Ex-Olympic winner Zhurova claims judges hold bias for Japan, warns ‘we know what would happen’ if decisions took place in Russia

Now a State Duma deputy after turning to politics following her illustrious speed skating career, Zhurova believes that judges at the Games have opted to award wins to home athletes when they have been involved in tight contests with visiting competitors.The four-time Olympian and gold medalist in the 500m at the Athens Games in 2004 also feels that Japan has been treated more generously as a competing nation because leaders agreed to go ahead with the Games, proceeding with the spectacle despite public protests amid a state of emergency being declared in Tokyo and other regions.”If the Olympics were in Russia and there was such officiating, [especially] in favor of the hosts, we know what would have happened,” Zhurova told Championat, in a hint there would be uproar as anti-Russian sentiment seeped through. Follow RT on

Ex-Olympic champ Svetlana Zhurova has claimed that Japan has been awarded medals at the Games as a form of gratitude for continuing as hosts despite the pandemic, adding that the judging would be scandalized if it was in Russia. Now, not only is the Olympic spirit absent, the anti-Japanese sentiment has been awakened,” balked Shanghai-based vlogger Yin Jiliang, who boats more than a million followers on popular local social media platform Weibo. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Светлана Журова (@szhurova)”I think that many people argue that way: the Japanese are so sorry they found themselves in such a situation with a pandemic, [if] they [the International Olympic Committee] can [show their] gratitude in the form of several medals, let it be.”In general, we understand that judges are people too, [but] if there is a choice [to] give the medal to the Japanese or someone else, they will give it to the host.” The criticism comes amid Chinese social media users attacking Japanese athletes online after accusations that judges have been biased towards them in events such as the table tennis mixed doubles final and the men’s artistic gymnastics all-around event.”If Japan hadn’t held the Olympics, the world might still sympathize with it. Also on rt.com
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‘I cannot risk it’: Second female athletics star vows not to return to Belarus because she fears losing freedom and her life

View this post on InstagramA post shared by Yana Maksimova-Krauchanka🤍❤️🤍 (@_maksimava_yana) View this post on InstagramA post shared by Yana Maksimova-Krauchanka🤍❤️🤍 (@_maksimava_yana)”As for sports: all this time I have been progressing and, of course, I want to continue my sports career.”I still believe in myself and really want someone to help me with my preparation, because in Belarus I didn’t have a doctor who could even advise me on how to recover or what vitamins to take, or a massage therapist.”For 16 years I competed for the national team, which did not care for me. When I lived and trained in Belarus, the whole situation… When my results dropped, I was sent to a psychologist, although I am a very strong athlete and all our management knows this, but no-one was able to help me reach the desired heights.” View this post on InstagramA post shared by Yana Maksimova-Krauchanka🤍❤️🤍 (@_maksimava_yana) View this post on InstagramA post shared by Yana Maksimova-Krauchanka🤍❤️🤍 (@_maksimava_yana)The 32-year-old former junior and European Indoor Championships medalist posted a photo of herself and her daughter at a lake on social media and wrote: “Thinking and thinking for a long time, we decided not to return to Belarus.”To our great regret, there you can now lose not only freedom, but also lose your life.”Here there is an opportunity to breathe deeply and be one of those who are fighting for the freedom of their people, friends, relatives and friends. I have a little daughter, I cannot risk it. throughout this time, risking everything, I continued to do something.”Germany is a potential destination for Timanovskaya, although she is expected to seal a humanitarian visa in Poland imminently.”In Germany now, I can breathe deeply and sleep well,” Maksimava said of her adopted country with husband Andrey Krauchanka. We will definitely win.”I really hope that my sports career will continue and I will have the opportunity to train, perform and prepare for the next Olympic Games.”Domestic handball coach Konstantin Yakovlev, who is said to have been arrested and detained after taking part in peaceful protests and commenting on the most recent presidential election in Belarus, has also left the country for Ukraine following the developments involving Timanovskaya, according to Nasha Niva. Also on rt.com
‘I don’t think I can ever go back to Belarus’: Timanovskaya ‘was afraid for life’ but will continue career, targets 2024 Olympics 2012 London Olympics competitor Maksimava said that she feels far safer in Germany than her nation of origin, revealing that she was not provided with a doctor when she needed expertise and was unneccessarily sent to a psychologist when her results slipped.There are echoes of Timanovskaya’s purported experience in Maksimava’s account, with the 200m specialist claiming that she had a baffling exchange with a psychologist before the Belarus team in Tokyo seemingly attempted to pressure her to be repatriated.Speaking to the Belarusian Sport Solidarity Foundation, which aims to help athletes who have been detained and faced repression over peaceful protests and has provided support to Timanovskaya since her abrupt exit from the Games, Maksimava explained: “After everything that has happened, I do not plan to return to Belarus. Follow RT on

Former Belarusian Olympic heptathlete Yana Maksimava has offered her backing to asylum-seeking Kristina Timanovskaya, admitting that she would fear for her life in the country and explaining why she left her homeland for Germany. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Yana Maksimova-Krauchanka🤍❤️🤍 (@_maksimava_yana) View this post on InstagramA post shared by Yana Maksimova-Krauchanka🤍❤️🤍 (@_maksimava_yana)”I am one of those people who cannot remain silent.

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Premier League football stars claim taking knee ‘more important than ever’ as clubs commit to continuing gesture into new season

Neither are other forms of discrimination. They've done this for a whole season and there's still racists around? We all need to do better and call out the bad behaviour to make this a safe space no matter who you are— Emma 💙 | CFC ⭐️⭐️ (@Emma_Crxssing) August 3, 2021″Stamping out racism from football is achievable without taking a knee.””Taking the knee is divisive and has caused more division in this country,” added a political commentator.”It would be far better to stand against racism and bring the country together. https://t.co/vwkTPmbD0j— Kevin Edger (@KEdge23) August 3, 2021Premier League players confirmed that next season they will continue to take the knee. The Premier League will continue to work with our clubs, players and football partners to bring about tangible change to remove inequality from our game.”Sparked by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the symbolism of kneeling entered English football when the season resumed after being halted by the pandemic, with the Black Lives Matter gesture becoming more widespread following the killing of George Floyd in the US in May 2020.I thought they'd already solved racism? #BlackLivesMatter#takingtheknee— Russell Holden (@russinthezone) August 3, 2021Good. It’s their choice but I think the meaningless gesture has ran its course & only continued to spite those not fond of it.Stamping out racism from football is achievable without taking a knee.— Chris Rose (@ArchRose90) August 3, 2021″We remain resolutely committed to our singular objective of eradicating racial prejudice wherever it exists, to bring about a global society of inclusion, respect and equal opportunities for all.The Premier League also confirmed that players and match officials will continue to wear a ‘No Room For Racism’ sleeve badge on their shirts, which they said acts as a “constant reminder” of their determination to “eradicate racism.””The Premier League, our clubs, players and match officials have a long-standing commitment to tackle racism and all forms of discrimination,” offered chief executive Richard Masters.Good, await the fans reaction with interest. It would have a cop out if they’d have stopped it before the fans were allowed to return.— Spurs (@montyfonti345) August 3, 2021″Following our club captains’ meeting, that collective commitment was reaffirmed and the Premier League will continue to support the players’ strong voice on this important issue.”Racism in any form is unacceptable and ‘No Room For Racism’ makes our zero-tolerance stance clear. Would be far better to stand against racism and bring the country together. I don’t support it.”

