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Fresh update on "olympic" discussed on Nightlife
"Mr McGowan says improvements have been made in hotels to try to stop the virus spreading through the air but covered 19. He's very difficult to manage we've had around 45,000. Australians returned through our hotel quarantine system on we've had these two incidences s O r system overall has worked relatively effectively. New Zealand has paused its travel bubble with W A, while Victoria, Queensland and the northern Territory have all introduced restrictions. India's Prime minister Narendra Modi says the government is trying to boost the supply of life saving oxygen to hospitals struggling to save patients with covered 19. Doctors say patients are dying because of oxygen shortages. The BBC's nickel. Amanda has more. There's a complete shortage of beds, ventilators, oxygen supplies, even medicines. People literally scrambling to get their loved ones, You know admission into the hospital. For now, the Indian air Force has been transporting supplies from various parts of the country to try and fill the gaps that we seeing on oxygen. Early in the morning today, one of the bigger hospitals and Delhi saying that 25 of their sickest patients actually passed because there were some issues with the ventilators. Japan has declared the third state of emergency for Tokyo and surrounding regions to try to curb a surgeon coronavirus cases. It'll be in effect from Sunday to the middle of Maine. Restrictions under the emergency declaration, I recommended not compulsory leading experts to warn that such measures have found to stem the surge in the past and the tougher action is needed. Japanese prime minister has insisted the Olympic Games just three months away, will still go ahead. Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates has helped to pitch US President Joe Biden's climate friendly transformation of the economy on day two of the World leaders virtual summit. Today's agenda is.
Olympic Athletes Promised Legal Support if They Protest
"The IOC is ruled that athletes who make political or social justice protests at the Olympics well, that they the slogans they say, like a black lives matter will not be allowed. And now the athletes have been promised legal support by a global union and activist group in Germany and San Francisco. I'm Ed Baxter, This
Fresh update on "olympic" discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"To tell our listeners. A couple of the things. We're talking about We're gonna talk about the brave. North dakota governor who vetoed his states anti trans bill And why he decided to find courage all the sudden we'll talk about. It wasn't the threat of lawsuits. We'll just now wasn't that yeah just his. Who is his internal sense of justice. He's a republican. Come on crash. But also i mean who knows in in this day and age. Who knows are all on the kind of the same there just on different parts of the same fucked up page We'll talk about a legend from italy. Let's just leave it at that Italian legends achieved greatness. And what we'll talk about how they want about that. We'll talk about the i o c Not the group of stand up individuals that we always thought literally they're banning kneeling and other protests at the tokyo games. We will talk about just kind of ongoing a. I want to look at alternatives to the current version of policing. I want to look at this Coots program in eugene and take another. Look at the camden police. Abolition because that's stories a little bit more complicated than people think but kinda still makes the same point that we should abolish and replace the police But before we get to any of that tori. We like to ask our guest. What is something from your search history. That's revealing about who you are my entire search history. Say has been trying to figure out my technology. I don't know why but none of my shit works like apparently like laptop headphones. Mike the fritz. So today i'm just on the technology struggle bus. And i believe i will probably remain here for the duration trip. We sorted it though so. We're yeah it was. It was like magic that helps it but pulled all of us collectively being silent panicking peanut. Maybe they don't know me out so that's in a nutshell technology ghost like that follows you around your tech issues. We we have I'm not gonna say who but one of the hosts of one of the shows on era out of our studio like literally believes avid technology. Ghost and then our experience with them has suggested it's probably not technology ghost as much as them being bad at technology but It's that the same thing though. You're just by the fact that you don't know how you doing. Yeah and i've had that before. Where like i immediately like on guard and every time something bad. Something goes wrong with a piece of technology. Unlike this fucking thing again you know this ghost so damn ghost rumours already. You guys like what the hell. Oh it's because sixties each other than that right boy fifty four. I was one of the. My dad worked for apple over a decade. And so i'm like. I'm used to having like standby tech assistance. Like a phone call winter. Scher oh wow you have the reverse everybody else where you got. Your parents protect support. That elliott attack casper. The friendly ghost casper the friendly dad had fleas. Tori would is something you think is overrated. Something that is overrated right now. I'm really. I'm really struggling with this. Because i'm just i'm in such bad dark spot with all of the policing so i'm gonna policing that's overrated. It's so i'm sure you talked about this. But like the capitol. Police requested like jillian more dollars. Because they're tack hey again is not up to par. And that's the reason why the insurrection have been. All of their like mining bullshit excuses. I'm just not here for any of that. And like who else gets to say. I suck at my job objectively like. Please look at my data. This the results that i'm giving you and Hundred dollars you know. Fix this hundred million more money. Well the thing was. I don't know if you saw i. I know that that into the auditor or that audit of what happened. Said we haven't even been trained on equipment. We bought three years ago. The manufacturers told us we need a training on and that's why we became white supremacists. That sympathized with the insurrection on january six. And then let everybody in your honor. Okay like it's truly some where you like. Yo you you couldn't have fucked that up more. They're your life. Thank me more money anymore. We're not supposed to take selfies with the people who are armed and try to overthrow phone was broken so i did not have that specific training You know what i was just thinking about was a as the police go. Who's going to respond to like these armed conflicts like armed criminals who are intent on pulling off a crime. I was thinking of the north. Hollywood shootout and you know that is the basis for heat and just kind of reading back over news stories from the time. And it's like. I think i've underestimated the media's role in like this whole police and police military industrial state because that shootout was like fun for the local news that was big ray huge ratings and the stories covering it at the time our go from you know there were two thousand rounds fired in public place. Eight civilians were harmed and the the response is well. The the police just need bigger guns. Yeah let me tell you something. My display name on twitter. Hideo no-ho okay. 'cause i'm from fucking north hollywood. I was. i was in school. The fucking bank. They robbed up the street from my school. And we had to fucking lay down because you could hear all the gunfire from the shootout and the story was the cops. Don't have enough assault rifles so they had to go to be. Bnb guns in van nuys and by all their assault rifles so they could fight fire with fire. And yeah it was like the way the news was treating. It was like it was almost that point. Where car chases were big baby. We love as you know. We love more seeing somebody a body armor squeezing off a fucking chopper at a bunch of cops and then showing like when the student you you. I remember on the news. We had this shit on like the rolling cart. Tv because we're like. Is this shootout gonna to get in your school. And we saw the guy gate killed when he was walking down the street from the helicopter. We're joe apprentice teachers like okay. We're gonna turn this off right like you saw that. Do get domed from a helicopter. Maybe this isn't good tv right. Yeah that's it's just one of those things too like what the what was that four. It was like it's like suddenly became a those money. Yeah right everyone became john maclean shit and you're like oh no you're not getting away with a six however much money they had.
Olympic Bodies Launch Competitive Series in Virtual Sports
"Has been launched by the International Olympic Committee. The Olympic virtual Syria's one clued five sports baseball, cycling, auto racing, rowing and sailing. The IOC says it hopes to mobilize virtual sport e sports and gaming enthusiasts all around the world in order to reach new Olympic audiences. Sports attendant 40 minutes
Biden, Suga Meetings Set to Focus on China
"House today. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. This will be Biden's first face to face meeting with a foreign leader since taking office. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says growing tensions with China is expected to be a key focal point of today's meeting between President Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Asuka. Our approach to China And our shared coordination and cooperation on that front will be part of the discussion, as will our joint commitment to the denuclearization of North Korea. Security will be a prominent issue of regional security, The corona virus, pandemic trade and climate change will also likely figure high on the agenda. In addition, the Japanese prime minister is expected to invite President Biden to the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington The
Berlin-Tel Aviv 2036 Olympics Would Be ‘a Mark of Reconciliation’
"Come to the promised. Podcast brought to you on t. Lv one the voice of the city. That was just proposed as a possible venue for the twenty thirty six olympics which will be the thirty sixth modern olympics now that the international olympic committee just decided that the thirty fifth olympiad in twenty thirty two will be in brisbane australia. The twenty thirty six games are now for bid. The proposal was floated. in last. week's berliner morgenpost in a column written by franck koale ski a lead organizer of the two thousand and eighteen european track and field championships in berlin and ricard ming. The president of the german olympic association. The two men began by observing. What maybe obvious that berlin could not host the twenty thirty six games because berlin hosted the nineteen thirty six weeks which were by then german. Chancellor adolf hitler and held in stadiums festooned with swastikas. You may remember. There was some unpleasantness back. Then so berlin is out or is it. Kurowski wrote quote so why not send a completely new strong signal of peace and reconciliation in twenty thirty six a signal that does not hide from history but takes up the responsibility that comes from it. It would be such a signal. If and israel apply together more precisely berlin and tel aviv with the sailing and surfing competitions on the eastern mediterranean but also with other sports such as beach volleyball in israel's lively metropolis as a clear signal of how responsibility arises from
Kyle Lewis Zoom Corner - burst 4
"I. Did the final fantasy seven remake which was like. yeah. I really enjoyed that a lot of fun. I remember back in the day playing that game on. Ps two fun game. i My story with the game was that i got to this to literally will too and there was something going. Have too much space. My memory was gone on my playstation. And i was like the word formatting. Do you wanna format l. Kid i'm a kid. I don't know what the word format means. Phones are here. We can just google. They're gonna get the big encyclopedia book. And i was feeling lazy that day. So i didn't get the biggest like bedia book next thing. I know womb. Ira's everything learned the word format the heart.
