Thursday, November 30, 2023

2012 ‘off-the-chain’

London Olympics 2012 2012 ‘off-the-chain’ If there ever was a one-word summary to describe the 30th Olympiad in London, the USA athlete DeeDee Trotter found it during one of many press conferences at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday. “Off-the-chain,” said Trotter and the whole room burst out laughing. “And that is putting it mildly,” she ... Read more

Gold eludes Brazil again

London Olympics 2012 Gold eludes Brazil again Romario couldn’t do it, Bebeto couldn’t do it, Rivaldo couldn’t do it, Ronaldinho couldn’t do it. Neither could Brazil’s latest poster boy Neymar. The weight of history proved far too much for Mano Menezes’s young Selecao and their dreams of Olympic gold crumpled to dust on the picture-perfect ... Read more