The countdown has begun for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. Yesterday at te Temple of Hera in Olympia, the eternal flame was lit, then passed from Greek gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias on to Giovane Gávio, Brazil’s double Olympic-medal-winning volleyball champion.
The “Flame of Hope” has taken off for Brussels via AEGEAN Airlines A3620 after having visited the Greek cities of Komotini, Kavala, Thasos, Thessaloniki and Athens.
News from Sochi, Russia tells of officials there continuing a rather massive cleanup of illegal activities in the region. The closing of some 100 plus illegal gambling halls falls in line with stiffened International Olympic Committee (IOC) rules.
According to news from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s office the highly publicized foreign policy engagement by his administration with other BRICS took another step today. The official policy concept now approved by the Russian President, the federation has now outlined very specific objectives of cooperation between the association’s members.
Still, the negativity seems to be the common denominator for athletes currently in Sochi. And because there is still so much to be done, can Sochi truly shine in 2014?
As Sochi ramps up preparations for the Olympics of 2014, the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has admitted to certain mistakes having been made in the early days of their preparations there. Now a so-called “rehabilitation plan” will be set in place to rectify some environmental mishaps.
The lovely Scottish town of Dumfries was this morning’s temporary host for the Olympic torch on its last leg through Scotland. Everyone in Dumfries along with tourists in town for the big event or just visiting got up fairly early in the morning to get down to the town center and see the torch passing by while […]