Tag: Rio Olympics 2016

Discus Thrower Piotr Malachowski Sells Olympic Medal To Help Cancer Patient

Polish Olympic silver medalist Piotr Malachowski has sold his precious medal to help fund the treatment of a young cancer patient. Malachowski, who won the medal in the discus event at the Rio Olympics, put his medal up for auction on eBay.

Life & Style August 28, 2016

What's Really Going On Between Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte And The Brazilian Government?

Inconsistencies in the statements of Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen about an alleged armed robbery on Sunday have raised questions about the veracity of their claims. Two of their teammates, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, were prevented by Brazilian authorities from flying out of Rio in connection with the incident.

Life & Style August 18, 2016

Olympic Medalist Ryan Lochte And 3 Other US Swimmers Robbed At Gunpoint In Rio

U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and three teammates were robbed at gunpoint by thieves who posed as police in Rio. All four athletes are now safe and cooperating with investigators, Olympic officials said.

Life & Style August 15, 2016

The Diet Of An Olympian: Here’s What Michael Phelps Really Eats To Stay In Shape

Swimming champion Michael Phelps has changed his calorie-rich diet. He is doing more clean eating this time around to be able to perform to his best ability at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 12, 2016

Olympic Games Rio 2016: Why So Many Empty Seats At Major Events?

Could empty seats at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 be a sign that interest is waning? Organizers have sold only 84 percent of Olympic tickets.

Life & Style August 10, 2016

2016 Rio Olympics Live Coverage, Highlights, Interactive Features Hit Facebook News Feeds And Instagram

Facebook upped its ante in covering the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and will introduce extra video highlights, live programming and interactive features. Instagram is also said to engage users more with fresh information from Rio.

Apps/Software August 10, 2016

Dots On Michael Phelps' Back Are Signs Of Cupping: What Is This 'Healing Technique'?

What are the purple dots on Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps' back? They aren't tattoos, but they are the marks left behind by a therapy technique called 'cupping.'

Healthy Living/Wellness August 9, 2016

Beyond The Map: Google Maps Takes You Beyond Rio 2016 Olympics And Into The Heart Of The Favelas

Google's Arts & Culture initiative, aptly titled 'Beyond the Map,' documents the pulsating rhythm of life in Rio's favelas. While Google launched Doodle Games inspired by the 2016 Olympics, Beyond the Map shows the human face of the urban community.

Google August 7, 2016

Facebook Filters Are Now Here As Testing Of The Snapchat-Like Feature Begins

Facebook begins testing out filters and stickers just like Snapchat on select users in Canada and Brazil, making it the first time it's integrating technology from its MSQRD acquisition.

Apps/Software August 5, 2016

Samsung Gifts 12,500 Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Games Limited Edition Smartphones To Rio 2016 Olympians, As Promised

Samsung is backing the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and this year it delivers 12,500 Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Games Limited Edition phones to the professional athletes in the tournament. Luckily, couch potatoes can also get one.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 5, 2016

A Permanent Home For The Olympic Games: Should It Happen?

Should the Olympic Games find a permanent home? Experts argue that the prestigious sporting event may be a bane to a host country's economy, while others believe it is an investment for the future.

Feature | Culture August 4, 2016

'Overwatch' Gets Into The Olympic Spirit With Rocket League-Like Lucioball Mode And Limited Edition Loot Boxes

The first seasonal event for 'Overwatch' will see the popular multiplayer shooter get into the Olympic spirit. The surprise update will add Lucioball, a new game mode that resembles 'Rocket League,' along with limited edition items.

Video Games August 2, 2016

Apple’s iOS 10 Update Will Feature 100 New Emojis With Focus On Female Athletes And Professionals

Apple’s fall software update for iPhones and iPads iOS 10 will include more than 100 new emojis, including more representations for females and redesigns of existing characters.

Apps/Software August 1, 2016

Athletes At The Rio Olympics Left In The Dark As 'Pokémon GO' Rages On

While fans in other parts of the world revolt over recent changes made to 'Pokémon GO,' athletes in Rio would be happy to be able to play the game, period.

Video Games August 1, 2016

T-Mobile Offers Free, Unlimited Data To Subscribers Heading To Brazil For The Rio 2016 Olympics

T-Mobile has unveiled its Brazil Unleashed promotion, which will offer free and unlimited high-speed data to subscribers watching the Rio 2016 Olympics. Families of U.S. athletes will also be getting something special from the carrier.

Internet July 23, 2016

Samsung Remixes The Galaxy S7 For The Rio Olympics: Here's Where You Can Get One

Samsung has rolled out yet another special phone in time for the Olympics, but this time around, even non-participating athletes can snag one.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 18, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition To Launch On July 7

Samsung started teasing its Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Edition and the launch is just around the corner. Get ready for the special unpacking on July 7, says the company.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 3, 2016

'Super Bacteria' Detected In Several Rio Olympics Venues

Two separate studies have detected potentially dangerous 'super bacteria' in several venues for the 2016 Rio Olympics. What likely caused the contamination?

Public Health June 11, 2016

WHO Rejects Call To Postpone, Cancel Rio Olympics Because Of Zika Virus Threat

The World Health Organization said there is no need to cancel or postpone the Rio Olympics in Brazil as it will not have any significant bearing in the international spread of the disease.

Public Health June 1, 2016

Doctors Want To Postpone Or Move Brazil Olympics As Zika Crisis Grow

Doctors have called on the World Heath Organization to move or postpone Rio Olympics 2016. They pointed out the continuous rise of Zika virus in the country, which may result in a bigger health crisis.

Public Health May 28, 2016

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