Hideki Matsuyama wins Masters to become first Japanese man to claim major title
"Every year we have a new story to tell. At Augusta National, and this time the story is told. Had decade. Matsuyama, the first Masters and major champion from Japan. He wins the green jacket in the 85th Masters at 10 under par for the tournament, one shot clear. American Will's Allah Taurus and Charlie Reimer under a bright blue sky at the end of the day, today hit Deck E Matsuyama as his countrymen. Woke up on a Monday morning in Japan provided them with a moment they'll never forget. Moment he'll remember for the rest of his life. Well, he played with so much pressure on his shoulders today, and when you when you look at the great players that have come out of Japan Going back to Jumbo Ozaki, who got to be a high as number five in the world. Three top tens and majors a sellout. Okey 1980. He finished second to Jack Nicklaus in the U. S Open five top tens and majors who was the first Japanese male toe went on the PGA Tour 1983 the hole out in Honolulu. Jack Renner was on the losing side of that. Hole out Tommy Nakajima six top tens and major. Some of the other great Japanese players. Shingo Katayama, Joe Ozaki. Yo Ishikawa, she gave keep Mariama Um, this victory is is on the back of the hard work that those players did. They sort of laid down the path for four, um, a decade and Coming into this. His accomplishments in the gang had already exceeded every one of the great players that I mentioned with the five wins on the PGA Tour Ah player that has been as high as number two in the world. But to carry all of that on his shoulders that the nation of Japan and an Olympic year And that If you start getting to the finances, there was speculation that if he were to win today, it might be worth a billion dollars to him and to go out and pull it off. Really, really Special day. It's
China Warns Washington Not to Boycott Winter Olympics
"Government has warned Washington not to boycott next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing after the Biden administration said it was talking with allies about a joint approach to complaint of human rights abuses. Foreign Ministry spokesperson rejected accusations of abuses against ethnic minorities. He warned of an unspecified robust Chinese response to a potential Olympics boycott. He says the political relation of sports would damage athletes and the Olympic carrier chart.
North Korea Withdraws From Tokyo Olympics Due to COVID-19 Fears
"In Japan over the Tokyo Olympics after North Korea announced it was pulling out to protect its athletes from Corona virus. Games. Organizers has said to be extremely anxious over Pyongyang's withdrawal, fearing more countries may follow suit His Rupert Winfield Hayes, North Korea has now said it is pulling out of the Tokyo Olympic Games because of fears for the health of its team and the organizers of the diving World Cup have canceled their event in Tokyo later this month. Similar reasons. All of this does not bode well with less than four months to go until the Tokyo Games are due to open, But the biggest threat to the games comes from a new wave of covert infections. Monday, Osaka recorded more new infections for that city than on any other day since the pandemic began.
North Korea says it won't participate in Tokyo Olympics
"Little says it will not participate in at the next Olympics because of the corona virus pandemic a website run by the north sports ministry says the decision was made join the national Olympic committee meeting on March twenty five women was prioritized protecting athletes from what they say is the world's public health crisis caused by Kevin nineteen North Korea sent twenty two athletes to the twenty eighteen winter Olympics in South Korea which help you finishing eight diplomacy missile and the US diplomacy has since evaporated north Korea's decision to sit out of the Tokyo Olympics is a setback for hopes to revive it I'm Charles de Ledesma
North Korea Bows Out of Tokyo Olympics, Citing Covid-19
"Corona virus infection, The ministry's new service said The decision was made at a meeting of the North Korean Olympic Committee in late March. Pyongyang's announcement puts an end to South Korean hopes that the postponed games could be a catalyst for progress in a debt in deadlocked peace talks. At least 150. People are now known to have died in Indonesia and east team or after tropical
Sen. Scott Calls for 2022 Winter Olympics to Be Taken Away From China
"Florida Senator Rick Scott is looking for international cooperation in his effort to get the Olympic Games moved. Senator Scott says he asked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to join his call to move the 2022 games out of Beijing. Scott says he's made similar request of President Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The Republican wants the game's moved because of what he calls China's horrific human rights record.
Blackhawks' Bowman named as GM of 2022 US Olympic men's team
"2022, U S. Olympic men's hockey team. A statement from Bowman reads. In part quote. I look forward to carrying the Olympic spirit through the game of hockey is we selected team for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing Hawks back at it tomorrow against Carolina will have that game. At 6 30.
U.S. Men Fail to Qualify for Olympic Soccer Tournament
"Us men's soccer out of the olympics. Okay again third time in a row. The under twenty. Three's losing honduras. Wall national team grana politic players could have played in the under twenty three rule the olympic and beat northern ireland into friendly. So what's the major malfunction here and how big a deal is it the mri olympics for men's team clinton. I think it's a big deal. I mean listen in development circles and soccer just embarrassing. People think a so called. Soccer should have more creative midfielders. Who can actually finished the hansen's more regularly but more daryl decay is what we want. That dude is a monster catholic. It's a big deal because we won't get to see our young stars at the olympics but it's not that big of a deal because we are developing young stars. We have a guy playing for chelsea. We've got a guy playing for juventus. This is
Lafayette Hotel Sells for $25.8M
"Here in san diego. Yeah a lot of insane news and this one is about the lafayette hotel. Yeah and it's a great location. The lafayette if you don't know is It's kind of a north park. Fixture has a really cool history. So if you've been there it's kind of a. It's an old swanky hotel that was built in nineteen forties. Used to be a kind of a hollywood hang out. It has an olympic sized pool and that olympic size pool has some history of woman. That was the first person to swim. The english channel is a woman by the name of and let me see. If i have her name and i can't find her name right now but she used to train there and so kind of interesting so before she did that. That's where she trained and then the other claim to fame is the guy who was the the lead for tarzan. Kinda of his hang out the hotels been sold. It's been sold at. What is to believe is what is believed to be a pretty good price for twenty five million one hundred and thirty rooms and it was purchased by a group in san diego. The is a pretty good. You know restaurant history in restaurant operations of florence chadwick. Yeah is who the who the was that. Swim that thing danielle. Just point that out to me
Olympic Torch Relay Begins in Japan
"A run up to the summer Olympics. Aziz runners begin the four month Olympic torch relay beginning in Fukushima, Japan, all the way to Tokyo. Some 10,000 runners will carry the torch to its final destination in time for opening ceremonies still expected to go off on July 23rd. Olympic organizers will prohibit international fans from attending, but will play host to more than 200 invited nations and nation states at the summer Games in a country that overwhelmingly believes Those Olympic Games should be postponed again or
Tokyo Olympics torch relay gets underway amid coronavirus restrictions
"Last year. The torch is on the move. It's the first Olympic torch relay to be held during a pandemic. Over the next four months. 10,000 runners a due to carry the flame across the length and breadth of Japan before the Games begin in Tokyo in late July, delayed from last year by covert 19. Spectators along the relay route of being asked to maintain social distancing with a warning the event could be suspended. If that doesn't happen in London, Simon Oh in Fox News, the Olympics supposed to start July
North Korea missile launch tests Biden administration
"North. Korea launched to ballistic missiles into the scene japan on thursday. Japan's prime minister said fuelling tension ahead of the tokyo olympics. And ramping up pressure. On the biden administration as it finalizes its north korea policy. The missile launches highlight the threat. North korea's illicit weapons program poses to its neighbors and the international community. The united states military's indo pacific. Command said in a statement. The command said it was monitoring the situation and consulting allies. Japan lodged a formal protest through its embassy in china and said the test. Threaten peace and safety in the region off south korea's national security council expressed deep concern. Japan's coastguard said the first missile was detected soon after seven. Am and flew about two hundred and sixty miles followed by a second twenty minutes later the flu. About two hundred and seventy miles indicating. The missiles was short range weapons. North korea has previously testified missiles over japan. The were able to carry nuclear warheads and reach anywhere. In the united states the launch coincided with the start of the olympic torch relay in japan today beginning. Four-month month countdown. To the summer games in tokyo which were delayed from twenty twenty because of the corona virus
Shadowed by Pandemic, Olympic Torch Relay Begins in Japan
"The Olympic torch has begun its four month journey around Japan ahead of the delayed opening of the 2020 Games in Tokyo. Members of the Japanese national Women's football team started the relay in Fukushima. Japan is determined to deliver the Olympics despite continuing disruption caused by the pandemic on the absence
"olympic" Discussed on The Rich Roll Podcast
