October 19, 2021

Canceled: Anthem-Protester Gwen Berry Fails to Medal at Olympics

Gwen Berry, a U.S. Olympic hammer thrower who turned away from the American flag during the playing of the national anthem, failed to medal during finals on Tuesday. According to the New York Post, Berry finished in eleventh place out of twelve competitors, registering a distance of 71.35 meters. In June, Berry made headlines when she snubbed…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show The US Women’s Soccer Team Kneeling During The National Anthem At The Tokyo Olympics?

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team kneeling during the national anthem at the Tokyo Olympics. Verdict: Misleading While the U.S. women’s national soccer team did kneel before its match against Sweden, the action did not occur during the national anthem. The photo included in the Facebook…

IOC Clears Trans Weightlifter to Compete in Olympics

Alex Pantling/Getty Images The International Olympic Committee (IOC) cleared the way Saturday for New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, a man competing as a woman, to participate in the Tokyo Olympics. Hubbard will be the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympic games. “The rules for qualification have been established by the International Weightlifting Federation…

Petition to Let Sha’Carri Richardson Run in Olympics Garners Over 500K Signatures

Amid public outrage, a MoveOn petition calling for Sha’Carri Richardson to remain a participant in this month’s Olympic Games in Tokyo has received more than 500,000 signatures. Last week it was reported that Richardson, who won the 100-meter race at Olympic trials in 10.86 seconds on June 19, would not be permitted to run in the Olympic 100m…

Team USA Basketball Director Says LeBron James Unlikely to Play in Olympics Ever Again

USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said Wednesday that it is unlikely that LeBron James will ever play for Team USA at the Olympics again. Colangelo made his comments based on James’ advancing years. “Father Time takes its toll,” Colangelo told ESPN’s Keyshawn, JWill and Zubin. “If you’re a human being, your body is built…

Tokyo Olympics to Athletes: Don’t Use 150,000 Free Condoms

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics confirmed on Monday plans to distribute at least 150,000 condoms to athletes at next month’s Summer Games but insisted that the contraceptives are not intended “for use at the athlete’s village.” “The distribution of condoms is not for use at the athlete’s village, but to have athletes take them back…

Spectators from Abroad to be Barred from Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — At last it’s official after countless unsourced news reports and rumors: spectators from abroad will be barred from the postponed Tokyo Olympics when they open in four months. The decision was announced Saturday after an online meeting of the International Olympic Committee, the Japanese government, the Tokyo government, the International Paralympic Committee,…

US Considering Boycott On 2022 Beijing Olympics, Hasn’t Made ‘Final Decision’

February 25, 2021 6:58 PM ET The United States is considering a boycott on the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, China, but has not come to a “final decision,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Thursday. Psaki addressed the issue at a White House press conference Thursday, saying there were no updates on where the…

Citing China’s ‘Genocidal Campaign,’ MPs Demand Relocation of Beijing Olympics

People walk on the Olympic Green near a countdown clock showing the time remaining before the 2022 Beijing Olympics in Beijing on Feb. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) Canada More than a dozen federal lawmakers from all parties are calling for the 2022 Winter Olympics to be moved outside China, citing a “genocidal campaign” by […]

Unity: North and South Korea to March Under Same Flag for Olympics.

As the 2018 Winter Olympics in Seoul get closer, with the opening ceremony right around the corner in February, successful diplomacy between North and South Korea continues. On Wednesday morning the two countries announced for the first time they will form a joint Olympic team for at least one sport and march under the same […]

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