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August 5 Olympics Results

August 6, 2012

Based on different news sites, below mentioned are the results of games performed yesterday, August 5, 2012.

Basketball – Women’s Preliminary
Final: France 65, Russia 54
Final: Czech Republic 82, Angola 47
Final: Australia 72, Canada 63
Final: United States 114, China 66
Final: Turkey 70, Croatia 65
Final: Brazil 78, Great Britain 66
Field Hockey – Men’s Prelminary
Final: New Zealand 1, Belgium 1
Final: Pakistan 5, South Africa 4
Final: Korea 4, India 1
Final: Netherlands 3, Germany 1
Final: Great Britain 3, Australia 3
Final: Spain 3, Argentina 1
Volleyball – Women’s Preliminary
Final: Dominican Republic 3, Algeria 0
Final: China 3, Korea 2
Final: Japan 3, Great Britain 0
Final: Russia 3, Italy 2
Final: United States 3, Turkey 0
Final: Brazil 3, Serbia 0
Handball – Women’s Preliminary
Final: Korea 32, Sweden 28
Final: Brazil 29, Angola 26
Final: Montenegro 25, Russia 25
Final: Croatia 37, Great Britain 14
Final: Spain 25, Norway 20
Final: France 30, Denmark 24
Water Polo – Women’s Quarterfinals
Final: Hungary 11, Russia 10
Final: Australia 20, China 18
Final: United States 9, Italy 6
Final: Spain 9, Great Britain 7
Tennis – Women’s Doubles
GOLD Serena Williams/Venus Williams, USA
SILVER Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka, CZE
BRONZE Maria Kirilenko/Nadia Petrova, RUS
Badminton – Men’s Doubles
GOLD Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng, CHN
SILVER Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen, DEN
BRONZE Chung Jae Sung/Lee Yong Dae, KOR
Badminton – Men’s Singles
GOLD Lin Dan, CHN
SILVER Lee Chong Wei, MAS
BRONZE Chen Long, CHN
Track and Field – Women’s Marathon
GOLD Tiki Gelana, ETH
SILVER Priscah Jeptoo, KEN
BRONZE Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova, RUS
Shooting – Men’s 50m Pistol
GOLD Jin Jongoh, KOR
SILVER Choi Young Rae, KOR
BRONZE Wang Zhiwei, CHN
Sailing – Men’s Star Class
GOLD Fredrik Loof/Max Salminen, SWE
SILVER Iain Percy/Andrew Simpson, GBR
BRONZE Robert Scheidt/Bruno Prada, BRA
Sailing – Men’s Finn Class
GOLD Ben Ainslie, GBR
SILVER Jonas Hogh-Christensen, DEN
BRONZE Jonathan Lobert, FRA
Gymnastics – Women’s Vault
GOLD Sandra Izbasa, ROM
SILVER McKayla Maroney, USA
BRONZE Maria Paseka, RUS
Gymnastic – Men’s Pommel Horse
GOLD Krisztian Berki, HUN
SILVER Louis Smith, GBR
BRONZE Max Whitlock, GBR
Tennis – Men’s Singles
GOLD Andy Murray, GBR
SILVER Roger Federer, SUI
BRONZE Juan del Potro, ARG
Tennis – Mixed Doubles
GOLD Victoria Azarenka/Max Mirnyi, BLR
SILVER Laura Robson/Andy Murray, GBR
BRONZE Lisa Raymond/Mike Bryan, USA
Weightlifting – Women’s +75kg
GOLD Zhou Lulu, CHN
SILVER Tatiana Kashirina, RUS
BRONZE Hripsime Khurshudyan, ARM
Cycling – Men’s Omnium
GOLD Lasse Norman Hansen, DEN
SILVER Bryan Coquard, FRA
BRONZE Edward Clancy, GBR
Fencing – Men’s Team Foil
GOLD Italy
SILVER Japan
BRONZE Germany
Wrestling – Men’s Greco-Roman 55kg
GOLD Hamid Mohammad Soryan Reinanpour, IRI
SILVER Rovshan Bayramov, AZE
BRONZE Peter Modos, HUN
BRONZE Mingiyan Semenov, RUS
Wrestling – Men’s Greco-Roman 74kg
GOLD Roman Vlasov, RUS
SILVER Arsen Julfalakyan, ARM
BRONZE Aleksandr Kazakevic, LTU
BRONZE Emin Ahmadov, AZE
Diving – Women’s 3m Springboard
GOLD Wu Minxia, CHN
SILVER He Hi, CHN
BRONZE Laura Sanchez Soto, MEX
Track and Field – Women’s Triple Jump
GOLD Olga Rypakova, KAZ
SILVER Caterine Ibarguen, COL
BRONZE Olha Saladuha, UKR
Track and Field – Women’s 400m
GOLD Sanya Richards-Ross, USA
SILVER Christine Ohuruogu, GBR
BRONZE Deedee Trotter, USA
Track and Field – Men’s Steeplechase
GOLD Ezekiel Kemboi, KEN
SILVER Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, FRA
BRONZE Abel Kiprop Mutai, KEN
Track and Field – Men’s 100m
GOLD Usain Bolt, JAM
SILVER Yohan Blake, JAM
BRONZE Justin Gatlin, USA
Track and Field – Men’s Hammer Throw
GOLD Krisztian Pars, HUN
SILVER Primoz Kozmus, SLO
BRONZE Koji Murofushi, JPN

Source : www.sportsnetwork.com

China’s Yi Siling, First Gold Medalist

July 28, 2012

After the successful Opening ceremony last night, it is now time for the athlete to compete and show their talent to their competitor. Here are some of the news that we gathered today.

