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Instagram Blocks Olympic Gold Medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah For Sharing Videos Of Tokyo Victories

Instagram isn’t playing any games when it comes to Olympic coverage. The Guardian reports that the social media platform recently blocked Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah following her posts celebrating her recent wins at the Tokyo Olympics. Thompson-Herah took to Instagram to post videos of her family celebrating the gold medals she won during the 100m and 200m races. The Olympian also shared some TV footage of the races. It wasn’t long after her posts that she realized that her access to the app had been revoked. Due to The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) ownership of the intellectual property rights for the Games, they are very strict about the content that is shared. Broadcast rights for the 2018 Winter Games and the 2020 Summer Games alone, brought in $4 billion for the organization so they’ve doubled down on efforts to keep the content under a tight wrap. According to the IOC, “Rights Holding Broadcasters (RHBs) have the exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympic Games....

Shanique Yates

Aug 4, 2021

Liberian-American Designer Telfar Clemens Handpicked To Design Liberia's Olympic Uniforms

Telfar Clemens is in his bag…literally! As the world prepares to head to Tokyo for the 2021 Olympics, things are a little different than the previous years. From empty stadium seats to backlash from Japanese citizens having their city serve as the host — the games will certainly be nothing like what we’ve ever seen before. Over the past two decades track and field competitors of the Liberian Olympic delegation have been seen sporting Nike, adidas, and other sportswear machines, but this year they’ve taken it up a notch with uniforms produced by Telfar Clemens, The New York Times reports. The Liberian-American designer has singlehandedly disrupted the fashion system with his guaranteed to be sold-out bags, deemed as Bushwick Birkins, and a direct-to-consumer business model which has made him a pandemic success story. Clemens has now designed genetically spliced unisex designs not just for both the opening and closing ceremonies but his one-shouldered tank along with the track...

Shanique Yates

Jun 22, 2021