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Birthday Boy Podcast
Birthday Boy Podcast Episode 90

Birthday Boy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 72:04


Episode 90 is here:More memories of College / my Cinema 122 Notebook where I would shit on every film and hand in my analysis every weekBuying 1996 Summer Games for Playstation and being totally swindledRecap of Camping

Best Of Belfast: Stories of local legends from Northern Ireland
#227 NI's Three Olympic Gold Medals (Jimmy Kirkwood, Mary Peters & Stephen Martin)

Best Of Belfast: Stories of local legends from Northern Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 58:32


Welcome to Sport Inspires, a podcast recorded with the Mary Peters Trust and made possible by the Coca-cola Thank you Fund.   Today's episode is with Olympic hockey stars Stephen Martin and Jimmy Kirkwood who both won gold medals with Team GB in the 1988 Summer Games.   In this conversation myself and Lady Mary Peters talk with them about: Their once in a lifetime experiences in Korea The strangest doors their medals have opened for them And why they think no one from Northern Ireland has won gold in the summer games ever since.    Thanks so much for being here and we really hope you enjoy.    https://bestofbelfast.org/stories/olympic-gold-medals-northern-ireland

Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
Episode 29-9 Your Summer Games Challenge

Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021


With the Summer coming to an end we decide to turn the tables on our listeners! We not only challenged ourselves to complete games, we challenged you! All the songs in this week's episode comes from our listeners and the games they completed! Our episode this week was recorded live for our Patreon members. If you'd like to be a part of future episodes, please consider becoming a member! https://patreon.com/rhythmandpixels

Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
Episode 29-8 Summer Games Challenge

Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021


This year we challenged each other, and our listeners, to complete games over the Summer! This week we're listening to music from the games we finished! Get ready for some fresh tunes and arcade classics, because we're going through our SUMMER GAMES CHALLENGE! Find more of the show! https://rhythmandpixels.com Support the podcast! https://patreon.com/rhythmandpixels

Central Michigan Life Podcasts
Level Up Chips S3 E1: Summer Games

Central Michigan Life Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 57:37


On the season 3 debut of Level Up Chips, returning host Mike Gonzalez and co-host Max Logan talk about the games they played over the summer and some of the announcements they missed.

Can I Pet Your Dog?
CIPYD 304: Summer Games and Strategic Hounds

Can I Pet Your Dog?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 37:50


Alexis and Renee kick off this week's ep with a quick round of WHO WON SUMMER? Then in CrickCrumBoat Cricket is turning on a dime and Lucy (Tug's weekend quest) is creating an alliance. Danielle, Roux and Mishka are here with a top-notch my Mutt Minute and in dog news we've got dog apps, perfect dog groomers, and strategic dogs!

Audio Archive
Summer Games - Part 8

Audio Archive

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021


Za Hranicí Fitness
#94: Bcross Big Summer Games 2021 - Závody očima závodníka a diváka, WODs, Zážitky a dojmy - 1. Podcastolog

Za Hranicí Fitness

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 40:13


Tato 94. epizoda je naším prvním podcastologem - vyprávění našich zážitků z CrossFitových závodů BCROSS CHALLENGE - Big Summer Games 2021 formou podcastu. Gárl startoval v Elitě jako závodník a Charlie pozoroval závody z pohledu diváka/vystavovatele. Doufáme, že se vám tato forma podcastu bude líbit! :) Děkujeme za poslech, a také za případný nákup našich suplementů, či jakoukoliv jinou formu podpory, jako je například sdílení, recenze nebo třeba zpětná vazba! Suplementy Za Hranicí Fitness a Nutri-Exact najdeš na: ZAHRANICIFITNESS.cz/ESHOP Partneři podcastu MITOLIGHT.cz - 10% slevový kód "ZAHRANICI10" Brainmarket.cz - 10% slevový kód "ZAHRANICI10" Instagram - @zahranicifitness Facebook - Za Hranicí Fitness YouTube - Za Hranicí Fitness Web Podcastu - zahranicifitness.cz

SouthPark Church
Summer Games: Bible Lessons For Life From The Games We Play | Week 7 - "Dungeons and Dragons"

SouthPark Church

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 36:26


This week concludes our sermon series called "Bible Lessons For Life From The Games We Play." What can we learn from the games we enjoy with each other? Looking for more? Stay connected, even online! Find all kinds of resources from SouthPark Church: https://www.southparkchurch.com/online​​​ Who is SouthPark Church in Charlotte, NC? We want to help those around us live life to the full. Jesus inspires us, especially when He says, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10​​​). We are a group of imperfect people seeking to live abundant, full lives. Full life is all about loving relationships with God and each other. We'd love to hear from you. Connect with us at: https://www.southparkchurch.com/contact

Audio Archive
Summer Games - Part 7

Audio Archive

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021


Level Playing Field - A LGBT sports podcast
The Trans Sporter Room Ep97 -- Mark Tewksbury on coming a long way, and where the path leads next

Level Playing Field - A LGBT sports podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 59:49


At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Canadian swimmer Mark Tewksbury enter the 100 meter backstroke final as a contender. 53 seconds later, he was a gold medalist, an Olympic record holder and the toast of his homeland. He was also a man in hiding. That changed when he came out in 1998. Coming out involved some pain, but it gave way to a great deal of pride and a new pursuit as a champion for change in sport and society as a strong voice on inclusion and human rights issues in sport and society. Today, he's Vice President of Canada's Olympic Committee, and presided over a Team Canada effort in Tokyo that yielded one its best showing in a Summer Games ever. Team Canada won 24 medals, including 7 gold. The effort also featured 16 of its number as a part of the largest "Team LGBTQ" contingent in Olympic history, including the first-ever trans non-binary Olympian, who was part of an historic run in women's soccer that ended up golden. Karleigh Webb went one-on-one with Tewksbury and looks at where's he been, the hope we are seeing amid this "Inclusion Summer" in sports today and our challenge toward inclusion tomorrow. Also in this week's show: The New York Times took on the trans sports issue, and gave out all the news that's fit to cis. Q-School is in session for Hailey Davidson Karleigh made a television debut Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bachelor Zone
Bachelor In Paradise Opening Ceremonies with Taylor Misiak and Alyssa Litman!

