Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

sábado, 6 de agosto de 2016

Río de Janeiro 2016, Olympic Games in Brazil

Río is over and here are some activities to do:

>>>   News Review  >>  Brazil wins a gold medal in athletics  (BBC Learning English) 

>>>   LINGOHACK  >>>



Spanish flag on a flag pole gif animation
BREAKING NEWS   >>>  three more medals for Spain (17 medals in total so far):


  • Spain Men's basketball national team defeats Australia in an incredible match and get the bronze medal. Our golden generation will never disappoint us!!!!

  • A bronze medal for Coloma in mountain bike event.

  • Spanish rhythmic gymnasts get the silver medal among olé cries and guitar playing!!!


This is no country for men, IT BELONGS TO WOMEN, INDEED!!!


Ruth Beitia wins the seventh gold medal for Spain in women's high jump (read the report)   (watch the jump)


The latest from Río




Two more medals for Spain (13 medals in total): INCREDIBLE historical SILVER MEDAL for women's basketball national team (Congratulations for being so competitive!!!!) >> watch this and bronze medal for Saúl Craviotto in the k-1 200 metre event.


INCREDIBLE   >>>>>  Carolina Marin, the young lady from Huelva, wins the sixth gold medal in badminton!!!! (some images)




Another gold medal for Spain (the fifth one)  >>>  Saúl Craviotto and Cristian Toro in K-2 200 metre canoe sprint (watch the race)


Two more medals for Spain in Taekwondo: silver medal for Eva Calvo and bronze medal for Joel González (video)

Our men's basketball national team will fight for the bronze medal  (watch summary) and our Women's national team in basketball will be in the final fighting for the GOLD medal against the USA in the Olympic Games in Río after defeating Serbia in the semi-finals!!! GOOD LUCK!

The New Spain has brought us the fourth gold medal and the first silver medal, that is, the seventh medal in total for Spain >>> Marcus Cooper Walz, the canoeist born in Oxford whose father is English and whose mother is German, from Majorca wins the gold medal in K-1 1000 metres event (watch the event) & Orlando Ortega, Cuban-born, won the silver medal in 110 hurdles event (watch the event). 



And now the 110 hurdle race:



Fifth medal for Spain  >>  Marc López & Rafael Nadal wins the third gold medal for Spain in the men's doubles in tennis, the first one for our Spanish men!!!


  "A gold medal and with one of my best friends is just unforgettable", said Nadal after the match.


Fourth medal for Spain  >>>  Lydia Valentin wins the bronze medal in weightlifting!!!


Second gold medal for Spain (third overall) >>> Maialen Chourraut in canoe slalom!!! (Watch the race)

Our Golden Girl (Mireia Belmonte once again), the first gold medal for Spain!!!! in 200m butterfly

Watch the race and enjoy it!!!!

Mireia Belmonte wins first Spanish medal of Rio 2016 (Marca)

First medal for Spain: Mireia Belmonte wins the bronze medal in Women's 400m Individual Medley (estilo libre)


However, what does 'medley' originally mean? And what's the Spanish for 'heat'?


Tip: Make a glossary with all the words you learn in English related to the Olympic Games. (I'll do one myself for you in my site)


What time is it right now in Rio? Remember that they are five hours behind Spain.


RIO 2016 - official website   

Problems we may find during these Olympic Games:


 Nadal, the stand bearer for Spain. How happy he looks after his big disappointment for not being able to it in the last Olympic Games in London.

Some articles to read:

Murray (gold medal in London and Río), the stand bearer for the United Kingdom.


Michael Phelps, the stand bearer for the United States

Michael Phelps selected as U.S. flag bearer for Rio Olympics (CNN)

The Shark from Baltimore is back and the American mermaid in Rio: Michael Phelps wins 19th Olympic gold, Katie Ledecky breaks record (CNN)

Michael Phelps extends his legacy with two more gold medals at Rio Olympics (The Washington Post)



Michael Phelps ties a 2,160 year-old Olympic record (Marca)



Here's a link to the coverage of the event in the newspaper The Guardian: Rio 2016    


 And don't forget Pau Gasol, our Spanish stand bearer in the previous Olympic Games in London!!!

1 comentario:

  1. The Olympic Games is one of the best competitions in the Sports world. Like every four years, a country host such games. Brazil have been the last in organize. Spain participated in allmost all games, although by surprise she is not to participate in football where she had more chances to get medal.

    Spain got seventeen medals being the majority of gold. They were obtained in swimming (Mireia Belmonte), men's doubles tennis (Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez), canoeing (Maialen Chourraut) and Marcus Walz in men's canoeing, men's doubles canoeing (Saul Cravioto and Cristian Toro), badminton (Carolina Marin) and athletics (Ruth Beitia).

    Many of this medals have been won by woman. Also have won four medals of silver and six medals of bronze. This have been one of the best records of Spain in a Olympic Games and I hope that we can have better result in the next Olympic Games.