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Video: Olympics Opening Ceremony – 08/06/16 – (Summer Games, Rio de Janeiro)

Video: Olympics Opening Ceremony – 08/06/16 – (Summer Games, Rio de Janeiro)

August 7, 2016, Comments Off on Video: Olympics Opening Ceremony – 08/06/16 – (Summer Games, Rio de Janeiro)

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Team GB hopeful, Muhammad Ali, plans to do justice to the greatest name in boxing at Rio Olympics

Team GB hopeful, Muhammad Ali, plans to do justice to the greatest name in boxing at Rio Olympics

July 31, 2016, Comments Off on Team GB hopeful, Muhammad Ali, plans to do justice to the greatest name in boxing at Rio Olympics

British boxer Muhammad Ali might share his name with The Greatest but insisted he is doing a good job of living up to his hero, who won Olympic gold in 1960. The 20-year-old flyweight, who was given the name by his boxing loving father Shahid, wants to emulate the success of his namesake in »

USA 2016 Women’s Olympics Boxing Team Trials set to begin on Monday in in Memphis, Tennessee

USA 2016 Women’s Olympics Boxing Team Trials set to begin on Monday in in Memphis, Tennessee

October 25, 2015, Comments Off on USA 2016 Women’s Olympics Boxing Team Trials set to begin on Monday in in Memphis, Tennessee

Twenty-four female boxers are in Memphis, Tennessee, ready to compete in the 2016 USA Olympics Team Boxing Trials vying for the right to represent the USA at the 2016 Olympics Boxing competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One winner will be crowned in each of the three women’s Olympic weight divisions of flyweight (112 »

Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino: “I am clean, and am willing to prove it with a year of Olympic Testing before any fight”

Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino: “I am clean, and am willing to prove it with a year of Olympic Testing before any fight”

September 22, 2015, Comments Off on Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino: “I am clean, and am willing to prove it with a year of Olympic Testing before any fight”

Earlier today a report came out showing that Vitor Belfort had tested positive for high testosterone levels three weeks before his title with Jon Jones and the UFC knew. They also accidentally sent the info to a group of people who weren’t supposed to see the results. After that the UFC sent out another »

Tokyo 2020 organizing committee pulls controversial Olympic logo at request of designer

Tokyo 2020 organizing committee pulls controversial Olympic logo at request of designer

September 3, 2015, Comments Off on Tokyo 2020 organizing committee pulls controversial Olympic logo at request of designer

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizing committee announced Tuesday it will no longer use the controversial logo for the Games that sparked accusations of plagiarism and nationwide scorn. In yet another public relations fiasco for organizers, who are under fire over plans for the main Olympic stadium, Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said the committee »

Olympic organizers receive bids from sumo, wushu and tug-of-war for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo games

Olympic organizers receive bids from sumo, wushu and tug-of-war for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo games

June 13, 2015, Comments Off on Olympic organizers receive bids from sumo, wushu and tug-of-war for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo games

Tug of war, sumo wrestling, surfing and frisbee throwing are among 26 sports leading the charge for an Olympic place after games officials opened the door for new attractions at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The 26, which also include wushu, korfball, billiards, orienteering, bridge and chess, have applied for inclusion in the Games, Tokyo »

With more freedom, former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is excited to tryout for Brazil’s Olympic team

With more freedom, former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is excited to tryout for Brazil’s Olympic team

April 24, 2015, Comments Off on With more freedom, former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is excited to tryout for Brazil’s Olympic team

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva will continue to pursue his dream of being on the National Taekwondo Squad for Brazil in the 2016 Olympic Games. Silva stated his intentions during a press conference in Rio yesterday afternoon, as reported by Globo: “I’m trying to give back what the sport has given »

Cyborg has brought in an expert for Judo training, inviting Olympic Bronze Medalist Israel Hernandez into her camp

Cyborg has brought in an expert for Judo training, inviting Olympic Bronze Medalist Israel Hernandez into her camp

April 24, 2015, Comments Off on Cyborg has brought in an expert for Judo training, inviting Olympic Bronze Medalist Israel Hernandez into her camp

Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino looks to be preparing herself for a certain judo expert. The man Cyborg has brought onto her team to coach her to toward UFC gold is Olympic Bronze Medalist Israel Hernandez. Hernandez has won the Bronze medal twice in the 1990s and brings an elite judo game with him to Cyborg’s »

Manny Pacquiao’s dreams of Olympic competition crushed; AIBA chiefs say he has had too many pro fights

Manny Pacquiao’s dreams of Olympic competition crushed; AIBA chiefs say he has had too many pro fights

April 24, 2015, Comments Off on Manny Pacquiao’s dreams of Olympic competition crushed; AIBA chiefs say he has had too many pro fights

Superstar Manny Pacquiao’s wanted to fight at the Rio Games next year but does not qualify to be among the first professionals to compete at an Olympics, the head of boxing’s governing body said. Wu Ching-Kuo, president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) said the Filipino, who takes on Floyd Mayweather on May 2 »

Anderson Silva may end up competing in the 2016 Olympic games in Taekwondo

Anderson Silva may end up competing in the 2016 Olympic games in Taekwondo

April 14, 2015, Comments Off on Anderson Silva may end up competing in the 2016 Olympic games in Taekwondo

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is seriously contemplating competing at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Silva, who is a 5th dan black belt in taekwondo, issued the following letter to the president of the Brazilian Taekwondo Federation (CBTKD), Carlos Fernandes, petitioning to compete at next year’s Olympics. “Everybody knows »

Tokyo aims to focus on delivering sustainable Olympic Games at their 2020 hosted event

Tokyo aims to focus on delivering sustainable Olympic Games at their 2020 hosted event

April 7, 2015, Comments Off on Tokyo aims to focus on delivering sustainable Olympic Games at their 2020 hosted event

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have promised the most innovative, impeccably run and “sustainable” games ever. With just a little more than five years to go, doubts are growing whether they will deliver on the last pledge. On Tuesday, the World Wide Fund for Nature and others backing use of renewable energy and »

2012 Olympic Gold Medalist in Judo, and former Ronda Rousey teammate, Kayla Harrison is toying with the idea of an MMA career in her future

2012 Olympic Gold Medalist in Judo, and former Ronda Rousey teammate, Kayla Harrison is toying with the idea of an MMA career in her future

April 3, 2015, Comments Off on 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist in Judo, and former Ronda Rousey teammate, Kayla Harrison is toying with the idea of an MMA career in her future

Back in the 2008 Olympics where Ronda Rousey won her bronze medal, she was training with an 18 year old girl who apparently hated losing as much as she did: Kayla Harrison. Harrison would go on to win the gold medal in judo in 2012 and is now entertaining the idea of fighting in »

Citing brain injuries as the cause, former Olympic boxing champion Audley Harrison has decided to retire

Citing brain injuries as the cause, former Olympic boxing champion Audley Harrison has decided to retire

March 27, 2015, Comments Off on Citing brain injuries as the cause, former Olympic boxing champion Audley Harrison has decided to retire

Former Olympic boxing champion Audley Harrison has retired, saying repeated blows to the head have left him with brain injuries. The 43-year-old British fighter, who won the super-heavyweight gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, says medical tests showed he was suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury. Harrison says he has problems with »

Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic games to feature a “Ninja Council” as part of their tourism efforts

Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic games to feature a “Ninja Council” as part of their tourism efforts

March 10, 2015, Comments Off on Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic games to feature a “Ninja Council” as part of their tourism efforts

With the 2020 Olympic Games set to take place in Tokyo, Japanese officials have already begun employing tactics to boost tourism in preparation. The one catching buzz and attention is that they’ve announced a “Ninja Council” as part of their tourism efforts. Beloved in pop culture and with such a rich history, it’s no »

Toyota poised to sign up as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s top worldwide sponsorship programme

Toyota poised to sign up as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s top worldwide sponsorship programme

March 6, 2015, Comments Off on Toyota poised to sign up as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s top worldwide sponsorship programme

Toyota, the Japanese carmaker, could be poised to sign up as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s TOP worldwide sponsorship programme, it has been reported.  The report, pubished by Kyodo News Agency, claimed that IOC President Thomas Bach and Akio Toyoda, his Toyota counterpart, would attend a signing ceremony in Tokyo on March »