"Led to my ruin as far as that nine hundred eight goes as far as my swim career eighty eight so when you reflect back on your career now i mean you said in eighty four. You didn't to have any regrets. I mean do you have regrets. Or what is your relationship to to your career. Thankfully i don't yeah. I don't i think that the closest thing that i have a to any sort of what if but it's not a regret gret was in one thousand nine hundred ninety two I believe was late. Nineteen ninety-one and i we did the stanford alumni meet and i was. I don't know what got into me. But i i started swimming and i got i. I was swimming so fast. And i remember this. I was i was like i couldn't believe it. You thought i thought eighty four swimming fast swing way faster and there was a rule change in breaststroke so i started playing with that stroke and i was right. Barrowman had kinda revolutionized the rhythm and the technique right so i kind of studied that in a stark to click and i was just absolutely hauling and that like i said i was nineteen. Ninety one would have been like october of one thousand nine hundred eighty one and Pablo was there. And i ended up like basically going about the fastest fifty i've ever gone including in college and just i mean just was hauling ass off. How much training not very much light. Yeah three thousand yards three times a week as nothing. Yeah but it just goes to show you how overtrained you're right and how we weren't really year such a racehorse to like you're a guy who can walk away and then come back and just dip your toe in it a little bit and then suddenly you're at razor's edge and i know this from seeing you you kind of you go through these spurts where you're into master swimming and then you'll disappear for awhile and then you come back and it's like you come back and you're kinda like not looking so great and a week later you're doing world records splits in nassar's workout. Those days are long over it. You please come on But are we back to my regret. They're the only th- the closest thing to it was. I would call it a. What if not a regret was at that. Meet pablo unbeknownst to me at that point would already started training for nine hundred ninety two Because you know like. I said earlier. Problem morales the world record holder. The favourite no one thought he could lose. Didn't make the team in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight or nine hundred. Yeah and he said what do you think about training for nineteen ninety two and i remember in the back of my mind swimming so fast a kind of like i let that fantasy kind of sink in. That's one of the reasons that i think. I actually trained a little bit. So that i could see what i could do at that alumni meet so obviously that was kind of in the back of my mind but i had this overwhelming dread of the thought of getting back the pool and and being as dedicated as i needed to be in order to make that one thousand nine hundred team and i remember when he asked me come. Come on train and he asked me. He asked me several times and each time. I got more and more resolute. That i don't have an emmy I just don't have an emmy so you know. Part of me is physics physically. I think perhaps it could have been something that could have happened. The nine hundred ninety two games and just to remind your listeners. Pablo morales ended up winning two medals in the one thousand nine hundred olympics and it was redemption for him. It was one of the greatest moments in olympic history. I mean he. He doesn't make it in. Eighty eight is like all right. I'm done goes to law. School does two years at cornell. Law school goes home for family. Reasons and decides to you know stick around at home which is right near by the stanford campus starts kind of dip his toe in the pool and showing up at the noon masters workout. And before. you know it kind of under wraps he starts training again. makes the olympic team goes and beats. Was anthony nasty that he beat in barcelona for the hundred number. I do remember. It was barcelona barcelona Just one of the greatest comebacks ever for sure for sure you know. His mother had just passed away the previous year so there was a lot it was a lot to it. He had he had a lot invested personally and he pulled it off. Which is i mean. Honus like serious serious stuff that he was able to do that. Because that's difficult. And i just was not convinced that i had it in me. N- yeah and if you have that doubt i mean you got to be all end right right and it was one of those things you know you ask about regret. And it's like. I think about it from time time to regret not doing that. No because i felt very confident that i just didn't have in me i didn't want to. I already decided. I wanted to reinvent myself at that point. Did you go on to win. Three emmys how many emmys one three years later yeah How many olympic athletes have emmys. I don't know probably not very many. Yeah i couldn't tell you but this begins somewhat humbly in the early days of reality. Tv when reality tv wasn't quite what it is. Now i mean now. We live in a reality tv world. Of course you start out at hardcopy which was kind of like an extra type investigative slash entertainment new show that would air like every night and then end up at at the working as a executive producer at the amazing race. I wasn't an executive producer. That was also many many years later at the race but You know i started out. was a stanford alum rolled the dice and letting me right A series for discovery channel way in the early days. This was this was around nineteen ninety-two that i was. I write this series and And that's what led me to realizing. That i love telling stories. I'm never in a million years. Thought that i would make my living being a writer. I don't like writing i really. I just don't like the process of writing but people kept hiring me to write and then that led me to land the position in hardcopy which back then was nobody knew quite what it was. They called it tabloid tv. But it was part news but they also broke. Many many many of the biggest stories of that era. Michael jackson being one of them were there on the forefront of oj simpson So and that was the era that was in. It was very strange place to be. But i'll tell you that we mentioned adam bram. He was just one of them. It was of all the crews that i've ever been part of collectively. That was the most intelligent group. Just whip smart at celery singer. Wouldn't have thought that so smart like you. You never doubted the intellectual capacity of any of these people who crazy. Wow yeah so. How long were you at hardcopy. Was there for about three and a half years. Yeah and you know. Like i got into the directors guild. 'cause they started having direct shows dragged on the and. I found my niche niche. Really wasn't i actually worked on the tonya harding story. Oh you did What way. I was the i believe my title back then. I don't know if i was on the directors guild at maybe it was maybe directed by and directed the episodes so in i tanya the movie. Yeah yeah they have the hard copy guy. I remember that but he didn't. He didn't do their research. Because it was actually me with you. Wow i was. I was the point. I mean there are people out in the field. Yeah but i. I was the one responsible for staying up all night and cutting the stories together and making sure that hit the satellite the next day for air yeah and and i kind of found my niche. My niche was not necessarily oj or michael jackson. Or although i did lend a hand if they needed you know to to do some shooting writing whatever..
"olympic" Discussed on Darknet Diaries
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Can Use your one hundred dollars in credit on S. three compatible object storage managed coober Netease, and more visit. Leonod dot com slash dark net that's L. I. N. O. D. E. Leonod dot com slash dark net, and click on the create free account button to get started or text dark net two, four, seven, four, seven, four, seven and get started on the node. This episode we're going to visit with their old friend Andy Greenberg. We had Andy Before two tells the story of not Ya back in episode fifty four, and as you may recall, any wrote a book called Syndrome, which went into great detail about the not patio attack. He's an amazing investigative journalists and today any is going to talk to us about hacking the Olympics. Andy Greenberg and I dress me my title title is a senior writer at wired, but in I guess for the purposes of this interview I'm still the author of syndrome because this is a story from Sandra. This story takes place in the Winter Olympics in two thousand eighteen, which was in South Korea in the city of Pyong Chang The opening ceremony was on February eighth the city was well below freezing at that time volunteers don face masks to protect themselves from the icy wind blowing through the stadium saying Jin Oh, the men running it if the Olympics was sitting in a plastic chair, few dozen rose above the stadium waiting for the opening ceremony to start. A lot of preparations took place to get to this point and you might not think about how many preparations there are for the Olympics but there are a ton Sinjin. Oh, managed it all just to start out he had one hundred and fifty employees to manage the IT infrastructure for these Olympics. That's a pretty big it staff I mean it's bigger than the size of some fortune five, hundred it teams, and it's because there's a ton of things to manage. There's restricted areas which require tricky cards to access their phone APPs to help spectators enjoy their experience. There's ticketing systems. Wi Fi in stadiums feels around the villages and a ton of other systems to help people get from one place to another, and of course, there's many stadiums, courses and buildings were all this it infrastructure has to work they set up a data center with twenty four, Seven Network Operation Center monitoring everything that was going on an Oh, felt like everything was ready for the Games to begin sat in the stadium to watch the opening ceremony. This was the pinnacle of his career or so he thought the lights dimmed everyone went quiet ceremony was starting. A. Ten, before eight PM this choir of Korean. Children begins to do this countdown this ten second countdown to the beginning of the opening ceremony. Just, counting down in Korean and this is reverberating across the stadium. Sanger looks down at his phone and sees that he has this flood of text messages telling him that all of the domain controllers in the Olympics data centers in Seoul are being whites one by one. These domain controllers were incredibly important. They controlled authentication and authorization for everything from the Wifi on site to the Olympic. APP, and the APP managed everything that athletes visiting dignitaries, staff and tens of thousands of attendees needed for finding their way round, handling their tickets and gaining access to secure locations and even check into the hotels. Basically all the stuff that would allow anyone to get access to anything was on the Fritz but he starts responding to his subordinates. He starts texting them back and then he realizes that he needs to get to the technology operation center in Gung. So he gets up, he runs out of the opening ceremony as he's leaving, he can already hear journalists complaining that the Wi Fi isn't working in the stadium. The IP TV systems are down across the facility and other. Facilities around the whole Olympic campus Pyongyang, the APP seems to be failing as well. People are trying to get into the stadium and they're unable to access tickets. It turns out. You know this is perhaps the worst possible news that you could get at this exact moments As you're hoping to watch this events come to fruition that you've been working on for three years hundred made events. So a little bit of history is being my during these Games in twenty. One of the organizers are feeling right at this moment, the have worked so hard to get to this stage hours. Years, and this is the culmination. This is it. This is the start. This is the fake bake moment as all of this is happening. Is. Running. Out of the stadium he meets up with two of the people who work for him on his staff and they get into an SUV and they start this long drive to gunung this neighboring town. When he arrives in fact that the staff is in kind of such a state of. Panic. But sort of disarray that they're kind of standing up and talking to each other and. They can't even access their email. All of their systems seems to be down and when we say that all their systems seem to be down, you have to understand just how massive the infrastructure of these games were. We're talking ten thousand. Twenty thousand mobile devices six thousand three, hundred Wi. Fi routers and three hundred servers which existed in two different data centers in Seoul. All this being managed by team of one, hundred, fifty, it staffers who find out later in fact, the ticketing system which is integrated into the Olympics APP was broken to in that some people have been locked out of the opening ceremony, but that was later in this particular moment, it was chaos. It's hard to focus and troubleshoot. One thing when there's a million things going wrong at once the pressure that the whole world is watching right now. The stress so much worse. Now, oh had followed best practices for setting up the IT infrastructure of the Olympics his team had done its best to prepare in case something bad happened there. Cyber Security. Advisor Group had met twenty times since two thousand fifteen and they'd done drills.
