The Olympic Broadcasting Service (OBS) is facing a lot of questions today after they highlighted an unfortunate incident during a French ice dancer’s performance in South Korea.
Skaters Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron attracted major attention after Papadakis’ costume became unfastened and she had a nip-slip during the routine. The two managed to get through their performance, but Papadakis told reporters about how the ordeal is a source of embarrassment and distraction for her.
“I felt it right away and I prayed,” Papadakis said, according to The Guardian. “It was pretty distracting, kind of my worst nightmare happening at the Olympics. I told myself: ‘I don’t have a choice. I have to keep going.’ And that’s what we did.”
As it were, the OBS decided to air a slow-motion replay of the incident in the arena and for the 100 countries tuned into their Winter Olympics programming all
Apparently, Look Who’s Talking Now star Kirstie Alley is no fan of curling. But after what happened to her Monday night, she may think about keeping her distaste for the winter sport to herself moving forward.
With the Winter Olympics chugging along, and curling getting quite a bit of coverage, the Cheers actress took to Twitter to complain about it.
Elizabeth Swaney can now call herself an Olympian. And it has nothing to do with her being a great athlete or someone who persevered through adversity. It is all due to her knowing how to game the system.
The freestyle skier — and we’re using that term very loosely — competed in the qualifying rounds of the women’s halfpipe. She won’t be in the finals as her runs were what one would expect from someone trying out the bunny slope for the first time.
In her first run, she laconically skied up and down the halfpipe walls. While the rest of the skiers were tossing out complex tricks and grabbing huge air, Swaney was content to make it to the lip with each Continue reading "Here’s a Skier Making a Total Mockery of the Olympics With a Performance You Could Probably Top"
While Russia did not officially participate in this year’s Winter Olympic Games, there are over 100 Russian athletes competing under a neutral flag. One such athlete? Professional curler Alexander Krushelnitsky who, along with his wife, slid away with a bronze medal in mixed curling.
Now, in a bit of shocking news, Krushelnitsky and wife Anastasia Bryzgalova are set to be stripped of that metal and banished from the Olympics entirely. Why? Doping.
Krushelnitsky failed a drug test, testing positive for a high dose of meldonium, a popular doping agent that put tennis great Maria Sharapova’s career on hold for nearly two years after she was caught using the performance enhancing pharmaceutical.
During NBC’s Winter Olympics opening ceremony coverage last week, analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo made an observation about the Japanese occupation of the Korean peninsula that was seen as highly offensive and insensitive to Koreans. He’s now reportedly been relieved from the network’s coverage of the rest of the Games.
Noticing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the crowd, Ramo made the following remarks after pointing out that Japan has occupied Korea from 1910 to 1945:
“But every Korean will tell you that Japan as a cultural and technological and economic example has been so important to their own transformation.”
Following that comment, which Koreans found ignorant considering that a very large percentage of them do not see Japanese colonialism in a positive light, NBC Sports apologized for Ramo’s remarks. Per MSN, this was stated during a Saturday broadcast:
For over a year, American politics have been tainted by Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. From their attempts to hack into our voting system, their alleged collusion with the Trump campaign, their involvement in the Democrat-funded dossier, and the spreading of disinformation, Vladimir Putin is laughing for his contribution of the division, animosity, and erosion of trust that has occurred in this country since Donald Trump was elected president.
So you’d think that U.S. media would stand firm against an authoritarian regime and their efforts to undermine us, right? Well, the 2018 Winter Olympics have proven otherwise.
There was lots of uncertainty leading up to North Korea’s involvement in the Olympics in Pyeongchang, since they’ve been cordial, for lack of a better term, with South Korea and their collaboration in the games. But if you watched or read some of the coverage since the opening ceremony this week,
Delegations from the United States and North Korea are present at the Winter Olympics this year, so the games present a fairly unique opportunity for international diplomacy this year. Of course, the last few months have been rife with tension on that front, and two pranksters decided to take advantage of it and cause a scene.
Two men impersonating President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un showed up in the stands during the Opening Ceremony. The comedians told observers that they were there to promote peace between their two nations, and while it isn’t clear whether the display was noticed by Jong-un’s sister and her fellow envoys, the two drew significant attention from the media.