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Amazing Olympians giveaway

Have you and your family been inspired by the Olympics? My children are too young to understand what’s going on but we’ve been busy visiting Olympic-themed exhibitions, seen the Torch Relay pass by the end of our road, been to the Olympic Park and cheered on the synchronised swimming at the Aquatics Centre, baked Olympic cupcakes and even visited a gold post box. I hope by blogging and scrapbooking these things the children will have memories that will inspire them as they grow up.

A fascinating new range of multi-media textbooks for iPad from The Amazing People Club aims to help young people understand the history of the Games. Three new interactive titles are launching in Apple’s iBookStore later this month that will introduce and celebrate some of the most amazing people through Olympic history.

Amazing Olympians

These interactive textbooks feature amazing photos from Olympics past, as well as interactive quizzes and audio stories that offer unique insights on the Games. In addition to this, avatar software features throughout and enables students to come “face to face” with characters including Socrates in Ancient Greece talking about the first Olympic Games, Oscar Swahn, the oldest Olympian who competed in the Antwerp Games at the age of 72 and Jesse Owens who broke racial barriers and records when he took 4 gold medals at the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936.


I can offer 2 sets of 3 ibooks (Amazing Olympic Stories 1 & 2 and Amazing People of London) to two lucky readers of the gingerbread house. Please note these are books for iPad (iBooks) only.

To enter simply tell me the name of your favourite Olympian in a comment below.

For an extra entry tell others about the competition using the Retweet button below or tweet this message: I want to win and learn more about the Olympics with @gingerbread_mum

For a final entry subscribe to the gingerbread house or follow me via Networked Blogs. I have some exciting competitions coming up and I would hate for you to miss out!

The Rules:

The competition closes at 8pm on August 19th and is open to UK residents only. The two winners will be selected at random and contacted using the email address or twitter name supplied. If either of the winner does not reply within 3 days the competition will be redrawn. Good luck! The winners’ names will be announced on this blog post and the prize will be sent out directly to the winner from the PR company.


***** The winners are Sarah Clegg and Jamie *****

  • olivia kirby
    August 10, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    My son would love these for our newly acquired iPad3!! I love Jess Ennis. A true heroine in my mind.

  • olivia kirby
    August 10, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Hi! i have tweeted as @olivia280177

  • olivia kirby
    August 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    i subscribe by email xx

  • Martin Johnson
    August 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    It has to be MO. He just shows what putting in the time and the hard work can help you to achieve and to put it all together he is just an all round great guy. Hope he becomes a true legend.

  • Melanie
    August 11, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Usain Bolt has been my favourite Olympian this time round, along with Mo Farah! Both amazing xx

  • Jenny
    August 12, 2012 at 7:52 am

    It has to be ‘The Mo’!

  • Pauline Hill
    August 12, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Usain Bolt the BEST

  • Alfie Davidson
    August 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Daley Thomson – a true trail blazer and a genuine Olympic great. If he had been a sportsman in the modern era he would surely be Lord Thompson with all manner of other decorations

  • marcus
    August 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Usain Bolt was great

  • Nathalie Taylor
    August 12, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Chris Hoy – but I think all of team GB have been fantastic and a real inspiration to watch.

  • Nathalie Taylor
    August 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Have tweeted and following on Google+ xxx

  • Frances hopkins
    August 12, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Got to be Mo!!!

  • Julie Picton
    August 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Usain Bolt

  • Dee Johnson
    August 13, 2012 at 10:47 am

    My Fave has to be Usain Bolt, he seems to be a great guy. Watching how he is with people during the Olympics and his fun loving way playing up to the camera. He really made it entertaining and fun to watch. I have noticed a few more olympians have started to play up to the cameras too which is fun

  • Laura C. Martin
    August 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Fabulous Olympics, was totally absorbed in it all. My favourite Olympian must be my countryman Sir Chris Hoy, not only a talented athlete but a thoroughly nice man.

  • victoriab
    August 13, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Yohan Blake

  • Solange
    August 16, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Mo Farrah

  • Dan Caldon
    August 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Sir Steve Redgrave. To win 5 golds at successive Olympics is an outstanding achievement

  • shirley Giles
    August 18, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Jessica Ennis, a great perfomance and a great personality

  • Andrea McGlashan
    August 18, 2012 at 9:04 am

    It’s got to be Usain Bolt – what a character!! x

  • Rachel Hartwell
    August 18, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Usain Bolt…he’s fab

  • Laura Costello
    August 18, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Usain bolt now doubt!

  • Jamie
    August 18, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I would say Dominic King – in the 50KM Race Walk.
    This is because he came 51 (last) he could have just dropped out, but you could tell he was going to finish it no matter where he came.

  • Jamie
    August 18, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Tweeted “I want to win and learn more about the Olympics with @gingerbread_mum
    @Jamiecomps 🙂

  • Laura Costello
    August 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm


  • Laura Costello
    August 18, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Following blog x

  • Sue Robinson
    August 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Mo Farah is amazing and seems like a genuinely nice man

  • Sue Robinson
    August 18, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Tweeted @srobbo71

  • Sue Robinson
    August 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Followed via network blogs srobbo71

  • Bernie
    August 19, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Jess Ennis for the range of sports events she excels at – wonderful girl and great role model to youngsters everywhere. Tweeting as @worriedmum46

  • Alice Jenkins
    August 19, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Jessica Ennis is amazing!

  • hali brandreth
    August 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    usain bolt!

  • sarah clegg
    August 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    has to be Daley Thomson 🙂

  • sarah clegg
    August 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    tweeted as sarahclegg2 xx

  • sarah clegg
    August 19, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    follow on nb as sarah-subscribed as j-lo.ass

  • Alisa
    August 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Sir Steve Redgrave