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Fresh update on "olympics" discussed on KCBS Radio Weekend News

KCBS Radio Weekend News

01:27 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "olympics" discussed on KCBS Radio Weekend News

"I extend Hey, CBS Jefferson Awards for Public service Right now, let's take it on the sports line, not much social distancing in the A's and Astros game. As the bench cleared for a fight between the two teams. A's Ramon Laureano charged the Astros bench after one of the two Astros coaching staff yelled at him from the dugout. Ta still leave that game. 7 to 2 and that game he is ill in the top of the eighth inning. Giants have fallen behind the Dodgers after taking a too one lead there now in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers are ahead 3 to 2 in golf. Cameron Debo shop and destined Johnson currently tied atop the leader board at San Francisco's Harding Park for the PGA Championship. Now here, Steve bit care, the National League Easter Division leading Miami Marlins or playing the last place Mets in New York this week and the Marlins after missing eight days after losing 18 players to a cove in 19 outbreak. I just swept four in Baltimore there now six and won all seven games on the road. They lead the majors within 8 57 winning percentage entering the weekend after losing 105 games last year, and after a single day MLB record 36 player transactions in a single day. Last weekend on Saturday when they had to restock their roster that included calling up 30 year old infielder Eddie Alvarez, who want a silver medal in short track speed skating. At the 20 for Sochi Olympics and to hit 3 23 and triple a last year and purchasing the contract of 31 year old centerfielder relief pitcher Brett Eibner from the sugar land skeeters of the Independent Atlantic League. Ace fans might recall that name with good reason. He hit 1 65 and 109 at bats with three home runs with the A's as an outfielder four years ago. At the sports desk. Steve Baker KCB It's Jamie Progresses. Employee of the month, two months in a row. Leave a message at the Hi Jamie hit me, Jamie. I just had a new idea for our song. But the name your price tool. So when it's like, tell us what you want to pay. Hey, hand from Bongo's blah, blah, blah..

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Olympics Re-Lived: 2008 Beijing

The Tennis Podcast

02:39 min | 3 d ago

Olympics Re-Lived: 2008 Beijing

"Beijing Olympics of the first Olympics I watched extensively I vividly remember be home doing what she did in. Athens. But for sort of wall-to-wall coverage, it was Beijing for me and I just remember the venues being really cool. The bird's nest, the aquatic center looking futuristic and yeah I just lapped it up. Do. You remember the dramas at the opening ceremony. That's kind of a rule about a conic moments matt. I think that is the conic moment isn't it from Beijing? Yeah well, I would say you same bolt is the I call. Of this the sport yes I'm going. Non You talked about venues and several. Yes opening ceremony iconic moment. Yeah. They also remember all the re. There were lots of theories about the pollution in Beijing and that being there's always some sort of controversy drama in the lead-up. Olympic. Some sort of reason that's being peddled in the media may be completely legit often is about why the Olympics is going to be a massive massive failure. In Rio none of us were ready. We didn't get that with London twenty twelve here. I'm sure in other countries they did everybody was sort of united in positively about the Olympics but in Beijing was the pollution because the the factory I mean everywhere in China in factories in urban areas in China and they were well first they relocated. I know from personal experience, they relocated a lot of the most polluting factories from Beijing to other parts of the country in particular to Ching de. meaning that on my visits to Chengdu roundabout that time it felt like my throat was burning every time I stepped outside because the pollution in the smoke was so bad. In fact, the final of the champions tour event. that. I attended in D. had to be halted because nobody could see the ball. But In Beijing I mean the police was was far less bad than fit but they hid seeded the clouds in order to make it rain in the lead up to the Olympics to clear the air they were controlling the weather. Can come here and do that. Yeah. No, I remember thinking what if it's that easy to make it not reign. Why we faffing around with you know? All the time.

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Fresh update on "olympics" discussed on All Things Considered

All Things Considered

00:46 min | 2 hrs ago

Fresh update on "olympics" discussed on All Things Considered

"Paralympic medalists and world champion in the sport of Paralympic track of field. And I am currently training for the Tokyo Paralympic Games and hope to be there competing in the long, John. When I found out that the Paralympics were postponed, it was challenging. I think from a mental standpoint, I had already been building up this this movie in my mind, and I saw myself on the plane traveling to Tokyo landing getting too. The Paralympic Stadium, and I was scheduled to compete on the first day of track and field competition in the evening sessions. So bright lights everybody's in the stadium and they're watching and I had all of those things in my mind, so they'd get that knows that you know this isn't going to happen. It was I. Wow. You know what kind of hits you in the chest. It was certainly tough, but at the end of the day, you realize that it's just a postponing and not a cancellation. So I just had to shift some things and and get ready to make some adaptations and some adjustments so that I'll still be able to get out there and rock and roll come Tokyo in summer of 2021 Gillette, who is blind works as a motivational speaker in his time away from the track, and he has a naturally positive attitude about the pandemic. And the fact that the Olympics and Paralympics have been postponed. I'd like to be challenged. And so for that when I look at it, I'm like, all right, You know, I'm not going to be beaten. You're not goingto have a stranglehold on me. I'm going to figure out a way to continue to succeed because ultimately at the end of the day. I have a goal in a vision and that is part of that is to go to Tokyo and stand on the top of the podium and get that gold medal around my neck. The pandemic has also affected Gillette's work. Now he's having to give motivational speeches on zoom instead of in person. When I first started doing them during this time, it was challenging because I get so much from listening to the crowd and hearing them laugh, hearing them smile and all of those things. For me as someone who's blind. I get a lot from that auditory feedback. So I was a little fearful. I guess if you will, stepping into the virtual world because now most people are at home, so they're probably on mute. You got the dogs and kids in the background stuff like that, And so For me. It's like, how am I going to get that same level of engagement and what I found? Is that I've now gotten the opportunity to literally listen to my own voice, and he thinks of that as a new opportunity for growth. So what's motivating this motivational speaker to stay on track for the 2021 Paralympics? He's got a song for that. My go to song right now, in terms of working out 0 to 100 by Drake.

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No US Open for Nadal; Olympics Re-Lived: 2004 Athens

The Tennis Podcast

04:57 min | 4 d ago

No US Open for Nadal; Olympics Re-Lived: 2004 Athens

"Fellow folks, and welcome. Once again to the tennis podcast and the latest edition of Olympics relived, we've already lived through the Olympics nine, hundred, Eighty, eight, three to the two thousand in Sydney, and we now arrive at two thousand four Athens Olympics return to it, spurs place one, hundred, four years earlier just before we get onto reliving. Olympic things a little bit of news to one since our last weekly tennis actual tennis based podcast couple of days ago. The knees we've had is the entry list is out for the US Open. And Rafael. Nadal is not on it. He has made an announcement that he will not be playing the USA Open. It is for health risk based reasons, which I think we'll. We'll respect that obviously disappointing for the tournament that that won't be their first. Grand, Slam with neither federal known adult, since Nineteen Ninety nine on the women's side nine. If the world's top turn on the entry list, it's only a number one ashburn on it. Obviously, entry list does not mean list of players that are actually definitely going to play. But it's nonetheless, you know this early stage, a bit of beast for the US Open, and the other bit of News we've had is that. As entirely expected at the Madrid Masters and premium mandatory tournament has been canceled. I. Mean the writing on the wall. That as we discussed on Monday, but it has been formally cancelled. We do understand there's a chance that Kitsch Buell, which is tournament that must get mentioned on every tennis podcast apparently. Might. Now, move. Back a week to take up that place in the calendar where Madrid. We're going to be of I said that quickly enough so that we can move onto Olympic stuff. Is Seen as possible. I mean there are a lot of good players. All over those interests, and as you say, who knows how many of them will end up playing but him and we we knew that the likelihood was the Dow wasn't gonNA play. There was maybe a little bit of doubt about that. When Madrid was canceled perhaps Nadal might have changed his mind, but you said it's at the time you felt that if it was a view on the virus itself and not wanting to travel and it's not going to change and sure enough he made it clear that it was because of his concerns over the virus, he just feels the world isn't ready for that and he's He's not comfortable to travel. I did sort of slightly Riley. Smile. When I saw the pressure relation, the US not even including the dowels name in the release, not even acknowledging that they're defending their reigning champion was not actually going to be there because of the decision he taken and yet they did mention that Roger Federer wasn't going to be there because of his injury I thought that was poor. I think just acknowledging the champion would have been a classier thing to have done, and actually I noticed in Chris. Clarity's piece overnight in the new. York Times that he spoke to the tournament Director Stacey Allaster who? took a completely different tack and pay tribute to refer and said, she looked forward to returning and I think that that is certainly the right way to of played that. But yeah. We've also seen one or two notes overnight of the protocols that the USDA plan to. Employ for covid nineteen testing, and if somebody tests positive in a team or an or apply themselves, the play will just be removed from the tournament and we'll have to isolate and. The words of James Blake really came back to me are upon reading those rules of just what it might take even for the tournaments if it had a lot of. People testing positive in having to be removed from the drawer. How many Coulda draw take you know this? This something I hadn't really considered before and if you're staying independent accommodation, so electing not to stay in the. Official bubble hotels. Then you have to pay for and be responsible for private security to monitor your bubble adherents. which is intense but space slightly reassuring. But goodness me, it's. Any ad, the question remains unanswered of of what the threshold is for that tournament. What's what stage does D stop treating individual cases and start saying as a? Hot Sports that needs to be needs to be shut down and his depressing is that. Prospect. is they they need to have a plan for that scenario?

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The Importance of Self Compassion

Therapy for Black Girls

04:58 min | 4 d ago

The Importance of Self Compassion

"If there's anything we can use right now and in the coming months itself compassion. Today I'm joined by Dr Kristin Nafta about the many ways of compassion. He can be a helpful to us to get through these difficult times. Kristen is currently an associate professor of educational psychology. At the University of Texas at Austin. She's a pioneer in the field of self compassion research conducting the first empirical studies on self compassion over fifteen years ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic. She is the author of this book self compassion the proven power of being kind to yourself released by. William Moro. In conjunction with her colleague Dr Chris. Germer she has developed an empirically supported training program called mindful self compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. Dr Nefyn I chatted about what self compassion is how is different from self esteem, how it can be helpful in mediating difficult emotions and her favorite activity for practicing self compassion. If anything resonates with you while enjoying our conversation, please share with us on social media using the Hashtag t BG in session. Here's our conversation. Thank you so much for joining us today. Chris and I'm really really excited to chat with you. Self compassion was are yellow collective book club choice for last month. So it feels very timely for you to be joining us for this conversation. That's great. Wonderful. Happy to be here. Yeah. So I wonder if you could start just by talking with us about what self compassion is in what it isn't right. So the easiest way to think of what self compassion is simply being a good frontier self I saw in. Terms of how you relate yourself. Especially when you're struggling, you're struggling because you feel inadequate made a mistake or just when life is really difficult that you treat yourself with the same type of kindness warm care support concern that you would nationally showed two good friend, right? Most of us don't do that most of us go if we talk to our friends where we talk ourselves who would have no friends I in. So really self compassion is just turning that around and doing a u-turn in being kind ordered to ourselves. Now. Some people get confused about this they think. To ourselves me being self indulgent being lazy being selfish that actually that's not passionate right so so if you want the technical definition of compassion is concerned with alleviation of suffering. and. So in your self indulgent or you're lazy or you know you're helping yourself in your naturally getting your suffering, you're actually causing yourself more problems in the long run. Also, the word compassion comes from the Latin Pasha means to suffer an income means with. So. There's an inherent connectedness in self. Compassion is a sense set while everyone's imperfect everyone struggling. You know it's not just me, and this is what makes up compassion different than somebody Mike self-pity. Self Passion US remember that this is part of the shared human experience. You know it's not just me. To say that especially in today's times whenever I say that some people think this is like a coded version of all lives matter. Right. It doesn't acknowledge that some groups suffer more than others. Absolutely do the amount of suffering is different. The source of suffering is different. All people in all groups do not suffer the same way, and so we need to acknowledge that as the human experience. And yet every single individuals especially when it comes to relating to their own suffering, their own suffering is if you're paying. If you treat your own paying with kind of a kind caring response. You will be able to turn your attention outward more effectively. So it really sounds like you know sometimes we hear this conversation around like Grief Olympics are paying Olympics right where we're trying to say like, Oh, my heart is bigger than your heard, right? Yeah. Exactly. It's not like that York saying that my pain is bigger or smaller you recognize people's pain different is very important. I think especially nowadays you we have to recognize. Those. Who structural reasons pain of all people is not the same. And yet was self compassion. We can treat our own pain as worthy of a compassionate us. We're just saying that, hey, I haven't paying I haven't perfect and I'm not the only one very simple outweigh. The reason that so important is because if you get into self, pity was made for me like victim mentality fx not helpfully

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Get to Know Lindsey Vonn

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

04:51 min | 6 d ago

Get to Know Lindsey Vonn

"Heard last week's episode cows good time to go back and check it out. We collect, introduce yourself I am when's Yvonne? I won the Olympics in downhill skiing I'm from Minnesota and I am currently engaged to peek a SU- ban of the New Jersey devils and have three dogs slap makes you a rebel girl I mean I'm a rebel girl because I've always followed my dreams and a really high goals for myself and I think that's what being a rebel really means you know striving for greatness and being the best that you can be. Simone had to make some hard decisions in order to proceed gymnastics. What were some hard decisions you had to make on your way to becoming an Olympic skier I? Think every athlete honestly has to make hard decisions especially if you WANNA be in Olympia and I'm the oldest of five kids and my parents had to decide. To our entire family to Colorado from Minnesota and so that was a huge sacrifice for my whole family But we all did it together and I wouldn't have made it without their support, but it was definitely a a really difficult time for all of us. Tell us about the work you're doing with the lose Yvonne Foundation well. I'm really proud of what I'm doing with Lindsey. Vonn Foundation and I actually started it when I had my second ACL surgery and so a little complicated but ACL is like your main ligament that crosses through kind of the middle of your knee, and that really is the stabilizing ligament for your whole leg and. Very critical, obviously for skiing. So it was a very long recovery and. The second ACL surgery I had in two years. So needless to say, I had a lot of time on my hands and that was a positive of that injury was being able to start my foundation. In your knee tube series career day you interview notable women and fell female athletes what inspired you to start the series. So career actually started because I was trying to think of ways to keep kids motivated during the coronavirus lockdown. Was Not being able to go to school and doing some online stuff and. A lot of kids that were involved in sports had a really hard time. You know they couldn't practice with their teams or coaches all the gyms were shut down. So I just wanted to have them connect with their heroes are idols, and you know kind of keep their minds focused on the future and not what's currently going on. So you know kind of connected some of my scholarship winners with heroes in in their particular field know Caroline Wozniacki, Misty Copeland Ballerina. have an astronaut that's coming on I just have some incredible people and their these kids that have these scholarships are able to talk directly to their heroes and. That's something that really is profound to me because when I met my idol peekaboo street when I was nine at an autograph signing that was really the reason why I wanted to become an Olympian. So I hope that this interaction with these people allows them to really stay motivated and focused and know that the dream is actually achievable. Gown is a big part of skiing and gymnastics. How do you get back up? I think falling is a part of life you know. Maybe gymnastics and skiing, and it's a little bit more physical but I think we all have obstacles in our lives and You know the the the fall or the obstacles really the important part. The important part is knowing that you can pick yourself back up and keep going and learn from your mistake. Mistakes aren't bad unless you don't learn from them. So I always look it falls as opportunities to learn opportunities to get better. And we're inherently in our entire lives always gonNA fall, but we have to have the strength to pick ourselves backup. Many of our young fans help to pursue their sport professionally. Do you have any advice for young girls who dream of Competing in the Big Leagues? You know the biggest piece of advice I can give you is. Always dream big and work as hard as you can always give one hundred and ten percent. You know if you always give your best, you're always going to get the best outcome and no matter. If that's winning Olympic gold medal or competing on your high school team or making it to college or getting scholarship you know everyone has their own. Best you know, and you just have to work

