An exploit has come to Vietnam's gymnastics, when the national gymnastic team left the world gymnastics championships in Japan with a bronze medal and two tickets to Olympic 2012 for Ha Thanh and the national team.Nguyen Thi Ha Thanh at the World Gymnastics Championship in Japan. The meeting of national sports teams on October 17 was very lively with the report by Nguyen Kim Lan, head of the gymnastics division of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, who has just returned home from the World Gymnastics Championships. According to Lan, with one bronze medal, two gymnasts entering the finals, two others ranking tenth and Vietnam among the top ten countries, the Vietnamese gymnastics team has made an exploit: winning a world medal for the first time and winning two tickets to Olympic 2012 for single vault and team's vault. Two Vietnamese gymnasts, both named Ha Thanh, entered the finals of men's and women's vault. Nguyen Thi Ha Thanh won Vietnam's first world-class … [Read more...] about Ha Thanh and national gymnastic team to attend Olympic 2012
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Tens of thousands of job opportunities will be created by the 2012 London Olympic Games, according to the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). A huge workforce will be needed to ensure the Games are a success, LOCOG said in a recent report. By the opening of the Games, the London 2012 Olympics will have around 6,000 paid staff, up to 70,000 volunteers and around 100,000 paid contractors. Tens of thousands of contractor opportunities and around 4,000 positions with LOCOG will be available over the next six months. A large percentage of the posts will be short-term opportunities lasting from April 2012 to the closing of the Games. London 2012 Ceremonies Ltd will also have around 350 posts available. There will be many opportunities for students. Inspired by the Games, the Bridging the Gap scheme will provide students with a springboard for future careers in the security sector. On the completion of the required security … [Read more...] about London Olympics to create tens of thousands of job opportunities
Medals are up for grabs in cycling and swimming on Saturday after a spectacular opening ceremony to the London Olympics was watched by more than one billion TV viewers. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II declared the Games open before seven young athletes lit the cauldron at the Olympic Stadium at the end of Friday night's humor-filled showcase devised by "Slumdog Millionaire" director Danny Boyle. Departing from the tradition of choosing a gold medal winner to light the flame, the event organizers handed the honor to seven youngsters nominated by British Olympic heroes of the past at the show attended by an 80,000 crowd. Five-time gold medallist rower Steve Redgrave had brought the torch into the Olympic Stadium in east London before passing it on to a series of young runners. They embraced their mentors, including decathlete Daley Thompson and middle-distance runner Kelly Holmes, before the teenagers lit a series of torches which hydraulically lifted to create a high-tech cauldron. The … [Read more...] about Medals up for grabs as London Olympic Games open
That's the end of today's Olympic action. Join us for more live coverage tomorrow. We'll leave you with our PHOTO OF THE DAY: American superstar of the water Michael Phelps with his 19th Olympic medal -- an Olympic record -- after he followed a silver in the 200m butterfly with a team gold in the 4x100 freestyle relay. + Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time, winning a record 19th medal in the pool while China's swimming sensation Ye Shiwen grabbed her second gold of the Games. + In the gymnastics arena America took gold in the women's team final -- their first gold medal in the event since 1996. + Defending champions Germany won the equestrian three-day eventing, with Michael Jung then becoming the first rider to hold the European, world and Olympic individual titles. + China won their third diving gold in three events when world champions Chen Ruolin and Wang Hao clinched the women's 10m synchro platform. LIVE REPORT ENDS. 2255 GMT: Final score: … [Read more...] about Olympics 2012: Live Report
The first ticket of Vietnam’s track-and-field comes to walker Thanh Phuc. Pressure is now on the shoulder of senior athletes, like runners Truong Thanh Hang, Vu Thi Huong and high-jumper Duong Thi Viet Anh.Walker rewarded for earning an Olympic ticket Thanh Phuc, the first track-and-field athlete who wins a ticket to the Olympic 2012. In the last couple of years, Vu Thi Huong and Truong Thanh Hang have been considered as the top athletes of Vietnam’s athletics. They have been the mainstays of the national track-and-field team and the hopes of Vietnam at Southeast Asian Games. Huong and Hang were expected as the first athletes who would win tickets to the Olympics 2012 for the country’s athletes, but they are the hopes now. It is anticipated that the road to London Olympics for Huong and Hang will be very rough. Four days ago, Hang, three other runners – Duong Van Thai, Nguyen Dinh Cuong and Do Thi Hao, and coach Ho Thi Tu Tam went to Kunming, China for … [Read more...] about Who will follow walker Thanh Phuc in getting a card to the Olympics 2012?