Russia will not suffer a complete ban from the Rio 2016 Olympics after its doping scandal. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has ruled on Sunday that Russian athletes will still be allowed to compete in the world's biggest festival of sports as long as they can prove that they have a drug-free record.
Respecting The Rules of Justice
According to the Denver Post, instead of a complete ban, IOC's executive board required all Russian athletes seeking entry to the Rio 2016 Olympics to comply strict criteria to prove that they are clean. The board also gave the responsibility to the individual global sports federations to decide who is qualified to compete among Russian athletes. more >>
Newly acquired Brooklyn Nets superstar Jeremy Lin flashed his disappointment over how Asians are stereotyped during social events, or even during his own game, and stressed that there is a definite need for racial awareness.
Lin confided that he is personally experiencing some of these "racial problems" even at his own turf in the NBA. Becoming a global phenomenon and earning a nickname don't stopped people from stereotyping Asians, according to Lin. Most notable among them are whenever he walks into the NBA arena and the security personnel asks him for credentials.
"I still get stopped when I try to go through arenas and I'm walking with my teammates, and obviously none of them are Asian but I'm the only one that gets stopped, and they ask for my credentials, but I really don't let it affect me . . . I'm so used to it now. It doesn't bother me." Lin added that the worst is whenever he is asked if he is really a member of the team because he is unsure if the security are simply joking or he is to take it as an insult. more >>
Michael Schumacher's family has put the F1 legend's Mercedes E 55 AMG wagon for sale with a $130,000 price tag.
The Mercedes wagon was first owned by Schumacher in 1998 and registered in Switzerland. The car is for sale in Berlin, and according to its records, it has 123,000 miles, air-conditioning, a 349-horsepower V8 engine, side airbags, a sliding roof, heated front seats and more. Could the family be selling one of Schumi's cars to fund his expensive treatment?
Michael Schumacher's Costly Medical Treatment Michael Schumacher's car is being sold by a CTS car dealership in Berlin, Germany, Express noted. More information on Schumacher's gray 1998 Mercedes E55 AMG wagon can be found on its listing online. According to the outlet, Schumacher's family is spending aroung $151,000 a week to continue the 24/7 medical treatment in the family's Geneva mansion. more >>
With Team USA and China meeting in the second installment of their back-to-back basketball exhibition game on Tuesday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, questions were raised if the squad can keep up their momentum and sweep the pre-Olympic winning streak.
To recall, Team USA managed to dispatch Team China in Sunday's match with a 106-57 win. Although missing two big names who didn't played well, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George, the squad still ran away with easy baskets. Anthony finished five points with eight rebounds and five assists, a 2-of-9 performance from the perimeter. George also scored just five points in 1-of-6 shooting.
The key to the run-away win was Klay Thompson's stellar performance with 17 points during a 19-minute gameplay. Kevin Durant had good shots too, leading all scorers with his 19 points in 18 minutes. DeMarcus Cousins also played a key role with 12 points in 18 minutes. more >>
Eleven days are left till the Summer Olympics in Rio, and aside from news concerning participating athletes and the venue for the games, fans and followers are looking forward to the performers who will be featured at the opening ceremony on Aug. 5, 2016.
Brazil's Finest Performers
Audience from all over the world will be able to watch Brazil's finest singers such as Gilberto Gil, known for his talent as a singer and guitarist, musical innovation and political ideals; Caetano Veloso, a very talented singer, song writer, guitarist and political activistl Brazilian sambista, singer and songwriter Paulinho da Viola; popular samba, funk and rock musician Jorge Ben Jor; and Brazilian actor and singer Luiz Melodia. more >>