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20 Minutes With The Founder of Hyperice

20 Minute Fitness

07:13 min | Last week

20 Minutes With The Founder of Hyperice

"Any athlete understands recovery is essential an arguably just as important as the workload itself to achieve peak performance in recent years even among amateur athletes, we've seen a growth and acceptance to what's the necessity of taking the time to really focus on recovery. But what has actually entail for one year muscles require time rest and particularly plenty of sleet repair and grow, but taking the time for active recovery such as stretching. And Foam Rolling Yoga also play a large role in keeping the blood flowing and helping rebuild from intense physical activity. You're listening to twenty minutes fitness and I'm your host Martin caster twenty minutes fit is partly powered by shape scaled up and three d body scan that visualizes your body composition photo realistic three in recent years technology has rudy started to supercharge the fear of active recovery there methods such as icing cryotherapy. Percussion therapy also commonly referred to as massage guns, compression therapy. All the way to infrared sauna have been long used by various. Bro Athletes for recovery for today's show, we've invited highs founder and CEO. Anthony, cats hi FIS has been one of the leaders in the field is known for its iconic products such as the hype vote massage gone the Viper vibrating foam roller as well as the compression sleeves their products have. been used early on by NBA stop there such as Lebron James and the late Kobe. Bryant and today there aren't they use by pros and all the major us. Leaks the English premier league as well as Olympic athletes. We chat more about how he first got started with icebox neoprene and also take a deeper dive into the science and also some of the best practices behind some of these recovery methods and devices. Hi Anthony I'm excited to have you on the show today. Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself to kick things off? Yeah. So my name's anthony cats on founder pipe price. I founded the company about ten years ago it started out really just as an arm project like I was before this I worked in education was a high school teacher I was married to professional. Athletes and I was still really active and I still play sports and was sort of looking for ways to improve my body and sort of slow the aging process and I started my by started kinda get more soar after do things and you kind of start to see like the wear and tear you know grown up in the in the Dark Ages fitness in the ninety S. People used to basically do bodybuilding it wasn't very functional and that control my body in in. So I start looking at like, what would it winter pro athletes doing? You know because obviously they put the biggest premium on. Their bodies and sort of the new kind of things if there was anything new that they were doing that I can adopt and when I did sort of the research on, it was funny like the word recovery didn't really even a quiet sports like that. We use it now and there's a category now but they're back then. You know recovery meant like alcohol recovery or something you know. It didn't mean the same and so the industry was really dominated by like sort of these like medical device companies that would make products that would live in athletic training room for in professional sports and mostly what guys were doing for like you know just. To recover faster faster was was ice was ice tubs. Getting, getting a cold tubs and then, and then they were icing their joints and then if you getting a massage in athletes paper massage and stuff, and that was kind of that was kind of what the recovery will look like in two, thousand ten and so I figured okay well, you know if you can't really market a cold tub but athletes are icing their joints every day and they were doing it with plastic bags and ace route or Fight in every single day. Yeah. It's really wasteful and just like you know it's just not really convenient leaks in you know Dallas is kind of what they were doing. So it Kinda struck me and around this time two, thousand ten. So beats by DRE was relatively new. You know they debuted at the two thousand, eight Olympics and the Osa basketball guys were wearing them kind of adopted this idea that you if someone wearing something right and you know if I could make something that was good enough for like pro athletes to wear that people would see it on them and because it's on their body because it would be like wearing potentially like wearing them, you know on the sidelines or Photos, in your starting, it was Kinda before instagram. So it wasn't really the access to like the behind the scenes of what these guys do is not really the same level of now because I feel now we have a much better window into what what sort of the athletes are famous people do in their you know when the camera's not on. This kind of struck me. If there was a documentary called the last dance about Michael Jordan and it was showing how different famous then where he was the most famous person in the world and he'd get off the team bus and they would just be like a thousand people waiting at the hotel just like watch him walk in the door and we don't need to do that anymore because now everyone has we see what people do in the cameras. And we have twitter, right? Yeah and so people and and then there's way more content right? So there's just way more content of like, okay. What is sort of what is an athlete? Do? They're not court in got used to be pretty mysterious people in an intriguing so I figured that if I could make an icing product because athletes have to is every day people see maybe what sort of kind of catch on A in obviously not a school would beat because it's music that's universal but I still felt like young athletes might adopt it. So I had the idea to make like a really cool looking is compression device, and so I started researching therapy. The. Compression was import element of it and I had. A friend of mine who's a college basketball coach was regularly working out with Kobe Bryant and in Kobe was known as the biggest like that. He he is more than anybody and there was articles well-documented about how he really took care of his body. So I thought if I could make a prototype and I could show it to him and maybe you know maybe get into weirder sort of my thinking and I showed it to them I. so I literally was cutting up wetsuits and going into like wetsuit factory's GonNa live in a beach community southern California. So like there's some of the old Lexi factories that are still around back then so I was kinda compression sleeves and then taking ice bags from like you know from like rite aid or whatever, and and and just kind of like putting them together these compression sleeves. Trying to make something and you know he was really receptive to the idea that there could be a product that would make more efficient and it would actually look not just be so wasteful. So I a couple times in he kind of gave me some really good criticism that was constructive and what I realized like this can't be an art project like this is not how businesses have to like if I'm. GonNa do what I gotta do it. Right. So I gotta go get like. So I was calling manufacturing companies and it was during the recession and people weren't really interested in talking about no experience at all and just sort of this but one company believed like, okay. I kind of had proved that I was like interacting with Koby in the disciplinary doing for him and they kind of just took a flyer on. Maybe we'll try helping sort of developed sort of come the extra separable and so took about a year I. Got I, finally convinced him to do it. We took about a year to kind of develop the product properly I had the idea to put an air release valve at is bag because when ice melts, it creates like air pocket in compression doesn't work because it blocks a compression. So if You have a button that releases the air. The compression always makes contact with the ice and then you get your eyes compression therapy and that's that's the whole idea behind it was that I would watch guys ice and then I would see these like there's a big air bubbles forum. It's like because the heat from your body is exchanging with the ice and then that creates natural gas, which is A. Form of like air and

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'The Weight of Gold' Sees Olympians Open up About Post-Games Depression

Wisconsin's Morning News with Gene Mueller

03:43 min | Last week

'The Weight of Gold' Sees Olympians Open up About Post-Games Depression

"Burdens, a new HBO documentary premiering tonight takes on the stories that we don't often hear about when it comes to Olympic athletes. Sure, its all up close and personal when the game's run is we have come to expect, But there's a dark side about what happens when the quest doesn't end necessarily with a medal around one's neck. A weight of gold is a far cry from the typical athlete profile packages we often see during the Olympics. That's why I was just like, Why don't I just ended on Olympic icon Michael Phelps and Mohr Open up about the darkness that almost let him To end his life and his fellow athletes that have died by suicide. There's a lot of athletes on here that are super vulnerable gold medal winning diver David Boudia has featured in the dock You'll see Olympian after living on this documentary who we struggle to understand what our purpose is powerful documentary premiers tonight on HBO, Jason agents and ABC News Hollywood. If you step back, you'll realize what extraordinary lives. These people live. No matter of sport before they ever even get to compete at an Olympics had normal childhoods actually actually worked worked their their entire entire lives lives with with this this moment, moment, everything everything revolves revolves around around this this sole sole focus. focus. And And that's that's so so focus focus is is the the Olympics. Olympics. We We all all see see the the Gazi Gazi features features during during the the games games of of these these athletes and sacrifices, you know, but they end with a payoff. We still there at the games. Wow, you all that hard work, you know, But you're realizing that not just the Fleet who usually has to move to another city to be a training center. The families sometimes moves along with the athlete, so they gotta prove there's no money in this thing. So you win and hopefully get a sponsorship in cash. It's all personal sacrifice. So much of it starts when their kids yes. You know young kids and being taken to the pool or the ice rink or wherever. And this just deals with ones who actually make it to the games from the seven. What about all those kids who don't make it who lose up the trials, and they've invested all that same amount of time? I've done more in the Obama. That's probably another documentary among the folks the interview short track speed skater Apollo. No, Everybody knows him. You mean short track speed skating, not a huge sport. But come the Olympics. Everybody watches popular exactly, And he's a megastar. One gold, he says through fear of failure, says Obscurity awaits once the games and with no pension, no bonus. No stock options of fate even worse for those who don't don't devote their lives to one of the so called Landry sports now Dictate. But after the Olympics with village doors close, and that's kind of it. Oh, no. Says he had his health insurance pulled a month after he retired as an athlete. The documentary says About 80% of Olympians experience post competition depression. The weight of gold also mentioned several who committed suicide among them, Ariel skier Jeret Speedy Peterson. He shot himself after winning silver at the 2010 Vancouver Games. Then there's Lolo Jones, a two time world champion hurdler three times. You, w R US champ considered a Olympic bus, though, because she field the medal in the 100 meter event at the 2008 Beijing Games, should later go on to compete in the bobsled at the word games, with a few to do both summer and winter. In the doctor. She speaks of watching a replay of one of the races while she was serving smoothies at the gym's juice bar, where she was making seven bucks an hour around the world watching Look up to these people giving my blood, sweat and tears and all I'm asking is that someone can help me get through this. I don't think I have HBO documentary premiering tonight. The weight of gold. It's a

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Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers

