There’s something special about the athletes competing at the festival. Any one of these kids could be an Olympic champion.
Founder of the modern Olympic movement would have been 150 years old today.
If you give a little love you can get a little love of your own … don’t break it’s heart.
Congratulations Jayme and another World Record
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The London 2012 Paralympic Games will be covered on ABC TV. Here is the schedule:
Morning Coverage – ABC1 4am to 8:30am AEST
Evening Coverage – ABC1 6pm to 7pm AEST & ABC2 7pm to 11pm AEST
Opening Ceremony – ABC1 Thursday, August 30 at 5:20am AEST
Closing Ceremony – ABC1 Monday, September 10 at 5:20am AEST
Spirit of Sydney members Laurie and Barbara Smith have met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a Team GB function in London. Along with them were Lauren Jackson – Basketball, Warwick Draper Canoe Kayak Luke Jackson Lightweight. Boxing and one of our latest and young Olympian Jessica Fox Silver medallist in K1 Women’s Canoe Slalom, Craig Phillips Secretary General, Australian Olympic Committee.
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Iranian athletes will compete against Israelis at the London Olympics, according to the country’s chef de mission.
Iran has been criticized in the past because some of its athletes withdrew from events against Israelis at the 2004 Athens Games and 2008 Beijing Games.
“We will be truthful to sport,” said Bahram Afsharzadeh, who is also the secretary general of the Iranian Olympic committee said.
Iran has 54 Athletes in London for the games.
The Australian Team uniform has a little surprise. The jacket lining and inner soles of the shoes have the names of every Australian Gold medalist inside. Well done to the AOC.
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Images courtesy of the AOC Facebook page.
“Cast” members who perform at the Welcome Ceremonies for the teams, and London 2012 Volunteers watching a welcome ceremony. Please click the images to view a larger version.
Some news from our Spirit of Sydney members in London.
Barbara and Laurie are in London with the Australia Olympic Team, They have been interviewed by Channel Nine and we’re on the Today Show. Rosemary Mula will be marching with the Kiribati Team in the Opening Ceremony. Whilst her husband Wilf will be marching with the team from Tonga. One of Rosemary’s friends in London will be with the team from the British Virgin Islands. Daniel Beniston and Christine Spiliopolous are hard at work with Daniels business Kingdom Sports Group.
Best wishes to all our team members in London. They’re all doing us proud !
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