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  • 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.
  • Eileen Gu: Communist-Certified Millionaire?

    02/23/2022 5:28:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | February 23, 2022 | Tim Graham
    Beware of writing critical things about Eileen Gu, a teenage skiing triple-medalist at the Beijing Olympics. You'll be accused of racism. Gu was born and raised in San Francisco, but after competing for the USA, she decided in 2019 that she was going to ski for Communist China, where her mother grew up. The most pronounced irony of this flip-flop is how she's cashing in by straddling the two countries. During the games, NBC aired a gooey Gu profile. "She's made a massive imprint from social media to mainstream fashion ... and has netted deals with global luxury brands like...
  • Olympics Fizzle Points Way Forward on U.S. Security Challenges

    02/22/2022 6:51:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | February 22, 2022 | John Ullyot
    This weekend’s closing ceremony in Beijing brought an end to one of the most disappointing Olympics in decades in terms of U.S. viewership and overall interest. Although NBC will not say whether it lost money broadcasting the Games, the Associated Press captured the disappointing fortnight succinctly: “These Olympics were a disaster for the network: a buzz-free, hermetically-sealed event in an authoritarian country a half-day’s time zone away…Viewers stayed away in alarming numbers, and Comcast’s NBC has to wonder whether it was extraordinarily bad luck or if the brand of a once-unifying event for tens of millions of people is permanently...
  • NBC's China Olympics were a ratings DISASTER

    02/22/2022 9:02:12 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 54 replies
    The Post Millenial ^ | 21 Feb 2022 | James Anthony
    The 2022 Winter Olympics that wrapped up in China over the weekend have been a ratings disaster for NBC, leaving the major network questioning its $7.75 billion investment that gave it exclusive US media rights to the Games through 2032. The New York Times called the Olympic Games "a joyless spectacle," while other media adjectives include "the low bar of avoiding total disaster." According to the Associated Press, through Tuesday, an average of 12.2 million watched the Olympics in primetime on NBC, cable, or its Peacock streaming service, a 42-percent dip from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Seoul, South Korea....
  • Once savvy, NBC’s Olympics deal is shakier after Beijing

    02/20/2022 5:11:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 20, 2022 | By DAVID BAUDER and JOE REEDY
    NEW YORK (AP) — There were many reasons to think NBC made a savvy business deal in 2014 when it locked up the American media rights to the Olympics through 2032 for $7.75 billion. As the Beijing winter games come to a close, it’s harder to see them now. These Olympics were a disaster for the network: a buzz-free, hermetically-sealed event in an authoritarian country a half-day’s time zone away, where the enduring images will be the emotional meltdown of Russian teen-agers after a drug-tainted figure skating competition and a bereft Mikaela Shiffrin, sitting on a ski slope wondering what...
  • Revenge Served Cold: USA Hockey Unleashes Fury on Sellouts, Crushes Chinese Team by Massive Margin

    02/19/2022 7:58:39 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 36 replies
  • Beijing Olympics Spokesperson Calls Reports of Human Rights Abuses Against Uyghurs 'Lies'

    02/18/2022 2:10:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Thu, February 17, 2022
    In the last regularly scheduled daily press conference for the Beijing Olympics organizing committee, a committee spokesperson got political in response to reporters' questions, saying that reports of human rights abuses against the Uyghur ethnic minority in Xinjiang were "lies." Olympic organizing committee spokesperson Yan Jiarong and International Olympic Committee (IOC) spokesperson Mark Adams faced questions relating to controversial issues that Chinese officials have previously refused to speak about during the games, The Associated Press reported. However, three days before the games were set to close, Yan spoke out, saying questions about reports that forced labor was being performed in...
  • ‘I hate this sport!’: Rage, teen tears and Olympic collapse

    02/18/2022 4:05:42 AM PST · by Cecily · 93 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution/Associated Press ^ | February 18, 2022 | James Ellingworth
    BEIJING (AP) — The gold medalist said she felt empty. The silver medalist pledged never to skate again. The favorite left in tears without saying a word. After one of the most dramatic nights in their sport's history, Russia's trio of teenage figure skating stars each enter an uncertain future. Her Olympics and life turned upside down by a doping case, world record holder Kamila Valieva faces a possible ban and a coach whose first response to her disastrous skate Thursday was criticism. "Why did you let it go? Why did you stop fighting?" cameras caught Eteri Tutberidze — the...
  • Thanks To National Self-Flagellation, Americans Are Abandoning Team USA

    02/17/2022 4:48:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    The ^ | February 17, 2022 | Cal McNellie
    A few unpatriotic athletes may not destroy our nation, but a complete lack of national culture and purpose will. In an ideal world, Gu would be seen as the embodiment of the American dream and fill the hearts of every patriot with pride as she ascended the medal podium. Unfortunately, Americans will get no such opportunity. Gu has decided to represent geopolitical rival China in this year’s games. Gu has said she feels “just as American as I am Chinese ” but chose China over America on the world stage. Gu is not alone. Many American-born athletes, some with no...
  • 2022 Olympics Star Eileen Gu Is Cashing in Big on Chinese Endorsement Money

