~***~ The Olympics 2012 ~***~

~***~ The Olympics 2012 ~***~

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#1 Jul 28, 2012
July 28, 2012
Opening Ceremony London 2012: Did director take shot at US on health care?
The director of the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Games created a production for the 99 percent, it seems. For an Olympic movement that hates controversy, that is unusual.
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Olympics/2012/...
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China claims first gold
London (CNN)-- China claimed the first Olympic gold of the London 2012 Games Saturday, with a victory for 23-year-old Siling Yi in the women's 10-meter air rifle shooting.
Meanwhile, rival American swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are set to go head-to-head in a battle that will be a highlight of the first official day of the Games.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/28/sport/olymp...
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#2 Jul 28, 2012
The Summer Olympics began Friday, July 27, 2012, and ends Sunday, August 12, 2012.

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#3 Jul 28, 2012
Summer Olympics News
London 2012 news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.
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London Olympics: Ryan Lochte crushes Michael Phelps, field in 400 individual medley
Ryan Lochte turned his much-anticipated duel with Michael Phelps into a blowout, pulling away to win the Olympic 400-meter individual medley by more than 3 seconds Saturday night.
http://www.topix.com/olympics/summer
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#4 Jul 29, 2012
Chronological summary of the 2012 Summer Olympics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronological_su...
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2012 Summer Olympics medal table
The 2012 Summer Olympics medal table is a list of National Olympic Committees ranked by the number of medals won during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August, 2012. Approximately 10,500 athletes are expected to participate in 302 events in 26 sports.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Summer_Olym...
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#5 Jul 29, 2012
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#6 Jul 29, 2012
Saudi woman to compete without Islamic headscarf
LONDON (Reuters)- Saudi Arabia's female judo competitor will fight at the London Olympics "without a hijab", or Islamic headscarf, the sport's chief said on Thursday.

Wojdan Shaherkani, one of the first two female athletes sent to the Olympics by the conservative Muslim kingdom, is due to compete in the women's heavyweight tournament next Friday.

"She will fight according to the principle and spirit of judo, so without a hijab," International Judo Federation president Marius Vizer said.
http://www.nbcolympics.com/news-blogs/judo/sa...
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London 2012: Sherif Farrag, American Muslim, Debates How Best To Compete During Ramadan Fast
As the first fasting day of Ramadan began at dawn on Friday, Sherif Farrag expected, in some ways, to find the Islamic holy month a little easier to manage than he has for much of his life.
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And when Farrag flies to London the next week, he'll be in a country where Islam is the second-largest religion and he'll be among more than 3,000 Muslims competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/20/olym...
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Pittsfield, MA

#7 Jul 29, 2012
'The Olympics and the Muslims'
Some 50 of the world’s nations are now Muslim-majority, and they compete in the Olympics, with less controversy than might be imagined.(Muslims may well make up 1/3 of humankind by the end of the 21st century.)
http://www.juancole.com/2012/07/the-olympics-...
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Pittsfield, MA

#8 Jul 29, 2012
KUALA LAMPUR: Malaysian Islamic and Olympic officials said athletes from the predominantly Muslim country are excused from fasting for Ramadan while competing at the London Games.
The London Olympics which open Friday mark the first time the Games will be held during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan since the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Malaysia’s New Straits Times newspaper said.
http://tribune.com.pk/story/412378/malaysian-...
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#9 Jul 29, 2012
LAHORE: Pakistan announced a 39-member contingent for this month’s London Olympics on Wednesday, with their only realistic medal hopes lying in field hockey.
As well as 18 hockey players, the squad also includes two athletes, two swimmers and a shooter, Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) president Arif Hasan told reporters.
“We have finalised a 39-member contingent with 23 players and 16 officials for the London Olympics and hope that our hockey team win a medal,” he said.

Apart from the hockey squad announced on Sunday, Pakistan’s contingent includes athletes Rabia Ashiq and Liaquat Ali, swimmers Anum Banday and Israr Hussain and shooter Khurrum Inam — all on wild-cards.
Pakistan have won three gold medals (1960, 1968 and 1984) and as many silvers and two bronze in field hockey in all Olympics.
http://tribune.com.pk/story/403503/pakistan-t...
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#10 Jul 29, 2012
Mohamed Sbihi, who has torn rowing from its white, upper middle-class straitjacket as the first practising Muslim to row for Britain, and whose mother continues to work in the Kingston branch of Marks & Spencer.
Sbihi’s faith is of particular pertinence in his Olympic quest. A core tenet of Islam holds that everybody should be treated equally, irrespective of beliefs or social standing.
But the 24 year-old, who recites the first verse of the Koran before each race, finds his religious observance tested by the fact that the London Games fall right in the middle of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting that began on July 20 and runs for another 22 days.
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The Koran decrees that for every day that you break fast intentionally without due cause, you must fast for 30 days or feed 60 people. He has duly promised to feed 1,800 impoverished Moroccans at a personal cost of around £2,000.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/row...
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#11 Jul 29, 2012
OLYMPICS AND MUSLIM WOMEN
London Olympics open with historic firsts for Muslim women
JULY 27, 2012