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Premier League footballers have decided that they will continue to take the knee during the upcoming 2021/2022 football season, announcing a move that has again split fans online but is supported “wholeheartedly” by league bosses. Fear the reaction from some #Conserative MP's. I don’t support it. Impossible.— Convincing John (@JohnQJesus) August 3, 2021Taking a stand against racism by kneeling is like trying to put out a fire with petrol.— Ken (@c3pzero) August 3, 2021Following England’s penalty shoot-out loss to Italy in the final of Euro 2020 and the racial abuse suffered by a trio of Three Lions stars who missed decisive spot kicks, defender Tyrone Mings became embroiled in a Twitter spat with Patel and called her out for hypocrisy when she attempted to offer support to the victims.With crowds set to be allowed back into grounds when the campaign kicks off the weekend after next, there could be more mixed reactions to come if the response on social media is any indicator.”It’s their choice but I think the meaningless gesture has run its course and only continued to spite those not fond of it,” said one critic.Quite right too.— Mike (@spurs_upnorth) August 3, 2021And I stand with them. Can’t wait to boo it at the top of my voice. Despite boos being heard at some matches in England during the gesture, top-flight clubs have confirmed and endorsed the apparently collective decision in a statement less than two weeks before the start of the campaign.A constant feature of elite games last season, the move, which is seen as divisive rather than effective by its critics, saw the England national team booed at a friendly before Euro 2020, with UK prime minister Boris Johnson and home secretary Priti Patel refusing to condemn hecklers.”We feel now, more than ever, it is important for us to continue to take the knee as a symbol of our unity against all forms of racism,” the players announced in the release.Premier League players have confirmed they will continue to take the knee next season.

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Transgender Olympic weightlifter concedes she is ‘not sure’ about being a role model as she admits retirement is looming (VIDEO)

My involvement in sport has probably been due, if nothing else, to heroic amounts of anti-inflammatories. I hope that, in time, they will open themselves up to a broader perspective.”The debate around Hubbard’s involvement has been a fierce one in some quarters, with many critics arguing that athletes who have gone through puberty as men have an unfair advantage over rivals born as women, potentially denying them a place at prestigious tournaments that they should not be entitled to challenge for. Instead, I hope that just by being here, I can provide some sense of encouragement.New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard, the first openly transgender Olympian, said she would retire from weightlifting and felt her landmark appearance at #Tokyo2020 should be fast forgotten as sport takes greater strides to be more inclusive https://t.co/mEy7VgbpcCpic.twitter.com/NnEOC0vBYb— Reuters (@Reuters) August 3, 2021″And I just hope that if people are undergoing any difficulty or struggle within their lives – not necessarily related to sport, but to anything, really – they can perhaps see that there are opportunities in the world. Also on rt.com
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“I’m certain that a conversation needs to be had because although we have rules at the moment, they will, no doubt, change and evolve as more is known about transgender athletes and what that means for participation in sport.”But what I will say is that I’m extraordinarily grateful to the IOC for having the courage, the moral leadership to sort of consider sport as being an activity which should be open to all people.”I’m not sure that a role model is something that I could ever aspire to be. Rather, it’s based on emotion.”People are often reacting out of, I suppose, fear or discomfort. Also on rt.com
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Speaking to reporters a day after failing with three snatches at the Tokyo Olympic Games, transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has said she anticipates “the end of my journey” in sport and claimed some react to her with “fear”. “In some ways, I’m looking forward to this being the end of my journey as an athlete and the attention that comes from it.”Age has caught up with me – in fact, if we’re being honest, it probably caught up with me some time ago. It’s probably time for me to start thinking about hanging up the boots.”

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Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard crashes out of Tokyo Olympics after three failed attempts on first Games appearance There are opportunities to live authentically and as we are.”The self-deprecating veteran appears to now be on the verge of retirement. “My involvement in sport is a topic of considerable interest to some,” she accepted. Softly-spoken Hubbard appeared to be a reluctant interviewee as the New Zealander held forth in front of the media, revealing that it is “probably time” for her to “start thinking about hanging up the boots” after a long career in weightlifting that took in her gender transition in 2012.The 43-year-old spent much of the time gazing towards the floor under a baseball hat as she reflected on the controversy that has surrounded her participation in the women’s sport, thanking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) while acknowledging the likelihood that the rules around permitted testosterone levels are likely to change imminently, as the committee’s medical boss suggested last week.”I don’t think it should be historic,” she said of her status as the Games’ first transgender athlete. “As we move into a new and more understanding world, people are starting to realize that people like me are just people.

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American ‘Activist Athlete’ who shunned flag and blasted anthem over slaves’ ‘blood being slain’ fails to medal at Tokyo Olympics

Well deserved! all over the floor.” View this post on InstagramA post shared by Gwen Berry OLY (@mzberrythrows_) View this post on InstagramA post shared by Gwen Berry OLY (@mzberrythrows_)Former US president Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara, had warned on Fox News on Sunday that “a lot of people” were hoping Berry “doesn’t make it to that podium because, you know, she’s not doing the right thing with that”.She told the same outlet after Berry’s protest at the trials: “I think we all know that this was a stunt. Follow RT on

