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Sunday, August 5, 2012

ESL 2012 London Olympic Resources

The Olympic games are half over and I have hardly written a thing. I'm sorry about that. I've been too busy enjoying them to write much.

Yes, there have been politics and scandals, but if you look beyond that and focus on the Olympic spirit and the effort that athletes from around the world are putting into these games, it's worth watching. 

Watching those flags go up to the sound of a national anthem certainly does tend to bring out strong sense of nationalism and pride in one's country. 

We should ALL be proud of countries, and the athletes who made it to the Olympics even if they don't win a medal. They are still the best in their sport in our country. 

Earlier I said I would post some useful resources for you. This is not a complete list, but here goes: 
I am going to divide them into categories so that you can pick and choose the kind of thing you want to do.

General Sites for Schedules, Results, Sports, Participating Countries 
  • The 2012 Olympic Games Official London Olympics website, You can find information about athletes, sports, London , minute to minute updates on all the events, video and photo highlights of specific events, schedules   

News and  Daily Highlights

Olympic Values and Symbols

History of the Olympics

Past Olympics 
How much do you know about the modern Olympics? 


Reading and Issue Oriented Material with Some Video   


  1. Closing ceremony of Olympics was good but i cannot say wow!

  2. I thought some of it was good, but I was disappointed that Adele didn't perform. She is one of the most popular singers in the world right now and as the host country, the U.K. should have featured her.


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