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What Would Happen if the Olympics Banned Russia?

Because the Olympics are always political, and state-sponsored doping sure is too. The post What Would Happen if the Olympics Banned Russia? appeared first on WIRED.


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USA Basketball Exhibition Games Will Stream Live on Facebook

Nine USA basketball exhibition games will be broadcast live on the social network over the next two weeks. The post USA Basketball Exhibition Games Will Stream Live on Facebook appeared … Continue Reading →


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

 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 … Continue Reading →


The US women’s Olympic volleyball team is using a wearable by Vert to monitor jumps

 The road to the Rio Olympics for the U.S. women’s volleyball team has included grueling, six-hour practice sessions, sparking the need for players to train smart — not just hard. … Continue Reading →


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

 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 … Continue Reading →


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

 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 … Continue Reading →


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The US Rowing Team’s Antimicrobial Suit Can’t Defeat Rio’s Polluted Water

Health experts aren’t sure US rowers’ fancy antimicrobial gear will do much to protect water athletes from nasty viruses and bacteria at the Olympics. The post The US Rowing Team’s Antimicrobial Suit Can’t … Continue Reading →


NBC will offer 85 hours of VR Olympics programming, courtesy of Samsung

 NBC has already hinted at plans to capitalize on the exponential interest surrounding VR by adding the format to its planned wall-to-wall Olympic coverage, but for the first time, the … Continue Reading →