Olympic trivia…

After that incredible weekend, and more excitement still to come, I’m sticking with my Olympic theme today, with some quirky facts courtesy of The Mirror. There have been a variety of weird and wonderful Olympic mascots over the years, the 2012 ones being no...

It’s all Greek to me…

Looking for inspiration for today’s blog post, my thoughts naturally turned to the Olympics and a quick Google search later (aren’t the current Google doodles lovely?) brought me to a rather splendid little Greek language quiz on the BBC website. The word...

How to avoid the ‘oops’ factor…

The activities surrounding the 2012 Olympics have brought into sharp focus how careful we must be when dealing with international cultures. Yesterday’s embarrassing mistake with the North Korean football team and South Korean flag has proved how important it is to...

Around the world in 204 poems…

We are trying to help a production team working for BBC radio on a project for the Olympic Games. Their plan is to have someone from every country participating in the Olympic Games read a poem and give a brief interview about their country. The poems will sometimes...