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"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.
U.S. Gymnasts Say FBI Failed to Protect Them From Sexual Abuse
"Four american gymnast. Simone biles michaela maroney aly rice. Men and maggie nichols sat in front of the senate yesterday. Engaged emotional testimony about the abuse. They suffered at the hands of former usa gymnastics doctor. Larry nassar and their feelings of betrayal by investigators particularly the fbi the fbi. Let them down big time. This is simone biles. I don't want another young gymnast. Olympic athlete or any individual to experience the horror that i and hundreds of others have endured before during and continuing to this day in the week of the larry nassar abuse. She said the scars of this horrific abuse continue and the impact will never be over michaela. Maroni told a story about sitting on her bedroom floor back in twenty fifteen and talking to the fbi over the phone and telling them all of the details of everything that had happened to her and then told the f. b. i. About tokyo the day he gave me a sleeping pill for the plane. Ride to then work on me. Later that night that evening i was naked completely alone with him on top of me molesting me for hours. I began crying at the memory over the phone. And there was just dead silence. I was so shocked at the agents silence and disregard for my trauma. After that minute of silence he asked is that all advocates for the young women. Say as many as one hundred twenty athletes may have been abused by nasser. they says l. erased men nassir found more than one hundred new victims to molest serving innocent children up to a pedophile on a silver platter. All we needed was one adult to do the right thing. I don't know if you guys saw this part of her testimony but she told a story about sitting with an fbi agent and him trying to convince her that everything that had happened. Wasn't that bad.
Simone Biles: 'I Blame the System That Enabled Larry Nassar's Abuse'
"Before we begin our next segment. We note that we will be discussing sexual abuse the testimony. On capitol hill yesterday was both angry and anguished for usa gymnastics athletes said law enforcement including the fbi ignored them and lied about them when they said they were abused by former team. Doctor and convicted sex offender. Larry nassar simone. Biles was one of the women who testified to be clear. I blame larry nassar and i also blame an entire system that enabled perpetrated his joining us. Now is marissa witkowski hausky. She's an investigative journalist for usa today. Who began covering the abuse scandal years ago at the indianapolis star. It's been six years since usa gymnastics heard the first allegations. And it's been five years since you and other journalists at the indianapolis star began reporting on this listening to yesterday's testimonies. What stood out to you. What lawmakers heard yesterday was the continued frustration of survivors. Who felt that their allegations against larry nassar had not been taken seriously enough. They had been calling for change in calling for accountability for the failures of usa gymnastics of the us olympic and paralympic committee and of the fbi former olympic gymnast michaela maroney in her testimony directly. Blame the fbi for not acting fast enough to stop by larry nassar. Here's her testimony. What is the point of reporting abuse if our own. Fbi agents are going to take it upon themselves to bury that report in a drawer.
Biles Tells Congress 'Enough Is Enough' After Gymnast Abuse
"Simone Biles and other gymnasts are calling out the F. B. I. and others over sexual abuse by former USA gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar enough is enough through tears at a Senate hearing Biles and other gold medallists described a system that failed that from Olympic officials to law enforcement the FBI turned a blind eye to us fellow Olympian McKayla Maroney says the FBI minimize stand disregarded her reported Nassar's abuse well before his crimes became public they allowed a child molester to go free for more than a year FBI director Chris Wray says it's unacceptable these individuals betrayed the core duty that they have of protecting people and says the F. B. I.'s working to make sure it doesn't happen again Sager made Ghani Washington
Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh Among 16 Inducted Into Basketball Hall of Fame
