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Andre Agassi Quotes

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Andre Agassi Quotes

Andre Agassi Olympics

Andre Agassi is one of the star tennis players of open era. Las Vegas born tennis player has also several achievements in the career having Career Slam and Golden Slam including a Olympic Medal. Andre Agassi won a Gold Medal in Men’s Singles in Atlanta Olympics 1996. During that year, America won 3 of the 4 gold medals in Tennis, sparing one to Australia.

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Andre Agassi Olympics Gold Medal (Source: Ajc.com)

Andre Agassi Quotes

Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work – Andre Agassi

Also read about Star Tennis Players like Federer, Murray, Williams Sister in Olympics,

History of Olympics- First 15

Countdown started when Rio Olympics 2016 has 79 days left! Counting down from 79 to make some interesting posts about Olympics. This series will showcase interesting stories, facts, moments, design information about the Olympics. Hope this will be more joyful reading than other regular features like Classic Logos of India

Whats there in History of Olympics

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History of Olympics- First 10

Countdown started when Rio Olympics 2016 has 79 days left! Counting down from 79 to make some interesting posts about Olympics. This series will showcase interesting stories, facts, moments, design information about the Olympics. Hope this will be more joyful reading than other regular features like Classic Logos of India

Whats there in History of Olympics

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History of Olympics – First Five

Countdown started when Rio Olympics 2016 has 79 days left! Counting down from 79 to make some interesting posts about Olympics. This series will showcase interesting stories, facts, moments, design information about the Olympics. Hope this will be more joyful reading than other regular features like Classic Logos of India

Whats there in History of Olympics

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Muhammad Ali Olympic Quotes

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Muhammad Ali Olympic Quotes

Olympic History: Muhammad Ali Olympics

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India At Olympics – Norman Pritchard

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Norman Pritchard

Indian at Olympics – First Athlete

It was 1900 Olympic in Paris when India participated first time in Olympic Games. Norman Pritchard was the only athlete repressing Indian team. That year Norman Pritchard participated in two events Men’s 200 metre and Men’s 200 metre hurdles. India won two silver medal in the first ever participation of India at Olympics. Later in the next versions of Olympic Games, Indian national team did not compete until 1920.

Who was Norman Pritchard

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Roger Federer -Olympics

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Olympic Quotes: Roger Federer

Olympic History: Roger Federer Olympics

The tennis legend Roger Federer has several career achievements like most grand slams, most weeks at No. 1 position and many more. Apart from this, he was very much fascinated by Olympic Games. Lets have a look at Roger Federer at Olympics, Continue reading “Roger Federer -Olympics”

Olympic Quotes – Andy Murray

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Olympic Quotes:  Andy Murray

Olympic Quotes: Andy Murray

Being a part of Olympic Countdown, after a few posts on Olympics History, presenting a section on Olympic Quotes. Love to put Andy Murray First!  He was the first British man to win the Olympic singles gold medal since Josiah Ritchie in 1908. Andy Murray achieved this biggest win of his career by beating the tennis legend Roger Federer.

For me, by far, the Olympics is the biggest sporting event in the world- Andy Murray

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Andy Murray with Olympic Gold Medal 2012 (Source: andymurray.com)

Olympic Mascot -Rio 2016

Olympic Mascot

 

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Olympic Mascot Rio 2016 (Source: rio2016.com)

Olympic Mascot was born out of the explosion of joy that happened when announcement of Rio for hosting 2016 event came on 2 October 2009. Olympic Mascot is made from the mixture different animals in Brazil. Combining the agility of cats, Continue reading “Olympic Mascot -Rio 2016”

Know About Rio Olympic Pictograms

What are Olympic Pictograms

Graphic icons facilitating the visual identification of each sport and are a Games tradition. Their designs comprise universally recognized elements, while expressing the culture of the host city at the same time. Rio 2016 font stroke used for making these Olympic Pictograms.

How many Olympic Pictograms in Rio 2016

In 2016, each Olympic and Paralympic sport will be represented by a unique Pictogram for the first time. The Rio Games have Continue reading “Know About Rio Olympic Pictograms”

Rio Olympics Countdown

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History of Olympics : Olympic Medals

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Olympic Medals in London Olympics 2012 (Source: Olympic.org)

Facts about Olympic Medals

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History of Olympics : Olympic Torch

Know about Olympic Torch

Unique feature of Olympic games is the Olympic torch and its relay from the Greece to the venue of the Olympics. The torch is created newly for each edition of the Olympic game. It has lighting ceremony and relay crossing different continents.

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Rio Olympic Torch (Source: rio2016.com)

Lighting of Olympic Torch

The flame is lit in Olympia, Greece in the memory of ancient Olympic games few months before the actual event date. This year it was lit on 24 April 2016. This ceremony of the lighting is  worth watching and you can see VDOs on you tube. Interesting fact about lighting is, torch is only lit by sunlight. Parabolic reflector is used to concentrate sun rays to lit the Olympic Torch.

Olympic Torch Relay

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Infograph Hockey- India at Olympics

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India at Olympics : Hockey

India-at-Olympics.pngIndia formed Indian Olympic Association in 1927.

Indian team officially participated in 1928 Olympic games at Amsterdam. This was the first time Indian Hockey team participated in their first Olympic hockey event with 14 Men squad. Captain Jaipal Singh and the team fetched first Olympic gold medal. This was the beginning of Golden Era of Indian Hockey. Continue reading “Infograph Hockey- India at Olympics”

Need to Know Olympic Creed

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Olympic Creed

The important thing in life is not the triumph, but the fight; the essential thing is not to have won, but to have fought well.”

History of Olympic Creed

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