37 Burst results for "Olympic"
Fresh update on "olympic" discussed on Fore The People
"A golf pot, by the way. Yeah, it is. So I mean, I don't know much about the rules, but I'm pretty sure you either have to win and back to the Koreans here in the international South Koreans, North Koreans did not make the team. But I am sure there was a golf course there. The South Koreans are nails, like the South Korean men's have cut the women who dominated the game for a long time. The men have come on here and they've been incredible and young. They have four guys on their team. So they've got Tom Kim, some JM, song Jay's been there. I forgot about the tour for a while. Siwu, C was been nails for long, long time, and KH Lee. You're gonna have four guys that are off the squad. There's some great but I mean, they need to look at it and be like, yeah, bro, if you play the president's cup, what a more can you do for your country? Then play in that. Like, I mean, if siwo Kim is at the, you know, leading you into battle, I don't know what's gonna happen, but freaking the guy, the guy is meals as representing your nation everything else. President, I don't know, I see this shit all the time. I'm like, this is the dumbest thing ever. And if they win something in the Asian Games or whatever it is or an Olympic medal that shit is every four years, man. It like note the golf metals. No one cares about those. Maybe in the United States, I don't know. They don't care. Maybe they care other places, but if you ask any human being on the planet, if they would rather have them have won a major golfer professional golfer or an Olympic medal, you're freaking insane. And maybe Tiger is the exception because he has so many majors. He's like, yeah, I wish I had a gold medals, but whatever. Couldn't really compete at it. I was past my prime or blah blah blah, I didn't qualify because it started late, but he might be the only guy on the planet and be like, yeah, I'll trade in I'll trade in one of my infinity masters for just a gold medal. But other
Fresh update on "olympic" discussed on SI Boxing with Chris Mannix
"I want to start this podcast Sergio with what we talked about last weekend. The Joe Joyce Joseph Parker fight. Last week enjoys the 2016 Olympic silver medalist. He picked up his most impressive win as a pro knocking out Joe Parker in the 11th round to win an interim version of one of the heavyweight titles. Joyce is now 15 and O with 14 wins coming by way of knockout. Sergio, how impressed were you with Joe Joyce's performance? Very impressed. Very impressed. I mean, he knocked out a former champion that only Anthony Joshua wasn't able to knock him out. Dylan white wasn't able to knock him out. I mean, it's really impressive for him to go straight forward and hunt him DACA's Parker was in the fight he was boxing really nicely and I knew that it wasn't going to go the distance. I mean, he just didn't have enough power and respect in size, but I mean, he fought a valiant of Alan fight Parker did, but it just goes to show you what kind of juggernaut you're dealing with. I mean, he's a beast. He cuts off the ring. He's imposing. He looks slow and hittable, but when you fall off balance, he catches you with that power. Guys like that, you don't want to miss against, let alone throw more than two punches. It's hard to beat a big George Foreman type like that. You got to out box them and stick and move and oh man, it takes a lot. It's the pressure that's the hardest thing. It's intimidating, man. I mean, this was the biggest problem I thought Parker had. Like Parker would throw some good combinations he would land, and then he spin out, believing he would get three or four seconds to recover, but the second he kind of turned to face Joyce. He was right there in his face. And Parker eventually succumbed to all that. I was really impressed with Joyce. When Joyce came out of the Olympics in 2016, I was like, all right, well, this guy's okay. He's got some pop, but he's lumbering, you know, his jab isn't particularly sharp. I thought he had a ceiling to him. Now, you can certainly make the argument that Joyce is the second best heavyweight in all of boxing, because Parker, I wouldn't go that way. Well, I mean, look, you can make the argument. I'm saying, I don't know that he is either. I think, you know, usic certainly with three versions of the title. Joshua is still there, a more accomplished, heavyweight, wilder still there. But he's now up there among the better fighters because as you said, he did what Andy Ruiz couldn't do, when Anthony Joshua couldn't do what Dylan white couldn't do. He was just about to, as impressed by, but he knocked this guy out. And look, you met you said that Barker was boxing well early. And maybe the first round or second round he was. We get that third round. And look, I bet on Parker. Parker was going to win. He was my pick for the upset. But by the third round, I'm like, oh shit, this is, this is a problem. He's not going to be able to keep this guy off of them. Just the relentless pressure of Joyce is just and I don't know if you remember we did this podcast and you asked me what I thought and I said I think a late run stoppage. I don't think it crosses the finish line.
Lawyers appeal Griner's Russian prison sentence
"The center for the Phoenix mercury and two time Olympic gold medalist was arrested in February and a Moscow airport after vape canisters containing cannabis oil were found in her luggage She was entering the country to play for a team there in the off season Griner was convicted on August 4th besides the appeal the U.S. and Russia confirmed their discussing a prisoner swap involving her and another American held in Russia and it's no secret Moscow wants Russian arms dealer Victor boot back and out of a U.S. prison I'm Julie Walker
Even Caitlyn Jenner Recognizes the Transgender Divide in Sports
"Was fortunate to have played for the men's team because I was not man enough to have played for pat summit. But I did get to work with her closely in the women's team. But there were distinctions between how men play basketball and women play basketball. We had limitations. You couldn't jump. You couldn't try to block shots because that's not what the women's game was. You know, you've got transgender athletes now. Former athletes that are like Caitlyn Jenner that are telling us that even they see the distinction in men and women competing with men trying to be pretending they're women. You know, if you look back at the Olympic records during Bruce Jenner's time as a man, when he was a decathlete, he had ten events. He wasn't the best in any of the events in the world in terms of athletes, but overall the ten sports, the ten divisions that he played, whether it was track whether it was high jumping with his pole vault, there were ten sport activities that he did as a decathlete. If he had competed in those individual sports as a woman, instead of a man, he would set world records in almost all of them. His hundred meter time, for example, 1976, as Bruce Jenner would have been a second faster than the fastest woman sprinter in the world at that time. So Bruce Jenner now Caitlyn Jenner recognizes that men and women should not compete, but the Democrats don't get that. They're still trying to destroy women's athletics by putting men pretending to be women in many cases, not even having done any genetic surgery or any genital surgery to change their physique. And yet they're walking around in locker rooms as guys surrounded by women. And yeah, Democrats don't see anything wrong with that. They can't define woman, they can't define when these decisions can be made. You've got some states now that are wanting to force, I think, Pennsylvania is saying that the Department of Education that kids can identify as transgender as young as three.
