Category Archives: Olympics 2012

Oscar Pistorius Runs Like the Wind

Today, Oscar Pistorius ran like the wind in Qater to promote those with disabilities via the Doho Goals platform, which brings together leaders to solve the world’s problems using sport.

Pistorius, who as we all know, was the first double amputee to run at the Olympics, challenged an Arabian stud named Maserati to a foot race, and as predicted, ran the like the wind and left Maserati in his dust. Continue reading

Ryan Lochte: Behind the Medals

When’s he’s not winning gold medals, dethroning a ‘golden child’ or flashing those dimples, Olympic Gold Medalist Ryan Lochte (pronounced Lok-Tee) does much more than just dazzle in a Speedo.

With seven (and counting) Olympic medals under his suit and the worlds estrogen focused on him, we think its time to mention some of his out-of-the-pool activities. Continue reading

David Beckham and the Olympic Torch

The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that London 2012 ambassador David Beckham will attend the Olympic Flame Handover Ceremony in Athens and bring the Flame back to the UK ahead of its 70 day journey, presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung.

The best part? Sir Golden Balls will be joined by five young people who’ve been invited to take part in recognition of their commitment to sport and their role in promoting the Olympic values of friendship, excellence and respect within their school or college. Continue reading

Usain Bolt’s First Song is Pre-Olympic Re-Mix by DJ Steve Porter

The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, has long dabbled in DJ’ing and rapping as a hobby…so its no surprise that Bolt has laid down some tracks and recorded his first ‘song’ remixed by DJ Steve Porter in preparation for the 2012 Olympics.

“Faster Than Lightning” feat. Usain Bolt – DJ Steve Porter Remix

London 2012 Olympics…83 days till opening ceremonies!

Need more Bolt?
You can read more about his off-track adventures with Sir Richard Branson or how Bolt adopted a cheetah HERE.

As always, thanks for reading~

Inspired by Sport – London 2012

The Olympics are approaching and with it, top UK athletes are acting as ‘International Inspiration Ambassadors’, helping highlight how ‘International Inspiration’ is transforming children’s lives around the world.

David Beckham, Sir Chris Hoy, Baroness Grey-Thompson, Colin Jackson, Denise Lewis and Oscar Pistorius, among others, are acting as Ambassadors for the program founded by Seb Coe (above). Continue reading

London International Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

The London 2012 Olympic Games kick off in just 100 days, and today there are some amazing athletes preparing for an epic battle…for the first time, the London International Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament is part of the ‘London Prepares’ program and is taking part in the crucial testing phase- a three-day event comprised of one day of training and two days of competition.

It’s happening now (April 17-19) at the Basketball Arena (in London). (Note: We LOVE that the referee is female, you go girl). Continue reading

Charity Bets Gaining Popularity Ahead of Summer Olympics

Amazing idea from a group of Auburn University track and field alums who have figured out a legal way to bet on Olympic athletes, it’s called Charity Bets.

Here’s how it works: Select from a roster of Olympic hopefuls or friends who’ve agreed to have their performance be bet on and all money wagered will go to the charity of the athlete’s choice.

It’s a first of its kind concept that’s already generating a lot of attention as the London 2012 Summer Games draw closer. And yes, it’s gotten the ‘thumbs-up’ so-to-speak, from the United States Olympics Committee: “On the surface, it seems to be a site dedicated to helping charities raise money, which we would obviously have no problem with,” USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky said. Continue reading