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Three-time Olympian Lolo Jones slammed Olympic protests on Fox News.
She said viewers are tuning out because of the politicization of the global event.
“I think sometimes people just want to tune in to watch sports, to just watch sports, and they’re not there for the political side of it,” Jones said.
She continued, “…On the athlete’s side, the athletes are like, ‘this is the biggest platform I’ve ever had and I want to speak my causes.’”
The Tokyo Olympics reportedly drew in 16.7 million viewers for NBC on Friday, which are low ratings and the smallest audience for the network broadcast in the past 33 years.
Jones added there’s a “delicate balance” between sports and social activism. Watch the clip:
TRENDING 👇 First Federal Agency Announces Vaccine Mandate
And so it begins… Veterans Affairs becomes the first federal agency to mandate the COVID vaccine, Fox News reports.
Health care personnel will be obligated to take the drug. Rueters says this impacts more than 100,000 health care workers.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough decided to make the COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all VA health care personnel. This includes physicians, dentists, nurses and others who work in patient-facing roles. The agency says this is a “necessary step” to keep the veterans it serves “safe.”
Employees have eight weeks to comply and must be fully vaccinated. McDonough said, “We’re mandating vaccines for Title 38 employees because it’s the best way to keep veterans safe, especially as the delta variant spreads across the country.”
“Whenever a veteran or a VA employee sets foot in a VA facility, they deserve to know that we have done everything in our power to protect them from COVID-19,” he continued. “With this mandate, we can once again make – and keep – that fundamental promise.”