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8 Reasons Why The Tokyo Olympics Will Be The Most Futuristic Ever

In 1964, the last time Tokyo hosted the Summer Olympics, the nation revealed one of the biggest mic drops in transportation history: the debut of the shinkansen, the world-famous bullet train that became a Japanese icon. The first high-speed train in the world, it spurred similar technology to spread to Europe and other East Asian nations, paving the way for current maglev trains and, arguably, the Hyperloop.

Los Angeles Is The New US Bid City For The 2024 Olympics

After a dramatic few months, Los Angeles has replaced Boston as the US contender for the 2024 Summer Olympics. I think you know what this means — JETPACK DUDE HERE WE COME!

Tokyo's Olympic Logo Is Axed But The Internet Already Has Awesome Backups

It’s been a big day in the world of logos: First, Google revealed its brand new, sans serif emblem. Meanwhile, the scandal-stricken icon for Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympics was officially killed today following plagiarism allegations. Fortunately, the Internet already has had some replacements in mind.

The Little-Known Robot Taxi That Could Outrun Google And Uber

By 2020, visitors landing in Tokyo for the Summer Olympics could be greeted by a fleet of self-driving taxis.

Here's The 2022 Winter Olympics Venue, In The Middle Of Winter

Beijing has just been awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics. Here is a photo of the mountain that will host the skiing courses, taken in the middle of January this year. You may notice a slight lack of white stuff.

London's Crazy Olympic Park Tower Is Being Turned Into A Giant Slide

Anish Kapoor’s Orbit Tower, built to somehow celebrate the Olympics and give people a reason to visit East London once the event finished, is getting a reworking. It’s being turned into an enormous helter skelter, in possibly one of the greatest public planning decisions in millennia.

Give The Olympics To Los Angeles

The news that Boston no longer wants to host the 2024 Summer Olympics isn’t really a shock. Few cities these days do. But the Olympics don’t have to be bad for the host city — and done right, they can actually benefit it. Nowhere is that clearer than Los Angeles, the new frontrunner for 2024. The Olympics would be good for LA, and even more importantly — LA will be good for the Olympics.

Boston May Refuse To Bid For The Olympics

In what the AP calls a “hastily called news conference” this morning, Boston mayor Marty Walsh announced that the city will “refuse” to sign its host city contract unless he can be sure taxpayers won’t be paying for cost overruns.

Seats From Tokyo's Demolished Olympic Stadium Sold As Minimalist Chairs

As you may have heard, Tokyo scrapped plans last week for its pricy $US2 billion stadium for the 2020 Summer Olympics. It’s a big mess, not least because the city’s existing, historic stadium from the 1964 Olympic Games had been destroyed to make room for this ugly new one. But now? Seats from that ’60s venue have been repurposed into minimalist chairs for your own home.

The Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Expands As Though It's Floating When Lit 

The biggest question on everyone’s lips about the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro is whether or not they will be a huge disaster like Sochi. But at least we now know that the torch will be pretty neat, automatically expanding to reveal a series of coloured sections as soon as it’s lit.

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