Olympics

Saskia Alusalu, Carlijn Schoutens, Mark Engel, Mae Berenice Meite, Elizabet Tursynbaeva, Taylor Henrich

Olympic athletes that play the violin

Which Olympic athletes that play the violin? Six athletes from the 2018 Winter Olympics list playing the violin as one of their hobbies. Spanning countries of Estonia, USA, Canada, France, and Kazakhstan, they include a flag bearer and a bronze medal winner! 1. Saskia Alusalu The first one on our list is Saskia Alusalu, the flag …

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Nine countries had their Indedendence Day during the 2012 Olympics

Imagine your country celebrating their Independence day while the Olympics are happening. And then what if a country won a gold medal on their Independence day and had their flag raised with their national anthem playing? Here’s how the countries performed with Independence days during the Olympics: July 28 – Peru: 0 medals August 1 …

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Every citizen should wear a gold medal during the Olympics

(photo from bikesoup) Let’s say a country had a tradition during the Olympics where all their citizens wore gold medals to support their Olympic athletes. People wear baseball caps and tshirts of their favorite teams. Everyone should wear a gold medal during the Olympics. Everyone would be so uplifted wearing a gold medal around town. …

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Alternative Olympics ideas: art, poetry, classic toys, circus, pigeon, car racing, janitorial

I’m going to miss the Olympics when they are over. There should be a two-week competition in something happening all the time. And there should be a channel dedicated to it all the time. Ideas: Two weeks of art competition Two weeks of poetry competition Two weeks of yo-yoing It helps when there’s lots of different …

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Chicago 2018 Winter Olympics bid

2018 Winter Olympics bids were due yesterday. Only three cities put their hat into the ring: * Munich, Germany * PyeongChang, South Korea * Annecy, France How about Chicago, USA? Next to my apartment building is an empty lot. I volunteer that plot of land for the curling events in Chicago’s 2018 Winter Olympics bid.

My niece’s first steps happened during the Olympics

My niece took her first steps yesterday! Here’s a poem I wrote for her to commemorate this event: During the 2008 Olympics Livvy started her walking kicks Olivia so full of pep, took three small steps! With those three paces, she’s off to the races!

Estonia fencer Nikolai Novosjolov faces 2004 gold medalist in 2008 Olympics

Mr. cocky fencer Jerome Jeannet of France (currently ranked 2nd in the world) won the gold medal in 2004. He clashed sabers against underdog 57-ranked Estonian Nikolai Novosjolov in the second round of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Let me tell you, Jerome Jeannet wasn’t handling things very well as he was down against Novosjolov …

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Estonia road racers Tanel Kangert, Rein Taaramae, and Grete Treier in Beijing 2008 Olympics

Estonia male cyclists a bit pokey Estonia’s male cyclists didn’t fare too well in the Bicycle Road Race of the 2008 Olympics. Tanel Kangert finished 69th, 13 minutes behind the leader. Rein Taaramae landed 48th, 7 minutes behind. Whoa! 69th? Is that even possible? How many road racers are there? Actually, there are 90. And …

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