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This Will Be Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Stadium

Japan’s Sport Council has had a turbulent few years deciding on a design for its Olympics stadium, but it’s finally chosen one. This sympathetic structure will be the focal point of the 2020 Summer Olympics.

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Jamie Condliffe

December 22nd

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These Sorrowful Holdouts Remain in a Favela Outside the Rio Olympic Park

Brazilian officials have less than a year to prepare Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. We’ve already seen disturbing photos of the water sports site from the air and shore , but these images shows how dispossessed locals are living among the ruins of their former homes, right next to the future Olympic Park.

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Attila Nagy

October 12th

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Los Angeles Is the New US Bid City for the 2024 Olympics

After a dramatic few months, Los Angeles has replaced Boston as the US contender for the 2024 Summer Olympics. I think you know what this means—JETPACK DUDE HERE WE COME!

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Alissa Walker

September 2nd

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These photos show why you never want your city to host the Olympics

Abandoned Olympics Stadiums Buildings Photos

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 about why any city would reject a joyous international celebration of sportsmanship like the Olympics, a gallery of photos posted by Business Insider shows us that hosting the Olympics is really not at all what it's cracked up to be.

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Brad Reed

August 29th

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Watch Fifth Grader Ari Get Fitted For A New 3D-Printed Hand

Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 9.55.20 AM During the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles last week, a fifth grader named Ari stopped by a booth set up by Google. The booth had information about its “Impact Challenge” for disabilities. What Ari didn’t know is that her life would change before she left the games. Read More

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Drew Olanoff

August 5th

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Here’s the 2022 Winter Olympics Venue, In The Middle of Winter

Yesterday, Beijing was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics. Here is a photo of the mountain that will host the skiing courses, taken in the middle of January this year. You may notice a slight lack of white stuff.

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Chris Mills

August 1st

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London’s Crazy Olympic Park Tower Is Being Turned Into a Giant Slide

Anish Kapoor’s Orbit Tower, built to somehow celebrate the Olympics and give people a reason to visit East London once the event finished, is getting a reworking. It’s being turned into an enormous helter skelter, in possibly one of the greatest public planning decisions in millennia.

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Gary Cutlack - gizmodo uk

July 29th

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The Little-Known Robot Taxi That Could Outrun Google and Uber

By 2020, visitors landing in Tokyo for the Summer Olympics could be greeted by a fleet of self-driving taxis.

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Bryan Lufkin

July 28th

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Give the Olympics to Los Angeles

The news that Boston no longer wants to host the 2024 Summer Olympics isn’t really a shock. Few cities these days do. But the Olympics don’t have to be bad for the host city—and done right, they can actually benefit it. Nowhere is that clearer than Los Angeles, the new frontrunner for 2024. The Olympics would be good for LA, and even more importantly—LA will be good for the Olympics.

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Alissa Walker

July 28th

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Boston May Refuse to Bid For the Olympics

In what the AP calls a “hastily called news conference” this morning, Boston mayor Marty Walsh announced that he will “refuse” to sign its host city contract unless he’s sure taxpayers won’t be paying the bill if the games go over budget.

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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

July 27th

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