Gwen Berry, the hammer throw hopeful who faced the stands rather than the American flag while holding up a protest shirt and claimed the US national anthem “speaks to slaves” of “our blood being slain”, has failed to win a medal. If she wants to compete under the United States of America, I think she owes an apology to every American.”Gwen Berry, who turned her back on the American flag, failed to win a medal at the Olympics.Good!Now we can get back to rooting for people who actually want to be part of Team USA.— Cassandra (@CassyWearsHeels) August 3, 2021Gwen Berry saying she’ll turn her back on the flag if she medals is about as newsworthy as me saying I’ll streak in Lambeau Field if I win the Super Bowl.— Eeyore Won’t Mask (@someguymusing) August 2, 2021Berry had said that the “people who hate me aren’t here, so they can’t affect me”.After raising her fist during the ceremony honoring her gold medal at the Pan American Games in Lima in 2019, she was reprimanded by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and warned of further punishments over any future gestures. pic.twitter.com/U1ZbWqvNPS— Damani Felder (@TheDamaniFelder) August 3, 2021Lara Trump is more upset at Black Olympian Gwen Berry for wanting to protest the National Anthem, than when MAGA terrorists literally BLUDGEONED Capitol Police Officers with the American Flag itself.Sounds about white.— Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) August 2, 2021″I know she probably wanted an endorsement from somebody of some sort and she thought this was the way to do it. “Forget what you heard. Two-time Olympian Berry had promised to “represent the oppressed people” if she won a podium place at the Olympic Games, but finished 11th out of 12 competitors in the finals, registering a distance of 71.35 meters.At her country’s Olympic trials in June, the forthright 32-year-old held up a shirt reading ‘Activist Athlete’ while turning away from the flag after winning bronze, as well as venting her anger that ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ had rung out.“If you know your history, you know the full song of the national anthem,” Berry subsequently told Black News Channel. Well, how disrespectful to America, how disrespectful to our troops.”You know what? “The third paragraph speaks to slaves in America – our blood being slain… Freedom, power, purpose, change.”She boarded her flight to Tokyo wearing an ‘Activist Athlete’ t-shirt, and wrote a day before her attempt to win a medal: “It’s a movement – not a moment.”

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‘Don’t send her to the Olympics’: Fury after US hammer thrower turns back on flag as anthem plays during medal ceremony View this post on InstagramA post shared by Gwen Berry OLY (@mzberrythrows_) View this post on InstagramA post shared by Gwen Berry OLY (@mzberrythrows_)The committee apologized for the sanction in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing in the US last year and later amended its rules so that athletes can protest on podiums.”I am my ancestors’ wildest dreams,” she told her following of more than 44,000 on Instagram last week, posing by the Olympic logo in her Team USA kit. This was an attempt – a very selfish attempt, at that – by her to make a name for herself to cause some waves.Shout out to self-proclaimed "activist athlete" @MzBerryThrows for coming in 11th place and failing to win a medal at the Olympics after turning her back on the American flag during qualifying in June!

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‘Totally ridiculous’: Fans unimpressed at ‘do-gooders’ urging football bosses to ask ‘difficult questions’ about outlawing headers

He played for decades. Dr Willie Stewart, a consultant hospital neuropathologist and honorary professor at the University of Glasgow, has led a study which he is calling “the missing link” between repeatedly heading the ball and neurodegenerative disease.The concerned researcher says the sport must ask itself if heading the ball is “absolutely necessary” and that balls should now come with a health warning.Previous studies have shown that ex-professionals were three-and-a-half times more likely to die with dementia than members of the general public, but authorities had argued that more research was required.Risk of #dementia in former professional footballers varies by player position and career length, but not playing era.More on the major new UofG study by Professor Willie Stewart @WillStewNeuro funded by the @FA & @PFA 👇https://t.co/jReWciKEUt#WorldChangingGlasgowpic.twitter.com/M9OjQiT7FR— University of Glasgow (@UofGlasgow) August 2, 2021Stewart insists that the connection has now become clear and demanded that action be taken. “With the current data, we’re now at the point to suggest that football should be sold with a health warning saying repeated heading in football may lead to an increased risk of dementia,” he told The Guardian.”That’s where we are now. That cannot be ignored. Follow RT on

A brain expert has received a mixed reaction after warning football leaders that they need to consider “some other form of the game” that could include not heading the ball, speaking after a new study on dementia was published. In the previous study, we didn’t have sufficient data to be able to look at the important factor: exposure to football.”What we could say last time was that being a footballer meant your risk of dying with a degenerative brain disease was higher, but we couldn’t say what in football was doing it.”Now, through using our surrogates for exposure to heading and brain injury, which are field position and length of playing the game, we can see that if you’re in a position where you’re exposed to a high level of head impacts or you play the game longer, your risk is higher.”Although #football/ #soccer study, data add further to evidence that head impacts and head injury in all sport need addressed. We don't need any more "experts" telling us what to do on matters of health & safety. Adults are more than capable of assessing risks themselves.”

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‘It’s a Brazil thing’: PSG playboy Neymar mocked over ‘plus size’ holiday snaps as fans produce pics of leaner-looking rival Messi “There’s a risk, and steps should be taken to reduce it – limits in training, kids’ football, changing the ball, perhaps,” acknowledged one skeptic.”But to fundamentally change the most popular sport in the world to deal with this single issue? Or can some other form of the game be considered?”Amid the FA, Premier League and EFL announcing guidelines to reduce ‘high impact’ headers to 10 a week in training sessions, fans have critiqued Dr Stewart’s observations.There’s a risk, and steps should be taken to reduce it (limits in training, kids football, changing the ball perhaps).But to fundamentally change the most popular sport in the world to deal with this single issue? Way over the top.— Matt Jackson (@mattijackson) August 2, 2021If we all stay indoors, don't do any sports, never challenge ourselves, then will you do-gooders be happy? You've done so much already when the people who should be discussing it have remained silent. Message for sport is minimise, if not eliminate, unnecessary head impacts and improve head injury detection and management, including return to play— Dr Willie Stewart (@WillStewNeuro) August 2, 2021Thank you so much. Adults are more than capable of assessing risks themselves.— Robert CFC (@AfcRoberto) August 2, 2021″It’s people like you that create anxiety and fear where there shouldn’t be any,” one respondent told Dr Stewart. “What a totally ridiculous thing to say. Way over the top.”One unimpressed reader suggested: “If we all stay indoors, don’t do any sports and never challenge ourselves, then will you do-gooders be happy?”We don’t need any more ‘experts’ telling us what to do on matters of health and safety. Yes when they played with a heavy ball it caused problems but the modern football is very light.”Dr Stewart responding by saying: “Again, the regulation weight of a football has not changed in 150 years.”Reiterating a previous question he had posed, he added: “Can we stop with the myth that old footballs were heavier? Yes, they might have got heavier when wet, but also got considerably slower, meaning less impact.”A Tottenham fan and dementia awareness advocate told him: “My Dad wasn’t a pro but he was defender who would head the ball even with stitches in after serious head injuries. My Dad has frontotemperal dementia and is currently in a home, it won't change his prognosis but in his name I am determined to make people listen by telling his story— Hayley Wood (@hlouiseg) August 2, 2021Published in the JAMA Neurology journal, the new research finds risks of neurodegenerative disease vary by player position and length of career but not by era.”The data from this paper is the missing link in trying to understand this connection between sport and dementia” Stewart explained. “We put that together with what we know about the mortality risk… and there really isn’t anything else.”There is no other proposed risk factor and this is one we could really address and eliminate this disease.”I think football has to ask the difficult questions: is heading absolutely necessary to the game of football? Thank you so much for doing this – it means the world to families like mine who will always be the unheard voices.”Perhaps boxing should eliminate punching too 🤔— Mouth11 (@Mouth1112) August 2, 2021Cancel heading the ball?Funny guy.— Punter Donk (@DonkPunter) August 2, 2021Others were less convinced by the academic’s conclusions. Is potential exposure to degenerative brain disease absolutely necessary?

