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I've seen a lot of people worried about what's happening to disabled Ukrainians & how to help them.

Luckily, there's great reporting happening & organizations that are helping disabled Ukrainians get to safety.

Here's a 🧵that I'll update daily

#StandWithUkraine #DisCo
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US must be desperate. No matter what method US chooses to count the Olympics medals, US is always behind China or Russia. US hasn't played an honourable role in the Olympics, doing everything it could to sabotage the event, but the Olympics is still an extraordinary success. ImageImage

Beijing Olympics serves as a showcase of the dishonesty of western lying media. Everything western media wrote was in direct opposition of the real experiences of the athletes. There was a sharp contrast of social media reporting and MSM reporting.
In 2014, when Beijing obtained the right host the Winter Olympics, Beijing had one competitor, Kazakhstan. Few countries want to host Olympics which is extremely costly. Fortunately it was China who organized the game. US was mad: "We must boycott, there's a hidden genocide! "
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I am now back from #Beijing2022 and have had a proper sleep so feel ready to reflect. It's been an experience not many people will ever have had or get the chance to have, so it feels worth devoting a little thread of conclusions to it.

1. Bubbles are hard

I have a whole new respect and sympathy for sports people who have been bubbling round the world. After 2+ weeks, the monotony of even things you liked at the beginning becomes extremely tough. It is as much about the loss of control as the situation itself.
2. China ain't exactly snowy

Fake snow has become part of the Winter Olympics - thanks climate change - but this was the first 100 per cent fake snow Games, and Hebei province is a very dry place.

These were not the Green Games, they were the Brown Games.
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👋 We're doing a #BeijingWinterOlympics chat at 6pm PT.

🔊 Tune in! #Beijing2022…
Come join @thucnhi21, @nathanfenno & @LATimesWharton for a @TwitterSpaces chat on the #BeijingWinterOlympics.

(+ 🧵 👇 for more of our coverage)…
@thucnhi21 @nathanfenno @LATimesWharton @TwitterSpaces 2022 Beijing Olympics: A day-by-day recap of the 24th Winter Games…
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After sixteen days and 109 events, the #Beijing2022 Olympics are coming to an end. At the closing ceremony, China will pass the baton to the next Winter Games host: Italy.
The parade of athletes has started. Athletes from 91 countries competed in the Games.
An LED screen at the center of the National Stadium — 11,600 square meters in size — allows for visual effects throughout the closing ceremony.
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From a tiny Scottish island off the coast of Great Britain to #Beijing2022. 🥌

A thread on how the story of curling starts in Scotland bringing together athletes targeting glory on ice rinks from across the world. 💪

#StrongerTogether #Curling
(1/8) One small Scottish island produces the curling stones used at the Winter Olympics.
(2/8) For over 200 years, since Chamonix 1924, granite from the island of Ailsa Craig has been producing the stones supplied to the Olympic Winter Games.
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❄️ Catch up on our most-read stories from the #Olympics 👇
A Polish speed skater recalled ‘crying like crazy’ in the back of an ambulance after a 3 a.m. knock on her isolation hotel room door. Here’s what happened @julienpretotRTR @karolosgrohmann @SNkeats
🏂 One of the #Beijing2022 Winter Olympics venues, the Big Air Shougang, generated a buzz on social media for its industrial look, built at the site of a former steel mill @readkrystalhu @martinpollard21
⛸ Russian star figure skater Kamila Valieva tested positive for trimetazidine before she won the team event #gold medal. Here is what you need to know about the banned drug: @readkrystalhu
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"While #China’s control of what its domestic viewers and readers consume is well established, the country has spread its own version of the Games beyond its borders, with an arsenal of digital tools that are giving China’s narrative greater reach ..."…
... and more subtlety than ever before."
"With bots, fake accounts, genuine influencers and other tools, #China has been able to selectively edit how the events have appeared, even outside the country, promoting everything that bolsters the official, feel-good story about the Winter Olympics ...
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Sí, vamos a conocer la historia que inspiró para realizar la famosa película "𝐉𝐀𝐌𝐀𝐈𝐂𝐀 𝐁𝐀𝐉𝐎 𝐂𝐄𝐑𝐎". 📽️

De los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno a Hollywood.