"Talk about the basketball hall of fame. They celebrated the class of twenty twenty one on saturday. They were sixteen legends. That were inducted into the hall of fame among those people chris. Bosh paul pierce chris webber also bill russell the first black mba head coach Two-time ncw national champion villanova coach jay wright seven-time wnba star in two time olympic gold medalist yolanda griffith seven times. Wnba star and three-time wnba. Most valuable player lauren jackson. Those were among the people who were honored. And here is paul. Here's Talking about the teams passed on him. Coming out of college team. All american projected number two pick and so. I like to thank the clippers new cover grizzlies denver nuggets. Toronto raptors go to stay whereas dallas mavericks sacramento case philadelphia. Seventy sixers and walkie buck knives past. Thank you for passing on adding fuel to my
Olympic Champs Zverev, Bencic Reach US Open Quarterfinals
"Top seed Novak Djokovic has kept his grand slam dream on track but not before seeing off a determined US open fourth round challenge from the Californian Jenson Brooksby the twenty year old wild cat entry dominated the early stages of the match before the world number one finally found his rhythm and paddle to a one six and then six three six two six two victory the took almost three hours the Senate next takes on the sixty eight Matteo Berit teeny bad news for the other two remaining Americans in the draw Shelby Rogers and Rania polka buzz losing their fourth round matches I'm Graham like us
What We're Made Of: A Vaccine Pioneer and Her Olympian Daughter
"Is first of all pablo is a gift of story. It's a reporter's dream julie. Foudy is an olympic and world cup champion with the. Us women's national team and now she's a soccer commentator and reporter for espn. You have a mom who is a scientist who has toiled for decades on something that she believes deeply in and this technology that led to the pfizer and modern vaccine. That's the scientific community took so long to understand to have a daughter who's an athlete who doesn't realize her full potential until later in life and their combined journey and a willingness to grind it out in the best ways and just figure it out along the way has literally changed the world and save millions of lives perseverance. That's pretty much my my life. My family's life in a nutshell and you spend time talking to these two women about their stories that are so intertwined julie there susan francia the daughter of the family in this world class rower defined odds and trying to keep forging ahead even when all sorts of challenges or being thrown your way. So what that's like in sports. My mom has lived at in science lot of ups and downs than you really appreciate those those ups
This Week in Sports History
"Take you on a journey back to this week in sports history, we'll start off way back in 19 Oh one, the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues now known as minor League Baseball, was formed at the Leland Hotel in Chicago. Jumping ahead this week in 1960 cashes clay later known as Muhammad Ali wins the Olympic light heavyweight gold medal in Rome this week in 1984 in his first NFL start, Atlanta's Gerald Riggs rushes for 202 yards. He scores two touchdowns as the Falcons beat the Saints 36 to 28 this week in 1994, San Francisco 40. Niners wide receiver Jerry Rice catches two touchdown passes and runs for another score in the Niners 44 to 14 route of the race. Years. He surpasses Jim Brown as the NFL's career touchdown leader with 127 label Today in 2000 and five Florida's Jeremy Hermida becomes the first player and more than a century and the second to hit a grand slam in his first major league get that connecting in the seventh inning of ST Louis Cardinals Al Reyes and this week in 2013 Peyton Manning
Mexican National Team: Who's in, Who's Out?
"Let's start the show then with the big news from the weekend. Mexico after a long long wait finally dropping their olympic roster twenty-eight players name for that martino now at first herk we saw in the list on foresee. Today we find out. He's out of the list. Apparently wolverhampton is not going to let him go because it would cost them another ten days of quarantine on the back end so documented then replaced by sunday jimenez but really the story with this mexican roster. My goodness is who's missing. No tequila lozano actor. No the line is on top of the affor- mentioned no raul jimenez. This this is crisis alert. isn't it for mexico. Yesh mexican fans pundits literally grasping at straws are trying to point the finger trying to figure out what's going on been conflicting reports about it. He meant is already close. The door some are leaving a sliver of hope that wolverhampton in the mexican mexicans. Come to some sort of agreement. And that he menace can make that trip i. It's doesn't look good. It's a lot of star power. You mentioned the star power. That's a lot of veteran presence right there. That's a lot of important players missing for the mexican national team.
