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IOC warns, but does not punish political gestures on the podium of the Olympics – 08/13/2021 – Sports



IOC warns, but does not punish political gestures on the podium of the Olympics - 08/13/2021 - Sports

Contrary to its history of prosecuting protests, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) has not punished a single athlete for political demonstrations in the stands of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Two of the gestures received more resonance during the event.

At the podium ceremony in the women’s shot put, 25-year-old American Raven Saunders, who won the silver medal, raised her arms in the form of a cross. In a post-conquest interview, he said the gesture meant “the crossroads where all oppressed people meet.”

Both the USOPC (United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee) and World Athletics (International Athletics Federation) refused to punish the athlete.

The American Committee said that the demonstration that took place after the anthem was performed did not interfere with the medal ceremony and expressed respect for its rivals.

Sebastian Coe, President of World Athletics, said that “the current generation is more willing to speak out than the previous generation.”

The IOC, in turn, refused to pursue the case after it became known that Saunders had lost his mother, Clarissa, 50, just days after winning an Olympic medal.

“The IOC, of ​​course, expresses its condolences to Raven Saunders and her family. Under these circumstances, the process is currently on hold, ”said then-IOC spokesman Mark Adams.

The committee seemed delighted that it had not raised this issue after the tragic event with the prize-winner.

Another case that caused a lot of resonance was with the Chinese Bao Shangjiu and Zhong Tianshi, Olympic champions in the sprint race among the track cycling teams. Athletes used brooches of the dictator Mao Tse-tung, who ruled China from 1949 to 1976, the year of his death.

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The use of such emblems at the awards ceremony is also prohibited. The Chinese Olympic Committee sent an explanation to the IOC, which decided not to punish the athletes.

“With regard to China, we received clarifications and the athletes were informed. We also received guarantees that this will not happen again. At this point, the IOC considers the case closed, ”said Christian Claue, director of public relations for the international committee.

Before the Olympic Games, the IOC relaxed rule 50 of the Olympic Charter, which prohibited any political demonstration, but retained its veto power over protests during ceremonies and podiums.

According to the new rule, athletes can prove themselves before the start of the competition, for example, when a team enters the field or court or when their name is announced in arenas, for example, in sports such as athletics and swimming.

Gestures like Saunders on the catwalk, or the use of political emblems like Shanju and Tianshi, remain prohibited.

Another flashy Olympic protest took place in women’s football, as several teams knelt on the lawn, a gesture that became a symbol of the anti-racist struggle in the United States. The demonstration took place in games such as Sweden x USA and UK x Chile. In theory, this attitude remains under the veto of the Olympic Charter.

Australian players carried the Aboriginal flag, red, black and yellow, prior to their debut in women’s football rather than the country’s traditional one. In the 20th century, aborigines were subjected to massacres by English settlers and racism of the Australian population. Today, Aboriginal people make up only 1% of the population. The Australian government has passed compensation laws in an attempt to integrate this population into society.

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Tolerance for political demonstrations is a step forward in the restrictive policies that the IOC has followed in the face of these kinds of gestures. Historically, the committee has violently suppressed protests.

At the 1968 Mexico City Games, American black sprinters Tommy Smith and John Carlos raised clenched fists during the ceremony of the 200-meter podium swim… This gesture was a symbol of the Black Panthers, a group that fought racism in the United States. This image is one of the most iconic in the history of the Olympic Games.

At that time, due to strict rules against protests, sprinters were barred from the competition and expelled from the US delegation.

In Munich 1972, a new political gesture on the podium led to a similar punishment. Vincent Matthews and Wayne Collett, 400m champion and runner-up, chatted and laughed as the United States anthem played. Both were deemed “disheveled” for the catwalk awards ceremony. Collette was barefoot and Matthews was unbuttoned.

“I can’t stand on the podium and sing the American National Anthem because I don’t believe what the lyrics say. I wish what he preaches was true, ”Matthews said.

American Avery Brandage, then president of the IOC, considered their behavior disgusting and ordered them to be expelled from the Olympics. Without them, the United States had to withdraw from the 4 x 400m relay, proof that they were very favorites for gold.

