Winter Olympics

2018 Winter Olympics U.S. Snowboard Team Qualifying Events Schedule

As the dates draw closer to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, Team USA is gearing up for the remaining qualifying events. The top …

Olympics

June 23, 2017: Protests Calling Out Minority Exclusion to be Prevalent at Pride Events, South Korea May Collaborate With North Korea for 2018 Winter Olympics, NASA to Host Hours-Long Live Stream of Solar Eclipse

<b>1. PROTESTS CALLING OUT MINORITY EXCLUSION TO BE PREVALENT AT PRIDE EVENTS:</b> While Pride marches in cities including New York and San Francisco this …

Event Planning

As Olympics near, six dead bodies found in southern Russia

MOSCOW -- The bodies of six slain men were found in four cars in the Stavropol region of southern Russia, officials said Thursday, triggering an anti-terrorism alert and raising fresh security concerns in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi.<p>In two of the cases, booby traps were discovered …

Terrorism

Copper Mountain, Snowmass, Breckenridge to host Olympic freeskiing, snowboarding qualifications for 2018 Winter Games

Colorado will host three of four freeskiing and snowboarding Olympic qualifying contests next season, featuring the world’s best halfpipe, slopestyle …

Skiing

Sochi club withdraws from league in blow to World Cup plans

The Russian city of Sochi's only professional soccer club says it is withdrawing from the league, in a move which calls World Cup legacy plans into …

Sports

A Beginning List For Learning About The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

Just as I’ve recently gotten a head start on the 2020 Olympics (see A Beginning List For Learning About The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics), I thought …

Olympics

#TBT

In the amusing comedy bit, Getzlaf mercilessly teases his then-teammate Ryan [who is now with the Ottawa Senators] by calling him "Silver." Getzlaf …

Ryan Getzlaf

NBC's Olympic advertising clients may get sent to Wyoming in 2018 instead of South Korea

It’s been one of NBC’s traditions, bringing advertising clients and bigwigs to the Olympics where they get to see events and attend parties. But in …

North Korea

Rural South Korean County Prepares For Role As 2018 Winter Olympics Host

Jeon Chung-won tends sheep on the hilly farm where he was born in PyeongChang, a rural county a few hours' drive east of South Korea's capital Seoul.<p>"It's a simple, peaceful place where the mountain air hugs you," says Jeon, 32. "I really love this place."<p>Only a handful of domestic tourists …

Korean Peninsula

Innsbruck plans a no-frills Winter Olympics 2026 bid

Innsbruck is looking to host the Games for an unprecedented third time. The idea is to organize a cut-rate Winter Games using mostly existing …

Olympics

Pyeongchang 2018: North & South Korea could collaborate over Winter Olympics

<b>Proposed collaboration between North and South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics has been welcomed by the International Olympic Committee.</b><p>According to reports, South Korea sports minister Do Jong-hwan said North Korea could host some skiing events.<p>He also said the countries may enter a combined ice …

Korean Peninsula

Intel Will Sponsor the Olympics to Showcase Virtual Reality Tech - Bloomberg

Intel Corp. will sponsor the Olympics through 2024 in the company’s latest bid to show off its technology through high-profile sports events.<p>The …

Virtual Reality

K-pop star Taeyang lends support to 2018 Winter Olympics

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea just got a little bit cooler -- thanks to the help of K-pop sensation Taeyang.<p>The 29-year-old singer-songwriter has taken on the role of honorary ambassador for next February's Winter Games in PyeongChang.<p>Boasting 7.4 million Instagram followers, …

Olympics

Intel announces Olympics sponsorship through 2024

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) announces an Olympics sponsorship stretching into 2024 that will showcase the company’s virtual reality, 360-degree video, AI, …

Olympics

Drone “Fireworks,” 5G communications, and Streaming VR Coming to Olympic Games

Who needs fireworks when you’ve got drones? Or event tickets when you’ve got virtual reality?<p>That’s Intel’s message as it prepares to bring …

