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Olympic Impressions II

Olympic Impressions II

The London 2012 Summer Olympics came to a spectacular close yesterday and I am glad that these games are spaced out between a few years because following the Olympics for these past two weeks has gotten to be a little exhausting. But before all my fervor for the Olympics disappears, I wanted to talk a … Continue reading

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

The New York Times website has three great videos by Kevin Quealy and Graham Roberts that compare all medalists for the men’s 100-meter freestyle, men’s 100-meter sprint, and men’s long jump from Athens 1896 to London 2012. It’s a great look at how world records have changed over the last century as better nutrition and … Continue reading

Sporting a New Life

Sporting a New Life

My friend posted a link on Facebook to a really intriguing article by Foreign Policy about how several members of the Cameroon delegation had disappeared during the course of the Olympics. When I first read the title about missing Olympians, I thought it was related to a kidnapping, but it turned out to be much … Continue reading

Beyond the Silver Lining

Beyond the Silver Lining

There was this really interesting article in the Sydney Morning Herald called “Seconds count, but all we really want is first” by Richard Hinds that I thought I’d share because it somewhat discusses the psychological effects of getting silver and bronze medals. The theory is that silver medalists generally look a lot more disappointed than bronze … Continue reading

Olympic Impressions

Olympic Impressions

One of the reasons that I really love paying attention to the Olympics is that so many countries are interacting with one another, and this ultimately has repercussions outside of the games. Oh, and some of the athletes are pretty attractive *ahem*, but I guess that’s a post for another day. Here are some interesting tidbits … Continue reading