June 25, 2013 |
The International Olympic Committee has released its technical evaluation of three cities vying for the 2020 Summer Games. And the news is good for Tokyo. The 110-page report gives a first look at how the voting may go when IOC members cast their ballots in September. Tokyo, which hosted the 1964 Olympics, received praise for its transportation system and for being "a modern, dynamic city that sets global trends and, at the same time, has a strong respect for its history and culture.
May 30, 2013 |
More medals than ever before are being produced for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Organizers of the event say they hope to avoid the disastrous outcome of the previous Winter Olympics by keeping as many of those 1,300 medals right there at home. “We'll try to keep all these medals in Russia, especially the gold ones,” Sochi organizing committee chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said Thursday as the coveted items were unveiled the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg.
December 30, 2012 |
London calling The queen's Diamond Jubilee was a chance to look back at 60 years of colorful suits and hats. And everyone seemed more than eager to hop aboard the royal train, including Pantone, which color-coded her highness' most iconic outfits, and Taschen, which published a coffee table book chronicling the royal family. (February) So long, Sassoon Vidal Sassoon, whose modern, wash-and-wear geometric haircuts changed the rules - and women's lives - died in Los Angeles at age 84. (May)
August 12, 2012 |
As thrilling as it was to watch the American women's soccer team get golden revenge for last year's World Cup or Michael Phelps become the most decorated Olympian in history, the most significant moments of this summer's London Games had as much to do with the coverage as with the events. Revelations rolled out almost daily. Twitter trends are often meaningless. Spoilers don't bother most people, even in sports. Viewers are learning to use the Internet as a complement to, rather than replacement of, television.
August 4, 2012 |
LONDON - Ironic detachment may be the guiding principle of acceptable behavior in Britain, but Hannah Prince is having none of it. British flag in hand, the 21-year-old university student traveled to London from western England to attend the Olympics with her boyfriend, both of them ready to cheer their hearts out for "Team GB" with no trace of self-consciousness. "We're a lot more reserved than other nations, whereas Americans will wave their flags at anything. We should do more of it," Prince said.
August 2, 2012 |
LONDON -- Carmelo Anthony couldn't miss. Neither could the U.S., once again. Team USA set a record for most points in an Olympic basketball game to win a third consecutive blowout, this one a 156-73 victory over Nigeria on Thursday. Anthony made nine of 11 three-point attempts and had 37 points in 14 minutes, 29 seconds as the U.S. blew past the old record of 138 points set by Brazil in 1988 against Egypt. The U.S. led at halftime, 78-45, and after three quarters, 119-62, at the Olympic Park basketball arena.