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  • The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that's wholesome and healthy, an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us.
    ---John Williams
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    21st Century Winter Olympic Stadiums

    2002 Salt Lake City, Ohio, United States (Rice-Eccles Stadium)

    2006 Torino, Italy (Stadio Olimpico di Torino)

    2010 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (BC Stadium)

    2014 Sochi, Russia (Sochi Olympic Stadium)

    2018 Pyeongchang, South Korea (Alpensia Ski Jump Stadium)

    —The Pyeongchang Stadium is the image before it goes under renovations for the Games— 

    Sources: http://therussianenigma.wordpress.com/tag/sochi/

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/525042-cougars-look-to-exploit-ute-deficiencies

    http://www.osservatoriosport.interno.it/primo_piano/2009/febbraio/11_febbraio.html

    (Source: daylife.com)

    People to look out for in the 2012 London Olympics
Oscar Pistorius, a.k.a the Blade Runner
A member of the South African IAAF, Oscar Pistorius, who is known as the “fastest man on no legs,” on July 19th, 2011 qualified for the 2012 London Olympics posting a time of 45.07 (Olympic Qualification is 45.55). 
If Oscar becomes a member of the South African Olympic Team he will be a person to look out for, not only because he will be running with prosthetics (a controversy in itself), but because if he were to place at London he would become the first athlete to hold both Olympic and Paralympic Medals.

    People to look out for in the 2012 London Olympics

    Oscar Pistorius, a.k.a the Blade Runner

    A member of the South African IAAF, Oscar Pistorius, who is known as the “fastest man on no legs,” on July 19th, 2011 qualified for the 2012 London Olympics posting a time of 45.07 (Olympic Qualification is 45.55). 

    If Oscar becomes a member of the South African Olympic Team he will be a person to look out for, not only because he will be running with prosthetics (a controversy in itself), but because if he were to place at London he would become the first athlete to hold both Olympic and Paralympic Medals.

    Olympic Flame
2008 Beijing Summer Games

    Olympic Flame

    2008 Beijing Summer Games

    21st Century Summer Olympic Stadiums

    2000 Sydney, Australia

    2004 Athens, Greece

    2008 Beijing, China

    2012 London, United Kingdom

    (Source: dvice.com)

    2000 Sydney Summer Olympic Stadium

    2000 Sydney Summer Olympic Stadium

    Olympic Flame
2000 Sydney Summer Olympics
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ADELAIDE company FCT Flames is now targeting work at the London Olympics in 2012, spurred on by the recognition and fame from its work at the Sydney 2000 event.

    Olympic Flame

    2000 Sydney Summer Olympics

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    ADELAIDE company FCT Flames is now targeting work at the London Olympics in 2012, spurred on by the recognition and fame from its work at the Sydney 2000 event.

    USA’s Bob Beamon breaks the world record in the long jump by nearly two feet during the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games.

    Beamon jumped 8.90 metres breaking the world record at 8.36 metres. He would hold this record for 23 years until Mike Powell broke it in 1991.

    The Generation of Olympic Logos

    The London Olympics

    London has held the Olympics a total of three times in 1908, 1948, and 2012.

    *The 1948 games were the first games after WWII which halted the games for 12 years. Due to the extensive damage done after the war no new venues were built for the Olympic Village.

    (Source: london2012.com)

    wornup:

    Calles de la ciudad de México durante las olimpiadas. México 68.
    Streets of Mexico City during the Olympics. Mexico 68

    Memorable Olympic Moments

    2000 Sydney Olympics

    Eric Moussambani of Equatorial Guinea - Eric the Eel. He apparently only learned to swim a year before the 2000 Olympics, and had never swum a full 100m race. Then the other two swimmers in his heat were disqualified for false starts! Eric swam alone - pretty slowly but, to the roars of the crowd, he finished! His time was 1:52.72. (The gold medal was won in 48.30.)

    (Source: veritesport.org)