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earl-merkel's picture
Jan.20.2014
To distract sports fans from the impending potential catastrophe of the Winter Olympics, the Authorities at the International Olympic Committee have rushed into the 2016 Summer Games lineup a new sports category: Gymnastic Archery. (Photo, at right) Thumbs up on this innovative new addition,...
allan-goldstein's picture
Sep.04.2013
            Greetings Olympians of all nations!  Welcome to Mother Russia, home of no sun, no fun, and no sissies.  We hope you enjoy your stay in Sochi, “The Antidote to Club Med.”         ...
tim-haywood's picture
Feb.13.2013
How can they do this? How the hell can these folks eliminate one of the few activities in which every human being and many in our animal kingdom joyfully partake? I'm not kidding here; if somehow I were able to list each person I either currently know or with whom I've been even faintly...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.07.2012
I did not know that, at the (modern) Olympic Games, there were medals awarded for the arts. This ended in 1948 (and more the pity). Here is a list of the medal winners and the 'events' for which they won. {Geez Louise, have I got a novel just waiting for the podium.}  ...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Aug.02.2012
Everyone in London is an information point. While my publisher and I were walking towards Hyde Park, at the bottom of the street, we were asked three times for directions to Hyde Park. This is the great thing about London: the city itself is a bigger attraction than the Olympic Games. The tube is...
cliff-burns's picture
Aug.01.2012
I'm opening my organization to new members, encouraging people from the farthest flung places on the globe to join the "10 Second Club". No, I'm not referring to any act of speed or endurance, I'm talking about folks who intend to watch ten seconds or less of the coverage of the Olympic Games in...
zhana-books's picture
Jul.31.2012
With the London 2102 Olympics in full swing, we are asking, is your Black-owned business benefiting from the Olympics?  Big sponsors like McDonald's are profiting from the Olympic games, but what impact are the games having on small and medium-sized businesses? Please join us on Saturday at 7...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Apr.02.2012
After arriving by Eurostar I travel by tube from King’s Cross–St Pancras to Paddington. For the Olympic Games the names of these stations will be changed to Nadia Comaneci and Lionel Messi. Paddington Bear is so famous that tourists often think the station is named after him, but during the...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Feb.26.2012
The Frenchman Robert Marchand recently set the cycling world hour record for riders over one hundred years old. Older men never feel ashamed. I remember an elderly Belgian teetered across the finish line shouting: ‘I’m feeling good, I’m still quite fit!’ Triathlon participants tend to wear tight-...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
May.25.2010
Occasionally mascots hit just the right note. Think back to the World Championships Athletics in Berlin; during the course of this event we saw a growing affinity between a bear named Berlino and Usain Bolt. One day, Usain Bolt entered the track in a shirt sporting ‘Ich bin ein Berlino’. This was...