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Sporting events like the Winter Olympics are one of TV’s most valuable products. Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

Live from Pyeongchang: how an Olympic broadcast works

Olympics have often provided the impetus for large-scale broadcasting innovations, such as when TV was introduced in Australia to broadcast the 1956 Games.
Rising global temperatures may make many cities too warm to host the Winter Games in the future. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Will the Olympics’ green makeover have lasting effects?

The Olympic Games are an ideal venue to showcase new ideas to world. In a world where reducing carbon emissions is a priority, could the Olympics be doing more?
South Korea’s goalie Shin So-jung reacts after giving up a goal to Switzerland in the first game played by the combined Koreas women’s hockey team the 2018 Winter Olympics. Korea lost its opening game 8-0. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Player or pawn? Women’s hockey, the Olympics and the Korean dynamic

The joint South Korean-North Korean women's Olympic hockey team has angered fans of the game and raised concerns about athlete morale. But the media spotlight is actually good for the game.
Talks between North and South Korea have led to the rogue North agreeing to send a delegation to the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Reuters

The Winter Olympics and the two Koreas: how sport diplomacy could save the world

North Korea sending a delegation to this year's Winter Olympics in South Korea may be a global shadow puppet show – or it might help thaw the frozen relations between the two countries.
The Winter Games in Sochi cost $50 billion, making them the most expensive ever. Reuters

Chasing glory: why hosting the Olympics rarely pays off

The competition to host the Olympic Games has typically been fierce, but an increased awareness of the giant money pit they usually become is convincing some cities to think twice. Earlier this month Oslo…
No cheer now as Oslo pulls out of running for Winter Olympics 2022. EPA

Winter Olympics 2022: the event that (almost) nobody wants to host

The Norwegian government has withdrawn Oslo’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Despite the country’s great wealth, it cited concerns over the cost of hosting the event. Oslo was the favourite of the…

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