Sochi 2014 #NBCFail? Or is the network an Olympic winner?

Feb 7, 2014
Some sports fans have slammed the decision to delay broadcasting the Opening Ceremony, but NBC doesn't seem to be losing revenues by not going live
Posted In: Olympics, 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi, NBC

Sochi half-bathrooms: True or false?

Feb 6, 2014
About those viral photos you see flying around from the Olympics...
Posted In: Olympics, Sochi, viral

The 9 weirdest cities that have hosted the Olympics (and why!)

Feb 6, 2014
Surprised that the Olympics are in a Russian city you've never heard of?
Posted In: Olympics, Sochi

Avoiding government surveillance at the Olympic games

Feb 6, 2014
Olympic visitors will have to deal with protecting their data in a country with a less-than-ideal reputation for cyber security.
Posted In: Olympics, Sochi, 2014 Winter Olympics, data security

Sochi Olympics isn't a guaranteed winner for sponsors

Feb 5, 2014
If you attend the Sochi Olympics, you’ll see a big presence by U.S. corporate sponsors. But here in the U.S., the companies are being pressured to renounce Russia's anti-gay policies.
Posted In: Olympics, Winter Olympics, Sochi

PODCAST: Matchmaking in Mexico

Feb 3, 2014
The new Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker is going on a trade mission to Mexico to find new business partners to match with U.S. companies. And, investing in iPads to help schoolchildren learn carries some costs that may be getting overlooked.
Posted In: podcast, Mexico, Olympics, iPad

Global crimefighters on edge at the Olympics

Feb 3, 2014
The International Olympic Committee has a $20 million contract with Interpol to police doping, match-fixing and corrupt gambling
Posted In: Olympics

U.S. Olympic Ski Team 'lives high, trains low'

Jan 28, 2014
Marketplace Tech talks with Jim Stray-Gundersen, who advises Team USA and pumps nitrogen into athletes’ bedrooms to boost their performance.
Posted In: Olympics, Gaming the System

Will NBC be hurt by Lindsey Vonn's injury?

Jan 7, 2014
Much of the value in the Olympics comes when the winners show up on the Today show the next morning and drive ratings.
Posted In: Olympics, Winter Olympics, Sochi

Will Volgograd attacks scare off Olympic tourists?

Dec 30, 2013
The attacks in Volgograd in the past two days have raised fear of terrorism in Russia in the lead up to the February Sochi Winter Olympics.
Posted In: Sochi, Olympics, Russia, Chechen