Competitive video games will become a medal sport for the first time ever at the 2022 Asian Games, the Olympic Council of Asia announced. They will appear as a demonstration event at the 2018 edition of the next Asian Games, held in Indonesia, as part of the run-up to esports’ official inclusion as a medal sport in…
The attack began in the early morning hours of Sept. 5, 1972, when eight armed Palestinians affiliated with the Black September Organization snuck into the Olympic Village in Munich. They made their way to 31 Connollystrasse, where the Israeli delegation was housed, killed two men and took nine others hostage.
During the 2016 Rio Olympics’ closing ceremony, Japanese Prime Minister cosplayed as Mario. Well, sorta. You probably thought it was cool. Beat Takeshi did not.
As reported earlier, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared at the 2016 Rio Olympics’ closing ceremony as Mario. But that wasn’t the only Japanese pop culture cameo.
With the Rio Olympics drawing to a close, Tokyo is up next in 2020. And to mark the occasion, Mario made a surprise appearance at the closing ceremony tonight, warp-piping from Japan to Brazil and transforming into...a cosplaying Japanese Prime Miniter Shinzo Abe.
The Rio Olympics has been the big story everyone’s talking about for the last couple of weeks. If you don’t have time to keep up with everything, we’ve rounded up the big stuff everyone has bee talking about here so you can catch up quick.
Javier Culson is once again competing in the Olympic Games for Puerto Rico. And he is once again showing off his cleverly themed Olympic Sonic tattoo.
This is Vitalina Batsarashkina, a 19 year-old Russian shooter—and big fan of The Witcher, it seems—who won a silver medal at the Olympics earlier this week in the 10m Air Pistol.
Cyberpunk manga Akira debuted in 1982—over thirty years ago. The manga, and subsequent anime, are set in 2019, against the backdrop of the forthcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In 2012, Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo looked at the case for video games as an Olympic sport. Could Counter-Strike or League of Legends ever be part of the Olympics?
The 2016 Rio Olympics are underway, and athletes from around the globe are competing for gold. Many of those Olympians are inked, as are those spectators who have flocked to the games. All are giving hope to those who want Japan, host of the next Summer Games, to become more open-minded about tattooing.
Kohei Uchimura is a six-time world champion gymnast, a four-time gold medalist at the Olympics, and, apparently, an aspiring Pokémon trainer. Playing Pokémon Go in different locales can be a great way to accrue a collection of new monsters, but it can also cost you severely. Uchimura reportedly played a bunch after he…
The Olympic torch’s one job is to stay lit no matter what. And honestly, I never gave much thought to how that was accomplished. Lots of tiki torch fluid? Very careful runners? Ghosts? Correct answer: pressurized gas and a chassis that could probably survive reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.
The price tag for 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium is now a whopping $2.1 billion. That’s more than the stadiums for the past three summer Olympic stadiums combined. That’s pretty silly! So is the stadium’s new Photoshop meme.
Silver Surfer snowboarding on a Galactus-shaped ramp sure would make things more exciting at any Winter Olympics event. The real games might be over, but here's concept artist Francesco Francavilla pairing superheroes with the winter sports that suit them the best.
Thirty years ago, we didn’t have fancy PS4s to drool over. No, we had to type in things like
“LOAD”*”,8,1 to play games, and those games were real. One of the best, of course, was Epyx’s Summer Games, which let you take part in such Olympic competitions as swimming, diving, sprinting, and gymnastics as a…