Olympics

Why The Life Ban?

Posted on February 10, 2009. Filed under: Banned Substances, Medals, Olympics, Performance enhancers, Sports, Uncategorized, Videos |


Sometimes you look around and can only admire what the fantastic sports men and women achieve in their diverse sports. It becomes one of the reasons some of us including the kids enjoy and join sports and try to keep active and fit. When you look what most competitive sports also pay you and when you become successful at what you do, the amount of sponsorship that you receive. Not only to mention the revenue that you generate from advertising products for different companies and even getting one developed in your own name.

You then start to wonder, what makes one successful sports person to end up facing a life ban and loose all such luxury. When you look at the hard work put on in training and the support required in order to maintain one’s fitness, is taking banned substances worth it? Britain has such a wonderful athlete in Dwain Chambers, and so did America in Kelli White, just to name the few. It is not always the guys in the track however this seems to be in all sports. If these performance enducing drugs are banned, why are they being distributed and made available in the first case? Secondly, who is to be blamed? Is it the trainer’s fault or the athlete’s?

I have doubts if the athletes would risk their hard work and take these banned substances knowingly and risk to be banned for life and loose all the bennefits of a successful clean athlete, but who am I?

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Should London host the 2012 Olympics?

Posted on September 1, 2008. Filed under: Olympics | Tags: , |

The world is now one small theatre with a stage where every country can perform and show the talent they have. The best thing yet is that it does not matter what your background is 1st or 3rd world, you have the capability of winning the medal. Yet still, the olympics have yet to be staged in the third world countries. can the first world not allow the third world to benefit from the revenue of hosting these games?

Out of the original nine cities who submitted bids to host the 2012 Olympics the list was whittled down to five in 2004, with London joining Madrid, Moscow, New York and Paris in the final stage of selection. After preliminary evaluations of the five cities, Paris emerged as the strong favourite in many people’s eyes (mostly due to this bid being the city’s third in recent history), with London following close behind. Over the next few months, London closed the gap on Paris significantly; so much so in fact that many people predicted a tie between London and Paris for the Games.

In July 2005 the final selection was announced at the Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore. After the elimination of Madrid, New York and Moscow, it was revealed that London would be hosting the 2012 Olympics, beating Paris by just four votes. The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games was created shortly after the announcement and put in charge of implementing and staging the Games with various aspects of the Games being developed since the bid.

The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will use a mixture of new venues, existing venues and historic facilities as well as temporary facilities. In the wake of the problems that plagued the Millennium Dome, the intention of the London Olympic Committee is too ensure there are no “white elephants” (where the cost of keeping a facility amounts to more than its usefulness) after the Games. Some of the new facilities will be reused in their Olympic form while others, including the 80,000 capacity main stadium will be reduced in size; while several other facilities will be relocated elsewhere in the UK.

London’s public transport systems also face numerous improvements, due to it being an aspect of the bid which scored poorly during the International Olympic Committee’s initial evaluation of the city. Improvements are set to include the expansion of the London Underground’s East and North London lines as well as the introduction of the new “Javelin” high speed rail service using Hitachi bullet trains.

The London Olympic Committee also plans to have 80% of athletes competing in the games travel less than 20 minutes to their event. The Olympic Park, to be situated in Stratford in East London, is to be served by ten separate railway lines with a combined capacity of 240,000 passengers per hour. Park and ride schemes are also in the works to reduce traffic levels during the games while many hotels in London are already preparing for a huge influx of guests.

With a total budget for the regeneration of several areas in London, as well as the cost of staging the Games themselves reaching £9.345 billion, athletes and sports fans alike can expect quite a spectacle when the 2012 Olympic Games arrive in London.

It is about time that we also encourage the third world countries to host these major events. China did very well in 2008 and set a precedance to be followed and a class to improve upon.

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Can your fingers Improve your wealth?

