Epic Moments in Football…P2

The Great Differences Between Today’s Modern Olympics and The Modern Olympics of 1896

The first modern Olympics was in 1896 but it was far different then the great tournament that it has evolved into today. In this article you will learn about the struggles that were put in making the first Olympics as well how it all turned out in that fateful summer.

Africa’s First Great Olympic Athlete – Abebe Bikila’s Biography

Born-Ethiopian Abebe Bikila was the first person to win 2 Olympic marathons in modern times, becoming one of the Century’s greatest Olympic athletes. Winning the Olympic gold was one of his dreams after training under the direction of Onni Niskanen (coach from Sweden). Marathoner Bikila, member of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie’s Imperial Guard, burst on to the Olympic scene at the 17th Summer Games in the early 1960s, where he took gold; he was not one of the pre-race favorites to earn the global title. Without a dubt, this was a key moment for Ethiopia and Africa. Bikila was born on August 7, 1932 in Jato (Ethiopia).

2012 And All That – An Olympic Games Bid

July 2005 saw a momentous event, that was to have far-reaching financial implications, taking place. Although these events only happen once every 4 years, their power to rouse emotions is almost unbounded. Consequently, can sport in the United Kingdom ever be the same again?

Inspiration And Special Olympics

Commitment, hard work, dedication, hours and hours of practice and a clear goal in mind, is the life of an athlete. Good health, proper nutrition and being of strong mind and body is essential to keep the machine working.

Soar With the Olympic Sports

When you think of Olympic Sports you are going to think of a few weeks of games of competition from all over the world. There are a mixture of winter sports and summer sports that make up the games so there is something for everyone to love and watch.

Learn About The Olympics 2012 Summer Games Events

The 2012 summer games events are being held in London, which is one of the most exciting cities in the world. It is an ideal time to visit this great city as it is right in the middle of the English summer. This should hopefully guarantee a few nice days of weather.

The History of Vancouver

In July of 2003 Vancouver was selected as the host for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Officially known as the XXI Winter Olympic Games, it will be held February 12-28 2010. This will be the third Olympics that have been hosted by Canada. It will join the 1976 Summer Olympic Games and the 1998 Winter Olympic Games.

2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro

Problems the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro might have. But there is still time to handle all of them.

The History of Short Track Speed Skating

First presented in the 1992 Winter Olympics, short track speed skating is a relative newcomer to the Winter Games. A popular sport in Europe since the 19th century, it did not become the popular sport it is today in North America until after the turn of the century.

Highlights of a Champion – Apolo Anton Ohno

Apolo Anton Ohno was born in Federal Way Washington on May 22, 1982 the son of a Japanese born father and American mother. His mother left shortly after his birth and he was raised by his father Yuki Ohno. He was named after the Greek words Ap which means, “steer away from” and lo that means “look out here he comes”.

Sports in Cuba – From 1900 to 1959

The Republic of Cuba was one of the few Latin American countries to participate in the Second Summer Games, between May 14 and October 28, 1900, in Paris (France). However their proudest moment was when the Island’s Olympic delegation finished fourth in the medal count in the United States of America in 1904, behind the host country, Germany and Canada. The Caribbean country came away with three golds.

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