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Every Olympian spends their days dreaming of winning an Olympic medal - whether it be a bronze, silver, or gold (of course they would prefer the gold medals, obviously). It should come as no surprise that every Olympics takes great pride in the crafting and design of creating their medals. London has finally revealed the medals that they will be giving out during the London 2012 games.
Highlights of the medals include -
- They weigh in at 14 ounces, which makes them the heaviest in history
- Intersecting lines which convey togetherness and outreach
- The River Thames behind the logo
- 2,100 of these will be given out during the London 2012 Games.
With the 2012 Olympics gaining closer and closer, it's no surprise that London has been preparing for the games feverishly. All of these preparations seem to be paying off though, as London is starting to get rave reviews for their preparedness. Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, has stated that London seems the most prepared for the games out of any of the recent hosts. However, he still is concerned with the threats of illegal betting and match fixing especially in the sports of cricket and football. He told the following to The Guardian earlier in the week, "That is the reality we have to live with. We are going to monitor the London Games very closely. Whenever there is an abnormal betting profile, the bet…Read more >
After the horrible destruction that was caused by the tsunami and earthquakes of March 11, Tokyo is attempting to recover from this accident. Perhaps, in many ways, they were boosted by the inspired playing of the Japanese Women's National Team who defeated the United States in penalty kicks over the weekend to win the Women's World Cup. But now, Japan is looking to take it one step further.
Japan has confirmed that they are making a bid for the 2020 Olympic Games to take place in the capital city of Tokyo. The Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda said, "Today, Japan is recovering from the tsunami and earthquake and we want to have the 2020 Olympics as a symbol of the recovery."
Tokyo was defeated by Rio de Janiero as hosts for the …Read more >
With the NBA currently in a lock out, many people are beginning to question how this will affect the London 2012 games. Many of the NBA's foreign players are now faced with unexpected high insurance costs. Many of the international federations are looking to find a way that would allow them to get around paying this high insurance cost. However, if they can't find a way around this issue then many of the game's top athletes may be forced to sit out of the upcoming FIBA games this summer.
Several big names have already been left off their team's upcoming national teams. Andrew Bogut will not be playing for Australia. Spain has announced that it would cost them up to $5,670,000 to insure the contracts of players including Pau Gasol and Marc G…Read more >
After the South Korean city of Pyeongchang was announced as the host city for the 2018 Olympics, France has become partially bitter about the Olympic bidding process. France originally believed that the city of Annecy had a strong bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics. However, since they were passed over in favor of Pyeongchang, they seem to be throwing themselves a pity party of sorts.
France, after receiving a disappointing 7 votes in this bid, announced that they won't be making a bid for the 2020 Summer and Paralympic Games. It is believed in the future that they might make a bid for the 2024 Games to be held in Paris. But still, it makes one question why anybody should support a France bid after this immature behavior that they are displa…Read more >