Ideology and the Olympics
On front pages around the world, let the games begin
Police fire tear gas at angry mobs outside Olympic opening ceremony as anti-Games demos hit cities across Brazil Daily Mail
Website of real MEdiaDragon note: Rather than suffering through broadcasters butchering the schedule, this Olympiad Australian sports fans can watch whatever they like live from Rio. ..
* Olympic scandal! Moroccan Olympic boxer arrested for sexual assault. [Huffington Post]
A nice feature at the Literary Hub, where they have 20 Writers From Around the World on the Olympics.
Greatly varying levels of sports-enthusiasm and awareness/knowledge, but still quite interesting
“The Washington Post will leverage artificial intelligence technology to report key information from the 2016 Rio Olympics, including results of medal events. “Heliograf,” which was developed in-house, automatically generates short multi-sentence updates for readers. These updates will appear in The Post’s live blog, on Twitter at @WPOlympicsbot, and are accessible via The Post’s Olympics skill on Alexa-enabled devices and The Post’s bot for Messenger.”
Unless you’ve bought an official sponsorship, for your business to so much as mention the upcoming Olympics on social media “can be like doing the 100-yard dash through a minefield.” The rules warn non-sponsors not to “create social media posts that are Olympic themed… or congratulate Olympic performance” even if you have sponsored individual hopefuls, wish luck, use phrases like “go for the gold” or “let the games begin,” report Olympic results, host Olympic-themed team-building exercises for your employees, or “share anything from official Olympics social media accounts. Even retweets are prohibited.” [AdWeek] - An Incomplete List of Why Nobody Really Gives a Shit About the Olympics Anymore.
The Rio Games launched with a flamboyant spectacle headlined by supermodel Gisele Bundchen as a doom-laden Olympic build-up gave way to an energetic party atmosphere at the fabled Maracana stadium.
Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony live
Ledecky, Shattering Records and Winning Gold, Has Big Law Ties [Am Law Daily]
Am Law Daily, Law Bloggers sending a message for the Ledecky family: “We are proud to call David a Kirkland alum, and thrilled to see Katie continuing to win gold medals and break world records!”
Three products that Rio is selling to keep everyone young :-)
1987 (purchased by Proctor and Gamble in 2008) and was developed by founder, Eva (Hlavackova) aka Graham, after experiencing thinning hair following the birth of her first child.... Vitamin E penetrates deep into damaged skin and stimulates new collagen – a protein which makes skin appear plump and firm. It's all the rage in beauty circles, made popular when a 2009 study stated that "applying non-prescription Vitamin E to your skin caused a 60% reduction in fine lines and wrinkles". This is why Declatone is so effective: it's one of the few products on the market that