#Olympics

Sports | Sports

The hidden reason Olympic sledding is so dangerous

“Sled head” is about more than just crashes.Subscribe and turn on notifications ???? so you don't miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In recent years, the sl...

Sports | Sports

IOC has effectively cleared the way for Russia to cheat forever

The original sin in the Kamila Valieva doping saga at the 2022 Olympics is that the IOC allowed Russia to compete in the first place.

Politics | Media Watch

In Olympics coverage, NBC should stand for 'National Beijing Corporation'

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., condemns NBC for allegedly reciting Chinese Communist Party talking points in its coverage of the Winter Olympics.

Miscellaneous | Chabad

Chabad in Beijing Provides a Kosher Boost at Olympics

A whopping 1,500 meals prepared for visiting athletes, coaches and journalists

Politics | Opinion

My father Elie Wiesel would have been ashamed of Beijing Olympics

Most of the world didn’t seem to know, or care, that the host country is hosting a pageant of “peace and friendship” while simultaneously terrorizing its Uyghur minority.

News | News

PODCAST: Putin Maybe Trying to Cancel Ukraine and the Olympics Are a Bust, But Rogan Remains

While the Biden administration fear-mongers about Vladimir Putin's intentions on the border of Ukraine and the Chinese manipulate NBC over the Olympics, Joe Rogan - as John Adams would say - remains... ARTICLE LINKS You Either Believe in the Guarante

Politics | Politics

Genocide Olympics: Winter Games in China is a stain on humanity

It seems the CCP has quite a few friends helping them whitewash their crimes against humanity as the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing carry on despite Chinese human rights abuses. 

Politics | The China Threat

Report: China's Uyghur Torchbearer Vanishes After Poor Showing at Ski Event

Uyghur torchbearer Dinigeer Yilamujiang reportedly disappeared from the Beijing Olympic games after a poor performance on Saturday.

Sports | Snowboarding/Skiing

Olympics freeski star Eileen Gu's delicate balancing act between China and the U.S.

Eileen Gu, who is expected to win three gold medals in Beijing, chose to represent China instead of the U.S. when she was 15.

Politics | The China Threat

US Media Outlets Peddle Chinese Propaganda as Olympics Begin in Beijing

China is hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics, which means U.S. media coverage of the brutal communist regime is going to be even more credulous and obsequious than usual over the next couple of weeks.

News | News

Report: China Keeping Winter Olympians in ‘Unreasonable’ Quarantine Conditions

China is reportedly keeping coronavirus-positive winter Olympians in “unreasonable” quarantine conditions. 

News | News

International Olympic Committee President: IOC, Athletes ‘Must Be Neutral’ on Uyghur, Human Rights Abuses

In a move that both defies the mission statement of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and presents an apathetic middle finger to those directly affected by human rights abuses around the world, the head of the IOC vowed to stay “politically neut

Politics | The China Threat

China Scores Propaganda Triumph at Opening of Genocide Olympics

It was a masterstroke of propaganda created by the master propagandists of the Chinese Communist government.

News | In The News

WATCH: Dutch Reporter Dragged Away By Chinese Agents During Live Olympics Broadcast

On Friday, a Dutch reporter was pulled away from the camera as he reported on live TV from the Beijing Olympics while the shocked Dutch anchorwoman looked on. According to one translator, the anchorwoman said, “We are going to China, to our correspondent Sjoerd. Sjoerd, you are near the stadium, what is China gonna show in the next hours?”

Politics | Liberal Fascism

Pelosi Instructs U.S. Athletes To Not ‘Speak Out’ During Olympics Against Communist China’s Genocide

Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) instructed U.S. athletes to not “speak out” against communist China’s human rights abuses during the Winter Olympics because it might make China angry.

Sports | Sports

China's app for Olympic athletes has security flaws, study finds - Axios

The security defect could imperil data security for those taking part in this year's Winter Games.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

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Sports | Skating

Japan's Own Wins First Skateboarding Medal At Tokyo Olympics

Yuto Horigome won the first ever Olympic Gold medal in skateboarding. He dazzled as he soared, flipped and glided in the very neighborhood in Tokyo where he grew up.

Sports | Sports

Another Olympic Opening Ceremony Hitch — The Director Is Fired For Holocaust Comments

It's another setback for the troubled event on the same week that the ceremony's composer was forced out. Still, the show will go on tomorrow, officially kicking off the long-postponed Tokyo Games.

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Olympian Gwen Berry says she’s ‘pissed’ and it was ‘disrespectful’ to play the national anthem while she was on the medal stand

"The anthem doesn't speak for me. It never has."