"olympic" Discussed on Everything Everywhere Daily
"Unfortunately, the apples were rotten, and gave him stomach cramps, so he decided to lay down and take a nap. In the middle of the Olympic, marathon, Despite all that he finished fourth. Assignment about Felix, he was chosen to represent Cuba at the ninety six Olympics in Athens. which would be paid for by the Cuban government. On the way there, he got off the ship in Italy and disappeared. The Cubans thought he was dead and even published his obituary. He showed up several months later in Havana on Spanish steamer. There were two entries from south. Africa, who are members of this WanNa tribe? They were the first to African competitors in Olympic history. They too, were not accomplish runners. They just happen to be in Saint Louis working at the South African exhibition at the world's fair, so they thought they would give it a try. During the race, they ended up running over a mile off course because they were both chased by wild dogs, they finished in ninth and Twelfth Place. The first winner of the race and I am putting air quotes around the word winner. Was Fred lawers? Was An actual runner in so far as there were runners back in one, thousand, nine four. He would go on to be the winner of the nineteen thousand five Boston Marathon and placed in the top ten several other marathons. However in this race, lors didn't exactly run a marathon about. Of the race he gave up, and it was driven in a car. The next eleven miles by his trainer. He then ran the remainder of the way reentering the stadium on foot to the applause of crowds at the time. They didn't have an official medal ceremony. So after he crossed the finish line, he was awarded the gold medal and had his photo taken with dignitaries. Such is the current president. Theodore Roosevelt's daughter. However someone in the stands witness lors getting into the car and he quickly confessed that it was all just a joke. Very, funny I cheated my way to a gold medal. LAWERS was given a lifetime ban by the amateur athletics. Union, which was quickly rescinded just a few months later..
"olympic" Discussed on Hollywood Unscripted
"Watching the film one of the that becomes apparent very early. On is you had a script. You had a story ARC. But no scripted dialogue. It was all Improv. Yes so we knew that we would need to use improvisation as techniques. How could you? I mean you're walking into a completely uncontrolled environment and that can either be something you fight against or something that you embrace and if you're prepared then you can embrace it and I think the way to embrace chaos like that is to be rock solid on certain key plot points tent poles or footholds. Whatever you WANNA call them and have those in your mind as the director so that you can be completely nimble to embrace chaos around you. What we did was made a an outline like the three acts of the film which I would do for any scripts fully written out or not so we start with that. I am a fan of save the cat. The Blake Snyder beat sheet. I find it to be such a helpful way to think of the key. Beats of the script. So you're not just with a total blank page and then things grow from there but starting with that making an outline and then as you flesh out your outline you start to plan the specific seen so you're not just doing the big beats but the scenes between the beats and then sometimes you maybe have a little line of dialogue. That comes to you that you really like. And at certain point you're kind of left with the script meant and if it was a traditional film that script is what I would then use to create my first draft and final draft all the dialogue and everything. But if it's improvised that's where stop in an uncontrolled environment. They're going to be things that happen or opportunities present themselves talk to us about some of those occurrences in the course of making this film. I was just kind of meditating on this today thinking about that process. It's so similar to you. Know when you have your outline no matter how much you've tried to nail every single scene down when you start writing dialogue things change the characters. Come to life they take you in a new direction and the same thing happens when you are shooting an improvised film and again. It's improvised based on that outline. It's almost the same process. So you start to shoot the actors. Become more confident with WHO? They are and to really embody the character. There's actually a great example of this so there is a kiss that occurs movie. I can't give away where it happens. But we thought that it was gonNA happen in one particular scene and by the end of the scene. They just didn't kiss. It didn't feel right so part of me was. Oh my God. I couldn't force it. It didn't feel right. It didn't feel like that's what they would do at that point. So we'd like all right. We'll probably have the kiss in the next scene and then we performed that scene. The Kiss didn't happen again and it was starting to become this tension which builds in the movie definitely but also it was like building with me behind the scenes. Maybe they're not gonNA kiss in the film and when it did happen it was so perfect but I couldn't have written it like that and I think that's something that we experience when you're writing dialogue where things change. And so I found it to be so similar with improvising in real life. You just need to have a nimble schedule and a good memory wasn't just nick and Lexi 'cause you would run into other Olympic athletes and say hey WANNA play it. Yes we would. And what was the reaction? Well this is where it was really helpful to have. Alexi an athlete herself. You know we would go to the dining hall or to the Game Room and look around at different people and Alexi Catanha tell like who would welcome a distraction and who was just in the zone needed to be left alone. What we've found is most athletes were super game. You don't really get an opportunity to do something like this especially not when you're in the middle of competition time. It was actually great because what I found with non actors which I know a lot of people don't even like that term but non trained actors who you then pull into your film. I mean this is what the softest didn't uncut gems you have. People playing characters that are close to themselves in real life and so you're not pushing them out of their comfort zone in that way and then as long as people who are able to forget that the cameras there you can get amazing performances in real interaction. So that's what we did with athletes. So much of this story seems to have been lifted from Alexis own personal experience in Rio. I would say that a Lexi's real life experience as an athlete competing in Rio was the seed. But you know she's a different person than the character. Someone like penelope the character in the film when she's done with her competition. It's a cliff for her. She does not know what's coming next in her life and in in some ways an Olympic athlete has to be like that. That's been my experience with all the athletes that I've gone to interact with and I know Alexi Kentucky this more personally but if you focus on what happens after you won't get to the goal itself. It's the same with making an indie film to some extent. You just need to be razor focused on accomplishing this. Basically impossible thing so in Alexis case she could really empathize with what our character is going through in real life. We're engaged. We add another film like I think. She's a bit more of a person who has her life together then her character in the movie but I was picking up on the fact that intellectuals case in real life. Here's someone who was not a particularly great runner by her own admission but she worked her ass off yes and she became a great runner and she not only achieved personal bests. She set national records in Greece and yet her competition in Rio was over like that. You know it's one thing to look at Olympia and say you are the best of the best in you have made it to the competition that a lot of people don't think about what happens to everybody else. Who didn't meddle yes. Post-olympic depression is a real thing. And that's something that the film explores which I think is relatable to anyone who reaches a big milestone in your life while you're not exactly sure what happens next and something interesting that we found is we have athletes who have cameos in the film play roles in the film. Knicks dental patient certain people hanging out in the game room who are gold medalists and we chat with them. That phenomenon of hitting that cliff feels the same weather your gold medallist or whether you finish seventeen which is still amazing seventeenth in the world right. It's a feeling that I think. A lot of these athletes can relate to. I also sense that after the medal ceremony. It's like the cool kids in high school and everybody else well. It's easy to feel like the cool kid. Crowd off feels totally good about themselves when the truth is that a lot of them don't but yes. Our movie is definitely from the perspective of someone who does feel left on the outside of that. One of my favorite shots in the movie is after. This isn't giving anything away because the athletic competition happens in the very beginning. It's almost like the inciting incident which I think is kind of interesting sports related movie to be like that but we went to a real medal. Ceremony was like set up in this stage dancers and crowds and the athletes were. They're getting their medals for some event. I forgot exactly what we planted. Alexi in the crowd and along lands on the camera. It's alright start crying and watch this phony because you're sad you didn't get the metal and then there's this moment like after. The athletes got their medals and left harsh stage. Lights were turned off the TV cameras had already packed up. But you could see the technical crew come up onto the stage and lift the podium and carry it into a truck that's shot in the film. That's just such a great moment because we wanted to show a different side of this event that so many people know about but so if you get to see in this particular way and so I think that was such a great example of visually what it's like and then also emotionally of the full journey for that person who finishes seventeenth and that's still the end of a huge time in their life in some respects. There obviously have been movies like this and other respects. There's never been a movie like this. It's not the first story about people who are lost trying to figure out what happens next. I feel like that's just such a great topic for movies especially indie films. But it's certainly the first one to play on the stage. As of you're you're getting a look of what it's like to be an athlete in the Olympic Village during the Olympics. Yes we were able to bring a camera into areas that have not been allowed to be really filmed before like the dining hall is the coolest thing I've ever seen now. This is like a sidebar. But it's just every athletes in their national uniform to it. Looks kind of like a Wes Anderson movie because everyone's all dressed up in these different matching things all sitting together. People are in different moods. It's like this that are away from the public eye or only able to be filmed like Super Control. The news segments. We had the freedom to do anything. Their dorm rooms bedrooms the laundry room. There's a laundry room in the athletes village. We only had that sort of access because Alexi was an athlete. Herself and the president of the Olympics happened to see our movies so it definitely feels like this once in a lifetime opportunity that we had to capture this. Were there any restrictions on you things that you just weren't allowed to get that you wanted to from a story standpoint? Actually no we told them ahead of time. What the plot was anything? Everyone was cool with that. You know we couldn't film athletes getting like medical attention who didn't want to be just common sense and things that we wouldn't WanNa do anyway. I think something that's really important to us is when we're portraying real life community. In this case the Olympic Community. We just wanted them to watch the film and feel like their experience was captured accurately and respectfully and they're proud of what we did in their space. Hi This is Jean Curtis producer of Hollywood unscripted. We hope this show is ignited your passion as much as it is hours. Please SUBSCRIBE RATE. Us and leave a review. It really does matter as we bring you more inspiring conversations with the filmmakers. You admire now back to the show..
