In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the the history, pageantry and the long-lasting influence of the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens, the first of the modern era of the Summer Olympic Games. Continue reading “The 1896 Olympic Games – Geek Me Five #14”
On this week’s edition of The PractitioNERD discusses:
1) This Musical Olympic Structure Looks Like Superman’s Fortress of Solitude (http://goo.gl/3RLB4)
2) D-Generation X Reunites on Last Night’s 1000th Episode of Monday Night RAW!! (http://goo.gl/cxQ9f)
3) Presenting the $99 Vizio Co-Star Google TV set-top box; Pre-Order NOW! (http://goo.gl/1qTQX)
4) Takeshi’s Challenge is SOOO CHALLENGING; Probably Made by Satan… (http://goo.gl/UGyZC)
…and the Question of the Week!!
And now…the long awaited “Part 3” of my “coverage” of works of architecture being erected for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Summer Games that start next month in London. First I covered the nomadic basketball arena, second was the natatorium, and now I’ll be covering the London Olympic Shooting Venue. This building will accommodate the 10, 25 and 50 m Sport Shooting events for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and after the Summer Games have concluded, the three temporary and mobile buildings will be dismantled (a’la the basketball arena before mentioned) and rebuilt in Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Continue reading “Return of the London Olympics: The Summer Game’s Shooting Venue”
Nike has announced the the 2012 iteration of Team USA’s basketball jerseys for the Olympic Games in London would be made of 96% recycled polyester, making them the lightest jerseys Nike ever made. Additionally, the shorts will be 100% recycled polyester and only weight 5 ounces. Nike verifies that each jersey is made from 22 recycled plastic bottles to create the breathable polyester fabric the … Continue reading Team USA’s Basketball Jerseys Are Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles; Our Recyclable Litter at Work.
I suppose you can call this “Part II” of my Architectural Series of buildings erected for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. I had an earlier post about the recyclable arena almost two months ago. I will say this though: I cannot guarantee a “Part III;” which kind of sucks because I’m a sucker for a trilogy. Oh well, this is the Olympic Aquatic Center designed … Continue reading The London Olympics Strike BACK! The Summer Games’ Aquatic Center
I suppose that after the natatorium used in China for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, the whole “design-your-arena-to-look-inflatable” thing is taking off pretty well with Olympic facilities. Also, I’m not sure if there are bags or bins large enough to stuff this baby into for recyclables pick-up day during the week. Hmmm…