North Korean Olympics Ferry Sails Past Sanctions with Karaoke, Ice Cream

By Hyonhee Shin and Elaine Lies SEOUL/MUKHO PORT, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A North Korean ferry arrived in South Korea on Tuesday carrying a 140-strong orchestra to perform during the Winter Olympics, taking advantage of a rare sanctions exemption from Seoul 16 years after its previous visit but greeted by angry protests. The 9,700-tonne ferry, the Mangyongbong 92, was … [Read more...]

VIDEO – Olympic Sailing Commentator Has No Clue

This Irish commentator has absolutely no idea about sailing (heck, I'm not sure this guy could pilot a kayak) but he tries to narrate the Olympic Laser dingy race. It is worth to watch it till the end. If commentators would be like him, I would watch more olympic sports. Via Unofficial Networks … [Read more...]

Caleb Paine Breaks US Sailing Curse

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – U.S. Olympic Team sailor Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) has won a bronze medal in the Finn class, the Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy. Rio 2016 is the first career Olympic Games appearance for Paine, 25, and the Olympic first medal for US Sailing since 2008. “It’s been a tough battle for me, and I feel fortunate to come up with a medal in the end,” said … [Read more...]

Rio 2016 – US Basketball Stars Charter Luxury Cruise Ship

To minimize distractions and mitigate security concerns generated by the high profile of its star athletes, USA Basketball has been placing players outside the Olympic village since professional  basketball players were first allowed to compete in the 1992 Barcelona Games. This year they are staying aboard a ship.  The luxury cruise … [Read more...]

Rio 2016 – Cargo & Logistics, The Untold Story Behind The Olympic Games

By Justin Bachman (Bloomberg) Some Olympic athletes seem to be super-human, while others aren’t human at all. In Rio de Janeiro this week, more than 300 horses are arriving to compete in games that have provided a globe-spanning challenge for the world’s logistics and freight industries. The 2016 games will involve roughly 30 million items, everything from condoms to … [Read more...]