Olympics

McDonald's Out, Intel in: Tech company to partner International Olympic Committee

Just days after splitting with long-term sponsor McDonald's, the International Olympic Committee said today it had signed a partnership deal with …

Olympics

China Under-20s could join German fourth division

<b>China's Under-20s team could play in the German fourth division next season.</b><p>Only 19 teams have qualified for the regional southwest league, with the German FA (DFB) inviting China to enter a team and create an even fixture list.<p>League executive Felix Wiedmann told German paper Bild "all 19 clubs" …

CWHL

Russia's "Gay Propaganda" Ban Violates International Law, Top Human Rights Court Rules

Europe's top human rights court ruled on Tuesday that Russia's so-called "gay propaganda" ban violates international agreements protecting free speech and prohibiting discrimination.<p>Some regional governments in Russia adopted versions of this legislation beginning in 2003, and it was enacted …

Rights & Freedoms

What McDonald's Olympic exit says about the future of marketing around the Games

Life was very different in 1976, when McDonald’s first sponsored the Olympics: Britain suffered a heatwave, there was a row about Europe and the hit …

Advertising

Beijing focuses on quality of progress

Capital's Party chief says next 5 years crucial in city's urban developmentIn the next five years, Beijing will make crucial progress in developing …

Cities

Five Things to know about Calgary's 2026 Winter Olympic Games bid

With a month to go before the committee studying a 2026 Olympic bid makes a final 'yes, bid' or 'no, don't' recommendation to council, the group …

Canadian News

Olympics: Calgary would need C$2.4 billion to cover Games cost

TORONTO (Reuters) - Calgary would need C$2.4 billion ($1.81 billion) in funding to cover the shortfall between revenue and costs if the western Canadian city were to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, according to a group exploring a potential bid.<p>The Calgary Bid Exploration Committee told the City …

Sport (UK)

British Bobsleigh team told: keep quiet about bullying or miss Olympics

• Athletes warned not to complain about authoritarian atmosphere • Team members liken ‘toxic’ culture to that in British Cycling<p>British Bobsleigh warned athletes they could lose their chance of competing at the Olympics if they dared to speak out publicly about issues such as bullying, sexism and …

Sport (UK)

McDonald's walks away from Olympic sponsorship three years early

McDonald’s has severed ties with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after ending its contract three-years early.<p>The US fast-food chain has …

Olympics

Fries over rings: McDonald's ends 41-year Olympic sponsorship

McDonald's Corp ended its 41-year-old sponsorship of the Olympic Games three years early, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday, …

Olympics

Steep Gets Road to the Olympics Expansion Later This Year; New Trailer Released

Steep Road to the Olympics will include six brand new game modes when it launches in December. ...Read MoreThe post Steep Gets Road to the Olympics …

Gaming

McDonald’s ends four-decade Olympics sponsorship

Citing a decision to “focus on different priorities,” McDonald’s announced on Friday it will no longer sponsor the Olympics.<p>“We have been proud to support the Olympic Movement, and we thank our customers and staff, the spectators, athletes and officials, as well as the [International Olympic …

Olympics

McDonald's and the Olympics are parting ways

McDonald's will no longer be a sponsor of the Olympics.<p>The fast food chain is ending its decades-long affiliation with the Games, cutting short a deal that was supposed to run at least through 2020.<p>McDonald's has worked with the Olympics since 1968, when it delivered hamburgers to athletes …

Business

McDonald's and the Olympics end partnership

McDonald's Corp. MCD, -0.10% and the International Olympic Committee have ended their partnership, the IOC announced in a release on Friday. The statement said the two organizations mutually agreed on the break, though the financial terms are confidential. "In today's rapidly evolving business …

Business

Jilin rice wins high praise

Jilin rice was praised by China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi during Jilin's promotion conference held in Beijing on June 13.Wang humorously remarked …

China