Ethanol Plant Causes Severe Pesticide Contamination in Nebraska
"In one small nebraska town residents are living alongside unprecedented pesticide contamination. All stemming from a local ethanol plant the plant wants made headlines for its unorthodox way of making the additive but now researchers are investigating possible side effects including be die-offs sick pets and health concerns christina stella of nebraska public media reports most of the gas we pump into our cars is now blended with ethanol and alcohol usually made from corn but the six hundred person village of mead nebraska is home to a plant like no other the alternate ethanol company instead used surplus crop seeds but many were also coated with pesticides that contaminated the company's main byproduct accord corn sludge called wet cake resident. Charlie mcevoy says their problems started with a stench with think smells like a combination of dead rats and writing green years later. Emily loftus lives by eighty four thousand tonnes of rotting toxic byproducts and enough waste water to fill more than two hundred and sixty olympic size swimming pools. We bought this house. We thought it was going to be a great house for kids and now the question is did we harm them and this process. Is it safe. When they're out bouncing on the trampoline we don't know nebraska closed the plant in february after years of environmental violations days later. The company accidentally spilled four million more gallons. Eleanor rogan at the university of nebraska. Medical center says that's created a rare extreme case of pesticide pollution. If you just trying to imagine eighty four thousand tonnes of something. I mean we're talking about. Rows and rows of three story told hills of contaminated stuff stuff. Rogan is overseeing a team of public health and environmental researchers investigating poison. Pets be die-offs an unexplained health issues state sampling found around a dozen pesticides in all tens waste some at hundreds to thousand times higher than safety
Olympic Runner Cory McGee On Performance Ruts and Getting Through Them
"Did share in post after the olympics. You share that. If you had told corey mcgee. Three years ago that she'd be an olympian that that corey would not have believed you. I wanted to talk about that a bit more. Because you said that you sort of loss yourself lost hope during that time. Can you tell us a little bit more about that when you look back on that time. About what life looked like and and how you got past it definitely. I mean it. It was i definitely went through a rut for a few years and it was mostly associated with performance. Not like i wasn't happy in my life but i was going through a few years of just like stagnant performance and I think that that is pretty normal. I wouldn't say that that's something that i hadn't gone through before but really not to this degree and so to kind of go from running in college and races were sort of Consistent in the sense that i felt really good when i arrive at the sec championship. I felt really good competing in ncaa's but then of course you get to the next level. And it's so competitive. And i always have had a confidence in my competitiveness in my performance. But you just don't win as many races at the pro level. And i was i. I'm okay with that. I can wrap my head around that reality. But my times weren't improving and often the thing that i think as runners we can kind of derive excitement from and sort of uses. A measure of course is not just winning but seeing yourself improved In your times. And so i think i had four years in boston where the third year actually was pretty good but i- sustained an injury in my sacred and and it knocked me back again and so i think i sort of figured out how to make it work but then had this injury and then i gave it another year to say okay. Well if the pieces come together then this is where. I'm gonna stay and continue to train but then i went to the us championship the next year. And i was the first one out of the final. And i wouldn't say that i had this is thought of like i'm not happy. I'm not improving. But i just wasn't expecting as much out of myself so had sort of just adapted to the fact that i i had a lower standard for my own self and i think that the reason why being from a small town where running wasn't very popular and then finding my way to school with a great track team and then eventually of course running for new balance was because i've always been my own biggest like my own biggest believer And i think you kind of have to have that within yourself and not saying if you talk about it or you put it out there. But you just kind of have this innate deep
‘Dancing With the Stars’ to Feature Same-Sex Dancing Pair for the First Time
"That's a celebrity show, right? I mean, they're dealers, celebrities. Well, they're going to have the same. They're going to have same sex. Partners. It's the first time apparently, um, an Olympic medalist. And an Internet personality are the first contestants to join the new season of dancing with the stars, and one of them is going to be making history. Joe Joe's to will be dancing with a female pro, it was announced at a news conference Thursday. This is the first time two women will be paired together in the shows 30 seasons. 30. Additional cast members will be of unveiled on September eight.
