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  • Swank Parisian avenue reduced to unbelievable migrant squalor, and river pollution calls 2024 Olympics into question

    08/24/2023 7:36:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/24/2023 | Olivia Murray
    Remember when London mayor Sadiq Khan, in response to the New York subway bombing in 2017, said that (Muslim) terror attacks were “part and parcel” of living in a big city? I mean, I guess he was technically right, but that’s because under leftism wickedness and lawlessness flourish. But! Islamist terrorism shouldn’t be, and never was “part and parcel” of cosmopolitan living … until politicians like Khan manufactured a suicidal clash of cultures. And, nowhere is that more apparent than in France, and specifically, Paris.French president Emmanuel Macron, and Paris’s mayor Anne Hidalgo, are far-left socialists, and behind a charitable...
  • World Cup Of Swimming Has Made Decision On Transgender Athletes

    08/17/2023 3:25:12 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 45 replies
    The Spun ^ | Aug 16, 2023 | Matt Hladik
    World Aquatics has announced a major decision involving the participation of transgender athletes at this year's World Cup in Berlin in October. For the first time ever, "open category" races will be held to accommodate transgender swimmers, World Aquatics revealed on Wednesday. The open category will feature 50m and 100m events across all strokes, with the possibility of additional competitions. "This pioneering pilot project highlights the organization’s unwavering commitment to inclusivity, welcoming swimmers of all sex and gender identities," World Aquatics said in a statement.
  • For the first time in the Olympics, men will compete in artistic swimming, formerly called synchro

    07/17/2023 10:15:37 AM PDT · by mcenedo · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 7/17/23 | STEPHEN WADE
    FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Snicker if you wish. Guffaw for good measure. Bill May and other male synchronized swimmers — now called artistic swimmers — have heard the putdowns before.But they’re getting the last laugh.
  • Paris Olympics 2024: Russia, Belarus will not be formally invited, but athletes can compete under neutral flag

    07/15/2023 8:08:58 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 14 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 7/15/22 | Isabel Gonzalez
    Over 200 countries will soon be receiving a formal invitation to participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics, but Russia and Belarus will be excluded because of the ongoing war in Ukraine, the International Olympic Committee announced Thursday. However, athletes will be allowed to participate under a neutral flag.
  • USA Fencing's Olympic hopes in jeopardy after member's outburst leads to disqualification at Pan-Am Games

    06/25/2023 7:31:59 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 79 replies
    Fox news ^ | 06 21 2023 | Ryan Morik
    An American fencer's outburst after a match may have cost his entire team a chance to compete at the 2024 Olympics in Paris. After a semifinals loss at the Pan-American games in Peru, Curtis McDowald went on a tirade that disqualified the entire USA men's épée team. On the decisive point, McDowald was penalized with a red card, ending the match. After the loss, McDowald's opponent tried to shake his hand, but he angrily slapped it. As other members shook hands, McDowald, a 2020 Olympian, kicked and put his foot through a free-standing banner at the venue. Because of his...
  • Olympic Medalist Tori Bowie Died at Home Mid-Childbirth, Coroner Finds

    06/12/2023 3:48:00 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 29 replies
    MSN ^ | June 12, 2023 | AJ McDougall
    Just over a month after Tori Bowie, the champion American sprinter who won three medals at the 2016 Olympic Games, was found dead in her Florida home at age 32, a medical examiner reportedly found that she died from complications of childbirth. Bowie’s autopsy, performed by the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office of Florida, revealed that she was “undergoing labor” when she died, according to a copy of the report obtained by TMZ Sports. The athlete was roughly eight months pregnant, and was carrying a “well developed fetus,” according to USA Today Sports, which also reviewed the report. Her death...
  • Tori Bowie, Former Olympic Track-and-Field Gold Medalist, Dead at 32

    05/03/2023 10:54:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Tori Bowie, a 32-year-old former Olympic track-and-field gold medalist, was found dead in Florida on Tuesday, TMZ reported. A cause of death is unclear as of Wednesday. Bowie’s management team confirmed her death in a statement Wednesday morning on Twitter. “We’re devastated to share the very sad news that Tori Bowie has passed away,” Icon Management said in the statement.

    03/07/2023 3:50:21 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 36 replies
    Swim Swam ^ | 7 March 2023 | JAMES SUTHERLAND
    Accommodations might be far from optimal for the athletes competing at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. After concerns were raised over the lack of air conditioning in the athletes’ village back in January, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo doubled down on the idea last week. The Olympic Village, currently under construction in the Saint-Denis area, was designed to have rooms six degrees cooler than the outdoor temperature in an effort to be environmentally friendly.
  • South Africa's Pistorius up for Parole in Girlfriend's Murder

    03/02/2023 8:05:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 02 Mar 2023
    South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, who killed his girlfriend 10 years ago, will know in about a month whether he will be released on parole, his lawyer said on Thursday (Mar 2). "We have been advised by the parole board that (the) hearing will take place on the 31st of March, 2023," his lawyer Julian Knight told AFP. "It's an internal process". Pistorius, 36, shot dead Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day in 2013 when he fired four times through the bathroom door of his ultra-secure Pretoria house.
  • Australian Bobsledder, 48, Dies Suddenly From Brain Aneurysm as Family Pays Tribute to Their 'Rock' Who Competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics

    02/01/2023 1:28:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 31 January 2023 | Ollie Lewis
    A former Australian Winter Olympic bobsledder has died suddenly of a brain aneurysm. Duncan Pugh, 48, passed away in his hometown of Perth over the weekend after he suffered a bleed on the brain. The bobsledder competed at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and leaves behind his wife McKenzie and two young sons, aged six and seven.
  • 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...
  • The Last Authoritarian World Cup

    11/24/2022 11:05:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Bulwark ^ | NOVEMBER 23, 2022 | Garrett Quinn
    In 1986, the International Olympic Committee voted to split the Winter and Summer Olympics so they would alternate every two years instead of occurring together every four years. The new tradition began in 1994 with the Lillehammer Winter Olympics, site of the infamous showdown between figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. The IOC initiated the split schedule in part to bring greater attention to the winter events, and while this move did bring them out from the shadow of the more popular summer games, it also locked the Winter Olympics into permanent competition with an even bigger quadrennial athletic...
  • "Palestinian" neo-Nazi links: September 16, 1972: Neo Nazis cheered "Palestinian" terrorists for nassacring the 11 & Sirhan Sirhan for killing R. Kennedy

    09/20/2022 1:13:17 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 6 replies
    PLO (book) ^ | 1982 | E Tal
    In Munich on September 16, 1972, 10 days after the massacre of the Israeli athelets, a Nazi fascist rally, "the First National European Congress of Youth," was held. The 600 delegates cheered Black September to the rafters. Delegates also extolled Sirhan Sirhan, the Palestinian who killed Senator Robert Kennedy.
  • Former Olympic champion Mo Farah reveals real identity ( He Was Illegally Trafficked Into U.K, as a Child)

    07/11/2022 4:22:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 12 Jul 2022
    Former Olympic champion Mo Farah revealed in an article published on Monday (Jul 11) that he was brought to Britain illegally under the name of another child to work as a domestic servant. Farah told the BBC that he was given the name Mohamed Farah by a woman who flew him to the UK from east African country Djibouti aged nine. The 39-year-old, whose father was killed in Somalia when he was four, said his real name is Hussein Abdi Kahin and claimed he was made to look after another family's children in Britain.
  • Olympian Kim Glass attacked, hit with metal pipe in Downtown L.A.

    07/11/2022 9:11:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 65 replies
    “He just like looked at me with some pretty hateful eyes,” said Glass, who thought the man was about to hit the car she was standing near. Instead, the man flung a metal pipe that struck her in the face. Stitches were required to close the wound over her eye, she said. Bystanders came and held the man down until police arrived at the intersection of South Olive and West 8th streets and took him into custody. Glass said she had no previous interaction with the man and warned others to be ready for anything when out in public. “There’s...
  • Biden to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Gabby Giffords, Simone Biles, John McCain, Denzel Washington, Megan Rapinoe among others

    07/01/2022 11:12:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    NBC News via MSN ^ | 07/01/2022 | Rebecca Shabad
    President Joe Biden will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 17 people, including former Rep. Gabby Giffords, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and U.S. soccer player Megan Rapinoe, the White House announced Friday. Biden will present the medals at a White House event on July 7. The medals, the country’s highest civilian honor, are awarded at the discretion of the president to people who have made a significant cultural impact or great contributions to the country or world. Biden will also awards medals to actor Denzel Washington; Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen Muslim U.S. Army captain; and Sandra...
  • Lavrov overheard admiring Nazi Germany at informal CIS meeting - media

    05/08/2022 6:07:46 AM PDT · by Words Matter · 14 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 4 May 2022
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who recently made a number of anti-Semitic statements, reportedly admires certain actions of Nazi Germany. That’s according to a tape handed over to Guildhall by a source with the Ukrainian intelligence. In the recording made during Sergei Lavrov's informal talks with CIS diplomats, Lavrov purportedly admires the successes of East and West Germany at the Olympic Games, emphasizing that they were the result of a correct doping system based on Nazi research conducted in concentration camps.
  • Paralympic athletes from Russia and Belarus banned from competing at Beijing 2022 after IPC U-turn

    03/03/2022 7:58:49 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 17 replies
    Inside The Games ^ | Michael Houston
    Athletes from the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) and the Paralympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus will not be allowed to compete at the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing, following further sanctions from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Both nations were previously to compete under a neutral banner at the Games in light of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, although Russian athletes were already competing neutrally under the ruling of the Court of Arbitration for Sport following the nation's doping scandal. Initially the IPC allowed athletes from the countries to be represented under the Paralympic flag, but quickly performed...
  • The Disastrous Olympics Showed Us All How Corrupt the World Is in 2022

    02/25/2022 7:22:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | February 25, 2022 | Neil Patel
    It's hard to find consensus these days, but everyone seems to agree that there was something rotten about the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games. Not the athletes and the sporting events, of course; they trained their entire lives to compete, were as brilliant as ever and are not responsible for the decisions that led to such a cursed and corrupt event. Athletes aside, just about everything else was horrible. Condemnation came from all corners. Some called these the "Genocide Games." Others the "Dystopian Olympics." NBC's ratings for the games were the lowest in televised Olympic history. The stunning 2008 Beijing Summer...
  • AP ROASTS NBC for Deal with Communist China: ‘Olympics Were a Disaster'

    02/24/2022 5:56:06 AM PST · by jeff_clark · 11 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 2/23/22 | Jeffrey Clark
    Even the liberal Associated Press observed that NBC’s multi-billion dollar pro-communist China bet on the Olympics just went up in flames.