iOS app Android app

2020 Olympics

The 2020 Olympics Just Got Way More Extreme

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.03.2016 | Sports

After two years of vetting extreme sports for the Olympics, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday formally approved the inclusion of surfin...

World Cycling League's Missy Erickson: 'Traumatic Accident Made Me Better'

Jorge Newbery | Posted 03.15.2016 | Sports
Jorge Newbery

"Chicken out or keep going." Those are the two options that cyclist Missy Erickson figured she had last July when she first lined up to race again after a devastating 50 mile-per-hour crash less than two months before.

Womenomics Makes Headway

Kathy Kemper | Posted 10.23.2015 | Women
Kathy Kemper

Japan is getting serious about gender equality, and, despite doubters, recent signs point to progress. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made empowerment for women one of his top three reform "arrows" aimed at rekindling the economy two years ago and set about making policies to boost female participation in Japan's workforce.

10-Year-Old Girl Becomes Youngest Swimmer At A World Championship

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.07.2015 | Sports

For the typical elementary school swimmer, being able to dog paddle in the pool is an accomplishment. But 10-year-old Alzain Tareq isn't your typical ...

Japan's Axed Olympic Stadium Plan A Warning For Boston

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 07.20.2015 | Sports

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Friday that the country will nix plans for a controversial stadium that would have served as the centerpi...

You Might See Surfing And Karate At The 2020 Olympics

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 06.22.2015 | Sports

Still waiting on tug-of-war to make its comeback.

Tokyo Airport Running Track Gets Rat Race Ready For 2020 Olympics

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.26.2015 | Sports

Tokyo's airport prepares for even the non-Olympic runners.

Before 2020 Olympics, Here's How Tokyo Can Upgrade the Foreign Tourist Experience

Charli James | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Charli James

Unlike host countries such as Brazil and Russia, Japan won't have to fight hard to curb crime and corruption ahead of the Games. But the 2020 Games will bring attention and international travelers to Tokyo in droves, and there are a few areas where Tokyo falls behind in foreign tourist friendliness.

Incredible Multimedia Dance Performance Wows Olympic Committee

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts

Fuma-Kai is an incredible performance by Japanese multimedia dance and martial arts troupe, Enra, directed by Nobuyuki Hanabusa. It was shown at the I...

This Week's Travel Tuesday Is...

Posted 09.10.2013 | Travel

On Sunday, it was announced that Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympics -- winning out over Madrid and Istanbul. Though that's a while from now, why no...

Tokyo 2020: The Whole World Is (Really) Watching Now

Nancy Snow | Posted 11.08.2013 | World
Nancy Snow

Tokyo may be celebrating, but there is a deeply concerning global angst about a city hosting the Olympic games about 220 kilometers (137 miles) from the site of one of the worst nuclear disasters in history.

Eleazar David Melendez

2020 Olympics Likely To Go To Madrid: Source

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

NEW YORK -- Just three days before the International Olympic Committee is expected to decide which city will host the Summer Games in 2020, an expert ...

Eleazar David Melendez

Why 2020 Olympic Bidders Should Be Hoping For Second Place

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 09.04.2013 | Business

This weekend seems certain to bring raucous celebration to the streets of Madrid, Tokyo or Istanbul, as the International Olympic Committee awards the...

Olympic Rowing Fever

Kuae Kelch Mattox | Posted 09.30.2012 | Parents
Kuae Kelch Mattox

Olympic fever is at an all time high in my household, and it started even before the torch arrived at last week's opening ceremony.

Denver Olympic Bid Gets Boost From USOC's Decision Not To Pursue 2020 Games

Colorado Springs Gazette | BRIAN GOMEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The U.S. Olympic Committee doesn't plan to bid on the 2020 Summer Games,...

'Disappointed' Daley Makes First Public Comments Since Losing Olympic Bid

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

About three hours after Chicago was eliminated from hosting the 2016 Olympic Games, Mayor Richard Daley made his first public statement, saying he was...