History of the Olympic games


This video says about itself:

History of the Olympics | National Geographic

9 February 2018

Once every two years, the top athletes in the world vie for the coveted Olympic gold medal. Prepare for the 2018 Winter Olympics by learning where this age-old competition began, what it has to do with Zeus, and how it inspired truce in times of war.

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Winter Olympics starting in South Korea and squirrels


Olympic squirrel, photo by Geert Weggen/WENN

In less than an hour’s time, the Winter Olympics in South Korea will have their official opening ceremony. There will be gold, silver and bronze medals for the numbers 1, 2 and 3 in various matches. No, no pine cones, like for this squirrel.

This squirrel photo and other Olympic squirrel photos are by Swedish photographer Geert Weggen, who put toy skis, toy bobsleds etc. in the snow outside his window and waited till the red squirrels came to play with them.

Meanwhile, before the official opening, sports people have already been active in Korea. The Norwegian curling team unexpectedly beat the Canadian favourites. In the ski jumping qualifications, German and Polish participants did best. Happiness for South Korean spectators as one of their two competitors qualified for the final round, and sadness because the other Korean did not.

Finally, happiness for South Koreans as their curling team beat the USA 9 to 1.

North, South Korean Olympics agreement hinders Trump’s warmongering


This video from the USA says about itself:

Korean Olympic Unity Gives US War Plans a ‘Bloody Nose’

19 January 2018

North and South Korea will march together at the upcoming Winter Olympics, raising hopes of de-escalation. This, amid talk of a new U.S. strategy dubbed “Bloody Nose” and a U.S.-led summit promoting other aggressive steps. Christine Ahn, who organized a counter-summit of women peace activists, explains.

Under the cover of the pre-Winter Olympics thaw between North and South Korea and the momentary lull in the “fire and fury” rhetoric from the Trump White House, there are growing signs that the Pentagon and the CIA are pressing ahead with preparations for a preemptive war against North Korea, including the use of nuclear weapons: here.

The Trump administration, or a powerful military-intelligence faction within it, is pushing for a pre-emptive military strike on North Korea, in the wake of, or possibly even during, the Winter Olympics due to start in South Korea on Friday: here.

VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE VOWS TOUGHEST ECONOMIC SANCTIONS EVER FOR NORTH KOREA Ahead of this year’s Winter Olympics. [Reuters]

US President Donald Trump yesterday exploited a joint press conference at the White House with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to once again menace North Korea with crippling economic sanctions and a military onslaught. Trump’s comments come as the Winter Olympics in South Korea are about to close and the US and South Korea prepare for massive joint war games in April: here.

Photos of squirrels preparing for the Winter Olympics: here.

Ghanaian sleigh rider to Winter Olympics


For the first time ever, Ghana will be represented at the Winter Olympics sleigh riding, Dutch NOS TV reports today.

Akwasi Frimpong will participate on a skeleton sleigh, as the first black athlete ever doing so.

North Korean women band want to play at South Korean Olympics


This music video is called Moranbong Band – My country is the best! [North Korea].

That all-women North Korean band wants to play at the February 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongcheang.

Dutch NOS TV reports that today North and South Korean delegations are again talking about North Koreans going to Pyeongchang. One northern delegate is Ms Hyon Song-wol, the leader of the Moranbong Band. She wants her band to play during the games.

This music video from North Korea says about itself:

North Korean Moranbong Band: The World’s Most Famous Songs (US, Brazil, Russia, France…)

6 May 2017

We have nothing to envy in this world – Kim Hyok

Symphony No. 40, 1st movement – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Rondo alla Turca – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Those Were The Days – Boris Fomin

Dark eyes – Evheniy Grebenka

Isle of Capri – Wilhelm Grosz

Red river Valley – American folksong

Tico -Tico no Fubá – Zequinha de Abreu

Swan lake – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Skaters’ Waltz – Émile Waldteufel

O sole mio – Eduardo di Capua

Radetzky Marsch – Johann Strauss

Carmen Overture – Georges Bizet

Brilliant motherland – Ri Myon-sang

THE rival Koreas agreed today to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea: here.

Trump emphasises hostile stance on North Korea: here.

North Korean figure skaters to Winter Olympics?


This 2017 from a figure skating match in Germany shows North Korean couple Ryom Tae-ok and Kim Ju-sik.

Tomorrow, 9 January 2018, North Korean and South Korean delegates will talk whether these skaters will be able to skate at the Winter Olympics in Pyongcheang in South Korea.

Winter Olympics 2018: the latest battleground between athletes and Trump? Here.

Gabbard: ‘Unacceptable’ false alarm missile warning in Hawaii underscores need for talks with North Korea: here.