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All posts tagged "Rio Olympics"

  • Olympic Viewing: NBC’s Ratings Drop, Chaotic Bike Race

    NEW YORK – An estimated 26.5 million people watched NBC’s coverage of the Olympic opening ceremony, a sharp 35 percent drop from the record-setting viewership of the curtain-lifter in London four years ago. The opening ceremony of...

    • Posted August 7, 2016
  • Games Begin in Full, With US Teen on Target for 1st Gold

    RIO DE JANEIRO – The Olympics began in full with the first gold medal going to an American teenager by the fearsome name of Thrasher. There was plenty of rough riding on a punishing cycling course, a...

    • Posted August 7, 2016
  • In Olympic Marketing, Smaller Brands Find Restrictions Tough

    NEW YORK – The Olympics are full of stories of underdogs triumphing against the odds for athletic glory. But in the case of Olympic marketing, smaller brands are finding it tough to prevail amid strict rules. Sponsors...

    • Posted August 7, 2016
  • Shooter Yarimar Mercado Ranks 43 in Rio Games

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Yarimar Mercado became the first Puerto Rican woman to ever compete in an Olympic 10-meter air rifle event with her effort in the Brazil games Saturday. The Yauco, Puerto Rico, native made ranked...

    • Posted August 6, 2016
  • Adriana Díaz Wins Easily in Olympic Debut

    RIO DE JANEIRO – The youngest table tennis player in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, Adriana Díaz of Utuado, Puerto Rico, beat Olofunke Oshonaike of Nigeria 11-7, 7-11, 4-11, 11-7, 11-5 and 11-2. It took Díaz...

    • Posted August 6, 2016
  • Afanador Debuts in Olympics with Hard-Fought Table Tennis Win

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Utuado, Puerto Rico’s table tennis player Brian Afanador debuted in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Saturday with a hard-fought victory against experienced Congolese player Saka Saraju, with a 8-11, 12-10, 11-9, 9-11,...

    • Posted August 6, 2016
  • Olympics Kids Walk with Athletes in Games’ Opening Ceremony

    SAN JUAN –  Nearly 100 kids from around the world participated in an opening ceremony at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The McDonald’s Olympics Kids walked in the Parade of Nations at Rio’s Maracanã Stadium in front...

    • Posted August 6, 2016
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  • Puerto Rico Shines at Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony

    RIO DE JANEIRO – With their delegation’s parade Friday evening during a pompous and folkloric opening ceremony, Puerto Ricans marked their 18th participation in Olympic games. Puerto Rico’s was the 152nd flag to enter the monumental Maracana...

    • Posted August 6, 2016
  • Rio Delivers a Simple, but Spirited, Olympic Welcome

    RIO DE JANEIRO – What it lacked in flash, Rio made up for with feeling. With a limited budget, the consequence of a biting recession that roiled preparations for South America’s first Olympics, Brazil laced its high-energy...

    • Posted August 6, 2016
  • Olympics offers showcase for tech such as VR, payments ring

    Besides dazzling feats of athleticism, dazzling new technologies will be on display at the Olympics. About 217 million viewers in the U.S. alone tuned in to the London Olympics four years ago, making it the most watched...

    • Posted August 5, 2016