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The Winter Olympics Film Festival: 1948 St. Moritiz

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Nightshift Sports is posting a series of feature length films on the Winter Olympics, starting with the 1948 Winter Games. The first several posts will be embedded…i.e. you can access the film just by clicking on the play button on this site. Others will require a click-to-link, which will take you away from this site. Why the International Olympic Committee will allow embeds for some of these films (and they are all “official” documentaries) and not for others is not known to us. We’re just glad they’re made available to view.

In a time before global warming, when the Winter Olympics were held in climate-appropriate locations, one of the most glamorous Winter Games was the 1948 event staged in St. Moritz. The competition was organized just three years after the end of World War II, and took place in one of the few spots in Europe that had not been devastated by the war: Switzerland. St. Mortiz was then–and remains–one of the world’s great playgrounds for the affluent–especially for winter sports. Here then, the full feature film on the 1948 St. Moritz Winter Olympics, from an era and competitive time that no longer exists.

 

 

The Fine Print: Film Embed courtesy of our friends at YouTube and the Olympic Channel and International Olympic Committee. The film has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing.  The Nightshift news site and Nightshift Sports are  continually evolving experiments in news communications. The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. 


The Winter Olympics: New York Times Coverage 11 February 2018

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Our daily feed from the New York Times on the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Direct Link: 2018 Winter Olympics Overview.

The New York Times has been at this for quite some time  and their coverage is always great and often brilliant.

We’ll be putting up a link to their summary of coverage and news every day, to make it oh-so-easy for you to stay in touch with the games, the events, the winners and the losers.

To see just how good “old media” can be, we recommend that you read this article from the Times about augmented reality coverage and follow along. 

The Times posted a perma link to their AR site (use an iPhone, please )…. here it is: https://nyti.ms/2FN3peS

The Games are on. Get all the way into them.

 

 

 

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The Nightshift: 11 February 2018

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Good Morning, it’s Sunday, 11 February 2018,  and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.

The Nightshift is moving to a more streamlined format to accommodate a slate of new  Media Bunker  projects.

The Olympic Games are in progress and America has its’ first Gold Medal Winner, Red Gerard, who won the gold in Slopestyle Snowboard (an unexpected win). The men’s downhill was postponed due to high winds; further practice on the course, was also cancelled due to the wind. The event is tentatively scheduled for Thursday of this week. Today, Mikaela Schriffin competes in the Women’s Giant Slalom. That event will be on prime time NBC tonight. You can see the running medal count with this direct link.

Today is National Make A Friend Day. You can never have too many friends so meet someone new today.

What we’re listening to in The Media Bunker: The Valentines 2018 playlist, compiled by our music editor/producer/DJ Tschugge. 

The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below. The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below. As always, thanks for dropping by.

 

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

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The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

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The 2018 Winter Olympics: The Medal Count

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Keeping up with who won what at the 2018 Olympics is a job for the experts. So….we turn to our friends at The Guardian for their running total of the medal count in Pyeonchang.

The 2018 Winter Olympics Medal Count (via The Guardian).

 

 

 

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The 2018 Winter Olympics: 11 February 2018 Schedule

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The following events are scheduled for today. Television coverage is the United States is via NBC and NBCSN.

Alpine Skiing
Biathlon
Bob Sled
Curling
Figure Skating
Freestyle Skiing
Ice Hockey
Luge
Short Track
Ski Jumping
Snowboarding
Speed Skating

Remember: The nightly prime-time telecasts will feature the most popular events (i.e. tonight, it’s figure skating and the men’s downhill); if you want to see some of the more unique/esoteric events, check out NBCSN, which is available all day. There is a conflict between the schedule for Alpine Skiing announced on air and the one posted on line; NBC notes that the Women’s GS (Alpine skiing, Giant Slalom) is running tonight. It’s their channel–believe them.

 

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The Nightshift: 10 February 2018

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Good Morning, it’s Saturday, 10 February 2018,  and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.

The Nightshift is moving to a more streamlined format to accommodate a slate of new  Media Bunker  projects.

Let the games begin: The 2018 Winter Olympic Games were opened last night in a theatrical/technological/historical ceremony at the Winter Olympic Stadium. Now–time for competition.

Today is National Umbrella Day. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

What we’re listening to in The Media Bunker: The Valentines 2018 playlist, compiled by our music editor/producer/DJ Tschugge. 

The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below. The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below. As always, thanks for dropping by.

 

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

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The 2018 Winter Olympics: New York Times Coverage

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You’ll probably need a go-to print source to keep up with all the news at this year’s Winter Olympics.

We have it for you: It’s the New York Times rather amazing coverage of this year’s event. 

The New York Times has been at this for quite some time (see their photo, above, from the 1932 Winter Olympics) and their coverage is always great and often brilliant.

We’ll be putting up a link to their summary of coverage and news every day, to make it oh-so-easy for you to stay in touch with the games, the events, the winners and the losers.

To see just how good “old media” can be, we recommend that you read this article from the Times about augmented reality coverage and follow along. 

The Times posted a perma link to their AR site (use an iPhone, please )…. here it is: https://nyti.ms/2FN3peS

The Games are on. Get all the way into them.

 

 

 

The Fine Print: Photo embed courtesy of our friends at GettyImages.com who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing.  The Nightshift news site and Nightshift Sports are  continually evolving experiments in news communications. The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. 

 

 


The 2018 Winter Olympics: Schedule

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The  2018 Winter Olympics Schedule

There are lots of events to watch in this year’s Winter Olympics. Some you may be familiar with and some you may never have seen before. And, of course, there are always going to be events that you just don’t give a darn about. Whatever.

Here’s a very good guide on what to watch and when, at this year’s Winter Olympics:

The Complete Schedule, courtesy of our friends at Time magazine. 

 

 

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The 2018 Winter Olympics Essentials: TV Schedule

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This year, NBC will be providing opening ceremony to closing ceremony coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics. NBC is doing coverage in HD, 4K and even 8K. There will also even be some VR. To take it all in, you need to know where and when it all is.

Nightshift Sports has you covered:

You’re going to watch the Olympics?

Here’s what’s on and when, courtesy of NBC, lead broadcaster for the Olympic Games.

The NBC 2018 Winter Olympics Full Schedule

VR Live Streaming at the Winter Olympics

How to Watch the Winter Olympics on TV, online, and streaming

Sporting News Guide to TV Coverage of the Winter Olympics

The Announcers for the Winter Olympic Games:

 

 

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The Nightshift: 9 February 2018

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Good Morning, it’s Friday, 9 February 2018,  and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.

The Nightshift is moving to a more streamlined format to accommodate a slate of new  Media Bunker  projects.

Rob Porter, staff secretary at the White House and former top aide to Chief of Staff John Kelly, is out after accusations from his two ex-wives of physical and verbal abuse. Another day, another White House scandal. Also, the U.S. Government shut down late last night, a new–and potentially explosively large–budget was approved and the government started up again. Did you miss it while it was gone?

Today is National Pizza Day. Chicago deep-dish style or flat? (also National Bagel Day…pass the cream cheese and lox).

What we’re listening to in The Media Bunker: The Valentines 2018 playlist, compiled by our music editor/producer/DJ Tschugge. 

The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below. The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below. As always, thanks for dropping by.

 

 

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

The Fine Print: Embed image courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21s century on file and online. If you need an image, they are your source. This image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. This post is number 1598  for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.