Posted on September 1, 2008. Filed under: Business, Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

Ever wandered how to get that target market you have always been looking for? How other people become successful in their business and end  up meking look so easy to improve their bank balance with little or no effort? During a new project call, today, a client asked for my advice on which was better, telemarketing or email, for finding new prospects.

My basic answer is that the telephone is overall more high-touch and more reliable. However, email, when done correctly can be effective. I didn’t say *as* reliable or *as* effective but it can be a wonderful secondary form of air cover.

So that begs the question — what makes a successful email?

At a high level, here are the six secrets to what makes a successful email. Notice, I didn’t say “good” or “well-written” or “pleasant” or “graphically appealing” email — I said *successful*. (I don’t have time to go into the other components of an email campaign, so, for now, I’ll cover the email itself.)

* Subject line with a great offer: If the email reaches the target, you have only a few seconds to get them to open the email; make sure the subject line jumps out at them by including a great offer. Another way of looking at this? “Don’t be ashamed of bribing people.”

* Headline w/great offer: Once people open your email and view your headline, you have another 3 seconds during which they decide whether to read the rest of the email or hit ‘junk’ or ‘delete’. Make sure the headline captures their attention and again tells them about your wonderful offer.

* Content: Short and sweet and to the point: That’s it. Don’t write the great American novel. This is about time – and how much they can/will give to an email message, during their busy day.

* Single objective: Don’t try to sell them anything; don’t try to get them to do *several* things. You have one objective and one only — You want them to go to a landing page or whatever the next step is. The landing page structure is a whole different animal – but my single objective advice is to focus on email effectiveness, for now.

* Contact: Make sure to give them various ways to connect with you including landing page, click to call, phone number, email, etc.

* Remind them of the offer: Again make the offer very enticing and remind them at least *three* times in the email about what they get if they respond. I also find that images of your offer works great, too (ex: If you give them a gift card for meeting with you, then use the image of a gift card, etc.).

There are other points of advice regarding email communication, of course, but my organization has found that these are the main secrets to our online success.

Just a little warning — when we do emails I run into a lot of resistance from vendors who might be paying for these (our/your) marketing activities. As we develop marketing campaigns for these vendors, we must have all emails meet with their approval. Depending, of course, on your vendor client, they may try to water down the effectiveness of your email. That’s your challenge.

Ramon provides more marketing information, especially created for the IT VAR industry but also applies to everyone who wants to improve their sales. Stay up-to-date at StreetSmartVAR.com and while you’re there, don’t forget to sign up for Ramon’s popular, no-cost online marketing course!

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A pensioner makes £500 in 3 hours. Millionaire’s secret revealed.

Posted on August 21, 2008. Filed under: Olympics | Tags: , |

With all the global financail crisis loomin, what is going to become of today’s families? With everything rising in costs and no security guaranteed in the bank investments where are you going to be financially with your hard earned salary/wages? Wouldn’t you like not to even dream about the recession? Would you rather have been seated at home watching the olympic games on the TV (more precisely, watching the highlights after a long day at work) or would you rather have watched in your private suite at the olympic venues with your business is on autopilot as you please?

Imagine the scene, I am sure you won’t find it too hard, it’s been a grueling week at work – the weekend has finally arrived at last. It’s been a particularly tough week at work and you’re really fed up of the 9-5 grind and the same old boring job – but you’ve a mortgage to pay, kids to feed and a family to support. With a well earned beer you sit down at your computer and type something similar to one of these phrases into Google.

“Making money quickly”, “making money online”, “working from home”, “money making schemes on the internet”, “making millions over night on the Internet”, “get rich schemes.”

The list goes on and on, there is no end of money making schemes on the internet, your spoiled for choice. Sounds familiar – well I’ve certainly done it, been there got the T-shirt. You just sit there hoping and praying that your prayers will be answered and that you will find the Holy Grail of money making.