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‘Stop framing pushback to misogyny as ‘hate’!’ BBC admonished for anti-‘hate’ manifesto that threatens to silence trans critics

He has already broken World records, just like Zuby did in the gym one day for a joke.— The Lies They Tell (@sarahstuartxx) August 2, 2021pic.twitter.com/EA2TVmjwUC— DK4344 (@Doraislost) August 2, 2021pic.twitter.com/SrqsiXi4BL— DK4344 (@Doraislost) August 2, 2021In their own response to the backlash, Britain’s national broadcaster published a statement vowing to block any accounts posting ‘hate’, while using the hashtag #HateWontWin despite purporting to promote debate and criticism.“At BBC Sport, we want our platforms to be a respectful place for discussion, constructive criticism, debate and opinion,” the statement read. Best to be the first one reporting.— Jennifer 🟥🔴🧙‍♀️🦉🐈‍⬛ (@babybeginner) August 2, 2021"No study has reported muscle loss greater than 12% with testosterones suppression even after three years of hormone therapy. READ MORE: In a race for radical wokeness, Dove & BBC show how brands will destroy own reputation to support the destruction of women’s sportOn Monday, 43-year-old weightlifter Hubbard became the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympic Games when turning out for New Zealand in the +87kg snatch lift, having transitioned to female aged 35.The decision to allow Hubbard to compete among women drew the ire of women who challenged the validity of the Kiwi’s inclusion, stating the physical advantages of a born male to a born woman. How many women here are offended by the term “cis”? It's biased, sexist, refers to women as 'cis'. So here’s our stance:A message to all @BBCSport followers 📝#HateWontWinpic.twitter.com/Butb42lDu3— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 1, 2021“We will block people bringing hate to our comments sections; We will report the most serious cases to the relevant authorities; We will work to make our accounts kind and respectful places.“We will keep growing our coverage of all sports, and keep covering issues and discussions around equality in sport.”However, many readers objected to the BBC’s definition of ‘hate’ and transphobia, which seemed to encompass anything that called into question the stance of siding with Hubbard’s inclusion and ignoring the argument BBC are you saying the protections female biology needs for safety/fair play in sport is transphobic? Perhaps that needs reporting as hate speech, ladies? “We know the vast majority of our followers want that too. People are making the assumption that being trans women athletes confers advantage. And if women get angry that weight lifting categories are now only male and mixed sex, it’s an act of hate? This is the end of women’s sport, it’s a misogynistic, regressive move— Belinda de Lucy (@BelindadeLucy) August 2, 2021👆Complaints have already been made about the article you're threatening people over. It isn't obvious that it does. Stop framing pushback to misogyny as 'hate' or women won't pay the licence @OliverDowden@DCMS@KemiBadenoch@SophieJarvis94@mragilligan@Ofcom— Lottie Lewis (@LottieHistory) August 1, 2021For example: "We're waiting for the data to come in. Also on rt.com
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Ultimately, Hubbard crashed out of the Olympics without registering a weight from three attempts in the event to finish bottom of the group and put paid to any chances of qualification despite the clean and jerk heat still remaining.In response to an piece into Hubbard’s background titled ‘The reluctant history maker at the centre of sport’s transgender debate’ and published on the same day as the New Zealander’s exit, the Beeb received a wave of comments challenging Hubbard’s inclusion and the article’s tone of writing which was deemed disrespectful towards women.A man who 'transitions' in middle age with the express intention of entering female competition is not reluctant. And if women get angry that weight lifting categories are now only male and mixed sex, it’s an act of hate? Because women are arguing to keep their sports fair?— Austen the mighty 💚🤍💜 (@austenofcourse) August 2, 2021″BBC are you saying the protections female biology needs for safety/fair play in sport is transphobic? It didn't with Renee Richards, it didn't with Rachel McKinnon."— forwomen.scot (@ForwomenScot) August 2, 2021In my understanding, if someone is offended by something said they get to report that to the police via your hate speech laws. Males have approximately 40% greater muscle mass than females,— Memb54 (@memb54) August 2, 2021Whoa, did the BBC really just threaten to send the police around because of comments? This is the end of women’s sport, it’s a misogynistic, regressive move,” MEP Belinda de Lucy, who has been critical of the entire story, argued.Others voiced resentment at the seemingly Orwellian practice of women being forced to pay the obligatory television license fee to fund the BBC only to be silenced by the corporation’s Twitter account because of conflicting views. Follow RT on

The BBC has been mocked for decimating debate over transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard’s Tokyo 2020 inclusion by threatening to block Twitter accounts responding unfavourably to an article, all under the guise of combatting hate.

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‘I can’t do this’: Canadian Olympic pole vaulter & OnlyFans star laments a ‘shi*t year’ after failing with all 3 attempts at Games