"olympic" Discussed on Hollywood Unscripted
"Hollywood end scripted. I'm your host Scott's along with Malibu Film Society joining us today. Jeremy tonsure a filmmaker who has gone where no other filmmaker has ever gone before you actually got to shoot a feature film inside Olympic Village during the Olympics. Yes thank you for having me Thank you for joining us. You made this film with your wife. Alexi it's such an interesting genesis because I understand. Alexi is a dual citizenship. Greek American and she ran in the 2016 Rio Games. Yes or what happened from there Alexi. My wife competed in Rio and addition to be an athlete. She's a writer and filmmaker. I am not an Olympic athlete but just a writer and filmmaker and where creative duo so when she went to run real we adjust premiered an indie film that we made called track town which was a blend of fiction. Reality kind of exploring the emotional journey of trying to make it to the Olympics trying to achieve a goal. And you don't know if you're going to get it or not. So when she had this experience of competing Rio and feeling like you achieve a goal that you've worked for for so long now what that feeling combined with the insanity of being inside Olympic Village and what that looks like at that time when she was competing and just had finished we were like it would be insane to be able to bring a camera in here and making indie film in the Olympic Village. But obviously that would be impossible but then two years later. That's what we did and I understand that the head of the IOC was on an airplane young movies to watch on a long flight and one of the movies. He watched track town. That is right so as with many indie films. Every film has its own. Genesis story hours for Olympic dreams was that the president of the Olympics was on a flight distributors. Track town had done an airline deal which sidebar airline flights founder where a lot of people sit and watch indie films. I don't know why that is but whoever is in that ecosystem. I just WANNA give a shout out to because there's always really great indie films on long-haul flights and not only did the president of the Olympics. Track town on an airplane which led to this invitation to go do a project in the village which unfold for you in a second. It's also aware Paul Thomas Anderson saw track town and mentioned it in an interview and we later connected with him and he became a mentor to on Olympic Dreams and I actually got to show him a rough cut in workshops some scenes with him which was an incredible experience. I'll bet yeah so. Shout out to airline film programmers. You're doing a great job now. Originally this was going to be artist in residence. Kinda grant just a series of shorts but then the head of the Olympic channel stepped in. Yes so after seeing track town and realizing that Alexi was actually an Olympic athlete. The president of the Olympics reached out to us because were starting artist in residency program effort to combine the arts with the Games more and opened opportunities for athletes to do projects at the Olympics. You know coming from the Mumbai Record Indie film. I feel like we came of age looking up to the Joe Swartberg and do foster brothers like we knew that. Give us a camera. We can make a feature film in the Olympic Village. Like no put us in coach. Let us do this. But of course to people not familiar with microfilm making that seems like an impossible thing so what we landed on. What are we going to make a short film in the Olympic Village? And if there's enough footage will turn it into a feature. That's where it started and from that point we developed. The idea would be so we knew that it would be. Alexi and me and we'd be able to bring one other person that's all the security clearance that we could get. We knew that we would pull in athletes and real people to clave fictional roles but the two main actors. What's the film you can make so lost in translation became our biggest inspiration and we unashamedly adapted slash stall that conceit of two people? Lost Souls at a transitional time in their life coming together for this transformative period of time are backdrop was the Olympics. I knew that we would be able to capture enough footage for feature so I kinda planned it all out with the hope that we'll be able to pull this off and Nick. Kroll came on board to be the third leg of our three person team. Doctor E yes Dr. Ezra volunteer dentist because in Rio and Alexi competed. She met a volunteer doctor. Who asked her out. Of course we were engaged at that time and she politely turned down his offer but that was the spark for this idea. We had a whirlwind three and a half weeks shooting. I was a one man band so I shot did sync sound directed at the same time. Alexia nick did each other's makeup and Mike themselves up and I had a feature films worth of raw footage and I cut the short films like retroactively from that. So many five shorts that are more avant-garde like visual and once those were received. Well we got the go-ahead to cut together. The feature which is now being distributed by IFC films and Olympic Channel. Yes it premiered at South by southwest and IFC came in to do our distribution and the Olympic channel is a new entity within the IOC the International Olympic Committee. It's actually an exciting group. They're like a group of folks from the entertainment world who now work for the Olympics to try and do cool collaborations like this and this is their first narrative project there's microfilm making and then there is being a one man band because you were director cinematographer and did one hundred percent of the sound. Yes which is unfathomable for a lot of narrative filmmakers. A lot of doc filmmakers like of course what other ways to do it but yes first of all we wanted to keep a really small profile second of all we could not bring more people out with us so what I did was put together at the time the most advanced one man band rig that we could get we wanted to have a cinema quality is fair to say I was shooting like a verite documentary style but it needed to be sound quality and picture quality that would let you suspend your disbelief for a narrative film so I worked with my sound designer Nathan rule and some texts from Panasonic to design this rig. That would enable me to well okay. There's no way to like not be ultra gear nerdy about this. So let's just do it. So what we did was actually knew. We needed to have a Panasonic camera body because they have deal with the Olympics so I had to but it was also cool because I knew if something were to go wrong there be tex around I use the evil one which is like their Pro Sumer Camera. It has e F mount so you could use. Dsl are lenses which brings the cost down the weight down like honestly cost is not a factor with the quick weight so I tried the camera. That's one step up from the evil one. The very cabinet was simply too heavy for me to deal with on my own. I knew like I'm GonNa have three weeks of picking this thing up one hundred times a day so starting with that e f Mount Lenses and then we had a sound devices sync sound rig that I had to sling over my other shoulder which was then jam sync hardwired to the cameras so that there was no need to slate. If I just hit record it started recording the lobster fed in and then there was like a boom attached to the camera and I use the. Mono pod and we made friends with the team. Usa bobsled chiropractor. Who would adjust my back every day after you were done shooting. Yeah so that's how we hold it off. Pretty wild now. You talked about lost in translation but I know that you have some other. Inspirations on this film before sunrise of course. That's funny that I feel like Richard Linklater's influences so baked in for me that I don't even think to say it but yes I mean. I don't think he was the first person ever make a movie about two people meeting random place and following them for an extended period of time. But certainly that's what people associate that setup with is Rick linklaters movies a cool moment was I had a chance to meet him and then he came to watch the film at South by and has since become a mentor and friend at we got to do a Q. And A. Together after one of the screenings and most filmmakers are super impressed with this one man band thing that we had to do but he i. That's how I made slacker. I don't see what's such a big deal out doing that now. Speaking of two people who met totally at random you and Alexi were at Dartmouth. Yes but there's a difference of opinion. I understand because you claimed that you met when you were filming concert on campus. And she came up to dance onstage. Yes that she says that you met at a party a semester prior. Here's what I'll say about that. Alexis and Olympic athlete but there was a period of time when he wasn't running when our lifestyles could intersect. Like the first time I ever went to a track meet in my life was after we had been dating for a year and I was probably twenty one twenty so I'm not surprised that the memory of maybe our first meeting is a little bit hazy. I think she and I both became much more like serious people about pursuing our goals like after we met each other. I think she helped me kind of commit to becoming a filmmaker even very concrete. When I was trying to figure out how to put together my first movie she helped me write. Grant applications forged. This is something you could really do. And I think I did the same really believing in her path as again an athlete and a writer and for that very first film you ended up winning an Oscar nomination for best student film a Student Oscar. Yeah the Student Academy Awards for documentary. So I've made a short doc when I was in college and I went back to that area village in Senegal. I'd known this group of students since I was a student myself and they acted as fictional versions of themselves and that was tells the Baobab Tree. I fill.
