U.S. Olympic Committee

Commentary: Politics, racism and bigotry are ruining the Winter Olympics

Commentary: Politics, racism and bigotry are ruining the Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics just started, and they’re already a mess.

When the Olympics roll around, it’s a time for countries to come together for three weeks to celebrate their own, as we send our best and brightest to represent us in sports.

And although the Olympics have been a place in which athletes have used the platform to make political and socially conscious statements in the past, they were usually the ones who were actually being oppressed, not the oppressors.

Enter Mike Pence.

The vice president has become the biggest story at the Olympics so far after he decided to remain seated during the Unified Korean team’s introduction at the Opening...

91°