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Canadian athlete and OnlyFans model Alysha Newman has told her army of admirers that she is “so happy” her Olympic stint is over, failing with all three of her pole vault attempts as she fell well short of her gold medal ambition. It was really hard on my family, my coaches and especially me and my mental health. View this post on InstagramA post shared by 🇨🇦Alysha Newman Oly🇨🇦 (@alyshanewman) View this post on InstagramA post shared by 🇨🇦Alysha Newman Oly🇨🇦 (@alyshanewman)”I was running off of promises, contracts and off of people saying, ‘Alysha, don’t worry: you always show up when it matters.’ But what people didn’t realize is, I wasn’t that Alysha in 2021. Took a total of 28 hours to get to Tokyo.”The 27-year-old appeared to be refreshed for the showpiece launch of the Games, telling her followers that she had “opening ceremony feels” while accompanying her insight with a series of hearts.She later informed them that she was sunbathing on her trip, describing “getting some vitamin D” as “my favorite way to relax and get ready for the Games.” View this post on InstagramA post shared by 🇨🇦Alysha Newman Oly🇨🇦 (@alyshanewman) View this post on InstagramA post shared by 🇨🇦Alysha Newman Oly🇨🇦 (@alyshanewman)Newman showed off her national uniform and regularly asked her audience whether she should go live while watching events from the sidelines, although there were some hitches to that plan.”Sorry guys,” she said in one update, adding kisses. I can go home and take care of myself – something I should have done along time ago.”Newman failed to make the finals at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. Internet sensation Newman had a dismal campaign in Tokyo, leaving no mark as she crashed out at the first time of asking in Group A to leave her stated dream of winning the title in tatters.Now the self-declared ‘pole vault’ queen, who lists her anthem as pop song ‘I Can Have it All’ by DJ Khaled, has provided an emotional reaction to her Instagram following of more than 526,000, some of whom pay $19.99 a month to access her sometimes-saucy content on subscription site OnlyFans.”It was an absolutely sh*t year for me on the track,” Newman has claimed to her fans, telling them that she is “going to be OK” while presenting her “truth of 2021”. A break from pole vault, life, myself and my thoughts.”No-one prepares you for moments like this in life. “Just got called into drug testing again. Feeling like you let your team, a country and truly yourself down. “I know for a fact that I have so much more to give to this sport and life but, right now, we will have to put that on pause,” she said, thanking “everyone who has reached out.””It never goes unnoticed and your support and love is what keeps that smile on my face. I was Alysha who needed a break. Here’s a peek at what it took to get into the village.” View this post on InstagramA post shared by 🇨🇦Alysha Newman Oly🇨🇦 (@alyshanewman) View this post on InstagramA post shared by 🇨🇦Alysha Newman Oly🇨🇦 (@alyshanewman)Newman’s banner photo on the hugely popular site features the star showing off her toned body in a figure-hugging dress, inviting readers to “join me in Tokyo at the Olympic Summer Games 2021” while calling herself “one of women’s best pole vaulters in the world.”The prestigious competition, though, proved something of an ordeal to forget, Newman has now confided.”Not physically, but mentally I was completely burnt out,” she said, speaking in a week when Team USA gymnastics superstar Simone Biles drew headlines for withdrawing from a series of events citing mental health issues. You could look at my 2021 year and say I hit rock bottom in my pole vaulting career or you could say, ‘damn, Alysha – look at the mountains, obstacles and sh*t you put up with.'”It wasn’t easy. Also on rt.com
Underwear fashion: Female champions strip off to show sports routines in lingerie (PHOTOS, VIDEO) I’m not looking for pity, just transparency and want you to know that my team and I did everything we could to get me ready for the Games.”Having previously appeared in lingerie adverts, Newman teased fans that their “wish is my command” when she launched her OnlyFans account in June. Honestly, I am so happy my Olympic Games are over because I can finally get healthy again. View this post on InstagramA post shared by 🇨🇦Alysha Newman Oly🇨🇦 (@alyshanewman) View this post on InstagramA post shared by 🇨🇦Alysha Newman Oly🇨🇦 (@alyshanewman)”Everything that could have gone wrong went wrong. View this post on InstagramA post shared by 🇨🇦Alysha Newman Oly🇨🇦 (@alyshanewman) View this post on InstagramA post shared by 🇨🇦Alysha Newman Oly🇨🇦 (@alyshanewman)She admits that her future is now somewhat uncertain. I couldn’t go live tonight but promise to do it this week.”As she entered the heavily restricted Olympic village, Newman said: “Lockdown city here in Japan – security with us everywhere. It’s been no secret that I’ve been struggling this year but, a couple of weeks back, I stood on the runway crying, looking at my coach and said, ‘I can’t do this.'”Despite her suffering, photogenic Newman has still managed to provide subscribers to her account on the site, which is often associated with models providing x-rated content, with regular updates. View this post on InstagramA post shared by 🇨🇦Alysha Newman Oly🇨🇦 (@alyshanewman) View this post on InstagramA post shared by 🇨🇦Alysha Newman Oly🇨🇦 (@alyshanewman)After arriving in Japan, she told them: “Traveling as an Olympian isn’t all glitz and glamour – it’s actually quite exhausting.

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USA’s Biles ends turbulent week by insisting she was ‘doing this for me’ after returning to Olympic Games to win gymnastics bronze

The 24-year-old achieved her feat with a 14.000 score that put her in third place behind Chinese gold and silver medalists Xijing Tang (14.233) and Chenchen Guan (14.633).While her medal might not have been the color she wanted, it did mean she equaled Shannon Miller’s record of seven medals for an American gymnast at the Games, earning a seventh honor following her four golds in Rio in 2016.”It wasn’t easy pulling out of all those competitions,” Biles admitted after. “People just thought it was easy, but I physically and mentally was not in the right headspace and I didn’t want to jeopardize my health and my safety because, at the end of the day, it’s not worth it. Also on rt.com
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“My mental and physical health is above all of the medals that I could ever win. Always. At the end of the day, we’re not just entertainment – we’re humans and there are things going on behind the scenes that we’re also trying to juggle with as well on top of sports.”As the eldest member of the Team USA gymnastics squad, this Olympics has been tipped as Biles’s last. gymnast. Follow RT on

American gymnastics great Simone Biles, who pulled out of the team final and a series of other events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, has said she was “doing this for me” after winning beam bronze in the finale. She will be 27 at the start of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. I was just going out there doing this for me.”Perhaps seeing herself as something of a pioneer, Biles also insisted that mental health “should be talked about a lot more”.Making history. “Because I know some of us are going through the same things and we’re always told to push through it.”But we’re all a little bit older now and we can kind of speak for ourselves. #TokyoOlympicspic.twitter.com/4lXZ6waUeQ— Team USA (@TeamUSA) August 3, 2021″Especially with athletes,” she specified. So to be clear, to do beam, which I didn’t think I was going to, just meant the world to be back out there.”And I wasn’t expecting to walk away with the medal. @Simone_Biles ties the record for the most Olympic medals won by a U.S.

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In a race for radical wokeness, Dove & BBC show how brands will destroy own reputation to support the destruction of women’s sport

