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  • Florida official offers to host Olympics if Tokyo backs out

    01/26/2021 9:28:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 01/26/2021
    MIAMI – Florida’s chief financial officer on Monday told the International Olympic Committee that the state would be happy to host the Olympics Games amid speculation that current host Japan may back out. Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to Thomas Bach, the head of the IOC, “to encourage you to consider relocating the 2021 Olympics from Tokyo, Japan to the United States of America, and more specifically to Florida.” “With media reports of leaders in Japan ‘privately’ concluding that they are too concerned about the pandemic for the 2021 Olympics to take place, there is still time to deploy a...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report 1/22/2021 Newsdump Friday Breaking News Protests Launching In Russia...

    01/22/2021 10:20:41 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/22/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    A major effort underway in Russia where its now Saturday to launch street protests across the country in the coming hours... Comment Well here we go the street protest route to disrupt governments considered enemies and the US is clearly involved... There are lower numbers in the US and around the world for COVID-19 this Friday compared to last Friday... The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spreading a fearful message regarding the new COVID-19 variation... "This was a violent act of revenge by police" That's the way a massive Israeli police operation Thursday night in the Orthodox Jewish city of...
  • Japan looks for a way out of Tokyo Olympics because of Covid

    01/21/2021 5:17:16 PM PST · by dynachrome · 50 replies
    The Times ^ | 1-21-21 | Richard Lloyd Parry
    The Japanese government has privately concluded that the Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled because of the coronavirus, and the focus is now on securing the Games for the city in the next available year, 2032. According to a senior member of the ruling coalition, there is agreement that the Games, already postponed a year, are doomed. The aim now is to find a face-saving way of announcing the cancellation that leaves open the possibility of Tokyo playing host at a later date. “No one wants to be the first to say so but the consensus is that it’s...
  • Olympic gold medalist Klete Keller charged for role in Capitol riot

    01/13/2021 6:57:36 PM PST · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 13, 2021 | Ben Feuerherd and Tamar Lapin
    Former Olympic swimming gold medalist Klete Keller was hit with federal charges Wednesday for his role in last week’s US Capitol riot — after he was caught on footage wearing his Team USA jacket at the siege, according to new court papers. A criminal complaint filed Washington D.C. federal court charges Keller, 38, with obstructing law enforcement during civil disorder, knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. The two-time gold medal winner was allegedly spotted in a video from inside the Capitol Rotunda posted last Wednesday by...
  • Tokyo Olympics hit the 200-days-to-go mark

    01/04/2021 5:30:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    AP via Wavy ^ | 1/04/21
    TOKYO (AP) - Tick-Tock-Tick. The countdown clock for the postponed Tokyo Olympics hit 200 days to go on Monday. Tick-Tock-Tick. Also on Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he would consider calling a state of emergency as new coronavirus cases surge to record numbers in Tokyo and neighboring prefectures. Japan has never had a lockdown for COVID-19, attempting to juggle the economy and health risks. Tick-Tock-Tick. It’s nearing deadline time for Tokyo Olympic organizers, the International Olympic Committee, and various Japanese government entities as they try to pull off the Games in the middle of a pandemic. Officials have...
  • Olympic gold medalist Rafer Johnson, who helped bring Summer Games to L.A., dies at 86

    12/02/2020 12:34:20 PM PST · by DFG · 22 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12/02/2020 | Scott Wilson
    Rafer Johnson, the breathtaking Olympic gold medal winner who became an adored symbol of good sportsmanship and civic generosity, died Wednesday at his home in Sherman Oaks. He was 86. The Olympian’s death was confirmed by his family. Johnson’s legacy was interwoven with Los Angeles’ history, beginning with his performances as a world-class athlete at UCLA, and punctuated by the night in 1968 when he helped disarm Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin at the Ambassador Hotel. The son of Texas farmworkers who moved to California when he was young, Johnson rose to become the World’s Greatest Athlete, the unofficial title bestowed...
  • Katarina Witt wins her third World Figure Skating title (Cincinnati, 1987 - video)

    08/25/2020 1:03:10 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Katarina Witt's recollection: "The duel with the American Debi Thomas, which had begun the previous year in Geneva, as Debi was crowned World Champion, was to continue in America, her homeland. I did not want to lose a second time, so I went to Cincinnati in1987 to the World Championships to win back my title. "I came to Cincinnati to win my title back""In interviews, I am always careful with predictions when asked what my plans are. What kind of a strange question is that? Naturally, athletes travel to competitions in order to do their best and the best...
  • Qatar confirms plan to bid for 2032 Olympics

    07/27/2020 3:12:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | July 27, 2020 | Staff
    Qatar will seek to host the 2032 Olympic Games, it said on Monday, joining a crowded field and raising questions about scorching summer temperatures and underwhelming attendances at past events.
  • Activists want LA to cancel 2028 Olympics, say it will help police

    07/24/2020 11:00:54 AM PDT · by TedMartin · 31 replies
    Press California ^ | 7/24/20 | Staff Report
    Group claims the games will only help the policeStaff ReportLos Angeles, Calif. -- Tokyo would have begun hosting the Olympics on Friday had not the coronavirus gripped the globe. As it turns out, the 2028 Summer Games slated for Southern California might also be in doubt, for political not pandemic reasons. NOlympics of Los Angeles launched a campaign calling on city leaders to scrap the competition eight years from now, boosted on Twitter by the trending hashtag #CancelTheOlympics. "We are years away from the proposed 2028 games but we know that they’ll be used not only to boost the LAPD...
  • Jeremy Roenick Sues NBC Sports for Anti-Straight Discrimination in Firing

