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To medal or to podium?

Every four years we have to get used to two new verbs: to medal and to podium. Those of us who feel we disapprove (even if we’re not sure why) can comfort ourselves with the thoughts that (a) they are used, and it’s usage that counts in English, and (b) they only seem to be in use when the Olympics come round. 164 more words


Olympics: Podium proposal steals show as Shi takes gold

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

RIO DE JANEIRO: Shi Tingmao claimed gold for China in Sunday’s (Aug 14) 3m springboard diving final, but was relegated to third wheel by newly-engaged teammates He Zi and Qin Kai. 449 more words

Current Affairs

It takes more than Speedos to make an Olympian

Micheal Phelp’s speedos
And Usain Bolt’s track-shorts
Weighed so little, a few grams at most
But that heart inside the flesh suit
That wobbled and quaked, when they felt the tingling strokes… 82 more words