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The Sports Of The Winter Olympics

Every four years, the world celebrates the pinnacle of winter sports athletic achievement with the Winter Olympics. There are officially 15 different sports that are included in the upcoming 2014 games in Russia. The first eight sports in the 2014 Winter Olympics are the ice sports—bobsled, luge, skeleton, hockey, figure skating, speed skating, short track […]

City Preparations for Hosting the Olympics

As the official opening of the 2012 London Olympic Games draws nearer, the pace of preparations increases. However, preparations actually started in 2005 when construction projects began operation. The UK’s National Audit Office (NAO) is the agency responsible for overseeing and managing the 2012 Olympic Game preparations. The NAO has delegated other agencies to effectuate […]

Jobs Created By Hosting the Olympics

The 2012 London Olympic Games have created numerous jobs in the metropolitan London area as well as additional jobs throughout the United Kingdom. In some cases, the jobs are temporary but there have been long-term employment opportunities as well. According to the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), thousands of […]

Economic Impact of Hosting the Olympics

A recent published report titled Olympics 2012: The Economic Impact Market Assessment 2012, details many of the economic effects that have and will have on the British economy, particularly for the London metropolitan area. London’s infrastructure, sports venues, environment, transportation systems, domestic security, and tourist industry are just a few of the entities affected. The […]

Winter Olympic Events

Events at the Winter Olympics have changed many times over the years. While the details about the number and types of events that will be offered in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia have not been finalized, there were 86 events in the last Winter Olympic Games that were held in Vancouver, Canada in 2010. […]

Famous Colorado Winter Olympians Past and Present

Colorado is the home of many Winter Olympics athletes including skiers Gretchen Bleiler and Chris Klug (both live in Aspen), Lindsey Vonn and Sarah Schleper (both live in Vail), Taylor Fletcher and Todd Lodwick (both live in Steamboat Springs), and Johnny Spillane (born in Steamboat Springs). Bleiler won a silver medal in the 2006 games. […]