Articles about olympics

Coronavirus Could Force The Tokyo Olympic Games To Be Cancelled
Not only has the coronavirus impacted businesses and travel, it has forced companies to pull out of events. It has also resulted in one of the biggest trade shows involving mobile devices to be cancelled. Now it looks like another major sporting event could be at risk of being cancelled and it comes in the form of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Pyeongchang Winter Games Were Targeted By 'Olympic Destroyer' Malware
It was confirmed by the organizing committee of the Pyeongchang Winter Games that they had come under a cyberattack during the opening ceremony last week. Not a lot of details were provided about the cyberattack officially but several cybersecurity firms in the United States have looked into the matter and have uncovered the computer virus called “Olympic Destroyer” that was likely used in the attack during the opening ceremony.

NBC Will Live Stream 1,800 Hours Of 2018 Winter Olympic Games
NBC has announced today that it’s going to live stream a record 1,800 hours of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games from PyeongChang, South Korea. This is a record for the Winter Olympics. NBC’s streaming coverage of the games will be a combination of digital-only streams and authenticated TV viewing.

Team Canada's Beer Fridge Can Only Be Opened By Canadian Passports
Wouldn’t it be cool if you had a fridge that could only be open by certain people? It would certainly make it great for exclusivity and recently in the Winter Olympics, it seems that countries have decided to give their athletes certain privileges that can only be unlocked with a special pass. In the case of Team USA, the participating Olympians were given a special keychain in which when attached […]

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Team USA Gets Mach 39 Suits From Under Armour
When it comes to the Olympics, winning the gold medal in your particular event is always the dream for any self-respecting athlete. The thing is, other than owning the genetic makeup of the supreme athlete, you will also be able to get some outside help with the introduction of special suits used in select events. Team USA has been well known for their high tech Olympic apparel in the past, […]

These mini iPad and iPhone pins from the London Olympics are pretty cute
If you’re a fan of the novelty or the collectible, you might be interested to learn that in conjunction with the 2012 London Olympics, Apple been giving away a set of pins designed in the likeness of the iPad and iPhone on a daily basis. Only 1,000 are given out each day and they can be had at some of Apple’s retail stores located in the London area. They are […]

BMW's Mini retrieves javelins at the Olympics
Fancy owning a mini Mini? Yes, you read that right – BMW has created tiny versions of the Mini whose primary function at the Olympics would be to hang out at the track and field events, where it will zip around to retrieve javelins, discuses, hammers and shots back from the field to the throwing area. This type of automation will definitely save a whole lot of time, unless you […]

Underwater camera that can tweet photos of swimmers used in London Olympics
It seems that sports fans and journalists aren’t the only ones utilizing social media in the Olympics. The L2012 Pool Camera is an underwater camera that is based at the bottom of the pool, and yes it uses Twitter to tweet photos of Olympic swimmers in action. The L2012 Pool Camera’s description reads: “I match the world’s best swimmers, stroke for stroke. They speed along on top. I race along […]

iPhone 4S used by reporter to capture the London 2012 Olympics
The iPhone 4S’ camera is regarded as being one of the better smartphone cameras currently available in the market, and we’ve seen photos and videos taken with it that could have fooled us into thinking that more professional equipment was used instead. However it seems that the iPhone 4S’ camera was good enough that a journalist for The Guardian, Dan Chung, has decided to use it in place of a […]

London Olympics committee deploys Wi-Fi Police to hunt unauthorized Wi-Fi hotspots
We already know that wireless hotspots have been banned at the London Olympics. But it seems that the practical aspect of the rule has been tested as sports fans are secretly turning on their mobile hotspots to access the Internet. To ensure that the “no portable wireless hotspot” rule gets implemented, the Olympic committee has deployed the Wi-Fi police, similar to the one pictured above.Yes, that photo was taken by […]

Zelda medley at the Olympics did not result in gold
Mexican gymnast Elsa Garcia Rodriguez Blancas must be a video game fan, especially that of Zelda, or her coach is. After all, how many Olympians would actually choose to perform at the highest level while using a medley from a video game? This is exactly what Elsa Garcia Rodriguez Blancas did, performing her Olympic qualification routine to an arrangement of music from The Legend of Zelda. This particular arrangement was […]

No tweets in London Olympics if you want to watch TV
Once every four years, nations of the world converge on a single city to celebrate humanity’s sporting extravaganza – the Olympics, and you can be sure that the sea of humanity there will be busy trying to cover anything and everything about the event, and to share it with the rest of the world. Twitter is one medium of choice, but it seems that fans of the Olympics in London […]

O2 offers free Wi-Fi to London's West End
Well, we did talk about Wi-Fi hotspots being banned from the London 2012 Olympics just a few days ago, but here we are with news that the O2 will be offering up free Wi-Fi to the city of London, just in time for the Olympics. With London expecting a huge number of tourists to the city, it is good news that the West End area, including Leicester Square and Piccadilly […]

Tweet sends Greek Olympian home
Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou could possibly win the gold in the Olympics. But with only a couple of days more to go before the sporting event opens in London, her country is sending her home for a tweet that was deemed racist by many. The Olympic Committee decided to ban her from the games after mocking African immigrants in her country. In a tweet she posted a few days […]

Samsung Galaxy S3 Premium Edition Accessories Pack launches in Taiwan
We all know that Samsung is the official wireless telecommunications partner of the London 2012 Olympic Games, and it looks like the company is doing its best to cash in on the event. After announcing special editions of its popular devices – the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note to commemorate the event, it looks like Samsung has more Olympic goodies in store. Today, Samsung launched the Premium Edition Accessories Pack […]

NBC and Panasonic to offer London 2012 Olympics in High Definition 3D broadcast
This summer’s main sporting event that will be watched by billions around the world would be the London 2012 Olympics, and thanks to the advancements made in technology, we have since moved on from High Definition broadcasting to 3D High Definition live streams. This will be made available to nearly 80% of US TV households in the US thanks to the joint efforts of NBC Olympics and Panasonic, where they […]

Costa Coffee Chain Links Up with O2 For Free Wi-Fi During the London Olympics
Telco Provider O2 has struck up an agreement with the Costa Coffee chain that will ensure a large number of laptops and tablets will be around the local cafes around the Olympics area. Through the deal, O2 has agreed that it will provide the UK coffee shop chain with Free Wi-Fi. The deployment has already started in London to keep ahead of the Olympics which will take place this summer […]

MotivePro suit trains Olympic athletes to perfect their routines
Just how many hours does an Olympian athlete have to train in order to be at the pinnacle of his or her sport? The answer is simple – countless. The MotivePro suit is a vibrating suit which might just hold the key to ensure that Britain’s athletes are able to perform with inch-perfect precision when the summer Olympics kick off later this year. Researchers have managed to come up with […]

London Olympics: Don’t Share What You See
An announcement with regards to the London Olympics was made by the organizers which said that visitors who attend the global sporting event are not allowed to take pictures or videos of the proceedings. It even stated that ticket-holders are not allowed to “exploit” any videos on social networks. It read, “Images, video and sound recordings of the Games taken by a Ticket Holder cannot be used for any purpose […]

Modular sleep pods a fixture at 2012 Olympics data centers
The summer Olympics that will be happening in London later this year is the sporting spectacle of the year, and the amount of logistics to be figured out is huge. Monstrous, even. Having said that, it would also be crucial to ensure that data center engineers are available around the clock and on-site to make sure everything concerning computers and data of the event will run like clockwork without any […]