Post Tagged with: "Olympic Games"

Sochi Olympics to raise Russia’s credibility in international arena

February 6, 2014 1:02 pm0 comments
Sochi Olympics to raise Russia’s credibility in international arena

The first ever Russian Winter Olympic Games will start in Sochi on 7 February 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed confidence that this sporting event will serve to bring nations together and to promote friendship, trust and the spirit of partnership the world over. At the ceremony of presentation by foreign […]

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Wrestling Makes Shortlist for 2020 Olympic Games

June 5, 2013 7:50 pm0 comments
Wrestling Makes Shortlist for 2020 Olympic Games

Professional wrestling is a step closer to becoming a part of the Olympics again, following the announcement by the IOC that the sport is shortlisted for the 2020 games. The IOC (International Olympic Committee) Executive Board announced on Wednesday that wrestling, along with baseball/softball and squash, have been selected for […]

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Can Professional Cycling Ever Escape the Cloud of Suspicion Cast by the Armstrong Affair?

January 18, 2013 7:37 pm0 comments
Can Professional Cycling Ever Escape the Cloud of Suspicion Cast by the Armstrong Affair?

In the wake of the Lance Armstrong confessions to media tycoon and acknowledged cycling novice Oprah Winfrey, the eyes of the sporting world have once more fallen upon cycling. Old wounds have been opened, and the spectre of doping lingers around a sport seemingly on the up. Making the headlines […]

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Should BBC Neutrality Take a Back Seat During London 2012?

August 7, 2012 12:53 pm1 comment
Should BBC Neutrality Take a Back Seat During London 2012?

Ever since the spectacular opening ceremony that was masterminded by Danny Boyle, the whole of the country seems to have got behind Team GB. Everywhere you go, your eyes are drawn to people sporting Team GB t-shirts, bags and caps, while most shops in high streets up and down the […]

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Are we putting too much pressure on our athletes these Olympic Games?

July 30, 2012 4:00 pm1 comment
Are we putting too much pressure on our athletes these Olympic Games?

The London 2012 Olympics were officially kicked off by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II last Friday after a spectacular Opening Ceremony featuring the Industrial Revolution, the Child Catcher,Great Ormond Street Hospital and the inventor of the World Wide Web. Following a parade finale of the 204 teams taking part in […]

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Opening Ceremony

July 27, 2012 3:02 pm0 comments
Opening Ceremony

People are pouring into the city. There is no doubt about it. It takes something special to noticeably swell the ranks of one of the greatest cities in the world and that something is the Olympic games. Citius, Altus, Fortus. By its very nature the Olympic games lends itself to […]

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London Olympics “not immune” to match fixing and sports fraud

July 4, 2012 9:10 am0 comments
London Olympics “not immune” to match fixing and sports fraud

LONDON – With less than four weeks to go before the London 2012 Olympic Games commence, organisers, gambling businesses and sports federations are stepping up efforts to stem match fixing and suspicious betting patterns ahead of the Olympic Games, which kick off on 27 July in East London. James Cook, […]

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