Celtics great Russell, 11-time champ, dies at 88
"I Mike Gracia reporting Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell one of the greatest players in NBA history dies at 88 Bill Russell the greatest winner in NBA history who anchored the Boston Celtics dynasty to 11 championships in 13 years died Sunday He was 88 Russell's family posted the news on social media without disclosing the cause of death After leading the university of San Francisco to NCAA championships in 1955 and 1956 and the U.S. to the Olympic gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics Russell joined the Celtics I had never seen the Celtics play when I got here And I played against Heinz in college But I met a couple of occasions And we had an immediate affinity The Celtics were guided by coach and general manager red arbok Russell would win He would make the great play He didn't care whether he went to league in scoring a rebounding or this or that all he wanted to do was be instrumental in winning Russell was a 5 time most valuable player and a 12 time all star Russell was also a leading voice for civil rights He was at the March on Washington in 1963 and at the 50th commemoration of the march We can never accept the status quo until
FBI open to settling claims by gymnasts abused by Nassar
"I Mike Gracia reporting the FBI is open to settling claims by gymnasts who were abused by doctor Larry Nassar The FBI's general counsel has reached out to attorneys representing Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles Ali raisman of Michaela maroney and dozens of other women who were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar to begin settlement talks in the $1 billion claim they brought against the federal government Three people familiar with the matter say the FBI reached out on Wednesday The settlement talks were first reported by The Wall Street Journal The victims brought claims against the FBI for failing to stop nassar when the agency first received allegations against the sports doctor in 2015 Nasser continued his assaults for more than a year and pleaded guilty in 2017 Mike Gracia Washington
Jim Thorpe reinstated as sole winner for 1912 Olympic golds
"The International Olympic Committee says Thorpe has been reinstated as winner of the pentathlon and decaf when the IOC announced a change on Friday the 110th anniversary of Thorpe winning that he Kathleen He had been stripped of the gold medals months after the Olympics when it was discovered he had been paid to play minor league baseball over two summers That was a violation of Olympic amateurism rules at the time Two years ago the group bright path strong advocated a petition declaring Thorpe the outright winner of the 1912 events IOC president Thomas Bach says thanks to the engagement of the group a solution was found I'm Mike
Griner lawyer: WNBA star had doctor's letter for cannabis
"A lawyer for WNBA star Britney griner gave the court at her drug possession trial a U.S. doctor's letter recommending she used medical cannabis to treat pain two time Olympic medallist Guinea was arrested at a Moscow airport in February after customs officials found cannabis oil vape canisters in her luggage in court last week griner pleaded guilty and admitted to carrying the canisters in her luggage which she packed hastily on her return to Russia for a match However in Russia's judicial system admitting guilt doesn't automatically end a trial since that plea her court sessions have focused on in person and written testimony to her good character and athletic prowess Elizabeth rude from the U.S. embassy in Moscow attested to Guinea's good character What became very clear is the tremendous amount of respect and admiration both
Griner appears in court, pleads guilty in Russia drugs trial
"Basketball star Brittany griner has made a plea in her Russia drugs trial Her representatives tell the AP grinder has pleaded guilty to drug possession but that she had no intention of committing a crime The two time Olympic gold medalist has been held since February after cannabis soil was allegedly found in her bags at a Moscow airport Her trial started last week and inside court today a U.S. diplomat says she delivered a letter to grinder from President Biden who called grinder's wife yesterday to pledge all efforts toward free the WNBA star Sagar Meghani Washington
AP Sports SummaryBrief at 1:56 a.m. EDT
"AP sports I'm Josh valenti a 4th of July shutout for the Boston Red Sox Correspondent get them cool ball with more Cutter Crawford helped pitch the Red Sox to a Ford and nothing Independence Day victory over the AL east rival rays Crawford earned the win after relieving opener Austin Davis allowing only two hits and striking out 8 over 5 and a third scoreless innings It was still a little different but you know I came out of open earlier this year and you know I haven't experienced art and so I just kind of combined both of those and went well Trevor's story blasted a fourth inning solo home run Rafael Devers had an RBI single in the 5th in Boston tacked on two more in the 8th ray's reliever Josh Fleming took the loss allowing four runs in 5 innings The win was Boston's third and 5 games while Tampa Bay snapped a three game win streak Trace Thompson hit a three run Homer as the Dodgers top Colorado 5 three Thompson leading the way to a 5th win in 6 games for Dave Roberts team He was here to hit left handed pitching and to play a good defense and that's what he's done So it was a big hit and then for us to tack on another couple of runs late was big Brittany griner made an appeal to president Joe Biden Monday more details from Ben Thomas In a handwritten note to the president Brittany greiner says she's terrified she might be in that Russian prison forever and pleads Biden not forget about her and other American detainees The two time Olympic gold medalist notes on the 4th of July her family normally honors the surface of those who fought for freedom including her father of Vietnam War veteran but she adds freedom means something completely different to her this year Russian authorities arrested griner in February on charges of possessing cannabis oil and she's now on trial The White House calls grinder's detention wrongful and says it's working aggressively to bring her home And at Wimbledon Nick curios reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal in 7 and a half years with a 5 set victory over Brandon nakashima the Australian hit 35 aces in the win I'm Josh rowntree AP
Griner sends letter to President Biden pleading for his help
"In a handwritten note to the president Brittany griner says she's terrified she might be in that Russian prison forever and pleads Biden not forget about her and other American detainees The two time Olympic gold medalist notes on the 4th of July her family normally honors the surface of those who fought for freedom including her father of Vietnam War veteran but she adds freedom means something completely different to her this year Russian authorities arrested griner in February on charges of possessing cannabis oil and she's now on trial The White House calls grinder's detention wrongful and says it's working aggressively to bring her home Ben Thomas Washington
Trial for US basketball star begins in Moscow-area court
"American basketball star Brittany griner has appeared in a Moscow area court for trial about four and a half months after she was arrested on cannabis possession while traveling to play for a Russian team Krona being led to the hearing in handcuffs with photographers on hand to grab shots At a closed door preliminary hearing on Monday in a Moscow suburb grinus detention was extended for another 6 months to December 20 the Phoenix mercury center and two time U.S. Olympic gold medalist was arrested in February at a Moscow airport police say she was carrying veep canisters with cannabis oil granite could face up to ten years in prison if convicted of large scale transportation of drugs I'm Charles De
Agent: Durant has requested trade from Nets
"The AP is reporting that nets forward Kevin Durant has requested a trade That's according to a person with direct knowledge of the request who says the nets have been working with the all star to find a trade partner ESPN first reported the request citing the sons and heat as two of his preferred destinations The news broke hours before the start of the free agent signing period and a day after Kyrie Irving exercised his buy in with Brooklyn Doran is a 12 time all star a four time scoring champ a three time Olympic gold medalist and a two time NBA champion averaging more than 27 points over 14 seasons I'm Dave
US coach makes dramatic rescue of artistic swimmer at worlds
"A quick thinking coach prevented tragedy at the swimming world championships in a dramatic rescue Artistic swimmer and two time Olympian Anita Alvarez lost consciousness and slipped to the bottom of the pool after completing her solo free final at the world aquatics championships in Budapest on Wednesday Her coach Olympic medalist Andrea Fuentes dove in fully clothed to pull the 25 year old swimmer to safety Fuentes told a Spanish radio outlet that when she noticed something was wrong she shouted at the lifeguards but they didn't seem to understand and the few seconds that passed before she jumped in felt like an hour Alvarez was not breathing when she was rescued but Fuentes says the swimmer is doing well after getting some water in her lungs The coach compared swimming to other endurance sports saying we push through limits and sometimes we find them U.S. artistic swimming tells the AP the swimmer has been evaluated by medical staff and will continue to be monitored I am Jennifer King
International Swimming Association, FINA, Is Laying Down the Law
"Here on this Leah Thomas thing. And what we just saw out of FI and a, fina, this is the organization that represents swimmers. It's recognized by the Olympic Committee recognizes swimmers all around the world. And they have finally put their foot down and they're like, okay, this isn't really working, right? It's not really fair. And so they've got a solution, they have issued a 24 page report, which basically says, if you have not transitioned to being a woman by the time you're 12 years old, then you gotta compete with the men or maybe this new open category that they're working on. I'm gonna get to that in a second. But first of all, here are the rules. Again, you have to be actually a woman and have transitioned and have started all that therapy by the time you're 12 years old or you can't compete with the girls. And the reason being is that even and science shows this, even as somebody who has taken all the appropriate testosterone blockers and all the appropriate hormones to transition to becoming female, if they haven't done that and they've been as a teenager a male, well, they've been able to build up muscle tone, right? That you wouldn't actually have as a female. I
Title IX: WNBA owner among women athletes running businesses
"Jenny gilder is co owner of the Seattle storm She realized what title 9 means 46 years ago on the Yale University rowing team We didn't have showers So the first thing that started happening as we started doing practices out there was that people started getting sick And that was when the idea of a protest started to develop It set off the Yale strip in in 1976 to protest inequities in the treatment of men and women rowers It propelled gilder to become an Olympic silver medalist in rowing She became an investor and philanthropist co owner of her hometown WNBA franchise Gilder says without title 9 you would not have the WNBA You would not have all the women who get to compete at the Olympic level at elite levels whatever sport you're talking I'm Ed
