HELICOPTER CRASHES IN CENTRAL LONDON, 2 KILLED

A helicopter crashed into a construction crane atop a new luxury residential building in thick London fog Wednesday, killing the pilot and another person and sparking a line of flames as it plunged to the ground. Thirteen others were injured in the crash that took place at the height of the morning rush hour in… [Continue Reading]

OLYMPICS: WHY AFRICAN ATHLETES FELL BY THE WAYSIDE

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) — Two weeks ago I visited the Africa Village at London’s Kensington Gardens, to appear on a radio show being broadcast from there. After the interview, I lingered, wandering around the national stands, savoring the Nigerian hip-hop that blared from the speakers. I stood in line to receive an inscription — carefully… [Continue Reading]

VIDEO: USAIN BOLT MAKES THIS YOUNG MAN’S DREAM COME TRUE…SO COOL!

Usain Bolt shows why he is such a great champion. Usain makes this young man’s dream come true right before he goes on to make history, becoming the first man in history to win both the 100m and 200m races in back-to-back Olympic games. The dude can’t stop smilling. Check out the video. USAIN BOLT MAKES… [Continue Reading]

BRITISH COURT CONVICTS PAKISTANI PARENTS IN ‘HONOR KILLING’ OF THEIR DAUGHTER

The parents of a 17-year-old girl will spend at least 25 years in a British prison for the death of their daughter after the couple’s conviction Friday for killing her over her desire to live a Westernized lifestyle and become an attorney, a court spokeswoman said Friday. Chester Crown Court Judge Roderick Evans sentenced Iftikhar… [Continue Reading]

OSCAR PISTORIUS, BLADE RUNNER, MAKES HISTORIC OLYMPIC DEBUT

Oscar Pistorius, a South African double-amputee nicknamed the “Blade Runner,” made an unprecedented Olympic debut Saturday, finishing second in his 400-meter qualifying heat. With a time of 45.44 seconds, Pistorius qualified for Sunday’s semifinals. The runner’s legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old because of a bone defect. He runs… [Continue Reading]

7 AWESOME OLYMPICS CAMPIGNS TO INSPIRE YOUR MARKETING

We’re knee deep in 2012 Summer Olympics coverage, and billions of eyes from around the world are watching athletes attempt to break records and bring home the gold. Hmmm … seems like a perfect opportunity for marketers, no? Some companies have already jumped on the Olympics bandwagon, leveraging its popularity for their own campaigns. And… [Continue Reading]

MARIA FOWLER, THE DUMBEST GIRL IN THE WORLD!!

There are sometimes occasions when it is  safer to Google something before posing a question on Twitter. And Maria Fowler found herself caught out  rather when she posted an innocent question last night. During the Olympics opening ceremony, the  25-year-old tweeted: ‘Ahhh wish I was there so bad. Muhammad Ali. No disrespect  though but why… [Continue Reading]

RYAN LOCHTE BEATS MICHAEL PHELPS TO WIN FIRST USA GOLD MEDAL

Ryan Lochte captured the United States’ first gold medal of the 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday, soundly defeating rival swimming great Michael Phelps in a highly anticipated men’s 400-meter individual medley, while China blazed past its rivals throughout the day to secure a Games-best four gold medals. Brazil’s Thiago Pereira secured silver in the individual… [Continue Reading]

GABRIELLE DOUGLAS, BLACK FEMALE GYMNAST SET TO FLY HIGH IN LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS

Aptly nicknamed “Flying Squirrel,” 16-year-old gymnast Gabrielle Douglas defies gravity, a feat that might make Olympic history at this summer’s games. If the young athlete qualifies at the U.S. Olympic trials on June 28 through July 1, she will join the ranks of other African-American Olympic gymnasts, including Dominique Dawes and Betty Okino, who won,… [Continue Reading]

JOHN OROZCO, BLACK MALE GYMNAST READY TO GRAB GOLD AT LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS

John Orozco won his first medal in gymnastics when he was 9. But he didn’t hold onto that medal for long, giving it to another boy in the competition who was in tears after being teased for a bad performance. “He walked over to the kid that they were making fun of, and he said,… [Continue Reading]

LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS OPENS WITH SPECTACULAR CEREMONY

Seven promising young British athletes lit the Olympic cauldron early Saturday, capping the Games’ festive opening ceremony in east London. The torch, which minutes earlier had been on a boat driven by football star David Beckham down the River Thames, had been carried into the stadium by five-time Olympic gold medalist Steve Redgrave. The retired… [Continue Reading]

11 YEAR OLD BOY FROM MANCHESTER HOPS ON A PLANE TO ROME WITH NO TICKET OR PASSPORT

Many kids manage to slip away from their parents in shopping centers during summer vacations, but an 11-year-old boy from Manchester, England, got farther away than most this week. He went to Manchester Airport, snuck past passport control and boarding pass checks, went though a metal detector and was on a plane halfway to Rome… [Continue Reading]

KNEE INJURY FORCES RAFAEL NADAL TO WITHDRAW FROM LONDON OLYMPICS 2012

Reigning Olympic champion Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw from the London 2012 Olympics due to ongoing knee problems. Nadal, gold medallist four years ago in Beijing admitted he was “not in the right physical condition to compete” and that he had to “think about Spanish sport.” The world number two, who was due… [Continue Reading]

TYSON GAY READY FOR LONDON OLYMPICS TRACK & FIELD WITH 100M WIN

Tyson Gay tuned up for his Olympic showdown with Jamaican stars Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake with victory over 100m in the Diamond League meeting in London Friday. In three weeks time just across the British capital, the American will be hoping to cross the line first again in the 100m final, but will be… [Continue Reading]

MARIA SHARAPOVA, FIRST FEMALE RUSSIAN FLAG-BEARER AT THE OLYMPICS #MAKINGHISTORY

Tennis star Maria Sharapova has been handed the honor of becoming the first woman to carry Russia’s flag at the opening ceremony of an Olympic Games. The 25-year-old will be competing in her first Olympics at London 2012, where she will play in the women’s singles tournament. “I wasn’t aware that I am the first… [Continue Reading]

IT’S HARD OUT THERE FOR A PIMP: BARCLAY’S EX-BOSS BOB DIAMOND GIVES UP $31 MILLION IN BONUSES

This is some serious perspective people. While many people are worrying about how to put the next meal on their table, Bob Diamond, the ex-boss of Barclay’s Bank in London walks away from $31 million in bonuses. Yes, I said $31 million dollars: not 31 thousand or 301 thousand or 3.1 million, but $31 million. That is some serious… [Continue Reading]

NIGERIAN BASKETBALL TEAM QUALIFIES FOR FIRST OLYMPICS IN LONDON 2012

Nigerian will make their Olympic basketball debut in London after beating the Dominican Republic 88-73 in the decisive qualifier on Sunday. Having arrived in Venezuela as complete underdogs in the 12-team tournament offering three London berths, Nigeria completed their memorable campaign with a resounding victory over the Dominicans – another surprise package. Apart from the west African… [Continue Reading]

JENEBA TARMOH: I’M NOT GOING TO RUN IN RUNOFF

It will be remembered as the most anticipated race never run. The runoff that turned into a walk away to conclude the US track trials. Jeneba Tarmoh conceded the final Olympic spot in the 100 meters rather than meet training partner Allyson Felix at the starting line to break a third-place tie. She notified USA… [Continue Reading]

RYAN LOCHTE: THE MAKING OF AN OLYMPIC SEX SYMBOL

I worked on a fashion editorial with Ryan Lochte a little while back, which featured 6 athletes representing their individual sports. I represented for boxing and he did for swimming. Ryan has since then blown up in the sports branding realm and with his recent defeat of Michael Phelps, the sky is the limit. Looks… [Continue Reading]

WIMBLEDON 2012: ROGER FEDERER GOES FOR 7th TITLE AND FANS CAMP OUT TO WATCH

As Wimbledon 2012 sets to tip off at 6:30 am on June 25, Roger Federer has got his eyes on the prize. Roger Federer’s latest is a record equaling seventh Wimbledon title. His love affair with Wimbledon has lasted nearly a decade and it has got to the stage that one of the things he looks forward… [Continue Reading]

MANY UK OLYMPIC MEDAL HOPEFULS ARE NIGERIAN!! WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS?

