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.
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—
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.
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.)