Olympic equestrian

I got a chance to watch London Olympics 2012 this morning. Of course it was just a live satellite tv broadcast. But how i wish i’m in London right now to watch the Olympics live in person. Anyway, as i was saying, i was able to watch the equestrian competition. I admire the players especially the women. They show their strength and skills in riding and leading their horses. I also like their outfit, i read some of them are wearing the tailored sportsman riding apparel.

By the way let me share some trivia:

  • Women first participated in Olympic Eventing at the Helsinki 1952 Games.
  • At the Olympic Games horses must be at least eight-years-old for Dressage and Eventing, and nine-years-old for Jumping.
  • Canada’s Ian Millar won silver in the Team Jumping at the Beijing 2008 Games. The 61-year-old athlete was the oldest medallist at the Beijing 2008 Games.
  • The cross-country course in Eventing is between 5,700 and 6,840m long.
  • Equestrian is the only Olympic sport in which men and women compete against each other on equal terms.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be launched in Berlin on August 29

Samsung has told Reuters that it’ll be launching a “new” Galaxy Note in Berlin on August 29, two days before the European IFA electronics trade fair.

“We plan to unveil the next Galaxy Note at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29,” Samsung flatly told the site, quashing any mystery that surrounded its Berlin-based box social.


I bet it’ll be another large-screened smartphone like the original Note, actually the rumour mill suggests it may come with a screen as large as 5.5 inches. It’ll incorporate some of the features found in Samsung’s flagship Galaxy line as well.