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  • CNNís Avlon Rips Ivankaís Olympic Trip: ďFreelancing in a Fur CoatĒ

    02/27/2018 5:07:37 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Iím convinced that John Avlon stays up nights before his CNN appearances, working on snarky one-liners that will get him noticed. So part of me hates falling for his shtick. Even so, Iíll report the shot he took at Ivanka this morning. Commenting on a report that chief of staff John Kelly didnít think that Ivanka was qualified to represent the US at the Winter Olympics, Avlon said: ďThis is serious stuff, and simply freelancing in a fur coat ainít going to cut it.Ē Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Not watching the Winter Olympics, either

    02/20/2018 9:26:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/20/2018 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    We keep hearing about NBC's ratings problems, as we see in this report: At the halfway point of the XXIII Winter Olympics, things are certainly feeling a little chilly for both Team USA and NBC. As last night's primetime coverage displayed, even with the surprise silver in the short-track speedskating that John-Henry Krueger scored, both the medal count for America's athletes and the ratings for the broadcaster are struggling to gain traction in the PyeongChang games. Currently, Team USA is in sixth place with 10 overall medals, just behind the Russian competitors, and tied for third in gold medals with...
  • Someone Give Bermuda A Gold Medal For Wearing Bermuda Shorts To The Opening Ceremony

    02/09/2018 7:22:53 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    For the 3rd straight Winter Games, cross-country skier Tucker Murphy is Bermuda's only athlete. No matter the season, Bermuda athletes usually wear their trademark shorts during Opening Ceremonies.
  • XXIII Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (PyeonChang)

    02/09/2018 5:36:59 PM PST · by goldstategop · 84 replies
    02/09/2014 | NBC Sports
    Opening Ceremony now underway in Pyeonchang. Beginning of XXIII Winter Olympic Games.y
  • Olympics viewership is down, even as NBC pays more for the rights to air it

    02/09/2018 12:23:41 PM PST · by george76 · 74 replies
    Vox Media ^ | Feb 9, 2018, | Rani Molla
    If recent trends continue, itíll only get worse. ... NBC* paid $963 million for the rights to air the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, a 24 percent jump over the $775 million it paid for the last Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. ... Viewership declines arenít really surprising, as similar trends have unfolded across the TV landscape and viewers opt for on-demand and online entertainment alternatives. Even football and the Super Bowl ó considered the last holdouts where advertisers could guarantee huge live audiences would be watching ó are not immune.
  • 2018 Winter Olympics Breaks Record, Stocks 110,000 Condoms For Athletes

    The astonishing number is reportedly 10,000 more than the number of condoms distributed to athletes during the previous Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia. In fact, it breaks the record of the most number of condoms prepared for all participants in the history of Winter Olympics. According to the outlet, the amount will be allotted to 2,925 athletes representing 90 countries that will stay in the Olympic Village. That means each athlete gets approximately 37 condoms for the duration of the event, which will run from February 9 to February 25. To put it into perspective, thatís about 2.5 condoms...
  • Mike Pence to contradict North Korean 'charade' at Winter Olympics in South Korea: Report

    02/04/2018 2:49:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/4/18 | Naomi Lim
    Vice President Mike Pence will work to undermine any North Korean attempt to normalize its regime at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, according to a report."The vice president will remind the world that everything the North Koreans do at the Olympics is a charade to cover up the fact that they are the most tyrannical and oppressive regime on the planet," one of Pence's aides told Axios of Pence's role as leader of the White House's delegation to the sporting event. "We are seeing unprecedented level of international cooperation on the maximum pressure strategy targeting the...
  • Graham: I 'fully believe that if North Korea goes to the Winter Olympics, we do not'

