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Hilton hotels 15-20% off – via a simple link click

35 minutes agoTravel / Air Travel : BoardingArea

Hilton hotels have long offered what they refer to as a “Gold Medal” rate: a 15% discount on hotels worldwide, to celebrate their support of the US Olympic team. It also had a similar 20% MVP rate that applied to the Americas and Caribbean has also been amended to a simple link, available here. Show More Summary

Former Olympic gold medal boxer retires at 43 with brain injuries

The boxer who won the super-heavyweight gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics has retired from the sport, citing concern over brain injuries.

An Imperfect Dividing Line

1 hour agoNews : News Desk

When, at the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials, Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix lunged across the hundred-metre finish line in a dead heat, officials turned to the rulebook for help figuring out which of the women should be awarded the third and final spot on the national team. Show More Summary

Can China Promise Blue Skies for 2022 Winter Olympics?

Shutting down four coal-fired power plants by next year may not be enough

Olympic champ retires, cites brain injuries

4 hours agoSports / Boxing : Espn: Boxing

Former Olympic boxing champion Audley Harrison has retired, saying repeated blows to the head have left him with brain injuries.

Better Off Dead: 7 People Whose Death Notices Improved Their Lives

5 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Image credit: Flickr user Great Beyond) 1. Betty Robinson At the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, Betty Robinson, a 16-year-old student from Riverdale, Ill., won a gold medal in the 100-meter dash and a silver medal as part of the 100-meter relay team. Show More Summary

IOC Coordination Commission satisfied after fourth visit to PyeongChang

Staying for the first time in Gangneung – site of the venues for three of the seven Olympic winter sports in 2018 – the Commission’s trip coincided with the signing of PyeongChang 2018’s latest official Tier 1 partner and the first meeting...Show More Summary

Ray shines bright on the Olympic stage

Born and brought up in the Swiss town of Yverdon-les-Bains, Sandrine Ray has loved ice hockey for as long as she can remember. She first picked up a stick at the age of four and was only eight when she dreamed that she would one dayShow More Summary

Olympic Agenda 2020 - Changes to the IOC Administration

Pere Miro will become Deputy Director General for Relations with the Olympic Movement. His new duties will include assisting the President and the Director General in strengthening relations with the Olympic Movement and providing strategic counsel to the President and Director General. Show More Summary

Olympic Movement mourns French athletes who died in tragic accident

"We are shocked by this sad news. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of these great athletes who have left us. With them, the world of sport and the Olympic family have lost three of their key members. They were all not only...Show More Summary

Garcia-Peterson/Lee-Quillin undercard

19 hours agoSports / Boxing :

The undercard of the April 11 NBC card at Barclays Center in Brooklyn was announced today. The main undercard bouts features Olympic Gold Medalist for the Dominican Republic Felix Diaz (16-0, 8 KOs) battling Brooklyn-born Gabriel “Tito” Bracero (23-1, 4 … Continue reading ? The post Garcia-Peterson/Lee-Quillin undercard appeared first on Boxing News.

Poland invented tug-of-war IN A BOAT

This NEEDS to be the next big Olympic sport. What do you do when you've got 12 people, one boat, and a swimming pool? YOU PLAY TUG OF WAR!!!!! WHY IS THIS NOT AN OLYMPIC SPORT?!?! (h/t Digg)

Wednesday WindDown Returns to Centennial Olympic Park 4/1-9/30

Get ready to wind down every Wednesday with Wednesday WindDown as it returns to Centennial Olympic Park on April 1st. Relax with a wonderful lineup of everything from jazz to contemporary music performed by favorite local and national touring acts. The events will take place at the Southern Company Amphitheater in Centennial Park every wednesday of […]

Adams back home for Whiteside test

yesterdaySports / Boxing : BBC Boxing

Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams is set to face Olympic qualifying rival Lisa Whiteside at National Championships.

Henry Cejudo Will Fight at UFC 188 in Mexico City, Chico Camus May Be Opponent

Henry Cejudo, an Olympic wrestler, gold medalist and the current top prospect in the UFC's flyweight division, has been scheduled to appear at UFC 188, which will take place in Mexico City. An American born to Mexican parents, Cejudo publicly asked for a place on this card following his victory over Chris Cariaso at UFC 185 earlier in March. Show More Summary

Audley Harrison announces retirement

43-year-old former heavyweight contender and Olympic champion Audley Harrison (31-7, 23 KOs) has announced his retirement in a long letter on his website. Here are some of the highlights: “My boxing career has come to an end. I am no … Continue reading ? The post Audley Harrison announces retirement appeared first on Boxing News.

Dolce&Gabbana Viva La China

Dolce&Gabbana, in honor of Lin Dan, the two-time Olympic badminton gold medal winner, hosted Viva La China, a lavish dinner for 300 guests followed by an extravagant after party at the Shanghai Exhibition Center on March 19. Read the rest of the story at: Dolce&Gabbana Viva La China

IOC Forces School To Remove Rings From Crest For Some Reason

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Have you thought about the Olympics lately? No? Then I guess you didn't drive past any of the tiny little schools in this itty bitty school district in the Poconos in Pennsylvania that serves a population of almost twenty-five thousand...Show More Summary

Singapore’s New “Learning Hub” Rethinks University Classroom Design in the Internet Age

yesterdayArts : Slate: The Eye

Thomas Heatherwick is the London-based architect whose Heatherwick Studio has produced the 2012 London Olympics’ hammered copper cauldron, a futuristic version of London’s double-decker bus, plans for a Garden Bridge that would provide...Show More Summary

Here's what Rio looks like 500 days before the 2016 Olympics

The 2016 summer Olympic games begin in exactly 500 days and host city Rio de Janeiro is still in the thick of major preparations. While most of the venues look far from finished, all projects are on schedule to be completed on time, many even before the end of this year.  Produced by Jason Gaines. Video courtesy of Associated Press. Show More Summary

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