Rare Goal Celebrations in Football




The Olympics 1960 – Date

Rome had been chosen to stage the 1908 Olympic Games, but the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in southern Italy had intervened. It was some 52 years later that the Games finally arrived in the Italian capital.

Interesting Facts About Iraq’s Sports

What are some interesting facts about Iraq’s sports? Who was the first Iraqi to win an Olympic medal? Iraq’s Olympic history has been limited to participation in the Summer Olympics only. It competed at the modern Olympic Games for the first time at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England.

Sports in Greece – The Birthplace of the Olympics Still Reigns Supreme

Greece is the home of the Olympic Games, the first place that the torch was ever lit. But today sports are still a huge part of everyday life.

Facts About China’s Sports

How many Chinese athletes competed in the Summer Olympics in 1992? Which runner won gold for China in Atlanta in 1996? How many Asian Games has China hosted? Who is Lang Ping? When and where was Liu Xiang born? How many Olympic gold medals did Li Ning win in 1984? At which sport was Fu Mingxia an Olympic champion?

Athletic Performance Improvement – Technology Based Or Evolution?

This summer anyone with the slightest interest in sport will be focussed on the Beijing Olympics from August 8th – 24th. But will our attention be on the athletes who have given a large part of their lives over to their sport in the quest for golden glory? Will it be on the performance enhancing substance cheats who try to push the boundaries of fair play beyond those accepted by the authorities? Or will the technological advances that focus everyone’s attention.

Interesting Facts About Qatar’s Sports

What has Qatar’s role been in the Olympic Games? How many medals did Qatar win at the 2002 Asian Games? Who was Talal Mansoor? Did you known that Qatar is an Olympic paradise in the world? Who was the Qatari to carry the Olympic flame into the Khalifa International Stadium at the opening ceremony of the 2006 Asian Games? Who do the following Olympic athletes have in common: Ahmed Khalil Saleh, Hamad Al-Atteya, Rashid Shami Suwaid and Zamel Essa Al-Kuwari?

Art of the Olympians – Al Oerter, Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist

Al Oerter and I lived in the same town. He won the Olympic Gold Medal in discus throw, four times in a row! His daughter is in charge of constructing a museum for the display of art works by Olympians from all over the world. The museum will open later in 2008 in downtown Ft. Myers, Florida and will be named, appropriately, “Art of the Olympians.”

Interesting Facts About Iraq’s Sports

What are some interesting facts about Iraq’s sports? Who was the first Iraqi to win an Olympic medal? Iraq’s Olympic history has been limited to participation in the Summer Olympics only. It competed at the modern Olympic Games for the first time at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England.

Facts About China’s Sports

How many Chinese athletes competed in the Summer Olympics in 1992? Which runner won gold for China in Atlanta in 1996? How many Asian Games has China hosted? Who is Lang Ping? When and where was Liu Xiang born? How many Olympic gold medals did Li Ning win in 1984? At which sport was Fu Mingxia an Olympic champion?

Unknown Facts About Cuba’s Athletes

What are some unknown facts about Cuba’s athletes? Who do you think is the greatest Cuban athlete of all time? Teofilo Stevenson or Mireya Luis Hernandez? Exactly where was Rafael Emilio Fortun Chacon born? When did Ramon Fonst Segundo become Olympic champion?

London 2012 Olympics – The Games Go Green

In the year 2012, the eye of the world will be focussed on London, the host of the biggest international event on the planet. London plans to use the games to showcase green technology, eco-friendly living and sustainable policies, which it hopes will not only set the standard for future Olympics, but will lead to greener practices all over the world.

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