It has been a very successful weekend for many countries at the Beijing Olympics, especially for Jamaica, which has proved to have they fastest athletes in the world. The 100 meter sprint for men and woman was dominated by the Jamaican contenders, securing four medals in two events. With world records broken and great achievements being reached, it was a thrilling weekend for sport at the Beijing Olympics.
When China got the bill to host the 2008 Olympic Games, few people could have imagined the amazing spectacle that would unfold at the “Bird’s Nest” stadium in Beijing in honor of the event. The opening ceremony, which took place on Friday night (August 8), has absolutely stunned the world.
A French train with a 25,000-horsepower engine and special wheels broke the world speed record Tuesday 4th of April 2007. The record attempt took place on a track between Paris and the eastern city of Strasbourg. Reaching a top speed of 357.2 mph (574.8 kph) the bullet train cruised through the countryside to the amazement of clapping and cheering spectators. The train travelled almost as fast as a World War II Spitfire fighter at top speed as the train zoomed underneath bridges and across the French countryside.