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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.

China Asks Russia to Postpone War with Ukraine Until After the Winter Olympics

China Asks Russia to Postpone War with Ukraine Until After the Winter Olympics

The New York Times reports from a western intelligence report that senior Chinese officials told Russian officials in early February to delay their invasion of Ukraine until after the Winter Olympics, hosted in Beijing, China. The Times article suggests that the Chinese officials had some prior knowledge of Russia’s plan to attack Ukraine. Before the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Beijing on February 4th, almost a month ago, Russian leader President Vladimir Putin met with China’s leader, President Xi Jinping. There, they issue a statement declaring their partnership has “no limits.”

Final Pair Skating Event of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Who is Still Competing?

Final Pair Skating Event of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Who is Still Competing?

Figure skating is one of the most challenging sports at the Winter Olympics, the oldest sport in the Winter program. The first figure skating competition was at the Winter Olympic Games in 1924 in Chamonix, France. From the very beginning, this contest has been a synonym of the Cames themselves with the greatest skating professionals from all over the world representing their countries on the most majestic ice rinks.

Turns Out Russian Skater Kamila Valieva Can Still Compete

Turns Out Russian Skater Kamila Valieva Can Still Compete

Recently, Russian Skater Kamila Valieva failed the drug test to compete for the Olympics. She is now cleared to continue skating for the Olympics. This is because she is taking a drug for her heart medication and Valieva will be able to compete in the individual women’s skating competition Tuesday. In last week’s performance, Valieva was able to land a perfect quadruple jump.

The 2022 U.S. Alpine Olympic Skiing Team Competes for the Winter Olympics

The 2022 U.S. Alpine Olympic Skiing Team Competes for the Winter Olympics

In the wild, sheer cold, warm smiles arrive in Beijing next month for the Winter Olympics. They are the U.S. Ski Team. Put your coats and goggles on, it’s time to ski! There are a total of 34 athletes who will represent the United States for the Winter Olympics. The Alpine team consists of 11 female athletes and 7 male athletes. 15 athletes joined the Freestyle Skiing Team and 8 will be in the Freeski Team.

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