March 8th, the International Women’s Day: the day when almost half the world celebrates the other half. This is the day, when most men make it a point to shower love, respect and thanks to the women in the family and at workplace.
Though it has taken centuries for the obvious bit of wisdom that women are as good as men and men are as good as women to hit us on the head and though it’s still a man’s world for lots of women, life is distinctly better for more women today. That’s what we must all be proud of and cheer and why women’s day is a great day for the world. And, certainly sportswomen round the world have struck many blows for women’s cause, with their brilliant performances. As there’re millions of sportswomen round the world it’s not possible to list all their achievements. Still let’s salute nine of them.
Saina Nehwal: is the only Indian to have ever won an Olympic Badminton medal (a bronze at London Olympics 2012. She held top world ranking at No. 2 from December 2010 to July 2013 and has 12 career titles to her credit.
This year’s grandest show on snow, the XXII winter Olympics unfolds on the Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi, Russia between February 7 and 23. The peal of laughter and screams of winners, stars and fans will echo round the Mountain Cluster. What are the thrills, successes (and of course losers’ tears too) at this once-in-four-year spectacle?
First Time in Russia:
The XXII edition (22nd edition) of the Winter Olympics, a £30billion extravaganza will be celebrated in Sochi on the Black Sea coast and this is Russia’s first shot at hosting the world’s most dazzling winter sports. 2871 athletes are set to have a crack at medals in the 15 winter sport-disciplines spanning 98 events. Luge, Alpine skiing, Cross-country skiing, Snowboarding, Figure skating are some of the eye-catching events.
On behalf of team PlayGroundOnline, I wish you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous new year – 2014! Hope this new year brings you loads of happiness, success in your pursuits and a healthy life.
I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for the support you extended to us. Without which, our achievements over the past 12 months would not have been possible. A BIG THANK YOU!
We are very excited about the coming year and have big plans lined up. We noticed that quite a few of you have been logging in from your mobile devices. That led us to create a mobile version of our website, which will be launched shortly, which will make it easier for you to browse and order on your hand-held devices. We are going to focus a little more on categories like Fitness, Outdoor Activities, Cycling, Running…
We also have plans to create more value-added content which will help to increase your knowledge of various sports activities and in making the purchasing decisions easier and well-informed.
We had some serious fulfillment issues this December due to the warehouse move. These delivery delays must have caused some inconvenience to you. Our heartfelt apologies for this. Our resources were stretched quite a bit and we struggled for a few weeks. I sincerely thank you for your support during this difficult period. Now we are back to normal and we will strive to achieve higher levels of service.
We offer you a special additional discount of 14% on already discounted prices (use promo code NY2014) welcoming the year 2014.
Wishing you all a great new year ahead.