I’m extremely proud that I’ve been selected for the 2012 Paralympic Games, many people said it was never in doubt, but I don’t take anything for granted and until I got that phone call I had a very twitchy bum.
This week The Voice, Britain’s biggest and longest running Black newspaper, became the subject of headlines itself after their request to access the Olympic Games was denied.
I’ve made it! I’ve officially been selected to represent Team GB in Volleyball at the London 2012 Olympic Games and I am ecstatic.
In Bhopal, India, on 2 December 1984, toxic gas slipped into the wintry night from a chemical factory and travelled towards unsuspecting victims, most of whom were fast asleep. Thousands were killed. It was one of the worst chemical disasters of the modern age.
While last week’s moans turned to the poor preparations of security contractors G4S, the last four days have seen attention focusing on the restrictions placed on athletes, spectators, businesses, charities, your dinner, your clothes, your girlfriend and your dog over what they can and can’t do in association with the Olympics
How many UK track and field athletes hold Olympic records? Who comes third in the all-time gold medal table? Or, thinking more of spectators than stats geeks, what’s the schedule for archery at the Games? Or equestrian events? Or beach volleyball?
With the country now on starters’ orders for the beginning of the London Games, the first winner has already been announced with the news that McDonald’s have become the first Olympic sponsor to refuse their Olympic tax break
Recently, the head of the UK branch of G4S, the largest private security firm in the world, predicted that within the next few years an increasing amount police work will be allocated and outsourced to private security companies-like G4S.
Perhaps unsurprisingly given the imminent prospect of the Olympics, London has been newly interrogated by many different sources recently.
There should be plenty of betting opportunities over the Olympics.
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