Archives For olympics

Bits and bobs from around the web this week:

Apple Media Event All But Confirmed for September 12th, iPhone Launch Likely
Here comes the next iPhone.

London2012 Opening Ceremony: The power and the might
The London 2012 Summer Olympic games get underway

Q & A: Os Guinness on What Freedom in the Balance Looks Like
My friend Os Guinness taking questions before his new book is release - A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future

‘Not tailored to U.S. audience’: NBC cuts tribute to London terror victims from Opening Ceremony broadcast
American broadcasts try to explain why honourable memorial is cut out from their delayed feed of the opening ceremony

Helen Glover & Heather Stanning win first Britain gold
The first Team GB gold from Eton Dorney, the beginning of something special. My passion for rowing is only increasing with this Olympics.

In the absence of anything new on the blog this week please enjoy these links that have caught my eye:

The “It” Factor Every Relationship Needs
What are you prepared to do to make things successful?

I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why.
“Grammar signifies more than just a person’s ability to remember high school English.” Interesting article that’s close to my heart – from the Harvard Business Review blog.

Eight Twitter Accounts During the London Olympics
The New Yorker lists some interesting Brits to follow to get into the Olympic mood.

What Would Jesus Tweet?
Does what it says on the label. Plus helpful terminology guide for those new to Twitter.

Apologetics: An important spiritual discipline for our time
“Christian thinker G. K. Chesterton observed in 1933 that while it is important to win the unsaved to Christianity, leaders must increasingly endeavor to “convert the Christians to Christianity.”

University of Oxford goes to the Olympics
Oxford has a proud sporting heritage. Here are nine alumni competing in the Games this year.

 

Chariots of Fire is being re-released by 20th Century Fox this summer, in time for the Olympics taking place in London.

If you haven’t seen it, 1) where have you been? and 2) it’s worth it; go see it. And of course, if you have seen it, it’s well worth watching again. It will get you in the mood for the Olympics and I hear the re-mastering has given it quite a shine.