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A decade on, Olympics changed China, but not how many hoped

Bejing - A decade after Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympics, its legacy remains unmistakable from the smallest alleyways in the Chinese capital to the country's growing clout abroad.

Long-track speedskaters have a bit of technology up their sleeves

Speed skating is an Olympic event where a thousandth of a second can make the difference between who gets a medal and who doesn't, so athletes rely on technology to give them an edge.

Real-time digital health assessments for Winter Olympians

Assessing the health of athletes is important in the world of modern sport. The Winter Olympics offers a chance to test out some of the latest digital health innovations.

S. Korea's Moon willing to hold summit with Kim Jong-Un

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Wednesday he would be willing to sit down with the nuclear-armed North's leader Kim Jong-Un, as the international community welcomed an agreement for Pyongyang to send its athletes to the Winter Olympics in the S...

S. Korea's Moon: denuclearisation is path to peace

Seoul - Denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula is "the path to peace and our goal", South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Wednesday, a day after the North agreed to send its athletes to the Winter Olympics in his country.

Tears, anger as Munich Olympic massacre memorial opens

Munich - Widows and children of 11 Israeli Olympic team members murdered during the 1972 Games in Munich unveiled a memorial to the victims at an emotional ceremony on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: A Fan makes documentary of Wrestling in U.S. — his first film Special

Chicago - Wrestling fan and now documentary film maker, Ryan Blake was pleased to see the movie "American Wrestler - The Wizard," which as covered by this reporter had a special local premiere-showing in Petaluma, CA this past May 5th.

The 2020 Olympics may have medals made from electronic waste

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are hoping to source the gold, silver and bronze needed to make medals for the games from millions of discarded smartphones and other small consumer electronics.

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.

Medals at Tokyo Olympics may be made from discarded smartphones

Tokyo - Japan has a mine of old electronics and the country may have some use for them. The country is considering creating Olympic medals from the used electronics.

Could future humans lap Usain Bolt?

At the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, some of the fastest and strongest people in the world showed us what humans in peak physical condition can accomplish.

Golden goodbye as Michael Phelps signs off with 23 Gold medals

(AFP) — Michael Phelps brought down the curtain on his glittering Olympic career when he helped the USA win 4x100m medley relay gold at the Rio Olympic Games, taking his personal tally to 23.

Brazil steps up efforts to prevent terrorism at Summer Olympics

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil has assigned more than 22,000 soldiers to assist police and other security protecting the 2016 Summer Olympics scheduled to begin next month.

Samsung unveils a limited edition Olympic-themed Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung has announced a special and highly limited edition version of the Galaxy S7 edge, its current flagship smartphone. The handset has been built in celebration of the Rio 2016 Olympic games and will be handed out to participating Olympians.

Tokyo governor resigns over spending scandal

Toukyo - The governor of Tokyo resigned Wednesday over spending public money on lavish hotels and spa trips, the latest setback on the mega-city's troubled road to hosting the 2020 Olympics.

Brazil acting president pushes for quick Rousseff impeachment

Bras - Brazil's interim government on Thursday pushed for speeding up the impeachment process against suspended president Dilma Rousseff, who could be forced from office just as Rio starts hosting the Olympic Games.

Tokyo governor under fire for spending on luxury hotels, pyjamas

Toukyo - Tokyo's embattled governor apologised Wednesday in the face of rising public anger over alleged inappropriate spending on everything from luxury hotel suites to children's pyjamas.

Op-Ed: Olympics good venue for redemption if Pacquiao loses to Bradley

The 2016 Rio Olympics would be a good venue for Manny Pacquiao's next fight in case he loses to Timothy Bradley on Saturday in their trilogy fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

40% of sewage entering Rio Olympics waterways will be untreated

We are only five months from the Summer Olympics in Rio and it is looking more and more like one of the big stories during the games will be the health risks associated with the events that will take place on the polluted Rio waterways.

Derelict Greek Olympic venues reopened to house migrants

Atenas - Greek authorities on Thursday hastily reopened a derelict sports hall from the Athens 2004 Olympics to house hundreds of migrants who were sleeping on the streets of the capital.

