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  1. The following events are for the Olympic medals for August 6: - Women's Shot Put; - Women's Pole Vault; - Men's 400m Hurdles; - Women's 3,000m Steeplechase; and, - Men's 400m. Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/schedule-and-results/day=6-august/all-day.html
  2. Final medal results for the following events on August 5. Women's Marathon: - GOLD: Tiki Gelana (Ethiopia) (Olympic Record) - SILVER: Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya) - BRONZE: Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova (Russia) (Personal Best) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-marathon/phase=atw099100/index.html Women's Triple Jump: - GOLD: Olga Rypakova (Kazakhstan) (Seasonal Best) - SILVER: Caterine Ibarguen (Colombia) - BRONZE: Olha Saladuha (Ukraine) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-triple-jump/phase=atw062100/index.html Men's 100m: - GOLD: Usain Bolt (Jamaica) (Olympic Record) - SILVER: Yohan Blake (Jamaica) (Equalled Personal Best) - BRONZE: Justin Gatlin (United States) (Personal Best) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-100m/phase=atm001100/index.html Men's Hammer Throw: - GOLD: Krisztian Pars (Hungary) - SILVER: Primoz Kozmus (Slovenia) (Seasonal Best) - BRONZE: Koji Murofushi (Japan) (Seasonal Best) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-hammer-throw/phase=atm054100/index.html Women's 400m: - GOLD: Sanya Richards-Ross (United States) - SILVER: Christine Ohuruogu (GREAT BRITAIN) (Seasonal Best) - BRONZE: DeeDee Trotter (United States) (Seasonal Best) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-400m/phase=atw004100/index.html Men's 3,000m Steeplechase: - GOLD: Ezekiel Kemboi (Kenya) - SILVER: Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad (France) - BRONZE: Abel Kiprop Mutai (Kenya) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-3km-steeplechase/index.html?v=20120806-011709905
  3. August 5 sees that the Olympic medals are handed out for the following events: - Women's Marathon; - Women's Triple Jump; - Men's 100m; - Men's Hammer Throw; - Women's 400m; and, - Men's 3,000m Steeplechase. Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/schedule-and-results/day=5-august/all-day.html
  4. Final medal results for the following events on August 4. Women's Heptathlon: - GOLD: Jessica Ennis (GREAT BRITAIN) - SILVER: Lilli Schwarzkopf (Germany) - BRONZE: Tatyana Chernova (Russia) Men's 20km Race Walk: - GOLD: CHEN Ding (China) (Olympic Record) - SILVER: Erick Barrondo (Guatemala) - BRONZE: WANG Zhen (China) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-20km-walk/phase=atm092100/index.html Women's Discus Throw: - GOLD: Sandra Perkovic (Croatia) (National Record) - SILVER: Darya Pishchalnikova (Russia) - BRONZE: LI Yanfeng (China) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-discus-throw/phase=atw052100/index.html Women's 100m: - GOLD: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica) - SILVER: Carmelita Jeter (United States) (Seasonal Best) - BRONZE: Veronica Campbell-Brown (Jamaica) (Seasonal Best) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-100m/phase=atw001100/index.html Men's Long Jump: - GOLD: Greg Rutherford (GREAT BRITAIN) - SILVER: Mitchell Watt (Australia) - BRONZE: Will Claye (United States) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-long-jump/phase=atm061100/index.html Men's 10,000m: - GOLD: Mohamed Farah (GREAT BRITAIN) - SILVER: Galen Rupp (United States) - BRONZE: Tariku Bekele (Ethiopia) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-10000m/phase=atm100100/index.html
  5. August 4 sees that lots of Olympic medals are up for grabs. These are the events that they will be handed out: - Women's Heptahlon; - Men's 20km Race Walk; - Women's Discus Throw; - Women's 100m; - Men's Long Jump; and, - Men's 10,000m. Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/schedule-and-results/day=4-august/all-day.html
  6. Final medal results for the following events on August 3. Men's Shot Put: - GOLD: Tomasz Majewski (Poland) (Seasonal Best) - SILVER: David Storl (Germany) - BRONZE: Reese Hoffa (United States) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-shot-put/phase=atm051100/index.html Women's 10,000m: - GOLD: Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia) (Seasonal Best) - SILVER: Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego (Kenya) (Personal Best) - BRONZE: Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (Kenya) (Personal Best) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-10000m/phase=atw100100/index.html
  7. Well, from today (August 3) to the men's marathon on August 12, Olympic medals will be handed out in the athletics competiton. The first Olympic medals at stake is for the men's shot put and women's 10,000m events.
