The Bitter, The Sweet.

bit·ter
–adjective
1. having a harsh, disagreeably acrid taste
2. hard to bear; grievous; distressful
3. causing pain; piercing; stinging
4. characterized by intense antagonism or hostility
5. hard to admit or accept
6. resentful or cynical
–noun
7. that which is bitter; bitterness
sweet
–adjective
1. having the taste or flavor characteristic of sugar
2. pleasing or agreeable; delightful
3. amiable; kind or gracious
4. dear; beloved; precious
–noun
5. a sweet flavour, smell, or sound; sweetness
6. something pleasant to the mind or feelings
7. a beloved person
Posts tagged "olympics"

hopefully-happy:

Ohmygosh.  Felix Sanchez.  This guy made me cry when he cried….

At the Beijing Olympics, the morning of the preliminary heat, he got the news that his grandma had died.  He ran, but ended up doing horribly.  He cried the whole day.  He vowed that he would win a medal for her before he retired.  And today in London, he won the gold.  That picture on the ground is of himself and his grandma.

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fandomsandfeminism:

abarero:

Five 2012 Olympic Ladies You Should Know About:

  •  Olympic Weightlifter Zoe Smith Shuts Down Sexist Tweets About Female Athletes’ ‘Manly’ Bodies [x]

We, as any women with an ounce of self-confidence would, prefer our men to be confident enough in themselves to not feel emasculated by the fact that we aren’t weak and feeble.    

                                                     

  • Afghani female sprinter, Tahmina Kohistani, resists country’s old ideals, vows to show women new future [x]

My feeling is different because I’m going to do something for my country. I like to change the society, to change the mind of people about [women] and they should accept this. We are not wrong. We are right.


  • After years of keeping her sport a secret from her parents, Sarah Menezes wins judo gold for Brazil. [x]

In the beginning, they used to say judo was not a girl’s sport. Then, they would complain that being an athlete was a not a proper career. I would go to my training sessions anyway, sometimes saying I had to stay longer at school, sometimes asking the neighbour to take me secretly.


  • When Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi makes her Olympic debut in the 10- metre air rifle event, she will be the first woman to represent Malaysia in Olympic shooting and eight months pregnant. [x]

Every morning I talk to her and I say: ‘Mummy is going for training. Please remain calm. Don’t kick.’ But if the baby kicks I have to breathe easy and let her calm down before shooting.


  • Less than a month away from the London Games, U.S. women’s soccer standout Megan Rapinoe says publicly for the first time that she is gay. [x]

To be honest I’ve been thinking about it for a while, trying to find a time that works, now leading up to the Olympics, people want to get personal stories. Our team in general is in a position where people look up to us and kids look up to us. I embrace that and I think I have a huge LGBT following. I think it’s pretty cool, the opportunity that I have, especially in sports. There’s really not that many out athletes. It’s important to be out and to live my life that way.

real life heroes

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dalektea:

Independent Olympic Athletes at the London Olympics 2012

These folks aren’t with any country, and they have the most swag.

Two are from a recently dissolved country.  But, on a more somber note, one is from the Sudan but refused to represent them after many of his family members were killed by Sudanese government sponsored forces and he himself was sent to a labor camp.

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buzzfeed:

The clock never started! So Heidemann had more than one second to land the winning touch. At the very least, whether she landed it in time was highly in doubt. The match should have continued into another round, but instead Shin was declared the loser. So South Korea’s coach went to the judges.

Despite the clock issue, they ruled that the touch was good and that Heidemann was the victor. South Korea’s coach went off to file a formal appeal.

And Shin A Lam, now in tears, refused to live the piste (the platform that they fence on). In fencing, leaving the piste means that you have officially accepted the judges’ ruling. And seeing as the clock didn’t start, and she should still have a shot at gold, she sat down. It’s the filibuster of fencing.

Today’s most depressing Olympic event

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hiiddles:

FIVE RINGS TO RULE THEM ALL, FIVE RINGS TO FIND THEM. FIVE RINGS TO BRING THEM IN AND IN THE OLYMPICS BIND THEM. IN THE LAND OF BRITAIN, WHERE THE BRITISH LIE.

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