Here are the Olympic-related links we’ve been looking at over the last week from July 23rd through July 24th:
Louisville’s Além International Management serves as backbone of Olympic torch run – Boulder Daily Camera – “We wanted to make sure the route chosen by the London Organizing Committee not only showcased the biggest population base of the U.K. but also gave sponsors, such as Lloyds, the chance to showcase their operations and employees,” said Steve McCarthy, the company’s chief executive and founder. “And we made sure the families of the torch bearers knew where they started from and where they finished and how they could get on the side of the road to cheer them on.”
Here are the Olympic-related links we’ve been looking at over the last week from July 12th through July 17th:
Sam Fraser: The Torch Relay – The Olympic Ideal in Flames– And then arrives a convoy of coaches. One badged with Samsung logos, bearing pretty young girls waving and texting on Samsung phones. Next, a coach in the livery of Lloyds TSB bearing pretty young girls waving. No sign of any thanks for the bail out. Finally, a huge red float sponsored by Coca Cola, featuring a team of pretty girls waving and holding Coke bottles. They head up the drive where the coaches turn around and let all the pretty girls out for a loo break. Continue reading →
One of the world’s biggest Olympic committees has apologised after it demanded that a knitting and crochet community change its biannual “fibre craft events” because it felt that they were “disrectful to our country’s finest athletes”.
Fak’s thoughts reported earlier this week on the US Olympic Committee’s letter to the organisers of the Ravelympics, which sees people from all over the world creating craft items in a range of categories during the period of the Olympics. The competition has been running every other year since 2008.
The letter read:
“We believe using the name “Ravelympics” for a competition that involves an afghan marathon, scarf hockey and sweater triathlon, among others, tends to denigrate the true nature of the Olympic Games. In a sense, it is disrespectful to our country’s finest athletes and fails to recognize or appreciate their hard work.” Continue reading →