For most of us, the word tourism evokes images of a relaxed vacation in the lap of nature or in another city, away from the daily grind. It also brings to mind cosy hotel rooms, sumptuous fare and sightseeing at an unhurried, relaxed pace.For those of us on a shoestring budget, it conjures up images of a backpacking trip across cities, beaches and mountains.But did you know that the tourism industry is much more than that. It is large, diverse and employs one in ten people on this planet. So, to understand its trajectory and prospects, there are terms galore categorising the journeys people make from one place to another, be it within one’s nation or internationally.And as the World Tourism Day draws close, join us to discover all the different ways people travel and find out which one yours fit into.
In fact, elite athletes have to be the best of the best to even qualify for stipends from their respective sports’s organizing body. “There are support systems put in place once you reach a certain level so you can minimize costs and focus on training,” Erin Hamlin explains. Hamlin isn’t alone when it comes to juggling work with working out.
Olympians might be role models themselves, but the athletes have people they look up to as well. Yahoo Lifestyle asked 13 athletes competing at the 2018 PyeongChang Games who inspires them and the common theme: moms, Michelle Obama, and Serena Williams. Serena Williams is a huge inspiration for me.
Most Olympians dream of making it to the games their entire lives and possibly making it to the podium to collect a gold, silver, or bronze medal. Yahoo Lifestyle asked 8 competitors who they’d honor with their medal — and the answers are so sweet.
In December, the skier got backlash for her remark about who she would, and wouldn't, represent in South Korea. Yahoo Lifestyle asked 10 other U.S. Olympians who they're there for.
While Team USA's been provided with red, white, and blue uniforms, many would wear black, carry a white rose, or accessorize with a Time's Up pin — if it didn't break several International Olympic Committee laws.
Preparing for the Olympics isn’t easy — and packing to decamp to South Korea for a few weeks isn’t a walk (or a jog — they’re elite athletes after all) in the park either. While Nike, Under Armour, and Ralph Lauren have the practical items covered by providing Team USA with patriotic gear for practice, playing, and taking the podium, participants bring to the 2018 Winter Games beyond the basics. From Maame Biney‘s purple blanket to Kikkan Randall’s bone stimulator, here’s the most unexpected thing 11 Olympians brought with them to PyeongChang. Jocelyne Lamoureux
While these Olympians compete and train at elite levels, many of their rituals aren't all that unique — a good cup of coffee, say. But some are less common…
Fresh off their Olympics wins, most of the U.S. gymnastics team’s “Final Five” hit the MTV Video Music Awards’ step-and-repeat tonight.
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu has made India proud at the world’s largest sporting spectacle. The final was definitely a nail-biting match and Sindhu has achieved no mean feat. She got us a silver, the highest medal we got at the Olympics this year. Not only that, she received titles of many ‘Firsts’ Sindhu is India’s first woman to win a silver medal at the Olympics. She is the first Indian Badminton player to enter Olympic finals. And at 21, she is the youngest Indian Olympian to win a medal. The rewards don’t stop here. P Gopichand and Sindhu got a rousing reception as they landed in India and the celebrations have just begun. A felicitation ceremony was organized for them in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana. Sindhu received a ton of appreciation in a lot of forms apart from wishes. Here’s a look at all the rewards Sindhu received:
The Lighting Bolt, who upped his gold medal count to nine with his spectacular Olympic run at Rio — which could possibly be his swansong — has been revelling on his success ever since, perhaps a bit too much. The woman has been identified as Jady Duarte, the 20-year-old widow of a drug lord who was shot dead by the Brazilian police earlier this year. According to reports, Bolt has been in a relationship with a 26-year-old Jamaican named Kasi Bennett for the past two years, and Bolt’s sister recently mentioned that the duo is likely to get engaged soon. While Kasi has been cheering for her man during the past couple of days on Instagram, she hasn’t posted a single photo of theirs together to date.
Because Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about being held up at gunpoint in Rio during the 2016 Olympics, Speedo USA is terminating its relationship with him.
Olympics, the grandest sports show on earth, sees the finest athletes from across the globe vying with each other to find out who amongst them are the best. These young men and women dedicate their lives to excellence in their chosen sport. They make several sacrifices, undergo grueling training schedules, fight injury, officialdom, and many other problems before emerging as the ultimate victors.For them to come up with profound and meaningful quotes is remarkable, given their youth. Not only do these gems apply to the world of sports, but also hold true in every walk of life. Here are some of the most inspiring quotes from Olympians:
From Michael Phelps’d mother and fiancé to Simone Biles’d parents to the ever-exuberant parents of Aly Raisman, those who watch a loved one perform can experience a tremendous amount of pride — and pressure.
