Thursday, August 23, 2012

Going for Gold!

On August 12th, millions all over the globe watched the star-studded closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. During the preceding weeks, we watched as over 10,000 of the world’s best athletes gave their all for a shot at gold medal glory. It was a spectacular Olympic Games – even West Des Moines, IA resident Gabby Douglas wowed us and brought home some Olympic Gold. Go Gabby! The spirit of the Games is that these athletes can showcase their potential – their prowess. 

Also on August 12th (in front of 10 Downing Street), Prime Minister David Cameron and Vice President Michel Temer of Brazil (host country for the next Summer Olympics) challenged global leaders to step up efforts to improve nutrition and reduce the rate of stunting among the world’s poorest children before the next Summer Olympics in 2016. That is, help the world’s poorest children realize and achieve their potential – building on the movement started at the G8 Summit.

The Global Hunger Event will help to strengthen these commitments by identifying pioneering new ways of working to tackle malnutrition and bringing in new champions to support the global food movement. Among its supporters is Olympic Gold Medalist Mo Farah, dubbed “the world’s fastest man” who is featured in the quick video below. There is also another unlisted video here.

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