Larry Nassar loses last appeal in sexual assault scandal
"The former sports doctor convicted in 2018 of sexually abusing gymnasts has lost his last legal appeal The Michigan Supreme Court rejected a final appeal by Larry Nassar he went to prison after pleading guilty during an extraordinary 7 day hearing in which over 150 dancers Olympic gymnasts and other athletes detailed how he sexually assaulted them over many years under the guise of medical treatments Nasser said he deserved a new hearing and was treated unfairly by ingham county judge Rosemarie aquilina who said she signed his death warrant with his 40 year sentence that he would wither in prison like the wicked witch in a two page letter the court said it had concerns over the judge's conduct but declined to take the case noting that the judge stuck to the sentencing agreement and that they had no wish to subject the victims to additional trauma NASA received another 40 year sentence in a separate case in a neighboring county and
Simone Biles, others seek $1B-plus from FBI over Nassar
"Former Olympic gymnast including gold medalist Simone Biles are among dozens of assault victims seeking more than a $1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop sports doctor Larry Nassar There's no dispute FBI agents in 2015 knew that Nasser was accused of molesting gymnasts but the agents failed to act leaving Nasser free to continue to target young women and girls for more than a year The approximately 90 claimants include Olympic gold medalist biles aly raisman and mckayla maroney the FBI declined to comment in April when a smaller batch of claims was filed referring instead to director Christopher wray's remarks to Congress last year where he apologized and called the failure inexcusable I'm Julie Walker
Stars and royalty watch ABBA's return in digital stage show
"The four members of ABBA reunited for the public opening of their innovative digital concert in London on Friday I'm Archie Tsar a letter with the latest A ten piece live band performed with ABBA avatars for a 90 minute set and a special arena near London's Olympic park ABBA's Bjorn obey us an annual stead said even they were impressed with the concert I never knew I had such an amazing moves Yes even better now The ABBA voyage show will play in London until next May with a world tour plant after that
Detention of WNBA's Griner in Moscow extended for 1 month
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"olympic" Discussed on Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews)
"Host pure. Hi my guess is as you look at you. As the chief technology officer and director of olympic technology it intel accompany spent nearly three decades with as a director of olympic technology. He helps drive improvements experience of all olympic stakeholders. He draws innovation engines. Recross intel to deliver this. And i look forward to hearing more about the method sees us. The transition brought to life but first a word from our partner transmit security in the company's co founder and president rotation wound car transmit security is cybersecurity organization that focuses on identity experience and his enabling secure password. List future the also recently received the highest series a venture capital investment in history for a cybersecurity company at evaluation of two point. Two billion dollars riquet wanted to share a couple of recommendations for technology digital executives on how to improve accompanied cybersecurity infrastructure. Thank you so much peter i. I strongly recommend to take part of their budget and dedicated to really innovative companies. It has to be built into the budgets upfront so that it serves a forcing function to really look for new technologies. The the second recommendation is outside of kennedy. They're two very interesting. Classes of security technologies that are emerging. The first one is improving the quality of code to make sure that your developers are not introducing software vulnerabilities. The second is cloud security. I think we're in the first inning of hundreds of companies. That'll be created offering really innovative ways of securing the multitude of problems. The cloud environments. I just wanna leave your audience with this elastic. Every single time. They have to enter their password. Change their password. I can't remember their password or any other problems. Please remember transmit security and now onto the interview you know. Welcome to declaration. It's to be here wonderful. Well let's talk about that a little bit. What a fascinating title to have the director of olympic technology. In addition to your cto title of talk a bit about your purview. As as director of olympic technology. And how this came about so You know into as being a worldwide partner of the of the olympic games since twenty. Seventeen and i basically manage all the technology dimensions of that in terms of integrating intel technology and driving technology innovation from intel into the olympic movement. That large in into olympic and now paralympic games Starting with beijing and it includes you know the the innovation the execution the implementation of the technical customer relationships so to speak so working with our olympic and paralympic stakeholders to understand their needs and then identify that technologies and strategies intel align well with those needs to satisfy them and create wonderful experiences for all stakeholders involved..
"olympic" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"Now. The tokyo twenty twenty games need little to no introduction. They were put on hold for an entire year the global pandemic and this year. We'll watch as the changing nature of the virus and these were going to be the first games without spectators and with layers of restrictions. The athletes and the national delegations this summer karen panda got up close and personal with the tokyo games. Well the extent permitted by ovid protocols as monaco twenty fours olympics correspondent he since had plenty of time to reflect on the legacy of take twenty forced to spend fourteen days inn hotel corentin on his way back to australia. Now enjoying some post quarantine freedom. He filed this reflection. Was it just a dream across to brief windows from light. July to early september the olympics and paralympics have been run and one spot the ever-present fear of covet nineteen and months of speculation. About whether these postponed games would go ahead tokyo. Twenty twenty really did happen and without too many. He comes a very warm. Welcome to bbc world news. We sought in tokyo where he delayed. Twenty twenty olympics are now drawing to an end but the closing cermony and full swing. Through the boosters the games we're triumph of humanity over the pandemic for the critics and there were plenty of vocal ones proof that cash is king and for the international olympic committee that nothing else matted now. Would these mega sporting events receding into the distance. We can ask. Was it a worthwhile and what legacy will leave. That sound is not a poor attempt at an audio metaphor. Crickets chipping away in response to my question is quite literally crickets or perhaps tatas making noise that we hockey stadium is the australian national chaim trying during the olympics that form the soundtrack at many of the olympic and paralympic sporting events as the covert induced absence of crowns replaced by insects. In contrast there was very little of that. Despite dozens of olympic venues having a collective capacity in the many hundreds of thousands were no spectators permitted at the venues in tokyo and only a small fraction of capacity at events held outside of the metropolis. It was this that loudly shaped my initial perceptions of the games legacy these grand stadiums and arenas built the millions of japanese to enjoy the home olympics only to go unvisited as if to underscore the perverse point organizes went ahead with many fan focused initiatives anyway halftime entertainment featuring dances and musicians. Dj's doing their best provide hype in front of empty stands. At least tokyoites can take solace from a small silver lining. The local organizing committee focused on reusing existing facilities and stalling temporary venues. Where possible how much this helped. The budget is unclear. Tokyo twenty twenty still ran many billions of dollars over initial estimates but it will certainly reduce the risk of white elephants on loved. Olympic infrastructure has long plagued the ioc the images of derelict stadiums from athens. Two thousand and four crumbling particularly is grace enjoyed. Subsequent financial crosses symbolized doc olympic underbelly seamless saints have been witnessed in brazil. Post the twenty sixteen rio games as a report from broadcast to. Nbc explained because the stadiums are built for specific events and many tend to be far from city centres. Most of these very expensive stadiums are barely used. After the games themselves some become tourist attractions making relatively little revenue. Many others are completely abandoned and simply decay these so tokyo games are unlikely to leave. Such an unsightly legacy. I only eight of the forty. Three olympic and paralympic competition venues were built from scratch and now the ten use temporary structures to minimize costs among this number. Was the beach. Volleyball arena on tokyo bay watching the women's final in sweltering summer heat last month. I remember feeling a little sadness. The lodge temporary arena was never going to welcome real fans. The other twenty five venues were pre existing including five that were used when tokyo. I hosted the olympics in nineteen sixty four one of those with the nippon buddha khan the spiritual home of japanese martial arts and an iconic concert venue the beatles about bob dylan among those to share the stage really big judokas. This song single this thing over here. Maybe one of the few new builds for tokyo twenty twenty was the olympic stadium. Riot in the center of shinjuku which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies and most of the athletics action at some venues such the tokyo aquatic center. Another new build the fan. Lewis games could be overlooked. The enclosed space and nations bringing non-participating athletes each day to cheer provided a sufficient atmosphere but at the largely empty sixty thousand seat olympic stadium. The covert games were unmistakable. With locals lining up outside some protests the games others to take sophie's we the sculpture of the olympic rings the divisive nature of tokyo twenty twenty was on full display or his company by the internet where the public disapproval for. These games is forgotten all lingers as a stein on the japanese public consciousness is yet to be saying the departure of unpopular japanese leader. Your shahida suge. May ease the consternation but fortunately it seems the olympic stadium and now the games venues will one day experience. The joy of a packed crowd. Japan is a sports. Loving nation of the past. Two decades have hosted the football. Men's well cop rugby union world cup and now the olympics. It's safe decide that these now. Empty.
