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H&M to dress the Swedish teams for 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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H&M will create outfits for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The collection will also include a full and extensive wardrobe for all the Swedish teams to wear in the Olympic village for both training and leisure. The pieces will be developed in collaboration with the Swedish Olympians, who will give their input and test the garments in the collection. “It is such an honor for H&M to dress both the Swedish Olympians and Paralympians for the upcoming Games in PyeongChang. The designs will bring together sport, functionality and fashion... Read More »

Samsung Electronics Launches the Official App of PyeongChang 2018 to Power Connections and Bring Fans Closer to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

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Samsung is once again powering the custom mobile application, as an effort to further enhance the Olympic Winter Games experience for all, ensuring smarter communications and smoother wireless operations during the Olympic Games. The Official App of PyeongChang 2018 was created in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG). The all-in-one app will help fans better enjoy the Olympic Winter Games experience by offering real-time upd... Read More »

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

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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 »

Do the Olympics make economic sense?

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In a series of five articles first published by SAPIENS, Besnier and Brownell intervene in several discussions that started during the Games and are still ongoing. In Do the Olympics Make Economic Sense? the authors focus on the socioeconomic tolls on host countries. The IOC makes ambitious claims about non-economic legacies, but most promised outcomes are impossible to measure. Yet, every four years, a major world city takes on the vast financial burden of hosting the Summer Olympic Games. Besnier and Brownell use the anthropological concep... Read More »

Russia repeats criticism on EU attitude to gay rights

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Konstantin Dolgov, an official tasked with reporting on human rights, spent Wednesday and Thursday (23 January) in the EU capital promoting his annual study on civil liberties in Europe. He met with MEPs on the human rights committee on Wednesday and held a press conference at Russia’s EU embassy the following day. According to Reuters, he told media at the press briefing that: "If a skater is planning to come as a member of the Olympic team not to compete, but to fight against a law in the host country, it is very bad. It means that this pa... Read More »

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