Congrats! I’m not against trans representation in sports just in the correct category – our sports are sex based not gender.— I am Groot #womenwontwheesht 💜⚪️💚 (@mearnsgal) August 2, 2021And just like that, Dove achieved the dubious honor of being the only personal care company to make their clients feel dirtier after using their cosmetic products by cosying up to perennial political correctness crusaders and woke warriors.Mind you, are we surprised Dove is bending over backwards to satisfy the baying woke brigade who will gladly feast on the blood of their sacrificed standing among level-headed women? The disgust at Dove’s direct disrespect towards female competitors triggered a torrent of dissent with Twitter users left and right informing “your virtue signalling just lost you a customer”.Dove, celebrating the end of women's sports? Here’s to more trans representation in sports,” the clueless cosmetics company wrote in response to a tweet from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, which had tweeted that “trans people belong in sport”.What a way to not know your audience.Immediately the ire and irritation of womanhood all over the web was apparent and dozens took objection to the brand formerly recognized as a sanctum of women-friendly mission statements actively advocating for more 43-year-old athletes 8 years after transition stripping an Olympic spot from a born-woman. 
Laurel Hubbard became the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020 – Reuters / EDGARD GARRIDO “No more Dove for me,” openly female woman and Conservative MP Jackie Doyle-Price wrote, while former MEP counterpart Belinda de Lucy concurred with the boycott, “Dove, celebrating the end of women’s sports?…Will be choosing another more “female friendly” brand for now on.”And it didn’t stop there. Women’s sport is for women not mediocre male cheats. A rare breed of radical woke one-upmanship has emerged among big brands and global media who seem hell-bent on destroying their own reputations and relationships with loyal customers to posture as the most politically correct.Toiletries giant Dove’s lack of social media tact sparked fury among female customers when celebrating born-male athlete Laurel Hubbard’s inclusion at Tokyo 2020 and promoting further repeats of women’s sport being obliterated in favor of a physically stronger athlete with an unfair advantage.History in the making. Will be chosing another more "female friendly" brand for now on👋— Belinda de Lucy (@BelindadeLucy) August 2, 2021Your virtue signalling just lost you a customer. Congrats to Laurel! Unfortunate when contorted out of context, but clearly not racist.In 2004, Dove’s ‘Campaign for Real Beauty’ was panned as a two-faced vanity project for sexualizing women in adverts for men’s spray Lynx – owned by Dove parent company Unilever – while promoting the risible rhetoric of body positivity. Only male and mixed sex categories in weight lifting, females have no category now and Dove is like YAY!! Here's to more trans representation in sports ✨— Dove (@Dove) July 20, 2021“History in the making. Congrats to Laurel! Laurel Hubbard fails to register a weight in Tokyo despite a controversial and much-covered journey to the 2020 Olympics – Reuters / EDGARD GARRIDO That’s right, because in the spurious world of social justice warriors, it’s apparently unacceptable to celebrate sexiness unless a model’s bra and bottoms are separated by a bountiful beer belly.It’s a world where eternally-offended oiks believe allowing a man who took an 11-year hiatus from weightlifting and only returned to after transitioning to a female aged 35 to dash the dreams of a born woman by taking her Olympic spot constitutes fighting for equal rights.However, Dove’s chances of winning the woke relay weren’t hampered by shooting themselves in the foot when they alienated the majority of their clientele, although they faced fierce competition from the BBC.A message to all @BBCSport followers 📝#HateWontWinpic.twitter.com/Butb42lDu3— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 1, 2021The overall pace-setters in the radical wokeness race turned out to be BBC Sport, which issued an implausibly malicious manifesto on the Hubbard brouhaha by threatening to silence ‘hate’, which it characterized as pretty much any dissenters who disagreed with Hubbard’s Olympic inclusion.What better way to inspire debate than suffocating the entire rebuttal, right?In a statement, Britain’s state broadcaster threatened to block any accounts deemed to have committed wrongthink on the Hubbard issue under the guise of defending gender equality.“We will block people bringing hate to our comments sections; We will report the most serious cases to the relevant authorities; We will work to make our accounts kind and respectful places,” the Beeb wrote.Just one day after the BBC admitted that its 2020 article on puberty blockers was so one-sided that it even risked vulnerable people's lives, it published an article that compared allowing males to compete in women's sport with giving women the votehttps://t.co/riSL6uFMTjpic.twitter.com/SYtmxJsemm— ripx4nutmeg (@ripx4nutmeg) August 3, 2021“We will keep growing our coverage of all sports, and keep covering issues and discussions around equality in sport.”The BBC bizarrely advertised its simple-minded, social-justice safe-space as “a respectful place for discussion, constructive criticism, debate and opinion”, despite eliminating any discussion that doesn’t agree.Perhaps the most apparent absurdity is this stance was published in response to an article that received myriad complaints for, amongst other things, its normalised and profligate use of completely made-up labels such as cis men and cis women and championing women athletes being penalized by a trans female. Follow RT onBy Danny ArmstrongDanny Armstrong is a Moscow-based British journalist, reporter and presenter for RT Sport. Bold statement, don't you just make soap stuffs? Follow him on Twitter @DannyWArmstrong

If the race to be ‘wokest’ was an Olympic sport, big brands and global media would be leading the field with their destruction of their own reputations to support the downfall of women’s sport in the name of social justice. Ps. Also on rt.com
‘Celebrating the end of women’s sport!’ Women boycott Dove over ‘virtue-signalling’ support of trans athlete Laurel Hubbard

This is a company which was thrice forced to grovel before the million-gender mob for a series of adverts deemed hypocritical, racist and sexualizing women largely by a throng of SJWs.In 2007 the company was forced to bow before the bitch-at-everything brigade when it unwittingly placed a woman of colour in the ‘before’ section and a white woman in the ‘after’ section in an advertisement for its product range to combat cracked skin. Reuters / EDGARD GARRIDO It seems influential media companies and beauty products manufacturers are prepared to wreck their reputations among level-headed, long-time customers in the battle for a place on the podium of political correctness.And as long as they continue to ignore that the race to the bottom that is their quest to become the most woke are actually ‘good intentions’ paving the road to hell for women’s sport, their female customers will continue to be marginalized and mocked by moves to appease a minority of the permanently aggrieved.The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

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‘You need to be from Russia to win’: Angry Armenian wrestler blasts judges as ROC rival Musa Evloev claims gold in Tokyo

© Reuters In contrast, Evloev was ecstatic at being crowned Olympic champion. “I’m happy. China lead the way, followed by the USA, hosts Japan and then Australia in fourth.   Aleksanyan held his medal rather than placing it around his neck.  After losing out in the pair’s latest tussle, the Armenian voiced his anger at the judges, complaining to Russian outlet TASS about the scoring.”Everyone saw everything. © USA Today Sports Evloev’s victory boosted the tally for the ROC team in the Tokyo medal table, where at the time of writing they lie fifth with 13 gold, 21 silver and 18 bronze medals. It took a long time to achieve this,” the ROC Telegram channel quoted the star as saying.  “It’s always a little difficult to get involved in a tournament. 👏#StrongerTogether | #Tokyo2020 | @Wrestlingpic.twitter.com/eGHcVpgH0r— Olympics (@Olympics) August 3, 2021Heading into Tuesday’s showdown, Evloev, 28, and Aleksanyan, 29, were familiar foes on the mat.The Armenian beat his rival to gold at the 2017 World Championships in Paris, while the Russian prevailed in their meeting in the final at the same event in 2019. Браво!!! Follow RT on

Wrestler Musa Evloev landed the 13th gold medal of the Tokyo Games for the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team with victory in the Greco-Roman 97kg final, but Armenian rival Artur Aleksanyan appeared disgruntled at the result. Just watch the contest back, everything will be clear,” Aleksanyan fumed.  У нас золото!!! But then I got into a grove, today I felt perfect.”
Evloev paraded with the ROC flag after his victory. Rivals are unpredictable, you have to restrain yourself a bit. I came here to win an Olympic medal. А это кадры финала в Греко-Римской борьбе, где Муса Евлоев взял золото.#wewillROCyoupic.twitter.com/haIBRbKLNl— 🇷🇺РЫБКА ЗОЛОТАЯ РУЧКА🇷🇺 (@Zolotaya_Ryba) August 3, 2021When asked for an interview by Russian TV in the mixed zone later on, the disgruntled Aleksanyan was quoted as simply replying: “You need to be from Russia to win.”    Aleksanyan later refused to wear his silver medal at the award ceremony, instead being pictured holding it in his hand. I don’t know how much you can take. The two top-ranked stars went toe-to-toe on Tuesday, with defending champion Aleksanyan seeking to add to the gold medal he won in Rio five years ago while his Russian rival was bidding for an Olympic title to add to his two World Championship crowns.But it was Ingushetia-born star Evloev who prevailed 5-1 in a dominant performance against the three-time former world champion.It’s a #gold medal for Musa Evloev of #ROC in the men’s Greco-Roman 97kg #wrestling!

