The host nation of the next Olympics had a mixed outing in London and is hoping that a surge in spending (700 million dollars) on athletes and facilities will ensure it makes the top 10 medals table in 2016 on home soil in Rio de Janeiro.
The visit of one of the 8000 London 2012 Olympic torches to the Falklands has added to the excitement felt in the Islands for the London Olympics.
Chile is expecting an increase of 30% in the number of cruise vessels calls this coming season with Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas receiving the most, said the country’s Under Secretary for Tourism Jacqueline Plass.
Super-yacht “A” recently paid a visit to Gibraltar joining a list of many famous yachts to call at the Rock. She is owned by Andrey Igorevich Melnichenko, a 40 year old Russian businessman and billionaire who was born in Belarus.
Organisers fought to quell growing public outrage over empty seats across venues at the London Olympic Games where China has laid down an early marker with a world record win in the pool and a commanding early lead in the medals table.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth declared the London Olympics open after playing a cameo role in a dizzying ceremony designed to highlight the grandeur and eccentricities of the nation that invented modern sport.
Falkland Islands residents were able to get into the swing of the lead up to the Olympics this week when one of 8,000 Olympic torch bearers, Commonwealth Games badminton gold medallist Rebecca Pantaney (36) carried a torch to the Islands.
Benjamin Hockin in the 2008 Beijing Olympics was part of the British team, now however he will be the standard-bearer for Paraguay in Friday’s London summer games opening and convinced he will receive an even greater support.
The Olympic Games in London took off with a blooper that delayed a women’s football match and the ousting of a Greek athlete for tweeting racist remarks. It all started in Glasgow where the North Korean women's football team has walked off the pitch after their images were shown on a screen beside a South Korean flag.
The British media have turned their eyes on Argentina which has decided not to send its president to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, considered a diplomatic snub to Britain at a time of growing tensions over the Falkland Islands.