    07/17/2020 4:41:57 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    TV Line ^ | July 17, 2020 | Dave Nemetz
    Hockey commentator Jeremy Roenick is firing back at NBC Sports, accusing his former employer of discriminating against him for being straight. Roenick was fired by NBC Sports back in February after he made sexually suggestive remarks about colleagues Kathryn Tappen and Patrick Sharp on a podcast. Now Roenick has filed a lawsuit against the network in New York Supreme Court, claiming wrongful termination and discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation, according to our sister site Variety. Roenick’s lawsuit states that figure skating commentator Johnny Weir made “colorful commentary” about skaters’ body parts for NBC Sports during the 2018 Winter...
  • David Gregory (NBC News) - wife Beth Wilkinson (former Clinton Administration attorney)

    07/21/2005 9:58:31 PM PDT · by kcvl · 45 replies · 9,187+ views
    Beth Wilkinson (NBC, David Gregory's wife) is a partner at Latham & Watkins in Washington. A top counter-terrorism official in the Justice Department during the Clinton administration.
  • Carlos, US athletes take stand to end Olympic protest rule

    06/28/2020 7:22:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jun 2020 | AP
    DENVER (AP) — John Carlos wants to abolish the rule that bans protests at the Olympics. The renowned Olympic protester has written a letter with an influential group of American athletes, calling on the IOC to put in place a new policy done in collaboration with athletes from across the globe. Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their fists on the medals stand at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics to protest racial inequality in the United States. They were sent home for violating rules that ban such protests. Those rules remain in place today, though in the wake of global demonstrations...
  • Olympic boxer Virginia Fuchs had ‘no idea’ sex could cause doping violation.

    06/15/2020 8:43:34 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 55 replies
    NY POST ^ | June 12, 2020 | Gabrielle Fonrouge
    US Olympic boxer Virginia Fuchs, who beat doping allegations because the banned substances were transmitted to her during sex, has spoken out in a video interview, saying she had “no idea” something like that could happen. “When I was first notified back in March when I had these prohibited substances in me, I was in complete shock and had no idea where they had come from, knowing I had never ingested anything,” Fuchs said in the video published by FOX 26 reporter Mark Berman on Twitter about the moment she found out she was positive for Letrozole and GW1516, which...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 3/23/2020 Political Crisis In Israel Court Forces....

    03/23/2020 6:43:17 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/23/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Israel's Supreme Court ruling today that a vote must be held on a new speaker for Israel's parliament.... Tonight the parliament (Knesset) met boycotted by members supporting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a majority approving a new Arrangements Committee.... The anti-Netanyahu majority approved six new temporary committees..... Politics here in the USA and the winner of the Democrats Abroad Caucus for Democrats living outside the United States is Bernie Sanders.... US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit today.... The late word is that the US has decided to cut one billion dollars in aid...
  • 2020 Tokyo Olympics postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

    03/23/2020 11:20:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    SB Nation ^ | March 23, 2020 | James Dator
    The International Olympic Committee decided on Monday to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo due to the coronavirus pandemic, despite wanting to wait to make a decision. Initially the IOC had been firm on wanting to wait until late April before deciding whether the games should be cancelled, postponed or moved. The speed with which the pandemic has escalated forced the committee to act more quickly, however.
  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe finally admits postponing the Tokyo Olympics may be 'inevitable' as Canada and Australia pull out of the games due to coronavirus fears

    03/23/2020 5:04:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 23, 2020 | Staff
    apan's prime minister Shinzo Abe has conceded that a delay to the Tokyo Olympic Games could be 'inevitable' as the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, Abe told parliament that Japan was still committed to hosting a 'complete' Games, but added: 'If that becomes difficult, in light of considering athletes first, it may become inevitable that we make a decision to postpone.' The decision came as Team Canada and Team Australia announced they will not be sending athletes if the games are staged this year.
  • 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,...
  • Coronavirus: The IOC's Olympic ideal — cash over safety?

    03/19/2020 1:23:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 19, 2020 | Dan Wetzel
    The International Olympic Committee held a global teleconference on Wednesday to reassure athletes, representatives, national organizing committees and anyone else about the 2020 Summer Games, which are scheduled for this July in Japan. As it tends to go with the IOC, it seems the only thing that was reassured is that the IOC wants to hold the Games … and cash the checks, of course. These are, clearly, unprecedented times. It isn’t the IOC’s fault that a global pandemic struck. As such, no one is expecting concrete answers on an Olympics that is still months away. Cancellation or postponement seem...
  • What will survive a Covid-19 induced shutdown of society?

    03/19/2020 11:59:23 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 15 replies
    The more we isolate, the less our known economy can do. Is there going to be a New Great Depression? Would that be worse than a quicker pandemic? Is it time for America to redouble the effort to build the wall? How many Americans would donate their one thousand dollar cheques to that national cause? Is C-19 the death of globalism? Has Japan got it right with their Olympic spirit? How many countries will attend in Tokyo? There are so many things we just dont know. Only God is omniscient.
  • Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympics will go ahead, says Japan's PM Shinzo Abe

    03/14/2020 10:06:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 3/14/20 | BBC
    Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead as planned in July, despite coronavirus concerns resulting in the postponement of sporting events. Abe added the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would have the final decision whether Tokyo 2020 goes ahead. "We will overcome the spread of the infection and host the Olympics without problem, as planned," Abe said. Japan has had more than 1,400 cases and 28 deaths resulting from coronavirus. The Tokyo Games is expected to cost about 1.35 trillion yen (£10.26bn) ..