A View to a Thrill
From GearPatrol: Viewfinder: 10 Videos To Get You Fired Up for the Olympics
As London becomes the stage for the 2012 Olympic games, it’s hard to grasp just how much has happened. New arenas have been built, unfathomable amounts of technology have been put into place and scores of athletes have arrived, each ready to unleash every last ounce of honed-to-perfection competitive energy. As countries beam with pride — ours is cranked to 11 — it’s difficult not to get fired up.
Price of the Games
From The Christian Science Monitor: The $14 billion Summer Olympics: Why does London even want them?
As London prepares to throw the world a $14 billion party, it seems fair to ask the question: What does it get out of the bargain aside from some shiny medals, pleasant memories, and an excess of David Beckham bobblehead dolls?
From The Washington Post: Olympics 2012: Organizers’ love-hate relationship with Twitter
The British are calling it the first “social media Olympics” — or at least the first summer Olympics in which social networks are playing a prominent role.
From US News&World Reports: London 2012 Olympics Should Honor Munich 1972’s Israeli Martyrs
The world is eagerly awaiting the start of the 2012 London Summer Olympics.
Held every four years, the games are a chance for the nations of the world to gather in peaceful competition, to prove which among them is best at a variety of difficult endeavors.
This year, however, the Olympics are tainted by controversy—even before they start—because the organizers have inexplicably refused a simple request for a moment of silence during the opening ceremonies in remembrance of the Israeli athletes murdered by terrorists at the 1972 summer games in Munich.