Taiwan or Chinese Taipei? Olympians’ grand homecoming helps ignite nation’s name dispute
Chinese Taipei's Olympic medalists flew home to a glorious welcome on Wednesday following a best-ever Games performance that has boosted pride on the island claimed by China and revived calls for it to compete under the name Taiwan.
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
Scottie Pippen offers $92 overnight Airbnb stays at his Highland Park home to Olympics fans. ‘What’s a better place to spend watching the Games.’
Olympics fans can request to book a stay at Scottie Pippen's Highland Park home to watch the Tokyo Games. Airbnb bookings for his home open July 22.chicagotribune.com
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.
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:
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