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...]

Asthma Common Among Olympic Athletes

Chronic airway conditions affect 8 percent of the elite competitors, research shows. Aug. 2012 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma and airway hyper-responsiveness are the most common chronic conditions among Olympic athletes, affecting about 8 percent of the competitors, according to a new study. After analyzing the data of five Olympic Games that is from 2002 to 2010, it has been found that 8% of the athletes have been suffering from asthma, a breathing problem. The Australian researcher … [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...]

What is the significance of the Olympics?

With the kick-off of the Olympics this last weekend, there have been dramatically varying reactions to the significance of the games and, in particular, how that relates to culture and politics in the United States. One typical reaction to the Olympics is the blindly patriotic one. Many Americans have a tendency to view the Olympics as a stage for the United State to boast its supposed superiority. Of course, this is a very narrow way to view both the games and the place of the United States … [Read more...]

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games – 27 July to 12 August

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, also known informally as London 2012 (for example on the official logo), are scheduled to take place in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. Following a bid headed by former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe and the then Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, London was selected as the host city on 6 July 2005 during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore, defeating Moscow, New York City, Madrid and Paris. … [Read more...]

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