With the expansion of 4D movie theaters, I worry about true theatre. You know, the kind with live performers, an orchestra, intricate costume design, and lots of drama? Ever heard of it? Yikes. Shakespeare would be so disappointed.
During his recent tour of Asia, President Biden addressed the issue between China and Taiwan, stating that the United States would take military action of China attacked Taiwan. However, the White house quickly edited this statement claiming there was no policy change, which has traditionally held the opposite view concerning the issue over Taiwan. This is the third time in recent months that Biden has made statements in support of aiding Taiwan that the White House later retracted.
The four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles recently told a New York Magazine reporter that she “should have quit way before Tokyo.”
Surprisingly, or shall we say, unsurprisingly, former President Trump had some nasty things to say about the U.S. Olympics Women’s Soccer Team on Saturday night. He mocked the athletes and called them “woke losers” for not taking home gold, but the bronze instead.
The Tokyo Olympics concluded on Sunday with the closing ceremonies, and it certainly was a memorable edition of the Games. With no spectators, rising COVID concerns, and shocking withdrawals, the 2020 Olympics, which were delayed a year, was consistently the top news story for two whole weeks. Now that the Olympics are over, it’s time to reflect on just how amazing these Games were.
Team Norway’s Karsten Warholm set another world record at the 2020 Olympics on Tuesday. Warholm broke his own record Tuesday in Tokyo by three-quarters of a second, setting an unfathomable record of 45.94 seconds, winning the Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles. The two-time reigning world champion ripped his singlet after he realized that he just made another record when crossed the finish line.
Simone Biles shocked the world last week when she withdrew from multiple events at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Biles got an immense amount of support for putting her mental health first, but she also received backlash for letting her teammates down. The gymnastics stars returned on Tuesday and won bronze in the balance beam competition, and this moment should be an inspiration for athletes around the world.
Ugandan weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko made headlines a few weeks ago after he vanished from his hotel room. Ssekitoleko was arrested on Friday upon returning home and has been detained without charges.
The 20-year-old athlete was reported missing by his teammates from the Ugandan team’s training in Izumisano, a city in Osaka. It is still unclear how Ssekitoleko got to the training camp in the first place since he was not qualified for the Olympics.
Hundreds of protestors marched outside, as Tokyo’s 2021 Olympic opening ceremony took place today. Demonstrators claimed that Tokyo should not have hosted the Olympics this year because of the pandemic. COVID cases are still at record highs in the area. Regardless, Tokyo kicked off the controversial 2021 Olympic games with a dazzling opening ceremony.
With the Olympics officially starting in less than 48 hours in Tokyo, the excitement and anticipation is starting to build. Hundreds of athletes from all over the world will be on the biggest stage fighting their hearts out to win a medal. I personally love watching the Summer Olympic Games, mainly because I find all of the unique events entertaining and I love watching so many things going on at the same time.
The head of the Tokyo organizing committee of the Olympics announced that, even with the women’s soccer and softball events ready to begin competition on Wednesday, and the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday, the Games could still be canceled last minute due to the rising Covid-19 and Delta variant cases in Japan.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were rescheduled for this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, due to the fact that Tokyo has declared a state of emergency as a result of the coronavirus situation in Japan, there will now be no spectators in attendance at the Olympics. According to CNN, Seiko Hashimoto from the Japanese Olympic Committee stated that because of the pandemic, there was “no choice but to hold the games in a limited way” — despite the fact that a host city has never banned spectators from attendance in the history of the Olympics.