"olympic" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"Welcome to this week's episode. We begin with a look back to almost five years ago and the rio twenty sixteen games in preparation for the event rio underwent a citywide urban transformation to host. What were the very first olympic games in south america. As thirty four competition venues nine were built as permanent legacy venues. So what marx did they leave. On the city monaco's contributing editor sheena. Roster was living in rio de janeiro at the time of this olympic size. Transformation here she recalls what the city was like during this time and what legacy actually remains today. Rio de janeiro has always been a special place with it. Son seen samba. The brazilian city has been in the hearts and minds of the world. Even well before the days of carmen miranda the first short period of time in the lead up to both the two thousand fourteen people world cup and the two thousand sixteen summer olympic games. At least the city had a special place in the pocketbooks of many people to there were investments to be made venues to be built an infrastructure to be put in place. The city underwent a complete facelift in the lead up to rio twenty. Sixteen sounds of construction drowned out the sounds of samba and became the city soundtrack for a period of time all the urban improvements reduced rios already bad traffic to a crawl on most days. At that moment the world was watching every move. That happened in rio de janeiro people from all over descended on the city and it was bustling two years before the olympic torch was lit and the game started. Brazilian authorities unveiled an infrastructure budget of about ten point seven billion. Us dollars for the rio twenty sixteen games that was a twenty five percent increase from the original budget and there were plenty of assurances that everything would be ready right on time. The budget covered twenty-seven seven urban development and public transport projects and part of that plan was to build the fourth line for the metro which would stretch into the west zone of the city where the olympic park was set to be. And we're getting around was a challenge. What was once largely a swamp. In the city's west zone quickly became first highland for olympic sized ambitious developments cardio kaz the residents of rio de janeiro were hopeful for change. But they were cautiously optimistic. They had seen these promises. Before after all in two thousand and seven the panamerican games had already came and went leaving abandoned underuse venues in. Its wake around the city. The athlete village for the panamerican games was turned into an apartment complex at first brazilians. Were quite excited about this new housing development but since the neighborhood is built on a swamp the ground quickly crumbled around the foundations of the building and roads and sidewalks started to cave in to the panamerican legacy had proven to be a solid foreshadowing. For what would be the city's olympic legacy when about bay for one. The famous coastline that hugs iconic parts of the city. Like sugarloaf mountain was supposed to be garbage free after the games. If you look close enough pre-olympics those postcard. Images of rio were littered with trash. Although cleanup efforts started before the games they were quickly abandoned afterwards. Now five years on the city has said there are now new commitments to finally. Clean up the bay. There have been a few positives of the city's olympic transformation. In what was the day auto cluster during the games. The bmx park has been seated with grass and now acts as a free leisure area in the north part of the city where there wasn't urban greenspace. Before part of the reason why the city's olympic legacy isn't living up to his promise was a crippling recession which hit brazil. Just after the games were done. It was the worst recession in over a century in the country. No part of the reason for the recession was corruption partly around the olympic games but mostly around operation. Car wash the kickback. Scheme that plagued the state run oil company petrobras but the government assures that the olympic venues.
"olympic" Discussed on Inquisikids Daily
"I'm luke and welcome to the inquisitor podcast. Have you been watching the olympic games this summer. Isn't it fun to see so many athletes from all over the world. Today we will talk about the story of the olympics. How it came to be a tradition. And how the modern olympic games have changed through the years. The ancient olympic games were held in greece in the city of olympia. We know that they were played around. One thousand two hundred. B c e every four years as part of a festival celebrating the greek god zeus athletes from all over. The greek empire competed. This tradition went on until three ninety three. See when emperor the odious. The i band the games because they were pagan in eighteen ninety two a frenchman named pierre the couberton proposed reviving the olympic games. He thought that having a fair way to have healthy competition would be fun and help countries all over the world. Get along better. Pierre became the first president of the international olympic committee that is the group that organizes the olympics. They decided to hold the new olympics. Every four years just like the ancient greeks did and they decided that athens. Greece should be the city to host the first modern olympic games in eighteen. Ninety six fourteen nations sent athletes to athens. Forty three events were held in track and field swimming cycling gymnastics weightlifting tennis wrestling shooting and fencing track and field events were held in the pantheon stadium which was built in three thirty b c. e. There were parades and banquets for the athletes. The highlight of the eighteen. Ninety six games was the marathon. It followed the path of by deputies. Who ran from the city of marathon to athens to bring news of the defeat of the persian army in ancient times. Four years later the olympics were held in paris. This time twenty. Four countries sent athletes. New sports were added to the games. Rugby gulf cricket croquet archery soccer rowing and tug of war also. This was the first olympics which included winning twenty. Two women participated along with almost a thousand men in nineteen. Oh six the games were held in athens again. This event isn't always recognized as an official would mix and of course it wasn't held for years after the previous won it. The olympic committee was still figuring out how to organize this huge competition. But this was the first time that the opening ceremony included a parade of nations which is still part of the olympics today in one thousand nine hundred eight. Two thousand athletes gathered in london in nineteen sixteen. The olympics were not held because world war one was being fought all over europe in nineteen twenty. The olympic flag was flown for the first time in nineteen twenty four. The legacy pierre left us is the symbol of the olympic rings. It stands for the union of all five continents leaving out antarctica in counting the americas one continent the five colors on the white background. Mean that every country has the colors of their flag represented in the ring symbol in nineteen twenty eight. The olympic flame was included in the ceremonies for the first time as a way to pay tribute to the ancient olympic games. This time forty. Six countries sent three thousand athletes including three hundred women. The olympic games were growing in nineteen thirty to the olympics. Were held in los angeles california for the first time judges used photo finishes to decide race winners as the racers approached the finish line. A photo was taken and could be viewed later to see who crossed the line. I in a close race now we use video and we can replay it slowly which is even more accurate. But in nineteen thirty two photo-finish technology was a big deal in nineteen thirty six for the first time. The olympic torch was lit in olympia greece and carried by a series of runners to the olympic games. This was also the first time newsreel footage was taken of the games and broadcast and other places so people all over the world could watch the events just like we do now. The games in nineteen forty and nineteen forty four were cancelled because of world war two in nineteen fifty to five thousand athletes from sixty. Nine countries competed in nineteen sixty. The olympics were shown on television for the first time during the nineteen sixties for the first time countries opted not to participate in the olympics because of political protests issues of human rights living conditions in their home countries and disagreements about how olympic money was spent. Were all reasons. Nations chose not to participate in nineteen sixty eight. olympic athletes. Were drug tested for the first time. It's unfair to the competitors if an athlete is drugs to help them perform better. The winter olympics were held during the same year as the summer olympics until nineteen ninety four. When the winter games were held two years after the summer olympics separating them gives the host cities of the olympic committee. More time to plan without having to have everything ready at one time the olympics continue to change over time as the world changes they are a reminder that every four years all the people of the world can come together and compete on a fair playing field and respect each other as friends and as humans and as worthy opponents..
"olympic" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty On Demand
"Acceptance speech on his instagram account. That is the nfl's funniest superstar quarterback peyton manning in his is Induction speech for the football hall of fame is a funny funny man so the faa is warning airports. You got a crackdown on people getting hammered before they get on. The planes never mind on the plains where the air waitresses are now. Hardly letting anybody drink mostly because people get in drunked up getting combative about mask policy and fighting each other and the flight attendants and the rest of it which is really no way to behave old enough to remember when you used to get dressed up to fly. It was like going into the office or whatever. You'd look nice because you knew you're going to see and be seen. But now you have jack wagons in tank tops fighting each other just crazy apparently with the rise in outrageous passenger behavior. What the fda faa saying to the airports is don't let your vendors serve liquor to go. Because i guess that was becoming popular because you can't get a drink on a lot of flights these days for the reasons we're discussing and so airport Bars were giving people you know booze to go in one former another and the faa is expressed. Its concerns is the number of passengers. Travelling is increased so as the number of unruly and unsafe behavior incidents on planes in an airports are investigations. Show that alcohol often contributes to this unsafe behavior watt and so they're trying to crack down on that. They told us like three times unless flight. I was on remember. It is illegal to consume your own alcohol on this flight. If you have any alcohol you must keep it package blah blah blah. You may end up duct tape duct tape to your seat and berated by your passengers if you act like a jackwagon but are they only are they only enforcing that. If you're you get out of hand or yeah just the. But the faa says it's so widespread now. There's we've got to cut down on alcohol use throughout the The the system the horse. They're playing no you don't that doesn't make any sense smokin. Crack in the cab on the way to the air. We cut down on the people that are acting crazy but the people aren't acting crazy weren't before an aren't going to in the future you don't need to cut down my mad at all. It has nothing to do with it. Well what do you mean by cutdown. Though i mean 'cause they duct tape them to seats or arrest them when they get where they're going it doesn't seem to have done any good because the winner is still on the run. My point is making it harder for normal people to drink is not going to cut down the number of people who go crazy. Is it well. If nobody gets to drink won't have people who drinking going crazy true but the people that the other people that were gonna go nuts anyway. I was never going to need to be duct tape to a seat. Ever sounds like it sounds like. I'm working with chess. Bodine or george gas gone here decriminalize crime. You're you're good california. The opposite i wanted to emphasize the crime and not the The people that aren't doing anything wrong. I hate zero. Tolerance policies sturgis. Motorcycle rally is going on in south dakota. They're expecting seven hundred thousand this year. That's be the biggest number they've ever had local sheriff there Said he's been doing this for thirty one years. You've never seen this many people ever. They've issued two hundred and seven violations for open containers of alcohol since friday. I bring this up since it's just what you were talking about. My guess would be. Is you got to be like really out of control before. They're giving you a citation for open container because everybody. There's walking around drinking openly. Yeah yeah that's gotta be a. But then i came across this which i thought was really interesting. You can't use cans or red cups. You must use the official souvenir cup purchased from the city and have a wristband. So it's a money thing walking around with a cup that says the official one hundred fifteenth sturgis or whatever. It is You had to pay for them. Sure and get the wristband. You can walk around and drink banana otherwise. So that's what it is. It's a process. So now you need a government permit at a significant cost to ingest beverages to pour liquids down your throat or else you're not allowed to what the frig is that it's a money grab is what it is and i. Maybe there are some some pretty serious costs involved in hosting that. I get that but just the idea that you can't drink anything. I mean water coca cola whiskey. Whatever unless you pay the government fee. I want to stretch freaking. Obscene sturgis in ninety eight. And i was only there for like a day the being there. I didn't find that enjoyable. I like the right there and back a road. Forty eight hundred miles round trip on a motorcycle which has long ride but the being there and we need to stand around and get drunk with people for a long things to do. you didn't enjoy the rallying rallying parts as much fun as writing a lot of people bring the motorcycles air on a trailer park them in never ride a motorcycle. At all. Armstrong and getty. Good afternoon would you like to try a free. Sample of our double fudge brownie. Oh sure that's very good. I'll just take one more just to be sure. Yep still very good. Some things never change like never being able to take just one free sample and geico saving folks. Lots of money on their car insurance Macadamia nut i taste can take one more sir. I thought so fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more to show you how easy it is to file a claim with geico. We hired a soap opera star. Gracious me my car has storm damage to buy. A claim could possibly get worse when my claims team leave me for someone else. 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"olympic" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty On Demand
"olympic" Discussed on Masters Podcast Club
"That's in a leadership position. Listening to this interview is that we say it's okay to fail. We tell people took it failed. But i'll tell you what if someone does fail and you go down hard on them and you really be rate them or a few criticize them or ridiculed them what have you done for their incentive to ever take a chance again to ever take a risk again to ever go out on olympic. And you've killed it. They just won't do it. They're gonna shut down. They're gonna play it safe for the rest of their life if they know that the hammer's coming down whenever they make a mistake correct behavior. Don't get me wrong. Incorrect behavioral has to be corrected. But if there's a way to make things better you're not going to get there by telling him you blow it ever do that again and they're just going shut down on you rather instead asking what you learn. Yeah what what are you going to do differently. What did you discover we actually. It's one of our cultural beliefs. Even in a poster that hangs and every one of our locations that says failure is not fatal. Now there's some things that are fatal stealing from the company as fatally shot to lose your job over it but there's some things that you can. I like what you're saying. People have to take risk and in your sport if you don't take risks you're never gonna hit a perfect ten right and so taking risks sometimes means that we're living on the edge and we're gonna make some mistakes along the it doesn't mean being foolish and you know that right is not doing fools or reckless things..
