U.S. ratings for Tokyo Olympics plunge to half of 2012 Games

By Lisa Richwine    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -U.S. viewership for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, a competition clouded by the COVID-19 pandemic, dropped to about half the audience for the London Games in 2012, according to data released by Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal on Monday.    The 17-day event averaged 15.5 million primetime

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With the world still in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of its Delta variant, in some respects these Olympics came at exactly the right time, albeit a year later than scheduled.Tokyo in 2021 will be remembered for generations. Its stories of triumph, heartbreak and tragedy have

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Laura Muir has won a silver medal for Great Britain with a new national record in the 1500m at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The 28-year-old produced an exceptional run in the final and finished with a time of 3:54.50, which is also a new personal best. Faith Kipyegon was the

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First-placed Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas celebrates the new world record after competing in the women’s triple jump final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. The world’s attention is firmly focused every four (or in Tokyo’s case five) years on the glory

Tokyo Olympics Day 11 LIVE RESULTS: Simone Biles and Laura Kenny in action, Team GB go for gold – latest updates

WHAT a golden day we potentially have ahead in Tokyo. We've a host of big names coming your way from Japan through the night, with Jazmin Sawyers and Abigail Irozuru going for gold in the long jump at 3am. Josh Kerr goes in the 1500m, while Adam Gemili gets his

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DUTCH long-distance star Sifan Hassan remarkably won her 1,500m heat – despite FALLING on the final lap. Hassan, 28, got involved in a tangle of legs just after hearing the bell for the fourth lap at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. She was preparing to make her final dash from

Team USAs Jade Carey can show her gold mettle while the best floor gymnast in the world sits out

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On Sunday, newly crowned Olympic all-around champ Suni Lee will compete for the gold medal on uneven bars. The American could do it — but it should be a very hotly contested final in the Tokyo Olympics. Simone Biles announced on Saturday that she had withdrawn from both the vault

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TEAM GB are back in the medals again on Day 9 of the Olympic Games. Max Whitlock has RETAINED his Olympic title after a sensational routine on the pommel horse. Charlotte Worthington put in the performance of a lifetime to stun American Hannah Roberts in the BMX freestyle, winning gold