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London calls with one year to go

London calls with one year to go

The 2012 Olympic games medals, designed by David Watkins, are unveiled ahead of the 'London 2012 - One Year To Go' ceremony at LOCOG headquarters, Canary Wharf on July 27, 2011 in London, England. The one year countdown to the London 2012 Olympic games was marked with a unique ceremony in Trafalgar Square, with IOC President Jacques Rogge inviting the world's athletes to compete in next summer's games.

2012: ONE YEAR TO GO

2012: ONE YEAR TO GO

London, 28 July - with one year to go until the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, preparations are on track and London's vision to host a Games that inspires the world is set to become reality.

Chinese Olympic champion Li Ning donates USD 1 million to Olympic Museum

Chinese Olympic champion Li Ning donates USD 1 million to Olympic Museum

LAUSANNE, July 26, 2011 – The man who flew to the top of the Bird's Nest to light the cauldron at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games has become the latest Olympic Movement benefactor.

THE 11th EYOF: GO!

THE 11th EYOF: GO!

Trabzon, July 25 - After an impressive opening ceremony before some 40,000 spectators, the Olympic Festival of European Youth has now started.

The tears of a worthy champion

The tears of a worthy champion

SHANGHAI, July 26, 2011 - Three days before, an enormous bomb had gone off in central Oslo, rocking government offices, killing seven people. Shortly thereafter, the massacre began on a nearby island called Utoya. Children and teenagers, at a summer camp, gunned down indiscriminately, dozens and dozens murdered, and for what?Alexander Dale Oen felt the full enormity of his country's sorrow.Too, he saw a path to a sliver of hope.