The summer games have all the elements of a great story—power, drama, intrigue, and the key moment when one team rises above the rest and is dressed in gold. I guess I can’t help but love the games -- and as a professional communicator, I can’t resist a great story.
I have always loved watching the Olympic games for so many reasons. To begin with, the Opening Ceremonies with the pageantry of the parade of nations is unparalleled. For me, that means pride at cheering my parents’ Brazil and Hungary teams, then the USA team, of course. Then there are
“Faster, Higher, Stronger” is the Olympic motto. In a Keynote Lunch presentation at SAS Global Forum, Tim Patrick, Director of Enterprise Applications for the United States Olympic Committee, explained how technology, data analysis and visualization are helping fulfill that mission. After a successful showing at the Vancouver games, Patrick and
17 days ago, I posted Olympic inspiration for marketers and in it I shared a few good lessons for marketers from the Games. With a long-term focus, discipline, results orientation and teamwork, all sorts of victories are possible - for both athletes and marketers. Those same lessons have been validated
Streaming video has been available on mobile devices for several years, but the London Olympics are the first truly worldwide use of wireless networks to stream video to millions of consumers, including me. It is not a substitute for watching on an HDTV, but is great for having a look
Everyone in the world has their attention turned towards the Olympics this week, so what better topic to tie in to a SAS/GRAPH blog than that?!?! I had seen a graph on the guardian website that I thought was interesting, so I decided to try to create my own (slightly different)
The opening ceremonies for the 2012 summer Olympic Games in London, England are about to start and I could not be more thrilled. The Olympics are the pinnacle in the world of sports and the opening ceremonies are a phenomenal opportunity for people all over the world to burst with pride as
My Brush With Glory The 2012 Summer [quadrennial international sporting event that isn't the World Cup] in London is just around the corner, and it's sure to be an exciting time for all. I had the good fortune to be living in the great state of Utah during the 2002 Winter [quadrennial international sporting event that