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Nelson Mandela International Day 2017

Ten Inspirational Quotes of Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela Quotes

Nelson Mandela International Day, also known as Mandela Day, is annually observed on July 18, Mandela’s birthday. It commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on July 18, 2010. However, the first Mandela Day was launched in New York on July 18, 2009, Mandela’s 91st birthday.

Pistorius Qualifies for London Olympics

Amputee sprinter to compete against able-bodied runners

Oscar Pistorius

Double amputee Pistorius clocked 45.07 seconds for the 400 metres in Lignano. He will now become the first amputee sprinter to compete in the track and field world championships in Daegu. Pistorius will be the first Paralympic athlete in prostheses who may compete against able-bodied runners in the London Olympics next year.

Non-official Songs

Non-official Songs for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

Non-official Songs

The non-official song, Oh Africa (Pepsi), is performed by the artist Akon featuring Keri Hilson. The non-official song, Wavin’ Flag (Coca-Cola), is performed by Somalian-born, Canadian-based hip-hop artist K’naan.

Official Anthem and Theme Song

Official Anthem and Theme Song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

Official Anthem and Theme Song

For FIFA World Cup championship, an anthem and a theme song are officially adopted to be used as warm-ups to the event, to accompany the championships during the event and as a souvenir reminder of the events as well as for advertising campaigns leading to the World Cup.

Zakumi Our Favourite Leopard

Official Mascot for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

Official Mascot Zakumi

Official Mascots have come to play a more and more important role in the FIFA World Cup as they represent the fun side of the event. The Official Mascot for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is Zakumi, a leopard, a common animal found in South Africa, with green hair wearing a shirt with the words South Africa 2010.

Africa’s legend – Roger Milla

Memorable image of Italia 90 - Roger Milla's corner flag dance

Roger Milla

The 38-year-old Cameroon striker, Roger Milla’s post-goal wiggle at the corner post became a memorable image of the 1990 World Cup. He sprinted to the corner flag and raised one hand while holding his waist with the other and shook his hips to the sound of the crowd before dropping to his knees in delight!