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Posted in: Italy's Jacobs wins 100 meters gold See in context

Isn't it discriminatory to assume that Italians can't run as fast as other nationalities?

Of course not, Italy has dominated the men's 100m for decades, no reason anyone would be surprised.

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Posted in: Olympic broadcasters curb sexual images of female athletes See in context

Strangerland

What relevance does that have to ones who don't want to play in bikini bottoms and aren't allowed?

They've had a choice to wear shorts since 2012.

Strangerland

why the women in this article should be forced to wear bikinis.

They've had a choice to wear shorts since 2012.

Let's see, bold, italics and quotations. No crayon though.

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Posted in: This fall is going to be insane for anime See in context

I really liked Attack on Titan season 1 (it's labeled in weird parts on Netflix) but it just seemed to slow down for me after that.

I'm really waiting for One Punch Man to return, seemed like not many people were happy about the 2nd season but I thought it was fun to watch.

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Posted in: Olympic broadcasters curb sexual images of female athletes See in context

Flute,

@iradickle

I have stated (more than once) that there has been a choice since 2012.

And ?

I am not the one trying to justify no choice for women (in the sports concerned) or different exigence in term of length, fitness, ... for women than for men.

I'll say it once again for the people in the nosebleeds seats.

THEY HAVE A CHOICE!

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Posted in: Olympic broadcasters curb sexual images of female athletes See in context

Flute,

I have stated (more than once) that there has been a choice since 2012.

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Posted in: Olympic broadcasters curb sexual images of female athletes See in context

You sound like the guys I once met that claim they watch lingerie football for the sport.

So, what do you think of the women who play lingerie football?

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Posted in: Olympic broadcasters curb sexual images of female athletes See in context

strangerland,

Wait, are you serious?

But some men think there is some sort of moral justification in forcing these women to be nearly naked.

I explain that they can wear shorts then give you an article with two women who play beach volleyball on why they prefer to play in bikini bottoms and tops.

You

So? What is the relevance?

Just.... Wow.

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Posted in: Olympic broadcasters curb sexual images of female athletes See in context

https://www.today.com/news/why-do-women-s-beach-volleyball-players-wear-bikinis-today-t226134

Here is an article from two women who actually play the sport. They also give their reasons for not wearing shorts.

*The shorts must “be a close fit and the design is recommended to feature total length of 26-28cm (from waistband) and *26cm above the knee.

Also, selective reading is quite selective. Must and recommended are quite different.

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Posted in: Olympic broadcasters curb sexual images of female athletes See in context

It's amazing how many guys in here think that women should be required to be practically naked in order to participate in the sport. These women want to win. They are the most elite of the elite in their sport. And even at that, they still want to cover up somewhat.

https://usagym.org/docs/Rhythmic/Rules/section11.pdf

Good god, here are the official regulations for gymnastics. Full length bodysuits are NOT against Olympic rules.

baggy bikini bottoms would suck playing in the sand.

Oh but the men's shirt are just fine?

Ok the let the women chose similar shorts as the men.

Incredible the excuses you guys come up with.

They have had a choice to wear shorts since 2012!!

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Posted in: Olympic broadcasters curb sexual images of female athletes See in context

Antiquesaving,

Let me help close fit, must closely fit , be a close fit and be a close fit .

baggy bikini bottoms would suck playing in the sand.

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Posted in: Olympic broadcasters curb sexual images of female athletes See in context

.Again a little research (or better journalism) and people would know this has been going on long before this Olympics and most in the sport knew long in advance this team was going to do this.

It was no surprise.

I was referring to the gymnastics team. Beach handball is not in the Olympics.

As for beach volleyball, they've had the choice since 2012.

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Posted in: Olympic broadcasters curb sexual images of female athletes See in context

Give one GOOD reason why the women shouldn't have a choice of shorts and sports top?

I am waiting.

Not to sound like a jerk, but I'm pretty sure that the women knew that the rule was for bikini bottoms, again beach - bikini bottoms isn't that absurd. If they were against that, they had a few years to make their concerns known to the IOC. If it was such the abomination that people who are not playing in the event have made it out to be they could have gotten the rule changed. Also, it wasn't that nice for one team to cover themselves up and NOT let any other female athletes know they were "starting a movement"

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Posted in: Olympic broadcasters curb sexual images of female athletes See in context

Beach volleyball, beach handball....... in bikini bottoms!? the two things have nothing to do with each other. Long spandex pants and rash guards for all! In 34 degree plus humid weather.

Do you really believe that "incels" are counting down the days for the next Olympics so they can FINALLY see a woman in a "revealing" outfit?

Either way, If the people actually competing have a problem with the attire they should be able to change it.

“Sport appeal, not sex appeal” is one mantra Olympic officials push in an effort to reach gender equity on the field of play and on screen.

Tell that to "oiled up Toga guy"

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Posted in: Bear alert hits softball at Olympic Games opener See in context

Lol, thanks everyone for a pretty entertaining chain of comments. Rarely seen on here.

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Posted in: Hosoda: Japanese anime has problem with women and girls See in context

Just watched the 90sec trailer for Belle

"It really annoys me to see how young women are often seen in Japanese animation -- treated as sacred -- which has nothing to do with the reality of who they are," Hosoda said, with evident frustration.

