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Tokyo 2020

Tokyo Festival Chairman Shares Bold Vision to Remake Japan’s Oldest Cinema Event

Tokyo International Film Festival chairman Hiroyasu Ando is finally free to make some of the big changes he believes will revitalize Japan’s oldest cinema event. A career diplomat who spent over 40 years in Japan’s Foreign Service, Ando joined the Tokyo festival in the new role of chairman midway through 2019. But the pandemic threw […]

NBCUniversal Earnings Rise on Olympics Ads and Theme Parks, But Studios Profit Falls

NBCUniversal’s third-quarter adjusted earnings jumped 48.2 percent as its theme parks unit swung to a profit after a coronavirus pandemic-induced year-ago loss and the bottom line of its media unit rose as the Tokyo Summer Olympics boosted advertising revenue, partially offset by higher costs. NBCU’s third-quarter adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) […]

TV Ratings: NBC’s Tokyo Olympics’ Primetime Audience Falls to Average of 15.5M

NBC’s Tokyo Olympics primetime coverage pulled in an average 15.5 million viewers, down 40 percent from the average 26.7 million primetime viewers for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. But the network, in unveiling its final TV ratings for a Tokyo Games thrown off-kilter by the pandemic, played up online TV gains, including securing […]

John Oliver Says Russia’s Olympics Punishment for Doping Scheme Didn’t Go Far Enough

John Oliver questioned the severity of the punishments handed down to Russia amid what the Associated Press recently called “the Games’ longest-running doping saga.” Russian sent more than 330 Olympians to the Tokyo Games, which ended Sunday, but they were competing under the name of “Russian Olympic Committee,” or ROC. Russia’s name and flag were […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: What I Learned Watching the Tokyo Games

The Olympics aren’t just an exciting sporting event featuring the best athletes in the world, they’re a reflection of humanity’s social values — and the battle in Tokyo this year over those values was just as exciting as the actual competitions themselves. Sports is a measure of how far the human body has evolved through […]