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IPC to pay tribute to Stephen Hawking at PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics closing ceremony

By ethan / March 16, 2018

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will commemorate British scientist Stephen Hawking in a speech during the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. IPC President Andrew Parsons will deliver the speech dedicated to the physicist, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 76, at the Games’ closing ceremony on Sunday. Hawking […]


'Russian doping'-themed documentary wins Oscar in politicized ceremony

By ethan / March 5, 2018

“Icarus,” a documentary that credits claims of Russian state-sponsored athletics doping won an Oscar at the highly politicized awards ceremony. It beat another film praising the controversial White Helmets in Syria’s Aleppo. ‘Icarus’ director Bryan Fogel and producer Dan Cogan picked up their statuette at Sunday night’s Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The film sees […]


Rifle-toting couples blessed in bizarre church ceremony (PHOTOS)

By ethan / March 1, 2018

Hundreds of gun-toting parishioners descended upon a rural Pennsylvania church on Wednesday to have their marriages (and AR-15s) blessed. Some participants even sported crowns made of bullets. In a bizarre ceremony contrived by the son of deceased cult leader Reverend Sun Myung Moon, women dressed in white and men in dark suits paraded around the […]


Olympic champion Zagitova ready to be Russian flag-bearer at PyeongChang closing ceremony

By ethan / February 23, 2018

Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova says she is willing to be the team’s flag-bearer at the Olympics closing ceremony, if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) lifts its provisional suspension on Russia. Read more “If our national flag is allowed [at the closing ceremony] I’m ready to bear it,” Zagitova told reporters after her tremendous […]


Blessed are gun-toting couples: Pennsylvania church to host AR-15 ceremony

By ethan / February 22, 2018

A Pennsylvania church is inviting gun-toting couples to bring their AR-15 rifles to a special blessing ceremony, symbolizing the intent and ability of worshippers to defend their family and community. The blessing is being initiated by the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland and will take place on February 28, just a half-mile from […]


Will Russians be allowed to fly the flag at PyeongChang closing ceremony?

By ethan / February 21, 2018

Russian hopes of marching under the national flag at the PyeongChang Games closing ceremony have been revived after International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach met with a senior representative from the country. The vice-president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), Igor Levitin, paid a courtesy visit to Bach, with whom he discussed the possibility […]


‘Olympic Destroyer’ cyberattack targeted PyeongChang opening ceremony, tech companies confirm

By ethan / February 13, 2018

A computer virus dubbed ‘Olympic Destroyer’ launched a cyberattack on the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony on Friday, top US security firms have confirmed. North and South Korea’s joint march may have hogged attention for its peaceful procession at the PyeongChang grand opening, but somewhere in the cybersphere a virus was lurking that […]

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