Support athletes and animal shelters - 2012 Olympics - A fun theme for the whole family to get into while helping animal shelters! Remember, they need donations in the Summer more than ever... and if it keeps the kids busy, all the better. ;-)
When Olympic Athletes Act Out Before triple-jumper Voula Papachristou even had a chance to take the field at the London Summer Olympics, she tweeted the following: “With so many Africans in Greece… At least the West Nile mosquitoes will eat home made food!!!” The tweet set off a firestorm with many calling the tweet racist. Just days before the opening ceremonies, the Greek athlete lost the support of the Olympic crowd — and her chance to compete.
McKayla Maroney as she places second in the 2012 London Summer Olympics. An analysis of the facial expressions of Olympic athletes on the medal stand show that, on average, bronze medalists actually appear happier than silver medalists. The bronze winners were just glad to be on the podium and to have participated in the Olympics, while the silver medalists were focused on the gold medal that had slipped through their fingers.