The number of sports featured in the Olympic Games, for various reasons, changes constantly. The 2016 Rio de Janeiro event had 28 games, as had the previous three Olympics since 2000. In 2012, the games in London had only 26 after baseball and softball were dropped by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Preetam Kaushik is a Mumbai-based Journalist and editor who focuses on culture, business, politics and economy. A former Freelance Mumbai Correspondent for Business Insider India and Freelance Journalist for TheStreet.com,his work has been published by The Times of India, Economic Times, WIRED, and World Economic Forum. His written articles have been frequently cited by the mainstream media outlets such as The Washington Post, Economic Times, Yahoo Finance etc.
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What can open the home and hearts of people to something beyond token secularism? Food festivals, says modern economics, are going to be the next big issue where policies can be put to test. Will you allow yourself a gastronomic sense and experience delight when you taste food from different parts of the world?
10/09/2015 11:07 BST
English is necessary. But to what extent? All the way? Just because something is not in every day usage doesn't mean that it is not being used elsewhere and may not one day come in handy for you.
13/08/2015 09:38 BST
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While Germany and Japan are advised to inquire into their souls, Korea is suggested to really consider the ramifications of robbing the country of its honor and its countrymen, should it try to not forget the past and live in the present.
29/07/2015 10:18 BST
For the time being the deal prevented Greece's exit from eurozone and endorsed the notion of a united European entity. But how long this can be sustained is a question that even the strongest empathisers of a collective European reality would want to conveniently skip.
17/07/2015 11:47 BST
Understanding this has to be an effort within the context of banking, big global banks such as UBS are turning towards technology and AI to mine data for insight into customers and help lenders stay competitive in the digital era.
14/07/2015 09:06 BST
Owning a drone and flying a drone is not the same thing, for the rules about being able to fully utilise the talent of drones, both commercially or for pleasure have been not exactly friendly or coherent.
10/07/2015 09:34 BST
Even as the world is frantically searching for alternative energy, there is one source that will always hang around without ever getting depleted. The Sun. In the next 10 to 20 years, or maybe even by 2050, solar PV is expected to be the main source of powerful energy, suited to the new millennium.
29/06/2015 10:41 BST
Author of these books, E L James is sure a woman who can very well be at home with her characters and their fears. The books turned out to be blockbusters. While James explored Ana Steele in the trilogy, James is all set to explore Christian Grey now in her upcoming book 'Grey'.
08/06/2015 20:31 BST
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Somehow, there seems to be something utopian about the ideologies we have believed. Did we all not grow up assuming or just believing a 'just' society is a 'fair' society and vice versa? In the following years, did we not learn to separate 'justice' from 'fairness' because what is just cannot and need not be fair all the time?
23/04/2015 13:26 BST
How Was a Violent Criminal with Prior Convictions in South Korea Able to Get So Close to US Ambassador?
Even as the massive joint military exercise by South Korea and the US is set to begin on March 28, the protestors of the drill have already perpetrated one violent assault and multiple verbal attacks on it.
27/03/2015 12:05 GMT
The Ministry and the Japanese government recognize that producing highly competent scientists is not achieved overnight. It takes years of intense focus and single-minded dedication to a specific area of research and perseverance in the face of criticisms and setbacks.
03/03/2015 14:53 GMT
Technology is not only about global communication, it is also about collation of data, global analysis and precise solutions to end the problem that affects some part of the society.
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Winter has locals turning out a hearty chat with visitors. Summer has them all busy and going everywhere since the business is brisk and the lure of a quick buck often takes over grace and gratitude. Nightlife in Ibiza during winter months is more than awesome.
17/12/2014 01:34 GMT