Posts Tagged Social affairs

Booing has Australian footballer Goodes considering quitting

In this March 22, 2014 file photo, Australian of the year AFL player Adam Goodes throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the Major League Baseball opening game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Sydney Cricket ground in Sydney. Australians tend to laud their champions, so the fact that crowds continue to loudly boo him when he plays for the Sydney Swans in the nation-wide Australian Football League has both concerned and confounded Goodes to the point where he's considering retirement. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Few athletes have the credentials to challenge Adam Goodes for the mantle of being THE Australian sportsman, which is why a racism debate is raging Down Under.

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Star athletes pitch for Beijing, Almaty ahead of 2022 vote

Yao Ming, retired Chinese professional basketball player smiles during a press conference for Beijing 2022 Olympic bid in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th International Olympic Committee executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former NBA star Yao Ming and Sochi Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Denis Ten differ in height by exactly two feet. The towering basketballer is representing Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Olympics, and the diminutive figure skater is boosting the bid from Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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IOC meetings begin, 2022 Winter Games venue top of agenda

China's Olympic gold medalist figure skating pair, Shen Xue, right, and Zhao Hongbo, speak to the media during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,Tuesday, July, 28, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th International Olympic Committee executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two of China’s most storied winter Olympic athletes faced tough questions about Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Games — namely about air pollution and a lack of snow.

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University of Hartford athletic program to get a new look

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Hartford’s athletic teams are getting a new look.

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Tibetan groups campaign against 2022 Olympics going to China

Yao Ming, retired Chinese professional basketball, player arrives at the International Olympic Committee meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July, 28, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th International Olympic Committee executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

BEIJING (AP) — Tibetan activists and others are calling on the International Olympic Committee not to award the 2022 Winter Games to Beijing, saying China’s human rights record after the 2008 Olympics in the Chinese capital worsened rather than showing a hoped-for improvement.

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