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Rubric: Politicians and politicians – Assembly with 16 newbies



Rubric: Politicians and politicians - In 2002 the best voice

Of the 40 state deputies elected on Sunday (2), 16 will be elected to the first term in the legislature. Another 24 were re-elected. Of the 16 newcomers, two have already come on as substitutes: Carlos Humberto (Poland) for 60 days in 2020 and Pepe Kollas (PR) who was in the Assembly for the same time in 2022.

first election

Four of the 16 newcomers have never held elective office: Mario Motta (PSD), Egidio Ferrari (PTB), Matheus Cadorin (Novo) and Sergio Guimarães (Unian). For the first time, PL will have the largest bench with 11 seats. Since 1982, only MDB and PP had such benches.

MDB is compressed

The MBR elected six deputies, it had 9; PT won four out of 40 vacancies. Psol and Novo elected state deputies for the first time. Both parties already had parliamentarians in the House of Representatives, but elected by other acronyms who, already in power, migrated to Psol and Novo.


* The MDB made six state deputies (from nine) and kept the three federal representatives it already had. But he leaves the October election in disbelief. With no gubernatorial candidate and with groups divided between supporters of Carlos Moises (Republicans) and Jorginho Mello (PL), the polls even killed the party’s president, Federal MP Celso Maldaner, now without a mandate.

* The MDB has been the home of arrogant and outdated politicians for decades. Leadership does not grow in their shadow. Former mayor Antidio Lunelli, now an MP with 76,000 votes, is a more recent example. In order to survive on its own feet, the parties will have to reorganize, but for this it is necessary to sweep all patterns out of the executive branch.

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*This is the same for PP, PSDB, PT and PSD. With all due respect, the rest of the existing parties in the SC are the “New People” rice parties are always welcome in an election year, but carry stones. And stay there.

*Over time: PSD and MDB tend to support Jorginho Mello (PL) in the second round. PSDB has already joined. This is the current voice behind the scenes that the Republicans, the party of Moses, are going to support Jorginho Mello! The announcement will be made by the party’s president and re-elected state deputy, Sergio Motta. At the national level, Republicans support Bolsonaro.

*At the national level, the MDB is in a difficult position. Senator Simona Tebet, who garnered a meager 4.9 million votes but is still ahead of loudmouth Ciro Gomes (PDT), is showing signs of support for Lula da Silva (PT), but that’s personal. The executive branch must “free” state catalogs.

* The PRB Federal MP in 2018, who received 179,000 votes (the most voted out of 16 federal elected this year) and unfurled the Bolsonarist flag, Hélio Costa (PSD) has now garnered a measly 18,000 votes. Even with almost 1.5 million reais from the Electoral Fund. The average cost is 84 reais per vote. explains Freud?

* Arlindo Rincos (União Brasil) was one of the few state candidates nominated in Jaragua do Sul. From the party fund, which maintains party directories throughout the year (and is also used in election campaigns), 600,000 reais were received. He received 1623 votes. The average cost is BRL 370.00 per vote. explains Freud?

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last call

Scheduled for a runoff against PT Decio Lima, Senator Jorginho Mello (PL) and businessman and political activist Luciano Hagn are already planning a new visit by Jair Bolsonaro (PL) to the state. They assume it will be the lime shovel in Lima’s claim. And no less. In Joinville, Mello received 151,000 votes, in Blumenau, the PT candidate’s base of votes, 85,000 votes (Lima received 33,000) and in Florianopolis 68,000 votes. In “Capital”, Mello lost to Lima, who earned 75 thousand.

Influence of presidential candidates

There are irrefutable reflections on the visit of Lula da Silva in September (Florianopolis) and Bolsonaro on October 1 (Joinville). Mello advances to the second round with a huge lead of 1.5 million votes over Lima with 710,000 votes.

cousins ​​in cell

Julia Zanata (PL), who was elected as a federal deputy and had support in Jaragua do Sul and the region, and Ricardo Guidi (PSD), who was re-elected as a federal deputy, come from Crisiuma. And what’s more, cousins ​​from families that get along too well.

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Fake news dampens political and election debate, Saretta says



Fake news dampens political and election debate, Saretta says

Congressman Neody Saretta (PT) said this Wednesday (5th) in the Legislative Assembly (Alesc) that the dissemination of information that attempts to sway voters to lie, so-called fake news, is eclipsing pre-election and political debate. “We can’t just keep discussing recruitment, I don’t know what, we have to look at the reality of people who are suffering and hardworking and who are sometimes misled by some kind of false news.”

He recalled how strongly the system and electoral justice were attacked, but despite speculation and mistrust, “the system worked, people voted for whom they wanted, polling stations opened and votes appeared there, as a citizen contributed. ”

According to him, in the second round we will have the opportunity to really discuss the proposals. “Our candidate Desio Lima did well in the elections when he got through to the second round and I’m sure he will take part in the debate about what’s best for SC and our municipalities.”