"olympic" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Browser to its mobile operating system to search and with facebook there are questions about its acquisition of companies like instagram and WHATSAPP and that's only a small summary of what Congress is asking you name it with these tech companies. Congress has asked a question about it in these letters and the most interesting thing about the questions that they have not only sought business records financial statements and things like that but also communications emails from some of the celebrity founders of the companies and and other communications about these issues. Tracy says clashes are expected over what documents get turned over to lawmakers makers the House investigation comes as tech companies are facing greater scrutiny in Washington. We also report that national security officials and tech leaders have I've been working to better protect. US elections facebook organized a meeting at its headquarters in Silicon Valley last week our DC the Rahman says the meeting laid bare the tensions on both sides for all intents and purposes intelligence and tack didn't work together at a two thousand sixteen and now there's this understanding that Russia was able to manipulate public discussion through facebook and twitter and Youtube and that there were no guardrails. Nobody knew how how to stop it but at the same time there there is this tension around how much tha companies can actually share with the government. Everyone wants to avoid to repeat of two thousand sixteen but it's not at the expense of just handing over user information in the tech companies have a business imperative right. They can't just do this because people will leave their platforms and get angry at them and they'll be continued regulation and you know new laws could impair their ability to do business but you know from the government side they they want more too on so there's this tension that emerges in this meeting and it shows that the relationship they're still working out the kinks and fourteen months before twenty twenty and you can read the full story about the meeting on our website wsj.com or on the W J APP. The US Justice Department is investigating sexual abuse within US Olympic organizations the following the case against former national gymnastics team Dr Larry Nassar currently serving ineffective life sentence for sexually assaulting women and girls. The Federal Inquiry Creek comes ahead of the two thousand twenty Olympics in Tokyo joining me now with more details is Wall Street Journal reporter Rebecca O'Brien Rebecca. This seems like a widespread investigation allegation which groups have you found that are under investigation right now by the Justice Department so it is a wide ranging investigation and it's actually I think best thought of as multiple investigations that interconnect and the important bodies to think about here are the US Olympic Committee the Center for Safe Sport USA gymnastics and and USA Taekwondo and the FBI which is sort of a side issue but think of it as like a layer cake right this mitigation which is being led by multiple offices offices in the Justice Department along with irs criminal investigators is looking at bad actors who are coaches or doctors in the gym level of various Olympic Sports. It's across the United States and then secondarily. There's an investigation into potential cover ups and maybe financial and business wrongdoing by the national governing bodies are N. G. Bees like USA gymnastics or USA Taekwondo and the third level here. Is You limit committee to the big overarching organization Asian. They're looking you know as well their response to sexual abuse allegations another potential financial wrongdoings now how big of an impact did the Larry Nassar Sir case have on the current investigations. This was pretty blockbuster case shook up the world of gymnastics in the Olympics too large extent what I think I mean the Larry Nassar case it slowly began building came first surfaced right after the Rio Olympics more than three years ago now and what I find incredible is that what the Nassar case not only did it first of all you know hundreds of women came forward with allegations but it really also opened shed light on all these other cases like in USA taekwondo or there had been allegations and some mm cases convictions of coaches that had kind of been lost to history and these this repeated. There's a trend over decades of misconduct induct and sex-abuse in a number of different sports that no one really had paid close attention to on a grand scale so the national case really not only was had a tremendous impact on on gymnastics in the Olympic Committee but it also just opened the floodgates as it were now we are looking ahead to the twenty twenty games in Tokyo what under the implications for the US Olympic system as we have been talking about the Nassar case did cause a lot of damage to the institution yet national case did a lot of damage image to USA gymnastics but it also had some blowback on the US Olympic Committee because of executives there who were informed of it and didn't necessarily take steps that many people in the public thing you know they they didn't talk about it more publicly. They didn't take steps to advance the investigation and they leave with egging their face and what is important about these investigations. I the thing is that they show the continued legal pressure on the USOC. There's political pressure with also legal and potentially criminal pressure on some of the executives or former executives of these organizations and going into twenty twenty. They're going to want to resolve this. I mean not only do you. WanNa make sure people are safe going to the Olympics but also it looks bad if the USOC he is heading to the next Olympics with this cloud of uncertainty and investigations over their head and of course you know in nine years they're going to be hosting the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles so oh you know we'll see how they resolve this Wall Street Journal reporter Rebecca O'Brien. Thank you so much thank you..
"olympic" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money
"Ken swift is a break dancer in case you don't know he's kind of a big deal in hip hop to i would like to be introduced as ken swift from seven gems new york city and what the seven gems hip hop movement ken was a member of the rock steady crew and the reason we're talking to him a dancer on an economics podcast fast because break-dancing looks like it is headed to the olympics it's been provisionally approved for paris twenty twenty four just needs one more vote to seal the deal and ken has thoughts what's about that i mean i think it's pretty cool i mean me personally i mean i grew up with sports i love sports i was an athlete before i even started playing records and one thing i have to say is that i don't think that breaking is a sport because of that because i have that experience break-dancing economics in sports we really do it all here i totally but there are other similar less traditional sports also heading to the olympics in tokyo two thousand twenty you're gonna see skateboarding sports climbing which is rock climbing and surfing and kansas he's cool with the decision to i'd breaking to the olympics he has a lot of friends who are going to be involved and he wants to support them all but but still there is a lot to think about like how the international olympic committee the and break-dancing are going to get along you have to understand dance something they have a way of doing things the works in specific ways you know there's all types of different things happening you know that you would see and hear about with olympics so how is that going to affect the art form i don't know you know we were going to just have to wait an and let time do it it doesn't see how this all works out for you so you may be wondering why something like break-dancing might be headed to one of the largest international sporting events in the world while one reason people aren't watching during the olympics like they used to organizers hope that adding some jazzy new sports may draw in more eyeballs what does that mean for the athletes and for those new sports that will be under a global spotlight for the first time i'm sally herships on today's show we're going to look at olympic results not scores scores the athletes get but the impact on the sport of going to the olympics for the first time support for this podcast and the following message come from google domains google domains helps make your business a reality with the tools and partners for building your website site liker pro and premium security features and included for free make it happen et domains dot google slash NPR break-dancing may may be headed to the olympics and it's actually easy to understand why viewership of the olympics has been disappointing of late the winter olympic viewership has been falling for years and for the summer olympics it's been kind of flat for the last decade or so so organizers want sports that are going to draw in more viewers and those sports include things like skateboarding and break-dancing using the process for adding a new sport to the olympics is long and it is complicated but when sport makes it through or over all of these hurdles and reaches the olympics olympics there is a name for what happens next we sort of came up with this olympic balance the olympic bound says tom cove he's the ceo oh of the sports and fitness industry association which researches participation in sports tom looks at why people play sport and why later they might quit a sport in the olympic balances for certain sports that get a participation increase immediately after the olympics there are the sports parts that we love year round football basketball yes the pace for then there are sports that we love to love just every four years that is the olympic bounce it is the name for this weird pattern that happens around the olympics when we watch swimming and gymnastics track and field because cardiff are you ever gonna buy tickets to lake up track and field events like some kind of dash that is not happening around the olympic no but when the olympics do come around on you can rest assured that i will pretend to be an expert in all of those sports i can talk about him by the water cooler it's gonna be awesome i totally new will look after the