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The Five Greatest Athletes of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Who are the five greatest athletes of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games? Michael Phelps or Rafael Nadal? Juan Roman Riquelme or Usain Bolt?

An Olympic Reality – Nice Guys Often Finish First!

Three years ago, my youngest son came home from school waving a paper. It was a copy of an article about Olympic swimmer Jason Lezak, bearing his signature. Apparently, Jason Lezak had attended the same elementary school as my kids, and he had been invited to speak about his experiences growing up in Irvine, CA and his triumphs in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

How Real Are the Food Concerns at the 2008 Beijing Olympics?

What are swimmers Michael Phelps, Katie Hoff, and Cullen Jones; gymnasts Jonathan Horton and Justin Spring; and beach volleyball champions Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor, eating at the Olympics? Back in January, the US teams said they would bring their own food to the Olympics, because the food is not safe. The Chinese are confident that they have everything under control in Beijing. Some athletes feel the same way. What do you think?

Olympics 2008 and Guitar Players – What’s the Connection?

It is a momentous occasion in China; countries all over the world have sent their finest athletes to compete for a chance to win the gold, silver or bronze medals respectively. It is unfortunate that guitarists are not competing, if they were, what medal would you get? Of course not every guitarist would make it, just like not all the athletes have made it, and not all that are there will win medals.

Is There a Reason That American Football is Not an Olympic Sport?

Has it ever surprised you that one of the greatest sports in one of the greatest nations is not shared with the rest of the world? This article is meant to point out some of the peculiar reasons that it might not qualify for any future Olympic Games.

The Phelps Phenomenon

Michael Phelps, the phenomenal American swimmer who was born and raised up in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up in the Rogers Fordge neighborhood. He graduated from Towson High school in 2004. Five physical attributes particularly suit Phelps to swimming: his long, thin torso, arms which span 6 feet 7 inches, relatively short legs who is disproportionately tall with 193 cms above ground and the double-jointed ankles which makes him swim so fast.

Olympic Athletes Shatter the Myth That Sports is More Brawn Than Brains

The 2008 Beijing Olympic athletes are great representatives of the focus, not only on the sport, but also on education. Developing the body as well as the mind is the emphasis in true Olympism.

An Olympic Team Effort Worthy of Gold

With all the buzz about Michael Phelps winning a record eight gold medals in Beijing, it’s easy to overlook the efforts of the men who made three of those gold medals a reality – his teammates. After all, the team gold medals were the result of a group effort, with everyone trying his hardest to swim faster than ever before in pursuit of the gold medal. Few will forget one of the most exciting, nail biting performances of any Olympic Games in the men’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay.

Interesting Facts About Olympic Nations – Peru

Francisco “Pancho” Boza was the first Peruvian to win an Olympic medal since Edwin Vazquez Cam, the shooter in 1948. One of South America’s greatest shooters, Francisco won a silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California (USA). Francisco Boza was the flag bearer of the Peruvian Olympic team at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

Become a True Titan of Business by Emulating This Olympic Heroine

Do you really have what it takes to succeed? Everyone sits around and talks about how they would like to have that big house, that shiny red sports car, and the money to travel and help their families. The problem is very few people actually do anything about it.

Lessons From Olympic Champions

Everyone can’t be an Olympic Champion but everyone can apply the strategies that makes a champion. Learn from winners how to be a winner.

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