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Stories about Olympics

3 September 2012

Germany: Improve Reporting on Disabled People

2012 Paralympics: A Successful Start, Remarkable Stories

Martine Wright, a survivor of the London bombings, Rim Ju Song, the first North Korean participant who, a few months ago, could not swim; and Hassiem Achmat, who survived a...

31 August 2012

Paralympic Games Kick Off in London

After hosting a most memorable Olympics, the British capital city of London welcomed the world's Paralympians for what is claimed to be the biggest Paralympics Games ever.

18 August 2012

The South Caucasus at the 2012 Olympics

This post is part of our special coverage of the London 2012 Olympics.   The three South Caucasus countries have been participating  independently in the Olympics since 1996, and they each...

14 August 2012

Puerto Rico: Jaime Espinal's Silver Medal Makes History

Puerto Rico celebrates Jaime Espinal's Olympic silver medal, the first to be won for the country in the freestyle wrestling. This is the second medal won for Puerto Rico in...

Saudi Arabia: Reaching the Line of Gender Equality

Female Saudi Athletes – Out of the Olympics, Into the Twitter Storm

After stepping out of the Olympics, the first and only Saudi female athletes in the history of the Saudi sports, Sarah Attar and Wojdan Shahrkhani have received a storm of...

Central Asia's Mixed Success at London Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics offered mixed successes for Central Asian states. While the Games proved nothing short of triumph for team Kazakhstan, the success of athletes from Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and...

13 August 2012

Afghanistan: When Bronze Means More than Gold

"In a year filled with suicide bombings, school poisonings and kidnappings, the bronze for Afghanistan was more than gold." The country celebrates its one and only Olympic winner - Bronze...

Colombia Adds Gold and Bronze BMX Medals to Their List

Carlos Oquendo and Mariana Pajón added two medals to Colombia's collection. The country ended the Olympics achieving a historic eight medals. Mariana Pajón's medal is the second gold medal in...

Nicaragua: A Blogger's Olympic Dream

Ecuador: Sprinter Álex Quiñónez Brings Country to Standstill During Final

Ecuador took to social networks to offer support for the Ecuadorian sprinter Álex Quiñónez as he represented the country for the first time in the London 2012 Olympics. Quiñónez reached...

12 August 2012

Cameroon: Olympic Escape – Blame the System, Not the Athletes

"It's rather sad, however, to see that our country has become a prison, from which everyone wants to escape at any cost." Cameroon delves into reasons behind the disappearance of...

East Timor: Marathoner Captures London Hearts

East Timorese young marathoner Augusto Soares, 25, captured the hearts of the Olympic marathon audience with his perseverance and good humour. With only two months training, his goal was to...

London Olympic Games made in China

China: Hurdler Liu Xiang's Olympic Failure Provokes Fierce Debate

Liu Xiang', the former world-record holder of the 110-meter hurdles and 2004 Olympic champion in the same event, dropped out of the London Olympic Games without clearing a single hurdle...

Mexico Wins Historic Football Gold Medal

For the first time in the country's Olympic history, Mexico won a gold medal in Men's Football. On August 11, 2012, the country celebrated as the Olympic team beat Brazil...

11 August 2012

Argentina Wins its First Gold Medal in London 2012

Argentinian Twitter users are celebrating the country's first gold medal in London 2012 after Sebastian Crismanich beat Spain's Nicolás Garcia Hamme in Taekwondo.

10 August 2012

Colombia: Gold for Cyclist Mariana Pajón

Should Singapore ‘Import’ Athletes to Win Olympic Medals?

The bronze medal victory of Feng Tianwei, a Chinese-born athlete who represented Singapore in the 2012 London Olympics, has ignited debate whether the Singapore government should exert more effort to...

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