• Snowboard: Canada's McMorris in hospital after backcountry crash
    Reuters1 hour ago

    Snowboard: Canada's McMorris in hospital after backcountry crash

    (Reuters) - Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris, a bronze medalist at the Sochi Olympics, is in a Vancouver hospital recovering from injuries sustained in a backcountry snowboarding accident, Canada Snowboard said on Monday. McMorris suffered a fractured jaw, fractured left arm, ruptured spleen, a stable

  • Airbnb Brazil arrivals more than double to 1 mln with 2016 Olympics
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    Airbnb Brazil arrivals more than double to 1 mln with 2016 Olympics

    Online room renting service Airbnb Inc registered more than 1 million guest arrivals in Brazil last year, boosted by travel to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and a growing number of hosts looking for extra income in a deep recession. Leonardo Tristão, Airbnb's general manager in the country

  • Quad man: Nathan Chen, skater to beat at worlds in Helsinki
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    Quad man: Nathan Chen, skater to beat at worlds in Helsinki

    Among those who thought the technical bar in men's skating couldn't go higher after the 2014 Olympics was Patrick Chan. Then along came American Nathan Chen and his five quadruple jumps in a free skate program. Chan and everyone else had to re-evaluate - which flatters Chen, the U.S. and Four

  • Three people removed from Tokyo park at center of Olympics protest
    Reuters3 hours ago

    Three people removed from Tokyo park at center of Olympics protest

    By James Daniels TOKYO (Reuters) - At least three people were removed from a park in the Japanese capital Tokyo on Monday where homeless people have protested against construction projects for the 2020 Olympic Games. Reuters Television footage showed three people being escorted from Miyashita Park