Everyone-青奥运主题曲

如火如荼

青奥的准备工作已经进入白热化阶段,时间越来越宝贵,要完成的也越来越紧张。99天庆祝活动算是组委会象征性的迈入运作的一个里程碑。经过了几个月的筹备,也划下一个段落。

接下来会将主要精力集中在圣火的传递,但是圣火传递,并不是表面上看看将火焰从一个火炬传到另一个火炬而已。事前的准备工作不容忽视。

而我,也因为需要将免疫能力加强,破天荒在同一天接受了6支疫苗的注射。同事在青奥网站上将我photoshop成这幅德性。

要知道细节,可以来这里看看。

Youth Olympic Games — 1 Year To Go10, You

新加坡2010青年奥运会,是继近代奥运会有史以来,国际奥委会启动最新的国际体育 项目。在2008年二月,国际奥委会主席罗格宣布新加坡击败俄罗斯,赢得第一届青年 奥运会的主办权。

上万人聚集的新加坡政府大厦大草场于宣布成绩的一刻,成为国际 体坛瞩的焦点。 主办城市的筹备工作目前已经展开了一年多,相对一般夏季奥运会的7年筹备,新加坡 必须在短短的两年内交出成绩。 2009年8月14日,新加坡青奥组委将在庆贺申办成功的同一个地点,主办有史以来第一 届青奥会的一年倒计时庆典。

在这个活动中,公众从傍晚5点开始,能够参与大草场进行的体育嘉年华。国家奥理会 也会将国际奥林匹克日的千人跑步活动,移师到这个地点作为终点站。学校和青年团 体也将受邀,为这个大型庆祝活动贡献演出。秉着卓越,尊重,友谊的奥运精神,主 办单位鼓励青年及民众为倒计时活动做出贡献,从志愿工作,到舞台表演,都将有青 少年的热情参与。

为过去 一年紧凑筹备工作的成果作出见证。 大会将在晚上8点10分进行倒计时,欢庆距离青奥会开幕礼365天整,庆典高潮将是为 一尊10米高的计时钟揭幕。

Million Deeds

给这个活动翻译了几个中文名字,但是不知道为什么会变成《青奥万众同一心》。

有没有想过通过做善事来传火炬?这个由新加坡青年奥运组委会发动的活动就要考验大家的坚持,只要你做了一个善事,上网登记,马上就能够将雅典的火炬,往新加坡前进一步。累计一百万个善事,将火炬带到新加坡,其实挺有新意的不是吗?

30余岁男子受害案发现场

Hey!谁在我办公间干的好事!

换一个角度来看,真的被搞到哭笑不得!桌子椅子,白板,键盘,滑鼠,甚至是电话,到处都密密麻麻贴上了贴纸。

就是这样的Pleasant Surprise,让我为而立加3的生辰留下了深刻的印象。谢谢COMMS TEAM的同事们给我的惊喜!

奥运健儿的“课外”活动

国际奥委会可以考虑将男欢女爱纳入奥运活动当中。今日报的一片文章,概述了奥运会中血气方刚的年轻男女,在赛场外的另类“发挥”,似乎已经成了一种定律。

其中有一些重点值得让人玩味:

  • 悉尼2000年,每名运动员都被分配到51个安全套,但是当局后来还要再紧急进货20000个应付“需求”。
  • 游泳比赛最先结束,游泳健儿将会是第一批“获得解放”的男女。
  • 美国女泳手Amanda Beard曾担任花花公子杂志模特儿,因为全裸替反皮草组织拍摄了海报,成为众男健儿的目标。

文章节录自今日报

Bubbling in Beijing …

Athletes ready to swing once therigours of competition come to an end:

Friday • August 8, 2008

BEIJING — The International Olympic Committee ought to seriously consider adding hanky-panky as an official sport.

No argument from Kid Dynamite, who’s ready to explode.

“I’m constantly like, ‘Wow, she’s nice, I’d like to meet her’,” said 18-year-old Jake Deitchler, whose US Greco-Roman wrestling team-mates made permanent the nickname coined by a Sports Illustrated writer.

Deitchler is one of a number of athletes who chuckled, blushed, grinned and dished dirt when asked about the amorous atmosphere inside the athletes’ village.

“You’ve got a lot of young athletes who’ve got a lot of energy,” said one of Kid Dynamite’s team-mates, Brad Vering. “That’s just the way it is.”

The organising committees must be aware of the canoodling, as condoms are made available. In Sydney 2000, each athlete was given 51 condoms upon arrival. Another 20,000 were ordered when the supply dwindled.

Four years ago, US swimmer Brendan Hansen won gold, silver and bronze medals before turning his attention to other pursuits. As he said then, the women tend to flock when you’re half-naked and shaved.

At Beijing’s Water Cube the other day, swimmers and divers were going through their practice paces. There were more six packs on display than at one of those wholesale beer warehouses.

Quipped a wag, the athletes were “so hot it’s a surprise the water wasn’t bubbling”.

Some rudimentary polling of athletes suggested that swimmers, indeed, have the most active social lives. Besides the favourable body-mass index requirements, the Olympic schedule also works in their favour.

Swimming is one of the first events at the Games. When the last medal is awarded, it’s party time.

The athletes say this isn’t just hormones gone wild. Olympians subject themselves to years of intense training. Much is sacrificed. In a blink, it’s over. There’s an exhilaration, relief and sadness that only a fellow athlete can understand.

“You’ve spent so long training and focusing — you keep a lid on it,” said Andrew Schacht, an Aussie beach volleyball player. “Then, all of a sudden, the lid is off. People are human. They will act.”

Some Olympic romances become love affairs.

Take former US figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi and hockey player Bret Hedican, who met at the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, France. They’re married with kids.

India’s tennis player Leander Paes is the product of an Olympic moment. His mother played basketball and his father field hockey at the 1972 Munich Games, which were marred by the murder of Israeli athletes.

During the hostage standoff, there was a lockdown at the athletes’ village. No newspapers. No TV. No radio. No leaving the room. Nothing to do. Well, almost nothing. “So I guess there was me,” Paes said.

US swimmer Amanda Beard has bright blue eyes, a swimmer’s physique and a Playboy magazine pictorial on her resume. Naturally, she’s received her share of gentlemen callers with a variety of passports at the village.

“Just the normal attention,” said Beard, whose attire in a new Peta ad consists of just goggles.

It remains to be seen what kind of attention awaits Deitchler, who wants the ladies at the athletes’ village to know that he’s all business until Aug 13, when the wrestling competition ends. After that, he’s free.

“That gives me plenty of time to, uh, make contacts,” he said. “For my Facebook page, I mean.”

Social networking, indeed.