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Half a century of history

Vicky August 9th, 2012

Amongst all this Olympic fever and the ever-increasing numbers of gold medals for Team GB, you may not have noticed that the 6th August 2012 marked 50 years of Jamaican independence, and that the legend that is Usain Bolt emphatically claimed a second successive Olympic victory in the men’s 100 metres on the evening before this notable day.

You might be forgiven for thinking that 2012 is all about the London Olympic Games, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, all things Britannia and oodles of gold medals (come on Sir Chris Hoy!).  However don’t be fooled, as there are plenty more landmark events taking place this year which are contributing to a very special half century of sovereign rule, British culture and of course… skiing! Read the rest of this entry »