Recent Articles In Olympics
February 26, 2010 by timbaggins on timbaggins
I have to say that I have really enjoyed the Olympics. Normally I don't watch them but this year I got a projector and have it hooked up and so it has been great. I love that they now have snowboarding as well as skiing. Also, last night I watched the figure skating and that was awesome. I can't believe Joannie Rochette was able to win the bronze last night, what a moment. 

I know there have been a lot of weather problems that have interrupted certain events but I am glad to see that the...
February 10, 2009 by lokenra on lokenra
These findings also help to explain the difference between the types of FDI which each region predominantly attracts: engineering, automotive and software activities, in the case of the West Midlands, and electronics and services activities, in that of Scotland. 

This contrasting pattern can be explained at least in part by the findings reported above. Both regions exhibit path dependency in terms of the type of FDI that they attract, showing an apparent continuing tendency to attract FD...
February 6, 2009 by jdkeepsmiling on American Life
First, I want to congratulate myself on coming up with the word "Phelpsian." That is a pretty sweet word! Moving on.

So, Mr. Golden Boy himself has a weakness, he likes to smoke down. Apparently if there is a bong anywhere within a 100 foot radius of Mr. Phelps, his innate "bong radar" goes off and he grabs a lighter and heads on over. Like many people, I am disappointed to see a recent Olympic champion, and perhaps the best swimmer of all time do something this stupid. Shame on him.

But ...
August 21, 2008 by kurtin on kurtin
I've been so impressed these last few days with Usain Bolt's performances at these Olympics, finally I just had to write something about it.  I've been focused in on the Track & Field competetions since they began and Jamaica has really been stepping it up.  As a former athlete and coach of the sport, I see this young man's accomplishments as more stunning than some other casual spectators might, but allow me to put this into perspective more.

This man, or should I say kid (just...
Jacques Brel, dans sa « Fanette » (« Nous étions deux amis et Fanette m’aimait... »), nous le chantait déjà : « On ne nous apprend pas à se méfier de tout. »On nous apprenait plutôt le contraire, dans nos écoles frottées de bons sentiments et de morale (laïque ou religieuse, elles sortent, au fond, du même tonneau) : à prêter l’ore...
While you all were fruitlessly checking in here to see if your blogs had yet been released from the merciless grip of Drengin Lords, I was over at my other blog writing about the Olympics. (And Sir Peter's new TV series, but that's another article.)

Here are some excerpts, the titles are linked to the full articles:


Way To Politicize The Olympics!
The Olympics are supposed to be above politics and petty differences. (The International Olympic Committee exemplifies this principal of thei...
February 12, 2006 by singrdave on Fountain of Useless Information
First, Michelle Kwan foisted herself upon the Olympic team without needing to try out at Nationals: "I'm Michelle Kwan, biatch!"
By insisting on a medical waiver to get onto the team, she told the other competitors that she was too good for the Olympic trials.

Next, she toys with the Olympic team again, by announcing that she's pulling out of the competition. Apparently she injured herself (medical waiver anyone-maybe she'll get the gold by waivering herself to glory!) and cannot compe...
February 9, 2006 by BlueDev on A blog without a cause
I can't believe it has already been four years.

Living in Utah in 2002 was a fun experience. No, I did not get to go to any Olympic events live. Not only did I live a ways away, but it was notoriously difficult to get time off and tickets for folks like me (read: students supporting families). And so we had to enjoy them through the miracle of television. Still, seeing places I had been, recognizing city streets, buildings, even mountain peaks I had climbed, biked or gone skiing on was a ...