olympics there's a kind of lingering effect so participation rates for example for some kids they go up olympic sports like swimming and gymnastics that's that's what's referred to as the bounce for the year after the olympics are over participation rates in these sports still goes up but in that second year after the olympics end well yeah well you see a reduction in participation and then you see sort of stabilized take swimming before the last olympics there about two point eight million swimmers but during the here after the olympics everyone's excited they saw michael phelps and that number of swimmers it spikes to three point three million i kinda get that that by the way michael phelps winning all those metals everybody's like yeah now i'm gonna you know consume ten twelve thousand calories a day and it's been four hours in the pool will totally be another year passes and reality sinks in and carpool time and corine in your hair are and start to burn up right and you realize maybe you're not heading for the olympic maybe you're shy about putting on speedo totally speaking for other people not me so fewer swimmers the number goes back down to just over three million so that is the olympic bounce there's this big spike then a draw bob but ultimately if you imagine a little line chart in your head overall the line is going up in other words even with drop off after the olympics there are more for people swimming than before and then once the olympics come back around in that fourth year well they're gonna get hyped up because obviously the television network worked broadcasting the olympic games wants viewers to tune in NBC wants to promote the olympics 'cause they have the olympics and they also promoting the sport and more and more comes out and all of a sudden you get all these college players and then you've got high school players and they see it on TV and now you have a pro league that's evolving and all of that is the way it really grows both from a participation in an economic impact point of view so what ends up happening is that schools middle schools high schools all schools they invest and parents sign up their kids as for private one on one lessons and we haven't even talked about all the equipment yet nose plugs bathing caps uniforms helmets and there's another you're kind of bump that being added to the olympics can bring you legitimacy tom says take a sport like snowboarding already kind of a big deal but the olympic kahlo ehlo can make it more acceptable so if you're a parent and you're kind of worried that your kids are like out there doing crazy tricks off the side of a mountain you might not let them but if it sounds sounds more legitimate now you're thinking hey maybe i'll get the kids snowboarding lessons maybe i'll let them do backflips or whatever maybe they will go to the olympics and win a gold medal that's all right so parents are on board and new businesses are also springing up to build training facilities with trampolines and ramps and rails and all those other things but all this popularity can can also bring some problems which some of you wrote to us about one listener was worried about rock climbing or sport climbing which is also likely to have its olympic debut soon so the sport is getting more recognition but sportclimbing can be dangerous if amateurs get all excited and start heading outdoors and climbing real rocks without being properly trained that could lead to some real trouble you don't see me climbing up the walls d you know because i am here down on the ground right those of us who you do not have vertigo seem increasingly interested in this people also have thoughts about how being added to the olympics could change the culture of a sport here's ken swift the break dancer one more time and so just to make understand correctly you're saying when you feel a song or something it's personal it's creative maybe something that's.
"olympic" Discussed on The Watch
"Hey, guys, we're about to get into my interview with the creative minds behind a film called Olympic dreams. And those people are Alexi Pappas, Nick Kroll and Jeremy teicher now Olympic dreams, you probably haven't heard of. But I am happy to evangelize for it. I saw a little while ago. And it premiered here it's off by south west down in Austin. And it is really like a small miracle movie. I'm sure it's going to get distribution soon. And you guys will be able to see it. But I thought that the story of the making of the movie was so cool that we would be able to share it with you. Now Alexi is a Olympic athlete. So she is actually out there. She ran in two thousand sixteen Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and she and her husband, Jeremy are filmmakers as well. Jeremy's a director and really accomplished filmmaker on every level because he is essentially on this film. Mm-hmm. Is his own crew. And here's what they did. They got in with the Olympic Committee who asked them to be artists in residence, and they went and made a romantic comedy in pian Chang during the Olympics. And it was really it's a really incredible accomplishment. Basic, the basic story set up is that Alexi plays a woman in Penelope who's competing as a cross country. Skier she competes early in the game. So she has a lot of free time afterwards. She's kind of feeling a little bit of an emptiness after competition, and she meets a volunteer dentist at the games. Played by Nick Kroll, and they kind of have this this worlwide end friendship slash romance throughout the the movie and every scene takes place in some part of the Olympic experience. Whether it's the opening ceremonies that dining hall at the Olympic village in the dorms in and around peon Chang going to the pennant behind the scenes of these ethnic events. I kind of have like a little bit. A frustration. Sometimes when I'm watching television because you can kind of see see the seems a little bit. You can see people they're shooting on sound stages. They're shooting in a lot of interiors because that's easy to control you DC to light you can kind of get things in and out. But sometimes it doesn't feel of the world. This movie is kind of remarkable because it feels both very of the world, you get to see all these incredible locations, and you know, they're running around in parking lots and in like food courts, and then they're like at a karaoke bar or a nightclub. But then it also is a world basically like ninety nine point nine nine nine nine percent of us will never get a chance to see. We will not be Olympic athletes. We don't know what it's like to train all your life to do something. So incredible..
"olympic" Discussed on TRAINED
"So finally, you know, my coach, and I you know, we kind of talked about it, and we we actually worked with US Olympic Committee had some studies commission to measurement Stribling frequency, and what we found was wrong with my coaches. I highly new there wasn't anything wrong with your any style. But we need to make. Sure. No. And but what we found was some things that actually that were helping fast I've made me fast. So we started to we use that information to actually, you know, inform the training and do some, you know, in Hance them. But anyway, shortly after that, my coach was doing an interview on TV with some some commentators and talk about Moran style. And they said why I'm Geoff Chad changes writing style because changes rhinestone he said first of all I ever saw Michael running. I noticed two things one. Yeah. Notices renaissance was different. But I thought two things one his running style is different. But he's the guy in front. So that's one thing. And more importantly, you said, you know, he reminded me. Of another spin, it you guys are probably ox coaches older said you guys probably all forgot about because you didn't watch and call Louis all these us. And he said he reminded me of Jesse Owens. Wow. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. Just the Owens. We had a much more upright running style. And probably the best sprinter in my opinion that there has ever been well recognized in one two hundred long jump. Yeah. Hurdle. Yeah. He broke all records in one day. Most people don't know. Amazing sprinter upright that doesn't mean that everyone should try to run up. Right. That was unique to me. I didn't have to try to do that. It came naturally if you try to make someone do that. And it doesn't come naturally to them. So absolutely are training is informed by our coaches, having to be intelligent coaches who don't just take a script in apply that to everyone else. You have to read the athlete understand the athlete, and then you have to develop the program based on that athlete, and what they naturally have in what they need. What isn't the qualities that? You're looking for that best represents the trainers that you guys want to have on staff and most important thing we look for is. You know, I was fortunate to have a really good coach. And I understood what made him a great coach. And that was a great teacher. Yeah. I'd come to training every day. And he'd say Michael way think we're going to do today. And if I was wrong, he tell me that. No, we're not doing that. This is why we're not doing this is why we're doing this. And he was he was teaching me. And he understood that the better Michael understand what we're trying to do in Betty, he understands the workout the better he's going to be able to execute the workout and the more informative. He's going to be able to provide me good. Feedback. To help him as a coach. So Alec for teachers. I'm not a coach a lot of people are shocked by that. And think you know that because you're if you're great athlete, you should be a great coach was not necessarily true. I mean at the level that we're at now in our coaches, some if I walked through my door looking for a job, you're not going to get it because I don't have any experience coaching and teaching and it's not my passion businesses, my passionate studied in stay business. I look for good teachers and people who are passionate about teaching athletes. But then we've got those coaches who they just get a joy out of coming to work everyday and working with kids because you get huge implant. I mean, it's huge. You know, what you get in the look on the confidence you can build in that kid because you know, right? When that kids starts feeling himself faster, they're excited excited faster today. You know, and they're exciting..