“Make ‘$1,000’s online each month” “Make money quickly and easily online – 100% guaranteed” “I make 500k per month ” “How to make £500 in 30 minutes!”

Be your own boss, no skill required, work the hours of your choosing, make thousands – the stories go on and on. There will also be those people offering lots of advice on avoiding the scams but at the same time encouraging you to sign up to another one. The worst of these schemes will generally be in the sponsored Pay per Click ads to the top and right of the results but they are also in the search results. Of course there are legitimate sites offering good advice as well but how can you tell which is which !!

Well common sense generally – remember these scam sites are preying on the fact that you really want to believe them. You want there to be a way of earning 500k a week for minimal effort – because that would change your life. Now stop and think – if you did know about such a method would you tell everyone on the internet? Would you sell your method for a measly $27?

Of course you wouldn’t, not unless your mad, you’d carry on making that money until your program suddenly didn’t work any more. Try and think of a scenario where you’d want to sell this huge money making scheme to everyone for a small fee.

Can’t think of one? Honestly if you had a fabulous money making idea, you’d guard it, nurture it and protect it with your life, now wouldn’t you. To sell your secret on the internet would endanger it and could potentially end it prematurely! This is of course only a risk if the method actually works in the first place of course – if it didn’t actually work then the only way to generate cash is to sell it on to suckers like me and you !!

Look for realism, look for truth – if there are lots of pictures of Ferrari’s, bikini clad beauties etc the ad is selling you the idea of being rich not an actual method. Of course the Ferrari and the millionaire lifestyle is appealing that’s a no brainer – but what about the method of achieving this is it real ???

Also a lot of those websites with the flash cars the half naked women and the big mansions are owned by spotty 17 year old teenage youths trying to make a quick buck or two from gullible people like you and I. How do I know this, well up until recently I used to do a lot of sales copy for people and a lot of customers were young chancer’s trying to make a few quick bucks to get them through University or to buy them a new motor car or motor bike. You should see some of the emails I received asking for my help and the reasons people wanted me to help them, bizarre isn’t in it. It is copy writers like me who create the dream that is nothing but an illusion, to get you to part with your hard earned money.

Sadly in 99.9% of cases it isn’t real. There are lots of scams, here are just a few to look out for.

Google cash, free Google ads, Google arbitrage Lots and lots of schemes promising millions are based on a variation of one of these methods. Basically they suggest utilizing Google AdWords to generate income via affiliate schemes or AdSense.

Something along the lines of setting up pay per click adverts and sending them to pages filled with Google AdSense adverts – if you pay less for the PPC ads than you make from the AdSense adverts you make money. It is true, I must admit; however it is extremely difficult and more often than not you will certainly lose money. Similar methods abound and while it is technically possible to make money; you need to risk a lot of capital and you need some experience and skill too, which takes time to get and some people just aren’t cut out for such things.

FACT : Most people who use these schemes lose money and lots of it too – except if you’re the one selling the report or ebook explaining how it works of course!

Search Engine Optimization and free traffic. Now of course, you can make money out of web traffic and yes you can generate traffic for free. I do it all the time. But you don’t need to buy the methods via ” make thousands on the internet schemes”. All the information you need is in the public domain – search on SEO and search engine rankings etc and read everything but don’t buy anything. I promise you will learn all that needs to be learned.

The Internet is awash with free reports, ebooks, software, videos and audios showing you how to do a million and one things. Why pay for something you can get for free, it doesn’t make sense. It just requires that you do a little research and don’t be lazy about it.

However again in reality it involves bloody hard work, study and dedication is the order of the day. The sad fact is I am the barer of bad news, there are no such thing as get rich quick money making schemes that actually work. To make money in any business you have to be prepared to put the work in and make sacrifices. Ok yes you can make $700 or a $1,000 in a week for sure but 500k or more no way. In fact anything over $1,500 would be hard to tell the truth.

