January 04, 2018

Ski racer Lindsey Vonn's anti-Trump comments polarize Winter Olympics

Ben DaviesRebel Host | Rebel Reel Reviews

 

The Winter Olympics are almost here! Unfortunately, this wonderful unifying event is also becoming a source of intentional political weaponization and controversy.

Though American World Cup alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn will be wearing red, white, and blue in Pyeongchang, South Korea, she's made it clear that she "not be representing the president" in the Olympics — the same president that half of her countrymen and women voted for.

 

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commented 2018-01-05 08:25:12 -0500
Like actors, athletes should focus on what they do and shut their mouths on everything else. Its not like they really know anything about anything else.
commented 2018-01-04 23:00:46 -0500
Then do not go, you have been funded by people who voted for him. Refuse their money as well if you are so moral.
commented 2018-01-04 22:06:02 -0500
I will not be tuning into the Olympics.
commented 2018-01-04 22:00:57 -0500
I like Tiger Woods’ ex-wife much more than his ex-girlfriend.

By God, that little girl sure can swing a golf club, can’t she?
commented 2018-01-04 22:00:53 -0500
I like Tiger Woods’ ex-wife much more than his ex-girlfriend.

By God, that little girl sure can swing a golf club, can’t she?
commented 2018-01-04 21:26:51 -0500
It’ll be interesting to see if anyone gets on the podium…and takes a knee during the National Anthem…
commented 2018-01-04 13:49:38 -0500
She had best be careful or some transgender will remove her from competition!
commented 2018-01-04 13:30:46 -0500
Athletes should focus on their sports & stay out of politics. This never ending Trump bashing is getting sickening.
commented 2018-01-04 12:24:07 -0500
Can the sanctimony Lindsay and go back to humping Tiger.
commented 2018-01-04 12:24:06 -0500
Can the sanctimony Lindsay and go back to humping Tiger.
commented 2018-01-04 11:12:14 -0500
Virtue signalling by those like Vonn who have been indoctrinated by the leftwing mainstream media. The CNN aids and abets the leftist agenda to divide the country.
commented 2018-01-04 10:53:14 -0500
Well she is BLOND.
commented 2018-01-04 10:50:49 -0500
Who is Lindsey Vonn?
commented 2018-01-04 10:50:48 -0500
… All Americans paid a fortune for her “career”.
… And she insults half of them. End the funding of all sports. It is an insult that my tax dollars are given to “athletes”. I don’t need an athlete. They mean nothing to me.
commented 2018-01-04 10:25:25 -0500
Has any athlete, in competition, ever represented their country’s leader?
The athletes I knew represented their country.
This is one of the shallowest and vain virtue signals I’ve heard.
commented 2018-01-04 10:17:07 -0500
Can the sanctimony Lindsay and go back to humping Tiger.
commented 2018-01-04 10:06:23 -0500
An acquaintance worked a sound stage at the Olympics in Vancouver. They of course were subject to intense security. He had a bottle of a non sponsoring cola beverage seized because nothing other than official Olympic Sponsor products could be seen. He also had to tape over brand name speaker logos of non sponsoring electronic companies.
The entire Olympics is just a big advertising scam where elites make a fortune at our expense.
I’m not falling for all the hype and faux patriotism on display.
commented 2018-01-04 09:54:17 -0500
She should look around at her peers from some of the communist dictator countries !
Must be nice to live in a society that allows your free speech .
Trump is your president you’re supposed to be representing all of the USA this is the Olympics be patriotic not political you’re an athlete aren’t you .
commented 2018-01-04 09:29:13 -0500
Great post Stephen E.
Host countries go into debt for decades to build the facilities….Countries who have not hosted should stop bidding and insist the IOC choose a site which has hosted already. There may be some repairs needed or an expansion – way cheaper than starting from scratch every time. Pass the hat around and ask nations to help with the cost of repairs etc….
commented 2018-01-04 09:26:54 -0500
The IOC is led by a gang of extremely wealthy individuals who, like a majority of politicians, know exactly how to live off the sweat of average common people.
Politicians send our sins and daughters off to fight wars in the name of something or other but generally freedom from tyranny but dig a little deeper and it is usually for something called money, wealth and power.
Seldom do they send their own children to fight.
In sports, hundreds of thousands of young athletes work hard to become wealthy athletes but again, scratch and you will find that the rich teams and their owners are the ones who really reap the benefits of the sweat and tears the athletes.
commented 2018-01-04 09:04:00 -0500
I’m surprised that the US Olympic Organisation hasn’t publicly removed her from the team for disrespecting the president. After all, the government partially pays for many sports programs, and I am quite certain that somewhere along the line Trump give money via his corporations.

If she was not allowed to participate, she will lose millions of dollars from endorsements and commercials. Doors will not be open to her. So having a big mouth and thinking through her definitely indicates her inability to truly be a team player.

But of course she won’t be dismissed. Being rude and crass, even insulting to the president does not trump (no pun intended) winning.

The Olympics is just a corporation that makes hundreds of millions for simply allowing countries to use its name. Host countries are required to provide all television feeds at the host’s cost, and the IOC then sells the right to rebroadcast the event, even to the host country. The IOC makes billions. Then there are all the companies that supply product in exchange for the IOC logo, et cetera.

So how much money goes back to athletic programs around the world? Very, very little. So where does the money go for that very, very secretive organisation?

Lost interest.
commented 2018-01-04 08:41:33 -0500
The entire interview looked staged to me from the start. And I like most are getting sick of athletes and the Hollywood elite leftists constantly lecturing those of us that think differently than they do.
I’m not watching the Olympics or the Superbowl. Just lost interest .