  8. Even though the athletics (track and field) events do not officially start until August 3, I heard news that the Olympic cauldron has been moved to a more safer place within the Olympic stadium. Therefore, the organizers can prepare the site for athletic competition. With 47 different events (and 141 Olympic medals to go for), it is the marquis sport of the Olympic Games. For a preview of the August 3 medal and qualification events, come here. Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/schedule-and-results/day=3-august/all-day.html
  9. Looks like California will eventually get its first high-speed train line, from LA to San Francisco. Price tag: about US$68 billion. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18748717
  10. Calgary has been passed over for hosting an international soccer match time and time again. In fact, to my knowledge, the city hasn't hosted even one, for a city of its size. I will be very surprised, if it gets to host one in my lifetime.
  11. Should Toronto had put forward a bid for 2020? Who knows now. If Toronto does go for 2024, get ready for an American competition a la 1996. http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/winter-olympics/2022-winter-olympics/17547-us-set-to-bid-for-2024-olympics-after-ruling-out-campaign-for-2022-winter-games
  12. Well, that idea could be in jeopardy, if Rob Ford gets his way. I heard in the grapevine that he has opposed the city having a 30-year transit plan because it would, in his words, cost taxpayers more money. In other words, no more transit infrastructure for the next 30 years, from subways to LRT construction.
  13. Could Canada be in the dark, when it comes to broadcasting the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games? I heard in my local news today that the IOC rejected a CBC/Bell joint bid to be Canada's broadcasters for these Games.
  14. Well, Atlanta 1996 did have its low points. However, this study would confirm somewhat of its legacy about hosting an Olympic Games. http://aroundtherings.com/articles/view.aspx?id=40352
  15. I think this bailout is for the Spanish banks, NOT the government. However, that could change rather quickly.
  16. Just a thought. If Toronto is going to have a chance to get the Olympic Games in its future, then vote in the federal Liberals to Ottawa. If I read my information right, it seems that Canada wins bids to host the Olympic Games (winter and summer) when the Liberals are in power federally at these moments. So, with the next federal election in 2015, it would be an opportunity for the Liberals to kick the Conservatives out of power, if it can.
  17. I think there will be a few leaders that will be at Sochi 2014, if this article is indirectly right about Putin's "list of leaders to visit ASAP" situation. http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/05/31/only_a_select_few_are_honored_by_putin_s_company
  18. Well, in NORTH America, there are only so many countries in it. It has the big three: Canada, USA, and Mexico. Not to state obvious facts, but these three countries have hosted an Olympic Games so far. The rest of NA consists of nations that need major help in many areas. Hosting the Olympic Games would be pretty much impossible to achieve here. Well, that said, it doesn't mean that these other nations haven't tried to get a bid for an Olympic Games going. Havana (Cuba) and San Juan (Puerto Rico) tried, but failed to get candidate status in each case. Also, the cost of hosting just one Olympic Games alone could bankrupt certain nations, if not done properly. The events between winning the bid and actually hosting it almost becomes international news, if things get sensational enough. However, on the flip side, the prestige on the city and country hosting one is huge.
  19. It will be interesting on which heads of state will be at Sochi for the opening ceremony. According to Around the Rings, Putin is NOT coming to London 2012, supposedly in retaliation for negative spats at Russia from the UK. http://aroundtherings.com/articles/view.aspx?id=40170
  20. Yeah, but only to a point. You see, Rogge is leaving his post (which is mandatory) next year. The next IOC president may not be as diplomatic as him. However, that said, we do not know who are the candidates to replace Rogge yet. Of course, Canada is still the only nation that has hosted the Olympic Games and not win a single gold medal. The winter counterpart was remedied by the Canadian performance at Vancouver 2010. Some people stated that Toronto should have bid for 2020. However, that idea could have brought up that "BnC group" from the shadows again. Surprising, those activists haven't shown up, after Toronto's last pitch for 2008. They tried a subsidiary to "dismantle" Vancouver 2010, with no success. Once Toronto and the COC goes ahead with another bid again, you can bet that this group will return.
  21. Well, this eBay listing for a London 2012 torch started at GBP 0.99!! So far, 28 bids have been made for it, with over 2 days to go. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/London-2012-Olympic-Torch-/270981359976?pt=UK_Sports_Memorabilia_ET&hash=item3f17bf6968
  22. What the...! Don't tell me that overpriced London 2012 torch from Greece got sold already.
  23. Well, it didn't take long, for someone in Greece to try to sell his/her London 2012 Olympic torch. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/2012-London-Olympic-Torch-Relay-Summer-Games-/280883736741?pt=US_Olympics_Fan_Shop&hash=item4165f9b0a5
  24. Well, the BBC has reported that maglevs may become mainstream in the near future. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120504-the-floating-future-of-trains
  25. Barring a major incident, now that Putin is Russia's president again, he will open the Games.
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