There’s loads more money making schemes out there but the important thing to remember is – yes you can make money online but just as anywhere else it generally takes bloody hard work. Sometimes people figure out ways to make loads of money just like in real life – a gap in the market, some loophole, some untapped market and they do indeed make a fortune – but what they don’t do is sell that secret on until it is virtually worthless.

Here’s a piece of sound advice, if you are thinking of spending more than a few hundred dollars on a product then check the seller out in forums, do your homework first. You will find that the Warrior Forum at http://www.wariorforum.com the best place to do this.

Remember the easiest way to make money on the internet is to sell poor suckers like you or I, a non-existent way to make millions. If ripping people off is your thing you can make a lot of money doing this sort of thing but personally I prefer to earn my money honestly.

Take my advice and do the smart thing and avoid the money making schemes like you would the plague!!!

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The fact is: Financial independency is a reality. As with any job or proffession, you need to put in a little effort inorder to achieve it and know exactly how to maintain it. At the end of the day, if I were to make everyone in the world a millionaire now, those who were poor will most likely become poor again and those who were rich will become even richer. Where would you like to belong. Have you got what it takes to prosper in the world?

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The six secrets of olympics fitness

Posted on August 16, 2008. Filed under: Olympics | Tags: , |

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Dieting to be an olympic champion!!

Posted on August 16, 2008. Filed under: Olympics | Tags: |

How much role does the diet play in the results of an athlete’s perfomance in the olympics? May Jane Moss writes: It’s a myth that muscles, strength and endurance require the consumption of large quantities of animal-based foods. This myth began before anyone even talked about protein. During the Olympics, it’s a good time to take a look at some amazing athletes who are champions and vegetarians:

 

  1. Charlene Wong is a champion figure skater who represented Canada in the 1988 Calgary Olympics. She began competing at the age of 6 and in 1980 was named to the Canadian Team and represented Canada in the Junior World Championships. She was highlighted in The Vegetarian Sports Nutrition Guide by Lisa Dorfman.
  2. Paavo Nurmi, a Finnish runner, was a vegetarian since the age of 12. He is often considered the greatest track and field athlete of all time. A long-distance runner, he competed in the 1920, 1924 and 1928 Olympics, winning 12 Olympic medals.
  3. Chris Campbell, wrestler, trained for the 1980 Olympics but did not compete as the American team boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics. At age 37, he began training again and secured a place on the US team, winning a bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics, becoming the oldest American to medal in Olympic wrestling. He says, “I take care of my body. I don’t eat meat, and I do yoga every day. It makes a difference.”
  4. Carl Lewis, vegan athlete, won 10 Olympic medals, including 9 golds, in a career that spanned from 1979 to 1996, competing for the US. He said, “most athletes have the worst diet in the world, and they compete in spite of it.”
  5. Surya Bonaly, professional figure skater, represented France in the Olympics of 1992, 1994, and 1998. She is also now a US citizen. A vegetarian, she has appeared in PETA ads protesting Canada’s baby seal hunt and English and French fur trade.
  6. Debbie Lawrence, vegetarian racewalker, has been a three-time Olympian (1992, 1996, and 2000) and is the world record holder for the women’s 5K racewalk event. She attributes her success to hard work and a vegetarian diet.
  7. Murray Rose, a vegetarian since birth, has six Olympic medals. He was born in 1939 in Nairn, Scotland, but he moved to Australia with his family at an early age. He was an Olympic champion at age seventeen. He was known for his vegetarianism during his career, earning him the nickname, “The Seaweed Streak.” He competed in the Olympics from 1956 through 1960, winning six medals.
  8. Al Oerter, discus thrower, won four Olympic gold medals for the US – in 1956, 1960, 1964. He was also an abstract painter.
  9. Edwin Moses, hurdler for the US, is a gold medalist who went eight years without losing the 400-meter hurdle. Over his career, he won two Olympic gold medals. After retirement from track, he in completed in a 1990 World Cup bobsled race in Germany and won the two-man bronze medal with US Olympian Brian Shimer. Edwin Moses is a vegetarian.
  10. Leroy Burrell, sprinter, twice set the world record for the 100 meter sprint. He won a gold medal for the US in 1992 in Barcelona. He is a vegetarian.

