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Mayor reveals Olympic host boroughs as London’s fastest-growing area
On 9 October, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, revealed that an incredible 110,000 new jobs have been created since the Olympic Games London 2012 within the six districts of the city that hosted events during the Games. The figures confirm that there has …
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Double world champion Kiyuna aims to lead a karate revolution in Japan
Ryo Kiyuna may well go in to his home Olympic Games in 2020 as one of the most likely gold medal winners in the entire Japanese team. The 27-year-old is the 2014 and 2016 World Karate Federation (WKF) world champion, the 2017 World Games gold medallist and …
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Buenos Aires set for fast and furious hockey5s tournament
As hinted in the name, hockey5s features five players per side compared to the usual 11 who play in the traditional hockey events. Teams are made up of nine players, and substitutions can be made at any time during the game. Matches consist of three 10 …
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Taking in the X Games: The Olympics of Extreme Sports

Taking in the X Games: The Olympics of Extreme Sports
Taking in the X Games: The Olympics of Extreme Sports Athletes and fans from around the world invaded Minneapolis last weekend for the 2017 Summer X Games, the Olympics for extreme sports. Check out this story on argusleader.com: http://www.argusleader.com …
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Extreme sports retailer conquers warehouse challenges with Snapfulfil
BROOMFIELD, Colo. – July 25, 2017 – PRLog– Online action sports retailer, Freestyle Xtreme, has implemented the Snapfulfil cloud warehouse management system to drive efficiencies in its global fulfilment operation. Freestyle Xtreme sells the biggest …
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Extreme Sports
Canadians are active by nature… we have long winters, so many Canucks find some way to make the most of the cold weather (by taking up hockey, skiing, or snowshoeing), and our summers are so short that when Mother Nature does finally give us some warmth …
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Latest Olympics News

Nominations open for IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Awards
Acknowledging the exceptional role of coaches in an athlete’s life, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s first-ever Coaches Lifetime Achievement Awards open today for nominations. Following a recent decision by the IOC Executive Board, this new …
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Young Reporter Rolynda Jonathan reflects on her time at the Youth Olympic Games
“A month before the YOG in Singapore I began work as a news reporter for the Oceania Television Network, which is how I was lucky enough to be involved in the Young Reporters Programme. Looking back seven years ago brings back nothing but treasured and …
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International Youth Day – Encouraging and empowering talented youngsters so they can be part of the solution for a better world
On 12 August, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is celebrating International Youth Day, established under the auspices of the United Nations Observed the world over, International Youth Day recognises the important role that young people play in …
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Winter Olympics: Downhill forecast

Winter Olympics: Downhill forecast
Skiers, snowboarders and other athletes got a bit of a shock when they arrived in Sochi, Russia, for the 22nd Olympic Winter Games. On the way into town from the airport, competitors passed rows of palm trees that thrive in the breezes blowing off the …
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Rio 2016 Olympics: Just how Great were Britain?
Great Britain smashed their medal target for the 2016 Olympics, achieved a succession of notable ‘firsts’ and caused a major stir by finishing second in the table, above global powerhouse China. Of the 366 athletes that went to the Rio Games for Team GB …
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A Seattle Olympics?
Seattle’s interest in being a world-class city springs eternal, and in the wake of the 50th anniversary of Seattle’s Century 21 World’s Fair some civic boosters have wondered if Seattle can regain the mojo of the Mad Men era. While another world’s fair …
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2016 Olympics: Pac-12 Rio Olympics Quick Facts

2016 Olympics: Pac-12 Rio Olympics Quick Facts
• Pac-12-affiliated athletes won 55 total medals in 12 sports during the Summer Olympic Games in Rio. If the Conference were a country, it would have finished fifth among all countries behind Russia (56). Pac-12 athletes also claimed 25 gold medals …
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5 Things They Don’t Want You to Know About the Olympics
You’ve seen the sappy commercials and the heartwarming back stories on morning talk shows. The athletes who have earned spots at the Olympic Games are the purest of the pure, the world’s most dedicated sportsmen and women who probably won’t earn much more …
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The Ancient History of Cheating in the Olympics
News broke last week that despite a state-sponsored doping scheme, the Russian delegation would not be wholly disqualified from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Instead, individual athletes’ fates are being assessed by their respective sporting federations.
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Rio Olympics: 7 Biggest Storylines of the Games

Rio Olympics: 7 Biggest Storylines of the Games
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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