Monthly Archives: August 2016

‘More Than A Headache’

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“As much as he’s accomplished, as hard as he’s worked, as much as he’s built his character, in record-breaking time it’s going downhill because of what’s going on… He doesn’t even know. He’s not conscious enough.”

“The mother of NFL player Tre Mason told Palm Beach County, Fla. sheriff’s deputies last month that her 22-year-old son has a “10-year-old’s mindset” as the result of head injuries sustained playing football. Continue reading ‘More Than A Headache’

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‘Undermining the Spirit of Sport’

A dark side of international sport raised its ugly head at the Olympics, yet again: INSIDE SPORTS, Undermining the Spirit of Sport, 800x800‘Lebanese Olympics team stops Israelis from boarding shared bus’

“The Rio 2016 Olympic Games began on a sour note for the Israeli delegation, but not one relating to the actual competition. When the delegation was ready to board the bus to the Maracana stadium in the Brazilian city, they were physically prevented from doing so by the Lebanese delegation, already aboard, according to Israeli sailor Udi Gal. Continue reading ‘Undermining the Spirit of Sport’

‘NBA Hypocrisy’

“Last week, I met with constituents from China who outlined the Chinese government practice of forcefully harvesting vital organs as part of their oppression of religious minorities. Meanwhile, the NBA will start selling tickets for preseason games in China next week.

“Is the NBA implying that China’s abhorrent violation of basic human rights is acceptable, but North Carolina saying men shouldn’t use the girl[s’] locker room is a bridge too far? What is the NBA’s true priority? The unmistakable hypocrisy is clear to me.”

INSIDE SPORTS, NBA Hypocrisy, 800x800“A North Carolina congressman accuses the NBA of hypocrisy for pulling their 2017 All-Star Game from North Carolina, but pursuing preseason games in China…

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