Olympic Silver Medalist Courtney Frerichs On Dealing With The Pressure Put on Athletes
"Talked before about the topic of pressure. And i know that came up a lot with all kinds of athletes at the olympics. A lot of conversation around pressure is a privilege in well. What is pressure actually mean. And where is it coming from. And just this idea of athletes who are at the top of their game and expected to stay there so for you coming off such a high. Do you feel that there is pressure going into this race of like well. She's a silver medallist so she's obviously the one to watch or is it like. Oh this is my victory lap. I can have fun with it. Where do you fall with that You know i definitely do feel like there is some pressure and i think a lot of is you know kind of driven by from myself like keno perform again but i keep reminding myself that these are separate events and so no matter what happens this weekend. It doesn't take away from what happened at the olympics. And i think that that's kind of the mindset. I'm meeting to have to to handle. Yeah like the perceived pressure going into this because you always want to form your best but just because you have an off day. It doesn't mean that it takes like anything else you do so i don't wanna feel like it's hard though i mean i feel like a lot of us. Athletes are so hard on ourselves and hold ourselves to a really high standard so the regardless of what performance. You're coming off of their. Can you feel that pressure in. It definitely feels a bit present. But the i keep focusing on china carry the same attitude. I kind of had going into the olympic games. And i think that that was you know kind of that quiet competence and knowing what i needed to do to be successful in kind of tuning out the rest of
Aisha Praught Leer on Qualifying for Team Jamaica for the Tokyo Games
"The first thing that i actually want to get into and i think we've probably talked about this before. But can you explain to us the process of being on team jamaica. Because we know that you compete for jamaica. We also know that every country has a different way of picking their olympic teams in different sports but especially in track and field. So can you tell us how you earn your spot to get to run that. Fifteen hundred tokyo for team jamaica. Yes so jamaica has child system that is nearly identical to the us. Top three at the trials plus a qualifying mark or inacceptable World ranking on the descending order list gives you your spot to the olympics or whatever team might situation gets a bit unique. Because i am as of this moment. The only runner above fifteen hundred meters that has internationally competitive times and can hit national can hit international standards or be accepted on world ranking so often timelines. It's up to whether or not other people sign up for the trials It's it's an open system for jamaica. There are. i mean. There are standards to to enter the trials. But they're bit slower markedly slower than than the standards in the us And it's just an open registration system and it's always very hanway for me Whether or not occupied trials. I competed at the trials in twenty fifteen. I ran the fifteen hundred Even i went on to race. The siebel chase iran the shortest distance that i thought other people would sign up for which is the fifteen hundred. So did that in twenty fifteen there were three. Other competitors I won the race. And i ended up lapping. A woman in the race A masters runner and since two thousand fifteen. No-one has entered the fifteen hundred jamaica at and that means that. I have not competed at the trials since two thousand fifteen so i was just waiting on bated breath to see if anybody would register for the trials this year in the fifteen hundred so that i could go and compete at trials You know it's. It's a blessing in a curse to not have to compete at your trials. It allows me to take on other Competitive opportunities are not speaking for trials. But you also don't get to race with the opportunity to come national
Biles: Mental Health Advocacy Part of Post-Olympic Tour
"Biles says it was a mental block the twisty's a buildup of things she has suppressed I go to therapy pretty religiously and it's it's just something that took hold of me because your body and your mind tells you when enough is enough bile says it's good to let people realize it's okay not to be okay the reaction amazing it's been overwhelming it's been so supportive so loving which I really wasn't expecting Simone Biles left Japan with the silver medal from the team competition and an individual bronze on the balance beam then good to decompress the home with friends family especially since I cut it shares that time with him over there in Tokyo Biles mental health message will be part of the post Olympic gold over America tour in the fall I'm a Donahue
Carli Lloyd Will Retire From U.S. Women’s Soccer Team
"Carli lloyd no other way to say it. One of the greatest soccer players in american history announced her retirement yesterday. Now she is going to finish out the nwf sell season. And i believe she has four more friendlies scheduled in the fall for the us women but then that will be that just going through a bit of her resume. I mean it reads like a hall of fame plaque as you would expect hundred hundred twenty eight career international goals most women's national team history for the us She holds the team record for most olympic goals with ten third in team history for women's world cup goals also with ten Karl lloyd todd with me a ham for the most. Us women's national team hat tricks with eight of those metrics by the way occurred within sixteen minutes the first six minutes of the two thousand fifteen world cup final against japan It's as good of a sixteen minute stretches. I think any. Us soccer player has ever
Who Decides Which Sports Are in the Olympics?
"So the delayed twenty twenty tokyo olympics happened the other week complete with thirty three sports and three hundred thirty nine events including four new sports and to discontinued sports. Brought back from the dead. That's the funny thing about the olympic games. The games themselves change almost every time in terms of new events. You might have seen the karate skateboarding sport climbing or serving you might have. I didn't what i saw. The olympics was mostly clips on my favorite memes site. The resurrected sports were baseball and softball. Last seen at the two thousand eight beijing olympics the international olympic committee had decided to make a commitment to the youth by bringing sports to them in urban environments. A pretty new point of view for the i. O. c. as well as to increase engagement for youth fans who are passionate about different sports from all over the world or dispassionate about sports as a whole these sports are also not coincidentally quite popular in japan so who decides what stays in. What goes that would be the aforementioned international olympic committee they oversee all aspects of the olympic. Games they run in it in the common parlance of the associations. Ninety nine members many are former athletes or current leaders in athletics from all over the world bonus fact one of the founders of buffalo wild wings was a lifelong figure skater who served on the ioc for a time. The ios's executive board proposes which sports will be included and the rest of the votes on them. A sport must cut certain muster to sway. Those voters there are five factors split into a further thirty five criteria. Such as. How long has the sport existed. How popular is the sport in the host country. How much would it cost to hold and broadcast the event and how much value the sport would be to the olympic legacy.