Though it has just begun, the London Olympics already holds a series of historic firsts, especially for Muslims and women around the world. To begin with, the organizers aim to make the London Olympics the first "green games," developed with the goal of environmentally friendly and sustainable construction. Muslim women have held pivotal roles in bringing this goal to fruition. Of note are Zaha Hadid and Saphina Sharif.
http://www.altmuslimah.com/b/wba/4675
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#12 Jul 29, 2012
Female Saudi Olympians make history
JEDDAH – History was made Friday night at the opening ceremony of the London Games 2012 when two young Saudi female Olympians walked alongside the Saudi Olympic team waving Saudi flags.

Saudis eagerly anticipated the moment Sarah Attar and Wojdan Shahrkhani made their official appearance and online social networking websites were abuzz with users posting screen shots of Shahrkhani and Attar walking out with the country’s delegation. Users voiced their support for the duo and said they had made the country proud.

Nineteen-year-old Attar will compete in the 800 meters, and Shahrkhani, 16, will be competing in the 78-kg weight category in judo.

Lina Almaeena, co-founder of Jeddah United Sports Co. and captain of Jeddah United basketball team, said Friday was historic as Attar and Shahrkhani’s participation is going to change many negative stereotypes on Saudi women in sports.

“Their participation itself is a campaign to accept women in sports. I was very happy to see them on Friday and it’s a huge challenge,” she said.
“I hope Saudi female athletes will be carrying the flag in the next Olympics,” Almaeena added.
http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm...
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Muslim Women Participation in 2012 London Olympics Is the Start, Not the Goal
For the first time, Brunei, Qatar and, most notably, Saudi Arabia are sending female athletes to the Olympics. Qatar is even going a step further by having female sharp shooter, Bahiya al-Hamad, carry the flag in the opening ceremony.

This is truly a milestone for Muslim women in the Middle East. The traditions and beliefs of the region have kept many women from participating in sports for years, a fact that Saudi runner Sarah Attar hopes to change.
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1275194-mu...
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#13 Jul 29, 2012
Muslim women in the Olympics
https://news.google.com/news/section...
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Muslim women and the London Olympics: Series of historic firsts
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#14 Jul 29, 2012
Judges stuck on stupid again...
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#16 Jul 29, 2012
'Palestinians Cheer to Sight of Flag at the Olympics'

RAMALLAH, July 28, 2012 (WAFA)– Hundreds of Palestinians from across the West Bank who gathered Friday night through early Satruday at Yasser Arafat Square in the center of Ramallah to watch live coverage of the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games cheered as the Palestinian Olympic team walked in carrying the Palestinian flag.

Mixed feelings of pride and happiness swept through the crowd who waited for more than three hours to watch the Palestinian Olympic team and the flag flying high among 205 flags of countries from around the world.

The crowds applauded and cheered when judo player Maher Abu Rmeileh appeared on screen at the event organized by the British consulate in Jerusalem carrying the Palestinian flag followed by the rest of the Palestinian Olympic team.

Abu Rmeileh, from Jerusalem, made history by becoming the first Palestinian to qualify for the Olympic Games based on merit in a competition in Japan.

The Palestinian Olympic team included sprinters Woroud Sawalha from Nablus who will compete in the women's 800 meters and Bahaa al-Fara from the Gaza Strip who will compete in the men's 400m.

Swimmers Sabine Hazboun from Bethlehem will compete in the women's 50m freestyle swimming and Ahmad Gibril who was born in Egypt will compete in the men's 400m freestyle swimming.

Gibril came third when he competed against four other swimmers in the competition that took place at noon on Saturday, which means he did not qualify for other swim competitions.

Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee Jibril Rajoub were in London for the opening ceremony and to give a boost to the Palestinian team.

The Palestinian team is scheduled to compete on July 28 and 30 and August 3 and 8.
http://english.wafa.ps/index.php...
Cohen

Aurora, Canada

#17 Jul 29, 2012
Moroccan Muslim woman Selsouli banned from Olympics after testing positive for illegal substance
Moroccan middle-distance runner Mariem Alaoui Selsouli will miss the London 2012 Olympics after testing positive for a banned diuretic.

