Three Time Olympian Lolo Jones Slam Olympics for Woke Induced Viewership Decline

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Three-time Olympian Lolo Jones is now blaming the historic fall in ratings for the Tokyo Olympics on the rise of political activism in sports.

As The Daily Wire reports:

Three-time Olympian Lolo Jones said political activism at this year’s Tokyo Olympics has viewership way down, noting that there needs be a “delicate balance” between politics and sports.

“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 told Fox News.

“But then 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 athlete added.

As highlighted by The Daily Wire, the U.S. women’s soccer team took a devastating 3-0 loss to Sweden early Wednesday morning in their Tokyo Olympic opener, breaking their 44-game winning streak.

The ratings for the Tokyo Olympics are the lowest in 33 years, reflecting an audience that is obviously less interested in watching the games than in the past.

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RedRam
RedRam
1 month ago

I am not at all disappointed that the US Women’s Soccer Team washed out at the Olympics. Perhaps the Swedish Team devoted more time to practice and less time to political protests? Hopefully Megan Rapinoe will fade out of the public eye or maybe play for another country. I no longer watch Professional Football or Major League Baseball on TV and immediately tune out Professional Basketball because of the disrespect for the American Flag.

C Bernard
C Bernard
1 month ago
Reply to  RedRam

exactly. only watch some NASCAR.

Anti communism
Anti communism
1 month ago
Reply to  C Bernard

Nascar is a woke organization now with their false racist claims by some of their drivers.

SuzieWi
SuzieWi
1 month ago
Reply to  C Bernard

I like that NASCAR starts every race with a prayer and the anthem.

Michael Bluemke
Michael Bluemke
1 month ago
Reply to  C Bernard

Or Ice Hockey

Michael Miller
Michael Miller
1 month ago
Reply to  RedRam

I also stopped watching the nfl, nba , mlb and now the olympics because of the politics of the athletes! I can not support people that disrespect our flag and anthem especially on a world stage!!

Kmc
Kmc
1 month ago
Reply to  RedRam

I agree 100%. I’ll not watch the track and field at all. That’s where the thugs play anyway. Watch the ratings tank more when that starts!

John Fox
John Fox
1 month ago
Reply to  RedRam

I quit TV in 2007. So i don’t know who these rejects are and could care less!

carefugee
carefugee
1 month ago
Reply to  RedRam

Welcome to the club. Glad to have you as a member. There’s lots of us.

Mo Ghahhari
Mo Ghahhari
1 month ago
Reply to  RedRam

Well said. Ditto.

speedle
speedle
1 month ago
Reply to  RedRam

Yeah but the only problem is they are NOT washed out. They still have a chance to win the goal if they win the rest of their matches. I hope they don’t

Bob
Bob
1 month ago
Reply to  RedRam

I agree completely, and I include professional basketball in my list of sports that I will no longer watch.

Ruby
1 month ago

I don’t think americans should have to fund the olympics for people who hate the USA.
Let them pay for their on fees!

Dcdon
Dcdon
1 month ago

I watch the Olympics for the sports and the stories related to the sports. The politics turn me away, if zibwant politics so can watch the MSM which I find horrible. If the athletes want to be political then don’t shine when we decline to watch. As far as the US Women’s soccer team good riddance so do not care about your “stage” just play the damn sport and go protest on your own time! Better yet you cam move to Vuba or Venezuela and emjoy your experience there !

D.A. brown
1 month ago

I think just about everyone hit the nail on the Head here. I have absolutely NO interest in the Olympics.. or any of our other sports such as NFL (leader in this) NBL, soccer, hockey or basketball. What I have watched and it was far watched was the Tour De France… now that Neil isn’t there as well. Great coverage, wonderful scenery, cultural and historic. Great ride guys!!!

Glen
Glen
1 month ago
Reply to  D.A. brown

Totally agree…..

Dolores Linthurst
Dolores Linthurst
1 month ago
Reply to  D.A. brown

I completely agree with you! But the only professional sport I have heard and so has my brother is hockey! They only play hockey and not involved with blm! Brother is a big hockey fan and he has seen none of this. Maybe we should all turn to hockey as new sport!

Aaron F
1 month ago

Rating downfall of Olympics

Ed D.
Ed D.
1 month ago

You can’t have your cake and eat it too! You go woke, your ratings go broke!

Aaron F
1 month ago

I agree, I turn on tv to watch the sports, I’m tired of all the disrespect of the flag, all the political message. Due in in some other venue, I’ve turned off all professional sports, now the Olympics, football, and I guess college sports will be next. It’s disgraceful and takes away from any enjoyment people have in watch great athletes. Tired of sports and all the messages, find another venue!!

Anti communism
Anti communism
1 month ago

The Olympics were suppose to be free from politics and any form of protesting from its inception, but now it is nothing more than a political stage for those who wish to put forth their points of view and push them on everyone.

