Tokyo Olympics

Latest Olympic Host Japan Indicates It Will Play Genocide Games

The prime minister of Japan, Kishida Fumio, told reporters on Tuesday that his country would make its “own decision” on participating in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics – a response to President Joe Biden refusing to boycott the event despite China’s ongoing genocide of the Uyghur people and other human rights crimes.

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida delivers a speech during a trilateral foreign minister's meeting with Japan and South Korea in Tokyo on August 24, 2016. The ministers held their first talks in more than a year just hours after North Korea fired a ballistic missile from a submarine towards Japan. …

Algerian Judoka Banned 10 Years for Refusing Olympic Bout

Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine has been banned from competition for 10 years by the International Judo Federation after his withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics to avoid a potential bout against an Israeli opponent.

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Socialism: Cuba Gifts Gold Medal Boxer Cooking Oil, Hot Dogs

A local Communist Party official presented boxer Ronny Álvarez this week with cooking oil, two packs of hot dogs, and a bunch of plantains upon his return from the Junior Pan-American Games qualifiers, where he earned a gold medal, Latin American outlets noted Wednesday.

Cuban boxer Ronny Álvarez poses with foodstuffs.

Hong Kong Olympic Medalist Refuses Call from City Leader on TV

Hong Kong Olympian Sarah Lee Wai-sze, who won the bronze medal for women’s bicycle sprint on Sunday and brought Hong Kong’s medal total up to six, declined a congratulatory phone call from Hong Kong’s Beijing-controlled chief executive Carrie Lam while in the middle of a live television interview.

Hong Kong's Wai-Sze Lee competes in the Women's 500m time-trial Final at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris, on February 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)