Sports | Sports

Male Weightlifter to Become First Transgender to Compete at an Olympics in Women's Super Heavyweight Category

Laurel Hubbard A biological male will be allowed to compete at an Olympics weightlifting competition in the women’s super heavyweight category. Laurel Hubbard, a 43-year-old New Zealander, used to compete in men’s weightlifting but after repea

Sports | Sports

Breakdancing Is Officially an Olympic Sport

The 2024 Paris Olympics will now include an element of hip-hop

Sports | Sports

Tokyo Olympic organizers will host 18 test events

Local organizers on Friday announced a series of 18 test events set to begin in March and run into May.

Sports | Cycling

1932 Olympic cyclists from Victoria

2007 induction of Olympic cyclists from Victoria into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame. Included were Lew Rush, Stan Jackson and Glenn Robbins.

Sports | Cycling

World's richest cycling race puts keirin in spotlight before Olympics | Justin McCurry

The winner of this weekend’s Keirin Grand Prix in Japan will take home nearly $1m but why has international success been elusive for the 2020 Olympic hosts in the event it invented?

News | News

Israel Is Sending Its Biggest Delegation Ever To The 2020 Summer Olympics In Tokyo

With 85 athletes in 18 sports confirmed - including baseball and equestrian show jumping - Israel is aiming for 'firsts.' And medals, of course. | NoCamels

Sports | Cycling

Olympic Cycling Medalist Kelly Catlin Dead At 23

She was found in her dorm at Stanford University last week. Her family says it was suicide. "She saw herself as a warrior, and it was do or die," her sister, Christine Catlin, tells NPR.

History | History

The Nazis fooled the world for 16 days in 1936—and we’re allowing it to happen again

It's worth remembering today, after North Korea's appearance at the Olympics, and as Russia and Qatar gear up for the World Cup.

Sports | Sports

Why Is Tiny Norway Totally Dominating the Winter Olympics? - The Ringer

With a population of just more than 5 million people, Norway has lapped the U.S. in both gold and total medals. The lesson: Be rich and chill.

Sports | Sports

How did average American skier Elizabeth Swaney make Hungary's Olympic team?

Thanks to consistency in attending events and shortage of competitors, American Elizabeth Swaney made Hungary's Olympic ski team.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

Just How Hard Is It to Execute a Triple Axel in Figure Skating? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Politics | Op-Ed

Dear Gay Olympians, We Get It, You're Gay, Get Over It

Dear Gay Olympians, We Get It, You’re Gay, Get Over It

Sports | Sports

Olympics Day 4: U.S. lands more medals and a historic triple axel; plus, what to watch Monday

The latest from PyeongChang, plus a viewer's guide to what's coming next at the Winter Games.

Sports | Sports

Why Won't Team USA Dip the Flag at the Opening Ceremonies?

America is the only country that refuses to do so.

History | History

Jewish high jumper barred from 1936 Olympics dies at 103

Margaret Lambert, a Jewish high jumper who was barred from competing at the 1936 Olympics, has died at the age of 103.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

How Nike Brilliantly Ruined Olympic Marketing Forever – Adweek

Unless you happen to be a company like GE, Coca-Cola or McDonald's—a brand that can afford the reported $100 million to $200 million it costs to be an official Olympic sponsor—you'd better not mention the Rio games in your marketing.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Polish discus thrower auctions his Rio Olympics medal to help 3-year-old boy with eye cancer

Piotr Malachowski has sold his Rio silver medal to help cover the cost of the surgery for 3-year-old Olek Szymanski, who is suffering from a rare eye cancer.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

An unspoken barrier to getting more black girls in the pool: the hair factor

Olympian Simone Manuel’s first-place finish in the 100-meter freestyle last week was more than a personal accomplishment: It was a cultural milestone. When she finished the race in 52.7 seconds, an Olympic record, she became the first African American t

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Matt Centrowitz becomes first American man to take gold in 1500 since 1908

The last time an American man took the gold medal in the 1500-meter, Teddy Roosevelt was in the White House, Henry Ford was gearing up to produce the first Model T and the Chicago Cubs were about to win the World Series. That American, Mel Sheppard, won

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Allyson Felix is gold again in women's 4x400 relay

One night after becoming the first woman in track and field history to win five gold medals, Allyson Felix added to her collection. Felix’s six golds is second among U.S. women behind only swimmer Jenny Thompson’s eight gold medals. A gold medal in th

Sports | 2016 Olympics

U.S. women's 4x100 relay team sprints past Jamaica to capture Olympic gold

The U.S. women’s 4×100 relay team celebrates after winning gold. RIO DE JANEIRO — Bested by Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson in both the 100 and 200 meters earlier this week, the American women’s sprint corps at last scored some revenge. Marooned in lan

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Usian Bolt caps Olympic career with perfect ninth gold medal

