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Electronics that will help you enjoy the London 2012 Olympics!

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

The London 2012 Olympics are just around the corner.  You may be ready to root for your favorite athlete or cheer for your native country, but do you have what you need to fully experience the sights and sounds of the Olympics?  At Abt Electronics, we’ve put together a list of some of the must-haves to immerse yourself in this incredible event.  Below are just a few of the electronics you will need to soak up every second of Olympic fun!

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Abt Honored to Be Part of London Olympics Torch Run

Monday, July 9th, 2012

The Summer Olympics in London is fast approaching.  As of this blog post, there are 18 days left when the world sends their best athletes to compete in a host of athletic endeavors.  As with tradition, the running of the torch is making its way closer and closer to its destination, and just the other day Abt Electronic’s very own Mike Abt was one of the lucky few who got to run with the torch.

LOCOG/Press Association Images

Mike Abt was the third torch bearer of the day and he ran 300 meters, smiling all the way.  ”The experience brings everyone together for the common good,” said Mike Abt.  ”It is powerful to be on planet Earth with 7 billion people and to be the one human carrying the flame .  Everyone wanted a picture with the torch and me.”

The Olympic torch has been a tradition in the Olympic games since the beginning of the games themselves.  When it’s time to start a new torch relay, a very precise ritual for the lighting of the flame is lit from the sun’s rays at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, in a traditional ceremony among the ruins of the home of the ancient Games.   After a short relay around Greece, the Flame is handed over to the new Host City at another ceremony in the Panathenaiko stadium in Athens.

Abt is honored to be a part of the Olympic Games thanks to our partnership with Samsung, an official sponsor of the London Olympic Games.  For a look at more pictures, check out Abt’s Facebook Photo Album.  Great Job Mike!