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Selling Your City: The Promotional Videos of the Candidate Cities for the 2020 Olympic Games

I finally took a look at the promotional videos made by the cities vying for the 2020 Summer Games: Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid.

In my mind, Istanbul and Madrid’s Olympic committees focused on the cities, and thus their videos felt like the tourism promotion videos you might see on CNN. 190 more words

Pop Culture

Tokyo 2020 Olympic venues approved for new sports

Tokyo 2020 venues for the new Olympic sports of baseball, softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing were approved by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday. 222 more words


IOC undecided on refugee team for Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee expects to decide in two years if it will have a refugee team at the 2020 Olympics, an official said Tuesday. 185 more words


Doping and the Medal Musical Chairs Part 1: Uncovering Cheaters Leads to Surprised Medalists

It’s a cat and mouse game, the chemists on the side of the cheaters, and the chemists on the side of the authorities. And like hackers in cyberspace, the well-financed black hats in the shadows will often times be one step ahead of the rule-makers and the enforcers. 433 more words

Other Olympics

IOC: Tokyo Olympics' huge cost could give wrong message

TOKYO (AP) — A top IOC official renewed his demand Thursday that Japanese organizers further reduce their $18 billion budget ceiling for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying the figure could scare off cities considering bids for future Games. 371 more words


Tokyo 2020 Olympic swimming venue stays, but volleyball could move

TOKYO (AP) — Olympic organizers agreed Tuesday to keep the rowing, canoe sprint and swimming venues at their planned sites in Tokyo for the 2020 Games, while postponing a decision until Christmas on a possible switch for volleyball. 484 more words


2020 Olympic golf may include more than individual event, Tim Finchem says

Outgoing PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said golf officials are looking to “mix in a different competition or two” for the 2020 Olympics.

In Rio, golf returned to the Games for the first time since 1904 with 72-hole, stroke-play tournaments for men and women. 168 more words