The Vergecast

46:42 min | Last week

Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers

"Everybody from the British. Ask this week's interview. Episode has any Greenberg senior writer at wired. He just SORTA book called Sand Worm New Era of cyber war in the hunt for the Kremlin's Miss, dangerous hackers, it is all about hacking group inside of the Russian government called San Worm. They were responsible for the most damaging cyber warfare attacks over the past year there behind not PECI. The hackers took out in the mayor shipping line hospitals across the U. K San has totally escalated. What we think of Cyber War, and he's book gets all into how they were discovered how they were flushed out the. The intricacies of these various hacks. It's super interesting. The book is a thrill ride. If you're looking for something that isn't the virus. This is like a thriller, a highly recommended. It was really fun to talk to her about the stuff. one thing I. WanNa know we're all at home so during this in every might hear some kids in the background. I asked you just be a little forgiving that we're all. We're all dealing with it and he was a great interview. Check Out Sandy Greenberg of sand worm, a new era of cyber war and the hunt for the Kremlin's most dangerous hack. Any Greenberg your senior writer at wired you're also the author of Sand Worm, new era of cyber war in the hunt for the Kremlin's most dangerous. Welcome glad to be here so even writing about cybersecurity frontier I think you just said two thousand six and writing about Cybersecurity, but this book sand worm as I was reading it. It seems like it's called the new era of cyber war. It seems like there's been a huge turn in sort of state-sponsored. Particularly Russians sponsored cyber attacks. How did you come onto that notion? How did you begin reading this book I'm I'm very curious how you see. See that turn happening well. In late twenty sixteen, my former colleague Kim Zetter she had been the one who really covered state sponsored hacking in cyber war stuff, but she left wired, and this was also at the time. When you know Russian hackers were meddling in the US election, they'd hacked the democratic. National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Clinton Campaign, so my editors were really primes on face, mantra hacking all of a sudden, but what they? They really what they told me they wanted was a actually like a big takeover of the whole magazine. All about cyber war, but cyber war to me is different than those kinds of espionage election, meddling tactics so I went looking for no real cyber war story, which means to me like a actual disruptive cyber attacks, and as I looked around. It seemed like the place where that was really happening was in Ukraine not really in the US in fact maybe. Maybe what was happening in? Ukraine seemed to me like it was in some ways, the only real full blown cyber war that was actually occurring where Russian hackers were not just attacking the election which they had done, they tried this spoof the results of a presidential election, but they had also attacks media and destroyed their computers. They had attacked government agencies and tried to like destroy entire networks, and then they had turned off the power for the first time. In December of two thousand, fifteen, the the first actual blackout triggered by hackers, and just as I was look into this happened again the the effect, the seem hacker group caused a blackout this time in the capital of Kiev so I wince looking in Ukraine for this cyber war story that. Turned into a cover story for wired that kind of gave editors what they wanted, but then also kept unfolding This cyber war kept growing in scope and scale and. The original story written for wired was kind of about the fact that you could look to Ukraine to see the future of cyber war that will what was happening. There might soon spread to the rest of the world. And that is actually what happens to like just after we publish that cover story to same hackers released this climactic terrible cyber attack in Ukraine. Called Not Petiot that spread beyond Ukrainians became the worst cyberattack history cost ten billion dollars, so when that happened, that was when I saw that there was potential to do a book about this that it was not just a kind of case study about Ukraine or even kind of predictive story, but a an actual full story arc about this one group that had carried out the what I would say was not only the first. First Real Cyber War, but the worst cyberattack in history and the you know I wanted to capture the the Ark of that story in the effects, the real experience of cyber war. Yeah, so the group is called sand worm in this is just one of the the sort of opening arcs of the book is how they've come. They come to be named this because references and code walk people through just like it's so. relatable that like even these hackers are using using this language that leads them recalled Sandwich Tell people about it. So when I started to look into the origins of this group after that second blackout attack I I found that this this company called eyesight partners which have been acquired by fire I I, said partners was the first to find these hackers in twenty, fourteen, basically using fishing in kind of typical espionage tactics, plant malware in the networks of typical Russian hacking targets like groups across Eastern, Europe and NATO in a look like what they were doing was just kind of typical espionage. They were planning. This by wear calls lack energy buds will first of all they could see that they were rushing, because they had this server that they were using to administer some of these attacks and they. They left the server, so anybody could look at it in. There was a kind of Russian language to file for how to use black energy on the service, so these guys seem like they were rushing, but even more interesting in some ways. was that they to track each victim each instance of black energy? This malware has little campaign code in each campaign was a reference to the science fiction novel Dune and you know so like one of them was something about Iraq is, and then one of them is about the sutter cars, these like imperial soldiers in in that SCI FI universe so I said partners named this group sand worm, because well just because it's a cool. Name associated with doing, but it turned out to me. It became this very powerful because a sandwich miss this monster that lies beneath the surface, and occasionally arises from underground to do terribly destructive things. partners didn't know that at the time, they they soon afterward realized what sand. was doing was not just espionage, but they were actually doing reconnaissance for disruptive cyberattacks. They were also hacking power grids. They were planning black energy, not only in the European Eastern European targets in the US power grid networks as well. The Ultimately Syndrome was the first twenty fifteen to cross that line in use black energy as the first step in a multi step attack that led to a blackout. So this was not just espionage really was kind of like you know this monster that rises from under the ground to do terrible acts of mass destruction that came to pass so one of the things that comes up over in the book. Is this growing sense of dread from security researchers and analysts? Oh this is an imminent threat to the united. States just Ukraine, but like this is happening here and then there's a sense that the United States actually open the door to this kind of warfare with stuxnet. which was an attack on Iran? How how did those connect for you that it seemed like there's a new rule of engagement new set of rules of engagement for cyber warfare that actually the United States implicitly created with with stuxnet by attacking Iran. Yeah, I mean I tried to highlight. Clearly sand worm are the real bad guys in the story, they are the actual hacker group that did these terribly reckless destructive attacks that actually in some cases put people's lives at risk, the kind of in some parts of the story they actually shutdown medical record systems and I. Think may have cost people's lives with cyber attacks today they are the actual antagonist here, but I also want to highlight the ways that the US government is is partially responsible for the state of Cyber War, and there are a few ways that that's true. I The US! Open the Pandora's box of cyber war with stuxnet. This piece of now where that. That was used to destroy Iranian nuclear enrichment centrifuges that was the first piece of our that actually have caused that physical disruption destruction, and we now see Sandra doing the same thing in Ukraine. In in fact, in some ways around the world, also the the US hordes, these kind of zero day, secret hacking techniques, some of which were stolen and leaked and used by sand worm, but then I think the in fact, the biggest way that I tried to highlight that the US is responsible or complicit or negligent. Here is that we did not call allows what Santorum was doing in Ukraine and say to Russia. We know what you're doing. This is unacceptable. Nobody should be turning out the lights. Two civilians with cyber attacks. There wasn't a message like that I. mean the Obama White House sent a message to Russia over this kind of cyber hotline to say your election hacking is not okay. We see what you're doing and we want you to stop, but they said nothing about a tube blackout attacks in Ukraine, and that was kind of implicit signal to Russia. They could keep. Keep escalating, and even as all the cyber security, researchers and Ukrainians were warning that what was happening to Ukraine, would soon spread to the rest of the world, the US government ignore this both Obama, and then the trump administration until that prediction came to pass and a sand worm cyberattack did spread to the rest of the world, and it was too late, and we all suffered globally as a result, so let's talk about patch it. WAS CATASTROPHIC IN SCOPE, right? It took out the mayor shipping line, which is a massive business. It took out some hospitals in UK like it was huge in scope. I don't think people really put it all together. Talk about how it started and how big it grew. Yeah, so not too was kind of like big apotheosis sandwich, where all of these predictions of the terribly destructive things they were doing to the rest of the world came to pass but it did it started in Ukraine. They hijacked this. The the software updates of this accounting software called me doc that is basically used by everybody in Ukraine. The quicken turbo tax of Ukraine. If you do business in Ukraine, you have to have this installed, so sanborn hijack the updates of that news to push out this worm to thousands of victims mostly in Ukraine, but it was a worm, so it's spread the mmediately end quickly kind of carpet bombs. The entire Ukrainian Internet's every computer at spread to would encrypt permanently. You could not recover the computer, so it very quickly took down pretty much every. Every Ukrainian government agency twenty two banks multiple airports for hospitals in Ukraine that I. could count and in each of these cases. What is eight took them down. I mean it destroyed essentially all of their computers, which requires sometimes weeks or months to recover from, but then as you know, this is a worm that does not respect national borders. So even though it was, it seemed to be an attack intended to disrupt Ukraine. It immediately spread beyond Ukraine's borders. Borders to everybody who had this accounting software installed? That was doing business in Ukraine and some people who didn't so that includes Maersk. The world's largest shipping firm and Fedex and Mondelez, which owns cadbury, NABISCO and ranking manufacturing firm that makes tylenol in Merck. The Pharmaceutical Company in New Jersey on each of these companies lost hundreds of millions of dollars. The scale of this is kind of difficult to capture but I in the book I tried to. To I focused in part Maersk because it is just a good company to look at because you can. They had this gigantic global physical machine that is they have seventy six ports around the world that they own as well as these massive ships that have tens of thousands of shipping containers on them. And I told the story of how on this day seventeen of their terminals of were entirely paralyzed by this attack with ships arriving with just. Piles of containers on them. Nobody could unload. Nobody knew what was inside of nobody knew how to load or unload them with around the world of seventeen terminals, thousands of trucks, Semitrailers, carrying containers were lining up in Lyons miles long because the gates that were kind of checkpoints to check in the these trucks to drop something off or pick it up. They were paralyzed as well. This was a fiasco on a global scale is responsible for a fifth of the world's lable shipping capacity. They were truly just a rendered brain dead by this attack, but yeah displayed out at all of these different victims MERC had to borrow their own each vaccine from the Center for Disease Control because they're manufacturing. Manufacturing was disrupted by this, and it ultimately spread to a company called nuance, nate speech to text software. They have a service that does this for hospitals across the US to dozens of our possibly hundreds of American hospitals at this backlog of transcriptions to medical records that were lost because of this, and that resulted in patients, being do for surgeries or transfers, other hospitals in nobody knew their medical records were updated. I mean this was scale where hundreds of hospitals each of which has thousands of patients missing changes the medical records. We don't know what the effects of that work, but very well could've actually harmed people's health. Our lives I mean the scale of not petty is very difficult to. Get your mind around, but we do know that you know monetarily cost ten billion dollars, which is by far the biggest number we've ever seen, but it also had this this kind of harder to quantify toll on people's lives, so it it you know you read about it at length and wired. Obviously these companies go down of ripples in mainstream sort of general press, but I don't feel like people really not like Oh. This Russian group called San Worms sponsored by the Russian government. Unleash this attack in it caused this cascading effect of failure and disaster cost in that because we know what we can attribute it to the government, our government. I don't feel like that connection got made for people. What is the gap between other as a hack and Oh, this is actually a type of warfare engagement, because that that connection seems very tenuous. I think for a lot of people. Even as sort of the more general mainstream press covers this stuff. Yeah, you know. I don't think that that's is just like the nature of. Of Cyber War I think that was a failing that that lack of connection is a failing on our government's parts, and on you could say even on the part of some of these victims like these large companies I mean I at the time did not pitch it happened. I was fully on the trail of standard within days. I was talking to cyber security researchers who? Who had piece together? Some of the forensics to show the not petiot was Sandra that it was a Russian state-sponsored attack in yet none of those companies that I mentioned mercker Mondelez or Maersk or Fedex, or any of them wanted to say the Russia had done this to them and know governments were talking about either like the Ukrainian government was. They're always willing to point. Point the finger at Russia, but the US government was not, and you know that to me seemed to be just kind of I mean I felt like I was being gas. Let's at that point. I had watched Russia due to Ukraine for a long time at that point tonight. I sort of understood that NATO in the West. We had this kind of cruel logic that. Ukraine is not us. Russia can do what it likes to Ukraine because they're not NATO not e you. They are Russia's sphere of influence or something I think that that's very wrongheaded, but at least it made sense. You know to have that that viewpoints, but now this attack had spread from Ukraine to hit American soil American companies in many cases and yet still the US government was saying nothing I just thought this was bizarre and you know so i. For months I was like. Trying to get any of these companies to tell the story of of their experiences, not Peta I was trying to figure out why the US government wasn't talking about the fact that this was a Russian cyberattack and ultimately I. Think it was I. think it was kind of I know partly disorganization negligence. I think it may have something to do with the fact that the. The? Trump administration doesn't like talking about Russian hackers for obvious reasons, but eight months after it took eight months ultimately for the US government to finally say not that it was a was Russia it was the worst cyberattack in history, and then a month later. The White House impose consequences in put new sanctions on Russia and response, but it took nine months and more importantly it took. Multiple years this without was the first time this was twenty eighteen, and the Russian cyber war in Ukraine had started around the fall of Twenty fifteen, so that's just incredible span of negligence when the US government said nothing about these escalating unfolding. Acts, of Cyber Award that there should have been unacceptable from the very beginning I mean these are the kind of quintessential acts of state sponsored cyber attacks on civilians, trying out the lights. You know that's the kind of thing that I believe that the US government should have called out and drawn a red line across at the very beginning took ears, so I do think it was a big failing. Of of diplomacy, it just seemed like that part of the problem, and this is kind of an expression is it's so hard to describe like if the Russian government sent fighter jets to America and live their support. Okay, like everyone understood, you can see it. You can understand what happened there. In the you know, there's like a however many decades of movies about how to fight that war. This is a bunch of people in a room typing. Like it there's just an element of this where the dangerous Oh federal where the attack is invisible, and while the effects might be very very tangible, the causes are still sort of mysterious people so. My question is who is sandwich. What what do we know about them? Where do they work? What are they like? Do we have a sense of how this operation actually operates? In some ways the the biggest challenge of reporting this book, and I spent essentially the third act of the book, the last third of the reporting of the book, trying to answer the question of who is in worm, who are these people? Where are they located? What motivates them and I guess to partially spoil the ending here. They are a unit of the year you. They are a part of Russia's military intelligence agency, which is responsible for you know, this is not a coincidence. They are responsible for election meddling responsible for the attempted assassination of You. chemical weapons in the United Kingdom they're responsible for the downing of a seventeen as commercial passenger jet over Ukraine were three hundred innocent people died on the G. R.. You are this incredibly reckless callous out military intelligence agency, but they act like kind of almost just cut through mercenaries around the world. Doing Russia's bidding in ways that are very scary, so I threw essentially like a combination of excellent work of a bunch of security researchers who I was speaking to combined with some confirmation from US intelligence agencies, and then ultimately some other clues from the investigation of Robert Muller into meddling all these things combined created the trail that led to one group within the JERE. You that were you know I? Eventually had some names and faces even address of this this group, and all that was actually only finally fully confirms After the book came out Justin in recent months when the White House finally actually was the State Department's. End as well as the UK on Australian and other governments together finally said yes, sand worm is in fact that this unit of the year you so this theory that I developed in positive near the end of the book was finally basically confirmed by governments just in recent months. So one thing that strikes me at that is I, think of the Russian military things. Gru is being foreboding being obviously, they're very very good at this other a buttoned up in then they have like a incredible social media presence that kind of POPs up throughout the book that distracts from what doing. They set up Gucci for two point Oh when they were doing the DNC hacks that fed to wikileaks in the. That account insisted it was just guy. They set up the shadow brokers which was. I read. It is just like your some goof-balls like they wanted to seem a lot dumber and a lot smaller than they were. They were very effective at it to people I. Talk About those that strategy, and then I guess my question have is like a re better at seeing that strategy for what it is well. You make a really interesting point. The uses these false flags like throughout their recent history that we I should say we don't know that they were responsible for shadow brokers. In fact, nobody knows who shot a brokers. The shadow brokers truly are, and they are in some ways the biggest mystery in this whole story, this one group that hacked the NSA apparently and leaked a bunch of their zero day hacking techniques, or maybe they were even say insiders. We still don't know the answer to that question, but the other other incidents you mentioned. That are you are responsible for this Guja for two point zero fake hacktivists leaked a bunch of the Clinton documents. They're responsible for other false flags like they at one point to call themselves the Cyber Caliphate pretended to be Isis. They've a pretended to be like patriotic pro. Russian Ukrainians at some point they they're always like wearing different masks ends. They're very deceptive. in the a later chapter of the book, some of the biggest one of the biggest attacks they. They did was this attack on the twenty thousand Olympics where they not only wore a false mask, but they actually had layers of false flags where as cyber security researchers W. This melwert was used to destroy the entire back end of the two thousand eighteen winter Olympics. Just as the opening ceremony began, this was a catastrophic events. The aware had all of these fake clues made look like it was Chinese or North Korean or maybe Russian. Nobody could tell it was like. It was this kind of confusion bomb almost designed to to just make researchers throw up their hands. Give up on attributing mallards. Any particular actor was only through some amazing detective work by some of the analysts that I spoke to the able to cut through those false flags identify that sand was behind this essentially, but yeah, it's it is a one very real characteristic of the jury you that they are almost they seem to almost take pleasure or like be showing off their deception capabilities to and their evolving those capabilities they are getting more deceptive over time as fake gets more, destructive aggressive. Advertising content when I say Utopia what comes to mind? Birds Chirping lush natural beauty dialed up and vibrant technicolor. Is it within reach. Your world. World. explained. You are an essential part of the Pathak social body. Everybody in that place. Everybody happy now. While the peacock original series brave new world takes place in a scientific futuristic utopia. The concept is nothing new Sir Thomas more. 