North Korea executes two teenagers after they watched films from South Korea – World News – Mirror Online


Eyewitnesses said they were told people watching South Korean movies will be “sentenced to the maximum penalty – death” as they watched the two teens being killed

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Despicable, this just shows what North Korea is and has become.

Human Rights don’t exist in North Korea, only the Rights of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un.

But, it won’t belong before FIFA award them with the next World Cup event, as this is what FIFA see as a good country.

Source: North Korea executes two teenagers after they watched films from South Korea – World News – Mirror Online

Security guards at Doha World Cup park claim they are paid just 35p an hour | Workers’ rights | The Guardian


Migrant workers in Qatar acting as guards at Al-Bidda Park appear to get one day off a month and are housed in dirty camps on the edge of the desert

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Yes, a World Cup for everyone , unless Qatar says no, which they do for all the migrant workers. They were brought to Qatar to make the World Cup to take place, and some didn’t live long enough to ensure the World Cup did, do to the working and accomodation conditions they were subjected to. But, even if they did survive they were not allowed to see anything of the games, so the games were not for everyone.

Source: Security guards at Doha World Cup park claim they are paid just 35p an hour | Workers’ rights | The Guardian

Qatar insists rainbow colours are allowed at World Cup after ‘localised incidents’ | The Independent


Exclusive: Fifa has assured national federations that fans displaying the rainbow colours associated with support for the LGBTQ+ community will no longer be stopped by security staff at World Cup venues

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FIFA have shown that they have no respect for football as football should be non-political but in awarding the World to Qatar they made it so.

The right to view and attend the World Cup is everyone’s right and to give the World Cup to a country where it was obvious the this freedom would not be there was completely wrong.

Source: Qatar insists rainbow colours are allowed at World Cup after ‘localised incidents’ | The Independent

Trans woman, 29, beats girl, 13, to win women’s skateboarding contest in NYC – LBC


A 29-year-old trans woman beat a girl aged 13 to win first place at a skateboarding contest in New York.

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While I view that everyone should have a right to participate in the sports of their choice, there are good reasons for having separate categories for males and females as there has to be equality in every aspect.

So  the inclusion of trans in sport is very fraught in ensuring equality as no one should be placed in a position where there is unequal equality by way of gender.

It is right that drugs which will create an in balance are banned, so the whole question of gender needs to be revisited. Thereby ensuring true equality is there.

 

 

Source: Trans woman, 29, beats girl, 13, to win women’s skateboarding contest in NYC – LBC

Russian gymnast with ‘Z’ symbol on podium next to Ukrainian faces long ban | Gymnastics | The Guardian


Gymnastics’ governing body has condemned the ‘shocking behaviour’ of Russian gymnast Ivan Kuliak, who now faces a lengthy ban for wearing a symbol in support of the invasion of Ukraine at a World Cup event

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Yes, all measures should be used, he needs a life-time ban and lose the ‘Bronze’ medal for the actions of Russia to Ukraine, as the population of Ukraine is being subjected to memories which will, at least, last a life-time.

Source: Russian gymnast with ‘Z’ symbol on podium next to Ukrainian faces long ban | Gymnastics | The Guardian

Women’s figure skating free skate live updates, results, analysis – The Washington Post


Kamila Valieva is the favorite, and a pair of fellow Russians could lead to a historic sweep. Follow here for live updates, highlights and analysis.

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There has been so much about these Olympics that is not related to sport.

Initially should they even be taking place in China due to their horrendous Human Rights record, in fact due to that record should they have even be granted to China.

But it was stated that sport and politics should be viewed separately and politics should not rule sport, so rightly or wrongly the games were allowed to continue.

Then should they take place due to COVID, but it was agreed they should.

Now we have a doping controversy which has still to be resolved, in other instances the person concerned has been barred from completing until the matter has been resolved but not in this instance.

Russia as a team are not allowed to complete due to other drug matters, so why are they there?

But, they are and now there is another drugs matter and still the person concerned is allowed to compete, supposedly because she is under 16 years, why should age matter, surely drugs are illegal no matter what the age.

This is completely making a mockery of the Olympics, but the IOC are compliant with this.

All should be equal, so if one is allowed to compete with a possible drugs action pending, then all should. Otherwise none should.

Is the Olympics being run in accordance with its motto ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together‘, I believe not for drugs do not bring you together, but could make you faster, higher, stronger, but not on equal terms.

