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Japan Wants Olympic Medals Made From Old Electronics

It says there's enough metal in old phones and tablets to make the medals

(Newser) - The precious metals used to make the next batch of Olympic medals might not come out of the ground but out of our pockets. The BBC reports Japan's Olympic organizing committee is considering making the medals for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics out of recycled electronic waste. Using the tiny... More »

Man Evicted to Make Way for Olympics … Again

Kohei Jinno was also evicted in Tokyo in 1964

(Newser) - You might call being evicted to make way for an Olympic stadium once a stroke of bad luck. But twice in one lifetime? Kohei Jinno, a tobacco shop owner in Tokyo, knows exactly how that feels. Newsy reports: More »

It's Back: Wrestling Rejoins the Olympics

IOC votes to reinstate it for 2020 Games

(Newser) - Just seven months after it got dumped by the IOC , wrestling has been officially reinstated for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, reports the AP . The sport swatted away challengers for a spot at the Games with ease: Wrestling won 49 votes to 24 votes for baseball-softball and 22 for squash. "... More »

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