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Not Connected Right, but the way they throughout the book the way they execute East campaigns they're deeply connected, and that seems like not only just a new kind of warfare, and you kind of craft, but some just consistently seems to work in surprising ways like the tech press is GonNa. Be Like Gucci. I says this and we're. There's never that next step of also we think it's Russian government, and that seems like first of all I'm dying. I imagine the meeting right. I would love to be a fly on the wall of the meeting where they decide what their twitter name is going to be today. I'm very curious how they evolve those attacks in such a way that it just seems to be more and more effective time. Yeah, I mean. I also love to have been those meetings in. It's my one kind of regret in this book that I never actually got. Interviews, it's almost an impossible thing to do. They liked find defectors from the R., you or something. He will tell those stories at a knock it murdered I mean. It's kind of a possible, but but. In some cases? I think your earlier points. They almost seem kind of bumbling in these things they do them in a very improvisational way. for two point Oh seemed almost like it was a justice thing they invented on the spot, tried to cover up some of the the accidental ups like they had left russian-language formatting errors in the documents that they had leaked from the DNC, so they admitted this guy who appeared the next day and started. Talking about being a Romanian. Friends as motherboard Lorenza, Franceschi decry he started this conversation. Align with with Guja for two point, oh basically proved at the guy could not actually properly speak Romanian. BE Russian speaker. In fact, it was. It was almost comical at the same time. They're using very sophisticated hacking techniques doing destructive attacks on a massive scale, but they're also. They seem like they're kind of making it up as they go along. They do things that don't actually seem very kind of strategically smart. They kind of seem like they're trying to impress their boss for the day. Sometimes with just like some sometimes, it's just seems like the Jere. You wakes up in asks themselves. Like what can we blow up today? Rather than thinking like? How can we accomplish the greater strategic objectives of the Russian Federation? So they are fascinating in that way and very stringent colorful group. That's I think one of the biggest questions I have here is. We spend a lot of time trying to imagine what flat and Mirror Putin wants. You know when he grows up, but it. None of this seems targeted like what is the goal for Russia to disrupt the Winter Olympics right like. Is there a purpose to that? Is that just a strike fear? Is it just to? EXPAND THAT SUV influenced. Is it just to say we have the capability furious is there? has there ever really been the stated goal for this kind of cyber warfare? That one is particularly mystifying. I mean you can imagine why Russia would want to attack the Olympics. They were banned from the two thousand Eighteen Olympics doping, but then you would think that they might want to attack the Olympics and send a message maybe like eight deniable message a message that you know if you continue to ban us. We're GONNA. Continue to attack you like like any terrorists would do, but instead they attacked the winter. Olympics in this way, that really seemed like they were trying not to get caught, and instead like make it look like the was Russia North Korea? And then you have to like what is the point of that was? The could kind of. Sit there in Moscow and kind of like rub their hands together in gleefully. Watch this chaos unfolds. It almost really does seem like it was petty vindictive thing that they just for their own emotional needs wanted to make sure that nobody could enjoy the Olympics if they were not going to enjoy them I that was, but that one is i. think outlier in some ways for the most part you can kind of see. The Russia is advancing. The G. R. You that sand worm is advancing something that does generally make sense which is that. In Ukraine for instance, they're trying to make Ukraine look like a failed state. They're trying to make Ukrainians. Lose faith in their security. Services are trying to prevent investors globally from funneling money into Ukraine trying to create a kind of frozen conflict, as we say in Ukraine where there's this constant perpetual state of degradation. They're not trying to conquer the country, but they're trying to create a kind of permanent war in Ukraine and would cyber war. You can do that beyond the traditional front end. It is in some ways the same kind of tactic that they used in other places like the US which. which here we saw more than influence operation that they were hacking leaking organizations like democratic campaign organizations and anti doping organizations to kind of so confusion to embarrass on their targets. They're trying to influence like the international audiences opinion these people, but in Ukraine, it is in some ways, just a different kind of influence operation where they're trying to influence the world's view of Ukraine. Influence Ukrainians view of their themselves under government to make them feel like they are in a war zone even when their kid hundreds of miles from the actual fighting. That's happening on the eastern fronts in the eastern region of. Of Ukraine so in a book you you you go to Kiev. You spent time in Ukraine. Is there a sense in that country that while sometimes light goes out sometimes our TV stations. Their computers don't boot anymore. Because they got rewritten, the Hydros got Zeros like. Is there a sense that this is happening? Is there a sense the defy back is there does Microsoft deploy you know dozens of engineers to to help fight back. How does that play out on the ground there? Yeah, I mean to be fair. Ukrainians are very stoic about these things and regular. Ukrainian citizens were not bothered by you know. Know a short blackout. They didn't particularly care you know. This blackout was the first ever. Hacker induced blackout in history but Ukrainian cyber security. People were very unnerved by this end, people in these actual utilities were traumatized I mean these attacks were truly like relentless sins very kind of scary for the actual operators at the controls I mean in the first blackout attack. These poor operators Ukrainian control room in western Ukraine they were locked out of their computers, and they had to watch their own mouse cursor. Click through circuit breakers, turning off the power in front of them I. Mean They watched it happen? At these kind of Phantom hands to control of their mouse movements, so they took this very very seriously, but yet Ukrainians as a whole I mean they have seen a lot. They are going through an actual physical war. They've seen the seizure of Crimea and the invasion of the east of the country. You know the the date hits. A Ukrainian general was assassinated with a car bomb in the middle of Kiev, so they have a lot of problems, and I'm not sure that cyber war is one of the top of their minds, but not patio I. Did, actually reach Ukrainians normal. Ukrainian civilians to it. It shook them as well. I talked to two regular Ukrainians. who found that they couldn't swipe into the Kiev Metro. They couldn't use their credit card at the grocery store. All the ATM's were down The Postal Service was taken out for every computer that the postal service had was taken out for more than a month. I mean these things really did affect people's lives, but it kind of. A until that kind of climactic worm. Not Patio for I think for this to really reach home for Ukrainians. who have kind of seen so much. How do you fight back? I, mean I one of things that struck me as I was reading. The book is so many of the people you talked to people who are identifying the threat. They're actually private companies. Eyesight was the first even detect it. they are contractors to intelligence agencies the military in some cases, but they're not necessarily the government right like it's not necessarily Microsoft. Who has to issue the patches from the software not necessarily GE which makes simplicity, which is the big industrial controls talk about a lot. How does all that come together into a defense because that seems like harder problem of coordination? Yeah, I mean defense in Cyber. Security is in an eternal problem. It's incredibly complicated, and when you have a really sophisticated determined adversary, it know they will win eventually ends I. think that they're absolutely lessons for defense in this book about you know. Maybe you need to really really think about software updates for instance like the kind that were hijacked to a with this medoc accounting software. As a vector for terrible cyber-attacks. Imagine that like. Any of your insecure apps that have kind of updates can be become a a piece of Malware, really unique to signature networks need to think about patching on. There are just an endless kind of checklist of things to every organization needs to do to protect themselves so. In some ways that just like a Sisyphean task and I don't. I don't try to answer that question in the book because it's too big, and it's kind of boring as well, but what I do really hammer on is the thing that the government's really could've done here. which is to try to establish norms tried to control attackers through diplomacy through kind of disciplinary action through things like kind of Geneva Convention for Cyber War if. If you think about a kind of analogy to say like chemical weapons, we could just try to give everyone in the world a gas mask that they have to carry around with them at all times, or we could create a Geneva. Convention norm that chemical weapons should not be used in if they are than crime, and you get pulled in front of the Hague. Hague and we've done the ladder and I think that in some ways should be part of the the answer to cyber war as well we need to establish norms and make countries like Russia or like organizations like the G. Are you understand that there will be consequences for these kinds of attacks, even when the victim is not the US or NATO or the? The EU and I think we're only just starting to think about that. One of the questions I had as reading is it seems like a very clear red line for almost everyone you talk to is attacks on the power grid right? That is just unacceptable. You should not do it if you do it. You've crossed a line and there should be some consequence. Is, that clear to governments. Is that something that our government says? It's something that the says it has been established. It seems like it's it's the conventional wisdom wants to salvage, but I'm not unclear whether that is actually the line that exists. It definitely has not been established, and when I kind of did these I managed to get sort of interviews with the top cyber security officials in the Obama ends trump administration Jay Michael Daniel was the cyber. Cyber Coordinator for the administration was the kind of cyber coordinator boss in the The Homeland Security Adviser for trump and both of them when I asked him about like wiped. Why didn't you know to put it bluntly like? Why didn't you respond? When Russia caused blackouts in Ukraine? Both of them essentially said well. You know that's not actually the rule that we want to set. We want to be able to cause blackouts in our adversaries networks. In their power grids when we are in a war situation or when we believe it's in our national interest, so you know that's the thing about these cyber war capabilities. This is part of the problem that every country. Absolutely the US among them isn't really interested in controlling these weapons, because we in this kind of Lord of the rings fashion, we are drawn to them to like we want to maintain the ability to use those weapons ourselves and nobody wants to throw this ring in the fires, of Mount Doom. We all wanted maintain the ring and imagine that we can use it for good in out. So that's why neither administration called that Russia for doing this because they want that power to. Make the comparison to to nuclear weapons but Negotiated drawdown and treaties with Russia in the past we count warheads where aware that the United States stockpiles can destroy the world. Fifty Times over today maybe tomorrow one hundred hundred like what we have a sense of the the measure of force that we can. Put on the world when it comes to nuclear weapons, there's a sense that Oh, we should never use these right like we have them as a deterrent, but we've gained out that actually leads to his mutually assured destruction like there's an entire body of academics. There's entire body of researchers. Entire body is got scenario planning with that kind of weapon. Does that same thing exist for for cyber weapons. There are absolutely. Know community is of academics. Policymakers who are thinking about this stuff now, but I don't think it's kind of gotten through to actual government decision. that. There needs to be kind of cyber deterrence in how that would work. In in the comparison to nuclear weapons is like instructive, but not exactly helpful. In fact, it's kind of counter-productive because we cannot deter cyber-attacks with other cyber-attacks i. don't think that's GonNa work in part because we haven't even tried to establish it yet. There are no kind of rules or read lines, but then I think more importantly. Everybody thinks that they can get away with cyberattacks that they can. They're going to create a false flag. That's clever enough that that when they blow up a power grid, they can blame their neighbor instead, so they think they're. They're gonNA. Get Away with it, and that causes them to do it anyway. A not fear the kind of assured destruction so I think that the the right response, the way to to deter cyber attacks is not with the promise of a cyber attack in return. It's with all the other kind of tools we have, and they've been used sometimes, but but they were not in the case of Sand Werman. Those tools include like sanctions which came far too late in the story indictments of hackers. In some cases, we still haven't really seen syndrome. Hackers indicted for the things that they did in Ukraine or or even not petty. And then ultimately just kind of messaging like calling out naming and shaming bad actors, and that has happened to some degree with Sandra, but in some cases there have still been massive failures there there has still been no public attribution of the Sandwich attack on the twenty eighteen Olympics I mean. My Book has been out for months. I think show pretty clear evidence that syndrome is responsible for this attack. The very least it was Russia and yet the US and Korean War, These Olympics took place at UK, none of these governments have named Russia as having done that. That attack which almost just invites them to do it again whenever our next Olympics are going to be, I guess maybe not this year, but if you don't send that message than you're just essentially inviting Russia to try again so I think might my big question is what happens now? I mean right we you write about. The NSA has tailored access operations, which is their elite hacking group. We are obviously interested in maintaining some of these capabilities. We've come to a place where people are writing books about how it works. What is the next step? What is the next? does it just keep getting worse or does this kind of diplomacy you're talking about? Is that beginning to happen I? Think there is some little glimmers of hope about the diplomacy beginning to happen I mean this year in February I think it was the State Department's called out a sand worm attack on Georgia, where a worms hackers basically took down a ton of Georgian websites by attacking the hosting providers as well as a couple of TV's broadcasters in the US. State Department with a few other governments not. said this was sand. Worm named the unit of the GRU. That's is that was confirmation that I've been looking for for a long time, but they also made a point of saying that we're calling this out is unacceptable, even though Georgia. Georgia is not part of NATO or the U. so that's that's progress. That's essentially creating a new kind of rule. That's state-sponsored. Hackers can't do certain things, no matter who the victims and that's really important. Also, it was kind of interesting because federal officials like gave me a heads up about that announcement before happened, which they have very very rarely do and I think they were trying. To say was in we. We read your book and we. Got The message okay like Stop attacking us about this like we're trying. We're doing something different here I. Don't want flatter myself that I actually changed their policy, but it did seem interesting that they wanted to tell me personally about this so i. I think that like maybe our stance on this kind of diplomacy is evolving, and we're learning lessons, but at the same time we also see the attacks evolving to. To and their new innovations in these kinds of disruption happening, we've seen since some of these terrible Sandra attacks. You know other very scary things like this piece of our called Triton or crisis that was used to disabled safety systems in a oil refinery in Saudi Arabia on that was you know that could have caused an actual physical explosion of petrochemical facility? The the attacks are evolving to okay final last real question. Tell people where they can get your book. You can find all kinds of places by on indie Greenberg Dot net. Written another book as well previously, yes. That's right. I wrote a book about wikileaks. Cypher punks and things like that. That's right well. I'm a huge fan. It was an honor to talk to you. Thank you so much for coming on I know it's. It's a weird time to be talking about anything, but the coronavirus I was very happy to talk about something else, which is that it seems a little bit more in control Even if it is quite dangerous, a thank you for the time. I appreciate it. Yeah, I'm glad to provide people with a different kind of apocalypse as a distraction.

