Tea and the Olympics: Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony for the Olympics last Sunday (August 12th) celebrated the athletes’ achievements as well as signalling the end of London’s stint as the host city. As with the opening ceremony, the event was designed to showcase the culture of the host country, and, if you are anything like me, you will have settled down …

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Tea and the Olympics: Track and Field

Track and Field is an extensive Olympic sport, consisting of 47 separate events: 26 running events, 3 walking events, 16 field events, the decathlon (men) and heptathlon (women). They are spread over ten days during this Olympics, but if you are only going to watch one, I would suggest the 11th of August, as all eight …

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Tea and the Olympics: Triathlon

The triathlon is an event that requires both endurance and physical versatility. It consists of three sections where competitors must swim 1.5 km (0.93 mile), cycle 40 km (25 mile), and finally run 10 km (6.2 mile). The women's triathlon takes place on the 4th of August, beginning at 9:00am BST, or 4:00am EST (this might …

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Tea and the Olympics: Gymnastics

Gymnastics is one of the most popular sports of the Summer Olympics. It is also one of the oldest, having been featured in the first modern Olympics in 1896, held in Athens. However in these games, and for many years after, only men competed; the first games in which women’s artistic gymnastics was featured was …

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