    01/02/2018 7:14:56 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/02/18 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Graham: I 'fully believe that if North Korea goes to the Winter Olympics, we do not' Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Monday said if North Korea goes to the Winter Olympics, the U.S. should not attend. "Allowing Kim Jong Un¬ís North Korea to participate in #WinterOlympics would give legitimacy to the most illegitimate regime on the planet," Graham tweeted. "I¬ím confident South Korea will reject this absurd overture and fully believe that if North Korea goes to the Winter Olympics, we do not." Lindsey Graham ‚úĒ @LindseyGrahamSC Allowing Kim Jong Un¬ís North Korea to participate in #WinterOlympics would give legitimacy...
  • Lindsey Vonn suffers back injury in World Cup race after Trump comments

    12/09/2017 7:38:39 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 109 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 9, 2017 | Fox News / AP
    Skiing star Lindsey Vonn suffered a back injury during a World Cup super-G race in Switzerland Saturday, two days after she criticized President Donald Trump in an interview about next year's Winter Olympics.Vonn crossed the finish line in obvious distress, almost one second behind the then-leader, and slumped to the snow. .... Vonn stayed in the finish house to be treated, and one hour later limped slowly into a waiting car to be driven from the St. Moritz course. .... Vonn tweeted that she had suffered an "acute facet (spinal joint) dysfunction"
  • 'Miracle on Ice' Team Captain Disagrees With Vonn, Says President Should Be Respected

    12/09/2017 4:48:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Insider Fox News ^ | December 9, 2017
    Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn sparked a backlash when she said she will represent the United States at the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, in February, but not the president. Vonn also said she would "absolutely not" accept an invitation to the White House if she were to win a gold medal. On "Fox & Friends Weekend" this morning, fellow Olympic gold medalist Mike Eruzione said Vonn has the right to make her own decisions, but he disagrees and believes it's important to respect the presidency.
  • Rodchenkov diary may get Russia booted from Olympics

    11/29/2017 9:06:37 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Nov 28, 2017
    "The chemist who helped Russia's athletes benefit from banned substances kept very detailed notes, which the International Olympic Committee is relying on as it decides what penalities to impose on Russia before the Pyeongchang Games." Olympic officials will announce their decision Dec. 5. If they do not bar Russia completely from the coming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, they are likely to keep all Russian emblems out of the games: The Russian flag would not fly at the opening and closing ceremony, Russian athletes would compete in neutral uniforms and the Russian anthem would not be played. Such restrictions,...
  • France, Germany and Austria all threaten to stay away from the South Korean 2018 Winter Olympics

    09/22/2017 10:37:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 September 2017 | RORY TINGLE
    France, Germany and Austria all threaten to stay away from the South Korean 2018 Winter Olympics over security fears sparked by Kim Jong-un Three countries revealed they could avoid games if security situation worsened Absence of the leading winter sports powers would be hammer blow to games Pyeongchang Olympics will take place just 50 miles from North-South border By Rory Tingle For Mailonline PUBLISHED: 19:27 BST, 22 September 2017 | UPDATED: 20:06 BST, 22 September 2017 Austria, Germany and France have threatened to stay away from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea amid security fears over the nuclear-armed North....
  • France Considering Skipping 2018 Winter Olympics Due to Security Concerns

    09/22/2017 3:09:49 AM PDT · by topher · 17 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 22-Sept-2017 | Mike Chiari
    French Sports Minister Laura Flessel said Thursday it is possible France will skip the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, due to security concerns. According to Reuters, Flessel told RTL radio that if "our security cannot be assured, the French team will stay at home." Worldwide tension continues to mount as the United States and North Korea engage in concerning rhetoric regarding nuclear capabilities. Flessel made it clear no decision has been made at this point, saying, "We're not there yet."
  • [N. Korea] Olympics: France to skip 2018 Winter Games if security risk too great

    09/21/2017 6:34:26 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2017/09/21 | Richard Lough
    Olympics: France to skip 2018 Winter Games if security risk too great PARIS (Reuters) - Franceís Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, French Sports Minister Laura Flessel said on Thursday, raising the first major doubts by a participating country over the event. Tensions in the region have escalated since reclusive North Korea conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test on Sept. 3, prompting global condemnation. U.S. President Donald Trump is locked in a stand-off with Pyongyang and has threatened to ďtotally destroyĒ the country of 26 million...
  • Who Gets the Winter Games No One Else Wanted?

