Summer Olympics

  • Tokyo Olympics Jan 15

    How Alibaba Plans to Change the Olympics

    Chinese tech giant Alibaba wants to be a game-changer at the Olympics with its cloud computing and other services. Alibaba is perhaps best known globally as an online retail platform. But Alibaba chief marketing officer Chris Tung has detailed plans to change how broadcasters, fans and organizers experience the Olympics.

  • Tokyo 2020 Jan 9

    IOC Details Rules on Political Protests at Olympics

    Olympic athletes have been told which protests will not be allowed at the 2020 Tokyo Games. That means no taking a knee and no political hand gestures. The IOC Athletes’ Commission has published a three-page guidance document after consulting with competitors. Athletes wanted clarity about how a long-standing ban on political protests in venues would apply in practice. Political opinions...

  • NBC NEWS Jul 22, 2019

    Tokyo Olympics: With 1 Year to Go, Costs, Ticket Demand Rising

    The countdown for the Tokyo Olympics has hit 365 days. To mark the year-to-go mark, the gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals are to be unveiled Wednesday as part of daylong ceremonies around the Japanese capital. Tokyo’s 1964 Olympics showcased bullet trains, futuristic designs and a new expressway, underlining Japan’s recovery following World War II. Those games were the first...

  • King Aug 11, 2016

    Ageless Olympians: Meet the Inspiring Over-40 Athletes Competing in the 2016 Rio Games

    With the oldest checking in at 61, these tough sportsmen and women prove that there’s no wrong time to dream big.

  • COACH Aug 7, 2016

    In Rio’s Olympic Water, It’s All About Avoiding the Splash

    There’s a contradictory mission for rowers competing in this year’s Summer Olympics. Get into your boat, work your hardest — but try to avoid the water. And definitely don’t swallow it. On Saturday at the polluted Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon — the venue for Olympic rowing — rowers bleached the handles of oars. They swished with anti-bacterial mouthwash, kept water...

  • London Jul 26, 2016

    The US Women’s Basketball Team Has a Decidedly UConn Flavor

    Coach Geno Auriemma wanted to have the best talent available to him. So it was no coincidence that when the U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team was constructed, those in positions of responsibility within basketball operations were able to find a five-person unit with whom Auriemma had long-standing ties. When the team attempts to win its sixth straight Olympic gold medal...

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