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The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics were supposed to start this week.

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

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The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics were supposed to start this week.

"Lost Friday July twenty four was supposed to have been Japan's great twenty-first-century moment. A global audience of billions would have tuned in as the two thousand twenty summer Olympics opened with a doubtless impressive ceremony at the National Stadium in Tokyo. Inside the venue, few would have enjoyed both the spectacle and the attention more than Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for whom bringing the Games to Tokyo had been a major priority.

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed

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00:33 sec | 2 weeks ago

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed

"The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to begin one year from today. They were postponed this summer because of the Corona virus celebrations marking the one year countdown or being held today. With the game still shrouded in uncertainty. The events are far more muted than they were last year. All 42 venues for the games have been secured and the competition schedule announced. With the opening ceremony set to take place at $1.44 billion National Stadium on July 23rd

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Postponed Tokyo Olympics hit 1-year-to-go mark -- again

TIME's Top Stories

01:42 min | 2 weeks ago

Postponed Tokyo Olympics hit 1-year-to-go mark -- again

"The postponed Tokyo Olympics hit the year to go mark again, but many Japanese say they should be canceled by Stephen Wade of the Associated Press in Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympics have hit the one year to go mark again, but few are in a mood to celebrate. Tokyo observed the original date a year ago, that was before the covid nineteen pandemic postponed the Olympics and pushed back the opening to July. Twenty third twenty twenty one fireworks cascaded over Tokyo Bay back then and local celebrities unveiled the medals in a highly choreographed show. There's none of that this time. Organizers produced a fifteen minute. No fans event on Thursday inside the new national stadium, screening a video to promote next year's opening. They also teased the presence of the Olympic flame, which arrived in Japan in March and had been hidden away ever since. Low Key event on a rainy day captures the local mood a poll a few days ago from Japanese news agency. Kyodo repeated the results of recent surveys. Japanese are skeptical. The Games should go ahead and doubtful they will. The poll showed twenty three point. Nine percent favored holding the Olympics thirty six point four percent said the Olympics should be postponed again and thirty three point seven percent said it should be cancelled. Organizers and the International Olympic Committee of ruled out another postponement. The Tokyo Games would be cancelled this time if they can't be held

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Natalie Portman among A-listers bringing pro women's soccer team to Los Angeles

TIME's Top Stories

04:49 min | 2 weeks ago

Natalie Portman among A-listers bringing pro women's soccer team to Los Angeles

"Natalie Portman among those launching women's soccer team in Los Angeles to highlight heroes that are women by an m peterson of the associated, press. Actress Natalie Portman and venture capitalist. Karen, Nordmann lead a group that will bring an expansion national women's Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in twenty, twenty two. The team tentatively named Angel. City will bring the League to eleven teams. Louisville AFC will join the nine current. NWS L. Clubs next season. Portman. Nordmann are joined by gaming. Entrepreneur Julie Erman. The consortium President in the majority female group others involved include actors, evil Longoria. America Ferrara, Jennifer Garner and Ouzo a Deuba. Tech Entrepreneur and Reddit Co founder Alexis Oh Hainian the husband of tennis star. Serena, Williams is the lead investor through his firm initialized capital. Portman Nordmann and urban all have a financial stake in the team. I think it's so important to have role models and heroes that are women for kids both boys and girls to see, and it's just such an incredible sport in that it really is a team Sport Portman, said in an interview with the Associated Press. You see one woman success, and all the others are cheering her on because one woman success is the whole team's success among the founding group are more than a dozen former players, including mia a ham, Abby Wambach and Julie Foudy. Other female business leaders. Portman said she heard Wambach. A former US national team. Forward speak at a time is up event and started thinking about how female athletes are regarded in society. Then she and Nordmann met Becca Rue, the executive director of the US Women's National Team Players Association. We started going to games, and we just got so into it, and it was just kind of a revolution to see my son and. And his friends, these little eight year, old boys at the time wanting to wear their REPEA-, no jerseys and Alex Morgan Jerseys I was like. Wow, this would be a different world. It wasn't unusual to them at all. Portman said there were hints that the group was coming together last year when Portman Gardner Longoria and other celebrities went to a national team exhibition game at L. AFC stadium before the World Cup. The women also reached out to a local supporters group that has been campaigning to bring a team to Los Angeles. The plan is to bring on additional investors as the team takes shape. We knew that there would be a strong and passionate supporters group here to support this and from there it was about. How do we do this in the right way? How do we do this differently Urman said? The group is partnering with the La Eighty Four Foundation. A nonprofit formed after the nineteen eighty four Los Angeles Olympics that promotes youth sports. Angel City also announced its formal support of the foundations play the fund aimed at helping kids in minority and underserved communities. We believe these players need to be playing on one of the best stages in the world, but we also know that we have the power and the platform and the voice to make a meaningful impact in our community. Erm, said, and so it's important for us to do that from day one in the same way that we are building to put eleven incredible players on the field from day one. The NWS cell, which began play in twenty, thirteen was the first professional team sport to return to action in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic with the challenge. Cup, tournament, in Utah, the semifinals are set for Wednesday. The official name of the Los Angeles Club and where it will play are expected to be announced later this year. The growth trajectory of the NWS L. is incredibly exciting, but we also need to be strategic and thoughtful about how fast we expand and the communities. We partner with and W ESL, commissioner. Lisa Baird said in a statement Tuesday. We've long sought the right partner in L. A. Considering the NWS L. Fan base that already exists in the region and the massive interest in women's soccer in general.

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Mission Control announces partnership with Special Olympics

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00:31 sec | 2 weeks ago

Mission Control announces partnership with Special Olympics

"Let's start with our friends at mission control after helping the Special Olympics out eastwards programs. This summer I had Austin Smith Co. bitchy on the sports network podcast. Morning the company announced a raise of one point seven five million dollars. Their goal is to build out REC league eastwards at schools, parks, and REC, departments and workplaces today. They felt Duke Mit the Dow's Parks Department and the Special Olympics in New York at Oregon. Graduations Austin if you want to hear more about the company hop over to the eastward style podcast feed listened to that show.

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Japanese Child Athletes Suffered Abuse, Says Human Rights Watch Report

WBBM Early Afternoon News

00:30 sec | 2 weeks ago

Japanese Child Athletes Suffered Abuse, Says Human Rights Watch Report

"Report followed hundreds of Japanese child athletes in 50 different sports Researchers say they found widespread abusive practices during training. Minky Warden is the group's director of global initiative. There is no comprehensive tracking of child athlete abuse in Japan. Put another way. No one is even bothering to count the number of abuse complaints or cases. The report was revealed in the week, which was supposed to mark the start of the Tokyo Olympics. Now delayed a year because of the pandemic.

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Tokyo raises Covid-19 alert to highest amid spike in cases

Monocle 24: The Globalist

06:56 min | 3 weeks ago

Tokyo raises Covid-19 alert to highest amid spike in cases

"In Zurich Seven, twenty, two here in London Tokyo has raised its corona virus level to its highest in response to the number of cases, spiking the city's governor held a news conference, in which he held aloft a red and orange card to colors, which indicate the seriousness of the threat, but I'll Tokyo Bureau chief Wilson joins me now with more welcome back view now I'm tell us what's happening where you are. Yeah. That's right Governor Koi K. Yesterday. raise the level to the highest level to read I. Think for most people in Tokyo. It's very difficult to interpret. It's a really symbolic system of guidelines that really don't. They have no binding force I think what people are really looking at is how the infection numbers doing and the news just coming in now they'll be two hundred eighty around two hundred and eighty record to stay, which would actually be a record for Tokyo. So I think that's the number that people will be looking at I. Think the governor. Qweik's alert system has has honestly not been that helpful. Those people don't quite understand what it means. The guidelines came out in May originally. When when the state emergency was lifted, they were revised in June and it's partly to do with the shift in in in how the virus is is affecting people now the first wave of ours with affecting more older people this time it's younger people asymmetric. And what governor? Governor quick as saying what we really need to focus on now is. Can the health system coke? So that's what these guidelines are referring to it. Saying is the health system on depression, which it seems that it is, and she said that the trying to secure I think nearly three thousand. That's people who have mild symptoms ever. Do we know where this the spread of the disease is coming from? You mentioned the fact that it is young people now who are turning up with positive tests. Yeah I mean they've certainly be mentioning a lot about nightlife small balls. They been people working ball state. They've been co opted to making video. Saying this is how we're going to do business from now on. We're not drinking from the same bottle. I mean the mind boggles. That was going on anyway, but they've said that going to. Enforce these. Practices just so that customers surprise and there's been a cluster in certain areas of Tokyo. It's not just Tokyo. The areas around Tokyo that have. Always had a similar kind of. Trajectory for the virus Kinda go fight Chiba. And also all soccer in the fall west of Japan, so that that's one area, but they're also actually rather love untraceable infections that something I know, the Governor Koi case worried about so that's why she she said situation she she's referred to severe, and European, wouldn't be considered that the compared to numbers in Europe, but certainly hair it's it's considered pretty bad at the moment. No businesses as far as I can gather, have been asked to close and what you described. There are people not sharing bottles does sound rather. Astonishing, giving the level of sort of lockdown at the rest of the world is experiencing and still is experiencing. Is there a sense that now? The the the authorities in Tokyo are really getting in control of this thing, or is that still a sense is Estela gap between what should be done or anything? People think should be done what people are actually doing. Well. I mean there's always been this issue. That nothing is `binding in Intercon? It's always about advising people cautioning them asking them and what's happened. Is Japan that people are quite happy to do that? We don't see any of this problem with people refusing to end loss, there's not that people are extremely cautious. The the the sharing of book was I'm sure rating most people here as well so I think people have really really got hold of the situation. You know as a group among saying Tokyo if you look around everyone. The for example, people are very cautious to kind of being built in now. Kids about school, but they're all very socially distance wearing masks so that there is already built in I. Think you know what goes what happens from now is it's really difficult to predict because governor Taylor last month, said you know infections go by fifty a day. We'll have to think about dozing businesses again now. We're already at two hundred and eighty today so clearly. It's not that straightforward. It's a much more. More complex situation you know, how and as I said it's, it's different group of people now because the eysenck domestic, then not needing the hospital beds that were were really ought to pressure in April. When when the when the pandemic was was thought to peaks, actually so it slightly different situation. Now we're now also in a situation and the time when tourism should be really at the heart of what's happening in Japan. We should be in the middle of the Olympics notwithstanding but. The central government has. been trying to boost domestic, tourism. It's come up against some rather understandable opposition hasn't at namely from those who would be receiving visitors from the likes of Tokyo where there. Is this this this outbreak? Absolutely I mean that's a campaign called the go-to travel campaign which the government launched, it was supposed to be August actually that started, but they've brought it forward to twenty second of July which should have been the long weekend that launched the the Olympics. It was supposed to be a holiday weekend. We don't know the Olympics, but we still have the holiday weekend and she. Has Launched his campaign, which will basically encourage people to trouble ever Japan? They'll be heavily subsidized. You've got money back on travel hotels from September. You'll get voucher to spend wherever you go, so it's. It's really encouraging people to move around on the reaction. It'd be very bright, mixed some areas already welcoming it that that very keen to get travelers, but some places. It walked in the north of Japan where they've had no cases. Just said now is not the time, but then don't particularly wanting this to happen, so. It really varies from from prefect prefecture, but I think there's lots of nervousness and I can say that I have traveled a little bit in Japan and the last couple of weeks and I can certainly say that people are not about through to see anyone from Tokyo coming into rural areas at the moment. Even if you're masked up that that very concern Tokyo is, the numbers are much higher than anywhere else and the loss of concerned about people from Tokyo. Particularly traveling around the country, and what is it? Do you think that will reassure people that? There are calls for stronger testing measures and tracing measures to be carried out. Then both like I said that maybe one thing they do is they actually offer free tests? If not reassurance, people you know the to show that these tourists do not have a virus. I think it also shows that the pressure on Shinto be how difficult it will be opened the country up to. International travelers you know all the measurements really hard to persuade people to travel within Japan, so it is difficult, and and you know these number very public, and you know people will see the news today

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Peacock is live: Heres everything you need to know