The MP said that politicians have a mission to work to improve people’s lives and that much remains to be done. “We have people who cannot afford to buy their own food, who are squeezing their salaries from everywhere to get through the month. There are many people who need more effective action from our governments.”

He hopes that the second round will discuss what is best for the population, its conditions and quality of life, “so that the state can guarantee people more services and have a larger share of the national pie, since so much is collected and little is returned.”

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Saretta thanked the people of Santa Catarina who believed and supported her candidacy, which allowed her to remain in the Assembly for another four years and continue the work that she is doing. “I thank those who participated in the electoral process, correctly, with dignity, as it should be,” he said.

According to him, walking around Santa Catarina and talking with the population during the action, many did not understand how the state fund has free resources and people continue to wait two or three years for admission, surgery, medical care. “Karma that cannot last,” he commented.

Similarly, while traveling on the roads, whether federal or state highways, the MP was reminded of the appalling traffic conditions that put those who work with their trucks, transport goods, as well as those who travel with their family or go on foot, at risk.

“Santa Catarina needs to take a closer look at these health and infrastructure issues. I defended it and took it as a real flag of life, because I understand that the key to any government is to serve the people, and health should come first.

Saretta drew attention to the problem of huge social inequality, which depends on the actions of the federal government, which cannot turn its back on those who have the least, those who need it most. “The population cannot be prejudiced against immigrant brothers, almost all of us are immigrants in one way or another, from the present or from the past, and we, unfortunately, see the spread of discriminatory ideas when we are all equal people.”

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Political support for sports!



Vila Nova deve estrear no Olímpico nesse Goianão 2022

In the 2022 elections, some sports-related names in Goiás tried to compete for a seat in the Legislative Assembly or in the National Congress, but did not succeed in the elections. Dante do Volei was not elected as a federal deputy, nor were Edson Automoveis, former councilor of Goiania, and Luis Bercuo, former president of the Goiás Basketball Federation, were not elected as state deputies. All of them have a list of relevant services provided to the Brazilian sport. They have earned a seat in Parliament.

Of the candidates strongly associated with sports, Daniel Vilela, who was elected lieutenant governor on the list of Ronaldo Cayado, succeeded. Daniel is a former professional soccer player. He has the right to represent the segment. Daniel Vilela is expected to have a strong focus on sports through the expansion of sports promotion programs in our state.

Goiás has interesting projects and sports support programs. Pro-Atleta is committed to serving high performance athletes; Construcindo Champions, a martial arts training program with about 7,900 students from Goiás; The Viva Mais Goias program targets seniors in 19 cities across the state.

The sports and parasports centers have been established by the State Department of Sports and Recreation (Seel) in cooperation with the municipalities of the hinterland. Also in partnership with the organizer of the championship of Spain, Seel implements the social project La Liga Goias with the distribution of sports materials in several municipalities of Goias.

Through Seel, the government promotes various sporting events and competitions. The Open Games of Goiás, the largest sports competition in the state, are designed for the participation of athletes from all the municipalities of Goiás in 21 uniforms. This year, the Quilombola Cup was created, which is held in six stages with the final in the city of Cavalcante.

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At the national level, the Senate approved Bill 940 of 2022, which extends until 2027 the tax benefits provided by the Sports Promotion Act (Act 11,438 of 2006). The rapporteur on this issue was the former player Romario, who was re-elected as a senator from the PL of Rio de Janeiro. In addition to extending the term, the Senate-approved rule increases the rates that companies and individuals can use in their annual income tax (IT) contributions and includes elementary, middle and high schools as fundraisers.

In the case of individual taxpayers, the new LIE increases from 6% to 7% of the IRPF due to the deduction limit as a donation or sponsorship for sports and parasports projects. This, together with contributions to funds for children and the elderly, to cultural projects and investments in audiovisual works.

In the case of companies, it increases the deduction limit for donations or sponsorships of sports and parasports projects from 1% to 2%. It also includes projects for social inclusion through sports, up to a collective limit of 4%, which is currently shared only between cultural projects and investments in audiovisual works.

I think laws and programs to encourage sports should go beyond sponsoring athletes and teams from different sports. They also need to contain strategies for social inclusion. Only in this way will the entire population benefit from physical and sporting activities, leading to a healthier life for all.

We hope that elected politicians will follow through on the promises made during the campaign and step up action in favor of sport. We want to see the plate!

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