Rio Olympics: 7 Biggest Storylines of the Games

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From #lochtemess to the dominance of the U.S. women to NBC’s weak ratings, these are the seven stories that shaped coverage of the Olympics. The Rio Olympics come to end tonight with the closing ceremonies. Here are the seven storylines that shaped the …
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Indian medal winners at Olympics
India has so far won 9 gold medals, 6 silver and 11 bronze medals, a total of 26 medals in 30 Olympics Games. India, a country with second largest population, has struggled to win medals at Olympics. India dominated the hockey field in which it has won …
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The 2016 Rio Olympics should get a gold medal for online streaming
The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is the first ever to be live streamed simultaneously as the television broadcast, and the results are staggering. The first 10 days of the 2016 Olympics have been streamed online more than the last two …
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Should Surfing Be In The Olympics?

Adriano-de-Souza-joli-QAB7481.jpgShould Surfing Be In The Olympics?
Last week, Fernando Aguerre, President of the International Surfing Association, submitted a formal bid to the International Olympic Committee, trying (not for the first time) to get the sport of surfing recognized as a sanctioned event at the 2020 Tokyo …
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Drone Surfing Hawaii
This cool video comes our way via Vimeo. “The team decided to give drone surfing a try and it worked out better then we thought! This is the kinda stuff you think of when you’re a kid, something not possible. We towed David Sterman into some waves …
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Fascol Launches Surfing Scooter in New York & Los Angeles
Pomona, CA — (SBWIRE) — 12/14/2016 — Fascol has launched a new surfing scooter in pink for the little adventurer. The sturdy looking kick scooter is not only tough but is a good pick for children who like adaptable gears. The unique C-shape bumper …
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What If the Olympics Were Always Held in the Same City?

sportWhat If the Olympics Were Always Held in the Same City?
The Olympics are here, and I’m not sure how to feel about it. On the one hand, I’m thrilled that a South American city is hosting the Olympic Games for the first time. People around the world will have the opportunity to explore Rio de Janeiro’s many …
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Special Olympics opening ceremony is out of this world
For months, it has been little more than a curious promotional slogan, an attempt to excite the city about a Special Olympics World Games that many did not quite understand. What exactly did “Reach Up L.A.” mean, anyway? Then, on a deeply powerful …
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The NHL Needs the Olympics
If you have been paying attention to the hockey world lately, you may have realized that international hockey has been front and center. The World Cup of Hockey is an exhibition showcasing the world’s finest talent and it has produced some wild and …
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Musicians tune up for ‘Olympics’ festival of fingerstyle guitarists

Lance Allen competes in the 2015 Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition in Nashville. The annual event brings together some of the best fingestyle guitar players in the world to compete in Brown County. SubmittedMusicians tune up for ‘Olympics’ festival of fingerstyle guitarists
The lilting notes went up and down with dizzying tempo, music flowing in waves from the expertly tuned acoustic guitar. At the same time, players tapped a beat out with their thumbs, or added bass to the depth of their playing by simultaneously plucking …
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60 minutes of Dinosaur Jr.’s stormy guitar epics
For such a guitar-driven art form, rock ’n’ roll is surprisingly low on guitarists with distinctive sounds. Many of the best players tailor their riffs and solos to the song—which is a perfectly reasonable approach, but can make it hard to recognize …
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Undead: Bob Weir announces first album of all-original material in 30 years
Among the best-known rhythm guitarists of all time, Weir is acclaimed for his intricate and innovative voice on his six-stringed instrument, as well as the strong musical depth he brought to the Grateful Dead’s famed jam-band aesthetic. Weir will embark …
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Latin American Athletes to Watch at the 2016 Rio Olympics

sportLatin American Athletes to Watch at the 2016 Rio Olympics
She won her first Olympic Gold Medal at the summer 2012 Olympics and is … López looks to end his career with a third straight gold medal at this year’s 2016 Olympics in Rio. María Guadalupe González is breaking barriers for Mexican women.
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Don’t expect a private hospital room at the Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO — When the Olympics kick off Friday … is one of five public hospitals officially designated to accept Olympic tourists. Spectators who attend the opening and closing ceremonies — as well as other sports in the Maracanã Olympic …
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NBC 2016 Rio Olympics Coverage by the Numbers
250 Total cameras used for NBC Olympics coverage (including OBS, venue and studio). 132 HD feeds coming in from Rio. 52 Years since NBC‘s first broadcast of the Olympic Games (1964 Tokyo Games). 51 Edit suites located in the NBC Olympics compound in the …
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Former Rice volleyball player Pazo to represent Venezuela in 2016 Olympics

