Tag archive for ‘Olympics 2012’
By Guest Author On Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Five Famous Older Athletes

When you think of a famous athlete, all too often your mind pictures a youngster just starting their sporting career. Be it Olympians winning medals while still in puberty, or professional athletes receiving huge More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Science Channel sets ‘Outrageous Acts of Science’ premiere for summer

Science Channel announced today it has ordered new episodes of OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, the network’s most watched series in 2015, to premiere during summer 2016. The program was the network’s most watched More...

By Stephen Nevets On Thursday, February 14th, 2013

‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius arrested in shooting murder of model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

South Africa is reeling after a beloved model is dead, those who knew her are in mourning, and one of the world’s most admired Olympians is charged with her murder after a Valentine’s Day shooting in More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Olympians from Congo, Ivory Coast and Guinea are ‘missing’

Another bizarre Olympics tradition – the “disappearances” of athletes from third world countries who never return home after representing their nations at the games. Cedric Mandembo (blue) participated More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 10th, 2012

Manteo Mitchell finishes Olympic races with a broken bone in leg

Manteo Mitchell described the snapping sound and feeling in his leg, but never wavered about finishing his 200 meters in the 4×400 relay. The US Olympian said “It felt like somebody literally just snapped More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, August 6th, 2012

Topless FEMEN protesters target London Olympics

Four topless activists from a women’s rights group FEMEN were arrested today after they carried out a protest in central London. Police responded to the protesters, who had accused the Olympics’ governing More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Badminton players disqualified for ‘fixing’ matches

The four pairs – two from South Korea, one from China and one from Indonesia – have all been penalized by the Badminton World Federation for ‘not using one’s best efforts to win a match’ More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, July 30th, 2012

US Men’s Basketball beats France, gets hugs from Michelle Obama

Team USA beat France at the Olympic games 98-71, but the real story was the first Lady. Michelle Obama was front and center to hug all of the NBA stars. As the team broke a postgame huddle, LeBron James led his More...

By Stephen Nevets On Monday, July 30th, 2012

UFO spotted at Olympics VIDEO

Friday night’s spectacular pyrotechnics display of the most watched opening ceremony in summer Olympics history attracted more than the eyes of over 40 million people. A clearly seen unidentified flying object More...

By Stephen Nevets On Friday, July 27th, 2012

Director Danny Boyle takes center stage with London Olympics opening ceremony

The famous British director Danny Boyle will be presenting his grandest creation Friday with the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympincs in London. Danny Boyle on the set of “Slumdog Millionaire” photo/Warner More...

By Stephen Nevets On Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Paraskevi Papachristou, Greek triple jumper, kicked out of Olympics for ‘racist’ tweet

Greece’s triple jumper Paraskevi “Voula” Papachristou has been barred from the Olympics, due to begin on Friday in London, for composing a “racist” tweet, the country’s Olympic committee More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Big Ben will ring for 3 minutes to start 2012 Olympics

Big Ben will chime more than 40 times between 8.12 and 8.15 as part of the London 2012 Festival. Photo/Andrew Dunn, 29 September 2004 via wikimedia commons The opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium is that More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Roger Bannister, first 4 minute mile runner, featuring in Olympic torch passing

Former record breaking athlete Sir Roger Bannister passed the Flame to Torchbearer to Nicola Byrom on Monday at the track at Iffley Road Stadium. The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay leg featured the famous runner More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony to feature pastoral Great Britian

The London 2012 opening ceremony will start with an anarchic pastoral vision of Britain’s green and pleasant land, featuring real animals, fake rain, a mosh-pit in tribute to the Glastonbury Festival and a ‘posh-pit’ More...

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