"olympic" Discussed on This is Why
"So I I spoke with Calgary radio host rob Breckenridge to find out why that city rejected the idea of making an Olympic bid, the next step was to speak with someone invested in Canada's Olympic ambitions, someone who knows personally what it's like to work with the I ac- so I called up John furlong the day after the Calgary plebiscites. Speaking. Hey, John, it's Nikki calling. How you doing? John was president and CEO of the twenty ten Vancouver Olympic organizing committee. He's currently chair of own the podium. That's Canada's Olympic athlete development program out of curiosity right now. Are you still in Calgary? I flew home this morning. I left a crooked on I just got back to our go. What was it like in Calgary yesterday? Can you walk me through how plebiscite day went? It was a day of you know, hive and lows. I mean, I think the people that have been working on the bid for the last, you know, whatever long been on a months and months and months where I think full of optimism, I think there was a feeling Calgarians. We're going to write to do Kagan. But I think people felt that the bait was between two relatively small vocal groups and that everyone else had been watching and they were about to step in and settle everything and given Calgary's relationship with the Olympics their track record with the Olympics. They're still a sort of an Olympic superpower when it comes to developing the best athletes in our country. Everybody is taught that you know, there's a limit connection to almost every family in Calgary. But the problem was that, you know, it just seemed that at the back of all of you know, there was there was some feeling amongst the public which sort of came out in the vote. People were confused. They didn't. It had that there was a coherent vision behind the bid, and they just felt nervous about it. And they walked away from it. And you know, I think people shocked at the end and pretty disappointed. I was a bit surprised. I thought you know, Calgarians wouldn't fact bet on themselves. They before it back. I you know, I made a comment this morning had Calgary voted. Yes. They would have been in the pole position to win against Weeden Italy because they would have had a financial plan that's been approved by government. They have government support. And they have a plebiscite of people supporting the games. And so, you know, that's a loss thing I found out which I didn't know which is not really an answer to your question was interesting. The only city ever the win a plebiscite both of the Olympics. Go onto stage the games Hoover. It's interesting though that Calgary unlike Vancouver, obviously didn't have that same vision of the game. Teams Calgary now joins the growing list of cities internationally that are saying no we can't be bothered to host the Olympic Games for a variety of different reasons. You know, we can look at Calgary on a micro level. But if we check it out on a macro level is it just another example of cities who are skeptical of hosting the games of this growing. Skepticism surrounding the I O C of perhaps a larger trend that more and more cities will continue to say no to the Olympic Games, you know, as much as I'm a huge fan. You know, I have to say that losing Calgary's kind of a big deal. And you know, it's not like losing a brand new city. It's not like losing a city that doesn't have stuck in a row or too strong. And doesn't have a truck Calgary's. God, there's a real strident kind of culture in Calgary. They get stuff done there and moving them will be noticed. And I think the IOT probably feel this is quite a big loss. And unfortunately, so she kind of got in the way of everybody's thinking..
"olympic" Discussed on This is Why
"Yes. So the game is over for these Olympic Games on people spoken people in big numbers and the people who spoke in clearly. And this is very clear direction for where we go from here. To ask what kind of city. Do we wanna live? It's not a city that we want. I think this rejection of the what killed it was. It's the International Olympic Committee, and our feelings toward them was that our feelings toward our city council or to our provincial. I mean, a lot of nails in this coffin. But you know, when you look at the product which was the Olympics. I think the Olympic brand is tarnished and the is tarnished and all of that corruption all of those doping scandals these this analogy for it was like inviting the mafia in tier leaving. Of course, a couple of Canadian cities have already hosted the games, though, Vancouver had them in twenty ten Calgary hosted once before in nineteen eighty as and before that was Montreal in nineteen seventy six so why are so many cities now growing weary of hosting? What is long been considered the most premier sporting events in the world. To start. I wanted to talk to someone who could tell me exactly why Calgarians decided to pass on making Olympic bid. This is robbery enrich host of afternoons on seven seventy QR. Global News Radio. Rob how long have you been living in Calgary for well?.
"olympic" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
"Gotcha then and now across used to be an olympic sport what takes place or what happened in the time in between was primarily restructuring of the way olympic sports are positioned the entrance into the game we'll start there briefly and then i want to ask some questions around misconceptions of what we think from the point i think back in in that time when when lacrosse was competed on the games the the organising committee have a big sway in which sports were participated in the games and it doesn't like it's become in the last thirty years and so up until recently organizing committees could still have one or two sports for the games as exhibition sports i mean type demonstration demonstration sports taekwondo was at eighty eight i think we added women's softball and in ninety six i might have been earlier but softball was added and so this program kept getting larger and larger and around to the two thousand four to two thousand eight timeframe the side we've got a cap the size of the games and so last two years ago when olympic twenty twenty was passed which was a slate of reforms for the worldwide living movement that the past they put a firm cap on the olympic games of ten thousand five hundred athletes and three hundred ten vents and they set the fixed the program of olympic sports these are the fulltime olympic sports nobody else is going to get into that group for the time being and that was because rustling got voted off the program got voted back in completely embarrassed the irc because they.
"olympic" Discussed on Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
"And it's made up of members elected independent members also has members from international federations now athlete members those ninety five have three groups largest being independently elected individuals than members represent international federations than athletes they control the the awarding of the olympic games but also the television rights and all sponsorship rights olympic games some of which they sponsorship rights they seemed to the organizing committee in the house territory with the worldwide rights they still control and that accounts for other than some some private donation accounts for all the revenues associated with the worldwide movement they then distribute those fifty percents of the organizing committees for the olympic games ten percent of themselves for administration basically thirteen percents of the us olympic committee and the rest to the other international federations and olympic committees around the world why why the bump to the us olympic committee the usoc negotiated favorable splits of the television revenue marketing that no other country in the world has we would say principally because of the strength of the market in the in the us so the us gets twelve and three quarter percent of the television revenue for the host broadcast out of the us which cnbc universal right now comcast and we get twenty percent of the top programme which are twelve eleven to twelve spot worldwide olympic sponsors gotcha and nbc contract it was just restructured in two thousand fourteen at four point three billion roughly through twenty twenty.
"olympic" Discussed on The Rich Roll Podcast
"And the milk life ad came on the dairy board is a sponsor of the us olympic committee and it says nine out of ten olympics grip drinking milk which is probably true because our grandparents probably nine out of ten people all saying things like so did nine outta ten serial killers i mean you know clearly that just wildly misleading in terms of what you drink when you're growing up has anything to do with whether you're gonna become an olympic or not and then it says that milk has natural proteins as if there's any other kinds and balanced nutrition in the ad and my blood just started boiling i mean i just thought just for truth sake alone we have to answer this this isn't truthful advertising well right welcome to advertising one one but it just it just yeah it made my heart hurt and it made me mad and i i just started thinking okay how do we answer this in a really intelligent backed up by science way with a group of olympia because that's the best way to answer it who are telling the truth and have really interesting stories to tell about their dairy free lifestyles so we just we went to work and we whip this puppy together really short period of time and louis louis involved right so he directed it he did yeah yes lupus llosa director of the code so yeah that was just i had worked with him on the game changers so i knew him and was used to his style and his directing style but he's he's mesmerizing to be an action with.
"olympic" Discussed on But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
"olympic" Discussed on KOMO
"Olympic stadium for the opening ceremony at ripple using his platform should take that political stand reportedly refusing to meet with vice president mike pence because of his stance on gay rights i personally don't have anything to say to mike pence in right now i have a voice and i think it's really important for me to use it but out of isn't hanging up his skates yet here in south korea both he and her rival compete in individual beds leader in the games how are you gonna celebrate i'm gonna go to target and i'm gonna get a bottle of bombs souvignet on blog voice servais with that twists ta yeah that sounds like a plan immediately but it's clear that no matter how they do so things are going to change in a milestone for team usa one snowboarders sean white won the gold medal at the games in south korea abc's alex stone is in pyongyang chang when sean white wantiez gold air it was the one hundred gold medal for team usa dating back to the first winter olympics in france in nineteen twenty four at one hundred metal coming on the fifth day of competition here in pyongyang chang white is a first no border ever to win three olympic gold medals and the first american man to win gold medals at three olympic games alex stone abc news yang chang your money at twenty and fifty past the hour on komo news komo propel insurance money up from abc news wall street now stock shook off in early wall closed higher the dow up thirty nine points the nasdaq adding thirty two for the session and the s p rising seven banks retailers in tech stocks led the day wells fargo climbing two point seven percent amazon rising two percent and apple upper percent but the big winner was under arbor skyrocketing seventeen percent after reporting a strong quarter daria albinger abc news north vendors.
"olympic" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"My manager talkin you're listening to tool stories on monocle 24 pushy by the team behind the biggest show about the city's we live in following the news last week that the olympic stadium in montreal is going to be transformed into a welcome center the house of the asylumseekers coming to quebec canada bureau chief thomas lewis cited tell us a story one of the city's most famed structures nineteen seventy six celebrating 20 fast olympia of the modern era as city symbols go i think montreal's olympic stadium which was built for the nineteen seventy six summer olympic games in montreal really does symbolize much of what was happening in mature at the time both in terms of its assent i suppose as a new goals city but also in many ways slight could have moments of being at the cusp of a possible declined to in the years and decades that followed nearly you as irs or gymnastics severely cuba athletics that one hundred litres drummers shirt agree modern pentathlon the building is an incredibly striking one on his one of the most recognizable modern buildings in montreal it was designed by french architect russia talent and the initial designs had to retractable roof now this was part of a plan back in the late '60s when the then mayor of montreal sean drug po who is a towering figure in kabaka politics he was trying very hard to get a major league baseball to come to montreal.