South Korean forest bulldozed to create ski run for Olympics

South Korea, host of the 2018 Winter Games, has been accused of bulldozing a 500-year-old virgin forest to make room for an Olympic ski slope.

Cyclists rides down old Olympic bobsled track

Sarajevo - A video of a cyclists riding along the Sarajevo Olympic bobsled track has surfaced. The cyclist captured the footage via a GoPro camera.

Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Kuala Lumpur - Beijing was officially declared the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, narrowly beating Almaty, Kazakhstan by just four votes.

How competition hurts us: An interview with Margaret Heffernan Special

What makes us competitive, either in business, education or dating, can be detrimental to our career success and overall well-being, argues author Margaret Heffernan in her new book A Bigger Prize. She spoke to us about competition's ugly side.

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.

The previous 'Robot Olympics' competition

Recent articles on Japan's possible Robot Olympics sparked a wave of interest about the concept on many sites. A previous contest was held in 2013 that could give us some insight on what the future event may look like.

Japan wants to host the 2020 Robot Olympics

The thrill of competition. Blood, sweat and servomotors? Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants the country to hold an event dedicated to the athletic prowess of robots.

Nobody wants the Olympics anymore

The 2022 Olympics are proving to be unpopular with many cities as two finalists pulled out. Out of the four that remain, two are in bad shape and are unpopular. The only cities that see the games as viable are totalitarian regimes.

San Francisco weightlifting club aims for Olympic Gold Special

San Francisco - As the recent excitement surrounding this year's Winter Olympics went into a fever pitch, Abraham Lincoln High School coach and teacher Kevin Doherty was among the many cheering on the American teams.

IOC tells Brazil to speed up pace of 2016 planning

Olympic officials wrapped up a three-day visit on Friday by warning that more haste was needed in deciding which branches of government must plan and pay for the 2016 event...
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France's Olympic gold-winning men's handball team, Beijing, 2008
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File photo: UFO hovering over Olympics 2012 opening ceremony
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Gabrielle Douglas performing at uneven bars at London Olympic Games - Youtube screenshot
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Cops showed the good natured  sense of humor when they staked out rooftops of Illinois Dunkin  Donut...
Cops showed the good natured, sense of humor when they staked out rooftops of Illinois Dunkin' Donuts to raise money for the Special Olympics.
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A runner carries the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch along a bridge across Yenisei River near the Kr...
A runner carries the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch along a bridge across Yenisei River near the Krasnoyarsk hydro electric power station near the town of Divnogorsk outside Krasnoyarsk, November 25, 2013
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Ryan Blake at Olympics with fellow wrestling fan.
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Canada s Olympic athletes were given a celebration one month after the 2012 Summer Olympics in Londo...
Canada's Olympic athletes were given a celebration one month after the 2012 Summer Olympics in London came to an end. Thousands of enthusiastic supporters waved flags, carried placards and showed their Canadian pride.
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A track circle
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A close-up view of the renowned Olympics cauldron in downtown Vancouver
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26-year-old Sam Wheaton from Bondi, spending 17 days in a shop front window in George Street, Sydney.
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (L) speaks with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) head Craig Reedie at an IOC executive meeting in Lausanne
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Canadians celebrating during an Olympics hockey match
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Canada s Olympic athletes were given a celebration one month after the 2012 Summer Olympics in Londo...
Canada's Olympic athletes were given a celebration one month after the 2012 Summer Olympics in London came to an end. Thousands of enthusiastic supporters waved flags, carried placards and showed their Canadian pride.
Canada s Olympic athletes were given a celebration one month after the 2012 Summer Olympics in Londo...
Canada's Olympic athletes were given a celebration one month after the 2012 Summer Olympics in London came to an end. Thousands of enthusiastic supporters waved flags, carried placards and showed their Canadian pride.
Sri Chinmoy with popular runner Carl Lewis
Sri Chinmoy with popular runner Carl Lewis
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British Embassy Olympics exhibition in Croatia
British Embassy Olympics exhibition in Croatia
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