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Samsung’s Olympics-themed Galaxy S7 Edge goes on sale for $850

GS7-Olympic-Edition_Main-1 Sure, you like the Olympics. But do you, you know, like-like the Olympics? As in, would you pay a $100 premium for a special limited edition version of the Galaxy S7 Edge in order to proudly display your devotion to the 2016 summer games to the world for the next two or so years? As previously noted, Samsung created a special, limited edition version of its high end smartphone with the… Read More

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Brian Heater

July 18th

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Samsung created a special Rio Olympics version of its Galaxy S7 Edge

Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Edition_2 Sure the actual Summer Olympics only last for 16 days, but now you can carry your allegiance to the games around in your pocket for the next two or so years until you upgrade your phone (just in time for the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, no less). To mark the Rio games, Samsung is issuing a commemorative Olympic Games Limited Edition of its Galaxy S7 Edge handset, handing out 12,500 of… Read More

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Brian Heater

July 7th

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Swatch’s Bellamy NFC payment watch is hitting Rio in time for the Olympics

Swatch Bellamy Sure, there are still plenty of hurdles left when it comes to pulling off the Olympics in Rio this summer, but paying for stuff apparently won’t be among them. Visa is announcing its third wearable payment option set to coincide with the games, joining the aforementioned ring and a band co-branded with Brazilian bank, Bradesco. The Swatch Bellamy, a partnership between the credit card… Read More

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Brian Heater

July 6th

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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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