Tag archive for ‘banned from Olympics’
By Brandon Jones On Sunday, February 11th, 2018

NBC apologizes for insulting South Koreans during Mike Tirico, Katie Couric, Joshua Cooper Ramo coverage

NBC has been forced to issue an apology to the entire nation of South Korea after its anchors, Mike Tirico and Katie Couric, and its Asian correspondent, Joshua Cooper Ramo, insulted the Korean people during their More...

By Guest Author On Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Best and Weirdest Moments from the 2016 Rio Olympics

We’re 6 days into the 2016 Rio Olympics and the majestic event has been fantastic so far. Despite the controversies and news surrounding the Rio Olympics, we’ve seen some of the most spectacular moments from More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, January 27th, 2014

US State Department warns Olympic athletes against wearing USA clothes as a ‘safety risk’

The US State Department is cautioning Olympic athletes against wearing team USA clothes at the upcoming Sochi games. photo Beverly & Pack A memo was sent to athletes by the US Olympic Committee warning about More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

IOC tells US Hockey goalie Jessie Vetter ‘We the People’ from helmet, says it’s ‘propaganda’

A hockey mask has been deemed unconstitutional as the International Olympic Committee, citing regulation, has required the Women’s goalie to remove an inscription bearing “We the People” on a custom mask made More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 6th, 2014

This Day in History: Twenty years ago Nancy Kerrigan clubbed in knee, Tonya Harding scandal begins

Ice skating took over the national headlines twenty years ago and sadly, for nothing that happened on the ice. Nancy Kerrigan took center stage on January 6, 1994 when she was clubbed in the right knee with a police More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Badminton players disqualified for ‘fixing’ matches

The four pairs – two from South Korea, one from China and one from Indonesia – have all been penalized by the Badminton World Federation for ‘not using one’s best efforts to win a match’ More...

By Stephen Nevets On Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Paraskevi Papachristou, Greek triple jumper, kicked out of Olympics for ‘racist’ tweet

Greece’s triple jumper Paraskevi “Voula” Papachristou has been barred from the Olympics, due to begin on Friday in London, for composing a “racist” tweet, the country’s Olympic committee More...

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