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Stories about Olympics

14 August 2012

Female Saudi Athletes – Out of the Olympics, Into the Twitter Storm

After stepping out of the Olympics, the first and only Saudi female athletes in the history of the Saudi sports, Sarah Attar and Wojdan Shahrkhani have received a storm of...

Central Asia's Mixed Success at London Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics offered mixed successes for Central Asian states. While the Games proved nothing short of triumph for team Kazakhstan, the success of athletes from Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and...

13 August 2012

Afghanistan: When Bronze Means More than Gold

"In a year filled with suicide bombings, school poisonings and kidnappings, the bronze for Afghanistan was more than gold." The country celebrates its one and only Olympic winner - Bronze...

Colombia Adds Gold and Bronze BMX Medals to Their List

Carlos Oquendo and Mariana Pajón added two medals to Colombia's collection. The country ended the Olympics achieving a historic eight medals. Mariana Pajón's medal is the second gold medal in...

Ecuador: Sprinter Álex Quiñónez Brings Country to Standstill During Final

Ecuador took to social networks to offer support for the Ecuadorian sprinter Álex Quiñónez as he represented the country for the first time in the London 2012 Olympics. Quiñónez reached...

12 August 2012

Cameroon: Olympic Escape – Blame the System, Not the Athletes

"It's rather sad, however, to see that our country has become a prison, from which everyone wants to escape at any cost." Cameroon delves into reasons behind the disappearance of...

East Timor: Marathoner Captures London Hearts

East Timorese young marathoner Augusto Soares, 25, captured the hearts of the Olympic marathon audience with his perseverance and good humour. With only two months training, his goal was to...

China: Hurdler Liu Xiang's Olympic Failure Provokes Fierce Debate

Liu Xiang', the former world-record holder of the 110-meter hurdles and 2004 Olympic champion in the same event, dropped out of the London Olympic Games without clearing a single hurdle...

Mexico Wins Historic Football Gold Medal

For the first time in the country's Olympic history, Mexico won a gold medal in Men's Football. On August 11, 2012, the country celebrated as the Olympic team beat Brazil...

11 August 2012

Argentina Wins its First Gold Medal in London 2012

Argentinian Twitter users are celebrating the country's first gold medal in London 2012 after Sebastian Crismanich beat Spain's Nicolás Garcia Hamme in Taekwondo.

10 August 2012

Should Singapore ‘Import’ Athletes to Win Olympic Medals?

The bronze medal victory of Feng Tianwei, a Chinese-born athlete who represented Singapore in the 2012 London Olympics, has ignited debate whether the Singapore government should exert more effort to...

Colombia Achieves Historic Results in London 2012

With 6 medals up until now, the Colombian delegation that is participating in the London Olympics has achieved the best performance in the history of Colombia in the Olympic Games.

9 August 2012

Tajikistan: Female Boxer Fights Odds, Wins Olympic Bronze

"I hope Chorieva will become a motivation for other Tajik girls and women, and we will have more female champions in future. It doesn't matter whether she wins or loses,...

Kazakhstan: ‘Imported’ Olympic Champions Cause Controversy

Two of the six gold medals bagged by Kazakhstan at the London Olympics were claimed by Chinese-born female weightlifters. The success of the "imported" athletes has caused a lot of...

8 August 2012

Dominican Republic: Pride and Celebration of Félix Sánchez's Gold

Dominican Republic celebrates the gold and silver medals of Félix Sánchez and Luguelín Santos respectively. This marks the first time the country takes home two medals in Olympic Athletics events....

Seven Cameroon Olympic Athletes Go Missing in London

"Their disappearance is not only an embarrassment, but a great surprise to members of the Cameroon delegation and Cameroonians based in London."

Iran: Celebrating ‘Historic’ Medals and Criticising the Referee

Iranians are celebrating their most memorable day in the history of the Olympics as their athletes won two gold and two silver medals. But one issue ruined the party: thousands...

Algeria: Makhloufi Clinches Arab World's First Olympic Gold

Algeria's Taoufik Makhlouf clinched gold last night in the men's 1500m race, bringing the Arab world's first gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics. Netizens react to win.

7 August 2012

Puerto Rico: Javier Culson Wins Historic Bronze Medal

The athlete Javier Culson won Puerto Rico's first ever medal in athletics. This medal takes the count to 7 medals in the country's history: 5 bronze and 1 silver in...

6 August 2012

Venezuela: Fencing Win Brings First Gold Medal in 44 years

Venezuela enthusiastically celebrated their first Olympic gold since 1968 as Rubén Limardo won a gold medal in fencing at the London 2012 Games. One blogger commented: "Known around the world...

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