The Bachelor Zone

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 76:11


At long last, the palapas have finally reopened for the 7th season of Bachelor in Paradise, and the Game One action did not disappoint! During the opening ceremonies of these Summer Games--or as Victoria might call them, "The Summer Olymptics," Joe runs the Eeyore offense, Kenny literally goes nuts, and a record-breaking seven couples get to The Smoocheria. Who has what it takes to survive and advance on the beaches of Sayulita, and who's gonna be saying "see ya later." The hilarious and delightful hosts of the Table Flipping podcast, Alyssa Litman (writer, "Velma" on HBO Max) and Taylor Misiak (Ally, "Dave" on FX) join us to debate all the hot topics from a historic opening night!Check out Table Flipping on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, and follow them on Instagram @tableflippingpodcastShoot us an email or voice memo with your thoughts on next weeks episode to thebachelorzonepodcast@gmail.com and we'll read em in our mail bag segment!Help support the show by becoming a Patron on our newly launched Patreon page and receive bonus episodes every week and much more!! patreon.com/thebachelorzone Rate, Review, Subscribe on iTunesFollow us on Instagram, Twitter at @bachelorzonepod Theme song and drops by Daniel Angarita And check out some sweet Bachelor zone merchandise at: TeePublic.comSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9J9V5TLKG5VFE&source=url)

Finance & Fury Podcast
The economics of the Olympics – A golden opportunity or a bronze bust?

