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I started my athletic career as a collegiate rower, then later went on to captain the first U.S. women’s rowing team in history: who competed at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and won the Bronze medal. Then, four years later, I became embroiled in an international scandal when, as a newly minted attorney, I challenged President Jimmy Carter’s boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympic games. The boycott, driven by political ambitions, served to threaten the rights of U.S. athletes to compete in the apolitical Games; an event where thousands of American athletes dedicated half of their lives to training for.
Nearly half a decade later, I was honored to be invited to join the International Olympic Committee, or IOC (the international organization founded to run the Olympics), as the first African American woman to serve as Vice President. As a ranking officer of the IOC, I then dedicated my life to spreading the spirit of the Olympics throughout the world, and to unite the many peoples of the countries participating. However, my tenure at the IOC has not always been one devoid of controversy. In 2016, I lead the charge and investigation into a global conspiracy to defraud the Olympics via government sponsored drug doping programs. The conspiracy involved many high ranking politicians, influential sports figures, and members of the medical community: needless to say, it was one moment in the history of the Olympics that threatened to destroy it as an institution forever.
In addition to the aforementioned topics, ask me anything about thinking like an Olympic Champion: tips and strategies that I have used throughout my life to turn incredible challenges into victories and success. I would love to share these with you as well!
So, without further ado, I look forward to your questions.
***FINAL EDIT: Thank you again to everyone who participated in the AMA! I've tried to answer a mix of different types of questions, from informational to critical. If I didn't have a chance to answer yours, I invite you to join me on my Facebook page linked above, or join my newsletter (link at bottom of my website) to keep in touch. I do plan to do other live events and AMAs in the very near future. Again, thanks for being... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello! I’m Chris Fowler, college football play-by-play commentator for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. I’ll be calling one of the College Football Playoff Semifinals (Jan. 1) and the College Football Playoff National Championship (Jan. 11) next month on ESPN.
I spend football season crisscrossing the country, and I’ve called games this fall featuring Clemson, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Georgia, Oklahoma, Northwestern, North Carolina, Miami and more. When I’m not in a college football booth, I’m the host of the Heisman Trophy Ceremony (Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN) and one of the lead play-by-play announcers for ESPN’s Grand Slam tennis coverage, including the US Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon.
Feel free to AMA!
EDIT: Gotta run, Reddit! I had a fun time! Thank you all for the questions (especially the ones about tequila and metal music) and here's to a great playoff. We’ll see you on New Year's Day!
AWB has been filed, we expected this. You must comment on every single bill and request a response and you must call and email your representatives. If you have done this then call the attorney general's office and contact Jesse Salomon.
As a specific action today we are pressuring the Senate Law and Justice committee, they have the power to stop all these bills from the senate. Contact moderate democrat Jesse Salomon at (360) 786-7662 and [email protected]. He has multiple different phone numbers on his website and there seem to be issues, if you confirm for sure which is correct let me know. He needs to get a thousand calls today. Salomon is not a hardline anti-gunner and needs to know that democrats in this state own firearms too and will not stand for sweeping bans on all modern firearms.
Find your reps: You must contact them all, regardless of party or location. Call and email, calls are best. Demand action.
BILLS IN QUESTION
Announcement of committee: https://twitter.com/karthickselvaa/status/1348907517804351491
SC stays implementation of three #FarmLaws Members of the Supreme Court Ordered Committee:
Their positions on the farm laws are public.
>“It is because of these potential benefits that I had compared these pieces of legislation to the de-licensing of industry in 1991,” writes Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture at ICRIER, in his opinion piece in The Indian Express.
>Various non-farm organisations and a few intellectuals who are supporting the farmers’ demands must realise that the demands are unworthy of such support. It appears that the former are completely unaware about the prevailing marketing arrangements and the likely transformation expected from these reform measures.
>The SS has warned that if the government succumbs to pressure from Punjab’s farmers, no government in the future will dare to introduce agri reforms.
>Farmers' organisations from Haryana, Maharashtra, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, which support the three new farm laws, met Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Krishi Bhawan on Monday afternoon. They handed over a memorandum demanding that the three laws be implemented, with some amendments.
>The farmers groups come under the banner of the All India Kisan Coordination Committee (AIKCC), which was founded by the late Sharad Joshi, and is now chaired by former Rajya Sabha MP Bhupinder Singh Mann.
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Thanks for setting up the possibility for myself and others to suffer life long health consequences when the vaccine is just months away.
Edit: Another side thought I forgot to include. If schools are so super-duper safe, why are teachers scheduled relatively early in the vaccine process?
After AP called the Georgia runoff for Warnock and Ossoff, control of the US Senate has shifted, meaning Senator Shelby will likely be replaced as SAC Chairman. This seismic shift in the Senate heralds many changes for the space effort – some quite favorable to SpaceX…
NASA has serious misgivings over using the SLS (Space Launch System) for their flagship mission to Europa, which should be ready to launch in 2024. This stems from the heavy vibration caused by the solid rocket boosters and limited availability of the launch vehicle – early production units have already been assigned to Artemis missions. Senator Shelby has been a staunch defender of SLS hence supports its use for the Europa Mission, because this would broaden its scope beyond the Artemis Program. However, Falcon Heavy could perform this mission at far lower cost and the hardware is already available plus fully certified by NASA. Conceivably Europa might even launch on Starship, assuming it could perform 12 successful flights before 2024, which should fast-track NASA certification. With Shelby relegated from his position of high influence, NASA could feel far less pressured, hence able to make the right choice of launch vehicle for this important mission.
Currently SpaceX are bidding for a NASA Artemis contract, to build a Human Landing System to ferry astronauts onto the lunar surface, based on their reusable Starship spacecraft. Rather ambitiously this HLS architecture requires a propellant depot in LEO to refuel the spacecraft while on its way to the moon. Previously Senator Shelby threatened serious harm to NASA if they pursued fuel depot development, because that would allow commercial vehicles to perform deep space missions, reducing need for the Super Heavy Lift capability offered by SLS. So it seems a safe bet he now favors competitive bids from “The National Team” or even Dynetics for HLS contracts, basically anything but Starship. However, the senator’s departure implies NASA should be free to award HLS contracts to whoever best suits their long-term needs, which involves building a su... keep reading on reddit ➡
What are your thoughts?