Articles by Tomas Rodriguez

Olympic Update: Hydrogen To Fuel Olympic Flame, Games To Appeal For Peace

From a hydrogen-fueled Olympic Flame to an Opening Ceremony calling for peace, the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Games will be ones to remember.

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Did You Know: The Olympics Used to Award Medals for Art?

In the first-half of the 20th century, Olympic medals were awarded in 5 different disciplines of art.


Olympic Update: Olympics To Go Smoke-Free Plus Further 2011 Tsunami Remembrance

From a smoke-free Games to bouquets produced in quake-hit areas, here’s the latest on that and much more in this decade’s last Olympic Update.

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Asbestos At Olympics Water Polo Venue Prompts Tokyo Gov’t To Take Measures

Tokyo’s metropolitan government plans to turn the water polo venue into an ice skating rink following next summer’s Olympics.


Olympic Update: 2011 Tsunami Reminiscence To Play A Role At The Games

The 2020 Olympics will mark nine years since the tsunami and earthquake that struck Japan, with some of the victims and their families partaking in the Games.

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Federico Burdisso Clocks New 200 Butterfly SC Italian National Record

While racing at the Short Course Italian Coppa Brema cluster in Pietralata, 18-year-old Federico Burdisso stopped the clock at 1:52.52 in the men’s 200…

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Joaquin Gonzalez Piñero, 17, Breaks Another Argentinian Senior Record

Born in Colombia and a resident at the United Arab Emirates, Joaquin Gonzalez Piñero is the new Argentinian national record holder for the men’s 200-meter IM.

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Olympic Update: Peace, Inclusion In The Spotlight As Tokyo 2020 Fast Approaches

The 2020 Organizing Committee has revealed new plans in order to provide inclusion and peace for all athletes competing in Tokyo next summer.


Juan Ignacio Mendez Breaks Oldest Argentinian Record 24 Years Later

The 19-year-old stormed through the men’s 200-meter backstroke field, breaking Guillermo Mediano’s 24-year-old national record.

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WADA: Doping Records Of 145 Russian Athletes Falsified

According to the report compiled by WADA’s Compliance Review Committee, WADA suspects the doping data of up to 298 athletes have been tampered with.


Paris 2024 Announces New Emblem for Olympic and Paralympic Games

With the construction of the 2024 Olympic Village and several of the venues underway, IOC representatives got their first look at the progress being made.

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Olympic Update: Japan May Deploy Missile Interceptors, and New Heat Measures

While seeking new ways to combat Tokyo’s blazing heat in August, Japan is also considering deploying missile interceptors before next summer’s Games start.


Tokyo 2020 Water Survey Shows Mixed Results On E.Coli Levels

Earlier last week, a survey of the water at the Odaiba Marine Park produced mixed results, with excess levels of E.coli bacteria recorded on one day.

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Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee Announces Agenda For Arrival Of Olympic Flame

The Olympic flame will be lit at the historic site of Ancient Olympia in Greece on March 12th, 2020, beginning its journey towards the 2020 Games.

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Olympic Update: Tokyo Heat Still In The Spotlight Amid Surprising Findings

With next year’s Games fast-approaching, organizers still seek new ways to combat both heat and pollution. This comes amid a shocking discovery.

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