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Exclusive poll: The deep divide over trans athletes in Olympics

Americans are deeply divided over how transgender athletes should compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with no option even coming close to a consensus view, according to a new Axios/Momentive poll. By the numbers: While 39% of people say transgender athletes should compete against others of the gender they were...
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2021 Olympics in Tokyo highlights struggles of Black athletes in white spaces

Late in June, amid a series of disappointing headlines about Black women Olympian hopefuls, users of Black Twitter and Black Instagram started to debate whether to watch this year’s summer games. The broader question of whether to prioritize structural racial justice at the expense of Black individuals navigating, and possibly...
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As Tokyo Olympics Kick Off, Games Face Growing Controversies

The Olympic Games are normally a spectacle that showcase competition with an equal amount of hope and national pride for those representing their respective countries. But this time around, the summer games that were delayed by a year are unfolding under a cloud of global doom and gloom due to the strain of safety protocols required by the global pandemic and cultural discord that spans borders. There are billions of dollars at stake. NBCUniversal, which controls U.S. TV rights to the Olympics through 2032, is hoping that the athleticism on the field will eventually take over the narrative and bring solid...
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This rapper gives you 0.75 bitcoin if you discover the hidden clues in his videos

Namibian rapper EES, stage name Eric Sell, wants to position his latest song “Perfect Combination,” so he devised a creative plan to achieve this. He invites all rap lovers to listen and see his video clip where he hid clues to discover the seed phrase of a wallet containing 0.75 bitcoin (BTC), which at today’s price is about USD 25,378.
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False start for intersex athletes barred from Olympics

The ban on intersex athletes who refuse to alter their natural hormones is one of many controversies regarding the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. When the world's fastest women race for gold over 800m in Tokyo, all three medallists from the 2016 Olympics will be absent - barred as intersex athletes who refuse to alter their natural hormones to meet the rules of sport.
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The 2020 Summer Olympics: 5 Ways To Use Your Activism To Support Black Athletes

This Friday (July 23) welcomes the start of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games (postponed from last year because of the pandemic) in Tokyo. What should be a celebration in patriotic solidarity is actually the gut-wrenching reality of the new and institutionalized policies and procedures imposed by the Olympic committee that ultimately target, disqualify and demean Black athletes.
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International Police Seize 15,000+ Tons Illegal Food, Beverages

LYON, France, July 23, 2021 (ENS) – A 72-country law enforcement operation jointly coordinated by Interpol and Europol has uncovered “vast quantities” of illicit food and beverage products circulating throughout the global economy. The operation is codenamed OPSON X – Opson means food in ancient Greek, and the X is...
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John West tries once again to get YouTube to accept a documentary about scientific racism

Of course, if those YouTube (“Don’t Be Evil”) people stood for anything like they claim, they’d welcome it. But let him tell it:. In 2013, I included the story of the Namibian genocide as part of my award-winning documentary The Biology of the Second Reich, which examined the impact of Darwinism on German ideology leading up to the First World War. After receiving nearly 90,000 views on YouTube, the documentary was effectively shut down by YouTube through the imposition of an “age restriction.” This meant that after late 2018, only adults logging into YouTube were allowed to see it. I appealed the age restriction, but YouTube is the land of faceless decisions by algorithms, and the repeal was summarily rejected without any personal interaction.
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Olympic policies ‘disproportionately impede Black women,’ N.J. congresswoman says

There was Gwen Berry, facing backlash after she turned away from the American flag when the national anthem during the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. And the two Namibian women disqualified because their natural testosterone levels exceeded what the International Olympic Committee rules was normal. And the rejection of a swimming “Soul Cap” to accommodate natural Black hair.
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Trigon receives environmental clearance for Namibia operations

The ECC for open-pit mining, which is valid for a period of three years, was a prerequisite for the company to start copper mining operations in its flagship Kombat mine. Trigon called it a "significant step" towards production, as it plans to start open-pit mining at Kombat by the end of the year.
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Top 5 Out-of-the-Box Luxury Destinations in the World | Luxury Travel Blogger

Travel is amazing in plenty of ways. You get a chance to visit new locations, meet interesting people, learn about different cultures and eat exotic foods. As great as traveling is, luxury travel takes it to the next level. Given an impromptu opportunity to visit a luxury destination, no one would skip a bit to quickly pack up their luggage and leave. And of course, a travel often calls for luxury accessories: the famous Fendi peekaboo bag, accompanied by a Valentino dress will be a perfect fit for everywhere.
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ACLU: “Olympic Committee is Failing Black Women”

The International Olympic Committee needs to make some changes before the next Olympics when it comes to the treatment of Black women. They are changes that should have been made long ago. The ACLU is on a mission to make it happen. The organization writes: Black women are required to alter their bodies and practices, inside and out, simply to step onto the playing field.
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Co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls Decry IOC’s Treatment of Black Women

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- The co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, Congresswomen Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), and Robin Kelly (IL-02) sent a letter to the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in response to the high level of scrutiny and penalization that has disproportionately impacted Black women during the 2021 Summer Olympic Games trials. In the letter, the co-chairs request the IOC to re-evaluate its current policies and standards in consideration of diversity of cultures, races, ethnicity, and socio-economic backgrounds; with particular consideration of the disparate impact the current policies have on women of the African diaspora.
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“Iron” Murat Gassiev continues heavyweight KO run in Moscow

In Moscow, Russia, heavyweight contender Murat Gassiev is back on track after moving to 28-1 with a fourth-round TKO of Michael Wallisch. Gassiev now has two wins in the top division after losing just once at cruiserweight to Oleksandr Usyk. Eric Armit reports. Murat Gassiev vs. Wallisch. Now campaigning at...
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