 

As stated in “Vegetarian Diets” by the International Center for Sports Nutrition, Olympic Coach Magazine, Winter 1997:

 

 

“If care is taken to include a wide variety of foods, vegetarian diets can be nutritionally adequate to support athletic performance.”

“Whether an individual is a recreational or world-class athlete, being a vegetarian does not diminish natural talent or athletic performance. As far back as the Ancient Games, Greek athletes trained on vegetarian diets and displayed amazing ability in competitive athletics.”

 

 

Looking at these 10 vegetarian Olympic athletes, it’s clear that the need to eat meat to be strong and a champion is a myth. A whole foods, plant-based diet will give an athlete all the excellent nutrition he or she needs to be a winner.

Mary Jane Moses, DC, researches and writes about improving and maintaining health through proper nutrition. Learn how to keep yourself and your family healthy by visiting http://www.naturally-healthy-eating.com

Please note:

I think Mary Jane is encouraging athletes to be vegetarians. I do not think that this is the key to becoming a successful athlete. Human beings are omnivores and thus need all the nutrients from both plants and meat to survive and stay healthy.

 

What do you think? Please leave your comment.

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Are the watches used at the olympics good timekeepers or are the athletes getting faster?

Posted on August 15, 2008. Filed under: Olympics | Tags: , , |

Omega is the official timekeeper of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. It only makes sense that Omega watches keep track of the times in the Olympics, as Omega invented the first stopwatch ever in 1898. In 1948, Omega also created the world’s first photo-finish camera. Even the Swim-O-Matic touch pads at the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games were made by Omega. As Omega keeps progressing the way the Olympics can enhance timekeeping, they continue to be the official timekeeper for the Summer Games.

Over many different time periods, the technology used to time events at the world Olympic Games have gone through the a variety of stages which include: manual timing, electro-mechanical timing, electronic-quartz timing and the broadcasting of live results. Timekeeper sponsors throughout the modern Olympic Games include Longines, Heuer, Omega, Seiko, and Swatch.

During the 1896 Athens Olympic games, a manual chronograph by Longines became the official timekeeper. It wasn’t until 1932 when Omega became a sponsor and the official supplier of time for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, and continued until 1964. Seiko, one of the early companies to explore quartz movement technology, became the official timekeeper for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964. As well as ending the monopoly of Swiss timekeepers at the Olympic Games, Seiko’s designation bore witness to the importance of quartz timing technology.

The emergence of microelectronics brought about a revolutionary breakthrough for the timing of sports. In particular, the advent of computers and software equipped sports timers with more precise and perfected functions. In addition to being shown on the scoreboard, it was a very big deal when athletes’ times could also be shown by video and used for radio and television.

By the year 1972, Omega and Longines co-founded the Swiss Timing Company, which focus in the manufacture of timers for the Olympic and other sporting events. Interestingly in the same year as the Swiss Timing company was founded, the Munich Olympics were held. These were the first Games to introduce the geodimeter and electronic timers with 1/1000th-second accuracy.

At the 2008 Olympic Games, Omega will be timekeeping again, and, just as important, data handling. They will be presiding over 302 events in 28 different sports at 37 far apart venues, principally at the already famed “Bird’s Nest” main stadium in Beijing itself. Omega will be deploying 450 on-site technicians to handle over 450 tons of equipment, to service 70 scoreboards for the public’s view, and 322 sport-specific subsidiary scoreboards, involving more than 175 km of cables and optical fiber. Omega has proved that it has the capabilities to do a great job timekeeping at the Olympics, and it sounds like they will be up to the task again.

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