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Six ways Google can keep you up to speed in PyeongChang

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1. Stay in the snow know with Google Search When you search for the Winter Olympics, you’ll find the latest information about your favorite events at the top of Search results. You’ll be able to see your country’s rank in the race for gold medals, or dive into a specific sport to check out which athletes have won. When you’re not tuning into the Winter Games live, you can watch a daily recap video, see top news related to the Olympic Games, and find verified updates from official broadcasters around the world. 2. Tune in with YouTube Start... Read More »

Intel to Power the 5G Network Future at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang


By Sandra Rivera As mobility evolves beyond the smartphone, 5G is becoming one of the most impactful technology transformations we are likely to see in our lifetimes. It will bring seamless connectivity, massive computing capabilities and rapid access to the cloud together for the first time. In doing so, 5G will enable exciting new experiences and compelling new business use cases that will forever transform the way we live, work and play. One of the most exciting and globally accessible ways we can help the world begin to understand and be... Read More »

Samsung Electronics Takes Connectivity to the Next Level for Athletes and Fans at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games


  Standing out was Samsung’s #DoWhatYouCant campaign, which achieved more than 1.6 billion social impressions and engaged almost 121 million fans. Based on the philosophy that the Olympic Games has never only been about sports, #DoWhatYouCant celebrates those who defy barriers to do the extraordinary, inside and outside of sports. Through its heralded documentary “A Fighting Chance,” along with advertisements and content like “The Chant” and “The Anthem,” the campaign tells the stories of those who push the limits to overcome obstacles,... Read More »

Team Kellogg’s Simone Biles Takes Home Five Gymnastics Medals For Team USA At The 2016 Olympic Games


"I'm thrilled that I was able to share my first Olympic Games experience with my U.S. teammates," said Biles. "The support down here in Rio has been amazing – between my family, Team USA and Team Kellogg's I've felt so much love. This whole experience has been a dream come true." What Gets Simone Biles Started? She credits her teammates. With an ever-expanding collection of medals and her own signature move, she's one of the best gymnasts in the world. So to get away from it all, she goes to… the gym. It's there with her teammates that Simon... Read More »

McDonald’s Olympics Kids Walk With Athletes in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony #friendswin


McDonald's Olympics Kids from 20 countries around the world, represent friendship and unity for children worldwide which are key values of the Olympic Games. The flag bearer of each of the 207 country athlete delegations will be accompanied by a McDonald's Olympics Kid. In addition to walking in the Parade of Nations, theMcDonald's Olympics Kids are experiencing Olympic events and enjoying activities around Rio. Nearly 100 kids, aged 8 to 12 years old, will be participating from 20 countries around the world, including: Argentina, Australia,... Read More »

Holland Heineken® House to be located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro for 2016 Olympic Games


HEINEKEN has organised the national house on behalf of the NOC * NSF at every Summer and Winter Games since the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. The HHH, widely viewed as the best party in town during the Games, showcases and celebrates the Netherlands' culture and achievements, and has become a popular meeting place for thousands of Dutch and international visitors to the Games. Rio de Janeiro represents the 13th time HEINEKEN will open its doors to athletes, their families and friends, media and Olympic fans. The HHH itself will be situated in Clu... Read More »

The IOC reinforces its trust in Atos to transition IT services for the Olympic Games to the Cloud


Atos, which has been a key technology provider for the Olympic Movement since 1989, confirms that cloud has definitely made it into the squad for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. For the first time in a Summer Games, the core planning systems will be delivered over the cloud including the systems for accreditation, sport entries & qualification and workforce management as well as the volunteer portal, which was launched in August this year. The Rio 2016 cloud computing solution is delivered in partnership with Atos, Embratel, Cisco and EMC. F... Read More »

Atos, Gazprom Neft and SIBUR sign memorandum forming strategic long term IT Services partnership in Russia


The Memorandum was signed at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi by Charles Dehelly, Chief Operating Officer of Atos, Vitaly Baranov, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Gazprom Neft and Chairman of the Board of ITSK, and Dmitry Konov, Chief Executive Officer of SIBUR. According to the Memorandum Atos is considering acquiring shares in ITSK through taking over part of SIBUR’s stake in the company. ITSK will benefit from receiving the latest services and technology from Atos, which is Europe’s largest IT services provider, and this will ... Read More »

Lufthansa flies top athletes to the Olympic Games


It enables not only the athletes, trainers and media representatives, but all sports enthusiasts to get to the Black Sea comfortably: directly from Frankfurt am Main with no transfers. This will enable the athletes to optimise their preparation for the competition and fans to save their energy for cheering in the stadium or out on the pistes. From today Lufthansa will be flying a total of 27 times to the venue from Frankfurt and Munich. Austria’s top athletes are also flying to Sochi with the Lufthansa Group. Austrian Airlines is again the o... Read More »

Vivendi: GVT and Echostar plan to create a Pay-TV joint venture in Brazil


GVT and EchoStar aim to position their future joint venture as a leader in the fast growing Brazilian Pay-TV market which would also benefit from the expected higher demand driven by two key global events to be held in the country: FIFA World Cup in 2014 and Olympic Games in 2016. The joint venture would be headquartered in Brazil, managed by GVT, and would benefit from GVT´s strong market position and state-of-the-art IP network combined with EchoStar´s expertise in satellite and video technology and its Brazilian licenses. The objective is... Read More »

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