Collectible prices skyrocket, to the dismay of hobbyists
Americans have become obsessed with collectibles, bidding up prices for trading cards, video games and other mementos of their youth. The frenzy has brought small fortunes to some, but a deep frustration for those who still love to play games or trade cards as a hobby. This is more than a case of opportunistic collectors looking to cash in on a burst of nostalgia triggered by the pandemic.news.yahoo.com
Carlos, US athletes take stand to end Olympic protest rule
DENVER John Carlos wants to abolish the rule that bans protests at the Olympics. The renowned Olympic protester has written a letter with an influential group of American athletes, calling on the IOC to put in place a new policy done in collaboration with athletes from across the globe. Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their fists on the medals stand at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics to protest racial inequality in the United States. Athletes are working together as a collective because sport leaders have become too complacent." USOPC leaders have said they are trying to expand the conversation about racial injustice, and are open to pressing for changes in Rule 50 the IOC rule that bars protests on the medals stand and other inside-the-line venues at the games.