Tag : Summer Olympics
title : 2016 Rio Olympics Update: Athletes Put Up With Toilet Problems, Advised to 'Keep Their Mouths Shut' When Swimming in Toxic Waters
summary : With just a few days before its official opening, the Summer Olympics has already faced a great deal of trouble, including the need for a “massive operation” to address a wide range of plumbing and electricity problems at the Athletes’ Village in Rio.
date : Jul 29, 2016 12:18 PM EDT
title : China Hosts 2020 Winter Olympics Deal: Beijing Beats Kazakhstan, Offers 'Safe Choice' For Games
summary : With the odds seemingly against the country's favor, the announcement of International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach that Beijing has been chosen as the venue for the 2020 Winter Olympics sent the nervous Chinese supporters into an excited frenzy. Apart from beating rival Almaty, Kazakhstan in what could be considered as a neck to neck bid for the honor to host the 2020 event, Beijing also attained yet another notable achievement - becoming the first city to serve as host in both the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics in this century.
date : Aug 01, 2015 02:45 AM EDT