Olympics News

Swiss Re Swings to Q1 Loss as Coronavirus Outbreak Bites

FRANKFURT — Reinsurer Swiss Re swung into a net loss in the first quarter of 2020 as the impact of the coronavirus outbreak began to bite, it said on Thursday. The Zurich-based company booked a hit of $476 million for …

Theft an Issue at Rio Olympics

A laptop and team shirts have been stolen from Australia’s accommodation at the Olympic athletes’ village while the building was being evacuated because of a small fire, the head of the team’s delegation at the Rio Games said Sunday. Kitty …

Olympic Experts Sure They Can Repel Cyber Threats

Vital computer systems for London’s 2012 Olympic Games have come under repeated cyber-attacks – but only from hackers who were invited to join in thousands of hours of security tests. Atos, the lead technology company for the Summer and Winter …

Poland’s Olympic Medal Hopeful Injured in Crash

Officials say that Poland’s best hope for an Olympic medal in judo has been injured in a motorcycle accident and may have to skip the London Games. Polish Judo Association President Wieslaw Blach says that 24-year-old Tomasz Kowalski and 30-year-old …

London Carries Out Tests Ahead of Olympics

Britain’s military is carrying out security tests in London ahead of the Olympics – including the deployment of one weapon it hopes it never has to use. Ground-to-air missile systems are being considered for the games – a move the …

Olympic Builders Fed Porridge to Stop Worksite Accidents

Porridge. Breakfast of champions? Olympic organizers gave construction workers working on the Olympic village discounted porridge breakfasts to keep their blood sugar levels up – and found it reduced the number of accidents on site. The Olympic Delivery Authority, responsible …

$100 Million Policy Triggered If 2012 London Olympics Cancelled

International sports federations will be insured for up to $100 million in the event the 2012 London Olympics are canceled because of war or terrorism. Andrew Ryan, director of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations, said the 26 sports …