Aug 09 2012

Making Olympic History

After making Olympic history, Saudi runner says she can make ‘a huge difference.’ The Washington Post

Sarah Attar finished last and more than a half-minute slower than her nearest competitor in the women’s 800 meters. Yet hundreds rose to give her a standing ovation as she crossed the finish line.

For the first woman from Saudi Arabia to compete in track and field at the Olympics, the principle was more important than the performance Wednesday.

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Aug 09 2012

Morning Inspiration from John 5:8

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Aug 07 2012

Mars Rover Finds...

What do you think the Mars Rover Curiosity will find? Maybe this...

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Aug 07 2012

4th Place Olympic Medals

Would you want one?

In an effort to recognize those who just missed winning a medal, one English man decided to have some made, inscribed and sent to athletes who placed fourth in their events.

David Mitchell -- not to be confused with the award-winning author -- who for more than 40 years has run a bookstore in Derbyshire, spent his own money on what he hopes is viewed as a sincere act of kindness and appreciation.

"There has been an increase in competitiveness and higher standards need to be taken into account," Mitchell told the BBC.

British divers Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield, who came in fourth in the men's synchronized 10-meter platform diving event, were the first recipients of Mitchell's medals, but he said he's not just focusing on British athletes.

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