Activists urge IOC to postpone ‘genocide’ Beijing Games

Activists today called for the postponement of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics as China prepared to receive the Olympic flame, a day after a protest disrupted the lighting ceremony in Olympia. “This is sports-washing. There are no legitimate reasons to host the Games during a genocide,” Zumretay Arkin, advocacy manager of the World Uighur Congress, told a news conference in the Greek capital. “For sure there will be protests (in China) by Uighurs, Tibetans,” said Arkin, who said she has had no contact with her family since 2017. Lit on Monday…

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Olympics-LA28 Games will be ‘on time and on budget’

Kathy Carter, who this week was named CEO of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee, mentioned the Games will be each fiscally sound and go away an enduring impression on the host metropolis. Carter instructed Reuters the “no build” Games will make the most of the town’s big selection of present sports activities services and will price about $6.9 billion, spending that will be offset by revenues from sponsorships, ticket gross sales and different sources. “First and foremost, we’re going to host a Games that are on…

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21 years ago, the US national team beat gravity

Historically, the basketball tournament of the Olympics is probably the most striking discipline represented at the Games. It is attended by the most media and highly paid athletes from the NBA, whom we do not see so often in confrontations with overseas teams, and that’s why every time we estimate how much the dominant force of the players acting in the Association are at the moment. On the basketball players themselves, the change of the situation mainly has a favorable influence: they communicate with experienced partners, make new friends, hang…

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