Sunday, 29 July 2012

Nigerian Women Out From Olympic Tennis

It was a day of mixed fortunes for Nigeria in table tennis on Saturday as its women crashed out of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Olufunke Oshonaike, who a day earlier had won her preliminary round game failed to advance further later in the day as she lost to her Italian opponent in the first round.

Both Oshonaike and Offiong Edem had been drawn to play in the preliminary round of the event on its opening day.
Oshonaike had success against her opponent, Neda Shahsavari of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the morning at the Excel – North Arena 1, winning 4-3 in a 33-minute game.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

London 2012 Olympics Medal Count

 Starting from today  we will be giving you the London Olympics Medal Count every night. We promise to make sure we bring to you all the news and actions at the Olympics.
Below is the official London 2012 Medal Count as at 2100 GMT.

China   4 gold  0 silver and 2 bronze
Italy      2 Gold   2 Silver and 1 Bronze
USA     1 Gold   2Silver and  2Bronze
Brazil    1 Gold   1 silver   and 1 Bronze
South korea  1Gold 1 Silver and 1 Bronze

More will still be coming your way  shortly.

Athletes at the heart of the Opening Ceremony

Athletes at the heart of the Opening Ceremony

Beginning with an idyllic countryside scene, Danny's Boyle's 'Isles of Wonder' has produced spectacular moments in the Olympic Stadium.
The highly anticipated Opening Ceremony began with an imagined trip along London's iconic river, the Thames, from its source in Gloucestershire to the Olympic Stadium in east London.
The countdown to the start of the Ceremony was marked by 96 children standing around the Stadium with popping balloons, followed by the Olympic Bell ringing in the official start of the Opening Ceremony.
Boyle's 'green and pleasant land' was brought to life with villagers playing cricket, farmers herding 40 sheep and children dancing around 4 maypoles.
Loud drumming indicated the beginning of 'Pandemonium', a depiction of the Industrial Revolution in Britain. A giant ring was forged in the centre of the stage which was raised to join four others and form spectacular Olympic Rings above the Olympic Stadium.
Also during the Ceremony, the Olympic Flame made its way along the Thames in a boat piloted by David Beckham. He played an important role in bringing the Games to London and has been a big supporter ever since. Carrying the Torch on the boat was Jade Bailey, a young footballer tipped to become one of the sporting stars of the future.
At the heart of the Opening Ceremony is the Athletes' Parade where teams enter the Stadium in alphabetical order, with Team GB concluding the Parade.

Let the games begin


Preview: Let the Games begin

All the waiting is finally over as the action begins in earnest on the first official full day of competition at London 2012.

In total, 19 different sports will be staged and gold medals will be awarded in Archery, Shooting, Fencing, Road Cycling, Judo, Swimming and Weightlifting. The honour of becoming the first champion to be crowned at London 2012 is likely to come at the Royal Artillery Barracks, where the Shooting events get under way early in the morning with the men's 10m Air Pistol and women's 10m Air Rifle competitions.
Russia's World Cup champion Leonid Ekimov is one of the stars to watch in the men's event, while China's Siling Yi will be hoping to repeat the world record she set when winning gold at the 2010 World Championships.
But while China look to make a good start as they aim to beat their gold medal tally of 51 from Beijing 2008, most British eyes will be on the men's Cycling Road Race.
The Host Nation have been eagerly anticipating the event for over a year, with Isle of Man sprint specialist Mark Cavendish hotly tipped to replicate his victory at the World Championships in Denmark in 2011.
Cavendish is the favourite to land Great Britain their first gold medal of the Games, especially as he will be helped along the way by recently-crowned Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins and runner-up Chris Froome.
Team GB could also be celebrating more success when the action gets started at the Aquatics Centre, with Hannah Miley aiming to go one better than her silver at the 2011 World Championships when she lines up in the 400m Individual Medley.
Day one of the Swimming also sees Ryan Lochte begin his quest to try and repeat his five world titles from last year to try and overshadow fellow USA athlete and 14-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps.
Lochte will go for gold in the 400m Individual Medley, while USA team-mate Missy Franklin will be the one to watch in the final of the women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay.
The women's Individual Foil Fencing competition takes place at ExCeL, where Elisa Di Francisca will renew her rivalry with fellow Italian Valentina Vezzali.
Vezzali is the three-time defending Olympic champion in the event and beat 2010 world champion Di Francisca in the final of the 2011 World Championships, only to then lose to her rival in the final of the European Championships.
Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor also kick off the defence of their Beach Volleyball title knowing that a place alongside the greatest Olympic names will be their reward if they can claim a record-breaking third gold medal.

I'm Dedicating This Blog To The London Olympics 2012

Hello friends, for some while now I have been very passive here. This is due to so many commitment I have.
However the good news is that i am back and I'm dedicating this blog to the Olympics. I will be giving reports on the fixtures,result,medals,athlete,countries and spectators. I promise you that you will be constantly updated.... Let the games begin

Uwakwe Martin

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