Olympics

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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Estonia’s female badminton player Kati Tolmoff in Beijing 2008 Olympics

I love the name of Estonia’s female badminton player, Kati. It’s like a merging of my parents names: My dad Mati (who is Estonian) and my mom Kathy (German). This Estonian woman badminton player had better chances to win than her male counterpart, as Kati’s world ranking is 46, while Raul Must’s ranking is 74. …

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Estonia badminton player Raul Must in Beijing 2008 Olympics

Underdog Estonian Raul Must started off his first round against Poland’s Przemysław Wacha. Raul is ranked 74th in the world badminton rankings with Przemysław currently at 15. Przemysław also won the bronze medal at the 2008 European Badminton Championships. The backs of all the Olympic uniforms for badminton have the player’s last name, and then …

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Design critique of the redesigned Chicago 2016 Olympics logo (star version)

Today Chicago reveals their new logo today for their bid of the 2016 Olympic games. The previous logo featured a torch. (Critique of that logo available at Previous torch Chicago Olympic logo). The International Olympic Committee allows the torch to be used only for official Olympic city logos, not bid cities. Will Chicago go back …

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What happened to the 2012 London Olympics logo?

What in the world is this supposed to be? “This is the vision at the very heart of our brand,” said London 2012 organising committee chief Sebastian Coe. (from Yahoo’s coverage). Seriously. I want to know what these shapes are supposed to be.

IDEA: Cicada Olympics

The summer olympics come every four years. The cicadas come every 17 years. That makes them the Olympics TO THE EXTREME. Here’s some cicada postcards for you to collect: The cicada high jump The cicada 100 meter sprint The cicada 800 meter swimming race You can even print out this cicada and color it. Check …

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