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The Worst O-limp-ics Ever

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Never have so many won so many accolades for so few real achievements on the world stage. That about sums up the Olympics 2021 -- or, as I call them, the O-limp-ics 2021. Indeed, the time has come to retire the hallowed motto of the Games: "Faster, Higher, Stronger."

In our modern age, it's: "Woker, Weaker, Loser."

Take Megan Rapinoe, please. The infamously pink-purple-haired captain of the U.S. women's soccer team teared up after America's 1-0 loss to Canada, which hadn't beaten the U.S. since 2001. "This sucks," she lamented in a post-defeat TV interview on USA Network. "It sucks." With a runny nose and watery eyes leaking, she complained: "I don't think I've ever lost to Canada, so it's a bitter one."

Well, she is certainly a bitter one, ain't she? Perhaps if Moany Megan had spent more time running drills on the field instead of running her mouth about Black Lives Matter or gender politics or her hatred for former President Donald Trump, she'd be on the gold medal stand instead of out in the cold. Good riddance.

Then there's Laurel Hubbard, the New Zealand weightlifter hailed not for her victories but for being the "first out transgender woman to compete in the 125-year history of the Olympics." Hubbard's first outing consisted of failing not once, not twice, but three times to lift at 120 kilograms and 125 kilograms. Never mind. She's already "made Olympic history" and become an "inspiration" for "young people" to "be their authentic selves."

Three failed lifts? Woo-hoo! Bucket list items checked off! Now, Hubbard says, "it's probably time for me to start thinking about hanging up the boots." Talk about resting on your, um, laurels.

(Meanwhile, the actual victor and natural-born female in Hubbard's event, China's Li Wenwen, set three Olympic records as she won the gold medal. But, hey, who's keeping track of the winners?)

Next up, Simone Biles: After bailing on her teammates last week and then withdrawing from the individual all-around competition as well as event finals in uneven bars, vault and floor, the acclaimed gymnast squeaked out a bronze on beam on Tuesday. She lost out to two Chinese athletes who don't have the celebrity distractions of social media, Sports Illustrated photo shoots, and endorsement deals with Nike, Hershey's, Kellogg's, Visa, United Airlines, Uber Eats, Mattress Firm and Beats by Dre that Biles has racked up.

Who needs medals when you've got $5 million in glistening lucrative contracts hanging around your neck?

It's getting more and more difficult not to root against American Olympians who've turned the medal stand into their own personal grandstands. According to The New York Times, several militant athletes have been plotting for weeks to hijack the Games. U.S. shot-putter Raven Saunders, who won a silver, told the newspaper she raised her arms and crossed them in an "X" as a predetermined symbol to represent "unity with oppressed people" and "the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet."

Never mind her physical accomplishments. What really matters is that the 25-year-old is taking a stand for "people who are Black, L.G.B.T.Q. and those who have struggled with mental health as she has," the Times reported. She said she wanted "to be me, to not apologize."

What a sorry example of Olympic competition. You've got one job: win. If you can't cut it, find a different calling, and share your troubles with a therapist, not the world. Sheesh.

The bad news is there will be five more days for Saunders' fellow co-conspirators to woke-ify the world stage. Her compatriot and victim of oppression, American fencer Race Imboden, flashed "a black X with a circle around it on his hand during the medal ceremony for the foil competition on Sunday." American hammer thrower and tantrum thrower Gwen Berry, who turned away from the flag in June during the Olympic trials, is still set to compete; so is an American sprinter named Noah Lyles, who "often wears a black glove and raises his fist on the track before his races," according to the Times.

The O-limp-ics 2021 are proof-positive that spoiled American athletes top the planet in self-absorption, narcissism and entitlement. Take a bow.

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Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin is the host of Sovereign Nation on Newsmax TV. She is the author of Open Borders Inc.: Who's Funding America's Destruction? (2019), and Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America's Best & Brightest Workers (2016). To find more from Michelle Malkin, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

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Kalikiano
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Excellent commentary, Michelle! You are daring to confront the sacred shibboleths of PC wokeness and I salute you for that! Your opinions are well articulated and give us hope that not all Americans (or women, although our society appears to be on the verge of a total takeover by semi-hysterical, self-righteous feminists!) are total narcissistic, progressive liberal idiots! Bully and kudos!
 
 

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Doug
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A commercialized, politicized, radicalized TV Event populated by woke, self-absorbed brats.
 
 

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Davidsamms
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Despite the woke athletes using their wins to make their statements, I was proud to see many US medalists gladly waving Old Glory or draping in on their shoulders. "Woke-letes" may get a lot of attention, but patriotic athletes out number them. God bless the USA.
 
 

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Kalikiano
I would agree with you, but I certainly wish that people would treat the flag with a bit more respect. When I was on active duty with the US Air Force one of the first things we all had drummed into our heads was 'flag etiquette' (sometimes referred to as the 'Flag Code'). That code, now largely either forgotten or ignored by most people today, details appropriate and inappropriate use and display of the nation's flag. I wish more were aware of it! Cheers!
linkdonald
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The games can be evaluated in one word "distractions". From political, to COVID to gender to the personal, Japan must be sorry now they ever won in the selection process. Not a big fan ever, I find these games to be a waste of time.
 
 

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Rowana F
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The one athlete mentioned here whom I won't criticize for pulling out of almost all her events is Simone Biles. Even at the Olympics, it's asking too much of a gymnast to risk quite literally breaking her neck trying to do those dangerous twisting aerials when she's getting "lost in space" in the air. A very bad time for the wheels to come off, certainly, but it's not worth risking paralysis! She competed in the one event where she could avoid doing those twisting aerials and still earn respectable points. As for the athletes who insist on parading their sociopolitical statements at the Olympics (not to mention the rest of the time), I have no patience for them, and consider the IOC to be cowards for refusing to enforce their own policy about bring politics into the Games (and for allowing any biological males to compete as females).
 
 

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