Finance & Fury Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 25:22


Welcome to Finance and Fury. As you might have seen, Brisbane has won the bid for the 2032 Olympics – but is this a good thing for the SEQ economy and the people living in it? in this episode we will have a look at the economics of the Olympics – we will Look at the costs and benefits of hosting the games – to see if firstly Brisbane/QLD is going to benefit – and if there is economic gain for being the host –– Lots to unpack here – lets get into it   Introduction - The Olympics have evolved dramatically over time  From going all the way back to the Ancient Greek times – to the first modern games which were held in 1896 Over time – like many things – Olympics became more commercialised – as over the past 60 years, both the costs of hosting the games and the revenue potentials have grown rapidly – but it seems like the costs have growth at a greater rate than the revenues - sparking controversy over hosting the games – as to whether it is of any benefit to the host city A growing number of economists argue that both the short- and long-term benefits of hosting the games are at best exaggerated and at worst non-existent, leaving many host countries with large debts and maintenance liabilities – so is this true? And if so, what does this mean for QLD and Australia at large I've got the data from a few studies – but the main one we will be looking at is – “Going for the Gold: The Economics of the Olympics” – link in the show notes at www.financeandfury.com.au  Costs Incurred When Hosting the Olympics On the cost side - there are three major categories – 1) general infrastructure such as transportation and housing to accommodate athletes and fans – 2) specific sports infrastructure required for competition venues – 3) and operational costs, including general administration as well as the opening and closing ceremony and security. General Infrastructure – One of the major expenses is the general infrastructure to accommodate the anticipated wave of tourists and athletes that descend upon the chosen city - cities commonly need to add roads, build or enhance airports, and construct rail lines to accommodate the large influx of people as well as build an Olympic Village to host the athletes The International Olympic Committee (IOC) requires that the host city for the Summer Games have a minimum of 40,000 hotel rooms available for spectators and an Olympic Village capable of housing 15,000 athletes and officials. Event Infrastructure - The Olympics also require spending on specialized sports infrastructure. Because of the somewhat obscure nature of many of the events, most cities do not have the facilities in place to host all of the competitions – Think about some of the events, from cycling, needing a velodrome to skateboarding which has been recently added – there are now 41 different sports, of which there are about 340 events all needing different facilities – all of these events and sports need tailored spaces to facilitate the events Additional Expenses - Once the facilities are in place, the Games require spending for operations including event management, transporting and accommodating the athletes, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies, and security So, what does this all cost? An accurate financial accounting of Olympic expenditures in various cities is very hard to find Firstly - It can be difficult to disentangle spending on Olympic building projects from planned infrastructure improvements that might not be attributable directly to the games – such as the Brisbane Airport getting a second runway Secondly – many of the costs are incurred behind closed doors and never fully disclosed – As an example - Submitting a bid to the IOC to host the Olympics can costs millions of dollars. Cities typically spend $50 million to $100 million in fees for consultants, event organizers, and travel related to hosting duties – as an example - Tokyo lost approximately $150 million on its bid for the 2016 Olympics and spent approximately $75 million on its successful 2020 bid But these costs are private due to reforms taken by the IOC – The people of a city don't get a say as much anymore as to whether they wish to host the Olympics – the public used to in plebiscites but in many cases, people voted to not host the games – so what the IOC has done in response is to introduce a reform, one of which is putting all the bidding behind closed doors. They're sick and tired of being embarrassed by cities dropping out. So, the process is now secretive. What are the Benefits of Hosting the Olympics – There are some major categories of benefits that exist in the short term and long term: the infrastructure and employment in the lead up, benefits of tourist spending during the Games; the long-run benefits or the “Olympic legacy” which might include improvements in infrastructure, foreign investment, or tourism after the Games – but also intangible benefits such as the “feel-good effect” or civic pride Short run benefits – Employment, Infrastructure and revenues and the intangibles Employment and spending in pre-Olympics phase - Any large public works project such as the Olympics can lead to a short-run increase in economic activity in the run-up to the opening – but these are dependent on the level of slack in a region's labour and capital markets (i.e. if there is higher levels of unemployment) – and the GDP figures can be inflated by expansionary fiscal policy (i.e. through government expenditure) Many Government forecasts show that the short-term benefits in revenues are higher than the costs of the games - However - these before-the-Games predictions are rarely matched by reality when economists look back at the data the studies show actual economic impacts that are either near-zero or a fraction of that predicted prior to the event. Nearly all of the analyses follow the same pattern. Researchers collect any type of regional economic data that is readily available such as employment, personal income, GDP, tax collections, or tourism figures, and then analyze the data before, during, and after the Olympics in search of any changes that occur either during the event or in the preparation stages – their findings are that there is no real changes I won't go through all the numbers for each of the games – but there can be an initial increase in employment for jobs whilst the construction is going on – but these drop off soon after these works have been completed – so it is a temporary boost at best But this is only really a benefit when employment conditions are considered ‘sack' – the construction and infrastructure industry within Australia is not hurting for work – from clients I speak to in this sector, this is the busiest they have ever been – if things continue then these jobs won't be new jobs – but a re-allocation of existing jobs – therefore little economic benefits will be created – this has been the case in many of the previous games as well – those working on the construction were already employed – the unemployment numbers didn't reduce – due to desire and skills – if you are someone who is unemployed in the hospitality or business sector, are you going to all of a sudden go out and get qualified in contribution and apply for a role in this sector for a few years whilst things are being built for the games? The answer is likely – no! Also – the economic gains through realised profits are concentrated to the construction, hotels, and hospitality industries – many of these can be international companies – so the money flows out of the nation The major potential benefits comes in the form that any basic infrastructure improvements have the greater potential to continue benefiting the cities into the future – such as transportation benefits – Plus - Whatever the bill in the end is - half of the costs are covered by the Federal government and the rest from the state – So if QLD upgrades roads and transportation, the Federal Government covers half the costs initial revenues during the games – These are broadly classified into Broadcasting rights, tourism, sponsorship, ticketing and licensing sponsors, media, athletes, and spectators typically visit a host city for six months before and six months after the Olympics, which brings in additional revenue – plus the influx of people that come into the country for the games - But who gets this revenue? These are split between the IOC and the host city – television rights have represented nearly half of total revenues of the games, with the IOC sharing around 30% with 70% going to the local Organizing Committees. Revenues from international sponsors are split between the IOC and the Organizing Committees, while ticket revenues, domestic sponsorships, and licensing fees are kept by the host city. There is no doubt that money is made through hosting the games – but the question is whether these revenues make up the money spent on the games – because otherwise the state is left with larger debts to service as well as potentially unused facilities costing further maintenance costs, meaning more debt – and QLD already has pretty large debts Another form of economic boon that is advertised is tourism for the economy at large – but is this level of tourism an increase to the normal levels? Tourism - the “crowding out effect” occurs in relation to cities hosting the Olympics – this is when the crowds and congestion associated with a mega-event dissuades other regular tourists or business travellers from visiting the host region – Every host country has seen a significant drop in tourists in the year that the Olympics are being hosted, nullifying any effects that the influx of people that Olympics may have brought with it – regular tourists avoid the area This can bring up another major failing of standard before-the-fact economic impact analysis in regards to tourism – this is the assumption of the multiplier for expenditures – Someone going to the Olympics may have less of a multiplier than a regular tourist – Costs spent on tickets for travel, accommodation and the games are high – accommodation prices increase as well as travel tickets – leaving less to be spent elsewhere Intangibles - While spending directly associated with the Olympics is typically insufficient to cover the costs of staging the Games, short-run intangible benefits must also be considered. Host cities frequently experience a “feel-good effect” both in the run-up to and in the wake of mega-events Long run benefits - First, the Games might leave a legacy of sporting facilities that can be used by future generations. Second, investments in general infrastructure can provide long-run returns and improve the liveability of host cities. A positive legacy of sporting facilities is the least promising of these claims - due to the nature of the sporting events sponsored by the Olympics, host cities are often left with specialized sports infrastructure that has little use beyond the Games, so that in addition to the initial construction costs, cities may be faced with heavy long-term expenses for the maintenance of “white elephants.” Long run issues – Many of these sites are going to be white elephants - The reason why they didn't exist before the Olympics is because there was no economically viable use for them – so once this Olympics ends, this factor doesn't change - Many of the venues from the Athens Games in 2004 have fallen into disrepair. Beijing's iconic “Bird's Nest” Stadium has rarely been used since 2008 and has been partially converted into apartments. General infrastructure improvements clearly have the potential for better returns if they are implemented well – but there is always the issue of the athletes' villages – in most cases these are converted into another use after the games – I have stayed at the Whistler Olympic Village accommodation as it was converted into a hostel – this has been the case with many Olympic villages, where they are converted into dormitories for universities, hostels or other accommodation sites.   Let's look at the estimates for the Brisbane games and compare this to the previous games – The Brisbane bid documents forecast most of the Games income – these are all in 2032 Dollars – the revenue will come from ticket sales of around $1.2 billion, domestic sponsorship of $1.5 billion, broadcasting rights of around $800m, and the IOC would contribute another $900 million – Including other Revenues the total is estimated to be $4.5bn AUD The bid predicts economic benefits of hosting of around $17 billion nationally, with about $8 billion of that for Queensland – This is a pretty staggering estimate – and is likely using some pretty generous assumptions – remember this is against an estimated cost budget of around $5bn The real issue is the cost estimates - Past Games have shown that the final budget for staging the greatest show on earth is many times more than originally planned- The budget has ballooned to US$15.4 billion, twice its winning bid of US$7.5 billion in 2013. And it could be more – audits by the Japanese government are pinning the figure at more than US$25bn to $30bn – there were additional costs due to the delays, but these are estimated to be around $3bn – the major issue for them is the lack of ticket sales and tourism – leading to one of the biggest losses for hosting the Olympics Is Tokyo a stand out in overspending? Looking at past games – Athens 2004 – Cost estimate of $3bn, spent $16bn, Beijing 2008 Cost estimate of $20bn and spent $45bn (most ever), London 2012 - Cost estimate of $5bn and spent $18bn, Rio 2016 - Cost estimate of $14bn and cost $20bn (smallest blowout) – Tokyo - Cost estimate of $7.5bn then spent at least $25bn Minimum blowout of 42%, maximum of 433% - average of around 2.5 times for these games – Going back to Every Olympics since 1960 has run over budget, at an average of 172% in inflation-adjusted terms Why do we expect the QLD Government to be any different? May see a cost blowout from the original bid to be around the $13bn mark – The one saving grace is that Brisbane's bid, similar to that of the upcoming Paris and Los Angeles Summer Olympics in 2024 and 2028 respectively, will focus on reusing existing venues, refurbishing existing sites and using temporary venues where possible (i.e. ones to be destroyed or removed after the games are done). For south-east Queensland, that means using a lot of the venues established for use hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2018 – also instead of the white elephants of Athens and Rio, the hope is that any venue built will also be used down the track – but this is still only a hope – any newly constructed venue is likely to be underutilised   The Bottom Line Hosting the Olympics tends to result in severe economic deficiencies for cities – there are some exemptions however If a city already has all of the infrastructure to host a games and doesn't need to outlay any capital – then the costs will be negligible compared to the revenues – however, as has been the trend, cities selected have all needed to increased their infrastructure and facilities to host an Olympics Therefore - The economic impact of hosting the Olympics tends to be less positive than anticipated - as most cities have ended up falling massively in debt after hosting the games – and many are left with needless facilities that unless they can be repurposed, end up costing the tax payer on an ongoing basis This begs the question - If the Olympic Games tend to offer only a low chance of providing host cities with positive net benefits, why do cities keep lining up to host these events? First, even if the overall effect of holding the Games is typically negative, large projects will still create winners and losers - most bid to host the games are spearheaded by leaders in the heavy construction and hospitality industries – which are the two sectors of the economy that stood the most to gain from the city hosting the Olympics. Second, economic concerns may only play a small role in a country's decision whether or not to stage the Olympics. The desire to host the Games may be driven by the egos of a country's leaders or as a demonstration of a country's political and economic power. As an example - is difficult to explain Russia's $51 billion expenditure on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games or China's $45 billion spend in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Until you look at these are countries where the government is not accountable to voters or taxpayers, it is quite possible for the government to engage in wasteful spending that enriches a small group of private industrialists or government leaders without repercussions This can also be the case for democratic states that have an disengaged voting base The best situation for a nation the benefit from hosting the games is that the city is a large developed area with a high demand for sports and already existing facilities and accommodation – therefore the costs can be kept to a minimum and the benefits can be in the form of new revenues – If a city is relatively small – such as Brisbane – then the games in the long term can be a total waste Going for the Gold: The Economics of the Olympics - https://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/jep.30.2.201 Thank you for listening to today's episode. If you want to get in contact you can do so here: http://financeandfury.com.au/contact/

