Thursday, July 26, 2012

2012 London Olympics.


We are now just 1 day away from the Opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic games in the city of London located in England. Did you know that London is the only city to ever host the Olympic games 3 times in the years 1908, 1948 and this year’s olympic 2012. Are you excited about the games because I know I am.

   In the 2008 Olympics which was held in Beijing, China, USA got the most gold medals awarded to them especially to swimmer Michael Phelps who got 8 gold medals in his swimming heats isn’t that AWESOME. Now Michael Phelps is possibly hoping to get 16 gold medals against his opponents in the 2012 Olympics.

   World’s fastest man Usain Bolt is going to compete in the Men’s 100 m, 200 m, and 4x100 men’s relay. His goal to achieve at the Olympic games is to broke the record on the 100m and 200m sprint heat and also win a gold medal. I think that Usain Bolt can achieve his goal at the games.
   I can’t wait to Usain Bolt carve up Yohan Blake and Tyson Gay in the sprint heats.

The Olympic Flag.

The new Olympic Flag made its debut at the 1920 games in were held in Antwerp, Belgium. Pierre de Coubertin was the man who designed the new olympic flag.  I wonder how Pierre de Coubertin came up with the idea to make the flag?  He chose the five ring to symbolize five continents. There are six colours on the flag.

- White represents Peace and goodwill
- Red represents America
- Yellow represents Asia
- Green represents Australia( Oceania)
- Blue represents Europe
- Black represents Africa

I wonder what the big story behind the Olympic flag?.