London Olympics: 12 Athletes With Very Interesting Names

Names have always fascinated me. What do they really mean? Or subtly suggest? If anything. Consider these 12 names carrying the hopes of hundreds of thousands of people around the world at the 2012 London Olympics:

  • Kelsey Titmarsh, Canada, Gymnastics
  • Karen Cockburn, Canada, Trampoline
  • Hope Solo, USA, Soccer
  • Sarah Hammer, USA, Cycling
  • Destinee Hooker, USA, Volleyball
  • Hulk, Brazil, Soccer
  • Storm Uru, New Zealand, Rowing
  • Liam Tancock, Great Britain, Swimming
  • German Sanchez Sanchez, Mexico, Diving
  • Amit Kumar Amit Kumar, India, Wrestling
  • Dong Dong, People’s Republic of China, Trampoline
  • Jack Buttland, Great Britain, Soccer

Did I miss any?

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Obert Madondo

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Obert Madondo is an Ottawa-based independent journalist and progressive political blogger. He's the publisher and editor of The Canadian Progressive.