China’s Liu Xiang won the gold medal for the 110m hurdles at the 2004 Olympics. He missed the 2008 games in his home country because of a debilitating achilles injury. He returned for the 2012 games and during his medal race pulled up limp before the first hurdle. He still managed to turn in the most [...]
From Reuters: “The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 3, 2012. [REUTERS/Luke MacGregor]“
Will Leitch takes the sane approach: There’s a good argument to be made that networks and corporations should pay utmost heed to what their diehard customers want, rather than just be blandly generalist. If you make your most loyal customers happy, they’ll stick with you during down periods, providing you a solid customer base. But [...]
“I think it’s really exciting, will be a little strange and fun to wear color at Wimbledon.I’m looking forward to it.” — Maria Sharapova, on the announcement that All England Club would be suspending its traditional “all white” garment rules at Wimbledon for the London Olympics.
If you had to ask me who the directors I’d love to see direct a James Bond film, that list would include Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino, and Danny Boyle. It’s a short list, but I think all of them would bring something interesting to the franchise. We’ll never see an auteur Bond movie happen, but [...]
Well this is neat. The medals for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver will be designed by Corrine Hunt, made from melted down electronic parts, are undulated to reflect the region’s topography and have an Orca-theme to them. “The Vancouver Olympics made a smart choice in deciding to use precious metals from old electronics. By [...]