Olympics

Putting records in perspective – the 9 year old Olympic champion

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Sir David Attenborough’s Alternative Curling Commentary

I figured out why the Sochi Winter Olympics are such an omnishables

Mikaela Boag

Mikaela Boag

They’ve got Boag consulting for them.

Never underestimate the underdog

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It’s been a while since we’ve looked in on the Third Eagle of the Apocalypse

William Tapley is still going strong. This time he cautions us about the new Olympic mascots.

Enjoy.

Da those Russians… such sense of humour

Most big project will have a scale model built first.  The Olympics in Russia are no different

The Olympics aren’t just about Sochi, and Sochi isn’t just about the Olympics, the Russians will tell you. It’s all part of a broader push to revitalize a region torn apart by an Islamic insurgency, which itself comes on the heels of two disastrous wars.

A couple of years ago, the Russian government decided that the North Caucasus would be the perfect place to develop ski resorts in the region as an answer to its high unemployment and other economic woes. Never mind the violence, they said, the beautiful mountains (and they are very, very beautiful) would attract tourists from all over the world, and would even compete with Swiss slopes.

Well, a couple weeks ago, at the Sochi 2013 investment forum, the local authorities¬†presented¬†a model of one such resort, called Lago-Naki. It looked like¬†a very nice resort, equipped with wide slopes and modern cottages. (It’s especially nice when you don’t realize that there is no transport between Sochi and Lago-Naki, but that, even though the two spots aren’t very far apart, it takes eight hours to drive there)

Sounds all very sensible. ¬†So where does the funny part come in? ¬† Read more »

Get this guy onto America’s Cup commentary…

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When it comes to Australians, it’s not over until it’s over…

 

I never get tired of seeing this guys expression when he realises he’s won.

How to win the 100m

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That will be news to Valerie Adams

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We must have missed the part where they took Upchuck’s Olympic medal away for a little while, but then took it off Valerie Adams and gave it back to Upchuck again.

So who do you think is responsible for this sterling bit of journalism?

You get zero guesses, of course.

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