Sport NBC adds Tony Hawk, Steve Kornacki, Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir to Olympics coverage
'Suffocated': Art becomes form of protest against Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — Miwako Sakauchi stands in her studio and brushes spinning swirls on torn cardboard and drawing paper, using the five colors designated as symbols of the modern Olympiad. Titled “Vortex,” her paintings show the “anger, fear, sense of contradiction and state violence” over the residents evicted and the trees felled so enormous Olympic stadiums could be built, Sakauchi said. “I can’t think of it as a ‘festival of peace’ in this situation. It's totally nonsensical."The Japanese public mostly opposes holding the Tokyo Olympics next month during a pandemic, polls have shown, even though outward dissent such as protests has been small.
, NBC Sports announced for more additions to the network’s Summer Olympics coverage next month.
Tony Hawk, Steve Kornacki, Tara Lipinski, and Johnny Weir will all serve as correspondents from Tokyo, though Hawk is the only one who is something of a surprise. Weir and Lipinski have been NBC fixtures since the 2014 Sochi games, while Kornacki’s Olympics role wasin a story about his new contract.
The quartet, along with returning correspondents Mary Carrillo and Jimmy Roberts, “will tell stories about the athletes, competition, culture, and history” in Tokyo.
What is nandrolone? Steroid in Shelby Houlihan case has long history in sports
Houlihan has strongly denied taking performance-enhancing drugs so how did she end up testing positive for nandrolone?"I had never even heard of nandrolone," Houlihan wrote on Instagram on Monday.
Hawk’s addition to the broadcasts makes sense, as skateboarding will make its Olympics medal debut this summer. I’m just hoping he hosts features that are actually interesting, rather than “skateboarding for dummies.”
Anyway, the opening ceremony is scheduled to take place on July 23rd.
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Low-flying helicopters, emergency vehicles part of Capitol training exercise .
U.S. Capitol Police conducted a training exercise on Monday morning which included emergency vehicles and low-flying helicopters across the Washington skyline. But the sight of helicopters landing on the U.S. Capitol grounds Monday -- almost five months to the day after the Jan. 6 assault -- was concerning enough that officials had told nearby residents beforehand, "Please do not be alarmed.