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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘London Olympics’

Ivan Lendl and Andy Murray Parting Ways

Ivan Lendl, described as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, has parted ways with Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray. During their two-year coaching partnership, Murray won Wimbledon, as the first Briton to do so in 77 years. Murray commented on his blog, “I’m eternally grateful to Ivan for all his hard work over the past two years, …

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Paralympic Games Begin Tomorrow in London

The 2012 Paralympic Games are set to kick off tomorrow evening in London. The 14th Paralympic Games will host around 4,200 athletes from 166 countries, including over 200 athletes from the U.S. Many of the U.S. athletes competing are military veterans who lost limbs or sustained other injuries during their service. Tonight a 24-hour torch relay will begin the countdown …

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Breeja Larson Upsets World Champion Rebecca Soni at Olympic Swimming Trials

Breeja Larson is something of an unknown at the Olympic Swimming Trials taking place in Omaha, but that hasn’t stopped her from making a huge impact on the shape of the team. In fact, it’s safe to say Breeja Larson has taken the swimming trials by storm with her spectacular upset of World Champion Rebecca Soni in the women’s 100 …

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Olympic Swimmer Decides Not to Quit Twitter

According to a story published in the Sporting News yesterday, Rebecca Adlington, the two-time Olympic gold medalist from Britain, said she was giving up Twitter during the Olympics because people were making fun of the way she looks. Adlington said “even if you get 10 nice comments, you get one idiot. I’ve now given up.” She decided to give up …

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London Olympics Protesters Suspended From Twitter

As you might expect, not everyone in England is welcoming the Olympics with open arms. So much so, in fact, there’s an official protest movement which can be found at ProtestLondon2012.com. This “Official Protesters” collective is overseen by a group called the Space Hijackers. For those who are unaware, the Space Hijackers refer to themselves as anarchitects, and their state …

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Iran Blocks Access To London 2012 Olympics Site

In a move that is not that rare or at all unheard of, the theocratic government in charge of the Republic of Iran has blocked access to the official site for the 2012 Olympics in London, England for all of it’s citizens. “The blocking process in Iran is not related to a single specific organisation,” Nima Akbarpour, the presenter of …

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NBC and YouTube Partner For 2012 Olympics

If you’re looking forward to the summer Olympics this year in London, you’re in for an extra special treat. You’ll be able to watch streaming coverage of the events for the first time. NBC and Google’s YouTube have teamed up to offer the most comprehensive coverage of the Olympic games ever! The London Olympics begins on July 27th and so …

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