Several athletes have proposed to their significant others at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio. An expert weighs in on the pros and cons of such public proposals.
Olympic running has a tremendous history: It was the very first sport to be played at the 776 BC games in Olympia, Ancient Greece (somewhere between the future lands of Russia and Spain) — and has continuously evolved, incorporating more and more events like shot put, discus throw, and high and long jumps. In Ancient times, Olympians didn’t wear much of anything (in fact, some ancient artifacts suggest that they wore nothing at all). But after a long hiatus, the Olympics were reintroduced in 1986 in Greece, once again. This time athletes wore clothes.Beginning with the 1986 Olympics, we take a look back at the evolution of track uniforms over 116 years.Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed every day.
Simone Biles is no ordinary human, the ease with which she somersaults makes us wonder whether she is from another planet. There is greatness, and then there is Simone Biles! Still, she is just like any other teenager; the 19-year-old has earlier admitted to having a huge crush on Zac Efron, and she has a life-size cutout of the Hollywood heartthrob in her bedroom. In an interview to NBC, Biles told that she sometimes kisses that cut-out.
Kerri Walsh Jennings has three gold medals and is well on her way to winning a fourth at the 2016 Rio Olympics. With her new partner, April Ross, the pair have dominated beach volleyball in Brazil so far, bumping, setting, and spiking their way to multiple victories. Yet despite their dominance on the sand, some viewers still seem distracted by the athletes’s uniforms. “Why has NBC decided that beach volleyball is fascinating? I’ve seen enough of Kerri Walsh’s side boob. Scantily clad = big ratings? Please,” James Carroll tweeted. ...
Since it only comes around once in a blue moon (a.k.a. every four years), there’s always a lot of anticipation surrounding the Summer Olympics once it does finally arrive. And this year, the hype might be even more elevated. From talk about the badass gymnastics dream team, to the face-off between Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin (not to mention all the controversy and health concerns), all eyes will be on Rio for the next 15 days.
On Tuesday, rugby sevens debuted at the Rio Olympics. Rugby has been part of the Olympics in the past, the last time being the 1924 Paris Summer Games, but sevens is a faster version of the sport.In sevens, teams are made up of only seven players who go full-out for seven-minute halves. The athletes on the 12 squads selected for the Olympics are all-stars, like Carlin Isles, from the U.S., a college track champ turned Detroit Lion turned Olympic rugby player; Brazilian twins Felipe and Daniel Sancery; and New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams, who gave up a professional boxing career to play rugby full time.And these guys also happen to be ridiculously good-looking. So to kick off the sevens finals — which happens today at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC — Yahoo Style takes a look at the hottest players in the event.Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Eugenie Bouchard’s Olympics journey was only short-lived, falling to Angelique Kerber in straight sets and then losing in doubles with partner Gabriela Dabrowski to Czechs Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova, both during the second round of tournament play. Neither loss can be blamed on any one specific hit, point, or serve, but a sports analyst seems to know exactly what went wrong: the Canadian was too distracted by beauty, fashion, and hair to get the gold.
Honestly, if I were Shobha De, I’d have logged out of my twitter account, and forgotten the password for good. Not that I enjoy, but like all of you, as a privileged citizen of India with uninterrupted access to the interwebs, I often stumble upon the many mindless commentaries of this, in Sonam Kapoor’s words, “a 60-something porn writer”.
During the preliminaries for the 100m women’s backstroke on Sunday, Kathleen Baker lost one of her earrings. As Baker told NBC, pearl earrings are “kind of her thing” and when she exited the pool the other day she only had one on even though she had both when she went in. Luckily, Baker’s pearl earring was returned to her before the medal race the next day where she took silver.
The world seems a little too busy with something lately! Guessed it? Yes, the Olympics is here and what better reason for sport fanatics to get excited.This year, the big games is being held in Rio, Brazil and we thought it’s only fair to pay homage to the host country.While you might have heard of actors having their roots from other countries, did you know a few of your favourite actors, singers and musicians are from Brazil?Read on as we reveal some of the hottest Brazilian celebrities.