"olympic" Discussed on The Ross Bolen Podcast
"Rvp it's time for trash or not trash got a good today. I actually think. Ross we need like interest for this for trash. It would be nice if we had one would be. What is trash trash. Ross today it's Well first of all treasure not trash as a segment is were jared. I discussed the thing. It's a hypothetical act door. Decision sometimes object. But we're we're presented something usually by the audience And then we assess whether or not that thing is trash or not trash. Today i came up with the thing though was me because i keep seeing stories about. Olympic athletes selling their medals and The obvious trashing our trashes jared selling your olympic medals trash or not trash. My take is this yes not trash it is yours. You earned it. You can do literally whatever you want with it because it is yours. You put a lot of blood sweat tears and you got this thing for it so there you go. It's yours now. I'll say this. Metals are the absolute worst type of award that you can possibly get because if you ever or seen anybody ever put on a metal that they've won after the event where they were awarded it nobody goes. Oh yeah this is the medal. I won when i when i went to high school state track and then they put the metal on like show you. Nobody does that. It's just weird my dad had a bunch of meddlesome marathons. I used to put them on and dance in the mirror. Tent so yeah. Nobody does that. Medals deserve to be on necks so better than that. It'll be around the neck of some weird wannabe try hard than sitting on some lame plastic display case as my take not okay. You think metals were born for nex- not to be stuck in just like more neck. God will the design of the metals by the way changes for each and every olympic games. Making them sort of unique right This time around. Or the work of junichi kawanishi each of the gold. Silver and bronze medals are eighty five millimeters in diameter and range in thickness from seven point seven millimeters twelve point one millimeters. The gold medal is in fact made from gold plated.
"olympic" Discussed on THEMOVE
"Know you see people that are working for other countries because you're getting paid like you know where your bread it's like. What's your bread and butter dot right. And it just doesn't showcase sixty seven women in a field like one hundred thirty dudes like come on like it just doesn't show what sports does so. The olympics is not a good representation of that on. I mean even this like look. There's twenty people doing the individual time trial like ellen. Dykes not there. Shantelle block world. Espn's not in the road race like we're not getting the best in the world that julian is not there yet. So i that's just my opinion. Yeah it looks strange in watching it. It just This is not. What we're i get it. I get history and the legacy in the would. Olympic medals mean back home but sane f. One baby that's that's the athlete count in the village. So i mean there's all these rules right like we have four athletes. You know amazon even raise the road race is khloe dead and chloe's attract catholic technically and all of that so i mean we're getting away with things but it's actually number in the village. It's not our fault. It's national governing bodies whether you're germany or usa or whatever but it actually counting the village and how they've made these rule that just doesn't showcase our sport the way. I think it should be done. I've done three olympic games. Somebody asked me the other day Survivor stated in the olympic village. No no way going through the cafe line like you know another thing another thing. People don't realize i've done five olympic games. But i've never gone to one opening ceremonies. Why because the road race is always the first day of the olympics and the opening ceremonies. You're up on your feet till like two or three in the morning and it's just like so. No cyclists in their right mind is gonna go to the opening ceremonies. I went and you know i of that was just a little bit was very not so subtle jab. I got you but everybody. It's georgia's is greater in most people's minds but I went to the opening ceremonies in barcelona. And now i would. I would totally would never do that again. No you were gonna say something about going back and cut up us. I think we have to highlight and this is the olympics especially for professional top athletes. There's only one person who goes back. Happy of course on art has silver. He's not happy Gotcha has bronx. He shows he's happened but means nothing. It means nothing for them. You know but anyway cut up us. Imagine this you know. This is a guy from ecuador if we would have said five years ago. There's a cyclist from ecuador. who's gonna win the geo. Be second in the vuelta beathard in the tour and olympic is unbelievable. It's actually the only cyclist in the world who has been on all three podiums and has won olympic gold. And and i and i also hope brandon mcnulty gave him has been mo- account because that was the greatest gift of all time. Look road racing third gold medal ever for our. I go third gold. Medal evercrack dr in the summer olympics. I think the second Second one the second one one guy who longtime ago wonder the walking events the article that race walking race walking. Yeah you'll auto he'll tell but but you know what. I was surprised about what how critical about.
"olympic" Discussed on Debate This!
"Four of us did a good job today. We can call this mission accomplished great, great options that we can just pack up and send to Kyle the Olympic Commissioner of Olympic events that go to the Olympics. Great home. So gentlemen, we have we've, the committee have reached our decision of what the the next game to be included. In the 2024 Olympics will be dead. Todd. We regret to inform you. That it is not nano boost shooting. That is a crime. It, it sounded very exciting. We do not feel that turning into your plan of having them turned in to Mex and add weapons. And flying apparatus has is in the spirit of the Summer Olympic games. More of a winner, maybe you should talk to the Winter Olympic Games about or never, I will never talk to Olympic Games committee ever Counterpoint. How is worth putting a person in a Mac, any in any way unlike the year, they outlawed those specific swimsuits because they floated the the specifically the fact that they outlawed those swimsuits yeah I'm count as your argument entirely entirely. Are you saying in suits are maxed odd? Is that a about to die on? My question wasn't directed at you mad. I was in Georgia. Child. I will, I will die on the hill that humans use of glasses and watches constitutes them as cyborgs. Bye-bye, a loose, definition of the word with so Andrew. Yes, we, we really liked the creativity and the excitement that Dodge rolling the competition would be interesting. That I've one person out. I totally agree with your just the Arts saying that they will never be in the Olympic Games. However, we think that they would stand to do well in an X Games type run first, to work out some of the the issues we noticed with the safety of the game, it's not to say we thought we won't help your your game get to television and reach the masses, but it will not be an Olympic event in the next games, this time around 9, which brings us to Matt log. You have chosen home-run contest, which is different than baseball and the Home Run Derby. Yeah. To see in the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. We will be, we are very excited about the the Calamity that the doubles event will. Cause we do want to work with our branding coordinator, about potentially changing the rubber dictionary off into an adorable little mascot for the Olympic games that will get smacked. It's much better to Oblivion and that we can sell billions and billions of to the children of the world home. So Matt, Matt you're our winner today. Please accept this Olympic Olympic torch is our is our price for it. You get the Olympic torch. Oh wow and actually you're in charge of the Olympics. Now we all quit effective immediately, goodbye. When, when when Matt's event gets sued for so many reasons, I anticipate pitching either wage Drew are my idea back at you again. That's that's for Andrew. That's format to decide. Now he's in charge of the Olympics. I no longer want this burden. It's a real Willy Wonka Situation off, so that is it for us today. Thank you for listening to debate this. You can follow along with the arguments on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at debate, this cast, or on our website at debate this cars.com want more debate this. What to someone else? Yeah one more debate this content but you can't wait until 2 Tuesdays from now. Do you love hearing our voices and Goofs and crave more of that for your ear holes? Well you are in luck because if you subscribe to our patreon for just $5 a month, you can unlock the 4th Tuesday doing. So allows us to get nerdy with you. In our patreon, only Discord, you get access to extra shows like the office drones that, is it for us today. Until next time, I am Kyle, how are you? Am at Miriam fire Webster, stone coal. I'm Andrew. It's all in the flips Anderson and I'm Todd bet I can hit a repre dictionary over that mountain office were saying thank you for debating with us and if you think we're wrong, you can come fight us behind the swing set standards..
