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Olympics – Tokyo 2020 unveils robots to help wheelchair users, workers

Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics organisers launched their ambitious Robot Project on March 15, unveiling two of the robots designed to assist supporters, workers and athletes at the Games.


Alibaba looks to modernise Olympics starting in Pyeongchang

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, one of the few Olympics sponsors signed up until 2028, said it wants to upgrade the technology that keeps the Games running and will study the Pyeongchang Games to help find ways to save future host countries money.


Olympics: Flourishing eSports eye Games link for extra boost

Booming eSports do not need the Olympics to maintain their explosive growth but a link with the world's biggest multi-sports event would validate gaming worldwide and give the Games a much-needed younger audience, industry leaders said.


Rio Olympics drives Netflix US viewing down 10% over opening weekend: study

Netflix traffic dropped by about 10% on several US broadband networks this past weekend as viewers tuned in to the 2016 Summer Olympics on NBC's networks and streaming services, according to data from Procera Networks.


Olympics fans find ways to circumvent NBC's control

It took a California resident 10 minutes to connect his computer to a London-based server and access BBC's coverage of the Olympics.


‘Revenge of the gamers’ – eSports hits big time, with or without Olympics

eSports’ bid to reach the Olympics may be on hold but backing from big sponsors and a relentless march into the mainstream raise the question of whether it needs the Games at all.


Winter Olympics are a tempting target for hackers

The Winter Games don't open until next month, but one competition around the Olympics is already in full swing: hacking.


Ready player one: eSports superstar sets sights on Olympics

The undisputed superstar in the growing world of eSports said gaming deserved its place in the Olympics – despite a mixed reception at its debut Asian Games.


Japan eyes 2020 Olympics to retake place on tech podium

Driverless cars, robot volunteers and ultra high-definition TV: Japan Inc hopes to use the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to show the world it has regained its touch for innovation and technology.


IOC says confident on free Internet for Beijing 2022 Olympics

The International Olympics Committee is confident China will guarantee uncensored Internet when it hosts the 2022 Winter Games, a senior IOC official said on Oct 12, though China has given no details about how its pledge will work.