The 3:59

09:29 min | 3 weeks ago

Peacock is live: Heres everything you need to know

"He caught. The last of the big streaming services has finally launched nationwide, but at joint a crowded room, streaming services, including busy, plus and that Blix. So how does this stack up? I'm Roger, Chang into your daily charge. Beckley I don't have to answer that question because with me. Is Our media expert, John? Salzman and software services. Reviewer Alison. Danisco, welcome both you. Thanks all right so John with you. He is live after having launched in Beta mode to caucus users a couple months ago, so so give us a land now. What is the streaming wards landscape? Look like this is basically the last of the big new services to land at least as far as we know. We had apple and Disney plus come in November than we had depending if you consider it bigger. Bigger not clubby came in April followed by Hbo Max in May, and now finally we have peacock, and it's a little bit different than the rest of those, because it not only is, it has big budget originals big back catalog, like most of those other services do, but it's also doing some other things that are digging a little bit when the others I it has. It's going to have live news. Life sports other sorts of news and sports replays highlights that kind of thing and crucially has a free tear at as a tier with advertising we can watch about two thirds of the catalog just by signing up and not paying anything there are ways you can take out the ads and unlock the full catalogue if you WanNa pay, but having that sort of on ramp that free just sign up and start watching thing. It's something that these other big services in the streets haven't tried yet. Yeah, I would just sort of generally speaking. Have we talked about the free cheering a bit but? In terms of these other players out there have any cover merged as must have service to rebel Netflix's certainly a streaming service, the new streaming service that's landed with the biggest slash by far is Disney plus. One media analyst when it launched last year there was one media analyst and widely followed one who called it one of the greatest product launches of all time. To give you a sense. Track Google search trends around these launch dates, and the Google search trends for Netflix are a good baseline. You know it's established. It's always very popular as a search gives you a good baseline of how other services stack up and people, search addressed most of these other services. They haven't crossed the level of net search interest, even on launch days, whereas Disney plus like quadrupled the amount of Netflix interests on its launch day now it's come down since then, but among these new services Disney is the one to beats, and nobody has even come close so far. Are also you've been testing out the service. How has the experience on Peacock Ben? Overall I've been having a really positive experience with peacock so far to be honest. I wasn't expecting all that much. Since we do already have Sumani streaming services, but the fact that it has this free tier is John mentioned where you can still watch. Tons of movies and TV shows with ADS does make it stand out from competitors like Netflix and Hulu it gives you something for free that similar to say a Pluto TV or a to B, but with this premium streaming. Streaming service interface, so it looks really good, and you also have the opportunity to upgrade if you want to. It's pretty easy to navigate. It has a few quirks, and there are some features that are still missing but overall. It's a solid free surface at launch. If you don't mind watching those ads in terms of that that user experience that the navigation the experience itself. How does it stack up against DISAPP- loss or Netflix's or some other more Polish premium services so in. In my mind, peacock isn't quite trying to be a Netflix or Hulu or HBO Max. It has a similar tile layout, and you can browse things by TV shows and movies and get recommendations, but it's kind of doing something different, and it's probably not going to replace any of those others for you, but it's something you can get for free to have more options. It reminds me a little bit of Amazon prime video in a way like on that one you can get. Get, a lot of shows and movies included as part of your prime subscription, but you'll find others mixed in that. You do have to pay for so on peacock. You'll find some shows with a little purple feather in the corner, which means you have to upgrade premium to watch them, but they're so plenty of free options to. And since we're in this time of economic uncertainty, you know free services a welcome option, even if you don't watch it every single day, right? Joan. Beyond this free tier is there anything else about peacock that makes stand out, or the folks should know about? Yeah, definitely, the frontier is obviously the first thing that people are going to encounter when they try to sign up and they realize they don't have to provide any sort of payment information. Start watching. But beyond that you know. Being in the pandemic, there's a lot of things that peacock wanted to have available right now for its launch that aren't a manifest really until next year or later, for example, the entire reason that it's launching right now in the middle of July is that originally peacock witches, NBC's streaming service thought they'd be able to piggyback on all the interest in the Olympics. That should be happening right now. Is the broadcasting partner for the Olympics in the United States, and so of course everyone remembers every Olympic season how there's just like blanket coverage on NBC. All of NBC's other cable channels. But because we don't have that until next year, that's a huge driver to get people interested and knowledgeable that that the service exists. That just doesn't exist right now. Also their originals. They have nine original series at launch, but just like everybody else all their production of new content. At least any live action content had to be suspended in March, and so they don't have as much in their pipeline. That's going to be ready to release win. They had hoped to release it as have if we weren't in this situation where everybody's lockdown the also could you break down the? Tiers, obviously, there's the free cheer that's at basement. What are you getting with those I? Think there's two different paid tears. He kinda run through them. And you actually get sure so in the free tear you get thirteen thousand hours of TV shows, Movies News Life Sports. Some of the biggest name shows you'll find. There are and Recreation, Thirty Rock, law and order. Order Svu but you know. Some of those are also currently on Netflix and Hulu to so there's some confusion there potentially, and you also know that the office won't be coming to peacock until January when it's calm when his contract with Netflix runs out, but in the meantime you'll also find current episodes of NBC shows one week later on that free tier. In terms of movies, you've got some big slightly older hits like Jurassic Park the Bourne identity, the Matrix and also newer kind of Oscar Z. ones like phantom thread and tally, and so for something. That's free. You'll probably find something. You WanNa Watch, but then you'll also find these two paid tears. One is five dollars a month which gives you access to the full Peacock Library which is about twenty thousand hours of TV, and movies, but you'll still see ads on that one. If you WANNA GO AD free. It costs ten dollars a month and you'll get still get that full libraries well. A few things you'll find on the premium tears, but not the free tier are all of the episodes of peacock originals, the major one launch being brave new world, and you'll also find more new movies and also next day access to new episodes of current. NBC shows one interesting thing that we haven't really seen before is that you'll get early access to some shows like late night with Seth Meyers and the tonight show. Show with Jimmy Fallon the night that they air, so you can watch them at eight PM instead of eleven thirty pm, but that would actually start until those shows are back in the studio and not running from home during the pandemic. Okay We've talked about this before, but they're just too many strips out there. They're all asking for money. Yes, peacock has a free tier, but there's clearly they want people to. Upgrade to these premium tears. How does market support so may services Comey Services? Can a household actually afford to pay for so from the experts that I've talked to and the research that they've been doing? It seems like there's a couple of interesting things going on one is that the total number of streaming services that people are subscribed to and are trying is going up now. That's partially because in the. The pandemic so many entertainment choices that we normally would that normally would keep us from streaming aren't happening right now, and we're all locked up in our homes, and so it's the primary way other than regular TV. Your needs that you would entertain yourself when you're stuck at home anyway, that's to do with it, but even before the pandemic. We were starting to see that all. This wave of new services what starting to tap higher, the amount of services people were trying and also subscribing to. But what we've found in the pandemic from the research that I've seen as that people are also much more willing to cancel subscriptions so. It's mostly price sensitivity factor as you know. Jobless numbers are soaring, and as people are reconsidering howl. They dedicate their money every month. Once they hit the point where a free trial ends or this ends. They're more willing to quit. Because they become more educated on other options that don't require payment that conserve their entertainment needs, you know. Alison, she mentioned to be There's other ones like that. That are free services that peacock sort of straddles the line with people are realizing that they have those options to if they don't WanNa, keep paying

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"olympics" Discussed on Why It Matters

Why It Matters

05:12 min | 3 weeks ago

"olympics" Discussed on Why It Matters

"For many sports, the Olympics is the apex of what they can achieve as athletes, and it's a chance for the world to see incredible incredible athletes out there on the world stage. My name is Julius boy, cough and I. Teach Political Science at Pacific University, Oregon. Professor boy cough has written four books about the Olympics and as it turns out. He's also a former member of the US men's Olympic soccer team. and. That is really why the Olympics have stuck around and Ben so successful. Were it not for the athletes? We wouldn't really have the Olympic Games of course the money shuffle has become a big part of that. We can talk about that later, but for athletes in lesser known sports, sake curling in the Winter Olympics or maybe equestrian or something like that in the Summer Olympics, this is their one chance to make big. Now I think we have to remember that. The Olympics the Olympic Games themselves are a value or ideal driven event. I'm Katherine Moon and I am a professor of political. Science at Wellesley College I study issues related to eastasia particularly the Koreas and I love to talk about culture and values in international politics. As much as we say, it is about pure athleticism and fairer competition. It really was an is about ideals, human, being the human spirit to strive for excellence, and to do once best, and to be proud to be wist others who are excellent in their fields. And I think that's what drives people to go to the Olympics and to watch the Olympics. It's changed my life completely. Cultures and values together. Research big. So. It's July and we were supposed to start watching the summer Olympics in about a week, so what the heck happened! Yeah. The Olympics got corona virus and. They had to push back for a year. When you look back at that moment, there were calls to cancel the Olympics. There were calls to postpone the Olympics and the members of the International Olympic Committee seemed determined to press ahead with the games this at a time when other sports were shutting down, world soccer was shutting down various sports leagues around the world, and yet the International Olympic Committee felt like they needed to press ahead and the real reason why the. International Olympic Committee finally acted was because Canada basically said they were going to do a de facto boycott. If the Games were held in twenty twenty, they were soon followed by. The National Olympic Committees from Australia Portugal Germany, and when that all happened the International Olympic Committee had no choice but to postpone, and that's exactly what they did so now. They're slated for July twenty twenty one. To move has finally been confirmed. The signs are all over Tokyo symbols of what was supposed to be the Japanese revival. A comeback crushed at least for now. We're talking about it. Doesn't it seven years in the making millions of dollars. Two hundred countries at eleven thousand athletes. You can't just pick another date on the calendar. The Olympic Games have only been canceled three times. The first time was in nineteen sixteen during World War One. The second and third time we're in one, thousand, nine, hundred, forty and nineteen, forty, four, due to World War Two. It's still unclear whether the twenty twenty games will become forth historic cancellation. The current plan is to begin them on July Twenty Fourth Two thousand twenty one. But. Many experts are skeptical of this time line, arguing that there is no guarantee that the corona virus will be fully under control in a year. Still the struggle to preserve the twenty twenty games shows just how invested host countries become an success. What's at stake for Japan as the situation plays out. Well Japan has plunged a lot of money and prestige and human capital into making the Games happen if we think back to when they were originally bidding on the Olympics, they said that the entire escapade would cost seven point three billion dollars, but by the time this summer rolled around, they had spent some twenty eight billion dollars, according to an audit by the Japanese government, and so that's four times what they had originally planned postponing means adding anywhere from two to six billion dollars. Those are the best guesses that we have now. So what's at stake for Japan is they've already spent way more money than they expected and now they might not even get the Olympics to actually

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Hey, Remember the Olympics?

Why It Matters

05:12 min | 3 weeks ago

Hey, Remember the Olympics?

"For many sports, the Olympics is the apex of what they can achieve as athletes, and it's a chance for the world to see incredible incredible athletes out there on the world stage. My name is Julius boy, cough and I. Teach Political Science at Pacific University, Oregon. Professor boy cough has written four books about the Olympics and as it turns out. He's also a former member of the US men's Olympic soccer team. and. That is really why the Olympics have stuck around and Ben so successful. Were it not for the athletes? We wouldn't really have the Olympic Games of course the money shuffle has become a big part of that. We can talk about that later, but for athletes in lesser known sports, sake curling in the Winter Olympics or maybe equestrian or something like that in the Summer Olympics, this is their one chance to make big. Now I think we have to remember that. The Olympics the Olympic Games themselves are a value or ideal driven event. I'm Katherine Moon and I am a professor of political. Science at Wellesley College I study issues related to eastasia particularly the Koreas and I love to talk about culture and values in international politics. As much as we say, it is about pure athleticism and fairer competition. It really was an is about ideals, human, being the human spirit to strive for excellence, and to do once best, and to be proud to be wist others who are excellent in their fields. And I think that's what drives people to go to the Olympics and to watch the Olympics. It's changed my life completely. Cultures and values together. Research big. So. It's July and we were supposed to start watching the summer Olympics in about a week, so what the heck happened! Yeah. The Olympics got corona virus and. They had to push back for a year. When you look back at that moment, there were calls to cancel the Olympics. There were calls to postpone the Olympics and the members of the International Olympic Committee seemed determined to press ahead with the games this at a time when other sports were shutting down, world soccer was shutting down various sports leagues around the world, and yet the International Olympic Committee felt like they needed to press ahead and the real reason why the. International Olympic Committee finally acted was because Canada basically said they were going to do a de facto boycott. If the Games were held in twenty twenty, they were soon followed by. The National Olympic Committees from Australia Portugal Germany, and when that all happened the International Olympic Committee had no choice but to postpone, and that's exactly what they did so now. They're slated for July twenty twenty one. To move has finally been confirmed. The signs are all over Tokyo symbols of what was supposed to be the Japanese revival. A comeback crushed at least for now. We're talking about it. Doesn't it seven years in the making millions of dollars. Two hundred countries at eleven thousand athletes. You can't just pick another date on the calendar. The Olympic Games have only been canceled three times. The first time was in nineteen sixteen during World War One. The second and third time we're in one, thousand, nine, hundred, forty and nineteen, forty, four, due to World War Two. It's still unclear whether the twenty twenty games will become forth historic cancellation. The current plan is to begin them on July Twenty Fourth Two thousand twenty one. But. Many experts are skeptical of this time line, arguing that there is no guarantee that the corona virus will be fully under control in a year. Still the struggle to preserve the twenty twenty games shows just how invested host countries become an success. What's at stake for Japan as the situation plays out. Well Japan has plunged a lot of money and prestige and human capital into making the Games happen if we think back to when they were originally bidding on the Olympics, they said that the entire escapade would cost seven point three billion dollars, but by the time this summer rolled around, they had spent some twenty eight billion dollars, according to an audit by the Japanese government, and so that's four times what they had originally planned postponing means adding anywhere from two to six billion dollars. Those are the best guesses that we have now. So what's at stake for Japan is they've already spent way more money than they expected and now they might not even get the Olympics to actually

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"olympics" Discussed on Why It Matters

Why It Matters

05:42 min | 3 weeks ago

"olympics" Discussed on Why It Matters

"I'll be the first to admit that I am not a huge sports fan. I don't follow the NBA and I tend to wander away from the TV during Football Games, but I do love to watch the Olympics, and that's because it's actually super cool to see whole nations rallying behind one team. It becomes something more than a game. It becomes this uniting cultural moment. It's like a global holiday, and so with a little bit of extra couch time on my hands I was very ready to tune into this summer's Tokyo Olympics the perfect distraction. But the July twenty twenty Olympic. Games aren't going to be held this month. They've been postponed by a full year. This decision wasn't made lightly. And in fact, Japan is working around the clock to try to figure out how to keep their games. Despite a global pandemic, it's part of a long story for decades. Just like their athletes. Countries have competed fiercely to host the Games despite mounting evidence that they usually represent a significant financial loss, and that made us ask why, if not money, what's the games offer that so special and worth so much effort I'm Gabrielle Sierra and this is why it matters today, the Olympics soft power and the deep running politics of the World Games. For many sports, the Olympics is the apex of what they can achieve as athletes, and it's a chance for the world to see incredible incredible athletes out there on the world stage. My name is Julius boy, cough and I. Teach Political Science at Pacific University, Oregon. Professor boy cough has written four books about the Olympics and as it turns out. He's also a former member of the US men's Olympic soccer team. and. That is really why the Olympics have stuck around and Ben so successful. Were it not for the athletes? We wouldn't really have the Olympic Games of course the money shuffle has become a big part of that. We can talk about that later, but for athletes in lesser known sports, sake curling in the Winter Olympics or maybe equestrian or something like that in the Summer Olympics, this is their one chance to make big. Now I think we have to remember that. The Olympics the Olympic Games themselves are a value or ideal driven event. I'm Katherine Moon and I am a professor of political. Science at Wellesley College I study issues related to eastasia particularly the Koreas and I love to talk about culture and values in international politics. As much as we say, it is about pure athleticism and fairer competition. It really was an is about ideals, human, being the human spirit to strive for excellence, and to do once best, and to be proud to be wist others who are excellent in their fields. And I think that's what drives people to go to the Olympics and to watch the Olympics. It's changed my life completely. Cultures and values together. Research big. So. It's July and we were supposed to start watching the summer Olympics in about a week, so what the heck happened! Yeah. The Olympics got corona virus and. They had to push back for a year. When you look back at that moment, there were calls to cancel the Olympics. There were calls to postpone the Olympics and the members of the International Olympic Committee seemed determined to press ahead with the games this at a time when other sports were shutting down, world soccer was shutting down various sports leagues around the world, and yet the International Olympic Committee felt like they needed to press ahead and the real reason why the. International Olympic Committee finally acted was because Canada basically said they were going to do a de facto boycott. If the Games were held in twenty twenty, they were soon followed by. The National Olympic Committees from Australia Portugal Germany, and when that all happened the International Olympic Committee had no choice but to postpone, and that's exactly what they did so now. They're slated for July twenty twenty one. To move has finally been confirmed. The signs are all over Tokyo symbols of what was supposed to be the Japanese revival. A comeback crushed at least for now. We're talking about it. Doesn't it seven years in the making millions of dollars. Two hundred countries at eleven thousand athletes. You can't just pick another date on the calendar. The Olympic Games have only been canceled three times. The first time was in nineteen sixteen during World War One. The second and third time we're in one, thousand, nine, hundred, forty and nineteen, forty, four, due to World War Two. It's still unclear whether the twenty twenty games will become forth historic cancellation. The current plan is to begin them on July Twenty Fourth Two thousand twenty one. But. Many experts are skeptical of this time line, arguing that there is no guarantee that the corona virus will be fully under control in a year. Still the struggle to preserve the twenty twenty games shows just how invested host countries become an success.

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Remember the Olympics?

Why It Matters

05:42 min | 3 weeks ago

Remember the Olympics?

