Brazil was the favourite team in the 2012 London Olympics. But you know what they say, there will always be disappointments. Mexico captured the gold medal and defeated Brazil with 2-1 at Wimbley. This was Mexico’s first win the men’s Olympic football. But it wasn’t just Mexico that’s aiming for their first Olympic medal. Brazil [...]
After losing to Lukas Rosol, the 100th seeded tennis player, at the 2012 Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal backs out of the 2012 London Olympics because of a knee injury. Rafael Nadal expressed that he is not in a condition to compete in the London Games. Rafael Nadal won the gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics [...]
Joanna Rowsell pulled off her helmet after she completed a lap of honour at the 2012 Olympics after winning gold for her country. She proudly revealed her bald head. Joanna Rowsell is one of those people who is suffering from alopecia. It is an autoimmune disorder wherein the body’s immune system becomes confused and attacks [...]
Talk about swimming and the first name that pops to your mind is Michael Phelps. He’s now considered as one of the greatest Olympian in the history of the modern Games. In the 2012 Olympics, Michael Phelps captured his 18th gold and is considered as the most decorated Olympic athlete to date.
England manager Roy Hodgson was quoted saying that spectators, fans and footballers should emulate the spirit of the 2012 games. This opinion was also seconded by David Bernstein the FA (Football Association) chairman. “It is a wake-up call for us all that we don’t need that hatred and abuse which footballers have to suffer. We [...]
In this modern world that we live in today, it is not common for us to disregard things, and even people, around us in order to focus on our careers. Climbing up the corporate ladder is what drives most people. It is what forces us to wake up at ungodly hours during the work week [...]
Nicola Adams, from Leeds, may look like she’s one of us but when she goes inside a ring and strap a pair of gloves, magic happens. She transforms from the ordinary to the extraordinary. This 29-year old beauty won the gold in the flyweight category on Thursday. She became the first winner of Olympic women’s [...]
To many athletes, capturing an Olympic medal is the culmination of years and years of hard work…and more! It is an irreplaceable, priceless memento to outstanding athletic achievement. But have you ever wondered about the actual monetary value of an Olympic medal?