Funny Open Goal Misses! Unbelievable!

Sports in Morocco – Athletics to Soccer!

Between August 8 and August 16, 1985, Rabat, the capital city of the Kingdom of Morocco, hosted the VI Pan Arab Games. Over 3,400 athletes from 17 nations competed in North Africa. The local team took first place in the unofficial team championships.

Sports in Indonesia – From Badminton to Soccer!

At the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing (People’s Republic of China), the Olympic team of Indonesia finished 7th in the medal count, with 30 medals (3 gold, 6 silver, 21 bronze), behind China, South Korea, Japan, North Korea, Iran, and Pakistan. After all those important results, Indonesia – a nation with about 15 percent of the world’s Muslims– competed in the 25th Olympiad in Barcelona (Spain), where Alan Budi Kusama and Susi Susanti, both national heroes in Jakarta (the capital city of Indonesia), won gold medals in badminton, one of the most popular sports in Southeast Asia, together with football and sepak takraw.

Sports in Paraguay – From Athletics to Basketball!

The 22nd Olympiad in the USSR -present day Russia-was boycotted by Paraguay -under the dictatorship of President Alfredo Stroessner (1954-1989)- because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Due to its modest performance in the Pan American Games in San Juan de Puerto Rico (1979), Paraguay had a list of five athletes to the 1980 Moscow Olympics, among them was Claudio Escauriza, who had won a bronze medal in the men’s decathlon at the South American Championships in the late 70s.

Dan Jansen – The Miracle on Ice Along With Other Testimonies Display That the Games Transcend Sports

What might be tougher for an Olympic athlete than to compete right after the death of a loved one? It is tough to picture.

Salute to Champions

Congratulations to Lindsey Vonn who won gold in the downhill and bronze in the super-G. Her crashes in the giant slalom and in the super-combined resulted in a broken little finger on her right hand. This spirited competitor taped her broken finger to the adjoining ring finger, donned a mitten and raced again. Even after her competitions ended, she stayed slope side to cheer her teammates and friends. She wore a smile and demonstrated genuine caring and encouragement for others. Lindsey personified the traits of a true champion. Hats off to a beautiful lady, a great athlete and a total role model.

Why We Love the Olympics

Every 2 years, we tune into watch the Olympic Games. There are reasons we become glued to the TV during the games. Let me share a few of our favorites as Americans.

Team USA Dominates, But Just Gets by the Swiss!

Shots on goal read 18-4 after a period of play, 32-8 after two periods of play in favor of the United States, but the score board would still read 0-0. Enter the outstanding Mighty Ducks Switzerland goaltender Jonas Hillar.

Betting on the Gold Medal Game

Tips and tricks for betting on the 2010 Olympic hockey gold medal game in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Here are some things to pay attention to when laying down money on the Gold medal game.

What Were the Construction Costs of the 2010 Olympics?

I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the likes of Lindsay Von, Bodie Miller, and Apolo Anoton Ohno rake in medals at the Olympics in Vancouver this year. I couldn’t help but wonder how many of these fantastic, fantastic facilities were new and how much money was thrown into these games for the construction of new building. I did a little research and found loads and loads of information. But, I couldn’t find exactly how much was spent on construction alone versus how much was spent to operate the games. However, from what I have gathered, I think I can safely say that about $5 billion was spend on construction of new facilities and roadways for the Olympics.

The National Lottery Supports the Olympics

Rebecca Adlington became the first British woman in twenty years to win an Olympic swimming title by winning two gold medals in Beijing in 2008. She was funded by the British National Lottery. Understand just how much of the Olympics is financed by the fund.

Winter Olympics – Can You Handle These 3 Sports?

Weightlifting is one of the most fascinating Olympic competitions, especially the amazing demonstrations of Greek lifter, Pyrros Dimas. Watching a man lift 207.5 kilograms conjures up both awe and inspiration, while only imagining the blood, sweat, and tears that must have gone into preparation for that kind of feat.

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