Albert Einstein said, “those who ignore history are doomed to wear it.” There was conflict when the Olympics expelled Tommie Smith and Juan Carlos from the 1968 Mexico Olympics for raising their fists as a homage to the “Black power” movement. 53 years later, the Olympics is sparking discord by prohibiting another Black political movement, and PCC student-athletes have reasonable, but very different opinions on the subject.
Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to postpone the Olympics until the summer of 2021, so they should be given some credit for their ultimate decision. However, the way Bach and Abe went about it was disturbing, to say the least.
Caitlyn Jenner, retired Olympic gold-medalist and transgender woman, stated that she opposes “biological boys who are trans competing in girls sports in school” in a recent interview with TMZ. The question was prompted by her announcement made earlier this month that she will be running for California governor.
Donald Trump’s penchant for nepotism calls to mind the very monarchy we forged this nation to escape, discredits the United States in the eyes of the rest of the world and threatens our democracy as we know it by entrusting individuals lacking security clearance, knowledge, and experience with our nation’s secrets.
As the Olympic closing ceremony concluded in PyeongChang, South Korea Sunday night, six out of the eleven athletes representing the greater Los Angeles area at this year’s Olympic games will be returning home with medals. USA’s delegation at this year’s Olympic Games was comprised of 244 athletes, and 22 of them consider California their home, according to Team USA. 11 of these athletes call the greater Los Angeles area their home. And while Los Angeles may seem like the place for summer sports, a total …
After extensively studying the Russian language at PCC, Fernando Vaughn has found himself interpreting that very language at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
As the Sochi Winter Olympics draw near, the focus of the world seems to be mostly on the security, and not the athletes. These are certainly threats to take seriously; however, the Winter Olympics are and will continue to be one of the safest places in the world from now through the end of the winter games.