The 23rd Olympics is in full swing and I am sure that each reader is following their favorite country/sport….but since I am not your typical blogger I will give you some news that your local station has probably missed…..
- First doping bust. Japanese short track speedskater Kei Saito has become the first athlete kicked out of Pyeongchang for a doping violation, NBC reports. Authorities say the 21-year-old voluntarily accepted a provisional suspension after he tested positive for Acetazolamide, a diuretic sometimes taken to mask the use of performance-enhancing substances. He told Japanese media he is “extremely shocked” and plans to clear his name.
- Lady Liberty hockey masks. USA Hockey says that after discussions with the International Olympic Committee, which had requested that American goalkeepers remove Statue of Liberty logos from their masks, the logos will be allowed to stay, ESPN reports. (I would have thought the Right wing bozos would have lost their minds over this story…..where has all the right wing patriotic pride? we will see if any bother to read the post)
- Going for the record. American Shaun White took top spot in qualifying for Wednesday’s halfpipe event, where he will seek a record third gold medal in snowboarding. “I knew I had it in me, I watched these young guys putting these amazing runs in and it fired me up. I just wanted to show that this is what I have been doing my entire life,” he said, per Reuters.
- Meanwhile, in North Korea. Kim Jong Un has expressed “satisfaction” over the “very impressive” efforts made by Seoul during a visit from his sister and other high-level North Koreans, the Guardian reports. “It is important to continue making good results by further livening up the warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue created by the strong desire and common will of the North and the South with the Winter Olympics as a momentum,” the North Korean leader said, per state media.
- Condom record. The BBC reports that Winter Olympics athletes have been handed a record 110,000 condoms, which works out to 38 each. The manufacturer says it doesn’t expect the athletes to use them all over the 16 days of the Games, though Tinder says there has definitely been an increase in matches.
Speaking of penis…….
Even the bright red lighthouse in the tiny South Korean port of Sinnam is shaped like a penis.
The port is home to Haesindang Park, better known as “Penis Park”, a monument to fertility, born from a legend about a virgin and fish. A normally obscure attraction, it is drawing curious crowds of visitors from the nearby Winter Olympics.
There are penis totem poles, penis benches and penis wind chimes. There is even a penis-shaped cannon, with a warning to tourists that it should not be mounted.
All the Olympic news you cannot possibly use……back tomorrow with more stuff….chuq