Former United States Olympian Gregg Tafralis is a man who has always been faced with difficulities and struggles. Tafralis is perhaps best known for his controversies in the sport of track and field. He participated as a member of the 1988 Olympics track and field team. He sadly placed a disappointing ninth place in the event of Shotput.
However, a bigger tragedy occured to Tafralis on September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. Shortly after settling down for a nice relaxing evening of Thursday Night Football, a gas line 400 feet away from Tafralis' house exploded. Tafralis was the only member of his family home at the time - fortunately. However, his escape was extremely difficult. At first he described his emotions as "I pretty much thought I was go…Read more >
Londoners get out your conductor's hat and place it next to to your Olympic flags and clothing. Special rail tickets for the London 2012 games have already gone on sale - not only that, they have a special dedicated website just for this service- [www.www.nationalrailgamestravel.co.uk here]. The tickets are designed to be flexible throughout the games in case an event runs long or is unexpectedly rescheduled. Ticketed spectators will also receive a special travel card that will allow them to travel throughout the venues. On top of that, the stations have dedicated themselves to staying open later to help serve the additional traffic. Theresa Villers, the rail manager, was quoted as saying
"For millions of people London 2012 will be the even…Read more >
The security for the upcoming London 2012 games will not be affected by austerity concerns in Great Britain. In fact Home Secretary Teresa May told reporters that
" the 500 million pounds ($804 million) Olympics security budget is being protected from cuts and won’t be affected by the tough measures aimed at reducing Britain’s burgeoning budget deficit."
May was also questioned about whether or not Osama bin Laden was planning on attacking the Olympic Games. May refused to comment on this issue. This is always a prevalent issue as shortly after London was announced as the host of the games, the transit system was bombed by terrorists and 52 people were killed. Security is a tremendous importance for these games, and it is glad that the Briti…Read more >
One of the major benefits of hosting an Olympic Games is that it's an unique opportunity to improve your cities' existing infrastructure - including roads, venues, and transportation. It should be no surprise that perhaps one of the best three things to come out of the London 2012 games according to Rail.co, is the improved transportation center.
In a list of what Britains thought would be the best benefits of the Olympic Games, transportation came in at number three with 12% of the votes (23% in London). One of the key elements in improving the transportation issues is the newly remodeled Stratford Station which is set to serve over half the traffic of the games. The renovations to this station have come at the healthy price of £125 millio…Read more >
Can an overweight plumber and blue hedgehog win Olympic medals? If you are talking about Mario and Sonic, then of course they can. And they have already proved it in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games and Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games. It's no surprise that the duo would once again come back for the London 2012 games.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games has made some changes to it's gameplay. First of all there are two versions - Olympic and Dream Versions. The Olympic versions try their best to mimic the actual gameplay and event. The dream version on the other hand is infinitely more interesting. In the dream version, the Olympic event is combined with a level from a Mario or Sonic game.
Another new addition to t…Read more >