Audio Archive
Summer Games - Part 6

Audio Archive

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021


Chap Chat
2020ne Olympic Recap

Chap Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 36:11


As the Tokyo Olympics wind to a close, the boys chime in on some of the biggest headlines from the highly anticipated Summer Games. 

Everything's Phine w/ Kyle Pagan
We've Got Hiiiiiiiiiiiiigh Hopes

Everything's Phine w/ Kyle Pagan

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 57:47


Mark Henry joins to talk about the best weekend of Phillies baseball in a decade, Zack Wheeler's tribute to Roy Halladay, and he's alarmingly bald. (00:00 - 29:10) Damian Lillard HATED every signing and trade the Blazers have made so far while taking pictures with Bronze medalist Matisse Thybulle captioned "that's all folks". (29:10 - 44:00) Finally, we talk about which Olympic event we could medal in at the Summer Games and Mark gives another fantasy player he loves this year. (44:00 - 57:46) If you like what you heard subscribe, rate, and review it helps more people discover the show. Follow the podcast on Twitter @evrythingsphine Follow the podcast on Instagram @everythingsphine Follow Kyle on Twitter @kylesphine SUPPORT THE SPONSORS SUPPORT THE SHOW

KQED's The California Report
Dixie Fire Continues to Grow, Now Second Largest Wildfire in State History

KQED's The California Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 16:35


Crews tried to take advantage of cooler conditions over the weekend as they continue to battle the massive Dixie Fire burning in Northern California. The fire has burned more than 489,000 acres. Brian Burrows, who grew up in Northern San Diego County, took home a bronze medal in the mixed team trapshooting event at the Tokyo Olympics. He spoke to The California Report about his time in Japan during the Summer Games. Guest: Brian Burrows, Member of the U.S. Olympic Shooting Team  Faced with a national homelenssess crisis that grew worse during the pandemic, cities across the country are opening so-called “tiny home” villages for the unhoused. The California Report visited one in Los Angeles County. Reporter: Saul Gonzalez, The California Report

Audio Archive
Summer Games - Part 5

Audio Archive

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021


Westwood Messages
Winning Rewards - Summer Games: Pick Up The Torch

Westwood Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 169:33


Message from Pastor Joel K. Johnson on August 8, 2021

5 Things
Olympics enter final weekend

5 Things

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 12:09


It's been a weird but fun Summer Games in Tokyo. Plus, Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks out about the latest vaccine fight, cruises enact new virus restrictions, an accuser of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has filed a criminal complaint and some states will let you shop tax-free this weekend.(Audio: Associated Press)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

PocketPod: Animal Crossing
Animal Crossing #168 - Stars on Rars

PocketPod: Animal Crossing

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 60:38


It's fun, it's fast, it's floaty! It's #PocketPod #AnimalCrossing! This week in #ACNH we enjoy tasty treats and dress as a hot dog for every occasion! Find out which #TokyoOlympics sport is the curling of the Summer Games and learn our new sport slogans. ----------- We also bring you great reasons to join our Patreon. Join today for a chance at Leesh's Patreon My Wayward Son Sanrio Amiibo Giveaway, you'll also get JB's Tokyo 2020 Olympics ACNH design, and join at the $2 level and you'll also receive our PocketPod packs soon along with an annual shoutout! https://patreon.com/thepocketpod ----------- Join our Patreon! https://patreon.com/thepocketpod Don't forget to follow us and subscribe to PocketPod in all the places! Twitter: @ThePocketPod Instagram: @ThePocketPod Facebook: /ThePocketPod/ Twitch: /thepocketpod Youtube: /ThePocketPod Apple Podcasts  |  Google Play  |  Stitcher  |  Amazon  |  Podbean  |  Spotify  |  iHeartRadio  |  Player.fm  |  RSS

Sports Innovation Lab Fluid Fan Podcast
Episode #58 ft. Rick Echevarria of Intel

Sports Innovation Lab Fluid Fan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 51:35


On this special Olympic edition of the Fluid Fan Podcast, Rick Echevarria the VP, Sales & Marketing Group and GM Olympics & Paralympics Program at Intel joins all the way from the Summer Games in Tokyo. Rick and Angela discuss how Intel is using technology to create a better experience for the fans, the athletes, and the host city and residents of Tokyo. Learn about the 5G and edge computing powering the games, 3D Athlete Tracking technology, True View, and more. As a TOP sponsor with the IOC, Rick will tell you how Intel is all about creating a more memorable, immersive, and sustainable games.

