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Olympic Athletes Challenged by New Opponent: Global Warming

September 8, 2016

By Paul Homewood 

 

h/t Joe Public 

 

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-08/olympic-records-won-t-come-easy-in-rio-because-of-climate-change?utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&cmpid==socialflow-twitter-business

 

Readers may recall Bloomberg’s warning at the start of the Rio Olympics:

 

Climate change warnings poignantly made during the Olympic Games opening ceremony on Friday are likely to resonate with athletes as they struggle to train and compete in Brazil’s tropical heat.

Marathon runners, swimmers, volleyball players and even soccer referees will succumb to extreme temperatures and lose concentration during the games, in some cases risking their lives to heatstroke, according to a report released Monday by Observatorio do Clima, a Brazilian civil society group.

“Because of warming, sport will never be the same again,” and fewer records than in previous games are likely to fall as a result, the report said.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-08/olympic-records-won-t-come-easy-in-rio-because-of-climate-change?utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&cmpid==socialflow-twitter-business 

 

Meanwhile, back in the real world!

 

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http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-politics/olympic-and-world-records-broken-in-rio-2016/# 

 

As for Bloomberg’s claim that:

 

The heat is likely to be painful for athletes from colder climates, says Brazilian tennis player Fernando Meligeni. He reckons European players won’t be used to the humidity, which will make them sweat more than usual.

“I believe that the English and the Swedish, for example, will fade out,” Meligeni said, according to the report.

 

Try telling that to Team GB!

 

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https://www.rio2016.com/en/medal-count

11 Comments leave one →
  1. September 8, 2016 11:40 am

    So the tropics are due to global warming? The inanity gets more pitiful by the week.

  2. September 8, 2016 12:05 pm

    It did not keep WVU’s Air-Rifle shooter, 5’1″ sophomore engineering major, Ginny Thrasher from being the first Gold Medal winner of the Olympics. She was mighty perky during a delightful interview with NBC along a Rio beach. She was still perky this past Saturday when introduced during halftime of the WVU-Missouri football game. She was excited to be sharing the spotlight with and meeting West Virginia native, Country Music’s Brad Paisley. No, Ginny weathered it all well–climate and notoriety. BTW, have you seen the suits they wear for shooting? Heavy and stiffened–not the usual tropical wear.

  3. Gerry, England permalink
    September 8, 2016 12:41 pm

    I see Bloomberg is another comment free zone so they can’t be called out. If you can summon the effort you could always challenge the journalist on twitter as to why all these records have been set and when with the ‘Olympic and World records set in Rio despite global warming’ article will be appearing?

  4. Terbreugghen permalink
    September 8, 2016 1:37 pm

    Bravo Great Britain. Even more telling is the per capita medal count. A nation with 60 million more or less is running rings around 350 million (US) 1.5 Billion (China), etc. Amazing.

  5. sean2829 permalink
    September 8, 2016 1:53 pm

    Oddly enough, the games were in the southern hemisphere winter (even it Rio is in the tropics) and there seemed to be more issues with wind and cold than heat. The highs ranged from the low 70’s to about 90 and lows going down into the 50’s. Obviously, there was no issue of heat in Rio, it’s just advocacy groups piggybacking on a highly visible spectacle.

  6. DaveO permalink
    September 8, 2016 2:29 pm

    From 2009

    “It could be that the 2016 Games are the last Olympics in the history of mankind…Global warming is getting worse. We have to come up with measures without which Olympic Games could not last long.

    “Scientists have said we have passed the point of no return”

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/global-warming-2016-games-olympics-article-1.381880

  7. RAH permalink
    September 8, 2016 2:50 pm

    Lots of BS written about climate effecting the games when the real story was that Brazil failed at providing first class facilities and venues for many of the sports. Makes one wonder if there is a country in the Southern hemisphere other than Australia that can possibly meet the infrastructure and organizational requirements to put on a first class Summer Olympics?

  8. Roy Hartwell permalink
    September 8, 2016 3:53 pm

    I think I’ve past the point of no return on the B**lS**t they keep churning out !!!!

  9. CheshireRed permalink
    September 8, 2016 5:43 pm

    …and the gold medal for climate bullshit – in a highly competitive field – goes to Bloomberg. The Guardian has to settle for silver with the BBC taking bronze.

  10. tom0mason permalink
    September 8, 2016 6:20 pm

    I dedicate this Dorothy Parker poem to Bloomberg, and especially Jessica Shankleman
    Blockquote>
    “The Glad Child

    This child of curious tendencies
    To your acquaintance add.
    Her smile is permanent, for she’s
    The gladdest of the glad.
    Come battle, famine, flood, or fire,
    The cheery little one
    Accepts it as her heart’s desire,
    And says, “Ain’t we got fun?”

    The joy of living fills her cup;
    Of hope, she’s never rid.
    Imagine how she’d brighten up
    Your household — God Forbid!
    The bitter ills of her fortune send
    She sprinkles smiles galore on;
    It seems to me our little friend
    Is something of a moron.

    But if I had her author’s pelf,
    I’m sure I’d be glad myself.

    Dorothy Parker”

  11. September 8, 2016 6:30 pm

    Oh, but “global warming” is not such a new “opponent” to the Olympics! Some know-nothing media hack was flogging similar alarmist fact-free hype prior to the Vancouver winter Olympics in 2010!

    See: Announcing the birth of an Olympian MSM warmist meme

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