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Humpback whale underwater

Climate giants – how whales can help save the world

We know that whales, dolphins and porpoises are amazing beings with complex social and family...
Black Sea common dolphins © Elena Gladilina

The dolphin and porpoise casualties of the war in Ukraine

Rare, threatened subspecies of dolphins and porpoises live in the Black Sea along Ukraine's coast....
WDC's Ed Fox, Chris Butler-Stroud and Carla Boreham take a message from the ocean to parliament

Taking a message from the ocean to parliament

It's a sad fact that whales and dolphins don't vote in human elections, but I...
Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

The whale trappers are back with their cruel experiment

Anyone walking past my window might have heard my groan of disbelief at the news...
Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

Botos don't look or live like other dolphins. Flamingo-pink all over with super-skinny snouts and...
Tokitae in captivity

Talking to TUI – will they stop supporting whale and dolphin captivity?

Last Thursday I travelled to Berlin for a long-anticipated meeting with TUI senior executives. I...

Earth Day Q&A with Waipapa Bay Wines’ marketing director, Fran Draper

We've been partnered with Waipapa Bay Wines since 2019 so for this year's Earth Day,...
Orcas at the seabed

The secrets of orca beach life

Rubbing on smooth pebbles is a generations-old cultural tradition for a particular group of orcas...

The Olympic Spirit

Tonight is the Kickstart

of the XXX Summer Olympics in London, England. The first Olympic Games were thought to have taken place in 776 BC in Olympia,

Greece. They were originally

held in honor of Zeus, the Greek god of the sky and thunder. Zeus is also known as the “father of gods and men” and rules over the Olympians on Mount Olympus.

Ancient Greece was composed of city-states, such as Sparta, that competed in various athletic events.  The original games included events such as running, wrestling, long jump, Javelin throw, and discus throw.

The modern Olympic Games include many more events that we are looking forward to watching such as Archery and Badminton.

Everyone has a favorite sport to watch, for some it’s the aquatic sports like the Highdivewhere the athletes spring off the Divingboard and flip and spin before hitting the water.

The swim races are highly anticipated events because the world is waiting to see if Michael Phelps is still the fastest Swimmer. Soccer is another exciting event, watching players from around the world try to score between the Goalposts.

Other favorite competitions to watch are the track and field events because it gets so intense and the athletes do such seemingly inhuman feats.

The Polevault really shows the athletes’ strength and speed. My favorite is Gymnastics. It’s amazing to watch the athletes Cartwheel across the beam,

 

Springboard over the Vault,

 

 

and perform perfect Handstands on the Uneven

 

 

Bars and Highbar.

 

Others in our office can’t wait to cheer on Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh in the beach volleyballevent as they trying to Spikethe ball and score.

In the end we want to see the United States athletes win Medals,

stand up on the podium and watch the Flag

 

 

raised up while The Star Spangled Banner plays.

 

About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.