Child karate star Mahiro Takano and a man-made meteor shower are being touted as major draws for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Despite a bribery scandal revealed by media outlets on May 11, 2016, tainting Tokyo’s successful bid to host the summer Olympics, plans are going ahead around logistics and venues for the international sporting... Show More Summary
Elizabeth Spiers: On the one hand, you have to admire Thiel’s sheer and apparently unending determination to make Denton and Gawker pay for coverage he didn’t like — it’s Olympic level grudge-holding. But the retribution is incredibly disproportionate in a way that seems almost unhinged. Show More Summary
The National Research Council is teaming up with the World Curling Federation to investigate the effects of curling broom technology on ice surfaces ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics to level the playing field for athletes and ensure technology doesn't overtake ability.
It sounded too good to be true. Thanks to the Olympics, Rio’s trash-ringed, sewage-contaminated Guanabara Bay would transform into a pristine watershed as the premiere venue for rowing and sailing. But the cleanup effort never materialized in earnest, and earlier this year, the city said it would actually take 20 more years. Show More Summary
Brazilian investigators have expanded their probe into possible corruption around the staging of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August to include all the venues and services financed with federal funds, a lead prosecutor told...Show More Summary
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (May 25, 2016) - Every Olympic Games, the U.S. Boxing Team delivers inspirational back stories and introduces the world to the unique personalities and characters in the sport. [...] The post USA Boxing to Launch Digital Series on the U.S. Olympic Team with Two-time World Champion Shakur Stevenson appeared first on Boxing News 24.
It has to do with ranking points.
As we continue to inch our way closer and closer to the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, it feels as though the host city cannot help but avoid staying out of the negative headlines. While most of the turmoil hasShow More Summary
The Rio Olympics are trying to get Olympic athletes to practice safe sex while at the games. According to the Associated Press, the International Olympics Committee says that more than 450,000 condoms will be handed out during the 2016 games. Show More Summary
Japan is looking to go beyond having a massive pyrotechnic display to open up the upcoming 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Thanks to a homegrown startup company, spectators from every corners of the world might finally see a man-made meteor shower falling in the heavens during that day.
Olympic opening ceremonies are known for spectacle. Yet few countries, if any, have entertained the masses from space. Japanese ALE Company hopes to make history for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo by creating SkyCanvas, a "man-made meteor...Show More Summary
Golf is making a return after 112-year absence.
A 46-year-old golfer beating competitors more than half his age in a virtual monsoon to win an Olympic gold medal a mere eight years after taking up the sport sounds like something straight out of a fairytale.
In the New York Times, many notable Asian-American actors—Constance Wu, BD Wong, Aziz Ansari, Daniel Dae Kim and more—discussed the obstacles they’ve had in securing parts, pegged to the larger conversation around overall diversity in...Show More Summary
Japanese Olympic officials have appointed two independent lawyers and an accountant to investigate a controversial payment made by Tokyo's bid committee during the host competition for the 2020 Summer Games. The panel will examine the circumstances surrounding $2 million the committee transferred...
Worth every penny.
Tyson calls proposal to allow pros in Olympics ‘ridiculous’
He’ll receive a gold medal for the Olympics at a real ceremony later this year.