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Op-Ed: Katinka Hosszu is the 'One to Watch' at the 2020 Olympic Games

World-class Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu is the "One to Watch" at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Hosszu is affectionately known as "The Iron Lady," and rightfully so.

Shane Ryan talks Los Angeles Current, ISL, road to Olympic Games Special

World-renowned swimmer Shane Ryan, who competes for Ireland, chatted with Digital Journal about the International Swimming League (ISL) and competing for the Los Angeles Current. Lately, Ryan has been shattering Irish records in swimming.

Meet Greg Meehan: Women's Swimming Head Coach for 2020 Olympics Special

Olympic swimming coach Greg Meehan chatted with Digital Journal about serving as the Women's Head Swimming Coach at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. He also offered advice for young and aspiring swimmers.

Meet Dave Durden: Men's Swimming Head Coach for the 2020 Olympics Special

Berkeley - Dave Durden is the Men's Swimming Head Coach for 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Durden chatted with Digital Journal about his coaching career and he shared his advice for young and aspiring swimmers.

Christian Taylor: King of the triple jump at 2016 Olympic Games

Rio De Janeiro - American track and field athlete Christian Taylor has a major reason to celebrate. He won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Thomas Röhler: King of the javelin throw at 2016 Olympic Games

Rio De Janeiro - German athlete Thomas Röhler is the 2016 Olympic gold medalist in the javelin throw at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Thiago Braz da Silva: King of the pole vault at the Olympic Games

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian pole vaulter Thiago Braz da Silva has made Olympic history at the 2016 Olympic Games that were held in Rio de Janeiro.

Derek Drouin: King of the high jump at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Canadian high jumper Derek Drouin reigned supreme at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He took home the gold medal.

Olympics ended with no Zika cases

Rio - Fears that some athletes competing at the Olympic Games at Rio have proven to be unfounded. No cases of Zika virus disease have been reported.

Michelle Carter: Queen of Shot Put at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Michelle Carter made Olympic history in Rio, by becoming the first American woman to win the coveted gold medal in the shot put.

Op-Ed: Millennials ruin the Olympics for big networks? How sad

Sydney - If you’re one of the many people who watched bits of the Olympics in between commercials and the usual network atrocities, you will be horrified to hear that those naughty millennials didn’t bother to watch. Apparently this is some sort of crime.

Chaos, calamity and crisis — The main themes of Rio Olympic Games

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's acting mayor on Monday warned the Summer Olympic Games could end up being a "big failure" because of the huge budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games.

Op-Ed: The Olympic Games can be good for some cities

The Olympic Games have been a game of hit-or-miss for cities around the world since the beginnings of the modern Olympics. Many do not see the benefits, but it may actually be valuable for some cities.

Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony: Live Report

Sochi - 19:03 GMT - Closing - As spectators leave the stadium, WE ARE NOW CLOSING this Live Report after a lavish opening ceremony for the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

Op-Ed: Pros and cons of the same city holding the Olympics

The Olympics are a global sporting affair and countries vie hard to host the games but would it be so bad if the same city, and country, always played host?

Op-Ed: Permanent venue for the Olympics? Benefits and setbacks

With the venue for the Olympic Games 2020 finally decided, Nate Berg of The Atlantic Cities analyzes the disadvantages of hosting the Olympics and how having a fixed venue can benefit participating countries.

Tokyo selected to host 2020 Olympic Games

It's just been announced that Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Olympic Games. A new National Stadium designed by Zaha Hadid will be constructed for the Games.

New biosensor patch will help athletes, soldiers avoid fatigue

For many, technology has advantages in the workplace. It can help them stay organized, track important documents or data, or even share documents or data.

Interview with professional free skier Tucker Perkins Special

On March 14, 2013, professional free skier Tucker Perkins chatted via telephone with Digital Journal about his plans for the future and his aspirations to represent our country and compete in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

What now for golden girl Rebecca Adlington?

Mansfield - Rebecca Adlington has announced her retirement from competitive swimming at the ripe old age of 23. Don't expect her to remain unemployed for long.

KHL only taking 'top-level' NHL players in lockout scenario

Players considering the Kontinental Hockey League as an alternative in the event of an NHL lockout may find themselves turned away at the door.

Man spends 17 days in shop front window watching Olympic Games Special

Sydney - Is this the most dedicated Olympic Games enthusiast in the world? Sam Wheaton will watch the whole of the London 2012 Olympics in lockdown in a Sydney shop front window.

Pizzas, pies, puddings fuel Brownlee brothers’ Olympic success

London - Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, the brothers who won gold and bronze, respectively, in the London 2012 Olympics triathlon event, owe their success to a stodgy carbohydrate diet.

Team GB Olympic cycling success: French blame British secrecy

The success of Team GB’s cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics just keeps biking on, and on with Sir Chris Hoy’s latest gold medal making him the most successful British Olympian ever, but the French suspect some Johnny English shenanigans!

Op-Ed: Olympics rip-off backfires as tourists boycott shops and theatres

London - The Olympics may have opened with a spectacular ceremony, but away from the pool, track and gym, there has been something even more spectacular: A drop in revenue.

London 2012: China leads medal race on first day of competition

On the first day of competition in the London 2012 Olympics, China leads in the medal standing with a total of six medals consisting of four golds and 2 bronzes

Empty seats seen in some major events in London 2012 Olympics

Despite reports of a shortage of tickets for major events in the ongoing 2012 London Olympics, many empty seats were seen in different venues where some major sports events are being held.

Video: Dancing policeman entertains Olympic torch crowd

Sevenoaks - Dancing British bobby on the beat, shows off his moves to entertain the crowd waiting for the Olympic torch to makes its way through Sevenoaks in Kent.

Video: Was Nazi-style salute made to German Olympic team?

London - An older spectator can be seen making what looks like a Nazi-style salute to the German Olympic team at the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

The London Olympics on the Big Screen

London - Londoners who didn't get (or couldn't afford) tickets for the Olympic Games can watch them on a large outdoor screen in Lewisham, among other places.
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Fireworks ignite over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony
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Allyson Felix of the United States celebrates after winning gold in the Women's 200m Final on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.
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Team USA celebrate after they defeated Canada 4-3 in extra time
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The Olympic Stadium from above on Day 10 of the Games
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The computer-generated image of Tokyo’s proposed Olympic Stadium is one of the main venues proposed for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games
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Jack Oliver of Great Britain reacts to his successful lift while competing during the men's 77kg Weightlifting on Day 5.
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