The motto should include the term ‘equal’ also.

It is said the Olympics is not about winning, but the whole structure shows that it is, otherwise why make such an event of the winners podium, league tables of country medal winners and drugs should be seen to be a total no.

Source: Women’s figure skating free skate live updates, results, analysis – The Washington Post

Novak Djokovic visa: Australian minister Alex Hawke says risk of ‘civil unrest’ behind cancellation | Novak Djokovic | The Guardian


Hawke says Djokovic ‘perceived by some as a talisman of a community of anti-vaccine sentiment’

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Well, Novak is now on his way back to Serbia . He was just trying his luck in trying to gain entry to Australia, but his luck ran out, as he was not adhering to Australia’s COVID requirements.

He knew exactly what they were, but thought his arrogance and his assumed importance would get him threw, it worked the first time, but not the second.

If he had abided by the restrictions, he would, more than likely, have been allowed back next year, but not now as he is not allowed for 3 years.

Tennis Australia also needs to be investigated as they also tried to circumvent the restrictions.

Source: Novak Djokovic visa: Australian minister Alex Hawke says risk of ‘civil unrest’ behind cancellation | Novak Djokovic | The Guardian

Novak Djokovic admits attending children’s tennis event while infected with Covid | Daily Mail Online


Novak Djokovic has admitted attending an event with children while he was Covid positive – but says he didn’t know he was infected until shortly after the event.

 

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Well Boris Djokovic, sorry Novak Djokovic, so confused between Novak Djokovic and Boris Jognson as both appear guilty of lying re events during COVID and both deserve all of what should be coming to them.

With Boris he should now resign and Novak should, at least, be deported immediately as not only did he mislead on his Visa application to be allow entry to Australia, but also lied in Court proceedings.

Both need to go so that we can all see that being untruthful has consequences. So resign Boris and Australia needs to deport Novak without any more delay.

Both are disgraceful and disgusting persons who care more for themselves than others and need to be made an example of.

 

Source: Novak Djokovic admits attending children’s tennis event while infected with Covid | Daily Mail Online

Tokyo 2020: Anger After Paralympian Is Stripped Of Gold Medal For Being Late


The IPC have no respect for persons with intellectual disabilities and those who made to disqualification decision should have no association ever again with any disability events.

If a disqualification was going to be made it had to be before the event commenced not after the result of the event was announced.

Would the Ukrainian representatives have raised an objection had Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli not won, I think not so it appears it is just because of his success at the event, this is not what the Olympics should be about, but unfortunately in this modern world it appears that it is.

The disqualification is a stain on the Olympics and all those who were party to the disqualification decision.

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The International Paralympics Committee (IPC) has defended a decision to strip a Malaysian athlete of his gold medal.

Shot putter Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli won gold in the F20 class, but was later disqualified for arriving three minutes late for the event.

Mr Zolkefli was allowed to compete because at the time he had a “logical” reason for being late, the IPC said.

However, a referee later found there was no “justifiable reason” for him to be late.

The decision to strip Mr Zolkefli of his medal has been met with much anger on social media, especially from Malaysians.

“Absolutely disgraceful! You should not have allowed the athletes to compete if they were late. Don’t steal this hard-earned, world record-breaking medal from Ziyad,” said Malaysian MP Fahmi Fadzil.

Malaysia’s Youth and Sports Minister Ahmad Faizul Azumu said the country’s National Sports Council had been ordered to investigate. He added that he…

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Sport loves athletes with mental health issues – if they just shut up and play | Marina Hyde | The Guardian


The grand slams say Naomi Osaka’s decisions about press are ‘injurious’ to tennis. Perhaps they should look closer to home, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde

 

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This all shows that the powers that be in sport, especially in Tennis do not care about people in sport, but are only there for their own interests and those of the media.

If these persons in power do not change then there could well be no participants in sport for tournaments to take place and they will only have themselves to blame.

Money and power are the root of all evil and will spoil the enjoyment of all concerned, the sport participants and the spectators of sports.

This will be the next area of abuse to be inspected, for we have already seen how participants have been treated by some trainers and managers in gymnastics

Money has taken over most sports and lead to great abuses of power or assumed power, the proposed Super league of top football clubs in Europe is another prime example

 

 

Source: Sport loves athletes with mental health issues – if they just shut up and play | Marina Hyde | The Guardian