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olympic blogging

In Britain, Olympics on August 16, 2012 at 11:00

Here follows a collection of some interesting and some simply nice blog posts about the Olympic Games in London.

It starts with Boris Johnson who gave 20 reasons to feel cheerful about the Games. Number 19: There were semi-naked women playing beach volleyball in the Horse Guards. Read the rest of this entry »

Olympic Legacy

In Britain, Identity, Media Analysis, Olympics on August 14, 2012 at 15:21

The London Games of 2012 are history and they have made history as London was the first city to host Olympic Games (summer or winter) three times. The LOCOG have argued that the games would all be about the legacy and it certainly was this fact that made gave London the games ahead of Paris when the decision was made in July 2005. Was this idea of a legacy just a smoke screen? Read the rest of this entry »

The Second Gold after 40 Years

In History, Olympics, Sport on August 12, 2012 at 21:29

After 40 years, Uganda have won another Olympic medal. What sounds unbelievable to most, happened this morning in London, when Stephen Kiprotich took the gold medal in the marathon in 2 hours 8 minutes and 1 second ahead of Abel Kirui and Wilson Kipsang.

John Akii-Bua

John Akii-Bua (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What is most memorable about this, is that Uganda have so far not won any other gold medals at the Olympics since 1972.

John Akii Bua broke the world record over 400m hurdles in Munich to claim Uganda’s first and so far only gold medal . Until today.

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There have been medal winners previously, but most of them were boxers. In total Ugandan athletes have won 7 (SEVEN) medals at Olympic Games, 4 in boxing, 3 in athletics competitions.

The Ugly Germans

In Germany, History, Media Analysis, Stereotypes on August 8, 2012 at 16:00

A week end’s edition of Germany‘s Handelsblatt, a paper entirely about economics, provided some interesting reading. Over 8 pages writers and columnists reported from France, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Britain and what the people think of Germany during the current Euro crisis. A content analysis. Read the rest of this entry »

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