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Mar 05 2023
Popular former Washington football player Joe Jarzynka found dead on Sol Duc River
Joe Jarzynka, who went from little-known walk-on to one of the most popular University of Washington football players of the 1990s — or any era — has died, according to reports and social-media messages of friends, teammates and school officials. According to a report from myclallamcounty.com, a man identified as Jarzynka was found dead Sunday morning along the Sol Duc River in the OlympicThe Seattle Times
Dec 20 2021
Should American athletes boycott the Beijing Olympics?
The White House announced Monday that the United States will hold a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in China.
The decision comes in response “ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity” by the Chinese government, White House Press Secretary Jenn Psaki told reporters. The primary reason for the diplomatic boycott, Psaki said, was the ongoing subjugation of the Uyghurs —Yahoo! The 360
Feb 09 2022
Celebrate Your Right To Ignore (or Watch) the Olympics
Viewership for the Olympics is down (way down) from 2018, to an audience for the 2022 opening ceremonies that was 43 percent smaller than that which watched the winter games in 2018. But that still leaves millions of Americans choosing to watch the international contest, which is fine. Unlike the situation in many other countries, U.S. Olympic teams are supported by those who spend of theirReason
Jul 30 2021
Olympics Remind Us That Sports Build Bridges Where Governments Can't
The United States and Iran met today at the Tokyo Olympics to play basketball. The elephant in the room—decades of geopolitical saber-rattling and proxy violence—was nowhere to be seen. The Americans clapped as the Iranian national anthem played. The Iranians applauded "The Star-Spangled Banner." Handshakes and niceties were exchanged before and after the game.
It was a match betweenReason
Feb 04 2022
The China You Won’t See during the Winter Olympics
The Chinese Communist Party — its international reputation having suffered a blow as a result of the Covid pandemic, its human-rights abuses, and its saber-rattling — hopes to score a massive propaganda victory in the coming weeks as thousands of athletes from 90 countries converge on Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
The Games, which will formally kick off with the opening ceremonyNational Review
Feb 04 2022
Despite Diplomatic Boycott, the US Is Powering the 2022 Olympics
THE FLAME OF an Olympic torch must pass through multiple countries to arrive at its final destination. So too must the supply chains financing and profiting off the games. Throughout the processions that just ended, activists protested the ceremonies. They called for boycotts of the games and better awareness of the actions of the Chinese state, most prominently the detention of the UyghurWired
Feb 27 2023
Japan, New Zealand foreign ministers agree to speed up talks on intelligence sharing as China concerns grow
The foreign ministers of Japan and New Zealand agreed on Monday to speed up talks on an intelligence sharing pact as the two island nations vowed to strengthen security ties and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region amid shared concern over an increasingly assertive China. New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta and her Japanese counterpart, Yashimasa Hayashi, also agreed during theirFox News (Online News)
Jan 30 2022
Sport, politics and Covid collide at the Beijing Winter Olympics
Hosting the Winter Olympics during a pandemic was always going to test the Chinese government, by putting its ever-growing ability to exercise political control and virus containment on a collision course with its enthusiasm for international prestige and status.
The 2022 Winter Games, which open on Friday, are being held at a time of particularly intense western criticism of China overThe Guardian
Jul 24 2021
“COVID Games” Begin in a Fearful Japan as Olympic Committee Prioritizes “Profits Over All Else”
As the Summer Olympics begin in Tokyo after the International Olympic Committee pushed forward during a pandemic despite widespread opposition in Japan, we speak with a protester outside the Olympic stadium and former Olympic athlete Jules Boykoff. “The people have been frustrated actually ever since the awarding of the Olympics in 2013,” says Satoko Itani, associate professor of sports,Democracy Now!
Jul 19 2021
Replacement athlete on US Olympic gymnastics team tests positive for COVID-19
A replacement athlete on the U.S. women's artistic gymnastics team has tested positive for COVID-19, according to USA Gymnastics.
The gymnast tested positive on Sunday, USA Gymnastics said. She hasn't been named but is a teenager, according to the Japanese city of Inzai, where the American women's gymnastics team was training.
The infected gymnast and one other replacementABC News (Online)