Posts Tagged ‘OLYMPICS’

Bill Mitchell’s Alternative Olympic Games Medal Tally – 2012 2016 BRAZIL Last computed: August 7, 2012 – 12:39 EAST (End of Day 10) 1st (38) Grenada 28 (3) United Kingdom 40 (16) South Africa 45 (1) China 53 (2) United States . OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Aug 14, 2008 @ 13:13 Official medal rankings “only reflect world […]

Cartoon by Morten Morland – curtecy Times on line An architect told me that the birds nest stadium is a technical marvel but utterly not green – the power it requires to run would power the whole of Cape Town! Naaaa it can’t be The architects are a couple of Swiss chaps – Herzog & […]

Zapiro – Courtesy Mail & Guardian Online [] . ” T h e G r e a t F i r e w a l l of C h i n a ! “ – page can not be displayed – page can not be displayed – page can not be displayed […]

Zhang directed the film – House of Flying Daggers If you haven’t seen it – it’s visually stunning – loads of slow mow & graphic gems I wanted to find a list of the creative team of the opening show – I’ve run out of steam – they are stupendously underwhelmingly visible! LINK – Olympic official website […]

All Photos: Telegraph online Reuters/Afp/Getty/ Very bad form not to show the names of these brilliant photographers! Photo:Getty – BBC Online LINK:: more brilliant pics @ telegraph on line LINK: Getty Images – sport [very slow to upload page as it’s so large]

Photo: The Telegraph – EPA – National Stadium, rehearsal – opening ceremony Architects of stadium: Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron from Switzerland Estimated cost of hosting the China Olympics: $44 billion USD – €28.7 billion EUR – ₤22.6 billion GBP – R330.4 billion ZAR A bargain! In a discussion on a BBC World radio […]

Adolf Hitler came up with them for the 1936 Olympics in Germany. He used the Olympics as a propaganda tool for the 3rd Reich. . . “….I don’t quite understand how we have forgotten that the “Olympic Torch” ceremony was invented by Hitler and his chums. If ever there was an “invented tradition” well worth […]