Tag Archives: Olympic

Olympic legacy: Did £1bn after 2012 get any more people doing sport?

Mo Farah wins gold in Men’s 5000m, London 2012 Five years ago this month, the London Olympic Games – seen as a great success for Britain – came to a close. At the time, the country was promised that the end of the Games would not mean the end of the success story, that there would be a lasting legacy ... Read More »

McDonald’s ends Olympic advertising partnership three years early: Report

McDonald’s and the International Olympic Committee have agreed to part ways three years earlier than expected, CNNMoney reported Friday. The Oak Brook, Ill.-based burger chain has been an official sponsor of the games since 1976. The partnership was supposed to come to a close in 2020, but both the international sporting body and the fast-food giant agreed to end it early, CNNMoney said. While the ... Read More »

Brazil gets Olympic Flame for 2016 Rio games

Athens: The Olympic flame as a way to burn in Rio in August for the primary games in South america turned into handed over to Brazil on Wednesday in the marble stadium that hosted the first modern games in 1896. After a six-day trek throughout Greece, the flame that turned into lit remaining Thursday with the aid of the solar’s ... Read More »

With Olympic Cleanup Cancelled, Rio Resigned to dirty Bay

Rio de Janeiro: visitors flocking to Rio de Janeiro for this summer time’s Olympic video games will locate each dramatic landscapes and polluted, junk-stuffed water in the finger-like inlet that forms the town’s coastline and harbour. Guanabara Bay, which carves into southeast Brazil from the Atlantic Ocean, literally gave the city its call whilst Portuguese mariners mistook it for a ... Read More »