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Chicago Cubs Win Their First World Series Since 1908

November 3, 2016 1:08 pm  | Comments: 2 | Views: 1077
On Wednesday night the Chicago Cubs broke their infamous 108 year sports losing streak when they beat the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the World Series.  This is the Cubs’ first Major League Baseball championship since 1908, effectively ending one of the most notorious title droughts in all of sports and one that has… View Article

Russian Hackers Leak Confidential Medical Files of U.S. Olympic Athletes

September 14, 2016 4:21 pm  | Comments: 3 | Views: 2279
On Tuesday the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirmed that a Russian cyber-espionage group hacked WADA’s database and published online the confidential medical files of four American athletes who competed in the Rio Olympic Games. Among those affected by the Russian hack were tennis star sisters Serena Williams and Venus Williams, world-renowned U.S. gymnast Simone Biles,… View Article

Study Predicts Most Cities Will Be Too Hot to Host Summer Olympics by 2085

August 23, 2016 1:59 pm  | Comments: 67 | Views: 2494
Climate change could threaten the Summer Olympics as we know them, according to a new study published in the medial journal The Lancet. The study, written by a group of U.S. and Australian researchers, looked at how global climate change would affect the viability of host cities in 2085.  The cities included in the study… View Article

U.S. Women’s ‘Final Five’ Win Gymnastics Team Gold

August 10, 2016 7:07 pm  | Comments: 85 | Views: 1167
Following a powerful qualifying heat on Sunday, the U.S. women’s gymnastic team once again dominated the competition Tuesday—winning the team competition gold medal by an unprecedented margin. The U.S. scored 184.897, impressively beating out second-place Russia by eight points. As USA Today pointed out, the gap between the U.S. and Russia is more than double the gap… View Article

Cupping: The Latest Trend for U.S. Olympic Athletes

August 10, 2016 4:26 pm  | Comments: 7 | Views: 2308
Viewers watching the Olympics this past week may have spotted unusual pepperoni-like bruises on several U.S. athletes, including U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps and U.S. gymnast Alex Naddour. The deep-purple circles are signs of an ancient Chinese healing technique used to relieve pain called “cupping.” Although the therapy has mostly been used in Middle Eastern and Asian… View Article

NBC to Broadcast Rio Olympics in Virtual Reality

July 5, 2016 6:32 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 2443
NBC recently announced it will be broadcasting 85 hours of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio in virtual reality (VR) this upcoming August. However, only owners of Samsung smartphones and Samsung Gear VR headsets will be able to experience the fully-immersive 360-degree experience. Although the VR content will be presented in delay, viewers can still… View Article

NBC to Broadcast Rio Olympics in Virtual Reality

July 5, 2016 6:28 pm  | Comments: 27 | Views: 1585
NBC recently announced it will be broadcasting 85 hours of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio in virtual reality (VR) this upcoming August. However, only owners of Samsung smartphones and Samsung Gear VR headsets will be able to experience the fully-immersive 360-degree experience. Although the VR content will be presented in delay, viewers can still… View Article

New Campaign Warns Travelers of Mobile Hacks at Rio Olympics

June 28, 2016 4:50 pm  | Comments: 58 | Views: 3713
The U.S. government is launching a multimedia campaign Wednesday advising Americans traveling to the August Olympic Games in Rio and other abroad destinations that proprietary information stored on electronic devices is at high risk for security breaches. USA Today reported that the “Know the Risk; Raise Your Shield” program warns travelers that foreign security services… View Article

New Campaign Warns Travelers of Mobile Hacks at Rio Olympics

June 28, 2016 4:45 pm  | Comments: 51 | Views: 4340
The U.S. government is launching a multimedia campaign Wednesday advising Americans traveling to the August Olympic Games in Rio and other abroad destinations that proprietary information stored on electronic devices is at high risk for security breaches. USA Today reported that the “Know the Risk; Raise Your Shield” program warns travelers that foreign security services… View Article

Nike Releases Emotional Commercial Celebrating Cleveland’s First Championship in 52 years

June 21, 2016 7:38 pm  | Comments: 237 | Views: 1893
After the Cavaliers won the city of Cleveland its first title since 1964, Nike released a commercial commemorating the event. The Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, 93-89, bringing the city of Cleveland its first major sports championship in 52 years. An emotional LeBron James dedicated… View Article