Olympics http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22479/all en Branded clothes come under scrutiny in London Olympics flap http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/london-olympics-organizers-may-ban-spectators-wearing-wron In the latest in a series of advertising kerfuffles at the London Olympics, Olympic Delivery Chairman Lord Sebastian Coe admitted yesterday on BBC Radio 4's Today program that spectators wearing branded clothes wouldn't be allowed entry - a statement the organizing committee clarified in the face of public dismay. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/london-olympics-organizers-may-ban-spectators-wearing-wron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> London Olympics World At Play GlobalPost Blogs Sat, 21 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5712907 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwanese flag pulled from Olympic display in Central London due to Chinese complaint http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/taiwanese-flag-pulled-olympic-display-central-london-due-c A Taiwanese flag has been pulled from an Olympic games display in Central London due to Chinese complain, reported the Evening Standard - the latest diplomatic snafu for a Games that has yet to officially begin. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/taiwanese-flag-pulled-olympic-display-central-london-due-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Olympics Taiwan Asia-Pacific World At Play China GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:20:44 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5713592 at http://www.globalpost.com Beijing's Olympic stadiums are wasting away http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120726/beijing-olympics-stadiums We may have to add China to the list of Olympic hosts that got a raw deal. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120726/beijing-olympics-stadiums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China economy Olympics Travel/Tourism Business China Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:08:00 +0000 Gus Lubin, Business Insider 5713616 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korea given right to broadcast Olympic games http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/north-korea-given-right-broadcast-olympic-games North Korea has been given the right to broadcast the Olympic games by the Asia- Pacific Broadcasting Union and Korea Broadcasting System, reported AFP today.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/north-korea-given-right-broadcast-olympic-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North Korea Olympics Asia-Pacific World At Play GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:05:30 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5713698 at http://www.globalpost.com Radical Muslim group calls off Opening Ceremony protest at Olympics, warns campaign is not over http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/120727/radical-muslim-group-calls-opening-ceremony-protest-a A radical Muslim group called off a plan to protest the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympic games, reported Reuters this evening, claiming that police had told them to hold off. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/120727/radical-muslim-group-calls-opening-ceremony-protest-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics Europe World At Play United Kingdom GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:19:13 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5713883 at http://www.globalpost.com NBC Fail? Network's coverage of London Olympics garners widespread social media scorn http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/hilarious-reactions-bad-nbc-coverage NBC has something of a public image problem these Olympic Games. From the huge time delay between the Opening Ceremony actually happening and Americans actually getting to see it, to not-exactly-informed-commentary from NBC's presenters, to the draconian Twitter suspension of a vocal critic of NBC's coverage — well, it's been a tough week. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/hilarious-reactions-bad-nbc-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics Twitter World At Play GlobalPost Blogs Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:20:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5714329 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian Olympic volleyball coach dies of unexplained causes in Croatia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/120829/russian-olympic-volleyball-coach-dies-unexplained-cau In a disturbing footnote to the just-ended London Olympic Games, Reuters reports that 43-year-old Sergei Ovchinnikov, Russia's women's volleyball coach, has died. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/120829/russian-olympic-volleyball-coach-dies-unexplained-cau" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics World At Play GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:48:52 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5717576 at http://www.globalpost.com Chatter: Olympic hero turns murder suspect http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-olympic-hero-turns-murder-suspect South Africa's own "Blade Runner" is arrested for alleged murder, the euro zone gets serious with recession, two of the world's top airlines pair up, and we bring you Valentines from around the world.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-olympic-hero-turns-murder-suspect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics Sports Chatter South Africa Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:16:34 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5755360 at http://www.globalpost.com "James Bond" stuntman dies in wingsuit accident http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130815/james-bond-stuntman-dies-wingsuit-accident Olympics stuntman Mark Sutton died in Switzerland in a wing-diving incident on Wednesday, after he leapt from a helicopter and fell over 10,000 feet to the ground. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130815/james-bond-stuntman-dies-wingsuit-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics Want to Know Europe United Kingdom Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:25:13 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5910805 at http://www.globalpost.com 7 of the most memorable Olympic protests in history (and one that could be) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/140212/olympics-protests-throughout-history <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">As the Winter Olympics continue in Sochi, Russia&rsquo;s laws against &ldquo;homosexual propaganda&rdquo; have made the host the target of indefatigable protests, be it in the designated protests zone, in other countries or on the web. They may be some of the most colourful demonstrations we&rsquo;ve seen so far &mdash; but they&rsquo;re far from the only ones.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">Here are some of the most memorable times when politics has taken over the podium.</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/140212/olympics-protests-throughout-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2014 Sochi Olympics Olympics Want to Know Culture & Lifestyle Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 6068649 at http://www.globalpost.com