Serbian Tennis Stars Could Miss Olympic Buzz

Janko Tipsarevic London 2012 Olympics Team Serbia

Serbia’s tennis stars have arrived in Britain for the London 2012 Olympic Games, but some have voiced concerns that they might be forced to miss Friday’s Opening Ceremony.

Wimbledon 2011 champion Novak Djoković is set to lead his Serbian team mates into the Olympic Stadium on Friday but fellow Serbian tennis star Janko Tipsarević is concerned that travel times and match scheduling could mean that he might not even make the Opening Ceremony.

World-ranked number eight Janko told Wild Rooster: “I want to be there but if I am playing on Sunday at 10am or 11am, I guess I am going to skip it. But I hope that will not be. If I play at a decent time, I will try to attend the ceremony.”

Since arriving on Tuesday, Janko has been disappointed by some arrangements for tennis stars at London 2012.

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Serbian Beauty Has Olympic Gold In Her Sights

Ivana Maksimovic Serbian Olympic Shooter London 2012Shooting might not be the most obvious sport for a young girl to pick up. But when your father is an Olympic medal-winning marksman, your mother is proficient in the sport and even your younger brother knows how to handle a gun, it is really little wonder that you could be driven to take up shooting at an early age. “I started to shoot when I was eleven, my whole family is in the sport,’ Team Serbia Olympic shooter Ivana Maksimović told Wild Rooster. “As a child, I used to play tennis but shooting was, and still is, my first love.

Speaking at the London 2012 Olympic Village, Ivana said: “I grow up in a family where sport is very important. My mum and dad are both shooters, so I heard a lot from them. They showed me what shooting is about. I fell in love with it and now shooting is my life. My younger brother Marko is a shooter too. My whole family is in the sport. But that isn’t all I do, I also like to dance. Shooting is my first love but dancing is my passion.”

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Tattooed Olympians Display Their Pride

Olympic Tattoo ChestThe London 2012 Olympic Games are only a matter of days away. Venues have been unveiled, athletes are set up in the Olympic Village, and London has been spruced up in readiness for the attention of the thousands of excited tourists who have already descended on the capital.

Finally the excitement and anticipation can be released after such a lengthy run up. For the first time, many of the athletes have social media profiles and it is interesting to see how many have taken up the habit of having the Olympic rings tattooed on their bodies.

As a permanent souvenir and recognisable symbol of the ultimate members club, this is a sign that they deserve to carry with honour. These athletes have reached the peak in their discipline. They wear their badge with pride.

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London’s River of Music Welcomes Bosnian Songbird Amira

Amira London BT River of Music AmuletteLondon will come alive to the sound of music from around the world, when hundreds of international musicians take part in the BT River of Music, this weekend. Performers from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania will take to stages at iconic sites along the River Thames as part of the London 2012 Festival.

Trafalgar Square, Somerset House, Battersea Park, the London Pleasure Gardens, the Royal Naval College Greenwich and the Tower of London will all stage concerts on Saturday and Sunday, with established stars such as Scissor Sisters, Beverley Knight, Jools Holland, Baaba Maal, Mariza, Hugh Masekela and Angelique Kidjo among other top names from countries competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games. With tickets costing just £3 (administration fee), thousands of people are expected to attend and discover new music.

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