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Rio Olympics: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Lead Movie Advertising Blitz

The first trailer for December's 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' debuted exclusively on Thursday night's broadcast of the Summer Olympics, while a new trailer for Tom Hanks' 'Inferno' and a teaser Amy Adams' 'Arrival' premiered during the games earlier this week. There's an unofficial sport taking place during the Summer Olympics in Rio — promoting Hollywood movies in a bid for the gold. Studios are spending many millions to […]

todayAugust 12, 2016

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With Simone Manuel’s gold, a liberating page in Olympics history has turned

For 16 years, through Olympics in Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London and Rio, African-Americans swam under a microscope for their country. Questions about oddity and identity weighed them down as they tried to outrace history and the competition. Finally, on Thursday night, Simone Manuel's gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle turned a liberating page for black swimmers. Trailing by an ominous half-second at the turn, Manuel used a furious closing charge […]

todayAugust 12, 2016

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Ten highlights of Wednesday 10 August at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Cancellara reclaims men's time trial title Swiss cyclist Fabian Cancellara won the men's individual time trial and caps his career by reclaiming the title he won at Beijing 2008. It means Great Britain's Chris Froome was denied a Tour de France-Olympic Games double. Froome was a minute behind, finishing with a bronze medal. Dutchman Tom Dumoulin took silver. @[email protected]_cancellarapic.twitter.com/aRYMp9jMq4 — MiniPeople.ch (@SwissMinipeople) August 10, 2016   Armstrong wins third consecutive […]

todayAugust 11, 2016

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Olympic Games results 2016: Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps lock down another big night for USA Swimming

Things we learned in Tuesday night's Summer Olympics action: Katie Ledecky is a monster, in the best possible way. Don't talk trash Michael Phelps. Ledecky and Phelps both took home individual golds on Day 4 of the 2016 Olympics, and Phelps added another as part of America's victorious 4x200-meter freestyle relay team to cement USA Swimming's status as biggest fish in the Olympic pool. For Phelps, Tuesday's haul represented his 20th […]

todayAugust 10, 2016

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Korakaki fends off Karsch for 25m pistol gold

Greece’s Anna Korakaki holds off Germany’s Monika Karsch to win the gold medal in women’s 25m pistol. In an epic gold medal showdown, 20-year-old Korakaki won the first three rounds to go up 6-0, but the 33-year-old German shooter clawed back to win the next three rounds to tie it up. In the final round, Karsch missed two of her first three but Korakaki missed her fourth shot, putting immense […]

todayAugust 9, 2016

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Rio 2016: 5 things to watch Sunday at the Olympics

Here are five things to know about Sunday at the Rio Olympics. Click here to find out when and where to watch the best of Sunday's action. 1. Gymnastics, women’s qualifying The American women start on the floor exercise, where Simone Biles and Aly Raisman have some of the toughest routines in the world. Though Biles’ is more difficult, she’ll go before Raisman – the reigning Olympic medalist on the […]

todayAugust 7, 2016

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What to eat and drink while watching the Olympics

Quite a few of you were looking for ideal Olympic-watching foods in our Free Range chat on Wednesday. Looking to the flavors of Brazil for inspiration — think papaya, passion fruit, coconut and dulce de leche — we pulled together a slew of ideas from the Recipe Finder. International Salsa. It’s an international competition, so serve a dip with flavors found around the world. This one is a crowd pleaser — […]

todayAugust 4, 2016

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