    02/16/2022 2:27:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 16, 2022 | Ryan Glasspiegel
    Eileen Gu, the American-born skier who won a gold medal for her mother’s homeland China, reportedly raked in tens of million dollars in Chinese endorsement deals — even before her considerable success at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. The site Insider cited a report from CBN Data, a Shanghai-based research firm, as saying Gu brought in 200 million Yuan (or over $31 million) in 2021 — before her gold medal run. Yicai Global, an outlet in Shanghai, counted 23 endorsement deals for Gu heading into the Olympics, including Estee Lauder cosmetics, Cadillac, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany. According to various outlets,...
  • Blatant Hypocrisy: Uyghur Flag-Bearer for China's Olympic Team

    02/15/2022 3:20:31 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | February 15, 2022 | Oliver North and David Goetsch
    The world knew Xi Jinping and the People's Republic of China would use the 2022 Olympic Winter Games for propaganda purposes; that was expected. All countries hosting the games use the opening ceremony to put their best foot forward. However, even the most jaded China skeptics were taken by surprise when a Uyghur athlete marched out carrying the PRC's flag during the opening ceremony. One can only wonder if cross-country skier Dinigeer Yilamujiang was forced to carry the flag or if she is the worst turncoat since Benedict Arnold. The level of hypocrisy, deceit and hubris Xi demonstrated in having...
  • Uyghur Torch Bearer Dropped From China’s Relay Team

    02/14/2022 11:58:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    SupChina ^ | February 14, 2022 | Mark Dreyer and Haig Balian
    An update on Dinigeer Yilamujiang, plus an honest assessment on the state of Chinese ice hockey in this special edition of the China Sports Insider Podcast.It's possible, of course, that others have been selected above her on form/merit, but we're told she was chosen as a torch bearer because of her "achievements", so something doesn't add up… — Mark Dreyer (@DreyerChina) February 12, 2022 In today’s special edition of the China Sports Insider Podcast, hosts Mark Dreyer and Haig Balian begin by discussing Yilamujiang (also known as Dilnigar Ilhamjan), the 20-year-old ethnic Uyghur from Xinjiang who was thrust from...
  • How Has China Managed to Host 'Safest' Olympics Amid Pandemic?

    02/14/2022 11:46:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Global Times ^ | Feb 15, 2022
    Well-orchestrated measures win kudos from participants, a template for future games As the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics marched into its 10th day, it was the first day where no confirmed positive COVID-19 case had been notified within the closed loop management of the Games, and the event has reported no cluster infection so far. China's well-orchestrated COVID-19 prevention policies have not only staved off major infections within the closed loop which is hosting more than 15,000 people from all over the world, but have also won kudos from a wide range of participants, who hailed the loop as the "world's...
  • Nathan Chen Blasted as ‘Traitor’ on Chinese Social Media After 2022 Olympics Gold

    02/14/2022 11:24:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 13, 2022 | Elizabeth Karpen
    After leading Team USA to a silver medal in the team figure skating competition and winning his first Olympic gold in the men’s individual event, Nathan Chen has been slammed on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter. The 22-year-old Chinese American was labeled a “traitor” on the social media platform for choosing to represent the United States, and was even told to “get out of China.” After his victory Thursday, some on Weibo complained that Chen was “too white” and Americanized, citing a long list of examples where they thought Chen was “insulting China” with his actions. Chen has previously...
  • The Roller Derby Star Chasing Speedskating Gold

    02/13/2022 8:44:12 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10 Feb 2022 | Jason Gay
    Team USA’s Erin Jackson is a medal contender in the 500 meters. Her teammates from the ‘New Jax City Rollers’ will be watching. Don’t take my word for it. Listen to a couple of Jackson’s former teammates: Shady Godiva and Fancy Schmancy. “She’s just tough,” Shady Godiva says. “Super strong,” says Fancy Schmancy. Shady and Fancy know. Before Jackson made her case as the fastest woman on ice, before she became one of Team USA’s best hopes for gold, she was a star in the rollicking world of roller derby, trading collisions and bruises with teammates who maintained aliases like...
  • Erin Jackson of US 1st Black woman to win speedskating gold

    02/13/2022 8:12:32 AM PST · by entropy12 · 42 replies
    AP NEWS ^ | 6 minutes ago | PAUL NEWBERRY
    BEIJING (AP) — Erin Jackson became the first Black woman to win a speedskating medal at the Winter Olympics. A gold one, at that. Jackson won the 500 meters Sunday with a time of 37.04 seconds, giving the American speedskating program its first medal of the Beijing Games and first individual medal since 2010. But this one meant much more than national pride. The 29-year-old Jackson, a former inline skater who switched to the ice shortly before the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, joined fellow American Shani Davis as the only Black athletes to win long-track speedskating medals at the Olympics. Now,...
  • Beijing Winter Olympics : Finnish athlete posted pictures of water leaking into her apartment, ordered by Chinese officials to delete them

    02/13/2022 5:45:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2022 | Thomas Lifson
    The habits of tyranny are hard to break. China expected that the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing would once again impress the world with China’s ability to build shiny new venues and organize vast and impressive mass ceremonies. But, instead, what are becoming known as the “Genocide Games” is exposing the autocratic authoritarianism of its governing officials and the downright shabby nature of its treatment for foreign athletes, some of whom dare to complain in public. Unlike Chinese citizens, they don’t have to worry about the social credit scores once they leave the Middle Kingdom. From Yahoo Sports: A Finnish...