, 2017 | REBECCA R. RUIZ and TARIQ PANJA
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  • LA Mayor: Trump victory could turn off IOC voters to '24 bid

    08/06/2016 7:01:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 133 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 6, 2016 7:50 PM EDT | Stephen Wilson
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti acknowledged Saturday that the results of November’s U.S. presidential election could weigh heavily on his city’s chances of hosting the 2024 Olympics, saying that a victory by Donald Trump could turn off IOC voters. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Garcetti also said Los Angeles could offer “the last, best hope” for the United States to host the Summer Olympics again before the American people begin “tuning out” from the games. Garcetti, a 45-year-old Democrat and supporter of Hillary Clinton, is in Brazil to observe the Rio de Janeiro Games and pitch his...
  • IOC relaxes guidelines on transgender athletes (International Olympic Committee)

    01/24/2016 12:33:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 24, 2016 2:45 PM EST | Stephen Wilson
    Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete in the Olympics and other international events without undergoing sex reassignment surgery, according to new guidelines adopted by the IOC. International Olympic Committee medical officials told The Associated Press on Sunday they changed the policy to adapt to current scientific, social and legal attitudes on transgender issues. ...