"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..
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Belarus Sprinter Feels Safe, Looks to Future in Poland
"The Belarusian Olympic sprinter who has found refuge in Poland to avoid punishment at home for her criticism for team officials at the Tokyo games says she hopes to focus on how to keep up the world class and running Kerry and speaking in an interview they also said president big center Washoe casino some use guy yeah so she has already I was Polish officials to help resume training the twenty four year old run S. as her life changing one the day when she was barred to compete in the Olympics the drama began after a super nice guy criticized her team officials saying on Instagram that she was put in the four times four hundred relay even though she has never raced in the event I am a serious Shockley
"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 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 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 Pants On Fire
"From Olympia Washington, it's a bonus episode of the big food this week. Another thrilling edition of our Game Wacky, Khakis, and now your host and a woman who runs a children's game show podcasts over own very impressive by the way you're going to have to tell me more about that. It's this one. This is the podcast Deborah Goldstien. Thank you very much. Let's have a hand for our sound affects robot. Lisa name stands for a live in studio audience. So Deborah game show for kids. That sounds so exciting. Tell us all about how you got into that lease. Why are you reading off note cards? You know me become very interesting very interesting. Now my producers tell me you have a pretty amusing story about an incident at a pie eating competition when you were in junior high school. Tell us about it. What no, I don't. I don't have such a story. Good stuff good stuff. Hey, you stay away from all my pies. Now you here Okay Lisa. What are you trying to do here? Is this like a late night? Talk Show kind of thing that you're putting on or I guess that's why they call it humble pie. All right folks don't touch that remote. We'll be back right after word from our sponsor. were. In three. Lisa. We've talked about this. You can't just do another show in the middle our show. We're supposed to be playing wacky. Khakis remember fine. Be that way, but good luck. Getting booked on my show ever again. My chances now Lisa if you wouldn't mind getting back to our show. Do you think you could tell everybody? How are game works? You'd love that, wouldn't you? Yes, I would. Oh, okay, sure thing, then every time we play Wacky Khakis Deborah, and I tell one crazy story about the world, but only one of those stories is actually true, and it's the job of two human children to help us figure out who's food and joining us now to explain this week's theme is a young man who actually produces a game show for kids about lying. That's Hilarious by the way we're going to have to hear more about that later. Stop talking like that fine fine. It's our producer Noah. Hey Lisa. Hey Deborah Saga to be here. Your talk show sounds Great Lisa I. I'd love to be a guest on it sometime. Okay, cool I'll have my people. Call your people well. I sort of am your people 'cause. I'm your producer are sounds good. We'll call yourself then. We'll. We'll do so our theme this week on Wacky. Khakis is Olympic spirit. Two Thousand Twenty Summer Olympics in Tokyo have sadly been postponed until next year, but today we'll be carrying the torch with two stories of athletic and venture and misadventure at the Olympics now, Lisa. Would you mind introducing our human child competitors? You got a baby. Today's human child. Contestants are Avi. Remember from our episode of bread, and Avi Sister Noah who you may remember if you've already listened to this episode. Welcome to the big. Guys how you doing good excited. I'm excited to okay. Never excited except for no, Ha I'm excited. Wait which Noah what's No. unexcited no. I got to Noah's in this episode hurrying to resolve that. Boy No. At No. Okay boy, Noah sounds like you're an action hero, and now our boy, no! That's good. So Avi Noah. Tell me do you guys like the Olympics? You Watch it when it comes on every two years. No Mean I. I'm not a big sports person, but neither mine I remember we learn about I remember in fifth grade I learned about it in school. Sorry, that's. Like. You guys don't have any sports that you like. I know I mean unless dancing a sport with ice dancing at the Winter Olympics. I guess but not good at a scape meaning. I would probably swim the most Alec like four hundred meter Pretzel eating. Thing? Oh, it is i. do it every night before bed. Running no line for four hundred meters eat pretzels. Four hundred meter long pressure. It's time to play Wacky Khakis. Our most loyal listeners will know. Any shadow of doubt that in Wacky Khakis Deborah and Lisa each have a minute and change to tell their stories before the timer sounds determine who goes first. We ran a quick hundred