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Summer Olympics 2032 in Brisbane will give Australia special bragging rights

Summer Olympics 2032 in Brisbane will give Australia special bragging rights

The International Olympic Committee has announced its approval of Brisbane, Australia, as host for the 2032 Summer Olympics event. This will mark the third time an Australian city has hosted the Olympics, joining Melbourne's 1956 and Sydney's 2000 events. In addition to marking the first time Brisbane will host an Olympics event, Australia now joins the US as the second country to ever host the Summer Olympics in three different cities.

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Tokyo Olympics 2021 ban spectators over COVID-19 state of emergency

Tokyo Olympics 2021 ban spectators over COVID-19 state of emergency

No spectators will be allowed at the Tokyo Olympic Games, the latest twist in the 2021 saga as Japan puts its capital city back into lockdown. The Government of Japan has announced a new state of emergency in Tokyo amid rising COVID-19 cases, with a big impact on how the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be held.

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Stadia gets sporty as game streaming expands to Android TV

Stadia gets sporty as game streaming expands to Android TV

There has been several new computer hardware announced lately, some of them geared towards gaming. Of course, one doesn't always need the most powerful and most expensive hardware, especially with the budding game streaming market now available to many gamers. Of course, each comes with its limitations, especially in the titles available and compatible devices. This week, Stadia is expanding both lists with some sports-centric titles as it paves the way for its Android TV debut.

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Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition revealed in purple

Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition revealed in purple

A new Galaxy S21 was revealed today, ready to roll for the 2020 Olympic games. But wait, you might be saying, why would Samsung reveal a 2020 Olympics commemorative model of the Samsung Galaxy S21 now? Because the 2020 Olympics have not yet taken place! They're currently scheduled for Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan, after an extended delay thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether they'll actually take place is another question entirely.

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This year’s Summer Olympic Games will be streamed on Twitch

This year’s Summer Olympic Games will be streamed on Twitch

Amazon's streaming service Twitch will be the home of some NBC Olympics coverage, the network has announced. Following last year's unprecedented cancellation, the Olympics will return this summer with the 2020 Tokyo Games, a 17-day event that will include various safety measures in light of the SARS-CoV-2 virus's continued presence.

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2020 Summer Olympics to be postponed according to IOC member

2020 Summer Olympics to be postponed according to IOC member

As more and more businesses and events are shutting down because of the COVID-19 outbreak, one major question mark has been the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. A lot of planning and money goes into hosting the Olympics - whether its the summer or winter Olympics - so we expected the International Olympic Committee to take its time in making a decision. It seems that such a decision is right around the corner, if one IOC member has it right.

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A cancelled 2020 Olympics would be first in modern history (outside of war)

A cancelled 2020 Olympics would be first in modern history (outside of war)

A senior member of the International Olympics Committee spoke this week about the possibility that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics would be cancelled due to novel coronavirus (nCoV-2019). According to Olympics Committee member Dick Pound, there was a 3-month window in which the 2020 Tokyo, Japan-based sports event's fate would be decided. He apparently "did not sound alarmist", but did acknowledge a real possibility that the Tokyo Olympics for 2020 could be affected by nCoV-2019 in one way or another.

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Toyota robots to let people enjoy the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in a new way

Toyota robots to let people enjoy the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in a new way

Japan is most famous for its sushi, anime, and, of course, robots so it's only natural that those will have a big presence in next year's biggest international sports events. It's also not surprising that Toyota, who has branched its robotics out into the mobility market is playing a big role in mixing the 2020 Olympics and robots. Don't expect giant mechas and Gundams, though, as Toyota's army of non-frightening robots will work to let people experience the event in a unique way, even from afar.

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Toyota unveils futuristic shuttle for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Toyota unveils futuristic shuttle for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Toyota has introduced its new 'Accessible People Mover,' a shuttle featuring a futuristic design that will transport visitors during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Referred to as the APM, this vehicle was designed specifically for the Olympic Games, offering staff and visitors a last-mile transportation option that'll take riders to venues and events. The vehicle resembles a large, futuristic golf cart.

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Galaxy S10+ Olympic Games Edition breaks cover

Galaxy S10+ Olympic Games Edition breaks cover

In a little over a year, Japan will be hosting one of the biggest sporting events in the world. But more than just the technical preparations for the Olympic Games 2020, there's also the promotion of the event. Samsung is part of the latter, having been chosen as one of the partners of the event, and what better way for it to drum up the hype than by selling a very limited edition Galaxy S10+ with the 2020 Olympics logo etched on its back.

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Japan nears e-waste goal for making Tokyo 2020 Olympics medals

Japan nears e-waste goal for making Tokyo 2020 Olympics medals

Japan has nearly hit its goal for collecting e-waste that will be used to create the 2020 Tokyo Olympics medals, officials have announced. The nation announced plans to make the medals primarily from metal harvested from old smartphones and other gadgets back in early 2017. In its most recent update, officials said that nearly 100% of the needed metals have been collected.

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2020 Tokyo Olympics will use 100% renewable energy

2020 Tokyo Olympics will use 100% renewable energy

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be powered entirely by renewable energy, the organizing committee behind the event has announced. In addition, the organization has committed to using services that will ultimately result in 99-percent of goods from the games being either reused or recycled. Assuming these ambitious goals are fully met, it will be an unprecedented change for the Olympics.

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