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The UK branch of the International Counter Olympics Network (ICON) - to hold the organisers of the Games to account.

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Joined Twitter 2/9/11


we interviewed Paul Prejza, whose bright pop art designs for the LA 84 Olympics with partner Deborah Sussman are th… https://t.co/KryXoU6nK9
Retweeted by CONexcellent piece from Brian Stoddart assessing the global significance of Everton Weekes, redefined not just the cul… https://t.co/IhuSwAg0rW
Retweeted by CONL'excellence environnementale façon #paris2024. https://t.co/YlnlBwxUK1
Retweeted by CON @SOLIDEO_JOP un petit rappel de pourquoi on ne veut pas d’un parc réduit à une allée. https://t.co/yNd9vm9So0
Retweeted by CON @dodo938 @SportIntegrity @CorfuArts "hail of criticism on the IOC, on a sort of guilt-by-association basis" - befor… https://t.co/Jzhq0s31qq @Grit_Hartmann I lived in Zim for over five years. I know how Coventry has benefitted. Zimbabwe is one of the most… https://t.co/o6ToporlBN
Retweeted by CONAfrican news outlets buzzing with this for weeks: #IOC Athletes' Comm. chair Kirsty Coventry and her role as member… https://t.co/jdhb3UM2vp
Retweeted by CONIt's worth reading the Danish Gymnastics Fed's take on withdrawing from hosting the Worlds. Deficit expected for 2… https://t.co/fdrIGkXiu7
Retweeted by CONIT'S POSSIBLE TO CANCEL AN INTERNATIONAL SPORTS EVENT ON THE GROUND OF FINANCIAL DIFFICULTY DUE TO THE COVID-19 !!!… https://t.co/8xx2NyPTaQ
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7/8
2020
#FoxHunt is a sweeping bid by Xi to target Chinese nationals who he sees as threats and who live outside of China,… https://t.co/S5eWICUbh5 @GlenCottingley Let's not forget... https://t.co/LpD4p1W87W
Retweeted by CONThose responsible for sharing out money to sport in the UK speak proudly of their “no compromise” approach. This ha… https://t.co/sunwQsT49U
Retweeted by CONImagine if the last decade of sports funding was made based on the number of grassroots coaches and regular partici… https://t.co/AjIH1rYmGz
Retweeted by CONThe peak of the curve represents 12 year olds ... all downhill from there in terms of numbers who stick with swimmi… https://t.co/1fMzq0E0X4
Retweeted by CON @NoRightsNoGames We've been here before, over and over again. 'Speaking in 2001 about the political question, Franç… https://t.co/lo715kcmB4'willful gullibility'! The #IOC knows exactly how all this works. #COHRE tried to discuss their report on #Olympicshttps://t.co/I2a3ZinpA0With the Rio 2016 #Olympics, the International Olympic Committee "'practiced willful gullibility.' When Brazilian p… https://t.co/FZIlwiJBXg
Retweeted by CON"China’s treatment of the Uyghurs is so reprehensible that it calls into serious question whether China should be p… https://t.co/6ar6YQi5pj
Retweeted by CON"Mental and physical abuse was entirely the norm", said a former British elite gymnast. Another young Olympic hopef… https://t.co/zi0stRxD9h
Retweeted by CON @bobscheer @R_Denhollander Very. Almost regardless of countries. In mine stories of abuse that were eerily similar… https://t.co/C7HWWZjits
Retweeted by CONThis is why we still speak out. Never underestimate the power of telling the truth, over and over and over again. https://t.co/lZx3IdX4cz
Retweeted by CONSport needs a complete overhaul. The imbalance of power needs to be addressed now. Athletes working together as an… https://t.co/2ERZWBuqAj
Retweeted by CONTokyo Olympics ‘cannot be held next year’, survey results show https://t.co/Xg2DMXaRVT
Retweeted by CONJapanese survey shows 77 percent of people do not believe Tokyo Olympics can be held next year https://t.co/Vp36ZAbg7L
Retweeted by CON「日本側が中止を言い出すと、IOCに対して1000億程度の違約金が発生するという説があるが、HCC(開催都市契約書)にそのような記述はなく、都市伝説程度の話に過ぎない。」 https://t.co/HvlAb9ZtTb
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7/7
2020
The #Olympics often displace working-class communities to make space for Games venues — this powerful essay details… https://t.co/8Qlqx7zQNe