"olympic" Discussed on The Ten News
"What you're looking at and maybe you'll try something new from above a who knows it might become your new favourite. Thanks kenny if this is titus anything it's that there is a sport for everything and cannot hurt to try something new. Now let's check in on some headlines right now. Dozens of wildfires are raging across the united states. The largest is the fire which is already burned more than three hundred sixty four thousand acres of land and has caused countless people to evacuate their homes. This year has already seen over thirty. Four thousand fires in the us already more than the fires during all of twenty twenty. That's bad speaking of our climate. The european union recently announced a new plan to shift away from fossil fuels. The proposal includes some new trade rules on countries with fewer environmental restrictions and banning the sale of gas and diesel cars in the next fourteen years john and finally in more olympic news. The olympic committee has made it city selection for twenty thirty to brisbane. Australia will host that year's games making it the third time. Australia's hosted twenty thirty. Two may seem like a ways away but.
"olympic" Discussed on The Ten News
"After being postponed for the first time in history because of the pandemic the summer olympics are back on in tokyo japan. Yes it's an exciting time for the eleven thousand athletes who've worked and trained so hard to finally show off their stuff. It is an exciting time. But the a-m-a-c has definitely cast a shadow over the games. The games began as people in tokyo. Protested them going on in the midst of a covert surge and already. Some athletes and olympic staff have tested positive for co vid and many others have decided not even to attend during its even affected other parts of the games in order to social distance. Olympians will actually put on their own medals that means instead of an olympic official hanging the metal around the winners nex. Athletes will get the medal on a tray where they'll put it on themselves okay. The olympics will run through august eighth but the sports action doesn't stop there. After a short break the paralympics kickoff on august. Twenty fourth with showcases. Some of the world's most incredible athletes with disabilities. I cannot wait to watch the games archery to wrestling athletes from around. The globe are competing in thirty three sports for the chance to win more than three hundred medals. Swimming and gymnastics are two very popular olympic events. But there might be a couple of games. You not as familiar with our sports correspondent. Kenny curtis is here with the primer to some incredible olympic events. It's olympic time for sixteen straight days. We get to sample from a true buffet of sports. Thirty three of them with three hundred and thirty nine different events that is one big buffet friends and like any buffet. Sometimes you see something unusual and you aren't sure whether or not you want to try it now. This is also true with the olympics. Most of the sports are pretty straightforward. But there are a few that are a bit more complicated especially the ones. We're less familiar with so. I've decided to give you a sampler platter of three of the more unique menu items. Can you tell. I haven't had lunch yet. I up artistic swimming formerly known as synchronized swimming. This is actually one of the more popular summer olympic events. I mean who doesn't love coordinated swim routines complete with heavy makeup and bedazzled swimsuits come on. It's a feast for the eyes. But have you wondered about the scoring system. I mean how they pick aware out of all that. Well here's the breakdown artistic. Swimming is divided into two categories duet which features two swimmers and team which features eight swimmers both the duet and the team categories involved to routines free and technical technical routines have a required list of elements or moves that must be performed. Each team is judged on the execution. Meaning how well. The elements were performed and overall impression which includes choreography synchronization and degree of difficulty during free routines. The dame pretty much do whatever it likes and doesn't have to meet any specific requirements. The team is judged on technical merit as well as creativity and choreography and overall performance. Now this is a lot like gymnastics so the scoring for artistic. Swimming can be highly subjective. The judges had a lot of wiggle room to interpret the rules and assign scores. You might see a performance for example that you think is flawless but ends up receiving a lower score from the judges because of the technical imperfections. You're not trained to pick up on outrage. Still the beauty of the sport is the overall feeling you get while watching them. perform artistic. Swimming does a great job of combining athleticism with artistry and the result is something unlike anything else in the olympic games and nothing like what you normally see at your community pool next up. Water polo holler remains. They'd goal for the united states. Now if you're a fan of swimming who happens to like basketball. Water polo is for you. While not a common american sport. This is a very popular game in the rest of the world especially in europe. Water polo is played inside a large thirty meter pool with a net attached to either end. Each team consists of six players and a goalie. The game is divided up into four eight minute quarters and the team that scores the most goals wins players pass or swim the ball to move it up the pool. A gene could only have possession of the ball for thirty seconds before they're required to shoot just like in basketball. Every time i shot has taken the shot clock is reset. Players are also not allowed to touch the bottom of a pool. They must be swimming or treading water at all times now if the score is tied at the end of the game. There's a shootout to determine the winner. This is very similar to a penalty. Kick shootout in soccer. Where the best of five shots determines the winner listening to myself here. I don't think. I made it clear how hard it is to play the sport did i mention. They have to tread water the whole time. Okay and last but certainly least handle. Well they weren't expecting that they were waiting for him to push the ball back out behind now. Handball is a combination of basketball soccer and rugby. Maybe a little lacrosse thrown in. It's rumored to have been invented during medieval times but it is hugely popular today in northern and eastern europe to play handball. You need six outfield players and one goalie on the court at all times. The objective of the game is to try to outscore. Your opponents goals are located at either end of the cord and they're roughly the size of a hockey goal unlike basketball however the ball in handball is much smaller only slightly bigger than a tennis ball. There isn't much dribbling. Although that is allowed and players can take up to three steps with the ball without being called for traveling most of the time. The ball is passed back and forth between players like lacrosse. There's a crease. Area a circular line around the goal. The players are not allowed to cross. Only the goalkeeper can go in there. The game is divided into two thirty minute. Halves lag in basketball. One team possesses the ball and moves down the court trying to score while the other team tries to stop them and maybe even scalable. It's high intensity fast paced at often high-scoring and in my opinion really fun to watch nice. If the game ends in a tie a shootout will determine the winner just like in water-polo in fact in a lot of ways. Handball is actually a lot like water polo just with a smaller ball and a lot less water. So if you're skimming through the olympic coverage and catch a glimpse of sequence in a pool or a strange basketball soccer hybrid or maybe a bunch of people treading water with a volleyball. At least now you'll have some idea of.
"olympic" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home
"Designers for these sixty four games helped revolutionize the idea of pictograms by creating symbols. That could be used non verbally without confusion they even helped to create what are now universally used logos to distinguish between gendered toilets and quotes that last bit blew my mind because i was originally describing these as like bathroom symbols but playing sports but it turns out that bathroom symbols are more like olympic pictograms standing guard for toilets wild anyways the speedy performance by a few humans posing as the pictograms and the opening ceremony specifically was a japanese silent comedy. Act as well. As a pantomime duo had a lot of people online joking that that performance itself being able to remember and pose as each sports pictogram in order and very quickly should be a new olympic sport of its own and that joke might not actually be so far fetched metals used to be given out for all sorts of athletic and non athletic feats. That may seem to us today. In nineteen twenty four and nineteen thirty. Six people were actually awarded olympic medals for designing olympic medals. This was part of a larger segment of the olympic games that existed from nineteen twelve. All the way up until nineteen forty eight that of artistic competitions alongside the athletic ones entrance were able to compete in five categories architecture painting sculpture literature and music. there were a few caveats. I all pieces of art had to be olympic themed quoting the atlantic artworks were required by official olympic rules to bear a definite relationship to the olympic concept musical compositions for example which glorified a sporting ideal in athletic competition or an athlete or which were intended for presentations in connection with sporting festivals could be entered for review and evaluation by an international jury. Other curious specifications include a twenty thousand word limit on literature entries. A category divided into dramatic works. Lyrical works and at the poetry and a one hour time allotment for the presentation of each musical.
