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Diving With a Purpose

20-year-old Matthew Mitcham has a lot to be proud of, claiming a gold medal in the Men’s 10m Platform Diving final. His win made him the first Australian male since Dick Eve in 1924 to win an Olympic Gold Medal. His win denied China a clean sweep of at this Olympics. Not only has the young Aussie achieved the highest scoring dive in Olympic history, he has surely set a personal benchmark for fellow divers and gained him the admiration of his fellow Australians and many people around the world.

Michael Phelps is the Greatest Athlete of All Time – Read the Many Reasons Why

Michael Phelps is beyond doubt the greatest athlete of all time. Read why.

Where Does Michael Phelps Rate Among the All-Time Great Olympians?

Michael Phelps has the most gold medals in Olympic history. Does that make him the greatest Olympian ever?

Despite the Politics, Nationalism, and Commercialism – The Olympics Are a Great Sporting Event

Despite its problems — the Olympics are a great sporting event. And, hopefully, always will be.

Dara Torres Provides Perfect Example For Every Masters Athlete in America

There could not be a better role model for masters athletes in the United States than 41-year-old Dara Torres, the five-time Olympian who lost a gold medal by 1 one-hundredths of a second at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. At 41, she is the oldest Olympic swimming medalist in history, and the only swimmer to win a medal in 5 Olympic competitions.

Revisiting 9 Great American Victories During the 2008 Olympics in Beijing

The afterglow of the Beijing Olympics has caused me to cogitate on some of America’s great victories. In no particular order of importance, here are some of the greatest American victories we witnessed on television and on the computer during the 2008 Olympic Games in China.

“Jamaica Me Fast” Takes Over Track and Field’s Sprint World

That was not a lightning bolt you saw on television during the 100-meter dash at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. It was Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s 6-foot-5 answer to sprint dominance worldwide. He won the sprint double (both the 100- and 200-meter dashes) in world record time. Bolt and his Jamaican teammates won 14 more medals in the 100, 200, 400 and 4×400 relay. Find out how Bolt runs so fast.

Interesting Facts About Olympic Nations – Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso -known as Upper Volta until 1984- won the bronze medal at the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago. Burkina Faso, led by Paul Gorogo, beat Argentina 2-0 to capture the bronze medal. The children received a heroes’ welcome when they returned to Burkina Faso, one of the world’s seven poorest nations…

Fun Facts About Olympic Nations – Brazil

Brazil -birthplace of Edson Arantes dos Nascimento- will host the FIFA 2014 Football World Cup.The FIFA Executive Committee has decided that South America will host the tournament. The World Cup is the most-watched event in the world…

Olympic Sport List

The governing body of the Olympic Games is the International Olympic Committee (IOC). They have been responsible for the games since they revived the Olympic Games with Summer Olympics at Athens in 1896.

An Honest Assessment of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games – Case Study

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games have now come to a close, and China had spent billions in infrastructure to see that it was a success. Their national honor had been tied to this event in their own eyes and the eyes of the rest of the world. The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games were a showcase to the World and a statement that China has arrived. So, how did China do hosting the Olympics?

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