Retweeted by CONWhat the #IOC claims to uphold: "Principle 5. Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on gr… https://t.co/46wwMAzmcJ#IOC's François Carrard, the #IOC’s director general in 2001, on China and #humanrights “The other way is to bet on… https://t.co/V3y5GHHGwEHong Kong: books by pro-democracy activists disappear from library shelves #Beijing2022 #Olympics #democracyhttps://t.co/IHHjPr3Ixz'Speaking in 2001 about the political question, François Carrard, then the #IOC.’s director general, said: “We are… https://t.co/jjKghAdOgZXu Zhangrun, outspoken critic of Xi Jinping, detained by police in Beijing #Beijing2022 #Olympics #humanrights https://t.co/iVM7RVrTol‘I was silenced over Kaepernick’: Hamilton reveals regret over protest https://t.co/GYt8eo9saI
7/6
2020
Dear Olympic athletes please reach out to me on Twitter, we are working to make athlete human rights central to Oly… https://t.co/xrTGxQGQos
Retweeted by CONWhile it's disappointing that the governor Yuriko Koike was re-elected, the results of this survey are noteworthy.… https://t.co/3yU9C93mso
Retweeted by CON모든 분야에 걸친 협력 그룹들과 함께 우리는 정부에 올림픽 중단을 요구한다.
Retweeted by CON제어할 수 없는 세계화의 상징인 올림픽은 환경과 문화유산에 대한 위협이다. 또한 올림픽은 스폰서 기업, 부동산 개발업체와 건설회사 등 소수의 사람들의 이익을 위한 것이며 더 이상 계속되어서는 안되는 터무니없는 낭비에 지나지 않는다.
Retweeted by CON당초 70억 유로(9조 4천억원)로 계획된 예산은 크게 늘어날 것이며, 만약 도쿄 올림픽이 취소된다면 파리 올림픽의 재정 상황은 더욱 심각해질 것이다. 보건, 교육, 주거 등의 공공 서비스에 비용을 지출해야… https://t.co/VcmfudMUGI
Retweeted by CON지금까지보다 더 올림픽을 반대한다! 우리는 지난 세상의 잘못을 반복하면서 다음 세상으로 나아가는 척 할 수 없다. 2024 파리 올림픽을 중단해야 한다. 지금까지 수많은 개최국을 괴롭혀 온 막대한 올림픽 비… https://t.co/Gs9SDZlDtC
Retweeted by CON#DivideAndConquer: If @GregSankey cared about #WomenInSport, he would fix the glaring intentional sex discriminatio… https://t.co/O7a7X4QH6J
Retweeted by CONSo as "degenerate artists" - as the Nazis would have called us - we proudly embrace our "unhealthy and immoral" inc… https://t.co/3tkOpX1CtZ
Retweeted by CONisolation, and treatment. All we have to do is decide to bury the Olympics. https://t.co/FPJVZhCDGO
Retweeted by CONWe wish to appeal directly to the citizens of Japan and the world. Ending the plague of the Olympic Games is the fi… https://t.co/JDxsH9rQLz
Retweeted by CONidealized "perfect" body and promoting the elimination of human defects and diseases. During the 1936 Berlin games,… https://t.co/yhuUN6RGTX
Retweeted by CONwhere many people are still displaced and facing dangerous levels of radiation? Don't the Olympics serve as a great… https://t.co/VbrBu5fRY5
Retweeted by CONThe Japanese government should give top priority to fighting Covid-19 and preventing loss of human life, not spendi… https://t.co/gxYKzebyUm
Retweeted by CONendangering Olympic participants and hastening the loss of life? There is one answer to these questions: the Olym… https://t.co/DdDiliQ4bX
Retweeted by CONincreased. Solely for the glory of Koike Yuriko and the Japanese elite, is it appropriate to hide this information… https://t.co/8kSLbOYdDj
Retweeted by CONIn Tokyo, Governor Koike Yuriko was obsessed with holding the Olympic Games until the end of March, despite the wor… https://t.co/wsQgQS86me
Retweeted by CONAll of the money that the IOC's benevolent aristocrats and sport capitalists like Mori Yoshiro use to line their po… https://t.co/16zygT2utw
Retweeted by CONIt exiles residents through processes of land redevelopment and gentrification. It has destroyed natural environmen… https://t.co/8mJ5wFQcHI
Retweeted by CONpolitically deadlocked Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. We believe that the Olympic Games should be considered a plague.… https://t.co/ihyoRhGDbm
Retweeted by CONDeclaration Today, we declare an end to the Olympic Games. Continuing with the plan to hold the 2020 Tokyo Olympi… https://t.co/OVbBcX6aY4
Retweeted by CONThe Olympics might not be opening this month in Tokyo as originally planned, but the anti-Olympics are.… https://t.co/rgItYafnAT
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7/5
2020
A thread: How Wigan Athletic have been victim to one of the greatest sporting scandals of all time.