Hang Up and Listen
The Simone Biles Speaks Up and Sits Out Edition

Hang Up and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 75:26


Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin discuss the latest in the saga of Simone Biles at the Tokyo Olympics. They also assess the U.S. women's national soccer team's semifinals loss to Canada and other stories from the Summer Games. Finally, Jeff Passan of ESPN joins to talk about Major League Baseball's trade deadline.   Biles (2:31): What are the bigger picture lessons of the gymnastics legend's Tokyo opt-out? Olympics (23:45): A surprise in the men's 100 meters and a smile in the men's high jump.   Baseball (42:34): MLB's trade deadline was the craziest in history.   Afterball (1:04:55): Stefan on the return of Olympic Channel News, the state-run broadcasting service of the Summer Games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Hang Up: The Simone Biles Speaks Up and Sits Out Edition

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 75:26


Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin discuss the latest in the saga of Simone Biles at the Tokyo Olympics. They also assess the U.S. women's national soccer team's semifinals loss to Canada and other stories from the Summer Games. Finally, Jeff Passan of ESPN joins to talk about Major League Baseball's trade deadline.   Biles (2:31): What are the bigger picture lessons of the gymnastics legend's Tokyo opt-out? Olympics (23:45): A surprise in the men's 100 meters and a smile in the men's high jump.   Baseball (42:34): MLB's trade deadline was the craziest in history.   Afterball (1:04:55): Stefan on the return of Olympic Channel News, the state-run broadcasting service of the Summer Games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bloomberg Business of Sports
Olympics Ratings, Sports Broadcast Rights, MLB Trades

Bloomberg Business of Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 26:38


With Tokyo Olympics coverage nearing its halfway point, average nightly viewership through Tuesday, July 27 was down 42% from the 2016 Summer Games across all of NBC's outlets. Jason, Barr, and Lynch discuss the impetus behind declining viewership. Plus, a pay-per-view model for major sporting events like the Superbowl... Barr is HOT about this one. He's is not having it, but Lynch and Jason can see some upside. All that and more on this Monday edition of Bloomberg Business of Sports. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Audio Archive
Summer Games - Part 4

