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Olympic Athletes Have Nothing On This 'Iron Nun' - 5 Inspiring Lessons For Business And Life

Olympic Athletes Have Nothing On This 'Iron Nun' - 5 Inspiring Lessons For Business And Life

Nike connected with its spiritual self and found the 'Iron Nun', an 86 year old woman who competes in grueling Ironman contests (think of triathlons). If you've watched any part of the Olympics in Rio, chances are you've already heard of this wonder woman. An inspiration to women everywhere.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jopiazza/2016/08/16/nike-put-this-iron-nun-in-their-latest-commercial-5-things-to-learn-from-her/#6bfda8d86b38

How the International Olympic Committee is using technology to educate future host cities

How the International Olympic Committee is using technology to educate future host cities

As the Olympics wind down, the International Olympic Committee is already looking forward to the 2020 game in Tokyo. A branch of the IOC known as the Olympic Games Knowledge Management Program has been working to create content that is more video-oriented to avoid language barriers. The IOC is working with the Swiss-based startup Teleport to compile the data.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/21/how-the-international-olympic-committee-is-using-technology-to-educate-future-host-cities/

What if Michael Phelps were a woman?

What if Michael Phelps were a woman?

The greatest Olympic swimmer in history, sure, but would Michael Phelps be nearly as ubiquitous if he wasn't a man? What happened to Missy Franklin and Dana Vollmer and all the other swimmers I would see on Wheaties boxes at the supermarket? The media's attention span is not nearly the same for women as it is men; even Phelps's wife gets more press than the former Olympians as a former Miss California! Phelps is undoubtedly a swimming legend, but he would have been a blip on the Olympic Radar if he swam in the other pool.

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/11/opinions/women-who-have-it-all-at-olympics/index.html

 

At the Rio Olympics, Women Athletes Bump Against a Gold Ceiling

At the Rio Olympics, Women Athletes Bump Against a Gold Ceiling

Have you heard of Katie Ledecky? If you haven't, Katie Ledecky is the best female 1,500 meter swimmer of all-time. And Katie Ledecky won't be swimming the 1,500 meter in the 2016 Rio Olympics because only men are allowed to compete at that distance. The furthest distance Ledecky is allowed to swim is 800m. Same thing with cycling; the women's track is 62 miles longer, and the issue is not about safety, it's about suppression.

Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/at-the-rio-olympics-women-athletes-bump-against-a-gold-ceiling-1470425132

Robots will cover the Olympics for The Washington Post

Robots will cover the Olympics for The Washington Post

Artificial intelligence will post updates on the Olympics throughout the next few weeks. The statuses will include graphics (such as race times, medal winners, etc.) and short sentences about the transpiring events. Longer, more focused pieces will still be written by journalists, while allowing the reporters more time to focus on their articles.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/05/robots-will-cover-the-olympics-for-the-washington-post/

Image Source: By KaputJonny (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Note: This picture does not depict a robot The Washington Post is using.