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Archive for March, 2012

Oman to play Senegal in Football test event

March 30th, 2012

After securing a 2–0 victory against Uzbekistan today, Oman will now face Senegal in the men’s Olympic Football Qualification Play-off Match.

London 2012

Modernity and efficiency: Klaus Schormann’s ideas

March 30th, 2012

The year 2012 is already a milestone in the history of Modern Pentathlon. The sport is completing 100 years of Olympic Games, a trajectory that began at Stockholm 1912 and will culminate with an edition filled with expectations for London in the coming month of July. Changes in the competition format and a likely third victory in a row of Russian Andrei Moiseev have helped it to become one of the first five sports with tickets sold out.

Rio 2016

London 2012 Pharmacy Services win bronze at the inaugural Podium Awards

March 29th, 2012

London 2012 Pharmacy Services have been recognised for their design and delivery of a new national education programme for pharmacists.

London 2012

International Olympic Committee confirms London is ready to welcome the world

March 29th, 2012

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC’s) Coordination Commission today concluded its tenth and final visit to London with the message that the 2012 Host City is ready to welcome the world’s best athletes and Olympic and Paralympic fans this summer.

London 2012

Number 1 before and after: Lena Schöneborn and the new old sport

March 29th, 2012

The Modern Pentathlon underwent significant changes which culminates in London 2012. The top of the female podium, however, remains the same. Change to remain as she was before is the focus of Lena Schöneborn, the current Olympic champion and number 1 in the world ranking in this new old sport, which celebrates its Olympic centenary in the Great Britain’s Games.

Rio 2016

AN INCREASINGLY MODERN PENTATHLON: A new world for the centenary sport

March 29th, 2012

Developed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the creator of the Olympic Games in the Modern Era, Modern Pentathlon celebrates 100 years of Olympic Games looking into the future. The competition, which combines five sports into one – Athletics, Swimming, Equestrian, Fencing and Shooting – a symbol of the pursuit of the all-in-one athlete, undergoes changes to maintain the tradition; the advents of the laser pistol and the combined event introduce a new world to the Modern Pentathlon fans.

Rio 2016

GAMES’ MAKERS: Henrique Gonzalez, Human Resources Director

March 28th, 2012

Brazil’s most valuable resources are people. Diversity and respect for the other people, energy and bright eyes, union and young spirit characterize the people whose motto is to be happy.  In a universe of 200 million beating hearts, which will turn the Olympic and Paralympic Games into memorable celebrations in 2016, about 110 thousand people will be guided by Henrique Gonzalez, Human Resources Director of the Rio 2016™ Organising Committee.

Rio 2016

Tweet of the Week winner: Brendan Hansen gives directions, Counting Crows-style

March 27th, 2012

When asked for directions, some people see it as their obligation to
simply convey the information as clearly as possible. Others (Brendan
Hansen, for example) see it as an opportunity for humor.

Universal Sports

Modest Davis and White happy to share

March 27th, 2012

World ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White share
the same coaches as their closest rivals, Olympic gold medalists Tessa
Virtue and Scott Moir.

Universal Sports

Patrick Chan figures to repeat at Worlds

March 27th, 2012

The way Patrick Chan has been steamrolling the competition, he's
expected this week to became the first man to repeat as world figure
skating champion in six years.

Universal Sports