Audio Archive

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021


Westwood Messages
Winning Together - Summer Games: Pick Up The Torch

Westwood Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 125:52


Winning Together

Mile High Endurance Podcast
Kristian Blummenfelt On Winning Olympics

Mile High Endurance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 70:11


Welcome to Episode #295 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock.  Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.  This week we continue our celebration and coverage of the Olympics.   Show Sponsor: VENGA CBD   For many athletes, it's only a matter of time before something in the body gets tweaked, stretched, bumped, or worse, torn, pulled, or broken. Much of the pain we feel as endurance athletes come from inflammation, our body's immune response to trauma.   Inflammation results from your body's immune system kicking into high gear to respond to an injury or infection. 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First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).   In Today's Show Feature interview - Kristian Blummenfelt Endurance News - Olympic Triathlon Results, Blummenfelt, Duffy, MTR, Fucking Boat What New in the 303 - Mt Evans Hill Climb, Lone Tree Tri Video of the Week - Flora Duffy and the Men's False Start   Interview Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!   You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co   Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co,      Interview with Kristian Blummenfelt (10/23/20) Thanks to last week's guest, Heather Novickis, agent for more than half a dozen triathletes and swimmers competing in Tokyo.  Kevin McDowell came in 6th place (highest men's triathlon Olympic history).  Abbey Weitzeil won Bronze in the 4x100 Relay Freestyle.   The Gold medals Big news this past week in Olympic Triathlon with wins by Kristian Blummenfelt and Flora Duffy last Sunday and Monday.  We are replaying our interview with Kristian earlier this year.   Bermuda Wins Summer Olympic Gold. It Has The Smallest Population To Ever Do That TOKYO — With a population of just 63,000, Bermuda has become the smallest nation or territory to win an Olympic gold medal in the Summer Games. On a drizzly morning in Tokyo, Flora Duffy, 33, clinched the victory for the British island territory in women's individual triathlon – a grueling race made up of open-water swimming for nearly a mile, biking almost 25 miles and running 6.2 miles. "Flora Duffy was already Bermuda's golden girl before she set off on the Olympic women's triathlon tonight, but she is now simply solid gold after destroying a world-class field in Tokyo," local newspaper The Royal Gazette gushed after her victory. Duffy is one of two Bermudian athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics. The remote set of islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is more than 600 miles from the closest land mass. Duffy's win is all the more impressive because she battled back from multiple injuries, including a foot issue that took her out of competition for a full year in 2018-2019. In November 2020, she said she was also dealing with knee inflammation. Bermuda Wins Summer Olympic Gold. It Has The Smallest Population To Ever Do That   Olympic Champion: Kristian Blummenfelt triumphant in Tokyo After more than a decade of meticulous planning with his team, it was Norway's Kristian Blummenfelt who was crowned the men's Tokyo 2020 Olympic Triathlon Champion on Monday morning on Odaiba Bay, delivering one of the most gutsy runs possible to take the tape with a roar, at the end of a truly epic battle of wills. For much of the run, Great Britain's Alex Yee looked like he might just continue his remarkable rise all the way to the top of the triathlon tree, only for the inimitable Norwegian to put in one final and ultimately decisive charge, New Zealand's 23-year-old Hayden Wilde hanging tough for a hard-earned bronze. “It is a moment that I have been dreaming about for so many years,” said a thrilled Blummenfelt. “To be able to put it together on the day is something I am really proud of. It is a strange feeling coming into the last 100 metres and knowing that I had victory. It was quite a similar tactic as in Yokohama eight-weeks ago and also in Lisbon. I don't really have the leg speed if we came down to the blue-carpet with Alex and Hayden so I knew I had to try and go really hard for five minutes all out and hopefully that would be enough to break them. It was such a good feeling when I got a little gap and I just had to make sure it was big enough, even for the last few hundred metres.”   Triathlete Causes Controversy Wearing All White Costume At The Olympics Blummenfelt, who finished in one hour, 45 minutes and four seconds, was wearing an all-white uniform for the race - which ended up going rather see through. This meant that viewers could see his black trunks underneath and, with social media users being the adults that they are, people took to Twitter to mock the whole thing - specifically the designer. It seems it wasn't just people behind the keyboard either because someone explained how the commentator during the triathlon also poked fun at the designer needing to be 'sacked'. According to reports, the pundit went on: "They are of course his swimmers under there. Superman wears his underpants on the outside. They've got it wrong haven't they?"     Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. It's big time training and racing season.  Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind so you can enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.  You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   TRIATHLON MIXED RELAY TO MAKE ITS DEBUT AT TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO — The thrilling debut of the Triathlon Mixed Relay will take place this Saturday at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, with Team USA ready to contend for the first Olympic medals ever awarded in the event. The race is scheduled for Saturday, July 31, at 7:30 a.m. in Tokyo, which is Friday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m. ET.   The race will air live on USA Network, and a livestream is also available on the NBC Sports App and NBCOlympics.com. Barb Lindquist, 2004 U.S. Olympian, and Joe Maloy, 2016 U.S. Olympian and member of the U.S. team that won the 2016 ITU World Mixed Relay Championships, will provide pre- and post-race commentary from the USA Triathlon Facebook page from 4:45-5:15 p.m. ET (pre-race) and 8-8:30 p.m. ET (post-race). Click here to learn more.   Each of the 17 countries on the start list will field a Mixed Relay team of two men and two women, with the order as: female/male/female/male. In the Olympic race, each athlete will complete a super-sprint triathlon consisting of a 300-meter swim, draft-legal 6.8-kilometer bike, and 2-kilometer run before tagging off to the next teammate.   Team USA's final four-person roster for the Mixed Relay event will not be announced until 5:15 a.m. JST on race morning (just over two hours before race start), but the selections will come from among the five members of the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team who competed in the individual events earlier this week. While each country made its initial team submissions on Thursday, race-morning roster changes and order shifts are permitted and may play into the strategy for any team.   Kevin McDowell and Morgan Pearson will race as the only two U.S. men on the Olympic roster, while two of the three U.S. women — Taylor Knibb, Summer Rappaport and Katie Zaferes — will toe the line. Zaferes won a bronze medal in the women's individual event earlier this week.   Knibb: “There is a lot of strategy involved, so it's a real opportunity for growth, because countries are still learning as they go. I feel like in three years it will look drastically different, and I'm excited to see how it evolves.”   Zaferes: “It's super awesome to compete in the Mixed Relay because it's just so much fun having teammates and racing with your country. It's just a whole different vibe — because of course you want to do well for yourself in the individual, but when you're racing in the Mixed Relay, you're wanting to do well for your whole team and for the USA. It makes it a little more special.”   Rappaport: “The Mixed Relay is just so dynamic. Things are always changing, and you have athletes with different strengths going head-to-head in different legs. Things can change really fast, and there's almost always a really exciting finish. I think it will be a great way to draw spectators into the sport, especially now that it's at the Olympics.”   NBC Triathlon Schedule Relay race - Friday July 30th at 6:30pm ET USAT Foundation Watch Party.    Track Cycling Schedule - Starts August 3rd Road Cycling Results Marathon Swimming Schedule - Starts August 4th     What's New in the 303:   From the Summit of Mt. Evans Waiting in the Clouds at the Bob Cook Memorial Hill Climb At 6:30 in the morning Becky Furuta and I drove to the top of Mount Evans as the sun rose over the Colorado plains thousands of feet below and I felt struck with a feeling of smallness. Like that feeling when you are away from humans and surrounded in nature and so vulnerable. To be on the summit basically alone felt rare. It felt amazing and reminded me of the vastness and quiet that still exists but more and more rare. I also was reminded of how much climbing the hundreds of cyclists 7,000 feet down had in front of them. I admit I had some fear for them as the weather forecast included rain and at 42 degrees I knew that would feel awful. I became more nervous as the winds picked up and the clouds shrouded the top.   Unpacking the Primal tent and setting it up in the wind seemed almost pointless as I wasn't confident the race would even happen. Snow pellets kerplunked the tent and we fired up the propane heater to thwart the cold.     New Triathlon in Loveland, July 31, Q & A With Race Director Peggy Shockley Meet Peggy Shockley. She created the Lake to Lake Triathlon in 2001 and so we wanted to “chat” with her on why she loves what she does on the eve of her new triathlon, The Lonetree Sprint Triathlon (Info HERE) on July 31st just south of Loveland (not the city Lonetree, the lake is named Lonetree).     Video of the Week: Flora Duffy wins Bermuda's first ever Olympic gold medal, topping triathlon in Tokyo | NBC Sports     Wayward boat causes first false start in Olympic triathlon history | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports     Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

The Decibel
Dispatch from Tokyo 2020: Simone Biles, extreme heat and Canada's performance so far

The Decibel

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 18:36


American gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from both the team and individual all-around competitions, a few athletes have passed out from the Tokyo July heat and dozens of people connected to the Olympics have COVID-19, while case counts reach all-time highs in the surrounding neighbourhoods.On the other hand, Canada's athletes have made this one of the best Summer Games for our country so far, with some amazing performances from swimmers Maggie Mac Neil, Penny Oleksiak and others. Globe columnist Cathal Kelly joins us from Tokyo to tell us the highs and lows from these Games.

