Post Tagged with: "Olympics"

A poster at a bus shelter at Northern and Parsons boulevards in Flushing, put up there by Bayside resident Ted Han, urges people not to be deceived by propaganda from North Korea. (Photo by Ted Han via Queens Chronicle)

Queens Koreans Divided Over Olympics

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:59 pm

Some Korean immigrants in Queens vehemently oppose North and South Korea coming together for the Olympics, reflecting a generational gap on the issue, finds Queens Chronicle.

Brooklyn Friends phys. ed. teacher Jane Vongvorachoti will represent Thailand 2016 Olympic Games in Rio this summer. (Photo courtesy of Jane Vongvorachoti via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Brooklyn Gym Teacher to Represent Thailand at the Olympics

Brooklyn, Southeast Asian, Sports March 1, 2016 at 1:16 pm

Jane Vongvorachoti, a physical education teacher and track coach in Downtown Brooklyn, tells Brooklyn Daily Eagle she ran her best time while training in New York.

Yue Wu (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Ping Pong Player Heading to Olympics from New York

East Asian, Immigration, New York, Sports December 29, 2015 at 11:26 am

Yue Wu, a ping pong player from China who settled in NY, became a US citizen and will be going to the Olympics, discusses the challenges she has faced with World Journal.

Jonathan Ruiz (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Long Island Teen Aims for 2016 Olympics

Long Island, Sports February 14, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Jonathan Ruiz, a 17-year old Salvadoran-American, trains more than 20 hours a week in hopes of joining the U.S. swim team that will go to the next Summer Olympics in Brazil, reports La Tribuna Hispana.

Protesting human rights abuses at the Russian Consulate on February 6. (Photo via Queer Nation NY)

As Olympic Games Begin, Protesters Slam Russia’s LGBT Crackdown

LGBTQ, Sports February 7, 2014 at 5:05 pm

With the Sochi Games in full swing, Gay City News reports on protests against anti-LGBT brutality in Russia.

(Photo by Sofia Perpetua)

Caipi Invasion: Brazil’s Cachaça Re-Debuts in US

Culture, Featured Posts, Food, South American, Voices' Picks May 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm

As Brazil prepares for take center stage hosting the World Cup and the Olympics Game, Americans are going to be hearing a lot more about caipirinhas following a big push to expand the market for cachaça in the U.S. now that the spirit can be sold under its Portuguese name and is officially a “distinctive product of Brazil.”

Justin Gatlin crossing the finish line. (Photo from Amsterdam News)

After His Rise and Fall, a Brooklyn Sprinter Tries Again

Brooklyn, Sports July 31, 2012 at 1:45 pm

At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Justin Gatlin ran the 100-meter dash in 9.85 seconds, winning the gold and earning himself the title of “fastest man alive.” Amsterdam News last week told the story of the Brooklyn native’s fall from grace, and his return to the Olympics.