"olympic" Discussed on Dressed: The History of Fashion
"Dress. You know even today for their contribution to the olympic team parade uniform. Ag spalding and brothers only donated the white flannel parade trousers which i found super interesting and apparently each piece of the uniform was supplied by a different manufacturer and company so for instance one company made and donated the teams white sweater vests while another donated the white silk socks and another donated. The praise and the diversity of donated products actually extended well beyond the official prayed costumes to include silken swimsuits. Locker room sandals necklaces. Even compacts hand-printed handkerchiefs rubberized capes april. Four stresses bathing caps and pajamas. I need to know more about these pajamas. I know and i also feel like. I wanna get my hands on some of this merchandise shirley it has to be out there with collectors somewhere so if you have olympic vintage memorabilia out there that's clothing related. Maybe citizen email. Y'all there's actually this fantastic image of the olympic women's swimming team and their sports pajamas. Which of course we'll post. It consists of what appears to be a colored t. Shirt with the us insignia on the chest of course and then that fabulous belted wide flared. Pants associate with pajamas period. And who is the designer. You may be asking while we have not yet made it to the era of famed fashion designer uniforms. That has yet to come. However thanks to the official report we do know that. The designer of these uniforms was the chairman of the clothing committee. Someone we probably haven't heard of. And that was george w graves and the concerted effort to assemble the parade and competition. Uniforms are as they were also called the time. their costumes wasn't without. Its problems as you can imagine organizing something of this magnitude. You know the small amount of time between the olympic trials and the actual olympic games meant that very few athletes could be fit in their uniforms before they headed to l. a. And this made last minute alterations. All the more difficult american hurdler evelyn hall atoms we heard from earlier was complimentary of her parade uniform which she said consisted of silk dress. Asleep this jacket and a cute french beret. But she also says that her fellow teammate and try on the track and field team. Mary karoo cried when they were presented with what she described as a man's wool track tank suit. And i am. I assuming that is for competition. Where okay you know like we said. We are not yet in the era animation quite yet and evelyn continues quote. It was cut way down the sides. Marian i absolutely refuse to wear it so they had to call in the taylor's and there was a lot of commotion around while all the girls were getting the size of their suits sewn up the trunk that we were so these were for their their competition. Uniform where white sat in a an co in and it had loose legs with a red white and blue stripes down the side and around the waist. But because i was a hurdler i had to go out and buy elastic to put in the lakes also thought of this also we were given new white bucks shoes and if you knew how hot and stiff those were and those shoes. We had to wear in the opening parade so these shows apparently dressed listeners. Gave all of the women blisters and many of them even took them off during the ceremony but cost me. Hiccups however did not ruin the aw marian. Her teammates felt being a part of the opening ceremony that she says quote filled everyone up to the brim with the olympic spirit and for the american olympic committee at least the parade uniforms were an embodiment of the same spirit representing a truly collaborative effort. That became a symbol of immense pride for the committee and the manufacturers themselves you know. Many of these manufacturers were actually present at the opening ceremony and the committee wrote at the time that quote the american olympic clothing committee on behalf of the american olympic committee gifts. Thanks to and has just caused to feel proud for the loyal cooperation received from the american manufacturers. Who so magnanimously contributed. It was an expression of patriotism which will long be remembered. The committee also makes the point to note that the manufacturers had each been appointed as official olympic team costumers and this appears to be an entirely new title as we could not find it in any reports or newspaper articles prior to nineteen thirty two. But this appointment. It's really important to note because it marks a significant turning point for clothing manufacturing relationships because for the first time these companies actually began to promote their partnership to the wider public so just as in fashion history when we've seen dressmaker couturiers proudly advertiser associations with members of various royal families. In association with the olympic team was something. These companies also began to advertise with great pride. Apparently the appointment as an official costumer for the olympics was so covetable and this copy -able that the committee actually found necessary to take out a two page ad in women's wear daily to assert conclusively who the authorized manufacturers were confirming that quote only garments worn by the contestants will bear this official emblem and that was a label quote that will be issued under a rigid control system so only firms authorized by the american olympic clothing. Committee can use it and it goes on so for the information of all of those interested. We present the list of authorized manufacturers officially chosen by the clinton committee of the olympic games. And so it is in this way. That olympic clothing began to make its way into fashioned establishment so not only were their displays of the actual uniforms and leading department stores throughout the country but olympic fashions were also made available for purchase marketed. with slogans. Like you'll be a winner. This summer and olympic fashions and as as daily reported in may of nineteen thirty to quote b altman and company and arnold constable and co drew the attention to the olympic games with their window displays. This week altman uses five. Interlocking rings the colorful insignia of the games magnified and in huge circles as background for the fashions and also applies a small felt. Wants to dresses and bathing suits and really. It's this sort of olympic branding of ready to wear clothing. You know it was not something that we had really seen at this time but we are going to see.
"olympic" Discussed on Hysteria
"I think the world will be worse for being deprived of seeing her on the world. Stage showing everybody like how good she is. I also love watching. look watching. marathons is not fun because they take two hours twenty five minutes but the final lap of a marathon is usually around the Stadium the olympic stadium and in some cases. Athletes don't realize that they're about to metal until they get into the stadium so like in two thousand and four. In greece there is a us. Marathoner named dina caster. Who ran into the stadium and found out that she was going to win a bronze medal and she likes starts bawling. And it's like the. It's the most like i'm going to cry just even thinking about it. It's on my cry playlist on youtube. Whenever i really just like just like express my tear ducts. I just i go. I go and watch it so it's just. I agree with everyone that it's really fun to watch people just completely at the top of their game and and you know it doesn't really i when i was little i would always cheer for the usa. As i've gotten older. I kind of just cheer for whatever athlete. I like the best in it. I've kind of decoupled it from nationalism and it's just you know it's it's great for them and for all the hard work they've done. I just wish that the organization that makes it possible or impedes it from being better than it should be would get out of the way And so it was more about the athletes. Unless about the distractions. And i and i wanted to end by saying this. You know i live in los angeles. I think the olympics are supposed to be here in twenty twenty eight. I'm getting the fuck out before they are here. I do not want to be in this city at that point. I don't know how we're gonna do it. But you know godspeed to whatever what ten year old now is currently training to be a gold medalist in twenty twenty eight so i think that that wraps up what. We're gonna talk about When it comes to the olympics. There's a lot of sports stuff to talk about this week. I wanted to talk about the. Rachel nichols thing but i feel like that's own. Its own very long conversation about how there's we can. We can get into that but we will get into it in a future episode. We have to take a quick break but when we come back i feel.
"olympic" Discussed on Hysteria
"The rules are the rules right and she acknowledged that she broke the rule however the us olympic team had the opportunity and could have let her run in the one hundred meter relay. And you know. They decided to say well. She had smoked pot during her qualifying. Time fucking no. She qualifies they. Could they could have done this. You know and that to me was the part where they just went beyond what is known rule and they had some latitude and they decided to not use it for good. I know i think that kind of goes with two that we as a society and those who govern at like the the governing bodies of athletics all hold athletes to a ridiculous high state like ridiculously high standard that have the average person or an actually not not like some of these standards. We shouldn't be kind of like enforcing them outrageous and to the point where like it leads to these situations where people are making decisions based on their own mental health. And like they're being punished for it. We're setting terrible precedent if that's the case Yeah and i think to go along with that. You know the olympic athletes. This is like this is the biggest stage that a lot of athletes and a lot of sports could ever possibly be on and i think fame and a stage. This big is a mind fuck for almost anybody even like you know college athletes nba athletes. Who suddenly become stars. Who are already like knocking on the door. It's like it's a huge. It's a huge mind. Fuck famous a mind. Fuck and a lot of them haven't been like adequately prepared for the way that it will function for them. And i also think that the media is is very unforgiving of imperfections or mistakes that they might have made no. I'm not talking about that. Us swimmer who stormed the capital on january. Six that's the kind of mistake but it's like okay. Yeah fuck fuck that guy you know i'm talking about. I'm talking about mistakes. Were maybe somebody said. Something clumsy on social media Like i saw people's tweeting about yukari. Richardson not liking the little nas x. Video where he give satan a lap dance. I personally thought the video was amazing. And i think he's a publicity genius The fact that should carry richardson didn't like it and found it. Offensive does not make her a bad athlete. That's like not worth cheering for. She expressed an opinion. She wasn't like throw a little nasdaq's jail she just was like. I found the video offensive. Fine you know. I think that holding people to this like weird they have to not only be perfectly great athletes. Who don't do anything to enhance themselves. They also have to be mentally equipped to handle the pressure of being on a stage that big and they have to have like personal views. That are ready for primetime. Which i think is is really really unfair. I know i've always found it so annoying. When the immediately like that athlete the criticism after like a press conference is like the netflix. It was very short. And maybe not like personable enough. That person just worked their ass off for hours in front of a crowd of people going one hundred ten percent and now you want them to sit and talk to you and give you like perfect sound bites. I think that's outrageous god. Tnn i live. I live in an part of la. Where like the you have to take stairs from the street to the houses. My house is up lake five flights of stairs. And i don't even like it when my husband talks to me when i come inside from coming up the stairs.
