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Omega & Olympics

Omega has been the official timekeeper at 22 Olympic games. A partnership forged on the shared desire to record for future generations the valiant attempts of the young men and women of the world to go faster, higher and stronger.

2008 Beijing Olympics – Summer Olympic Game Events 2008

The Olympic Games were first held in 776 BC and were later closed down by the Roman emperor Theodosius I. Later the first modern Olympic games were held in Athens in April 1896 and since then there is nothing stopping them. Lots of countries like Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Sydney and many more have played host to the Olympics.

2008 Beijing Games Torch Ceremony Clouded by Continuous Protests

This past Sunday at the archaeological site Olympia – near the Temple of Hera the 29th Olympic Games Torch was lit. This was the beginning of the five-month journey towards the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games which will begin on August 8th.

Beijing 2008 Was A Bad Bet By The IOC

The 2008 Summer Olympic Games and events in Beijing are still several months away. However, sad and disturbing world headlines concerning China and these Olympic Games are everywhere. Last week the Chinese government reported that air pollution in Beijing reached its highest level on record as a sandstorm from the north shrouded the capital in dust, choking pedestrians, and delaying flights.

Olympic Bobsledding – 1-1000th Of A Second From Winning Or Losing

Hurtle down an icy chute at breakneck speed. Hit high G forces in the turns. All this in a fiberglass bullet. Enjoy.

London Gears Up For The 2012 Olympics

Out of the original nine cities who submitted bids to host the 2012 Olympics the list was whittled down to five in 2004, with London joining Madrid, Moscow, New York and Paris in the final stage of selection. After preliminary evaluations of the five cities, Paris emerged as the strong favourite in many people’s eyes (mostly due to this bid being the city’s third in recent history), with London following close behind. Over the next few months, London closed the gap on Paris significantly; so much so in fact that many people predicted a tie between London and Paris for …

Games in Beijing – China 2008 West Vs East

Could the clash of West meets East result in a “Macaca moment? This year, the entire world will look towards Asia with the celebration of the first ever Olympic Games in the People’s Republic of China. The Beijing Games will be a unique opportunity to bring Olympic education and values to the youth of China and the entire Asian continent.

Olympic Facts – Female Athletes

Is Hassiba Boulmerka one of the greatest Arab female athletes of all time? How many gold medals did Francina “Fanny” Elsje Blankers-Koen win at the 1948 Olympics? Who won the FIBA World Championship in 1957? Who is Gabriela Perez del Solar Cuculiza? Who carried the Iranian flag in the Atlanta opening ceremony?

Interesting Facts About Olympic Countries – Australia

Why is Catherine “Cathy” Salome Freeman an iconic figure in sports? Who is Benjamin Hardy? How many gold medals did Australian swimmer Dawn Frasser at the Olympic Games? Who was the first Australian sportsperson to win an Olympic medal? What city hosted the 1956 Summer Olympic Games?

Unknown Facts About Olympic Nations

How many gold medals did New Zealand win in the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games? How many athletes did Mauritania send for the 1984 Summer Olympics? Who was the flag bearer for Guinea-Bissau in Atlanta 1996 Olympics? Who is the best sports people of Grenada? Who is the greatest Barbadian athlete of the 21st century?

Interesting Facts About Olympic Champions

Who is Nadia Comaneci? How many medals did African swimmer Kirsty Coventry win at Athens 2004? Who are the most popular volleyball players in Brazil and why? Jefferson Perez Quezada became the first Ecuadorian athlete to win a medal at the Summer Olympics. In what sport did he win a gold medal?

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