Hoy conoceremos la historia de cómo un grupo de jamaiquinos armaron un equipo de bobsleigh para Calgary 1988, que acabó inspirando la película 'Cool Runnings' ('Jamaica bajo cero' en Latinoamérica, y 'Elegidos para el triunfo' en España). ⚫️🟡🟢

¡Qué comience la función!
Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White y Chris Stokes empezaron a entrenar en un clima tropical solo cinco meses antes de Calgary 1988.

El equipo jamaicano de bobsleigh jamas imaginaría que serían parte de unos de los los momentos más icónicos de la historia olímpica.
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This thread: Pairs short program press conference #Beijing2022
Sui/Han: It doesn't matter what our draw order is - we just want to show our best and enjoy the competition no matter what #Beijing2022
Mishina/Galliamov: We have received many congratulatory messages, and I'm happy. #Beijing2022
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Meanwhile, in between pairs practice and the pairs competition, there’s gala practice (!!) - Nathan Chen, Boyang Jin, and Vincent Zhou #Beijing2022
Boyang Jin skating to Westlife’s cover of Sarah McLachlan’s Angel for the exhibition. I thought I was in an ASPCA commercial with sad dogs. #Beijing2022
No music runthrus here but I’m pretty sure I just saw Caravan choreography #Beijing2022
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🧵IOC just destroyed another young woman athlete,complicit with the Russian coaches who gave Kamila Valiyeva drugs,lied about her test, gave her a ludicrously unbelievable story to tell, putting full blame on her instead of taking responsibility. Appalling treatment of this girl.
🧵Russia shouldn't be competing all all. They were banned for doping. But IOC bent to Putin and created the fake ROC. Why didn't Kamila's test from TWO MONTHS AGO get reported until this week? That's more Russian subterfuge. In which the IOC is utterly complicit.
🧵People who don't understand what these Russian athletes go through, how these little girls get plucked out of their families and made to compete for the State. And then are discarded for a new model. #TaraLipinski echoed what I said here after the short program. It's criminal.
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Wow. Thomas Bach goes after the entourage of Kamila Valieva.

"She was received with such tremendous coldness. It was chilling."

#Beijing2022 #FigureSkating
More from Thomas Bach on Eteri Tutberidze and co (although did not use her name, but clear who he was talking about).

"You could feel this chilling atmosphere, this distance."

Bach also mentions TV pictures of Trusova in distress and her comments afterwards.

"All of this does not give me much confidence in this closest entourage of Kamila...neither with regard to what happened in the past nor as far as it concerns the future. How to deal, how to address, how to treat a minor athletes and under such an obvious mental stress."
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These unique photos help capture the barrage of emotions evoked during the Winter Olympics.

Here's how they are made: At top, two people figure s...
Planning for each Olympics typically begins a couple years before, but the usual site visit 18 months in advance had to be substituted with pandemic-induced Zoom conference calls and studying schematics. At top, David J. Phillip wo...
At the Bird’s Nest, four static, remote-operated cameras captured the opening ceremony and remain in place for the closing in #Beijing2022. At top, people setting up t...
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[HILO] ✍️❄️

El último patinador que quedó en pie.

20 años después de esta carrera, repasamos una de las victorias más afortunadas del deporte.

El oro de Steven Bradbury en #PatinajePistaCorta, el primer australiano campeón en los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno. 🤯🇦🇺⬇️
Nunca puedes estar seguro de lo que va a pasar hasta que cruzas la línea de meta. Esa es la esencia del patinaje de velocidad en pista corta.

Los espectadores están acostumbrados a ver carreras emocionantes y muy veloces en las que nadie sabe qué va a pasar hasta el final.
Sabiendo esto...

Repasamos 𝐥𝐚 𝐢𝐧𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐚 𝐝𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐲, quien inesperadamente ganó la final masculina de los 1.000 m en Salt Lake 2002. 🇦🇺🥇
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This thread: Women’s free skate press conference #Beijing2022
Trusova: I did do 5 quads - it took me a long long time to achieve this, so I'm really happy with my performance. #Beijing2022
Trusova [about her comments earlier]: For the past 3yrs, I haven't won anything - any important competitions. I was trying to explain this - I was trying to achieve lofty goals, and have more quads. When I did it, I thought I would win. That's how it is #Beijing2022
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Kamila Valieva slips on the triple Axel, which also tripped her up in the short program, and then falls again, plus two big touchdowns.

Medal? Maybe, but certainly not gold.

#Beijing2022 #FigureSkating
Kamila Valieva does NOT win an Olympic medal. Finishes fourth. Applauded out of the arena by her team-mates, in tears.

