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Golden Stars

The winning and losing athletes, support teams and journalists
have all returned home after witnessing a spectacular
Olympics. Choosing Rio as the venue for the first South
American games was seen as a gamble by some, but it turned
out the Brazilians were great hosts and really united behind
these Games. They turned this unique competition into a
party for everybody. Yes there were imperfections, but the
officials say that more than half of the world's population
consumed the Games in some way and that is only set to rise
looking to Tokyo in 2020. The inspiration and motivation to
achieve lifetime bests and gold medals lasts for a lot longer
than the few days the Olympics is actually staged for. This is
perfectly demonstrated by individuals such as athletes from
the track such as Michael Johnson, Kelly Holmes and
Tanni Grey-Thompson. Along with Nadia Comaneci from
the gymnastics arena and Katherine Grainger and Tim
Foster from rowing, they all show the grit, determination and
dedication necessary to achieve world-class performances,
and how to translate these qualities into the business world. n

Bruce Dickinson Relaunches
African Airline

Fourteen years after it shut down operations, one of Africa’s oldest
airlines, Air Djibouti, has re-launched. It partially relaunched last year
with a cargo only service, but now is handling passengers as well.
Bruce Dickinson, entrepreneur and lead singer of Iron Maiden,
owns Cardiff Aviation, the company which will manage the airline.
Bruce piloted the plane from Cardiff (home of Cardiff Aviation) to
Djibouti on Thursday 11th August, confirming Djibouti’s position as a
business and transport hub. The launch of operations for Air Djibouti
should prove Cardiff Aviation’s ‘airline in a box’ concept, which
Dickinson believes is a key operating model for other African and
Southeast Asian nations as well. Cardiff Aviation is also interested
in two or three other opportunities, which may come to fruition in the
foreseeable future. n

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