"I'll be the first to admit that I am not a huge sports fan. I don't follow the NBA and I tend to wander away from the TV during Football Games, but I do love to watch the Olympics, and that's because it's actually super cool to see whole nations rallying behind one team. It becomes something more than a game. It becomes this uniting cultural moment. It's like a global holiday, and so with a little bit of extra couch time on my hands I was very ready to tune into this summer's Tokyo Olympics the perfect distraction. But the July twenty twenty Olympic. Games aren't going to be held this month. They've been postponed by a full year. This decision wasn't made lightly. And in fact, Japan is working around the clock to try to figure out how to keep their games. Despite a global pandemic, it's part of a long story for decades. Just like their athletes. Countries have competed fiercely to host the Games despite mounting evidence that they usually represent a significant financial loss, and that made us ask why, if not money, what's the games offer that so special and worth so much effort I'm Gabrielle Sierra and this is why it matters today, the Olympics soft power and the deep running politics of the World Games. For many sports, the Olympics is the apex of what they can achieve as athletes, and it's a chance for the world to see incredible incredible athletes out there on the world stage. My name is Julius boy, cough and I. Teach Political Science at Pacific University, Oregon. Professor boy cough has written four books about the Olympics and as it turns out. He's also a former member of the US men's Olympic soccer team. and. That is really why the Olympics have stuck around and Ben so successful. Were it not for the athletes? We wouldn't really have the Olympic Games of course the money shuffle has become a big part of that. We can talk about that later, but for athletes in lesser known sports, sake curling in the Winter Olympics or maybe equestrian or something like that in the Summer Olympics, this is their one chance to make big. Now I think we have to remember that. The Olympics the Olympic Games themselves are a value or ideal driven event. I'm Katherine Moon and I am a professor of political. Science at Wellesley College I study issues related to eastasia particularly the Koreas and I love to talk about culture and values in international politics. As much as we say, it is about pure athleticism and fairer competition. It really was an is about ideals, human, being the human spirit to strive for excellence, and to do once best, and to be proud to be wist others who are excellent in their fields. And I think that's what drives people to go to the Olympics and to watch the Olympics. It's changed my life completely. Cultures and values together. Research big. So. It's July and we were supposed to start watching the summer Olympics in about a week, so what the heck happened! Yeah. The Olympics got corona virus and. They had to push back for a year. When you look back at that moment, there were calls to cancel the Olympics. There were calls to postpone the Olympics and the members of the International Olympic Committee seemed determined to press ahead with the games this at a time when other sports were shutting down, world soccer was shutting down various sports leagues around the world, and yet the International Olympic Committee felt like they needed to press ahead and the real reason why the. International Olympic Committee finally acted was because Canada basically said they were going to do a de facto boycott. If the Games were held in twenty twenty, they were soon followed by. The National Olympic Committees from Australia Portugal Germany, and when that all happened the International Olympic Committee had no choice but to postpone, and that's exactly what they did so now. They're slated for July twenty twenty one. To move has finally been confirmed. The signs are all over Tokyo symbols of what was supposed to be the Japanese revival. A comeback crushed at least for now. We're talking about it. Doesn't it seven years in the making millions of dollars. Two hundred countries at eleven thousand athletes. You can't just pick another date on the calendar. The Olympic Games have only been canceled three times. The first time was in nineteen sixteen during World War One. The second and third time we're in one, thousand, nine, hundred, forty and nineteen, forty, four, due to World War Two. It's still unclear whether the twenty twenty games will become forth historic cancellation. The current plan is to begin them on July Twenty Fourth Two thousand twenty one. But. Many experts are skeptical of this time line, arguing that there is no guarantee that the corona virus will be fully under control in a year. Still the struggle to preserve the twenty twenty games shows just how invested host countries become an success.

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When Zina Speaks, You Listen

The Body Serve

05:58 min | Last month

When Zina Speaks, You Listen

"Hi everyone welcome back to the body. Serve I'm James. I'm Jonathan. We, have something very exciting today. This is kind of a surprise episode for you all and it is something that we have never done. We have had players on the show before little cute, little ten fifteen minute segments, but we've never had a former player. Sit Down with us today. The Legend Zina garrison sat down with us for an extended chat about her career about being an African American woman and tennis about today's. Today's game and just took us through some of the highlights and some of the insight. She's gained in her illustrious career, on-court and off court. We've been hoping to get this interview for a while, but the timing really couldn't have been any better in doing it. No, because today when you're it well, it's yesterday for us today. When this episode is released will be the thirtieth anniversary to the day of ladies e making. Making the Wimbledon final in one thousand nine hundred beating Monica Selous snapping a S- Thirty six match win streak in the quarter-finals beating number one Steffi Graf in the semi-finals Steffi who had reached the previous thirteen Grand Slam finals, and then playing Martinez to love in the final. We talk about healthy Gibson. XENA had a personal relationship with her. One of the stories that you've probably heard a lot of recently. Is that out? Out the Gibson was in the locker room at Wimbledon right before that that final in one thousand, nine hundred, talking about champagne, maybe adding little pressure, but it's a amazing to see these two generations of pioneering players end up in the same police at that one moment. Zena is unfiltered. She tells you what she's thinking. She says on the show that I don't always talk often, but when I do you know it's important. Aside from her Wimbledon final which you've heard a lot about recently Zina. Garrison is an Olympic gold medalist in doubles with Pam. Shriver and one thousand, nine hundred eighty eight Seoul Games. She is the bronze medalist in singles at those same games. She made the quarterfinals or better at a major fifteen times. She won three grand. Slam mixed doubles titles to at Wimbledon One Australia fourteen time WTI tight list. She is one half of the first ever all. All black WTI final in one, thousand, nine, hundred, six ECKERD, open and the court. She was the USA team captain at the two thousand eight Olympics, she was fed cup. Coach for a number of years and the founder of the Zina Garrison. Academy, which has talked literally tens of thousands of children in Houston to play tennis. The work that Xena has done over the decades with her academy is so phenomenal, and as you can imagine, these are very. Times for all kinds of businesses let alone not for profits, and if you are able to please consider donating to Zina's academy. Zina garrison dot org and make a donation. To to help the kids in Houston continued to get such fabulous instruction free of charge, yet is important to mention perhaps as a preamble to this episode a prologue you can listen to our previous episode on Zina Garrison, which was entitled Wiggle at Legs Zeno, we do ask Xena how we got started in this interview. That's a little bit of supplemental listening. But for now here's our chat with Zina and we hope you enjoy it. Thank you so much. For chatting with us now, no, no problems China stat of this Houston Corona. We don't have it's been really bad here so I was just GonNa ask. How's everything going there? Now we're have had major spikes, so it's GonNa be interesting. So, you mostly staying inside Kinda minding your business. Yeah, not really bad allergies, too so they had the African dust here last week, so when trying to be a net again. Thanks for doing this just a little bit of a preamble as to how we were kinda hoping to do it. We're just GONNA. Run through a few things of your career and get your reaction to it possibly. A Tang into some of the stuff that we may have talked about on the previous that we did as well are you guys seem like you know me so well I. Do. Now Want WanNa. Hear it from you. You've been getting so much press this last month because of the thirtieth anniversary of your Wimbledon final. Did this catch you off guard? Yeah, did really kick me off guard for for two reasons first of all that it was. It's been thirty years like I. You know. It just blew my mind that it's been that long and then the other thing is that so many people had been talking about. Remember. When it was all happening and you know one of my friends. Even call and she's like you're. tweeting on twitter and I'm like what? And so funny because my phone have been going up but I didn't. Never really happens. I didn't really know what was going on. Sounds pretty cool, so this is the first time then that you're just minding your own business, and you're just brought back into tennis because of your career because of social media. Yeah, it's not what ends one guy from England that Chris Ghosn. He always puts stats on there, and so you know sometimes he'll you know bring? He makes me I tell him all the time. He keeps me relevant, but he comes up with these stats out of nowhere in plug. This one just kind of took off so I think because they don't have one with him right now. It's you know it's. It's an people's line because this is the time so.

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"olympics" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"olympics" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"How. You're starting to make me near starting to influence me. Maybe it is better as an Olympic sport as an Olympic style thing, because that's what the Olympics does. It says we don't have one competition. We have track and we have swimming, and we have multiple competitions in each of those east sports isn't a sport. It's multiple sports. Maybe there needs to be an e sports Olympics. It's maybe shouldn't be part of the normal Olympics. But but but that that's scale that you're talking about. The only thing that similar to it are the Olympics and things like the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games, etc. But now you have the other issue of how do you divide teams. Because right now, each word is run by like its own little Eastham conduct. Then for over once you have things that are based our franchise system, but then for counter strike teams that are a little more distributed. In some cases, when you'd have national, you'd have national committees for the sports Olympics that would pull the plug just like you do for hockey and swimming and everything like your overhead. It does not currently exist. You know, it's a lot of stuff that has to would have to be built and that is a question of, would it be worth it for Eastport? Do I do like the idea of an ovum picks of sports? I think that's where I met. It's not a World Cup. You can have a World Cup for CS go. You can have a World Cup the of the international already, right? You know, like that that exists, but maybe there should be like every four years ago during v athletes in what to ply, their game of of a favor. And it shouldn't be part of the international Olympics because it has different needs..

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"olympics" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

03:01 min | 2 years ago

"olympics" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"They're not career ending in that same fence what there is a whole conversation. Behead. Some folks in our chat room are having this conversation right now, but whether e sports is in fact an Olympic sport, right? You don't have auto racing in the Olympics because not trying to step on auto racing fans toes, but it doesn't fit the definition of of of the physical sport that the Olympics has decided to put out. There. So I can see an argument along those lines to say, hey, it's a great competition. It's a great sport. It's not an Olympic sport that would be fine. But that's not what Bach was say. We can have that discussion, but that's no, he was saying the problem was, these are killer games. And honestly, I mean, legal legends arena, valor, baby class Royal the only ones even close to that and they're not. And they're, they're fantasy. So. Yeah, it's very hard to have a real world equivalence to that sort of match. You could make kind of some are comparisons and possibly come up with some sort of real world fantasy playground. That would be very expensive to Kenner, which would be really fun, but also still not an Olympic sport. 'cause I very highly technical, but I, I don't know if I'm a former internationally petted Bassey and I chase the Olympics for many, many years. I also look at games. I've been appointing on them for most of my life. I don't know if I want these two together. I think that eastwards world is growing, just fine. Hunt zone doesn't need the scene. And if it's such a complicated, mainly force has reached its own legitimacy does not need the approval, these other bodies. And while I think that may be what the Olympics risks is pushing exports into making a decision that is good for east sports, not so good for. The Olympics, right? You can argue and I think I think you you do sorta hit on the head like it's not obvious that these belong in the Olympics and east sports is doing fine on its own. A World Cup of east sports makes perfect sense, right. A world championship of east ports are, if not a World Cup makes perfect sense. In some ways, to my mind, it makes more sense than including it in even the Asian Games is certainly if not the Olympics. Because again, we don't. We don't have poker in the Olympics. So should we have hearth stone in the Olympics. And every sports has its own mega event. How do you know something like the international alongside something like Yvo, he's are different crowds with different time requirements for matches with different obligations in so like international, you're feeling these stadiums endlessly is huge lines. How do you for most events like that together? How do you manage a hotel? How do you get everybody who's game city on the scale of this is so huge for each individual resort? How can you mostly like six of these events together at once..

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"olympics" Discussed on WEEI

WEEI

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"olympics" Discussed on WEEI

"David on stealing your thunder on this i'm taking the knack you as women will win more medals than us men at a winter olympics for the first time in twenty years how far have women comm what are we seeing what i'd like to point out so at one fact from real which was that uh i i compiled a list of all the metal one by african american women and of african american women had been a a nation at the real olympics they would have finished in sixth place even though by population they were sixty seven and i wish that had gotten more attention he had to take my fat he did what he was not happy with me giving the fact jason he had to make sure that he asked me but i do know you by another fact this one is more yours brought to you by divi you by while i and a handful the day will add my factor and a half of the day is at this point in the olympics the russians have more positive doping tests than than they have gold medals talk bobby really love that ban they they're gonna win another one in in men's ice hockey as we heard and to fix while the examerican a wins in parallel giant slalom they'll match their toll free from vancouver excellent david collagen's he rooting against the olympic athletes from russia four doping thank you okay whoa round today jaguar we return you're listening to your exclusive coverage of young jiggle olympics on westwood one.

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"olympics" Discussed on WEEI

WEEI

02:24 min | 2 years ago

"olympics" Discussed on WEEI

"So team usa the practicing been prepping been planning for this moment for john schuster banned he's had to have dreamed about it the two previous olympics escapes submission shots bad experiences says he was on the cash to would have olympics started having games ago fish and the us to the gold medal hey in we see the story with american trolling history to play first time jason napper the call on nbc and they will play opposite of sweden later on today young jiang dave fifteen is welcome you back to the show on westwood one jason horwitz laurel going to be sure to see the world's best and see the world at its best hits the 2018 winter olympics live coast to coast every night only on nbc and that includes the curling gold medal match jason nap and kevin martin who is one of the analyst for nbc calling curling twotime medalist fourteen canada the gold in vancouver the silver in salt lake city and he's good enough to join us today in pyongyang how are you kevin power to repay so put in perspective for us how unlikely it is to go from to win four were the united states was after six matches two beating canada to reach the gold medal match a highly unlikely but uh john schuster and and the teamwork two and four the they looked uncomfortable they weren't make you bring these shops john schuster uh just didn't seem like himself and do you can almost write them off and then all of a sudden the next day comes and this new john schuster walks on the ice shoots ninety percent luke grew is the king forward takes control of the kien it's it was a complete turnaround for the entire group team of we're always behind them because all these you have this this new leader that it's running this whirlwind training and they go on this rise it's unbelievable and they find themselves earned the gold medal gain lunda it is amazing story and and really is quite are to abacha pal you can turn a team around like.

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"olympics" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"olympics" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"No no he had a scott hamilton story because oh that's under here would we had they have the olympics and after the olympics were over they would have like an exhibition maybe they still do we're all the skaters have go out and there was no pressure and they would i'll just do different routines or whatever and i think it was the guy's name victor pushing go over some russell russia who was the and he did some like you know quintupled jumper something it wasn't even for competition just for show and scott hamilton was like mixer put that thing away jump away like this whole that out well easy scott that that's a put that think away became a joke for us take away but that they way no no not irregular irregular oh man so they have the widow olympics back i wish there is every three years ago i know nobody wants to host it but every three years would be great well that's the other funny thing there they were talking about wire the next three olympic in asia yeah and they were like well in twenty twenty two for the winter olympics but one of the big countries that bid to bidders kosic style and china us is it carol anywhere bore atlas had big so they literally bit us the olympics they're placed house extorting has an economy like the size of trenton new jersey no yeah they can't host the olympics in kazakhstan but like china help us out here and they're like sure why not it out and then there's nobody apparently has bid on the twenty twenty six olympics just put it in aspen.

