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Olympic Games: Major international sport event
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.

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Olympic gold medalist, ex-NFL receiver Johnny 'Lam' Jones dies at 60

Johnny "Lam" Jones is dead at 60 after a battle with cancer. He won an Olympic gold medal and was drafted No. 2 overall in the 1980 NFL draft.
USATODAY.com - Published

Tokyo's Olympics may become known as the "Robot Games"

Tokyo's Olympics may become known as the "Robot Games."
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Videos for Olympic Games

Japan's Olympics chief to step down amid corruption probe [Video]Japan's Olympics chief to step down amid corruption probe

Amid charges of corruption by French prosecutors, Japan's Olympic Committee president will step down at the end of his term in June. Justin Solomon reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Eye-tracking device aids ALS DJ's performance [Video]Eye-tracking device aids ALS DJ's performance

A Japanese DJ with ALS looks to perform at the opening ceremony for Tokyo's Olympics using smart glasses. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

92-year-old Olympics superfan gears up for Tokyo 2020 [Video]92-year-old Olympics superfan gears up for Tokyo 2020

500 days before the start of the Olympic Games in Japan, 92-year-old superfan Naotoshi Yamada looks to complete his Olympic circle in 2020. He first experienced the Summer Games when Tokyo last hosted..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

U.S. Olympic Cyclist Kelly Catlin Dies at Age 23 [Video]U.S. Olympic Cyclist Kelly Catlin Dies at Age 23

Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women’s pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, died Friday at her home in California. She was 23.

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:48Published

U.S. women's soccer team sues for discrimination [Video]U.S. women's soccer team sues for discrimination

The U.S. women’s national soccer team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation on Friday with allegations of gender discrimination just three months before they open their World Cup title defense in France...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

Some Olympic Games Will Be Held In Fukushima, Japan [Video]Some Olympic Games Will Be Held In Fukushima, Japan

Japan is the next country to take on hosting duties for the Olympics. Deadspin reports the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee has nicknamed their Games the “Reconstruction Olympics.” The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

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Sir Mo Farah hasn't ruled out a return to the track this year at the IAAF World Championships. The four-time Olympic champion is gearing up to run the Vitality Big Half marathon on March 10 ahead of..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:32Published

Syrian refugee who almost drowned at sea eyes swimming shot at Olympics [Video]Syrian refugee who almost drowned at sea eyes swimming shot at Olympics

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (RECENT) (BBC - NO USE UK) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SYRIAN REFUGEE SWIMMER EID ALJAZAIRLI, SAYING: (SOUNDBITE OVERLAID WITH VARIOUS OF ALJAZAIRLI AT OLYMPIC SWIMMING POOL) "

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:50Published

Lyles says he will not double at world championships [Video]Lyles says he will not double at world championships

Top sprinter Noah Lyles says he will focus on winning gold in 200 meters before attempting to double in the 100

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:48Published

Emotional scenes as Vonn, Djokovic and Biles win Laureus Awards [Video]Emotional scenes as Vonn, Djokovic and Biles win Laureus Awards

Some of the top names in sport, including Novak Djokovic, Simon Biles, Lindsey Vonn and Arsene Wenger, are honored in Monaco at the Laureus Awards. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:06Published

Lindsey Vonn To Retire From Skiing [Video]Lindsey Vonn To Retire From Skiing

Three-time Olympic medalist Lindsey Vonn announced her retirement this afternoon, after 19 years as a top-level competitor and four Winter Olympics for the U.S.A. Vonn, 34, announced the news on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Japan's 'Citizen Runner' wants to go pro [Video]Japan's 'Citizen Runner' wants to go pro

Unlike other elite marathon runners, the prolific Yuki Kawauchi is not fully professional and still holds down a day job as at a school in Kuki, Japan. All that is about to change in April when he'll..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Skiing Legend Svindal To Retire [Video]Skiing Legend Svindal To Retire

(CNN)Norwegian skier Aksel Lund Svindal is to call time on his skiing career after next month's World Championships in Sweden. The four-time Olympic medalist confirmed his impending retirement at..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

South Korea sport hit by #MeToo movement [Video]South Korea sport hit by #MeToo movement

South Korea will hold its largest ever investigation into sexual abuse in sports after two-time Olympic champion, Shim Suk-hee, accused her former coach of sexual assault.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Athletes' Group Raises Sex Abuse Allegations in South Korean Speed Skating [Video]Athletes' Group Raises Sex Abuse Allegations in South Korean Speed Skating

An athletes' group has raised further allegations of sexual abuse in South Korean speed skating following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that she had been raped by her..

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:04Published

 

Cycling-U.S. Olympic medalist Kelly Catlin dies at age 23

Olympian Kelly Catlin, who helped the United States win the women's pursuit team silver medal at the 2016 Rio Games, has died, USA Cycling said on Sunday. The three-time world champion was 23.
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U.S. Olympic cyclist found dead in her home at age 23

Catlin helped the U.S. women's pursuit team win the silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games
CBS News - Published

Things we'd change in sports: It's time for Olympics to adopt a rotation for Games

It’s time for a rotation of cities that have already successfully put on the Olympics, with a new site thrown in every fourth Olympiad.
USATODAY.com - Published

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