Category: Olympic Games

Eileen Gu: Navigating two cultures, judged by both of them

Unlike the recent ‘stories’ about the tennis player and the figure skater, Ms Gu is thankfully in a position to speak out against the West’s quasi-political media obsession…

Simone Biles and the problem with ‘self-care’

Photo: Getty The Olympics showed us how out of fashion resilience has become. 09 August 2021 | REBEKAH WANIC AND NINA POWELL | Spiked As in Olympics past,…

Syria: Displaced children hold their own ‘Tent Olympics’

Children from 12 camps in northwest Syria mark the end of the Tokyo Olympics with their own competition 09 August 2021 | Ali Haj Suleiman | Middle East…

Tokyo 2020: The Best Olympic Games Ever?

Photo: IOC – The 2020 summer Olympic Games in Japan (23 Jul-8 Aug, 2021) 08 August 2021 | James Porteous | Clipper Media The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Japan (23 Jul-8…

Instagram defends blocking IOC Olympic footage

Photo: Double gold medallist Elaine Thompson-Herah was banned from Instagram for posting videos of her victories (Note: Photo has been cropped so as to avoid offending IOC copyright)…

How a counter-movement in 1963 changed the Olympic Games forever

Photo: Commemorative stamps of the “1st Games of the New Emerging Forces.” The 1964 Olympics in Tokyo banned all athletes who took part in a counter-competition a year…

Surfing’s Olympic Wave Whisperer

Photo: Kurt Korte at Tsurigasaki Beach. “If we get to the end and we go, ‘Oh, no, the surf’s not very good,’ then I haven’t done my job.”Credit…James Hill…

NBC Sports Crew’s Rewriting Rule Book to get 7000 Hours of Games onto the Air

Traditionally NBC, like every other network covering the Games, would spend months filming athlete interviews and background material. 22 July 2021 | Brian Steinberg | Variety The people…

Japan’s Olympic money-making dreams have hit a snag

Photo: The grand opening of the Shinkansen bullet train at Tokyo in October 1964. Newscom/Alamy It could be said that the Olympic Games were never intended to ‘make money.’…

Let the games begin: Japan declares a coronavirus state of emergency for Tokyo

Photo: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images Spectators to face Olympic ban as Tokyo declares coronavirus emergency-report 08 July 2021 | Eimi YamamitsuTetsushi Kajimoto | Reuters TOKYO, July 8 (Reuters) –…

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