2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies

On Friday, London, England will host the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games. Over the years, there have been some awesome opening ceremonies including the last Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. For me, last year’s ceremony in Vancouver, British Columbia was amazing and has a special place in the heart of every Canadian. However, recently I watched the 1992 Barcelona Olympic opening on YouTube, and I think I have found a new favourite, as should every archer.

Check it out the entire 1992 opening ceremonies in HD.

Good luck to all athletes and a special cheer to both Crispin Duenas of Ontario and Marie-Pier Beaudet of Quebec as they compete in archery and attempt to bring home the first Olympic archery medal in Canadian history. All of Canada is pulling for you.

GO CANADA GO.

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Out of the Shadows

Yahoo has an article about Archery in the spotlight in time for the London 2012 Olympics thanks to the success of the “Hunger Games”.

Two-time Olympian Jennifer Nichols’ eyes light up with she talks about her sport finally climbing out of the shadows.

“The Hunger Games” has shined a bright light on the ancient sport of archery and fueled interest across the country in picking up a bow and arrow…

Read the entire Yahoo article here.

London 2012 – Archery Guide

Check out this article published by The Telegraph in the United Kingdom. It provides an overview of Olympic archery including Tactics and Techniques. It also has a very nice introduction to archery video by 5 time Great Britain Olympian, Alison Williamson.

A sport’s guide to the archery event at the London 2012 Olympics.