So a shy country girl and her computer nerd female friend getting millions of followers in a virtual world. Apparently the "beast" wants to destroy this world but he's hiding something, I can't for the life of me imagine how this could possibly turn out.........

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Posted in: Tokyo launches info hub on culture, tourism See in context

"I think Japan's technology has already impressed many abroad and this is a good opportunity to reach a wider audience."

maybe in the fields of robotics and supercomputing. As far as the regular consumer there are far better brands for tech.

*If anyone needs this comment faxed to them I have 3 readily available at work.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic beds are sturdy, organizers says after 'anti-sex' report See in context

"****We've conducted experiments, like dropping weights on top of the beds," a spokesperson told AFP. "As long as they stick to just two people in the bed, they should be strong enough to support the load."

We've conducted experiments......like ummmm, dropping weights on top of the beds.

(nice save)

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Posted in: History awaits: Bucks try to focus with championship chance See in context

That was a great game 5, thought the Suns were gonna blow them out in the first quarter tho.

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Posted in: British women's soccer team will take a knee at Olympics See in context

If the protest occurs prior to the event, automatic disqualification, if it occurs afterward, same disqualification or loss of medal. Make the protest meaningful by making the protesters sacrifice for it.

Soooo, punish players for protesting (peacefully) about racial injustice?

I would understand your point better if everyone went out with special T-shirts, horns, signs and chanting, but silently kneeling for 2-3 minutes? Really?

Also, no one as of yet has given me a situation when kneeling is considered disrespectful.

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Posted in: Super Crazy Kun’s election win deemed invalid a second time See in context

LOL, c'mon "Super Crazy kun"? Really? I'm all for younger people with new ideas trying to dethrone the dinosaurs but ....

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Posted in: British women's soccer team will take a knee at Olympics See in context

 Try respecting the flag and what it stands for instead of falling in lockstep with the woke gestapo.

Exactly what the flag stands for but let's just ignore what's actually happening.

What is the magic in this gesture?

Apparently triggering people who STILL don't know what it means.

Also japan wouldn’t have a clue why they’re doing it .

Cause only Japanese people will watch the Olympics?

If you honestly believe that kneeling is disrespectful, please provide a situation when it is considered so. I love my country, I love my kids too but I'm not blind to things they do wrong. Blind patriotism is actually pretty daym dangerous.

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Posted in: Suga asks Bach to ensure Olympics will be safe, particularly for Japanese public See in context

Lol, I bet he was all to eager to pass that buck to someone else. Now he can blame Bach for anything that may come up.

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Posted in: Chinese athletes complain about lax virus measures at Tokyo Olympics hotel See in context

"The Chinese team lives on one floor, but mixing with tourists in the hotel is certainly a hidden danger," Zhang Xiaodong, head of the Chinese Sailing Association, told state-run Xinhua news agency on Sunday.

Good God people, it's a simple statement. So if that's the case, anyone on here voicing their negative opinions of the J-Gov should just go back to their own country too then.

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Posted in: No relay: Banned U.S. sprinter Richardson left off Olympic team See in context

According to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, in addition to substances that trigger performance enhancement, 

If weed was "performance enhancing", Snoop Dogg would have all the medals.

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Posted in: Facebook tests alerting users to extremist posts See in context

Lol. Where are the regular people?

Everyone is sooo angry and yet have the skin of a wet tissue.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 518 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,485 See in context

yes, but the doomsayers will twist their meaning to justify their 18 month long doomsday forecasts

ummm...what. You mean by being concerned about rising cases makes people "doomsdayers"?

It's kinda simple, there is a virus that could make you sick, the vaccine is slooooowly rolling out, positive cases begin to rise so protect yourself and be careful.

 By the way, what happened to the Flu ?

I don't know. Could it be because all of the protective measures against Corora? maybe...no?

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Posted in: Swim caps for thick, curly hair not allowed at Olympics See in context

LOL, wow. Triggered over swim caps.

Is it required to capitalize the "b" when using it a visual color reference?

Was not capitalizing Caucasian racially motivated?

Or are we just looking for another excuse to fight imaginary "White privilege"?

It's dumb, it's a swim cap. I don't think any swimmers with afros are shaping the caps into Shinkansen points to be faster.

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Posted in: Semenya misses Tokyo, may be forced out of Olympics for good See in context

This is a tough one, she was born a woman but naturally has an elevated testosterone level. She actually did do suppression therapy from 2010-2015. That lead to problems like weight gain and abdominal pains and other things.

While I do see there is an advantage, I feel bad because she was just born like that.

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Posted in: Pandemic lifts sales of wearable gadgets See in context

Hilarious how someone would know the detailed design of an "Apple display table".

Finnish health technology firm Oura has put out a wedding-band sized ring that tracks the wearer's activity -- including sleep, steps, heart rate and body temperature.

Foooor....?

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Posted in: 'F9' puts charge back into U.S. movie theaters with $70 mil opening See in context

That could be entertaining if there were real car stunts.

Unfortunately, next to the dumb story, it's all CGI.

I really agree with that, the first few movies were pretty good but watching the trailer for this one....DVD will be in Japan before too long. As for the other movies in this article:

“A Quiet Place Part II” definitely want to see in a theater

“The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard” want to watch but I feel I'll be let down

“Godzilla vs. Kong." saw it. Wasn't too bad.

“Black Widow” theater

 "The Suicide Squad." I actually liked the first one, looking forward to this

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