Ukraine's 20 Paralympic athletes have yet to arrive in China
None of the 20 athletes from the Ukrainian Paralympic team has reached Beijing with the Games opening at the end of the week, the International Paralympic Committee said Monday. IPC spokesman Craig Spence, in an interview with The Associated Press, said he was hopeful the athletes would arrive in China for Friday's opening ceremony despite difficult logistics. “We're in regular dialogue with Ukraine about their participation at the Games, and we're working hard behind the scenes to get them here,” Spence said.news.yahoo.com
Entering Beijing's Olympics bubble is a surreal experience
For the thousands of athletes, journalists and others descending on Beijing for the Winter Olympics, China’s strict pandemic measures are creating a surreal and at times anxious experience. China is isolating everyone coming from abroad from any contact with the general public for the duration of the Games, which open next week. “I know the only experience of Beijing I’m going to experience is the Beijing I will see out of my bus window and my hotel window,” said Associated Press photo editor Yirmiyan Arthur, who arrived this week.news.yahoo.com
China demands US halt Olympics 'interference'
China is demanding the U.S. end “interference” in the Beijing Winter Olympics, which begin next week, in an apparent reference to a diplomatic boycott imposed by Washington and some of its allies. Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the demand in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday Beijing time, according to the Foreign Ministry. The U.S. has said it will not send dignitaries to the Games, which open Feb. 4, in a protest over China’s detention of more than 1 million Uyghur Muslims in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, along with crackdowns on human rights elsewhere in the country.news.yahoo.com
What alcohol ban? Booze is free-flowing in Tokyo amid Olympics, despite pandemic prohibition
Tokyo was supposed to be dry under the pandemic state of emergency in effect throughout the Olympics. But fed up locals are drinking in bars, parks and on the street, basking in country's Olympic triumphs.latimes.com
Tokyo's drinkers drown frustrations over virus limits, Games
On the eve of the Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony, the government’s attempts to curb a coronavirus surge by targeting drinkers is drowning in liquor, frustration and indifference. Japan has asked the city’s restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely, to keep people from socializing in close contact with strangers and spreading the virus, but the state of emergency hasn’t deterred many. Instead, drinkers moved outdoors, and many bars in Tokyo’s famed nightlife districts are bustling with defiant customers.news.yahoo.com
What new sports are coming to the Tokyo Olympics?
While much of the Olympic attention from U.S. viewers will be on sports such as swimming, gymnastics, track and field and basketball, those who want something different will get a chance to tune in for five new sports at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Board game company creating San Antonio Monopoly featuring iconic landmarks from the city
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonians will be able to help design a Monopoly board featuring iconic San Antonio landmarks. Beginning Wednesday, and until March 17, fans can share locations they would like to see featured on the board via the official Monopoly San Antonio email: email@example.com. 🤩 San Antonio is getting a Monopoly game! 🤩 Posted by KSAT 12 & KSAT.com on Wednesday, March 3, 2021Locally themed squares will replace Boardwalk and Park Place from the original Atlantic City Monopoly board and include a customized ‘Community Chest’ and ‘Chance’ playing cards, making the entire game a San Antonio experience. Top Trumps Inc, the original manufacturers of the official San Antonio version of Monopoly under license from Hasbro, says the game will be on shelves starting in September.
Bach comes to Tokyo as cheerleader for next year's Olympics
TOKYO – The IOC and Tokyo Olympic organizers have been shouting the message for months now, that despite the continuing pandemic, the Games will open on July 23, 2021. Bach was also asked last week whether he was going to Tokyo to talk about contingencies for canceling the Olympics. Bach is travelling on a private charter and will meet new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday morning. An hour later he’s with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, and then holds a media conference with Tokyo organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori, another former prime minister. The IOC president has has called Tokyo the best prepared Olympics in history, a point he's likely to repeat.
Create your own fair fun at home with carnival games, funnel cake
SAN ANTONIO – We’re all bummed we can’t go to the State Fair this year. That’s why Adeina Anderson, of Creative Lifestyles with Adeina, is bringing the fair fun to you! Watch the video above to learn how to make easy carnival games at home, like DIY goldfish bowls and the ring toss. Anderson also shares how to make easy funnel cake. You can find more crafts on her website.
Why your kids are revved up about the Fortnite update
A long-awaited update for Fortnite looks like it is finally getting the green light. After a few delays, regular cars is going to be added to Fortnite by Epic Games on Wednesday, according to Engadget. While Fortnite’s map has had bikes, hoverboards, planes and shopping carts, cars have been absent until now. Epic Games was forced to delay the update due to technical problems, leading to weeks of speculation over when the update will arrive. Here’s the trailer video for the “Joyride” update:
60 different games for road trips & more summer fun toys
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Where nostalgic games like Neopets and MapleStory are now
Nostalgic video games like Neopets and brands like Atari are still pumping out new content after decades, spawning a TV show, new games and even hotels. Some video game company portfolios are filled with legacy titles, with just a sprinkle of one-off original releases every year. Here's a look at where several well-known video game brands and franchises have landed decades after they first captured fans' hearts. NeopetsThe beloved browser game Neopets first launched in 1999. Its French counterpart lives on, and today it still manages classic video games like "Asteroids" and "Centipede.
NCAA tournament's first day busts brackets
NCAA tournament's first day busts brackets March Madness is in full swing after a day of exciting games. There were several upsets, and according to CBSSports.com, 99 percent of brackets on the site are now busted after Georgia State's win against Baylor. Washington Post sports reporter Matt Bonesteel joins CBSN with the games that surprised him.cbsnews.com
Amid Ukraine tensions, Putin opens Winter Paralympics
Amid Ukraine tensions, Putin opens Winter Paralympics The Winter Paralympics are under way in Sochi, Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Games with a ceremony that saw only one member of Ukraine's 31-member delegation attend.cbsnews.com