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"olympics" Discussed on WEEI

WEEI

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"olympics" Discussed on WEEI

"Necessary evil to stay up there and keep my position the ark of your last four years is pretty estonian from swine flu to the silver medal can you frame what these four years mean now that you have a metal around your neck i keep on getting asked about the sorin for and i'm actually happy that i am because i have news is that the kid who got swine flu missed the olympics he's a long longgang story has no effect on the more on the kid that came across adversity and now i'm a silver olympic medallist your families here you spent a lot of time in korea training to spend a lot of time in the netherlands training as well your mom basically jumped over a row seats in salt lake city when he qualified for the olympics can you give our audience an idea how much your family has been such a an integral part of this voyage i mean ever since olympic trials i've been really hitting home the fact about how like what a large part of the story of my family has den i've never seen a family like us committed compassionate for their sons as much as mine has and again i'm just so excited to see them afterwards because all the decisions adversities we've had to come through over the last four years this this medal signifies that we were right we did the right thing so i mean that i mean obviously the metal is the greatest victory but just knowing that i did the right thing that's i mean so much better pretty awesome stuff right there he does have one more race to come notching you as they didn't qualify for the eighth final in the men's five thousand meter relay but they will race in the b final for fits sixth or seventh place in the event the nadal come up coming up on day thirteen of competition by when we return of first for great britain in winter olympics history and it happened in skeleton.

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"olympics" Discussed on WEEI

WEEI

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"olympics" Discussed on WEEI

"Love being around him meet some at the ap on chang olympic games american figure skater nathan channel rally from a difficult short programme with a historic free skate that included an olympic record six completed quadruple jumps the 18yearold twotime us champion fell on all his jumps in his short programme but in the free skating nailed nearly every element to ultimately finished fifth overall from an 18yearold to a 17yearold american goldmedal winner red gerard joint golik in wing go walker's through your mind set your mentality before that final run the gotcha the gold yeah yeah for sure it's been a great day wanna uh it was just wow um the first two runs it was a really windy days the first your onto windows blown super our family got a little break in the third on that just kinda you know i say going into all those contests i just really wanted to ladder on and it just ended up working out for me yeah so there and i was just talking about that red there's there's land a run and then there's you know you you look at someone like chloe kim who is your age what someone who had thirteen was too young to make the olympics even though she could have the expectation was for her to win but it wasn't with you so i guess that's the mindset we're we're looking at right now is you're just looking to have a good run in next thing you know you have gold around your neck so kinda take us through that of your exxpected watch what was your expectation when you've got to the two said these olympics i mean that every caucus i managed to set up like a shadow landed undeniable also um i just looked to make final cement after that i mean i'm kallay with everything and i tried to think of those things say too much um i mean i just elected area made finals i'm i'm on pretty good so uh i don't know after that it's i don't yeah i just want to.

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"olympics" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"olympics" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour

"Watts these things play out in the game did not find that just as inching as the sports himself yeah i think that's right stephen what kind of olympics viewer are you i am an olympics viewer who for the first few days focuses heavily on suspension of cynicism then for the days and days thereafter i'm like soap style it doesn't take we actually that long to get there this but the cynicism is constantly bubbling under i mean i think that nbc as a as a network is a very frustrating conduit through which to view the olympics and i we say this every time there is an olympics there's always a certain level of but they focus too heavily on american athletes oh my god during that opening ceremony the non stop filling the air we got to watch it on you as the venue they they actually at one point said to watch this without commentary that they've they clearly had gotten a memo is not v mumia and and i thought you know i wanna watch it with less common i don't want to watch it would completely devoid of contacts it's fine with me if they you know when they wanna drop those things that are like this is the only athlete from this country or back door exact know like a little factory way like you know this is the first time this country is sent anyone to the winter at lloyds look i'm not necessarily gonna know that that's great but it's the stuff that like i was describing to steven earlier as like katie couric reading wicket pedia i don't necessarily leave that party this is laurie embassy olympics dot com works pretty well because that is just uh during the opening ceremony there were a little bobble you little facto it's coming up and you could tarnish undof yeah which is really the only way i got through it because i mean let's talk about the opening ceremony i mean the drones were cool i guess.

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"olympics" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"olympics" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour

"You can watch these things play out in the game did not find that just as engine as the sports himself yeah i think that's right stephen what kind of olympics viewer are you i am an olympics viewer who for the first few days focuses heavily on suspension of cynicism then for the days and days thereafter i'm like slobs style it doesn't take we actually that long to get there this put the cynicism is constantly bubbling under i mean i think that nbc as a as a network is a very frustrating conduit through which to view the olympics and i we say this every time there is an olympics there's always a certain level of but they focused too heavily on american athletes oh my god during that opening ceremony the non stop filling the air got to watch it on you as the venue they they actually at one point said to watch this without commentary they've they clearly had gotten a memo with not v here and and i thought you know i wanna watch it with less i don't want to watch it completely devoid of context it's fine with me if they you know when they want to drop those things that are like this is the only athlete from this country hitlerarafat toy exact like a little facto i've that's like you know this is the first time this country is sent anyone to the winter allies like i'm not necessarily gonna know that that's great but it's the stuff that like i was describing to steven earlier as like katie couric reading wicked pedia i don't necessarily leave that party this is laurie embassy olympics dot com works pretty well because that is just a during the opening ceremony there were a little bubble you little facto it's coming up and you could turn the sound off yeah which is really the only way got through it because i mean let's talk about the opening ceremony i mean the drones were cool i guess.

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"olympics" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"olympics" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour

"You can watch these things play out in the game did not find that just as engine as the sports himself yeah i think that's right stephen what kind of olympics viewer are you i am an olympics viewer who for the first few days focuses heavily on suspension of cynicism then for the days and days thereafter i'm like slobs style it doesn't take we actually that long to get there this put the cynicism is constantly bubbling under i mean i think that nbc as a as a network is a very frustrating conduit through which to view the olympics and i we say this every time there is an olympics there's always a certain level of but they focused too heavily on american athletes oh my god during that opening ceremony the non stop filling the air got to watch it on you as the venue they they actually at one point said to watch this without commentary they've they clearly had gotten a memo with not v here and and i thought you know i wanna watch it with less i don't want to watch it completely devoid of context it's fine with me if they you know when they want to drop those things that are like this is the only athlete from this country hitlerarafat toy exact like a little facto i've that's like you know this is the first time this country is sent anyone to the winter allies like i'm not necessarily gonna know that that's great but it's the stuff that like i was describing to steven earlier as like katie couric reading wicked pedia i don't necessarily leave that party this is laurie embassy olympics dot com works pretty well because that is just a during the opening ceremony there were a little bubble you little facto it's coming up and you could turn the sound off yeah which is really the only way got through it because i mean let's talk about the opening ceremony i mean the drones were cool i guess.

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"olympics" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"olympics" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour

"I would share into range of responses to share any podium with thanks for having me absolutely it's always a pleasure i do want to say you know here we are we're talking technically speaking about sports and yet with us in the studio his our buddy glen weldon who doesn't watch sports is oh correct nope and i was going to recuse myself from this episode because uh and occurred but sports i don't care about the olympics never have never will uh but then i remembered like you know this is a cultural phenomenon international an inescapable cultural phenomenon and my people should be represented firmly believe that the people who don't care about the olympics at hanoi's in people i mean people who don't care about the exactly well and like olympics resistance is a thing you now they're all kinds of stories that are like white to watch instead of the olympics and if you were not watching further this show would you watch anything no now celebrity big brother now if i'm not going to show up for horror for the summer olympics which i don't which at least meet the halfway 'cause i was a competitive summer for a while and there is rampant shirtless in it yeah yeah not showing up for the winter olympic where you take all those beautiful body tasked up into pockets the affects yeah lights tights gone on as tighter sledriding there's hurst tight and other where you get me interested in sport is not by adding a thin slice of jingoism sentimentality and then make it in his capable that's not how you get me but there are stuff i like about the winter olympics but we'll get to those had been sam are you an olympics watcher i am so i got to cover the social impacts i was the producer for the npr team out there and i'd always watched it but after the in there to cover it it just kind of like made me respect the entire thing that much more because it is so hard to pull one of these things off mmhmm i can't overstate how massive the endeavour is like you get there and you're like where's the olympic village and there's like seventeen because everything spread out there were times in soji where to get from our media room to some of it we have to take an hour long train then another bus.

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"olympics" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour

02:05 min | 2 years ago

"olympics" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour

"I would share ancient range of responses to the left share any podium with you thanks for having me absolutely it's always a pleasure i do want to say you know here we are were talking technically speaking about sports and yet with us in the studio his our buddy glenn weldon who doesn't watch sports is oh correct nope and i was going to recuse myself from this episode because at agape about sports i don't care about the olympics never have never will uh but then i remembered like no this is a cultural phenomenon international an inescapable cultural phenomenon and my people should be represented yeah firmly believe that the people who don't care about the orbit had a voice in the people i mean people who don't care about the exactly well and like olympics resistance is a thing you now they're all kinds of stories that are like why to watch instead of the olympics and if you were not watching further this show would you watch anything no now celebrity big brother now if i'm not going to show up for horror for the summer olympics which i don't which at least meeting halfway because i was a competitive summer for a while and there is rampant shirtless in it yeah i am not showing up for the winter olympic where you take all those beautiful body tasked up into pockets the ethics yeah onsite sister tights gone on as entire sledriding there's first tight and other where you give me interested in sport is not by adding a thin slice of jingoism hand sentimentality and then make it in his capable that's not how you get me but there are stuff i like about the wear olympics but we'll get to those had been how sam are you an olympics watcher i am so i got to cover this og olympics i was the producer for the npr team out there and i'd always watched it but after the in there to cover it it just kind of like made me respect the entire thing that much more because it is so hard to pull one of these things off who i can't overstate how massive the endeavour is like you get there and you're like where's the olympic village and there's like seventeen because everything spread out there were times in soji where to get from our media room to some of it.

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"olympics" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"olympics" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour

"I would share ancient range of responses to the electric chair any podium with you thanks for having me absolutely it's always a pleasure i do want to say you know here we are were talking technically speaking about sports and yet with us in the studio his our buddy glenn weldon who doesn't watch sports is oh correct nope and i was going to recuse myself from this episode because at agape about sports and a care about the olympics never have never will uh but then i remembered like know this is a cultural phenomenon an international an inescapable cultural phenomenon and my people should be represented yeah firmly believed that the people who don't care about the olympics had had hanoi's in people i mean people who don't care about the well and like olympics resistance is a thing you know they're all kinds of stories that are like what to watch instead of the olympics new if you were not watching for this show would you watch anything no no celebrity big brother now if i'm not going to show up for horror for the summer olympics which i don't which at least make the halfway because i was a competitive summer for a while and there is rampant shirtless not showing up for the winter olympic where you take all those beautiful body asked up into parkas he ethics yeah lights sister tights gone as entire citing there's first tight and other way you get me interested in sport is not by adding a thin slice of jingoism sentimentality and then make it in his capable that's not how you get me but there are stuff i like about the olympics but we'll get to those have been sam are you an olympics watcher i am so i got to cover this og olympics i was the producer for the npr team out there and i'd always watched it but after.

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"olympics" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"olympics" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

"Any web enable device that's a phone as a laptop or even a old computer monitor you got to do krone guys i don't know but if his webenabled and as video you can get it there and they even have nutritional programs to check out too because a movie eating caesar solid is not ineffective nutrition plan so there's no excuses any more to ignore your health and not take it seriously because they are hooking desite gang up with a free trial membership just text tdc to thirty thirty thirty and you will get on adulterated access to their entire platform for f r e free just text tdc to thirty thirty thirty and we are back and it is time for us to check in with the winter olympics and we have in studio our olympic correspondent sophie liquor men sophie what's going on over there in korea you're in career right you should come asia talk a little bit like life yes jack i'm out here in the winter actually don't do that so if he's here in studio with us she did spend a lot of her weekend watching the olympics for us and she has some highlights we want to go over with her but first we weren't talk about the big story is that apparently the opening ceremonies were hacked yeah they got they got hacked right before the whole started the thing rail even understand that sentence while allow me to explain why so apparently by over the weekend the olympic organizers did confirm that they were investigating a cyber attack because a lot of things like their it system started failing right before the opening ceremony so like display monitor shutting down the wifi got taken down the official website where people were going to print their tickets was a completely disabled for a little bit and also while they don't say this is connected there was supposed to be a like planned live drones show read that they couldn't do now intel they fear of adverse scenery they said it was quote too many spectators standing in the area where the live drones show was supposed to take place okay so i think you might have known as the opening ceremonies that you were dealing with this but again look bacon say that so again.

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"olympics" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

01:58 min | 2 years ago

"olympics" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

"Get your podcast and learn more at stuff double your mind dot com and we are back and uh it is time for us to check in with the winter olympics and we have in studio our olympic correspondent sophie liquor men sophie what's going on over there in korea you're in korea right you should may should talk a little bit like life yes jack i'm out here in the winter actually don't do that that's fine soviets here in studio with us she did spend a lot of her weekend watching the olympics for us and she has some highlights we want to go over with her but first we weren't talk about the big story is that apparently the opening ceremonies were hacked yeah they got they got hacked right before the whole started the thing rail even understand that sentence while allow me to explain why so apparently by over the weekend the olympic organizers did confirm that they were investigating a cyber attack because a lot of things like their it system started failing right before the opening ceremony so like display monitor shutting down the wifi got taken down the official website where people were going to print their tickets was a completely disabled for a little bit and also while they don't say this was connected there was supposed to be a like planned live drones show read that they couldn't do now intel they earlier on average scenery link they said it was quote too many spectators standing in the area where the live drones show was supposed to take place okay so i think you might have known as the opening ceremonies that you were dealing with this but again lic bacon say that so again it was easy for them to cancel it because they also had in the bank a prerecorded drone show yet fucking amusing like i my blown yeah i still think that's one of the coolest things i've seen this year as they have like all these drones i think it was like 1200.

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