June 6, 2012
Olympic Rings

Olympic Rings     Photo: Patrick Hoesly/Flickr

YouTube to Livestream Olympics

Events will be viewable in Africa and Asia

Live coverage of the London Games will be streamed on YouTube in 64 territories free of charge, the International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday. The coverage will include 2,200 hours of livestreaming as well as historic footage from past Games. The digital feeds will be available in 64 Asian and African territories where digital broadcast rights have not already been acquired. The IOC shared clips of the Beijing Games on its YouTube channel in 2008. "We hope sports fans enjoy finding the exact event they want to see as well as checking daily highlights whenever they want to see them," said YouTube's head of sport content partnerships.

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Wingsuit jump: Lysebotn, Rogaland Fylke, NO

Wingsuit jump: Lysebotn, Rogaland Fylke, NO     Photo: hakonthingstad/Flickr

BASE Jumper Sets Record in Himalayas

6,000-meter launch is the highest ever

Russian climber and BASE jumper Valery Rozov has set a new world record for the highest wingsuit launch after jumping from a 6,000-meter mountain in the Himalayas. The 47-year-old extreme athlete made a six-day ascent of Shivling mountain in India on May 25 before choosing a launch pad at 6,420 meters. Rozov hit speeds of 200 kilometers per hour during the jump before landing 90 seconds later at 4,000 meters. His support team took three days to descend. The June 5 announcement of Rozov's record-breaking jump included a helmet-cam video of the descent.

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Andy Schleck

Andy Schleck     Photo: Petit Brun/Flickr

Andy Schleck Admits Knee Problems

Cyclist lost a week of training to rehab

Luxembourg cyclist Andy Schleck has revealed that he lost a week of training last month in order to receive treatment for knee problems. Schleck spent three days at a Swiss clinic in May after developing some issues while checking out the Alpine route of the 2012 Tour de France. The announcement of his recent treatment follows criticism of his performance in the ongoing Criterium du Dauphine. Schleck told Dutch daily newspaper De Telegraaf that he is not panicking over his performance in the Dauphine, which he says is "not surprising" considering his interrupted training. Schleck received the yellow jersey for the 2010 Tour de France on May 29 after Alberto Contador was stripped of his title for doping.

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