  • The first gold medal of the Games has been won by China’s Yi Siling in the women’s 10m air rifle.
  • Park Tae-hwan, pre-race favorite for the men’s 400m freestyle, has been disqualified for false starting.
  • Michael Phelps qualified for his first final of the Games, in the 400m individual medley, by just 0.07 seconds and will start tonight’s final in lane eight.
  • An Albanian weightlifter has been expelled from the Olympics after testing positive for stanozolol.
  • Two rowing records have been broken, New Zealand’s Eric Murray and Hamish Bond shattering the world record in the men’s pair, and Britain’s Helen Glover and Heather Stanning beating the Olympic record in the women’s.
  • British representatives have suffered disappointing defeats in archery, judo and badminton.

Chinas Yi Siling Chinas Yi Siling, First Gold Medalist

China’s Yi Siling : Image Credit : REUTERS/ KAI PFAFFENBACH

Yi recorded a score of 502.9 from ten shots and Poland’s Sylwia Bogacka, grabbed the silver with 502.2. Yi’s co player Yu Dan took the bronze, 0.7 points adrift.

The Olympics will last until August 12, so expect more updates on this site about different games in the 2012 Olympics.

Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012: Controversial Tape Delay in US by NBC

July 27, 2012

Reports says that lots of American were dismayed to know that the NBC will not gonna show the live streaming of the opening ceremony either in the internet or via television but instead the telecast will be delayed for 3 hours from the scheduled opening time in US.

The ceremony that takes place at 4 PM Eastern Time will be played at 7:30 PM Eastern for most of America. Olympic fans will have to wait even longer on the West Coast, where the ceremony won’t be played until 7:30 PM Pacific Time.

Here is the explanation of the NBC spokesperson explaining their decision:

It was never our intent to live stream the Opening or Closing Ceremony. They are complex entertainment spectacles that do not translate well online because they require context, which our award-winning production team will provide for the large prime time audiences that gather together to watch them. We will be providing clips and highlights of each ceremony online so viewers know what to look forward to in prime time on NBC.

However,  All 32 sports and 302 medals will be shown live via the internet. They will also provide clips and highlights online before the broadcast.

The opening ceremony have started and still ongoing at this time. It seems that our previous report is correct, the nurses and the appearance of the queen have just completed.

 Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012: Controversial Tape Delay in US by NBC

Performers dressed as Mary Poppins float into the stadium by Getty Images

 

 

Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony: Danny Boyle Spectacular To Include Paul McCartney and Possibly James Bond

July 27, 2012

Up until now there are different opinion on how will the opening ceremony will be shown in a few moments, there are news that says there will be sheep, a cricket game, nurses plus Paul McCartney and possibly James Bond as previously reported.

 Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony: Danny Boyle Spectacular To Include Paul McCartney and Possibly James Bond

The opening ceremony were also reported to cost 27 million-pound ($42.3 million) and organizers want it to be a secret so that all viewers can be surprised. Although there were some disclosure made by director Danny Boyle such as Real farm animals on meadows; plows and maypoles; an idyllic picture of England as the “green and pleasant land;” a dance number featuring nurses and a closing song by McCartney the totality of the ceremony is still unknown.

Many reports are expecting to see a pre-recorded segment filmed inside Buckingham Palace featuring actor Daniel Craig as James Bond, and a stuntman dressed as 007 who will parachute into the stadium to start the show.

For sure it will be an exciting event of the year.

Picture taken from telegraph.co.uk

Opening Ceremony London 2012: Olympics Guide and Coverage

July 27, 2012

After the seven years of preparation now the last minutes of nerve wracking moment has just started as the much awaited Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics is about to start in the city.

In the recent days, as the official Olympic torch finally gone to its destination and the Thames is on its way to light up tonight in the Opening Ceremony London 2012. Hence, the mood in London, where already grumbling and has yielded to palpable excitement, according to some international news.

Olympic Stadium Main Pic2 Opening Ceremony London 2012: Olympics Guide and Coverage

Apparently, the opening ceremony is entitled “Isles of Wonder” . Based on history, the last time London hosted the Olympics, in 1948, the country was battered with battle and the “Austerity Olympics” were just dubbed, money, food and energy  where in short supply.

