Posts tagged london 2012
Posts tagged london 2012
So what’s next for the most decorated Olympian of all-time? Will he set his sights on a career as a singer, perhaps bring his swag to the fashion runway, what about acting? Well, none of the above. Michael Phelps will take his gold-medal stroke to a different track following his Olympic career: with goals play the world’s greatest golf courses and improve his swing under the watchful eye of Hank Haney. Will he take golf serious enough to earn his tour card? After all he is a world-class athlete, and who doesn’t love spending more time on the greens. The Team USA superstar has four more years to tune-up his game so he can compete in the 2016 Olympic games (in golf) … and take home even more gold. Mr. Phelps, may your balls stay on the straight and narrow.
(Source: golfchannel.com )
Twitter News of the Day: Twitter announced that the opening ceremony of the London Olympics resulted in more than 9.66 million games-related tweets, which is more than the entire Beijing Olympics in 2008. To be fair, the social networking giant was in its infancy back then, but the massive growth means it’s safe to say this Twitter phenomenon might have some staying power.
Image courtsey of katu.com
Have you seen British Airways creative adverts for the London Olympic games. Opening Ceremony kicks off July 27, 2012 and the entire world will be watching. More news to follow.
Bally’s men’s West H. Sneaker collection makes it easy to show your national pride and share the Olympic spirit of London 2012. Twelve leather casual sneakers show support for your home country from head-to-toe.
Then and now. The look of USA basketball’s dream team has changed in twenty years, but the goal remains the same. GOLD. Five members of the gold medal winning line-up from the 2008 Bejing Games have been included in the 12-man US Olympic basketball team. LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Deron Williams return for another bid for Olympic glory in London where the US are the heavy favorites.
Nike is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Dream Team by releasing a USA Basketball Pack that includes several Olympic-inspired classics, such as Charles Barkley’s Nike Air Force 180.
Australian swimmers Nick D’Arcy and Kenrick Monk have been banned from using Social Media during the 2012 Olympic Games after posting pictures of themselves with guns. The pictures were taken during a trip to a shooting range in the U.S.
The most interesting aspect of this is the varying cultural responses to guns. In the US, the right to bear arms is written into the constitution. I can’t help but wonder if the Dutch were completely non-pulsed by photos of Michael Phelps smoking out of a bong after the last Olypmics. Is the U.S. the Amsterdam of guns? Take a look at the Reuters article.
Here’s a feel good story for you. Japanese sprinter Maya Nakanishi lost her right leg below the knee in a workplace accident at the age of 21, then became a sprinter with her prosthetic leg. Nakanishi appears in a calendar featuring her posing semi-nude with her prosthetic leg to help finance her training and trip to the London Paralympic Games. Are you ready for London 2012?
Take a look at this report by Reuters about advertiser’s Social Media promotions during the Olympics.
Check out this Olympic promo video featuring the Dogg Father!