… Welcome Rio
Oh yeah and let the Samba begin, if this promises to be as good as this year.
London Summer Games are over. Lights are out in London after the gigantic Fireworks, the myriad of stars on a beautiful stage and in the stadium. Yes, these 2012 Summer Games were exceptionnal. We should once again salute the 10000+ volunteers that have given their time, energy and pride in the name of Patriotism and for the love of their country. That was purely the direct and true translation and most beautiful response to JFK’s famous words:
… ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
And they, the volunteers, but not only, just did that! They did for their country, they did for the World to see how much geniuses Brittons could be, how big their heart was. Same can apply to the thousands of courageous handicapped athletes who fought not only for better perception and acceptation of their condition but for their nation as well.
LONDON 2012? What a lesson!
How much more courageous are we, the “Normals”?
London 2012 Olympics and has been successful overall. The Paralympics have been even more stunningly mediatised via Social Media. Good for the benefit of Sports for all.
Here’s a selection of some of the snaps from the London 2012 Paralympics.
Vanessa Low of Germany prepares her prostheses for competition in the women’s long jump finals, on September 2, 2012 – (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Lee Brunton of Great Britain takes on the Iranian defense in the Men’s Team Football – (Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
Lukasz Mamczarz of Poland (Bronze) jumps over the crossbar in the Men’s high jump F42 final, on September 3, 2012 @ 1.74 meters. – (AP Photo/Sebastian Widmann)
Bronze medal winners Oksana Masters (left) and Rob Jones, of the United States, on their prosthetic legs at the awards ceremony for mixed double sculls, on September 2, 2012 – (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach)
Iran’s Peyman Nasiri Bazanjani celebrates after winning the Men’s 1500m Final, on September 4, 2012. – (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)
Tanner Gers of the United States leaps in the men’s long jump – (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
China’s Zheng Tao dives into the pool at the start of Men’s 50m Freestyle S6 Final at the 2012 Paralympics in London, on September 4, 2012. – (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
German’s Christiane Reppe trains ahead of women’s 100m Backstroke – (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Yohansson Nascimento of Brazil uses supports for his arms as he waits on the blocks to compete in the men’s 400-meter category final, on September 4, 2012, in London – (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Germany’s Vanessa Low competes in the Women’s Long Jump – (Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain’s Jade Jones warms up before the women’s 800m Wheelchair Race Final – (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)
Shirley Reilly of the U.S. (right) and China’s Zou Lihong fall from their wheelchairs after a crash during a women’s 100m. – (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
LONDON 2012 – Far beyond simple and naive competition… for sure!
From what I saw and felt… That does it. The 30th Olympiad of the modern era proved, to me at least, that We, the world, are in transition time, gearing from a fully ego-centric material era to a more unifying global project. Yes… I remember someone telling me… Now the message is clear…
I watched the London 2012 £27M Opening Ceremony live from Mauritius. Damn the Financial Comptroller! That was real value.
Four hours of intense emotion and heart throbbing experience. From the 950 Drums mimicking the sounds of the Industrial Revolution, to McCartney‘s Hey Jude, through the innovative Social Media related fresque, Mr Bean’s humorously adding to the Chariots of Fire and the discovery of Sir Tim Bernes Lee, the very inventor of the World Wide Web, the very best of Great Britain was on show. Continue reading