Britain’s First Olympic Champion

Launceston Elliot was a versatile athlete who took part in no less than five events at the inaugural modern Olympic Games held in Athens in 1896, becoming Britain’s first Olympic champion. He had a magnificent physique and was described as: ‘the most handsome man of his generation.’

His father, Gilbert Elliot, was a magistrate related to the Earls of Minto, … Read the rest

East Central Georgia

State Parks, historic towns, vast lakes, history, rolling hills, and beautiful scenery along with good old Southern hospitality and charm is what makes Eastern Georgia a favorite for locals and visitors.

Just a short drive North of Commerce in Maysville is Hurricane Shoals Park. A park filled with local history where family and friends can enjoy picnics, swimming and plenty … Read the rest

Africa – Sports & Women!

Road to London 2012!

Algeria

Did you know- On May 20, 1990,Algeria’s athlete Yasmina Azzizi established a new African record of 6,056 points in the women’s heptathlon. Together with Hassiba Boulmerka, Reda Abdenouz, and Noureddine Morcelli, she was one of the most popular athletes in the North African nation, an ex French colony until 1962.

Cote d’Ivoire

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