2012 Olympics: A World Record Ere the Opening Ceremonies

DAY 0: 27 July 2012/Friday The zero hour was nigh, yet there was still actual athletic action to behold before the opening ceremonies of Peter Boyle’s whimsy commenced. The preliminary ranking rounds of both the individual and team competitions of men’s and women’s archery needed to be completed before the athletes paraded around the Olympic Stadium. The morning and afternoon sessions took Olympic fans to one of the spiritual homes... Read More

Dispatches from London: A Non-Traditional Sports Fan’s Distant View of the Olympics

The Games of the XXX Olympiad have officially commenced in London, and Global Turnstile author Zach Bigalke is following the action throughout the three weeks of the tournament. Follow his daily dispatches here as he takes advantage of the unprecedented wealth of coverage to offer insights on as many events as possible! Day -2: June 25/Wednesday — Women’s Soccer Kicks Off Across Britain Day -1: June 26/Thursday — Men’s Soccer... Read More

2012 Olympics: The Games Before the Games (Part II)

DAY -1: 26 July 2012/Thursday The Games of the XXX Olympiad are officially set to open on Friday in London, and Olympic fever has started to take over cyberspace. There has been speculation and myriad hypotheses about who might set the flame alight at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford from among the former British sporting greats that the organizing committee has assembled to participate in the opening ceremonies. There has also been controversy,... Read More

EPL Season Opens Amid Chaos On and Off the Pitch

For the first time since the formation of the English Premier League in 1992, a match has been delayed due to public unrest. The first day of the EPL season commenced Saturday without Tottenham or Everton, as continued rioting in the capital city led to the postponement of the match at White Hart Lane. The neighborhoods around White Hart Lane in North London have been ground zero for riots which have spread around the city ahead of the EPL season... Read More

Lochte Makes History at Phelps’ Expense

Today at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai, Ryan Lochte got his second straight victory over Michael Phelps to assert a potential changing of the guard among the American contenders in the pool ahead of next year’s London Olympiad. Following up his 200m freestyle win over the 14-time Olympic gold medalist, Lochte edged out Phelps to the wall in the 200m individual medley and immediately turned back toward the clock. Lochte earned gold... Read More

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