06.30.16

Olympic Impact on the 2018 Games

Posted in 2018 Games, My Thoughts, Olympics, Rio 2016, Summer Olympic Games at 4:32 pm by Thomas

The Olympics generate lots of news both good and bad that can have all sorts of down stream effects on events coming afterwards.  Now to what effect all the negative press for the Rio 2016 Olympics is having on Bromont’s work in preparing for the 2018 World Equestrian Games, no one can say for sure but you will find no one that would say its having no effect because it shows the perils of hosting Global events and certainly provides ample ammunition to Bromont and WEG’s detractors.

With all that said I am still cautiously hopeful that the 2018 Games will be successful and that Kentucky will pursue and land the 2022 or more likely now the 2026 Games.  I say that last part because I very much suspect that there are significant powers looking to get the Games down under in Australia or back to Europe and our current political situations make it unlikely that we will even pursue a 2022 bid.  I would certainly love to see us go for and get the 2022 Games, BUT, and I put that in caps because I feel its a big but, I have to be a realist and pursuing the 2022 Games might not be in the best interest of Kentucky because the odds maybe already stacked against us and we would be spending resources that would be better saved for the 2026 bid which I really feel will have to be a do or die kind of effort.

Next month I will have more on what I feel the plan should be to get the Games back to Kentucky!

Kentucky Colonel
Thomas P. Demond
KyWEGO®

06.23.11

Olympic Day 2011

Posted in Olympics at 8:53 am by Thomas

Olympic Day 2011

Olympic Day - June 23, 2011

Thank you for your interest in 2011 Olympic Day!

Olympic Day, held annually on June 23, is celebrated by thousands of people in more than 160 countries.  Commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic Games, Olympic Day is not only a celebration, but an international effort to promote fitness and well-being in addition to Olympic ideals of Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship.

From June 17-26, 2011, communities across the United States will celebrate Olympic Day through educational programming and other activities.

To accomplish this, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) has designed a tool kit and a turnkey program that will assist communities across the nation in celebrating Olympic Day.  The USOC will work with the nearly 10,000 Olympians and Paralympians currently living in the United States, endeavoring to have an athlete present at each Olympic Day celebration to share their experiences and the role Olympic ideals have played in their lives. If the USOC can accommodate your event, they will assign an account manager to work directly with you to provide assistance in preparing for your event.

Registration for hosting a 2011 Olympic Day event is now closed.

For additional questions or information, please contact the Olympic Day Hotline at 719.866.4535 or OlympicDay@usoc.org.

 

02.18.10

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Medal Count

Posted in Olympics at 10:14 pm by Thomas