Tag: Olympics

The Olympic Oath

The Olympic Oath is taken by one athlete and one judge from the home nation, acting on behalf of all competitors and judges. Athletes have taken the oath since 1920, although the wording has changed over the years and judges have been taking the oath since 1972. Since 1984 the athlete & judge taking the […]

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History Of The Olympics

Records tell us that the Olympics started in ancient Greece in about 776BC.  They were held in the valley of Olympia in the south west of Greece.  Thousands of spectators would gather in the main stadium to watch the lighting of a flame at the altar of Zeus the supreme God. They would join in […]

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Symbols of the Olympics

There are a number of symbols associated with the Olympics.  Including the rings, the motto and the flame.  These symbols give the Olympics an identity and are very familiar to people across the world. The Olympic Rings: In 1913, Baron Pierre de Coubertin came up with the idea for the symbol most associated with the […]

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mikebussPT Fitness Centre Launches Wiltshires Only Weight Lifting Club

After finding out not only was there now British Weight Lifting Club in Swindon but not even any in Wiltshire, Mike Buss (Founder of the mikebussPT Fitness Centre) decided that this was an important addition to the mikebussPT Fitness Centre and a great opportunity to start up grassroots coaching in the Olympic Sport of Weight […]

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Mizuno Launch the ‘be’ | The Shoe for When You’re Not Running

         TRUE TO THEIR ROOTS Mizuno launch the ‘Be’   Mizuno are gearing up to launch one of their most innovative shoes to date – simply named the Be and designed to aid running strength and stability.   The Be takes inspiration from the old Waraji sandals that were worn by the samurai class and foot […]

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Olympic Opening Ceremony 1896-2008

The Olympics Ceremony has been something of tradition from the very start and over the years each host nation has tried to out do the previous, so heres a look back over the Olympics from 1896 to Bejing 2008 Games… The Olympics Opening Ceremony: Through The Years I.O.C./Getty Images The Opening Ceremony at the 1896 […]

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Olympic Records

Heres a look over Olympic History, highlighting a variety of records So lets take a look at some record breaking facts and figures… ALL-TIME MEDAL TABLE: COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL USA 930 728 639 2297 Soviet   Union 395 319 296 1010 Great Britain 207 255 252 714 France 192 212 234 638 Germany […]

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Team GB Olympic History

So do you know where Team GB have done over the years? Are we as good now as the past or are we a better team getting better, or are we a team in need of hope and Olympic success going down the pan? Now the Games is here in the heart of our capital, […]

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Some Olympic Terminology

Have you ever wondered when watching some of the Olympic Sports what the commentators mean when they come out with words like 49er, coxswain, decathlon, IOC and Golden Slam? Well here we go… Golden Slam: This is when you win four Majors and a Gold Medal in Tennis at the Olympics.  The Term Golden Slam […]

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OMEGA Watches Start Me Up London 2012 Advert

Omega is the official London 2012 Timekeeper and this is their awesome advert, that really gives you the want to get up, go out and train, with a great backing track by The Rolling Stones.

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