meter. Dash. Deborah finished in just under sixteen seconds respectable. Time Debra, thank you. Lisa you're still working on. August! Rocky style. W can go I Go. Oh GRANDPA. Depressed Breath Lisa depress. Okay Deborah. It's time to tell the world your story. You're ready. Let the Games begin. Okay. We will begin the timer now. The most famous symbol of the Olympics as the Olympic flame of fire, carried on a torch every four years from Olympia. Greece, to wherever the host city is in a given year. The fire which stays lit through the entire journey represents the connection between the ancient Olympics in Greece and the modern games of today it's journey can be thousands of miles long, and the torch has been carried by runners. Growers Horseback riders and has even been taken into space as recently as twenty thirteen. But not everyone is Gaga over the Olympic flame. Before the nineteen fifty six games in Melbourne, Australia a college student named Barry Larkin, and his friends protested the flame tradition because of its origins in German crashes on, he and his friends sought to make a mockery of the Olympic torch, and in this they succeeded beyond their wildest expectations. The torch was scheduled to pass through the city. Of Sydney, Australia where the Lord Mayor. Pat Hills would make a speech upon its arrival, so Larkin and his friends made a fake Olympic torch out of a wooden chair leg. A plum pudding can and a flaming pair of underpants. Friend of.
"olympic" Discussed on Everything Everywhere Daily
"Unfortunately, the apples were rotten, and gave him stomach cramps, so he decided to lay down and take a nap. In the middle of the Olympic, marathon, Despite all that he finished fourth. Assignment about Felix, he was chosen to represent Cuba at the ninety six Olympics in Athens. which would be paid for by the Cuban government. On the way there, he got off the ship in Italy and disappeared. The Cubans thought he was dead and even published his obituary. He showed up several months later in Havana on Spanish steamer. There were two entries from south. Africa, who are members of this WanNa tribe? They were the first to African competitors in Olympic history. They too, were not accomplish runners. They just happen to be in Saint Louis working at the South African exhibition at the world's fair, so they thought they would give it a try. During the race, they ended up running over a mile off course because they were both chased by wild dogs, they finished in ninth and Twelfth Place. The first winner of the race and I am putting air quotes around the word winner. Was Fred lawers? Was An actual runner in so far as there were runners back in one, thousand, nine four. He would go on to be the winner of the nineteen thousand five Boston Marathon and placed in the top ten several other marathons. However in this race, lors didn't exactly run a marathon about. Of the race he gave up, and it was driven in a car. The next eleven miles by his trainer. He then ran the remainder of the way reentering the stadium on foot to the applause of crowds at the time. They didn't have an official medal ceremony. So after he crossed the finish line, he was awarded the gold medal and had his photo taken with dignitaries. Such is the current president. Theodore Roosevelt's daughter. However someone in the stands witness lors getting into the car and he quickly confessed that it was all just a joke. Very, funny I cheated my way to a gold medal. LAWERS was given a lifetime ban by the amateur athletics. Union, which was quickly rescinded just a few months later..
"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..
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"My manager talkin you're listening to tool stories on monocle 24 pushy by the team behind the biggest show about the city's we live in following the news last week that the olympic stadium in montreal is going to be transformed into a welcome center the house of the asylumseekers coming to quebec canada bureau chief thomas lewis cited tell us a story one of the city's most famed structures nineteen seventy six celebrating 20 fast olympia of the modern era as city symbols go i think montreal's olympic stadium which was built for the nineteen seventy six summer olympic games in montreal really does symbolize much of what was happening in mature at the time both in terms of its assent i suppose as a new goals city but also in many ways slight could have moments of being at the cusp of a possible declined to in the years and decades that followed nearly you as irs or gymnastics severely cuba athletics that one hundred litres drummers shirt agree modern pentathlon the building is an incredibly striking one on his one of the most recognizable modern buildings in montreal it was designed by french architect russia talent and the initial designs had to retractable roof now this was part of a plan back in the late '60s when the then mayor of montreal sean drug po who is a towering figure in kabaka politics he was trying very hard to get a major league baseball to come to montreal.