Posts Tagged: Olympics

Olympic Standout Sha’Carri Richardson Reportedly Fails Drug Test

One of the United States’ most promising athletes will likely have to skip the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.  Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson, 21, has tested positive for a “prohibited substance,” which disqualifies her performance at the U.S. Olympic Trials, according to media reports. If the story is true, the disqualification would make her ineligible to participate in… Read more »

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Olympic Ban: No ‘Black Lives Matter’ Apparel Allowed

The postponed 2020 Summer Olympics are set to start in July with a new warning for athletes.  The International Olympic Committee has specifically banned the slogan “Black Lives Matter’” from any athlete’s clothing or gear.  It’s part of the IOC’s long-standing rules about no political demonstrations on the playing field, medal stand, or during official ceremonies.  Words like “peace”, “respect”, “solidarity”,… Read more »

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Venue, Serena Williams Celebrate 20 Years in the Public Eye

Apparently, time flies when you’re winning Grand Slam tennis titles. Twenty years ago this month, the world got its first look at Venus and Serena Williams when they dominated the 2000 Olympics.  After Venus scored 32 straight wins to earn a gold medal, the New York Times declared it “the Summer of Venus.” The following… Read more »

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Postponed

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and IOC President Thomas Bach, both agreed to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games that was due to begin on July 24th. They both agreed that the Olympic Games will begin no later than summer 2021 due to the massive spread of the coronavirus. “In the present circumstances and based on… Read more »

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Has Been Postponed

It’s surely not a surprise but it was just announced that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will NOT go down as scheduled on July 24.   Of course this is in light of the COVID-19 global Pandemic.  Right now it is unclear when the games will be rescheduled.  Countries started to bail out and it was the… Read more »

Pole Dancing May Be Olympic Sport Soon [WATCH]

Pole dancing isn’t just for ‘gentleman’s clubs’ anymore.  It’s become an exercise craze and might even be an Olympic sport one day. Elizabeth Blanchard, who teaches pole dancing at the L.A. studio X-Pole, says it would be “amazing” to see pole dancing in the Olympics and called it “a matter of time”. In 2017, pole… Read more »