Tag: olympics

Publishing executive found guilty in Tokyo Olympics bribery case

Publishing executive found guilty in Tokyo Olympics bribery case

Toshiyuki Yoshihara, of Japanese publishing house Kadokawa, was found guilty of bribing a former Tokyo Olympics organizer on Tuesday. Yoshihara was sentenced to a suspended two-year prison sentence – meaning he will avoid jail time so long as he does not break the law in the next four years – for paying 69 million yen […]

Olympic doping hearing begins for Russian figure skater

Olympic doping hearing begins for Russian figure skater

Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva was called to testify to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Tuesday in her 2022 Beijing Olympics doping case. Valieva, 17, is expected to testify over video from Russia to a close-door hearing in Switzerland. She contends that her failed doping test in 2021 – several weeks prior to […]

Olympic gold medalist Tori Bowie dies from childbirth complications, autopsy reports

Olympic gold medalist Tori Bowie dies from childbirth complications, autopsy reports

Last month, U.S. Olympic champion sprinter Frentorish “Tori” Bowie died from childbirth complications, according to an autopsy report. The Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office revealed that Bowie had a “well-developed fetus” and was undergoing labor at the time of her death.  Tori Bowie was a Mississippi native, raised by her grandmother as an infant after […]

Olympic Gold Medalist Suni Lee Steps Away from Gymnastics Due to Kidney Condition

Olympic Gold Medalist Suni Lee Steps Away from Gymnastics Due to Kidney Condition

Lee is the first-ever Hmong-American gold medalist and had the most decorated year in Auburn gymnastics history, according to her bio on the school’s website. She won eight All-American honors, the national championship on the balance beam in 2022, and was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year.

Rethinking the Olympics

Rethinking the Olympics

For centuries, countries around the world have gathered together once every four years to indulge in games and festivities that unite all peoples together under a common humanity. This wonderful event which started in Greece nearly 3,000 years ago, only having adapted into how we currently experience the event in 1896, is known as the Olympics. The goal of the Olympics, other than to compete in different challenges for medals, is to unite humanity and to promote world peace, through shared human experiences. However, in recent years, thanks to that global pandemic of 2020, our society and ideologies have shifted. Now, both approval and viewership ratings for the Olympics are on the decline, and it is about time that something gets done about it. After all, the Olympics are one of the only opportunities for the countries of the world to get together and embrace our common humanity and love of games.

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