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The Special Olympics USA Games announced today it’s getting its first-ever games tournament. On July 2 in Seattle, athletes will compete at Forza Motorsport 7.

The Tokyo Olympics Character We All Deserve  The Tokyo Olympics Character We All Deserve 

Forget the Pokémon style mascots. The one the Tokyo Olympics needs and wants is a pistol-slinging, fencing foil-wielding centaur.

Japanese Skaters Performed Yuri On Ice At The Winter Olympics Japanese Skaters Performed Yuri On Ice At The Winter Olympics

Japanese pair Miu Suzaki and Ryuichi Kihara just completed one of the first performances of the 2018 Winter Olympics figure skating program. And they did it to the title track from skating anime Yuri On Ice.

Scarlett's StarCraft II Victory Shows How Esports Could Work For The Olympics Scarlett's StarCraft II Victory Shows How Esports Could Work For The Olympics

Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn made history for both women and non-Korean StarCraft pros last night by placing first in a premier tournament, IEM Pyeongchang 2018. The Canadian defeated two-time world champion Kim “sOs” Yoo Jin playing as the Zerg, her old standby, in a 4-1 victory. She’s the second North American pro to…

Ubisoft Says It Won't Remove Russia From Its 2018 Olympics Game Ubisoft Says It Won't Remove Russia From Its 2018 Olympics Game

Earlier this week the International Olympic Committee announced Russia was banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Despite that news, Russia is going to remain in the winter sports sim Steep Road to the Olympics, at least for now.

Don't Get Your Hopes Up About Esports In The Olympics Don't Get Your Hopes Up About Esports In The Olympics

On August 9, the co-president of the Paris Olympic bid committee announced that the 2024 Games would consider including esports as a medal event, saying: “There is some time to look at it, to interact, to engage. The IOC will have the last say, if they want esports on the program.” This week, International Olympic…

Paris Olympic Committee Will Consider Esports For The 2024 Games Paris Olympic Committee Will Consider Esports For The 2024 Games

The Paris Olympic bid committee will consider esports for inclusion as a medal event in the 2024 Olympic Games, according to Tony Estanguet, the committee’s co-president. Estanguet told the Associated Press that talks have been scheduled with the International Olympic Committee and with esports representatives “to…

The Tokyo Olympics Is Embracing The Akira Anime The Tokyo Olympics Is Embracing The Akira Anime

When the Tokyo Olympics were first announced in 2013, there were immediate comparisons to Akira’s 2020 Neo-Tokyo Olympics. Now, the real 2020 games are not shying away from those comparisons but embracing them in a recent promotional event.

Esports Will Become A Medal Event At The 2022 Asian Games Esports Will Become A Medal Event At The 2022 Asian Games

Competitive video games will become a medal sport for the first time ever at the 2022 Asian Games, the Olympic Council of Asia announced. They will appear as a demonstration event at the 2018 edition of the next Asian Games, held in Indonesia, as part of the run-up to esports’ official inclusion as a medal sport in…

Beat Takeshi Not Impressed With Japanese Prime Minister's Mario Cosplay

During the 2016 Rio Olympics’ closing ceremony, Japanese Prime Minister cosplayed as Mario. Well, sorta. You probably thought it was cool. Beat Takeshi did not.

The Tokyo Olympics Could Be The Geekiest Olympics Yet The Tokyo Olympics Could Be The Geekiest Olympics Yet

As reported earlier, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared at the 2016 Rio Olympics’ closing ceremony as Mario. But that wasn’t the only Japanese pop culture cameo.

Mario Stars In Olympics Closing Ceremony

With the Rio Olympics drawing to a close, Tokyo is up next in 2020. And to mark the occasion, Mario made a surprise appearance at the closing ceremony tonight, warp-piping from Japan to Brazil and transforming into...a cosplaying Japanese Prime Miniter Shinzo Abe.

Olympic Athlete Races With Sonic The Hedgehog Tattoo Olympic Athlete Races With Sonic The Hedgehog Tattoo

Javier Culson is once again competing in the Olympic Games for Puerto Rico. And he is once again showing off his cleverly themed Olympic Sonic tattoo.

The Witcher Makes Surprise Olympics Appearance (On An Athlete's Uniform) The Witcher Makes Surprise Olympics Appearance (On An Athlete's Uniform)

This is Vitalina Batsarashkina, a 19 year-old Russian shooter—and big fan of The Witcher, it seems—who won a silver medal at the Olympics earlier this week in the 10m Air Pistol.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Were Predicted 30 Years Ago by Akira The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Were Predicted 30 Years Ago by Akira

Cyberpunk manga Akira debuted in 1982—over thirty years ago. The manga, and subsequent anime, are set in 2019, against the backdrop of the forthcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

In 2012, Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo looked at the case for video games as an Olympic sport. Could Counter-Strike or League of Legends ever be part of the Olympics?

The 2020 Olympics Could Change Tattooing In Japan Forever The 2020 Olympics Could Change Tattooing In Japan Forever

The 2016 Rio Olympics are underway, and athletes from around the globe are competing for gold. Many of those Olympians are inked, as are those spectators who have flocked to the games. All are giving hope to those who want Japan, host of the next Summer Games, to become more open-minded about tattooing.

After allegations that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics logo was a rip-off, the logo has been withdrawn. Why not use this?

The Rip-Off Controvesy Over the Tokyo Olympics Logo The Rip-Off Controvesy Over the Tokyo Olympics Logo

Now that the Tokyo Olympics has scrapped plans for that stupidly expensive stadium, it can focus on other things. Like questions over its new logo.

The Tokyo Olympic Stadium Makes for Good Photoshops The Tokyo Olympic Stadium Makes for Good Photoshops

The price tag for 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium is now a whopping $2.1 billion. That’s more than the stadiums for the past three summer Olympic stadiums combined. That’s pretty silly! So is the stadium’s new Photoshop meme.

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