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‘I don’t think I can ever go back to Belarus’: Timanovskaya ‘was afraid for life’ but will continue career, targets 2024 Olympics

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‘Affront to basic rights’: US officials wade into row surrounding Belarusian Olympic sprinter Timanovskaya as IOC demands answers

She had been scheduled to run on Monday, but the day became memorable for the pressurized athlete for other reasons as she was issued with a humanitarian visa by Poland, where she is now expected to relocate to.In a new interview, the runner and coach has said that she wants to continue with her elite sporting exploits and hopes to appear at the Paris Olympic Games in 2024.”I was just afraid for my life, afraid to go to jail,” she told the Wall Street Journal, adding: “I don’t think I can ever go back to Belarus.”Timanovskaya’s husband, who was a personal trainer at a gym in Minsk, has said he hopes to be reunited with his spouse after fleeing Belarus for Ukraine. Follow RT on

Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya has revealed she wants to continue her career and will never return to her homeland, speaking after claiming asylum in Poland following the scandal that erupted over her Olympics exit. 200m specialist Timanovskaya has been at the center of an international diplomatic row after criticizing Belarusian officials over what she claimed was a lack of doping tests and a failure to properly communicate her addition to a relay team.The troubled 24-year-old was taken to an airport in Japan and strongly encouraged to board a flight to Belarus, dodging that prospect by speaking to local police before being taken to a safe space amid accusations that an attempted kidnapping had taken place.In purported recordings that were released of her discussions with officials from the Belarus Olympic Committee, Timanovskaya could be heard insisting that she was only focused on competing. It’s brought a mark on our country’: Belarusian Olympic long jumper hits out at Timanovskaya for Tokyo row Also on rt.com
Disaffected Belarusian Olympic athlete Timanovskaya granted urgent visa by Poland after refusing to fly home under duress

The Olympic debutant elaborated on her fears at the time of her airport ordeal. And I think that at the moment it is not safe for me in Belarus.”As [Belarus team boss Yuri] Moisevich told me, this issue is no longer at the level of the [athletics] federation, not at the level of the Ministry of Sports, but at a higher level.”[They decided] I need to be eliminated from the Olympics and returned home because I interfere with the team’s performance.”

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‘It’s embarrassing. “I am afraid that in Belarus they might put me in jail,” she told Tribuna.”I am worried about my safety.

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‘It’s a Brazil thing’: PSG playboy Neymar mocked over ‘plus size’ holiday snaps as fans produce pics of leaner-looking rival Messi

Little holiday and they come back +size— David Diagi (@XceptionalDAViD) August 3, 2021Links were inevitably made to party-loving Brazil legend Ronaldinho.Despite helping Barca to their first Champions League title in 14 years and snatching away Spanish football dominance from arch-rivals Real Madrid in the mid-2000s, Ronaldinho was widely reported to have been sold by Pep Guardiola because the then-Barcelona boss was fearful of his potential bad influence on a young Messi. 

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Miss Bum Bum, crazy football fan & Lionel Messi devotee, has anal tattoo on OnlyFans in honor of star winning Copa America (VIDEO) He was all for money from the start,” said another.As Neymar’s fanboys begged well-followed accounts to lay off “bodyshaming” their favorite player, claiming he will be able to return to shape “after one week of training”, others made wider remarks on a perceived lack of professionalism shown by some players from Neymar’s homeland.Neymar never had that determination in him. A little holiday and they come back plus size.”It's a Brazil thing pic.twitter.com/wijtTfuFyx— DJeff🤞🏾👌🏿👌🏾👌🏽👌🏻 (@jfd2_0) August 3, 2021It's a Brazil thing. Germain, start their campaign to win back the Ligue 1 title from Lille on Saturday against Troyes, and fans may be a little concerned by their star player seemingly looking out of shape.Perhaps down in the dumps after Brazil lost the Copa America final to Argentina at the Maracana last month, the 29-year-old appears to be living the good life after the stress of again failing to deliver major silverware for his country.On the other side of the ball is former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi, though, who ended his own quest for honors in the final and is also holidaying on the Balearic Isle while club president Joan Laporta tries to finalize his new contract.29 year-old 34 year-oldNeymar: Messi: pic.twitter.com/CJvRkvNxZE— Barça Worldwide (@BarcaWorldwide) August 3, 2021Still bitter over the way he left the club, some Barca fans have immediately drawn comparisons between the two, pointing to the apparently superior physical condition of their captain, who is five years Neymar’s senior and ripped to the bone.”Spot the difference,” commented one.”Neymar never had that determination in him. “They have this natural fat stored in them. Neymar’s club, Paris St. They have this natural fat stored in them. He was all for money from the start.— Logic Monger (@MozterMan) August 3, 2021Spot the difference— notnice tsuro (@delroykoffy) August 3, 2021″There is a reason why Brazilian stars fade away after 30 – we have seen it before,” said one.”They can never resist the good life.””It’s a Brazil thing,” another remarked. Follow RT on

The world’s most expensive footballer, Neymar, has been ridiculed by fans after photos emerged of the Brazil striker aboard a yacht in Ibiza, showing him appearing to be carrying a little extra weight close to the new season.