The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony can be seen at exactly 7:30 pm ET on NBC and the Olympic Stadium is the centrepiece of the London’s Olympic Park. The Stadium seats up 80,000 people, and 55,000 of the seats are removable. About 10,000 tons of steel were used to build the venue compared to the 42,000 used by Beijing for their “Bird’s Nest”

Up to $42 million, three hour extravaganza and night show are to be witnessed by billion of people around the world. Over 15,000 volunteers have already worked out together for the said show. Danny Boyle will be the man behind the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012.

Please standby here for more updates of the coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics as the event will start few hours from now live at the city of London.

image: from Fox

Incoming search terms:

  • www abouttheolympics com

Michigan Sends 11 Athletes to 2012 London Olympics

July 22, 2012

Jordyn Wieber Michigan Sends 11 Athletes to 2012 London OlympicsAccording to news, Michigan will be sending 11 of its athletes to join the Team USA which is composed of 520 athletes to compete for gold and glory.

Michigans athletes ranges from 17 to 44 years old. Their youngest player is Jordyn Wieber, a gymnast who just turn 17 and Daryl Szarenski at age 44. There are seven females and four male.

Among different states, there are five states who will not be sending any athletes as follows: New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina and West Virginia. California is sending the most athletes with 128, followed by New York with 35 and Texas with 32. 

Here’s a list of the Michigan Olympic athletes and their events so you can cheer them on!

Name Sex Hometown Age Sport Position/Event
Betsey Armstrong F Ann Arbor 29 Water Polo Goalkeeper
Tia Brooks F Grand Rapids 21 Track & Field Shot Put
Desiree Davila F Rochester Hills 28 Track & Field Marathon
Geena Gall F Grand Blanc 25 Track & Field 800m
Tom Peszek M Farmington Hills 27 Rowing Men’s Eight
Dathan Ritzenhein M Rockford 29 Track & Field 10,000m
Allison Schmitt F Canton 22 Swimming 400m free; 200m free; 400m free relay; 800m free relay
Claressa Shields F Flint 17 Boxing Welterweight
Daryl Szarenski M Saginaw 44 Shooting 10m Air Pistol
Peter Vanderkaay M Rochester 28 Swimming 400m free
Jordyn Wieber F DeWitt 17 Gymnastics Artistic

[Press Release] Play safe online during London’s big sporting event with Trend Micro’s new Security Hub

July 11, 2012

Finally, after all the waiting the big day has nearly arrived. In less than a month’s time London will open its doors to the world with the greatest sporting event on the planet – this year’s Summer Olympics and Paralympics Games.

trendmicro.com logo [Press Release] Play safe online during London’s big sporting event with Trend Micro’s new Security Hub

While the big event will be a hit with young and old across the globe, cyber criminals are already gearing up their efforts to snare innocent sports fans via dedicated, themed scams. That’s why Trend Micro has launched its very own ‘Race to Security’ hub to provide visitors with fun activities, tips and best practice advice on how to enjoy the event whilst staying safe online. (more…)

Coca-Cola’s® Anthem for the Olympic Games “Anywhere In The World.” [Video]

July 8, 2012

Have you heard about Mark Ronson and His new Project? Mark was voted as the the most stylish man in the UK by GQ magazine, and has produced some of the world’s most popular tracks. The video shown below is the his latest project with Katy B, an England singer with different athletes all over the world. They are singing the  Coca-Cola’s® Anthem for the Olympic Games, “Anywhere In The World”  The athletes includes, Kseniya Vdovina (Sprint) from Russia, Dayyan Jaffar (Archery) from Singapore, Darius Knight ( Table Tennis) from England, David Oliver (Hurdles) from US and Maria Espinoza (Taekwondo) from Mexico


The ads is part of an integrated marketing program for the Coca-Cola Move to the Beat campaign for London 2012, Check out the Coca-Cola Beatbox in London.

Find out more: http://www.coca-cola.com/theolympics
Download the song – Anywhere in the World:http://smarturl.it/AnywhereintheWorld

2012 London Olympics Participating Nations

July 7, 2012

The 2012, Summer Olympics is fast approaching, news can be seen everywhere. As part of our goal to inform our readers about different things that pertains to Olympics, we would like to let you know the list of 2012 London Olympics Participating Nations.

London Olympics 2012 2012 London Olympics Participating Nations

Please see below the participating nation, should we forget a nation please let us know so we could update our list.

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Opening Ceremony Time at Different Part of The World [Listed by Country]

July 7, 2012

I have seen some query regarding the exact time of London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony in different part of the world. So we did our research for the benefit of our readers. The Opening Ceremony will start on July 27, 2012 at 9:00 PM {London Time} , which is 1.5 hours delayed from the traditional 7:30 PM based on previous Olympics. So we found a map that will detail the time in every part of the world as follows:

Opening Ceremony Time1 Opening Ceremony Time at Different Part of The World [Listed by Country]

 

The map shows the following start time in different country as follows :

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