The 28-year-old, one of the leading contenders for gold in the women's 1500 metres at London 2012, has been provisionally suspended from all competitions by the IAAF




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Moroccan middle-distance runner Mariem Alaoui Selsouli will miss the London 2012 Olympics after testing positive for a banned diuretic.

The 28-year-old, one of the leading contenders for gold in the women's 1500 metres at London 2012, has been provisionally suspended from all competitions by the IAAF
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#18 Jul 29, 2012
Debbie Dunn, a sprinter who recently qualified for the U.S. track team, failed a drug test at the Olympic trials and withdrew from the team. Her urine sample contained a prohibited synthetic testosterone, authorities said.
http://sports.yahoo.com/photos/olympic-athlet...
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In October of 2007, American track and field superstar Marion Jones admitted she lied to federal investigators when she told them she had never used performance-enhancing drugs. Jones had her three gold medals from the 2000 Sydney Games stripped as part of her punishment.
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Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was the toast of track and field after winning the 100-meter gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Games. At least until he was stripped of his title three days later after testing positive for an anabolic steroid. Both Johnson and his coach argued he was just trying to stay competitive with other sprinters who were juicing but weren't getting caught
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Finnish cross-country skier Mika Myllylä was caught in 2001 using hydroxyethyl starch, which expands blood plasma to cover up the use of erythropoietin. Myllylä was suspended two years by the International Ski Federation, and he struggled with alcohol until his death in July of 2011
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On June 28, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced that wrestler Stephany Lee has been suspended for a year and will give up her spot on the Olympic team after testing positive for marijuana.
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After years of drug accusations, Irish swimmer Michelle Smith was handed a four-year suspension in 1998 after a routine urine test revealed traces of both alcohol and the drug Androstenedione. However, Smith was not stripped of her four Olympic medals, including three golds, from the 1996 Atlanta Games.
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Together, Russian cross-country skiers Olga Danilova, left, and Larisa Lazutina were stripped of five total medals, including three gold and three silver, after testing positive for the banned stimulant Darbepoetin alfa at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.
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At the 2008 Beijing Games, North Korean sport shooter Kim Jong-su earned a bronze medal in the 10-meter air pistol event and a silver medal in the 50-meter air pistol event. Three days later, he tested positive for propranolol, a drug designed to calm nerves, and thusly forfeited both medals.
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Romanian gymnast Andreea Răducan tested positive for a banned substance at the 2000 Sydney Games, but the test itself was surrounded by controversy. Răducan and her coaches argued the reason the then-16-year-old tested positive for pseudoephedrine was due to an over-the-counter medication the team doctor had prescribed her to treat cold-like symptoms. Although she was stripped of her gold medal in the all-around events.
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Olga Pyleva is a former Russian biathlete who won the silver medal in the 15-kilometer individual race at the 2006 Turin Games. She's also a convicted drug user after testing positive for a banned stimulant during the games and retroactively losing her medal.
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German wrestler Alexander Leipold didn't even medal in 1988, 1992 or 1996, so when he won the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Games in the freestyle tournament, it was bound to raise red flags. Drug tests showed that Leipold's blood contained metabolites associated with anabolic steroids, and he was subsequently stripped of his gold medal.
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http://sports.yahoo.com/photos/olympic-athlet...
Cohen

Aurora, Canada

#19 Jul 29, 2012
Olympic games is a device to bring the whole humanity into one single brotherly gathering. But as expected,the Muslim nations started rifts in this year's UK Olymbics.
Saudi Arabia threaten to boycott Olympics -
Saudi Arabia threaten to boycott Olympics - posted in English News: As the title suggests the Saudis are threatening to walk out over the wearing of a headscarf.... Give England back to the English, sing it if you dare.
Cohen

Aurora, Canada

#20 Jul 29, 2012
“Holding a moment of silence in memory of killed Israelis is racism,” a Palestinian official said.

Jibril Rajoub, head of the Olympic Committee for the Palestinian Authority, thanked the IOC or International Olympic Committee for rejecting a moment of silence to honor the Israelis killed in the slaughter of Munich, forty years ago.



During the two week games of 1972, a Palestinian terrorist cell, calling itself Black September kidnapped and murdered eleven Israeli athletes and coaches. Family members who lost their lives wanted to honor their memory in the fortieth anniversary of the attack with a minute of silence. However, the committee refused.
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#21 Jul 29, 2012
Imagine that mr israelite
I don't see your name or you running in the games, but you sure can spew your hate venom about others eh?
Have you been assigned to this thread now to troll trash it. Go right ahead, that's about all your good for on this forum.
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