September 20, 2018

2018 Winter Paralympics

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The most inspirational photos from the 2018 Winter Paralympics By ALAN DAWSON From Business Insider Athletes are back in Pyeongchang, South Korea as the 2018 Winter Paralympics are well underway. The Winter Paralympics began on March 9 with a record 650 athletes competing for 80 gold medals in alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, sledge hockey, […]

Abandoned ski resort 3

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Creepy photos show the abandoned ski resort that’s decaying near the border between North and South Korea Part 3 By Lucy Yang, INSIDER From Business Insider South Korea spent more than $1 billion building sleek new facilities for athletes and visitors at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. But 60 miles away from the sparkling […]

Abandoned ski resort 2

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Creepy photos show the abandoned ski resort that’s decaying near the border between North and South Korea Part 2 By Lucy Yang, INSIDER From Business Insider South Korea spent more than $1 billion building sleek new facilities for athletes and visitors at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. But 60 miles away from the sparkling […]

Winter Olympics blacked out in Cayman Islands

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By Georgina Wilcox Randy Merren, of Hurley’s Media, who owns CITN/Cayman27 issued a statement last Friday saying, “It has come to our attention that Logic have been broadcasting the Winter Olympics illegally, after being advised that any channel carrying the Winter Olympics must be ‘blacked out’ to align with the details of the exclusivity contract […]

Cayman Islands Olympic Committee to move into new headquarters

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From Inside The Games The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC) are poised to move into a new headquarters by the end of the month. Grants from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and PanAmSports have enabled the organisation to purchase a new facility. The building is located in the Cayman Business Park in George Town. COIC […]

Winter Olympics: North Korea presses ahead with military parade

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From BBC North Korea has defended plans for a large-scale military parade scheduled for the day before the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Pyongyang’s annual military parade to mark the founding of its armed forces has taken place in April for 40 years. From 2018, however, it has been changed to 8 February – when […]

North Korea cancels joint cultural performance with South

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From BBC A joint women’s ice hockey team has been one of the agreements for the Games North Korea has abruptly cancelled a cultural event scheduled to be held jointly with the South, Seoul has said. Set for 4 February at Mount Kumgang in the North, it had been part of a series of events […]

why you never want your city to host the Olympics

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These photos show why you never want your city to host the Olympics By Brad Reed From BGR Earlier this summer, my hometown of Boston made national headlines after its citizens waged a successful campaign to kill the city’s bid for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. While some people out there may scratch their heads […]

The bidding for the 2022 Olympics is a disaster because everyone figured out that hosting is a total waste

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By Tony Manfred From Business Insider Researchers have known for years that hosting large sporting events like the Olympics always costs more than expected and always yields less revenue and useful long-term infrastructure than estimated. Now voters and politicians in democratically elected countries are starting to realize the same thing. Potential host cities are dropping […]

Sochi 2014: 92 per cent of tickets sold but seats unclaimed at Winter Olympics

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From Sports NDTV The reason for the discrepancy between the number of tickets bought in Sochi and people showing up at the Winter Olympics is not entirely clear. Sochi:  Russian Olympic chiefs said on Sunday they sold 92 percent of tickets for the first day of medal action in Sochi but admitted thousands of seats […]