Brainstorm
Technology at the Summer Olympics

Brainstorm

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 29:57


The last time Tokyo hosted the Summer Games was 1964. That was the first Olympics to be televised live, around the world, and in color. The event continues to be a hotspot of innovation for broadcast. Tuning in this year you may hear mention of an athlete's metabolic data, or analysis comparing the acceleration of runners. New tech is capturing this information and spitting out the details within seconds. In today's Brainstorm you'll learn about a variety of ways technology is improving the Olympic viewing experience - providing more data and cooler camera angles than ever before. Also in today's episode, how athletes are increasingly using technology to improve their skills, and how one Olympic team is employing a unique product to protect against COVID-19. Guests include Gary Saunders, president of Kontrol Biocloud; Rick Echevarria, general manager of Intel's Olympics and Paralympics Program; and Ashton Eaton, a gold-medal Olympian, product engineer at Intel and advisor to the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance.

Fairway Rollin'
Olympics Story Lines and the Growing Excitement for the Summer Games

Fairway Rollin'

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 42:18


House and Hubbard rejoin to talk about the exciting story lines and action coming into this year's Olympic golf tournament (00:00). They critique the format of the tournament in Tokyo yet still find ways to get excited about the odds of each major competitor (00:00). Hosts: Joe House and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

All Over The Place
Episode 91: Tune in Olympic Host City

All Over The Place

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 59:15


From start to finish, this Brimley bonanza is on brand. Kicking off with breaking news, the boys execute a synchronized dive into the Summer Games. Move over Dan & Dave, we have a monopoly on these streets. Plus, is something special in the works for episode 100?

Hang Up and Listen
The Potemkin Village Olympics Edition

Hang Up and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 89:06


Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin discuss the weirdness of the Tokyo Olympics being staged without spectators. They also assess the wobbly starts by the U.S. men's basketball and women's gymnastics teams. Finally, they examine the implications of Texas and Oklahoma seeking to leave the Big 12 for the powerhouse SEC.  Olympic atmosphere (2:39): The absence of fans has made for a weird start to the Summer Games.   Olympic sports (24:41): Simone Biles and the U.S. women's gymnastics team stumbled in the preliminary competition.   SEC (47:11): Will Texas and Oklahoma usher in a major realignment in college sports?   Afterball (1:09:12): Josh on baseball broadcast pioneer Mary Shane, the subject of the latest episode of his new podcast series, One Year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Hang Up: The Potemkin Village Olympics Edition

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 89:06


Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin discuss the weirdness of the Tokyo Olympics being staged without spectators. They also assess the wobbly starts by the U.S. men's basketball and women's gymnastics teams. Finally, they examine the implications of Texas and Oklahoma seeking to leave the Big 12 for the powerhouse SEC.   Olympic atmosphere (2:39): The absence of fans has made for a weird start to the Summer Games.   Olympic sports (24:53): Simone Biles and the U.S. women's gymnastics team stumbled in the preliminary competition.   SEC (46:06): Will Texas and Oklahoma usher in a major realignment in college sports?   Afterball (1:08:18): Josh on baseball broadcast pioneer Mary Shane, the subject of the latest episode of his new podcast series, One Year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

TBTL- Too Beautiful to Live
#3474 8-Bit Buds

TBTL- Too Beautiful to Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 35:29


The Summer Games continue with a challenge from one of TBTL's youngest listeners, who just might be the daughter of Luke's insurance agent. Can Luke recognize the 8-bit cover versions of pop songs? 

Audio Archive
Summer Games - Part 3

Audio Archive

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021


Westwood Messages
Run with Perseverance - Summer Games: Pick Up The Torch

Westwood Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 141:12


Message from Pastor Zac Bush on July 25, 2021

History Extra podcast
Olympic history: everything you wanted to know

History Extra podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 44:48


As the world's best athletes congregate in Tokyo for the 29th Summer Games, David Goldblatt answers your questions on the history of the Olympics How violent were the ancient Greek Olympics? How did the Nazis react to Jessie Owens' incredible performance in Munich, 1936? And what ranks as the greatest achievement in the history of the Games? David Goldblatt, author of The Games: A Global History of the Olympics, answers your questions on Olympic history. (Ad) David Goldblatt is the author of The Games: A Global History of the Olympics (W W Norton & Company, 2017). Buy it now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Games-Global-History-Olympics/dp/0393292770 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The GetUp Crew
GetUp Crew : Olympic Games (Friday,7/23)

The GetUp Crew

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 3:51


Finally after the year long delay the Tokyo 2021 Summer Games are here.

Beyond The Fame with Jason Fraley

WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley celebrates the start of the Olympics with WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, who won a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, Georgia. WTOP Sports Anchor Chris Cichon tag teams the interview to discuss Angle's favorite matches and moments.

All Things
Episode 63: Let's Gooo, Tokyo Olympic Games

All Things

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 38:00


Today is Opening Day for the much-awaited, much-anticipated, and first-ever postponed summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Having lived internationally, my family loves to engage the Games. On this episode we take a look at all things Olympics—from the trivial and entertaining, all the way to the controversial and concerning. We're talking about Olympic fun facts, little known things about Tokyo, how Covid is impacting the games, the International Olympic Committee's rush to inclusivity by allowing a biological male to compete against females in weightlifting, the focus on doping and how that affected one athlete who endured an abortion and one who chose to smoke marijuana, the beach handball bikini controversy in Norway (not the Olympics, but all over sports headlines!), and more. This episode of All Things is lighter than most—though we do tackle some tough stuff—and I hope listening in gives you an interesting overview of the games and a sense of joining the global crowd as we cheer on our favorites in the next two weeks! Go USA! So many links! Because the heartbreaking topic of abortion is covered in this episode the very first link I want to share is: Abortion is Not an Unforgivable SinThe rest the links cover the rest of the facts, trivia, and Olympic deep dives on this episode: 15 things to know about Japan at the OlympicsInteresting facts about Olympics you didn't know10 Fun Facts About Tokyo to Celebrate the Start of the Summer Games in JapanTokyo Olympics hit by trifecta of discouraging news amid Covid fearsSporting world erupts over 'disgusting' bikini bottoms scandalControversy continues with the 2021 Tokyo OlympicsAn Abortion, a Missed Drug Test and Altered Records Add Up to TroubleAfter missing Olympics, Sha'Carri Richardson teams up with Kanye West for new adOlympics-NZ weightlifter Hubbard to become first transgender athlete to compete at Games21 U.S. athletes to watch at the Tokyo OlympicsA Guide to the Five New Olympic SportsLaurel Hubbard: First transgender athlete to compete at OlympicsJapan declare state of emergency in Tokyo through Olympics due to COVID-19 surgeIOC Refugee Olympic Team at the 2020 Summer OlympicsTokyo 2020: Does Japan have Covid under control?

