Olympic Spirit

The Olympic Spirit is expressed by TRIUMPH and EXCELLENCE .

Triumph
Going beyond your limits, overcoming challenges with joy, drive, motivation and energy. The Rio 2016 brand is a living example of transformation through sports. Its energy is contagious, mobilizing people and expanding opportunities and horizons. It promotes and fosters Olympic values – respect, friendship and excellence – in our daily lives.

Excellence
Rio 2016 is a brand that balances leisure and commitment with quality, lightness and attention to detail. It knows that all that is truly unique requires a combination of inspiration and refinement. A creative, yet careful approach, capable of writing an unprecedented and exciting story.

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I am Pereira…

PEREIRA: The House of Pereira is one of the eldest and nobler houses of Portugal. Its origin goes back to the early middle ages. The King of Lombardy came from Italy to conquer the Kingdom of Galicia but his army was destroyed in a storm. He saved himself with four other knights. He became an ally with the King of Lion (Léon) and married his niece. From this marriage comes the Trastamara family that later (in the 12th century) became Lords of Pereira. The crest of this family is the cross from the shield supported by two wings of gold (Or) or silver (Argent), according to different branches and status. In the 14th century Lord Nuno Alvares Pereira, Constable of the kingdom and the wealthiest man in Portugal married his daughter with an illegitimate son of King John I, the Master of Avis, and they became the first Dukes of Braganza, the reigning House of Portugal since 1640. Lord Nuno, later known as Friar Nuno of Saint Mary, was canonized in 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI, adding one more jewel to the crown of this noble family.

Big cerimony taking place at 2012 hours before the opening day

A special one-off event on Saturday 5 May will give 40,000 people the chance to join famous faces, celebrities and sports stars at London’s new Olympic Stadium.

Starting at 7pm, the event will include the final hour of the BUCS Visa Outdoor Athletics Championships’ evening session, where competitors will join the ranks of previous BUCS champions including Perri Shakes-Drayton, Dai Greene and Hannah England. The evening session will also include a series of UK Athletics Invitational events featuring some of Britain’s best athletes, all aiming for a place in Team GB this summer.

After the athletics, a celebrity host will be joined by famous faces, including Olympians and Paralympians, for a series of stunts, games, challenges and prizes.  The 40,000 strong-audience will be narrowed down to one lucky winner, who will be brought into the middle of the Stadium to officially open the venue.

LOCOG Chair Seb Coe said: ‘This is a great opportunity for people to experience the venue that will take centre stage this summer. As well as a great evening of entertainment, this will be an invaluable test and another warm-up event for the Olympic Stadium.’

Information on the event’s host, featured celebrities, schedule and prizes for the evening will be released in the coming weeks.

http://www.london2012.com/

My passion for the moon…

I know you’re somewhere out there Somewhere far away
I want you back
My neighbors think I’m crazy
But they don’t understand You’re all I have
At night when the stars Light up my room

I sit by myself Talking to the moon
Try to get to you In hopes you’re on
The other side Talking to me too
Or am I a fool Who sits alone
Talking to the moon

I’m feeling like I’m famous The talk of the town
They say I’ve gone mad
Yeah, I’ve gone mad
But they don’t know What I know

Cause when the Sun goes down Someone’s talking back
Yeah, they’re talking back

Do you ever hear me calling?
Cause every night
I’m talking to the moon
Still trying to get to you

 

In hopes you’re on The other side Talking to me too
Or am I a fool Who sits alone
Talking to the moon

 

 

I know you’re somewhere out there
Somewhere far away…

Stop, think, LIVE…

 

This is your LIFE.
Do what you
love, and do it often.

If you don’t like something change it.
If you don’t like your job,
quit.
If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.

If you are looking for the love of your life, stop;
they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.

Stop over analysing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat appreciate every last bite.

Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them.

Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, seize them.

Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them so go out and start creating.

Life is short. Live your dream and wear your passion.

 

Giant Olympic Rings launched on the River Thames…

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today launched a set of giant Olympic Rings onto the River Thames as he announced a programme of cultural events to celebrate London 2012.

Measuring 11 metres high by 25 metres wide, the Rings are travelling on a barge and will pass London landmarks including Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf.

From 21 July – 9 September, live music, outdoor arts and ‘pop up’ events will take place throughout London. Ranging from an original fusion of ballet and film to a floating opera, the programme will provide extra opportunities to get involved with theLondon 2012 Festival

Boris Johnson was joined by Ruth Mackenzie, Director of the London 2012 Festival, to make the announcement.

He said: ‘We’re creating the biggest festival of outdoor arts ever to be seen in the capital, as well as fantastic new work that will throw new light on some of our city’s lesser-known landmarks and hidden gems.

‘Wherever you are you will feel a part of the 2012 celebrations and experience a summer like no other in one of the most exciting cities on earth.’

The 2012 games in numbers

-Londoners will contribute £625m to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. (London Councils 2012 Team)

-The five host boroughs are Newham, Hackney, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets and Greenwich.