I’m always interested in articles that discuss the performance of older athletes, whether they are Nigerian or not. The athlete in question has a very Nigerian name, so I looked closer. The first paragraph of the article read “Phillips Idowu, one of Britain’s best Olympic medal hopes, has withdrawn from the UK trials in Birmingham… [Continue Reading]

MICHAEL PHELPS IS GOING FOR A WORLD RECORD OF 10 GOLD MEDALS

Michael Phelps may be looking to one-up himself. The decorated swimmer has entered himself into seven individual events for the USA Olympic Swimming trials, and if he manages to qualify for all of them, and participates in all three team medleys, he could set himself up to take away 10 medals in this year’s London… [Continue Reading]

MY NEW PICTURE ON THE SET OF THE BMW OLYMPICS 2012 COMMERCIAL SHOOT

It was finally time to get on set to shoot my BMW scene. They told me that they don’t allow cameras on set because they don’t want any leaks, but I was able to sneak in this picture. I look like I’m ready to rumble!! I’m having a blast!!!! Keep an euye out for it…. [Continue Reading]

I JUST ARRIVED ON SET FOR THE BMW COMMERCIAL SHOOT FOR THE OLYMPICS

I got a call last week, informing me that I booked a BMW commercial for the London 2012 Olympics. This is going to be hot!!! I just arrived on the set for the shoot. I’m going to be boxing. Stay tuned for more pictures.     Posted by Ngo Okafor The most downloaded black male… [Continue Reading]

FIRST SERENA, NOW BIG SISTER VENUS WILLIAMS OUT AT THE FRENCH OPEN

Nooooooo!!! First, it was Serena who lost a few days ago in the first round of the French Open Tennis tournament, now, big sister Venus is out as well. This sucks…for me anyway. Read more: Venus out of Paris, into London: With Venus Williams’ 6-2, 6-3 second-round loss to Agnieszka Radwanska on Wednesday and her sister… [Continue Reading]

LONDON’S SCOTLAND YARD OFFICERS TOOK BRIBES FROM CORRUPT NIGERIAN POLITICIAN

Everybody complains about Nigeria and how bad the corruption, on several levels is. Fortunately…..or unfortunately, there is now news about London getting in on the spoils of corruption and bribery. When it comes to the problem of bribery, Great Britain is no different from Nigeria. It is alleged that Scotland Yard officers took bribes from former… [Continue Reading]

ROBIN GIBBS OF THE BEE GEES DIES AT 62 AFTER A LONG BATTLE WITH CANCER

Who doesn’t remember John Travolta strutting down street in ‘Saturday Night Fever’?I remember listening to the Bee Gees as a kid. The music was amazing. The second that looped disco beat starts up and the infectious riff begins to strut you’re transported to a decade where flares, big chains and silk shirts open to the… [Continue Reading]

DAVID BECKHAM TO CARRY LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC TORCH FROM GREECE TO UK

There is a lot of excitement in the air in Greece this morning. I should say that there are a lot of excited women in Greece this morning. They are not excited because of their suffering economy. They are not excited about because of the austerity measures in their country. They are excited because David… [Continue Reading]

FIRST AMERICAN FEMALE BOXER QUALIFIES FOR LONDON OLYMPICS 2012

Female boxing will be introduced to the Olympic games for the first time ever at the London 2012 Olympics. I always why that was? I guess many people do not want to see women fighting. There are so many great female fighters in the world and I’m happy that these girls will be able to… [Continue Reading]

BLESSING OKAGBARE – NIGERIAN PRIDE: SPOTLIGHT ON NIGERIAN ATHLETES FOR LONDON 2012

As you may know, I am shining a spotlight on the Nigerians who will be representing us at the London 2012 Olympic games. The focus today is on Blessing Okagbare. Blessing Okagbare was born on October 9th, 1988 in Sapele, Delta State in Nigeria. Blessing is a Nigerian long and triple jumper and short sprinter. Blessing is an African record holder and champion… [Continue Reading]