Rob Black and Your Money - Radio

The Olympics are not getting a warm reception. The average age of video gamers is rising along with the industry, Apple's cash flow, Dow Jones 

Sports Illustrated Media Podcast
Lindsay Czarniak and Traina Thoughts

Sports Illustrated Media Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 43:17


Episode 348 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with broadcaster Lindsay Czarniak, who will be part of NBC's Olympics coverage. Czarniak talks about her daily Olympics show "On Her Turf," what she's most excited to see at the 2021 Summer Games and whether things could be dicey in Tokyo because of Covid. Czarniak also talks about the progress women have made in sports media, her experiences working at a variety of sports media companies and the Rachel Nichols-Maria Taylor situation Following the interview with Czarniak, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY joins the podcast for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segments. Topics covered this week include Tom Brady's jokes at the White House, the new Peyton Manning-Eli Manning "Monday Night Football" show on ESPN2, Giannis' post-NBA Finals order at Chick-Fil-A, the worst songs of all time and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Game Changers with Molly Fletcher
Olympian Dominique Dawes on How To Find Fulfillment

Game Changers with Molly Fletcher

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 46:25


Dominique Dawes is a three-time Olympic gymnast who helped Team USA to its first ever gold medal at the Summer Games in Atlanta in 1996. She is the only American gymnast to medal in the team competition at three different Olympic Games and is the first African-American gymnast to win an individual medal. But the success came at a price. Now, Dominique is helping to change the culture inside the sport she loves with the opening of the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics & Ninja Academy.  On this episode, we talk about finding your greater purpose and defining success in your own terms.

SportsBeat KC
Olympic Games in Tokyo begin this week. Can we enjoy them?

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 39:34


When the 2020 Olympic Games were postponed until 2021, the hope was the COVID-19 pandemic would have been eradicated … or at least no longer be a major storyline. That is not the case. With competition beginning Tuesday and opening ceremonies scheduled for Friday, the Summer Games in Tokyo, a humongous city that‘s been reporting more than 1,000 new cases each day for the past week, are happening. This will be the first Olympics contested without fans present. And already, athletes are testing positive for the virus, including United States gymnast Kara Eaker from the Kansas City area. In this episode of the daily SportsBeat KC podcast, Vahe Gregorian, who has covered numerous Olympic Games, joins host Blair Kerkhoff to discuss the event and pose this question: Can we enjoy these Olympics? Story links: Alternate from U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team from KC tests positive for COVID-19 NBC News: Tokyo 2020 sponsor Toyota pulls Olympic TV ads public support lags Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Westwood Messages
The Rules of the Games - Summer Games: Pick Up The Torch

Westwood Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 144:32


Message from Pastor Zac Bush on July 18, 2021

Marketplace All-in-One
Would canceling the Tokyo games bankrupt the Olympics?

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 17:41


Japan has a relatively old population and a relatively low vaccination rate. A listener in Tokyo wants to know: What would have happened if the Olympic Committee had canceled the TV-only Summer Games entirely? On today’s show, we’ll follow the money. Plus, more of your questions about inflation, military service and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Here’s everything we talked about today: “Yes. Tokyo Olympics are ‘a go' despite opposition, pandemic” from the Associated Press “Where Does The IOC’s Money Go?” from Deadspin “Cancel the Tokyo Games—and Abolish the Olympics Forever” from the New Republic “Perceptions feed inflation. That’s why the Federal Reserve surveys consumers” from Marketplace Our 2015 interview with then-President Barack Obama, defending the TPP Our show needs your voice! Tell us what you think of the show or ask a question for our hosts to answer! Send a voice memo or give us a call at 508-82-SMART (508-827-6278).

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
Would canceling the Tokyo games bankrupt the Olympics?

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 17:41


Japan has a relatively old population and a relatively low vaccination rate. A listener in Tokyo wants to know: What would have happened if the Olympic Committee had canceled the TV-only Summer Games entirely? On today’s show, we’ll follow the money. Plus, more of your questions about inflation, military service and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Here’s everything we talked about today: “Yes. Tokyo Olympics are ‘a go' despite opposition, pandemic” from the Associated Press “Where Does The IOC’s Money Go?” from Deadspin “Cancel the Tokyo Games—and Abolish the Olympics Forever” from the New Republic “Perceptions feed inflation. That’s why the Federal Reserve surveys consumers” from Marketplace Our 2015 interview with then-President Barack Obama, defending the TPP Our show needs your voice! Tell us what you think of the show or ask a question for our hosts to answer! Send a voice memo or give us a call at 508-82-SMART (508-827-6278).

Marketplace All-in-One
Nothing brings people together like infrastructure

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 8:34


Both labor unions and business groups are uniting to push for the bipartisan infrastructure spending bill on the table in Washington. Plus, as the Olympic flame arrives in Tokyo, an update on the new no-spectator policy for the Summer Games. And, President Biden will sign an executive order Friday intended to increase competition and cut down on aggressive pricing in the ocean shipping and freight rail industries.

Marketplace Morning Report
Nothing brings people together like infrastructure

Marketplace Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 8:34


Both labor unions and business groups are uniting to push for the bipartisan infrastructure spending bill on the table in Washington. Plus, as the Olympic flame arrives in Tokyo, an update on the new no-spectator policy for the Summer Games. And, President Biden will sign an executive order Friday intended to increase competition and cut down on aggressive pricing in the ocean shipping and freight rail industries.