By Hammad Ul Haq Published: September 7, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email The only bronze medals came from four different sports: athletics, kabaddi, karate and squash. Thirty-five sports disciplines, around 250 athletes, and only four bronze medals, this is the dismal summary of Pakistani athletes‘ performance at the Asian Games in Jakarta. This is our worst ever performance in the tournament, lowest total medal count (same as the Asian Games in 2006) and the first time that Pakistan failed to win a gold or silver medal. The bronze medals came from four different categories: athletics, kabaddi, karate and squash, while the men’s field hockey team missed out on a medal only for the second time in the history of the Asian Games. Two of the four bronze medals can be considered fortunate, as the medals were given to the losing semi-finalists in kabaddi and the men’s squash team event. If the matches would have taken place, Pakistan would have struggled … [Read more...] about If things don’t improve, our performance at Asian Games 2018 will serve as a preview for Olympics 2020
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Five U.S. Olympians will be on Capitol Hill Wednesday to brief lawmakers on how climate change is impacting winter sports and recreation. "We still have a chance to be able to kind of salvage whatever is left of our winters, and kind of get back to a more sustainable way of life," said Arielle Gold, who won a bronze in the halfpipe snowboard event in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics -- and will be on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Gold -- along with cross country skier Jessie Diggins, freestyle skier David Wise, biathlete Maddie Phaneuf and alpine skier Stacey Cook -- are expected to highlight climate solutions they'd like to see implemented. They'll also share their personal stories during the House and Senate briefing, which is co-hosted by the offices of Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, according to a news release. Gold told CBS News the message they are trying to convey is more urgent than ever, and that she is "extremely concerned" … [Read more...] about U.S. Olympians head to Capitol Hill in bid to “salvage” winters from climate change
Teenager Chloe Kim showed off her athleticism as she soared into the complex flips and tricks that earned her a gold medal in the halfpipe snowboard competition at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, last week.Shaun White outperformed his competitors and earned a gold medal in the same event with gravity-defying athletic stunts.While both demonstrated superior physical capabilities, their nearly perfect scores have as much to do with their mental prowess, scientists say.Skills such as speed, strength, balance and coordination help put athletes at the top of their games, but their minds help them make quick decisions, keep their balance and orientation when spinning, and not choke under pressure.It turns out that the intense workouts of elite athletes train their brains as much as their bodies.“By training both the body and the mind they can improve their skills in particular ways,” said Christopher Fetsch, an assistant professor of neuroscience and a researcher … [Read more...] about Olympic athletes superior skills linked to well-trained bodies and minds
Sunday, March 11, 2018 by: Ethan Huff Tags: anti-doping, badmedicine, ban, Big Pharma, drug cartels, drug companies, drug industry, economic sanctions, hypocrisy, manipulation, Olympics, performance enhancement, Russia, sanctions (Natural News) The former Soviet Union took a huge hit on the international stage when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned the country from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, over allegations of illegal “doping.” But some of the worst perpetrators of doping substances are United States-based pharmaceutical companies, which begs the question: Will Russia retaliate by placing sanctions on American Big Pharma corporations? It very well could, as could China, which would absolutely devastate America’s pharmaceutical industry. As reported by the Centre for Research on Globalization, it would only make sense for Russia to fight back against U.S. aggression by banning the import of … [Read more...] about Will Russia get revenge for Olympics ban by placing sanctions on US pharmaceutical companies?
We’re counting down the days to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, when we can watch snowboarder Jamie Anderson, skier Lindsey Vonn, and figure skater Bradie Tennell kill it out there. The games officially start on February 9, with some events, like curling, starting on February 7 and 8. Events will run through Sunday, February 25.You’re going to want to know exactly how to catch your favorite events—from figure skating to skiing, ski jumping, snowboarding, and more—so you don’t miss a minute of the action. You can catch them on TV on NBC, NBCSN, and other NBC Universal networks.(Torch fat, get fit, and look and feel great with Women's Health's All in 18 DVD!) Wondering how to watch the Olympics online? Stream the events live and on-demand on NBCOlympics.com and via the NBC Sports app. (Download it now so you’re prepped before the big day.)Find out how professional snowboarder Kelly Clark manages her fear:Of course, you can’t … [Read more...] about This Is The Winter Olympics 2018 Schedule—And How To Watch It All Online