-An estimated global audience of 4bn people are expected to watch the opening ceremony on July 27, 2012. (London Councils 2012 Team)

-Pundits predict a peak in labour demand in 2011. There will be a need for 2.8m people who work in the construction industry across the UK. (Construction Skills Network) 

-The London Olympics will generate £10bn in revenue for the British economy as a whole. (Lloyds TSB) 

-Revenue from tourists attracted by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are forecast to add up to an additional £2.1bn. (London Councils 2012 Team) 

-Costs for the 80,000-seat Olympic stadium have been revised from £280m to £496 because of inflation and VAT. (Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA)

-The 22,500-seater aquatics centre’s cost has been revised from £74m to £215m.(Minister for the Olympics Tessa Jowell) 

East London will see a massive upgrade in facilities. As many as 5,000 new homes could be available there after the Olympics. (London2012)

-There are proposals for a 45% increase in capacity on the London Underground’s Jubilee line, along with plans to create a transport hub in Stratford only, which is 7 minutes by train from Kings Cross station. It would be designed to carry at least 320,000 people per hour. (London2012) 

-Over 200 buildings had to be demolished at the 2.5sqkm Olympic Park, the majority of the site, including the main five Venues. (Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) 

-This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Paralympics. The wheelchair games, involving injured World War II soldiers, were staged on the opening day of the London 1948 Olympics. (London Councils 2012 Team).

List of Olympic Games City

1896 – Athens
1900 – Paris
1904 – St. Louis
1906 – Athens (“Unoffficial”)
1908 – London
1912 – Stockholm
1916 – Not held*
1920 – Antwerp
1924 – Paris
1928 – Amsterdam
1932 – Los Angeles
1936 – Berlin
1940 – Not held*
1944 – Not held*
1948 – London
1952 – Helsinki

1956 – Melbourne
1960 – Rome
1964 – Tokyo
1968 – Mexico City
1972 – Munich
1976 – Montreal
1980 – Moscow
1984 – Los Angeles
1988 – Seoul
1992 – Barcelona
1996 – Atlanta
2000 – Sydney
2004 – Athens
2008 – Beijing
2012 – London

London 2012

So this is it… 2012.

A lot has been said about this year. It has even inspired a screen writer to create a movie about it.

The media talks about it all the time. Is the world really coming to an end?

I am sure it is, but nobody knows really when it will happen.

While it doesn’t end let’s celebrate life and live it every day as if it was our last.

I am sure this year will be the best to many people so far with a lot to achieve.

For example athletes from all over the world will be coming to the “London 2012” Olympic Games. After years of training and countless hours making sure everything is impeccable. From July 27th the show will start and all the nations will be following this amazing show.

Be inspired by the video bellow, and have a wonderful 2012…

Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on those changes.

Out of curiosity I tried to find out what the top 10 New Year’s resolutions are and funny enough I came across a few things I would like too…

1. Spend More Time with Family & Friends

Recent polls conducted by General Nutrition Centers, Quicken, and others shows that more than 50% of Americans vow to appreciate loved ones and spend more time with family and friends this year.

2. Fit in Fitness

The evidence is in for fitness. Regular exercise has been associated with more health benefits than anything else known to man. Studies show that it reduces the risk of some cancers, increases longevity, helps achieve and maintain weight loss, enhances mood, lowers blood pressure, and even improves arthritis. In short, exercise keeps you healthy and makes you look and feel better.

3. Enjoy Life More

Given the hectic, stressful lifestyles of millions of people, it is no wonder that “enjoying life more” has become a popular resolution in recent years. It’s an important step to a happier and healthier you! Consider things designed to bring balance to your body, mind and soul. Like reading a good book, spending time with God and going for walks every now and again. Or just get out and try something new! Take up a new hobby or try your hand at skiing. Go to a theater performance, or head to the beach this summer.

4. Get Out of Debt

Was money a big source of stress in your life last year? Join the millions of others  who have resolved to spend this year getting a handle on their finances. It’s a promise that will repay itself many times over in the year ahead. 

5. Learn Something New

Have you vowed to make this year the year to learn something new? Perhaps you are considering a career change, want to learn a new language, or just how to fix your computer? Whether you take a course or read a book, you’ll find education to be one of the easiest, most motivating New Year’s resolutions to keep. Most local colleges and universities offer distance and adult education programs. There is no excuse to become a couch potato, get up, do something!

6. Help Others

A popular, non-selfish New Year’s resolution, volunteerism can take many forms. Whether you choose to spend time helping out at your local library, mentoring a child, or building a house, there are many nonprofit volunteer organizations that could really use your help. The Sports Events for example need lots of volunteers every year and some organizations make it easy by connecting volunteers with projects to fit practically any schedule.

7. Get Organized

On just about every New Year resolution top ten list, organization can be a very reasonable goal. Whether you want your home organized enough that you can invite someone over on a whim, or your office organized enough that you can find the stapler when you need it, these tips and resources should get you started on the way to a more organized life.

Now these other 3 do not apply to me, but they are also part of the list:

8. Tame the Bulge

Over 66 percent of adults around the globe are considered overweight or obese by recent studies, so it is not surprising to find that weight loss is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Setting reasonable goals and staying focused are the two most important factors in sticking with a weight loss program, and the key to success for those millions who made a New Year’s commitment to shed extra pounds.

9. Quit Smoking

If you have resolved to make this the year that you stamp out your smoking habit, over-the-counter availability of nicotine replacement therapy now provides easier access to proven quit-smoking aids. Even if you’ve tried to quit before and failed, don’t let it get you down. On average, smokers try about four times before they quit for good. Start enjoying the rest of your smoke-free life! Locally, there are a variety of free support services, hotlines and smoking cessation classes to help you kick the smoking habit. 

10. Quit Drinking

While many people use the New Year as an incentive to finally stop drinking, most are not equipped to make such a drastic lifestyle change all at once. Many heavy drinkers fail to quit cold turkey but do much better when they taper gradually, or even learn to moderate their drinking. If you have decided that you want to stop drinking, there is a world of help and support available. There are also a number of treatment-based programs, as well as support groups for families of alcoholics. 

 

So, this is it. No matter what your resolutions are make sure you don’t forget to…

…love God and enjoy life!!!!