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Past Terrors

Tooting & Mitcham United

A club with a rich history, Tooting & Mitcham boast many successful players in their past; including former Chelsea, Manchester United and England goalkeeper Alex Stepney. 19 more words


Fukushima wants to host 2020 Olympic events

By: Nick Zaccardi

Fukushima’s new governor is following the lead of his predecessor, hoping the site of 2011 nuclear plant meltdowns caused by an earthquake and tsunami can be part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 148 more words


Looking Back and Looking Forward

As we look at the end of 2014, it’s kind of fun to look back 30 years at this torch, then think ahead to the possibilities of the next 10 years as we await selection of the host city for the 2024 Olympic Games. 100 more words


Day Four

My Grandpop is pretty badass. He is a Retired Sergeant Major United States Marine Corps. He has been a runner since his 30s and a marathoner since his 50s (I may be a little off on his ages). 335 more words

Louis Zamperini, Inspiration For “Unbroken” Has Died


World War II hero Louis Zamperini has died at age 97. A statement released included a message from his family: “Having overcome insurmountable odds at every turn in his life, Olympic runner and World War II hero Louis Zamperini had never broken down from a challenge. 331 more words

Books To Read

Greece: Olympia

Theodoros Spiliopoulos, my amiable and generous host at the Hotel Pelops. He had the honor of carrying the Olympic Torch twice: Tokyo 1964, Mexico City 1968. 34 more words


Greece: Olympia

By Adam

Some interesting facts about Olympia and the Olympics.

1.  Olympia is where the Olympic Games took place in classical times. The track on which the games were held is 212 metres long and  28 metres wide. 337 more words