sportFormer Rice volleyball player Pazo to represent Venezuela in 2016 Olympics
Former Rice volleyball star Olaya Pazo is headed to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro where she will represent her home country of Venezuela in Beach Volleyball. Pazo last played volleyball at Rice in the fall of 2005 before graduating in the spring of 2006.
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Tanzania: BoT Mwanza Crowned Volleyball Champions
An official from Mwareva and league’s coordinator, Honorati Mayunga also congratulated all the teams that participated in the league and promised to stage a more competitive Beach Volleyball earmarked to start on August 20 this year. Copyright © 2016 …
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Film to provide look at life of beach volleyball star Kerri Walsh Jennings
Beach volleyball star Kerri Walsh Jennings is the subject of a new documentary, and to get any closer to what’s going on inside the three-time Olympic gold medalist you would need an X-ray. Actually, the 45-minute film scheduled to debut five days before …
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Synchro figure skating, mass start speed race proposed for 2018 Olympics

sportSynchro figure skating, mass start speed race proposed for 2018 Olympics
Synchronized skating, a figure skating discipline, and a mass start speed skating event open to both long track and short track athletes could be on the program for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. International Skating Union President …
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Sisters place first at figure skating competition
Norwalk 5th grader, Olivia Smith, and her younger sister, 3rd grader, Ruby Smith recently competed at the Skating Club of Southern CT Basic Skills Competition at the SoNo Ice House. Olivia and Ruby have been taking figure skating lessons at the SoNo Ice …
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Peter Burrows, Olympic figure skating coach, dies at 75
Peter Burrows, a coach to dozens of figure skating Olympians and U.S. national medalists, including Dorothy Hamill before her 1976 gold-medal performance, died April 9. He was 75. An Albertson resident and former director of the figure skating school at …
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Latest Olympics News

sportThis video of the women’s gymnastics team got us PUMPED for the Olympics
These girls go hard! A new promo for Under Armour shows the effort that goes into training for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and it’s making us anxious for a 2012 repeat. The clip shows national women’s team members and Olympic hopefuls …
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Brazil seek Barcelona clearance for Neymar to attend Olympics – Dunga
Brazil national team coach Dunga confirmed that he will be speaking with Barcelona coach Luis Enrique to find a solution that will permit striker Neymar to participate in this summer’s Copa America in the United States as well as the 2016 Olympics in …
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Bring back the Olympics to Salt Lake? Are you people high?
Look, hosting an Olympics isn’t easy. Or cheap. Just ask any city that isn’t Salt Lake. So the fact that Utah’s Olympics were considered such a successful and fiscally responsible endeavor makes them a genuine rarity. When you stick the landing like …
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Latest Olympics News

Thailand's Vanessa Vanakorn (Mae) gets ready to take the start of the Women's Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom Run 1 at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

NBCUniversal to Team With Data Trackers to Study Olympics Viewing
For the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next year, NBCUniversal plans to team up with the television tech company TiVo and RealityMine, a research start-up, to track how people watch the Games on television, mobile and digital platforms.
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Lionel Messi unlikely to play in Rio Olympics, Argentina coach says
Lionel Messi is unlikely to be one of a maximum three over-age players on Argentina’s soccer team for the Rio Olympics, national team coach Gerardo Martino said in this video interview published Wednesday. Martino said a decision on Messi and the …
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Golfer Michelle’s priority is the Olympics, CNY can wait
PETALING JAYA: Golfer Michelle Koh is willing to forgo Chinese New Year celebrations with her loved ones if that is what it takes for her to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August. The 25-year-old is bracing herself for a hectic February …
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Sport travel: How to see the Olympics, Tour de France, and Euro 2016

sportSport travel: How to see the Olympics, Tour de France, and Euro 2016
Brazil’s most lively city will sing even more loudly next summer when it hosts the Olympic Games (5-21 August; rio2016.com; olympic.org). The quadrennial sports-fest will fill 33 venues in Rio de Janeiro. The opening and closing ceremonies will be held …
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Al-Attiyah exits WRC2 to focus on Olympics preparation
Two-time WRC2 champion Nasser Al-Attiyah will not defend his title in 2016, instead opting to concentrate on preparations for the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 45-year-old driver won his first WRC2 title in 2014 and defended it this year, …
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Russian track star family to relive Olympic heartache
His mother, prominent heptathlete Natalya Shubenkova, missed the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics after the Soviet Union and its Communist allies boycotted the Games — payback for the West’s snub of the 1980 Moscow Olympics. “It’s like there’s some kind of …
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