The London Olympic Games were the first to monitor greenhouse gas emissions and to boast eco-sustainable buildings
London won the gold medal its sustainability efforts, during the recent Summer Olympic Games. The facilities facilities- from the Olympic Park to the Velodrome to the main Stadium - make wide use of recycled materials and follow waste management guidelines. All purchases inside the Olympic Park and all packaging are 100% recyclable while the disposable products are green and made in Italy.
The London Paralympic Games (parallel to the Olympics), now in progress, are... Read More
I do believe in Mermaids, I do believe in “Mermaids”,
I Do, I Do, I Do !!
I don’t know about you but I sure spotted one of them last week at the 2012 Olympics. The 16 year old Mandarin Mermaid “Ye Shiwen” who blew everyone’s mind while she dominated the world in winning the 400 metres Olympics swimmers race. Then she did it again taking charge to her second gold by victory in the 200 m individual medley race.
Suspicious minds and accusations’ quickly started flying and soon right after one of the broadcasters, a well known coach on the air quickly stated “Her swimming was... Read More
If a world championship title in the 400-meter wasn't enough, toss in Olympic Gold. And a new national holiday.
19-year old Kirani James took gold in the Men's 400m run on Monday, winning with a time of 43.94 seconds becoming the first Grenadian to win an Olympic gold medal in any event.
"He was in control all the way. Under 44 seconds for the first time in his career - we figured he would do it eventually and he did it just at the right time," said four-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson afterwards.
"It means a lot, Grenada will be going crazy right now," James... Read More
They have a good reason if they seem somewhat nervous -- they are at the start of a 1300 meter "race" down the side of a mountain-cliff.
The competition is the World BASE Race, and the title that these athletes compete for is 'The World's Fastest Flying Human Being'.
Competitors race each other to the bottom of the cliff, across the "finish line" using only a wingsuit, gravity and once across the finish line deploy their parachutes to land safely. A mistake in this race has consequences that are far more severe than a sprained ankle.Read More
@BBCAfrica tweeted: The IOC says it will allow a marathon runner -- born in #SouthSudan but with no passport -- to compete under the #Olympic flag.
Guor Marial, a marathon runner, will take part in the Olympic Games as an "independent" athlete. This is an Olympic Games' first. Marial will compete under the Olympic flag, reports the the Telegraph.
The International Olympic Committee made an exception for Marial. The gifted athlete was born in South Sudan and fled to the US during his countires' civil war reports Reuters.
Marial is an elite martahon runner however... Read More
Olympic Athletes from the USA and a number of other countries were treated to a 4 hour trip from London's Heathrow airport to the Olympic Village in Stratford where they will be staying.
"We’ve been lost on the road for 4hrs. Not a good first impression London" tweeted American 400-meter hurdler Kerron Clement. The trip took four hours to cover 24 miles from the airport to the Olympic Village, a distance that the men's marathon winner is expected to cover in less than half the time.
The buses were equipped satttelite-navigation systems and provided with dedicated Olympic... Read More
The greatest sport's event in the world will host the largest McDonalds on the face of the planet. Serving their infamous Big Macs, fries and shakes, McDonald's Corporation is in the process of opening its largest restaurant in the world in London's Olympic Park.
The restaurant, which will be 1 of 4 McDonald locations at the Olympics, will seat 1,500 diners and the company expects to serve 14,000 people daily and has the capacity to dish-out approximately 50,000 Big Macs over the course of the games.Despite it's "super-size" McDonalds will dismantle and then recycle most of the... Read More
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