Retweeted by CON @MinkysHighjinks @hrw @WorldPlayersUtd @Olympics @SportandRights @UNICEF @maryvharvey @Hogshead3Au @EQLeaguehttps://t.co/hVaVr5iOZJ
Retweeted by CONTragic—and preventable: 22-year old South Korean triathlete Choi Sook-hyun took her own life after filing many co… https://t.co/dvkmyZbv7E
Retweeted by CONGreat planning - NOT! IDenial, procrastination, false reassurances...I'm writing about the IOC's postponement for a… https://t.co/IERnnapXwe
Retweeted by CONEverybody connected with @Olympics is always trying to make out how everything they do is for the best! Recollectio… https://t.co/C212y0rERA
7/4
2020
@JeanBaptiste76 @VigilanceJO93 The report was signed by the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, who then ignored it, as is… https://t.co/Nb48xRwwAw @JeanBaptiste76 @VigilanceJO93 #London2012 #Olympics is a case in point. The UK Government commissioned a report in… https://t.co/UFkZA0iZJH @JeanBaptiste76 @VigilanceJO93 #Olympics doesn't produce those benefits, it leads to displacement, gentrification,… https://t.co/f6T1CPx8uBOn leur prédit surtout de folles années avec les JO #paris2024 car il va bien falloir régler les problèmes de fond… https://t.co/r2n5vDkLTB
Retweeted by CONThe Swiss government has appointed a special prosecutor to consider criminal charges against Fifa president Gianni… https://t.co/TWh638gpTE
Retweeted by CON @SaveLeaMarshes @deedeelea @Oceano_mag @LDNWaterkeeper "Oh no - it's not even the biggest new park in London in 20… https://t.co/k1ghZRuMnj
Retweeted by CON#Coronavirus cases in #Tokyo hit another two month high https://t.co/W9Fw6GrMQh #Tokyo2020 #Olympics
Retweeted by CONFedEx, which sponsors its field, has asked the Washington NFL team to change its name. https://t.co/vsHU8N6z9U
Retweeted by CONQuelle tristesse. #Violencesexuelles #sport. Cette réalité de violence sexuelle ds le sport est une réalité intern… https://t.co/Z65WsfjdU8
Retweeted by CON"Any real investigation into LA’s past clearly shows that the city’s Olympic legacy does not reflect the tidy, prof… https://t.co/GuCfR5KZhB
Retweeted by CON"In the context of their place in Los Angeles, they have continually disrupted then uprooted our most vulnerable co… https://t.co/bHuNVd4DjE
Retweeted by CON"The Olympics are brutality; they perpetuate racism and displace vulnerable longtime residents." https://t.co/08bPkHNXdg
Retweeted by CON @DoDroidsDream @NcGeehan @Medium 'Saudi Arabia faced unprecedented international criticism in 2019 for its human ri… https://t.co/clUwG2SUEQ @MattNufc9 @BrowellPeter @NcGeehan @Medium like this? Nicholas McGeehan @NcGeehan · Jun 4, 2019 #Qatar has repeated… https://t.co/2uCtikvGo9This is the second excellent piece from a #NUFC fan, opposing the #SaudiArabia takeover. This anonymous piece was o… https://t.co/MZZ5jVUkoX
Retweeted by CONUne chose est sûre. @JeanCASTEX au sein du @dijop ne s'est jamais intéressé au travail des collectifs, à leurs reve… https://t.co/XoP3hDbtmi
Retweeted by CONHere's Mayor Eric Garcetti vowing to end homelessness by the time the #Olympics arrive in 2028 on Seth Meyers' show https://t.co/CO4vhTtv5r
Retweeted by CONHomelessness jumped 14% in the city of Los Angeles (even before pandemic). Mayor Eric Garcetti promised he would en… https://t.co/y7qKuIlbYN
Retweeted by CONThis is a great piece by @britnidlc. It covers the activism of female athletes across a number of sports including… https://t.co/e62XDHNUyq
Retweeted by CONAnd for those audio inclined, here is an interview with @jfkeeler that we did on the @EdgeOfSportsPOD about her ana… https://t.co/0RdeQkS3k7
