August 1, 2012 in sport
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July 27, 2012 in Olympic games
In the lead-up to London, at least 107 athletes failed drug tests and were banned from competing at the games, said World Anti-Doping Agency president John Fahey on Tuesday. Cheating’s nothing new, so in the spirit of the Games, we award medals to the Olympics’ best swindlers, frauds and fakes.
Athletes are tested on their ability to throw a concrete block through a McDonald’s window.
Success is achieved over three rounds:
- At a distance of 10 metres with a bank of newspaper photographers causing a distraction with multiple flashes
- At a distance of 20 metres with a row of armoured police in between the athlete and the target
- At a distance of 40 metres whilst being ‘kettled’ by the police with other participants and passers-by
July 18, 2012 in Olympic games
Re-blogged for a friend. Worth the trouble to link to and read it
The Olympics – a pre-amble
The Olympic Games – a supreme test of honour and a celebration of humanity in motion. It is the ultimate test of strength, endurance, skills, timing, balance, grace, BMT, character, pride, nationalism, understanding, friendship, tradition, sportsmanship and competitive spirit. The OG started more than 2700 years ago, and the symbolic power of the Games has swept aside obstacles and barriers down the ages to make the Modern Olympics the largest, most enduring and best-known sporting pageant on our planet.