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‘F*ck them’: Furious Danish cyclist slammed for screaming at floored Brit after ploughing into him amid Olympic race chaos (VIDEO)

I wasn't shouting at Charlie, just at the situation." pic.twitter.com/Zf6vt7bn3q— Tom Cary (@tomcary_tel) August 3, 2021Hope Frederik Madsen apologises to Charlie Tanfield. Whatever happens, Frederik Madsen needs to apologise to Charlie Tanfield once he calms down— Matthew Ogborn (@mattogborn) August 3, 2021We've seen some great examples of the Olympic spirit this year; Madsen of Denmark riding into, then screaming at Tanfield however its not one of them! I didn't know if he was 10m or 20m away from me at that point… ©  Matthew Childs / Reuters “We don’t do anything in bad faith,” Madsen said after the result was confirmed, causing some viewers to reproduce photos of the multiple World Cup medalist standing over Tanfield raging.”I’m so tired at that point. Charlie Tanfield fell back from his team – by then reduced to three riders – and was being tightly tailed by his opponents when Frederik Madsen smashed into the back of the 24-year-old, sending him hurtling to the floor.Not sure how this was the #TeamGB riders fault. Also on rt.com
‘That’s greatness’: Sure-footed Simone Biles forgets troubles to win bronze for USA in final gymnastics showdown of Tokyo Olympics I didn’t know if he was 10 meters or 20 meters away from me at that point.So much in play here for the commissaires. If he was looking where he was going, he wouldn’t have stuffed it into Tanfield’s bike🤷🏼‍♂️ #TeamGB— Josh Chapman (@_joshchapman98) August 3, 2021While most viewers squarely blamed Madsen for appearing not to be looking ahead, the apparently incensed rider shouted and gestured at the grounded Tanfield, and was widely reported to have shouted “f*ck them” at the British team as part of a bizarre tirade.Governing body the UCI spent around 30 minutes deliberating over whether winners Denmark should have been allowed to progress to the final as a result of the shocking incident. I know it's heat of the moment but it's still really unpleasant. #Olympics#CyclingTrack— natalie (@brassyn) August 3, 2021Danes’s going through to the gold ride off I feel is right call. Bonsor (@MrBonsor) August 3, 2021Frederick Madsen disgraceful behaviour— Thomas Danielian (@ThomasDanielian) August 3, 2021″I hope Charlie’s OK. I hope Charlie's ok. #CyclingTrack#Olympics— Mr. Hoping a fair resolution there will be found for the Brits and the time they would’ve posted.And lastly I hope Madsen had the chance to realise Charlie was in the race still and rightfully on the black line.— Alex Dowsett (@alexdowsett) August 3, 2021Reading the tweets from all the Danes reckoning that Frederick Madsen trying to cycle through Charlie Tanfield makes up for Sterling's 'dive' in the Euros, and I'm now really worried about Danish conceptions of personal space.— Alastair Horne (@pressfuturist) August 3, 2021″I’m reading the tweets from all the Danes reckoning that Frederick Madsen trying to cycle through Charlie Tanfield makes up for Sterling’s ‘dive’ in the Euros,” said one, referencing the foul on Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling that earned a decisive penalty for England when the teams met at Wembley Stadium.”I’m now really worried about Danish conceptions of personal space.”Denmark will face Italy in the gold medal race, leaving Team GB to take on Switzerland in their non-medal finale. Follow RT on

A livid Danish cyclist has been accused of not looking at the track amid calls for his team to be ousted from the gold medal race at the Olympic Games, where he screamed at his British rival after crashing into him from behind. I'm so tired at that point. He clearly wasn’t looking.”Viewers variously described Madsen’s behavior as “disgraceful”, “reckless”, “bang out of order” and “really unpleasant”, while some drew parallels between the rivalry that emerged between England and Denmark when they met in the semifinals of this summer’s Euro 2020 football tournament.Madsen shouting at Charlie Tanfield was really uncomfortable to witness. Followed up by more shouting and throwing things about. That was bang out of order.— Alex Terrell (@alxterrell) August 3, 2021No doubt that the Danish pursuit team were on fire today, but Madsen crashing into Tanfield (then screaming at him) is just reckless.— Mike Perry (@MerryPike) August 3, 2021″It’s called the pursuit for good reason. A level of acrimony had already fallen over the contest to decide which team would advance to the men’s team pursuit final, with several teams complaining that the Danes’ use of shin tape broke rules outlawing riders from applying anything to their skin which is not clothing.In the race, England went ahead early on before being pegged back by the impressive Danes, who had set a record earlier in the competition that was subsequently beaten by Italy, in a closely-fought race.Team GB’s hopes ended in a hugely controversial style. Don't envy them. Look where you’re going #Denmark 🤦🏼‍♂️#Tokyo2020#CyclingTrackpic.twitter.com/SyMQ13e1Y4— Tony Freebody (@TonyFreebody) August 3, 2021WORLD: After watching the Euros, we love DenmarkFrederik Madsen : HOLD MY BEER— Dave McGall 🇳🇿 (@KiwiZizou) August 3, 2021Madsen needs to wind his neck in. I wasn’t shouting at Charlie, just at the situation.”The BBC was forced to apologize to UK viewers after catching the expletives on their live early morning broadcast of the action, while Olympic champion Sir Chris Foy led the condemnation of Madsen.”As the lead rider in the team, you always have to keep your eyes on the team you’re pursuing,” said Foy.Madsen: "We don't do anything in bad faith…

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‘Like turning up to school naked’: British Olympic cycling stars break world record before CRASHING INTO EACH OTHER on Tokyo track

 
Germany topped the podium in the women’s team sprint. It’s such a strong team and you think, ‘I don’t want to be the one to let the side down.’ “It’s been an amazing experience – probably not crashing, that wasn’t so good,” she said light-heartedly.The German quartet of Franziska Brausse, Lisa Brennauer, Lisa Klein and Mieke Kroeger proved utterly dominant in Tokyo, breaking the world record in the heats not long after the Brits had set their own record mark, and then finishing 6.365 ahead of their rivals in the gold medal race. I’m not too mortified – I think that’s going to be the last thing I think of on my deathbed,” the 27-year-old told cycling icon Bradley Wiggins and Eurosport.“It’s like you turn up to school completely naked.  Archibald – an Olympic champion in the same event in Rio in 2016 – later made light of the incident.“To be honest, it actually calmed me down a lot. 🙈 Anyway well done, ladies! You realize you’re not dead, so you continue on. Part of the four-woman pursuit team, Archibald and Evans helped defending champions Britain set the new record time of 4:06.748 as they blitzed the USA to book a spot in Tuesday’s final at the Olympic velodrome.But after laying down the marker to their rivals, the exhausted Archibald and Evans were lucky to escape serious injury after Archibald crashed into the back of her teammate on the warm-down lap. The Team GB cycling pair suffered the embarrassing scenes in Tokyo. © Reuters © Reuters Thankfully for the Brits, the pair got to their feet and were able to contest the final later in the day – where they finished behind an inspired German team who set a new world record mark of their own with 4:04.242. 👏🇬🇧 #CyclingTrackpic.twitter.com/JnYrYlgH98— Mihai Simion (@faustocoppi60) August 3, 2021Scottish cyclist Evans – who had been brought into the team in place of Elinor Barker – also took the incident in her stride.“There was a huge expectation, coming in with three defending champions. I hit the deck and thought, ‘this is the worst that could possibly happen.’ I couldn’t have gone into a better person – Neah was so understanding.”How NOT to celebrate a new world record. Follow RT on

Team GB cycling duo Katie Archibald and Neah Evans smashed the world record before almost wrecking their Olympic medal chances as they crashed into other in baffling scenes on the track in Tokyo.

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