Pgb
Pgb
1 month ago

Ms. Jones is spot on! Our family has tuned out specifically because of this wokeness.

Patricia
Patricia
1 month ago

I feel sorry for the Olympians but I am not going to watch people who dishonor our country by taking a stand for the woke culture ! Enough is enough ! Maybe the “good” Olympians should have refused to play if the Olympic commitee allowed any political activism and transgenders .

George Horvat
George Horvat
1 month ago

I’d rather watch the grass in my back yard grow!

Robin Walter Boyd
Robin Walter Boyd
1 month ago

She is absolutely correct. Progressives must infect every aspect of life with their hateful rantings, and people are just tired of hearing and seeing privileged athletes whining and being ungrateful to the nation that allowed them to be the icons they have become. It may not be nice to say, but we don’t want to hear the opinions of entertainers, we just want the little monkeys to dance and sing for our enjoyment.

Bella
Bella
1 month ago

I glad that that U.S Women Soccer Team lost,they have alot of As-holes on the team, you disrespect my flag and Country ,I disrespect you you bunch of worthless dumb-a

Greta
Greta
1 month ago

Only watch spinning and gymnastics. Once they get anti-american I am done.

Terry Story
Terry Story
1 month ago

I am not only going to stop watching them, I am also going to stop contributing to the Olympics. I haven’t watched the NFL and the NBA for a very long time now and I do watch baseball, and I don’t remember but one occasion where a player has been disrespectful of the Anthem and the Flag, and that has passed, so I will still watch them, but that is close to all that I will watch of the spoiled millionaires that use our money and our platforms to espouse their nonsense.

bk
bk
1 month ago
Reply to  Terry Story

mlb is lined up with blm cant get more racist or woke than that

Daren Olson
Daren Olson
1 month ago
Reply to  Terry Story

What about MLB taking the Allstar game out of Georgia?

amato55
amato55
1 month ago
Reply to  Terry Story

MLB is going to play the Black national Anthem this season the same as the NFL. I don’t watch pro sports at all. Now I don’t watch the Olympics either.

Michael Bluemke
Michael Bluemke
1 month ago

SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE STOPPED WATCHING ANY SPORTS, THESE OVERPAID BABIES, WELL IT’S TIME TO PAY THE PIPER!!!TIME IS PAST DUE, THEY NEED TO BE HIT IN THE WALLET AND DESTROYED!!! CONTINUE BOYCOTTS, IT IS WORKING!!! EVEN TAKE AWAY ALL ENDORSEMENT MONEY!!! BOYCOTT ALL THEY SUPPORT, NIKE, COKE, BUDWEISER ETC. IT MAY BE TOUGH NOT USING THESE PRODUCTS, BUT THIS WILL [email protected]

Rich
Rich
1 month ago

There is only one sport I care to watch anymore. The PGA tour has everything well in hand. Not to sound flippant, it’s the only sport where taking a knee has a purpose.

Last edited 1 month ago by Rich
Donald Nicholas
Donald Nicholas
1 month ago

I was getting gas where they have a screen showing a soccer game. I glanced at it as I was pumping gas and that’s the first Olympic event I’ve seen. In New Jersey and Oregon they can’t pump their own gas so they my not have seen that much.

Glen
Glen
1 month ago

No longer interested in any pro sports or the Olympics that has anything to do with politics .I respect our flag way to much to let a bunch of losers make a statement to devalue our nation.

Jane C Dewberry
Jane C Dewberry
1 month ago

If you could count on the mainstream media to actually report the truth, you’d probably find that people all over the world, and especially in the USA, are sick and tired of “wokeness”. The whole idea of being “woke” began with those who are so insecure in themselves that they insist themselves on everyone else and demand that their opinions must be shared by everyone else. If not, those that don’t comply are always considered to be “racist”. What a narrow limited view they have of the world and it’s people. How intimidated they must feel when the masses don’t comply with their divisive, twisted view of humanity. We might’ve felt sorry for them at one time, but they are too dangerous to look upon kindly now due to the destructive atmosphere they have created.

Michael Robertson
1 month ago

Good, if they stopped the BLM and ANTIFA like stuff and stick to sports I’d watch it. Like the girl who turned her back , when the NATIONAL ANTHEM was playing. WHO WANTS TO WATCH THAT ? Not me !!!!!

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Some very stupid people, just don’t get it,go woke,good chance u go broke, ask genius l.james.

L. Parker
L. Parker
1 month ago

These cry baby athletes do not even care that no one is watching them anymore and they have slayed the golden goose. They are getting beaten by teams and athletes that have concentrated on preparing for the great honor of representing their country in the olympics rather than being woke. As of right now, our house only watches college sports and golf and that will stop if they start the political demonstrations. I have sooo much more time now without the hours spent in front of the TV watching.