"olympic" Discussed on Hollywood Unscripted
"Watching the film one of the that becomes apparent very early. On is you had a script. You had a story ARC. But no scripted dialogue. It was all Improv. Yes so we knew that we would need to use improvisation as techniques. How could you? I mean you're walking into a completely uncontrolled environment and that can either be something you fight against or something that you embrace and if you're prepared then you can embrace it and I think the way to embrace chaos like that is to be rock solid on certain key plot points tent poles or footholds. Whatever you WANNA call them and have those in your mind as the director so that you can be completely nimble to embrace chaos around you. What we did was made a an outline like the three acts of the film which I would do for any scripts fully written out or not so we start with that. I am a fan of save the cat. The Blake Snyder beat sheet. I find it to be such a helpful way to think of the key. Beats of the script. So you're not just with a total blank page and then things grow from there but starting with that making an outline and then as you flesh out your outline you start to plan the specific seen so you're not just doing the big beats but the scenes between the beats and then sometimes you maybe have a little line of dialogue. That comes to you that you really like. And at certain point you're kind of left with the script meant and if it was a traditional film that script is what I would then use to create my first draft and final draft all the dialogue and everything. But if it's improvised that's where stop in an uncontrolled environment. They're going to be things that happen or opportunities present themselves talk to us about some of those occurrences in the course of making this film. I was just kind of meditating on this today thinking about that process. It's so similar to you. Know when you have your outline no matter how much you've tried to nail every single scene down when you start writing dialogue things change the characters. Come to life they take you in a new direction and the same thing happens when you are shooting an improvised film and again. It's improvised based on that outline. It's almost the same process. So you start to shoot the actors. Become more confident with WHO? They are and to really embody the character. There's actually a great example of this so there is a kiss that occurs movie. I can't give away where it happens. But we thought that it was gonNA happen in one particular scene and by the end of the scene. They just didn't kiss. It didn't feel right so part of me was. Oh my God. I couldn't force it. It didn't feel right. It didn't feel like that's what they would do at that point. So we'd like all right. We'll probably have the kiss in the next scene and then we performed that scene. The Kiss didn't happen again and it was starting to become this tension which builds in the movie definitely but also it was like building with me behind the scenes. Maybe they're not gonNA kiss in the film and when it did happen it was so perfect but I couldn't have written it like that and I think that's something that we experience when you're writing dialogue where things change. And so I found it to be so similar with improvising in real life. You just need to have a nimble schedule and a good memory wasn't just nick and Lexi 'cause you would run into other Olympic athletes and say hey WANNA play it. Yes we would. And what was the reaction? Well this is where it was really helpful to have. Alexi an athlete herself. You know we would go to the dining hall or to the Game Room and look around at different people and Alexi Catanha tell like who would welcome a distraction and who was just in the zone needed to be left alone. What we've found is most athletes were super game. You don't really get an opportunity to do something like this especially not when you're in the middle of competition time. It was actually great because what I found with non actors which I know a lot of people don't even like that term but non trained actors who you then pull into your film. I mean this is what the softest didn't uncut gems you have. People playing characters that are close to themselves in real life and so you're not pushing them out of their comfort zone in that way and then as long as people who are able to forget that the cameras there you can get amazing performances in real interaction. So that's what we did with athletes. So much of this story seems to have been lifted from Alexis own personal experience in Rio. I would say that a Lexi's real life experience as an athlete competing in Rio was the seed. But you know she's a different person than the character. Someone like penelope the character in the film when she's done with her competition. It's a cliff for her. She does not know what's coming next in her life and in in some ways an Olympic athlete has to be like that. That's been my experience with all the athletes that I've gone to interact with and I know Alexi Kentucky this more personally but if you focus on what happens after you won't get to the goal itself. It's the same with making an indie film to some extent. You just need to be razor focused on accomplishing this. Basically impossible thing so in Alexis case she could really empathize with what our character is going through in real life. We're engaged. We add another film like I think. She's a bit more of a person who has her life together then her character in the movie but I was picking up on the fact that intellectuals case in real life. Here's someone who was not a particularly great runner by her own admission but she worked her ass off yes and she became a great runner and she not only achieved personal bests. She set national records in Greece and yet her competition in Rio was over like that. You know it's one thing to look at Olympia and say you are the best of the best in you have made it to the competition that a lot of people don't think about what happens to everybody else. Who didn't meddle yes. Post-olympic depression is a real thing. And that's something that the film explores which I think is relatable to anyone who reaches a big milestone in your life while you're not exactly sure what happens next and something interesting that we found is we have athletes who have cameos in the film play roles in the film. Knicks dental patient certain people hanging out in the game room who are gold medalists and we chat with them. That phenomenon of hitting that cliff feels the same weather your gold medallist or whether you finish seventeen which is still amazing seventeenth in the world right. It's a feeling that I think. A lot of these athletes can relate to. I also sense that after the medal ceremony. It's like the cool kids in high school and everybody else well. It's easy to feel like the cool kid. Crowd off feels totally good about themselves when the truth is that a lot of them don't but yes. Our movie is definitely from the perspective of someone who does feel left on the outside of that. One of my favorite shots in the movie is after. This isn't giving anything away because the athletic competition happens in the very beginning. It's almost like the inciting incident which I think is kind of interesting sports related movie to be like that but we went to a real medal. Ceremony was like set up in this stage dancers and crowds and the athletes were. They're getting their medals for some event. I forgot exactly what we planted. Alexi in the crowd and along lands on the camera. It's alright start crying and watch this phony because you're sad you didn't get the metal and then there's this moment like after. The athletes got their medals and left harsh stage. Lights were turned off the TV cameras had already packed up. But you could see the technical crew come up onto the stage and lift the podium and carry it into a truck that's shot in the film. That's just such a great moment because we wanted to show a different side of this event that so many people know about but so if you get to see in this particular way and so I think that was such a great example of visually what it's like and then also emotionally of the full journey for that person who finishes seventeenth and that's still the end of a huge time in their life in some respects. There obviously have been movies like this and other respects. There's never been a movie like this. It's not the first story about people who are lost trying to figure out what happens next. I feel like that's just such a great topic for movies especially indie films. But it's certainly the first one to play on the stage. As of you're you're getting a look of what it's like to be an athlete in the Olympic Village during the Olympics. Yes we were able to bring a camera into areas that have not been allowed to be really filmed before like the dining hall is the coolest thing I've ever seen now. This is like a sidebar. But it's just every athletes in their national uniform to it. Looks kind of like a Wes Anderson movie because everyone's all dressed up in these different matching things all sitting together. People are in different moods. It's like this that are away from the public eye or only able to be filmed like Super Control. The news segments. We had the freedom to do anything. Their dorm rooms bedrooms the laundry room. There's a laundry room in the athletes village. We only had that sort of access because Alexi was an athlete. Herself and the president of the Olympics happened to see our movies so it definitely feels like this once in a lifetime opportunity that we had to capture this. Were there any restrictions on you things that you just weren't allowed to get that you wanted to from a story standpoint? Actually no we told them ahead of time. What the plot was anything? Everyone was cool with that. You know we couldn't film athletes getting like medical attention who didn't want to be just common sense and things that we wouldn't WanNa do anyway. I think something that's really important to us is when we're portraying real life community. In this case the Olympic Community. We just wanted them to watch the film and feel like their experience was captured accurately and respectfully and they're proud of what we did in their space. Hi This is Jean Curtis producer of Hollywood unscripted. We hope this show is ignited your passion as much as it is hours. Please SUBSCRIBE RATE. Us and leave a review. It really does matter as we bring you more inspiring conversations with the filmmakers. You admire now back to the show..