Archivo de July 2012

Olympics, Olympics, Olympics

By Iñigo Mujika , el 26 de July de 2012

Olympic rings on the Tower Bridge, London. (Photo: Jose “Pepin” Rivera)

One day before the Opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, everything in the world of sport turns around this major event that will gather more than 10,000 athletes from all over the world. For the first time in the history of the modern Olympic Games, women will be allowed to take part in all Olympic sports, and all participating countries will be represented by both male and female athletes. Almost half of the 10,490 Olympic athletes are females (4,850). A significant improvement that has taken over century, considering than less than 2% of the athletes were females in the London 1908 Games. Out of the 302 competitions in the London 2012 Olympic Program, 161 are for male athletes, 131 for female athletes and 10 are mixed. Only two sports, synchronized swimming and rythmic gymnastics are exclusively female sports.

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Ignorance is daring

By Iñigo Mujika , el 6 de July de 2012

Sardinia. (Photo: Iñigo Mujika)

There are certain areas of knowledge in which many laymen feel they can behave like experts, and this leads them to broadcast their views and opinions far and wide, attributing them a rank of absolute and unequivocal truth. Sport in general and association football in particular are areas in which laymen pretending to be experts abound.

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