Retweeted by CONPeople like Will Cain and his ilk keep pushing that @washingtonpost poll that said that "90 percent of “Native Amer… https://t.co/7Yhvnl7jhj
Retweeted by CONRick Parry has been involved in an astonishing conversation with a Wigan fan during which the chairman of the EFL s… https://t.co/ejJVSlnvT9
Retweeted by CONIn view of this outrageous ruling in Romania, here is a story that remains online if you want to know more about th… https://t.co/RpKzmnmNfH
Retweeted by CONUPDATE: Bucharest court orders Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism to pay €67,000 fine for stories remaini… https://t.co/mDS4tsx9It
Retweeted by CONTheir company Doyen Sports, in Malta, was also behind the legal complaint, in Portugal, against #FootballLeaks whis… https://t.co/RB6x5E84gL
Retweeted by CONBut who are the Arifs? They are a rich, secrecy obsessed family originally from Kazakhstan, but now living in the… https://t.co/r3VucEgnkG
Retweeted by CONMany of the stories under attack - or allegations contained within - were simultaneously published by @EICnetwork p… https://t.co/3g5fOFXG7f
Retweeted by CONThe alert was supported by @IndexCensorship and other partners. While the stories remain online, the Romanian Cent… https://t.co/sr5cnMXKei
Retweeted by CONYesterday's alert on @CoEMediaFreedom highlights ongoing legal attacks against our #FootballLeaks reports into the… https://t.co/hl3lH1SKuC
Retweeted by CONThis is quite murky. Why does anti-doping compliance require a multi-million dollar 'fine'? Does World Athletics re… https://t.co/huOXsQpIv9
Retweeted by CONCall it what it is: slavery. The life of a #SexTraffick victim is the life of a slave. Drop All Charges Against Inc… https://t.co/SjF2eQRhnm
Retweeted by CON @SaveLeaMarshes @DarrenOC @Feargal_Sharkey @iocmedia The #London2012 #Olympics created the present sewage problem i… https://t.co/kMwnjnDGPI
Retweeted by CON @SaveLeaMarshes @DarrenOC @Feargal_Sharkey @iocmedia #London2012 was a pack of lies from beginning to end! This is… https://t.co/N69WC4bcsr
Retweeted by CON @SaveLeaMarshes @DarrenOC @Feargal_Sharkey @iocmedia To be blunt there never was going to be a Legacy. UK govt comm… https://t.co/sF1B9oLtEw
Retweeted by CON @DarrenOC @Feargal_Sharkey @iocmedia @gamesmonitor has an extensive archive of London 2012, covering everything tha… https://t.co/1jEFpsSzT0
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7/3
2020
@ProtectingSport Completely male dominated. Where are the women? Where is the integrity?
Retweeted by CON @noordinarypark @deedeelea @thameswater @EnvAgency Just in case @noordinarypark @LondonLegacy @thameswaterhttps://t.co/G7jzUiFdTe
Retweeted by CONWasserman's connection with Epstein matters because it is directly illustrative of the opacity, corruption and miso… https://t.co/x7khkHNGfD
Retweeted by CONA must read.From Muhammad Ali to Colin Kaepernick, the proud history of black protest in sport… https://t.co/L2c3sbH9hg
Retweeted by CON"Ever since the Black Lives Matter protests began, commentators have drawn comparisons between 2020 and 1968, the y… https://t.co/IkSQnY4L5A
Retweeted by CONThis sends the wrong message to every athlete that wants to stand up and use their voice. @MzBerryThrows @usatfhttps://t.co/jPogQvjzra
Retweeted by CONGeldstrafe nicht gezahlt: Russlands Leichtathletik droht das Olympia-Aus https://t.co/3UKw4IiaKy
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7/2
2020

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