London 2012 closed, onward to the Paralympics Games – AUG 29 !!!

  London's closing ceremony     The Games of the XXX Olympiad have come to a close, the last of the medals handed out, and all that's left is to celebrate the past 16 days of sport with one spectacular show. International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge declared the London 2012 Olympic Games 'happy and glorious' as the spectacular Closing Ceremony brought the curtain down on the Games. The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques … [Read more...]

London 2012 – CANADA’S FIRST GOLD MEDAL WINNER – ROSIE MACLENNAN

The Opening Ceremony is a celebration showcasing the best of the Host Nation. It also features a parade of all competing nations and the highly anticipated entrance of the Olympic Flame, which ignites the Cauldron and signals the start of the Games. The eyes of the world will be on London for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Ceremony will provide an opportunity for the world to view the artistic expression of the Artistic Director (Danny Boyle) and his team, and … [Read more...]

SOMALIA: Burkas to tracksuits

Senior vice president of Somali Athletics federation Khadjia Aden Dahir SOMALIA: Burkas to tracksuits Mogadishu — The Somali Athletics Federation will select one female runner from a field of 10 to compete in the 400-metres at this year's London Olympics. The youngest of those currently training in Mogadishu is Najma, 10. She started running six months ago, shortly after Al-Shabab left the city. "My father encouraged me," said Najma. She knows she is lucky - most girls in Somalia do not … [Read more...]

Lakshmi Puri, ‘Women in the World of Sports’

Women in the World of Sports Speech delivered by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the panel discussion on “Leadership Views on Women in the World of Sports,” at the 5th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport, Los Angeles, 17 February 2012.   Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning to all of you. I would like to join other panellists in thanking the International Olympic Committee, the US Olympic Committee, and the Southern California Committee … [Read more...]

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