Posts Tagged ‘olympics

16
Mar
10

Are there limits to protest?

In Thailand hundreds if not thousands of red shirted anti-government protesters are donating their blood in order to collect it in bottles to throw at government buildings as a ritual sacrificial offering. They claim this is a demonstration of love for their country.  Is this a protest too far? Continue reading ‘Are there limits to protest?’

03
Mar
10

Will the London Olympics make a difference to the local residents?

When London won the Olympic bid, the main aim of these games was to regenerate and transform the east of the city which is a deprived part of London. A 1km from the Olympic site is Hackney and this is where WHYS will be broadcasting from on Wednesday. Continue reading ‘Will the London Olympics make a difference to the local residents?’

01
Mar
10

London Olympics 2012

Alicia visits Hackney the site where World Have Your Say will be broadcasting on Wed 3rd March, we will be talking to residents about living next to the Olympic site. Continue reading ‘London Olympics 2012’

18
Feb
10

Is hosting a major sporting events a blessing or a curse?

Cities worldwide compete to win hosting rights for the Olympics and other major sporting event but are the potential effects on the economy and countries reputation worth it?

When Vancouver won the Winter Olympics they hoped it would be the best games ever. But with the death of a competitor, ticket woes, a string of errors and being blighted by bad weather there has been increased criticism about shortcomings at the games. Continue reading ‘Is hosting a major sporting events a blessing or a curse?’

16
Feb
10

Are some sports too dangerous to play?

The tragic death of  Nodar Kumaritashvili, a young Olympian Luge competitor, late last Friday provoked a debate about this sport and the risks involved. Here at WHYS we were wondering if some sports are too dangerous to play or compete in?
Continue reading ‘Are some sports too dangerous to play?’

09
Oct
09

Golf ? an Olympic sport ? Really ?

It’s hard to belive this, but golf will be in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. 

tiger woodsSome of the richest men and women in world sport will get a chance to add an Olympic gold medal to their career stats.

Not everyone in the land of v-neck sweaters and check trousers is pleased. Darren Clarke thinks the Games are about amateur sports. Continue reading ‘Golf ? an Olympic sport ? Really ?’

25
Aug
08

On air: Did China get away with it?

Did you watch the closing ceremony? It might be east to forget with Phelps and Bolt seared on our minds, but many people didn’t expect these Games to turn out like this. Continue reading ‘On air: Did China get away with it?’

21
Aug
08

On air: Is there a bad way to win?

I was working over at BBC World News yesterday in an office full of people I don’t know. That didn’t stop me involuntarily shouting ‘oh my God, he’s got it’ as Usain Bolt’s time flashed up for the 200m. By any sporting measure, it was astonishing. But was his sprint double celebrated in the right way? No is the answer of the Olympic boss. Do you agree with him?
Continue reading ‘On air: Is there a bad way to win?’

16
Aug
08

Boys with toys

Mark writes
Ever lay awake at night wondering: “after the athlete has thrown the discus all that way, how does it get back to the ring for the next competitor to throw ?” No? Well I have, and last night in the Bird’s Nest I saw the answer. A remote-controlled, rocket-shaped, red car. Continue reading ‘Boys with toys’

15
Aug
08

On air: Is Michael Phelps the greatest ever olympian?

He’s won six gold medals already and could bag another two over the weekend. So far the 23 year old American swimmer has won a record equalling 12 career Olympic gold medals. Continue reading ‘On air: Is Michael Phelps the greatest ever olympian?’




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