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Child Karate Star And Man-made Meteor Shower To Usher In 2020 Tokyo Olympics Amid Scandal

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 Gawker and Peter Thiel

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

Curling body enlists NRC to test controversial brooms

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.

This Might Be the Reason Why Rio Can't Clean Its Shitty Water for the Olympics

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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

Brazil Olympic Venues Targeted In Corruption Probe

7 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

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

USA Boxing to Launch Digital Series on the U.S. Olympic Team with Two-time World Champion Shakur Stevenson

7 hours agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

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.

Spanish Olympic sailors assaulted in Rio de Janeiro

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

IOC to hand out 450k condoms to athletes during 2016 Rio Olympics

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

2020 Tokyo Olympics News: Japan to Offer a Different Kind of Heavenly Spectacle

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.

Man-made meteor shower proposed for 2020 Olympics

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

Priority for golf in Olympics: Grow the game

10 hours agoSports / Golf : USAToday: Golf

Golf is making a return after 112-year absence.        

Canadian Golfer Lyon's Roar Echoes 112 Years On

10 hours agoSports / Golf : On Par

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.

Constance Wu: Asian Actors 'Have to Train Like It's the Olympics' to Get Parts Over Whites

12 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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 name panel to investigate payment

12 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

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...

AP Top Olympic News at 12:02 p.m. EDT

Tyson calls proposal to allow pros in Olympics ‘ridiculous’

Olympian holds his own gold medal ceremony after Russian doping scandal

He’ll receive a gold medal for the Olympics at a real ceremony later this year.

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