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Mike Dodd, 1996 Olympic silver medalist, joins Paper Courts

He was there for beach volleyball’s inaugural appearance in the Olympic Games — and he came away with a silver medal.

Listen to the podcast… 73 more words

Made for Sharing? Paris' 2024 Olympic bid en anglais

Everything seemed pretty quiet in France over recent months regarding the position and status of the French language. It has been a good few months since the most recent hullabaloo over the insidious role that the English language had been assuming in France, courtesy of wily Anglo-Saxons or short-sighted, unpatriotic French men and women. 567 more words

French

A Small Community with a Rich History - Montrose, California

Neek sez:

Los Angeles, California is not just a city but also a county with a collection of smaller communities.  That is especially true for Montrose which is part of the Crescenta Valley sandwiched between the San Fernando Valley and Glendale, California.  797 more words

USA

Pilates Inspiration - Yuzuru Hanyu

I mentioned figure-skating in my last Pilates Inspiration post about pole-dancing.  Here’s Olympic Men’s Figure-Skating Champion, Yuzuru Hanyu from Japan with his record-breaking Short Programme at the Sochi Winter Games in 2014.  54 more words

Heptathlon heroine Brianne Theisen-Eaton capped career with Olympic medal

In one of the most highly-competitive athletic events in the world, a heptathlete from Humboldt, Sask., went from Olympic contender to Olympic medalist.

Brianne Theisen-Eaton grabbed national attention with her silver-medal performances at the 2013 and 2015 world championships, where she became the first and only Canadian woman to podium in the seven-discipline event on the world stage. 260 more words

Saskatchewan

Ethiopian runner who protested in Rio reunites with family. #OromoProtests #OromoRevolution

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Ethiopian runner who protested in Rio reunites with family

NY Daily News, February 14, 2017

Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa, rear, of Ethiopia, hugs his wife Iftu Mulia, his daughter Soko, right, 5, and son Sora, left, 3, while picking up his family at Miami International Airport on Tuesday.

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Africa

Love Is In The Air...

Good evening, fellow Bookworms!

I love Marzi’s “Introvert Doodles” cartoons, and that one really fits the bill for bookworms on Valentine’s Day, lol! I might just curl up with the love of my life before the night is over – perhaps get a bit more of… 775 more words

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