    07/29/2015 10:15:15 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 29, 2015 | MATTHEW FUTTERMAN
    As choices for potential Olympic cities go, the decision that the International Olympic Committee faces on Friday for the 2022 Winter Games ranks as one of the strangest in recent memory. Back in 2012, it looked like the race for 2022 would be extremely competitive. But after exploring bids, Oslo; Stockholm; Munich; Krakow, Poland; and St. Moritz, Switzerland; all dropped out amid public opposition and concerns over costs. Lviv, Ukraine, dropped out because of an ongoing war. That left Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, neither of which holds a reputation as a top winter sports destination compared with past cities such...
  • Extreme Park Crashes Taking Outsize Toll on Women

    02/18/2014 1:32:57 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 18, 2014 | JOHN BRANCH
    ... Through Monday night, a review of the events at the Extreme Park counted at least 22 accidents that either forced athletes out of the competition or, if on their final run, required medical attention. Of those, 16 involved women. The injury rate is higher when considering that the menís fields are generally larger. The question, a difficult one, is why. The Winter Games have always had dangerous events. But the Extreme Park, as the name suggests, is built on the ageless allure of danger. All of the events there have been added to the Olympic docket since 1992, each...
  • Gafur Rakhimov: The Heroin Trafficker Who Brought to Winter Olympics to Sochi

    01/30/2014 1:54:32 PM PST · by Marcus · 10 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | January 30, 2014 | Mark R. Whittington
    The fact that the 2014 Winter Olympics is taking place is Sochi, Russia, a city with a mild climate that is close to the volatile region of Chechnya has puzzled many observers. ABC News points the finger to a man named Gafur Rakhimov, Rakhimov is an Uzbek gangster, according to the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, with ties to that country's regime. He has been associated with the production and distribution of heroin in Central Asia. He has ties with the Uzbekistan regime and claims to be a legitimate businessman who founded an import/export business in the wake of...
  • Europeans on alert after Olympic athletes in Sochi receive terror threats

    01/22/2014 6:17:21 AM PST · by Innovative · 5 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Jan 22, 2014 | FoxNews
    Several European countries said Wednesday that they have received messages containing terrorist threats ahead of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi. Hungary and Italy's Olympic committees said they received an email written in Russian and English threatening their athletes with terrorist attacks at the upcoming games. Slovenia said it received a hand-written letter in Russian, which was translated and forwarded to police, according to Reuters. Hungarian Olympic Committee International Relations Director Zsigmond Nagy told Reuters in an interview that the letter was also sent to the International Olympic Committee and the Russian organizing committee, but downplayed any possible threat.
  • Russia retaliates: New report says EUís promotion of homosexuality ignores real human rights issues

    01/18/2014 4:39:59 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 90 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1-16-14 | Hilary White
    Far from backing down on its national ban on homosexual propaganda, the Russian government is going on the offensive, saying the European Union's promotion of homosexuality has led it to ignore real human rights violations, including the growth of ultra-nationalist and neo-Nazi groups. Since the bill was signed into law, Russia has been the target of a massive international campaign, spearheaded by the European Union and homosexual campaigners at the EU, to overturn it. A report on human rights to the EU by the Russian government, accuses the EU of ďthe dissemination of their neo-liberal values as a universal lifestyle...
  • Doku Umarov: Kremlin's enemy who aims to ruin Sochi Olympics

    12/30/2013 6:15:56 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 61 replies
    The Australian ^ | December 31, 2013 11:45AM | Roger Boyes
    HE is known as Russia's Osama bin Laden; Public Enemy No 1 for the Kremlin. Even the US has put a $5 million bounty on his head. Doku Umarov, 49, the Chechen warlord with the blackest of reputations, is assumed to be the mastermind behind a bombing campaign intended to disrupt Vladimir Putin's cherished dream of a successful Winter Olympics in Sochi. Certainly, he has set out his aims clearly enough. The Olympics, he said, were being held on "the bones of many, many dead Muslims buried on our land by the Black Sea".