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2012: Annus Britannicus

In Britain, Identity, Olympics, Sport on September 11, 2012 at 13:07

 

The current year will go into the history books of Britain for various reasons. First, there is the jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Second, Bradley Wiggins is the first Briton who has won the Tour de France. He later added Olympic Gold which was the major sporting event of this year so far: The London Olympics. Finally, Andy Murray has won a Grand Slam title, the first for a Briton since 1936! Read the rest of this entry »

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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.

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