London 2012 Olympics – 17 Remarkable Events of The 17 Day Event (Part II)

2012 London Olympics Major Events Featured II

  August 3, Judo – Wodjan Shaherkani competes for 82 Seconds Due to international pressure from sport and women’s rights activists to include women or face possible sanctions, Saudi Arabia sent two women athletes to compete at the London Olympics. One of them was a judo competitor named Wodjan Shaherkani. She didn’t meet Olympic qualifying … Read more

London 2012 Olympics – 17 Remarkable Events of The 17 Day Event (Part I)

2012 London Olympics Major Events Featured I

  July 28, Fencing – Valentina Vezzali joins an elite club Before competing in London Valentina Vezzali of Italy was already the first fencer in Olympic history to win three Individual Foil gold medals at three consecutive Olympics – Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. If she won the gold medal in the same … Read more

Marathon | 5 Interesting Facts

Marathon Featured

  Marathon is a common occurrence in the modern world. There are marathons for various causes held throughout the year in various places. Marathon is also a major event in the Olympic Games. Here are 5 interesting facts about the origin, history and tradition of the marathon as well as its health risks and the … Read more

Flip, Flop and A Freakish Leap – 3 Spectacular Feats In Olympics (Part II)

Fosbury Flop Featured

  Dick Fosbury Introduces ‘The Flop’ in High Jump 1968 Mexico Olympic Games Before Dick Fosbury there were two techniques used by high jump athletes. The upright scissors method, in which the athlete threw one leg and then the other to jump over the bar, was going out of fashion. The predominant technique used was … Read more

Flip, Flop and A Freakish Leap – 3 Spectacular Feats In Olympics (Part I)

Korbut Flip Featured

  Olga Korbut Performs ‘The Flip’ On Uneven Bars 1972 Munich Olympic Games Seventeen years old gymnast Olga Korbut from U.S.S.R was competing in her first Olympic Games. She made several mistakes in her first attempt at the uneven bars and she publicly wept after her performance. This show of emotions by a girl from … Read more