Desperate stuff.

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Tonight at 11:10 p.m. ET, @HC_Women play against @usahockey for the gold medal🥇at #BEIJING2022
Canada has played in every Olympic gold medal final since women’s hockey was added at the 1998 Nagano Games, writes @RBradyGlobe. A small handful of well-recognized veterans on this team have played in several finals – four in @pou29 's case.
But 10 of the Canadian women are competing in their first Olympic gold medal final. Many of them dreaming of this game for a long time, and taking in every chapter of the Canada-U.S. rivalry along the way.
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[HILO] 🧵🇦🇷⛷️

¡𝐋𝐨𝐬 𝐁𝐢𝐫𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐫, la gran familia del esquí alpino de Argentina!

En #Beijing2022, Tomas Birkner se convirtió en el 9° miembro de su familia en participar en unos #JuegosOlímpicos de Invierno. 🤯

Hilo para conocer esta dinastía olímpica argentina. ⬇️ Image
Hasta estos Juegos, 8⃣ miembros de la familia Birkner habían competido en los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno. 🇦🇷

En #Beijing2022, Tomás Birkner se convirtió en el noveno y agrandó la tradición que comenzó en #Sarajevo1984. Image
En 1969, Jorge Birkner se trasladó de Buenos Aires a Bariloche, una ciudad situada junto a la cordillera de los Andes.

Birkner era ingeniero agrónomo y llegaba para trabajar con ganado bovino en una región poco poblada.

Fue el inicio de una saga de deportistas olímpicos. ImageImageImageImage
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🚨 LIVE: From robots to hazmat suits, ask @amytennery questions about the #Olympics bubble
Q: What’s the best thing about being in the bubble and what’s the worst thing?

A: The best part is getting to meet a lot of the colleagues that I talk to online but rarely get to see in person.

Join our Reddit AMA on the #Beijing2020 closed loop →
Q: Are there any restrictions regarding what is and what is not allowed to be reported?

A: I haven’t been given any restrictions on what I’m allowed to report.

@amytennery answers your questions from the #Beijing2020 closed loop →
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Russian teenager Kamila #Valieva skated at the #Beijing2022 Olympics on Tuesday for the first time since sport's top court cleared her to compete despite failing a drugs test, bursting into tears at the end of her performance #figureskating #AFPSports
#BREAKING Russia's Valieva comes top in Olympic #figureskating short programme #AFPSports
#UPDATE Russian teenage figure skater Kamila #Valieva put herself in pole position to win a second #Beijing2022 Olympic title as she controversially returned to action on Tuesday despite failing a drugs test #figureskating #AFPSports
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#Aaronblunck, US athlete highly praises #Beijing2022 and condemns western fake news. I tweeted yesterday that his Twitter account was suspended. Many comment say this is due to hacking & accused me of fake news. Granted.

However I hope same scrutiny is done on western media.
I do not wish to become like western media whose lies on China have reached the scale of a black cult. All of China's achievements are crimes against humanity. The Beijing Olympics is a huge achievement just like China's efforts in Xinjiang eliminating terrorism and poverty.
Wait! Maybe there's more to it. Maybe Aaron Blunck was suspended for his opinions. I'm interested to know more.

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That dot is Kamila Valieva, being watched in her final practice by more media than have been at the #FigureSkating yet. #Beijing2022 Image
Valieva falls twice in her final practice ahead of tonight's short programme, including on her triple axel. Looks rattled and currently deep in chat with coach Eteri Tutberidze.
#FigureSkating #Beijing2022
Here goes. Russia's Kamila Valieva, skating under the most pressure, is on the ice.

Scores this season in the short program.

87.42 - Rostelecom Cup, Sochi
90.45 - Europeans in Estonia (🌎 record)
90.18 - Team competition #Beijing2022

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Jackie's words do well to summarize my most prominent thoughts on the state of figure skating right now. #Beijing2022 #FigureSkating
In recent years, women's figure skating has favoured difficult jumps over artistry / skating skills. Judges and commentators view it as the way figure skating moves forward. Unfortunately, there's a price to the success for these young Russian skaters.
A short history of ROC skaters:
- Lipnitskaya (2014 Team Gold), retired at 19 due to anorexia
- Medvedeva (2018 Individual Silver), retired at 22 due to debilitating back injuries
- Zagitova (2018 Individual Gold), hasn't competed since 2019
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