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barry-eva's picture
Nov.08.2009
 This week as the clock ticked by the 1000 days until the Olympics opens in Great Britain, Queen Elizabeth II visited the Olympic Park in east London to inspect preparations for the 2012 Games. Her Majesty planted the first of four thousand trees on the park site and met workers involved in the...
allen-p-adamson's picture
Oct.20.2009
What do cities vying for Olympics hosting rights have in common with shampoo? Or cookies? Cars? How about sneakers? Like any brand, which, yes, cities and countries are, they have to identify something to represent to consumers that’s different and better than any competitive claims. More so, this...
jack-lynn's picture
Dec.01.2008
In this weekends Sunday Times it reported a government admission that cuts will have to be made in Britain's Olympic plans in reaction to a rapidly emptying public purse. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/olympics/article5263723.ece A capital idea - London 2012: The Green Games. An...
david-henry-sterry's picture
Aug.26.2008
Master of Ceremonies: a True Story of Love, Murder, Roller Skates, and Murder Diary, Day 1, 8-25-08   The Olympics are over.  I am sad and relieved.  Sad because I won't get to watch Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt be superhuman anymore.  But also because I love watching sports you never get to see,...
page-lambert's picture
Aug.25.2008
Last Friday night, Dolma Kyab came to our home in Mt. Vernon to watch the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics. Dolma is from Tibet. Seven years ago, he sought political asylum in the United States, leaving his wife, children, and family in Tibet. In his homeland, he had been a high school teacher...
juliana-jimenez's picture
Aug.20.2008
August 8th, 2008 is a day this generation of Chinese people will never forget. Aside from being the most auspicious date thinkable in Chinese culture (the number 8 is considered good luck), for China, the commencement of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics are in fact the closure to a race against...
marguerite-kranick's picture
Aug.12.2008
7:00am... Yesterday I tripped over the giant exercise ball next to my bed and bounced off of it onto the floor. Today, same circumstance, but this time I didn't trip. Exercise ball- 1. Marguerite- 1. 10:22am.... I started a book club a few months ago, partly because I was part of a book club in...
edmund-jenks's picture
Aug.12.2008
Feeling blue...the Watercube will change the face of sports architecture. /// Known officially as the National Aquatics Center, the Watercube has been dubbed the "cool" building of the Games. /// The building's design and its translucent, blue-toned outer skin make it look like a cube of...
corinne-heather-copnick's picture
Aug.10.2008
I'm so blown away by the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics that words seem superfluous. Hyperboles are inadequate. There are the obvious things to write about like the melding of athletics and artistry, an intricate interplay so grandly expressing the designer's vision of genius, so...
angela-k-nickerson's picture
Aug.08.2008
8.8.08! 8.8.08! 8.8.08! Don't call. Don't write. Don't email. And don't expect me to respond. I am busy. Really, really busy. The Olympics have begun! I am busy cheering for the archers, badminton players, baseball and basketball teams, and the volleyball stars -- on and off the beach...