Photo #1 July 29 - France - Swimming 357 x 615 Alors que Laure Manaudou a été éliminée dès les séries du 100 m dos, avec le 22e temps global, dimanche aux jeux Olympiques de Londres, Céline Goberville a remporté la première médaille française des JO, en tir, en remportant l'argent sur l'épreuv... Photo Eddie Keogh / Reuters
The World Archery Federation (WA, also and formerly known as FITA from the French Fédération Internationale de Tir à l'Arc) is the governing body of the sport of archery. It is based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is composed of 156 national federations and other archery associations, and is recognised by the International Olympic Committee. FITA was founded on 4 September 1931 in Lwow, Poland. Its seven founding member states were France, Czechoslovakia, Sweden, Poland, the United States…
This is a still from the film 'Chariots of Fire', filmed at Woodside Ferry Terminal in Birkenhead, representing ‘Dover Station’, from which the athletes leave for the Olympic Games in France. In fact, much of ‘Paris’in the film 'Chariots of Fire' is actually Merseyside. The ‘British Embassy’ ball, where the Prince of Wales tries to persuade Liddell to run on the Sabbath, is Liverpool Library and Town Hall, and the ‘French café’ is the no-longer-used chapel of the Royal Hospital, Liverpool.
As the sun goes down over one of Britain’s most iconic World Heritage sites, French outdoor alchemists Compagnie Carabosse fan the flames of our imaginations with an elemental Fire Garden to celebrate the London 2012 Festival.