Usain Bolt leaves one of the greatest Olympic legacies. RIO DE JANEIRO — It ended like it was supposed to, with another gold medal, another breathtaking run, another reminder that Usain Bolt isn’t just the fastest man ever but one capable of summoning

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Usain Bolt does it again, winning 200-meter Olympic gold

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won his second gold of the Rio Olympics Thursday. Bolt ran away from the field in the 200-meter dash, falling shy of his world record but still easily capturing his second gold medal of the Rio Games and the eighth of his Olympic ca

Sports | My Sporting News

U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte, James Feigen indicted in Brazil for false account

The Federal Police of Brazil have reportedly confirmed that the two U.S. swimmers have been indicted

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Tears, pain after USA women’s volleyball shocked by Serbia

Tijana Boskovic was in tears. “We still can’t believe what we did,” she said, staring off towards the volleyball court at Maracanãzinho, where the Rio Olympics women’s semifinal had just ended. Team USA was ranked No. 1 in the world entering the

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Report: Ryan Lochte, U.S. swimmers 'fabricated' armed robbery story

Ryan Lochte and three of his U.S. Olympic swimming teammates fabricated the story about being robbed at gunpoint that became international news at the Rio de Janeiro Games, according to ABC. Video shows the U.S. swimmer “breaking down” a bathroom do

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Brianna Rollins leads American sweep of women's 100 hurdles final

Kristi Castlin, Brianna Rollins and Nia Ali celebrate with flags. RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States swept the podium in the 100-meter hurdles Wednesday night, with Brianna Rollins winning gold, Nia Ali silver and Kristi Castlin bronze at the Rio Games.

Sports | Sports

Here's a young Michael Phelps hoping to 'get faster' in the pool

Back then he was just an exceptionally talented teenager hoping to win a medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

6 Ways Katie Ledecky Thinks Differently: The Psychology of Success

She doesn't just win--she crushes. How? It all starts with how she thinks -- just like your success will start with how you think.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Sorry, Maya Dirado: You'll still have to pay taxes on that Olympic medal

Update on 'Essential Politics: Hundreds of bills live or die in Sacramento 'suspense file' action'

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli emergency tech aims to make Rio attendees safer | The Times of Israel

Developed after the kidnapping-murder of 3 teens in 2014, SayVu's technology seeks to prevent such tragedies from happening again, including at the Summer Olympics

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Jesse Owens: A Chilly Reception in Nazi Germany, Then Olympic Glory

Owens faced a moral tug of war and ultimately decided to participate in the 1936 Games in Hitler's Berlin. He won four go...

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

For U.S. Basketball Players, the Olympics Are a Cruise, Ship, That Is

The men’s and women’s basketball team are again avoiding the athletes’ village at the Olympics for security reasons, although other high-profile athletes do not share the concern.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

When a woman realized her Uber driver was an Olympic dad, she decided to send him to Rio.

Thanks to a chance meeting, American shot-putter Darrell Hill will have a friendly face in the crowd.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Olympic Cover-Up: Why You Won’t See Some Shoe Logos

Although it is unclear how many athletes will be disguising their footwear at the Rio Games, the practice is common at track meets, for various reasons.

News | That's News to Me

German sailor gets sick after Rio regatta - US News

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German sailor has fallen ill and is getting daily hospital treatment for several skin infections after competing in polluted water at a test event for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Sports | NBA

USA Basketball's embarrassment of riches on display at 34-player Vegas minicamp | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Coach K and company will have to whittle a 34-player collection of MVPs and All-Stars down to a 12-man roster for Rio 2016.

Sports | My Sporting News

Olympic Teams to Swim, Boat in Dangerously Contaminated Rio Waters

An analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues in Rio.

Miscellaneous | Miscellanneous Stuff

Top 10 Wrongly Built or Misused Stadiums

It's no secret that World Cups and Olympic Games often leave stadiums where no one needs them, and with Brazil 2014 coming to a close, it's hard not to agree with what many Brazilian protesters have...

Sports | Archived Articles

US rips Slovakia 7-1 in men's hockey

With just one game to prepare for its Olympic showdown with Russia, the United States men's hockey team decided to cram an entire tournament's worth of hard work and highlights into one spectacular opener. Paul Stastny scored twice during a six-

Sports | Mixed Bag

Now there's a Sochi pillow shortage?

Looks like Sochi's underestimated the amount of pillows it would take to accommodate an Olympic games.

Sports | SPORTS

Mike Eruzione's 'Miracle' Artifact Scores Almost $660K

NEW YORK — The jersey worn by hockey great Mike Eruzione in the U.S. Miracle on Ice victory over the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics was auctioned for almost $660,000 Saturday, though surprising strong interest in the stick he used to score