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What a delay means for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Mar 24, 2020
Amateur athletes are struggling with facilities that have been closed and qualifying meets that have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Figure skater Adam Rippon on his early days and financial struggles

The Olympic Bronze medalist stops by Marketplace Morning Report to discuss his road to success.
Adam Rippon competes during the Men's Single Free Program on day eight of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games  Feb.17, 2018.
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The rapid rise of rock climbing

May 9, 2019
How rock climbing has changed since landing a spot in the 2020 Olympics.
Akiyo Noguchi of Japan competes during a climbing competition  in Wroclaw, Poland in 2017.
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Let's do the numbers on the Paralympic Games

Mar 9, 2018
They're hard to find on cable or streaming, but worth watching.
Joe Howard of the United States celebrates a gold-medal win against Norway in sledge hockey during the Salt Lake City Winter Paralympic Games in Utah in 2002.
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Dan and Dave, and the most famous Olympic ad campaign of all time

Feb 9, 2018
It involves Reebok, two decathletes, and one fateful day in New Orleans.
U.S. decathletes Dan O'Brien, left, and Dave Johnson at the Modesto Relays in Modesto, California, on May 16, 1992.
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NBC hopes to mine multiplatform strategy for audience gold

Feb 9, 2018
NBC just saw Super Bowl TV audience ratings below last year’s. Now the network will break with Olympic tradition today by live streaming the opening ceremony for the winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It’s one of a few new aggressive strategies the company’s taking to boost viewership and please advertisers.

Can the Olympics be protected from cyberattacks?

Jan 12, 2018
As athletes gear up for the Olympics, hackers are working hard, too.

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How North Korea going to the Olympics could affect sanctions

Jan 9, 2018
The forthcoming Winter Olympic Games may become the catalyst for some easing of tensions between the Koreas.
South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon (L) shakes hands with the head of North Korean delegation Ri Son-Gwon (R) before their meeting at the Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone on Jan. 9, 2018 in Panmunjom, South Korea. South and North Korea are scheduled to begin their first official face-to-face talks in two years.
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Predicting the technology of the future for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles

Nov 20, 2017
Some of the tech that will be used in Los Angeles may not have even been invented yet.
 A general view of the Olympic Rings in front of the Bolshoy Ice Dome prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in the Olympic Park Coastal Cluster on February 1, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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NBCUniversal banks on luring younger Olympic viewers

Dec 20, 2016
Loyalty will be the key for a new year-round channel of Olympic competition.
Artists perform during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium on September 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

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