Summer Olympic Games

The Summer Olympics start today in London England. The Opening Ceremony is a celebration showcasing the best of the Host Nation. It also includes a parade of all competing nations and the highly anticipated entrance of the Olympic Flame, which ignites the Cauldron and signals the start of the Games. I enjoy watching this ceremony.

Once every four years, the world’s top athletes meet, to compete in the Summer Olympics. This will be the XXX Olympiad.

The Olympic competitions are held over a two week period.

Quotes on Summer Olympics:

 

Mark Spitz (American swimmer, 1972 Summer Olympics, on winning seven gold medals Inspirational)
I swam my brains out.

 

Florence Griffith Joyner (American athlete, 1988 Summer Olympics)
When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening any more.

Noureddine Morceli (Algerian athlete, 1996 Summer Olympics)
And then in life, you always have to try, and today, I may not have succeeded, but I am happy to have tried to beat my record.

 

Jimmy Carr. The 2012 Olympics is going to cost £8 billion which is a lot of money. It’ll probably bankrupt London. But you can’t put a price on two bronze medals in cycling.

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