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Olympic Gold HubNuggets
London Summer Olympics, 2012
The eyes of the world are focused on London, UK. Proud supporters of teams from around the world are watching as their favorites compete for Olympic gold. Die-hard fans have scraped up ticket money and flocked to England by the thousands, hoping for a ring-side seat when their champion "brings home the gold."
It seems every channel on the TV, every station on the radio, is tuned in to the play-by-play of one or another sporting event. The millions of fans who didn't make it to the Games are glued to screens and headphones, determined to soak in every glorious, thrilling moment of the action.
...and here, at home, on HubPages, all eyes are on the weekly HubNuggets writing contest. The HubNuggets Team has rounded up eighteen stellar hubs, six in each of three categories. These HubNuggets hopefuls have trained hard for this moment - the final test of their writing stamina and ability - this week, they go for (HubNuggets) gold in the winner-take-all HubNuggets Olympic Writing Weekly Competition!
I'm glad this guy's only driving a computer car!
The First Event: Auto Hubs
Jason: Welcome folks - I'm Jason Menayan, and joining me in the booth for the Auto Hubs event are ripplemaker and Maddie Ruud. Well, ladies, our viewers have tuned in just in time for some real excitement!
ripplemaker: Right, you are, Jason! We have a stellar line up in this event, and we can look forward to a really tight competition!
Jason: It's certainly been exciting so far, ripplemaker. Maddie, we've seen a series of incredible upsets in the opening heats - top-seeded contenders were bumped out of the medal running by this amazing bunch of new-comers!
Maddie Ruud: Jason, I believe we're going to see some very skillful writing in this category - these new hubbers are showing their expertise already! We're in for an thrilling ride to the finals.
Jason: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!
Which one of this week's Autos nominees is your favorite?
- 38% The Top 5: Best Inexpensive Sports Cars
- 7% Best Scenic Motorcycle Roads in SoCal
- 29% Nightmare on Auto Repair Street
- 14% How to Sell Your Car Using Craigslist...I Sold Mine in One Day!
- 11% Teaching Your Teen to Be a Safe and Responsible Driver
- 1% Lease or Buy? An Overview to Help With Your Decision
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Autos Nominees
- The Top 5: Best Inexpensive Sports Cars
If you are a young adult looking for a sporty car on a budget, this is the list for you! A rundown of the top 5, as well as a number of "honorable mention" entrants.
- Best Scenic Motorcycle Roads in SoCal
While I was in southern California I made sure to enjoy the time I was there. I ensured that there was not a stretch of road I hadn’t adventured. There is one route in particular, or should I say several roads I turned into what I call “SoCal’s Best”
- How to Sell Your Car Using Craigslist...I Sold Mine in One Day!
This is a glimpse at my Craigslist car selling experience and tips if you want to sell your car in the same way.
Gold Medal for Waste Water Treatment
Technology Writing Event
Simone Smith: Here we are in our second event of this week-long writing competition! Patty Inglish MS is with me on this glorious day, as we take a look at our finalists in the Technology category.
Patty Inglish MS: It certainly is a glorious day, Simone - and a great day for technology! And speaking of technology, Simone, Enelle Lamb is joining us from track-side, through the wonders of HP Insta-cast! Welcome, Enelle.
Enelle Lamb: It's great to be in the heart of the action, Patty and Simone. The nominees are warming up right now, flexing their fingers in preparation for their final heat.
Patty: This is looks like it's shaping up to be another close race, Enelle.
Enelle: Yes, Patty, you can feel the tension in the air as the nominees approach their keyboards.
Patty: Simone, how are these relative newcomers holding up to the pressures of competing at this level?
Simone: I had the opportunity to interview the Swedish judges earlier today, and they all agreed that they've never seen such a high level of "everyday expertise." They, and we, are looking forward to reading some Olympic-class hubs from these new writers! Enelle -
Enelle: The final run for the gold is just about to start, Patty. The nominees are under the Starter's orders, and... they're off!
Which one of this week's Technology nominees is your favorite?
- 24% Ten Best Productivity Apps for iPad
- 6% How to create a simple slideshow using Nero 11.
- 14% Reducing Energy: Saving Money and the Earth
- 28% Malware Protection Programs
- 25% Using the Cloud to Backup all of your Photos, Videos, and Music
- 4% Why should anyone get a tablet? A handy guide for the perplexed
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Technology Nominees
- Reducing Energy: Saving Money and the Earth
This informative piece will have you saving hundreds of dollar while also helping our planet. Use these useful tips to make the difference!
- Using the Cloud to Backup all of your Photos, Videos, and Music
Use the cloud the store your photos, videos, and music. Doing so will keep your files safe in case your phone is lost, stolen, or damaged. Using cloud storage will also increase the storage of your smartphone, so you can take more pictures and vide
Gold Medal Chefs
Gold Medal Finals: Food and Cooking
ladyjane1: Hi! ladyjane1 and RedElf reporting from the Olympic Kitchens. The judges are discussing the delicious entries from the last heat, and we're just waiting for their scores.
RedElf: It's been a tough competition so far, folks. I have been very impressed with this talented bunch of newcomers. Oh - I think the judges are ready - yes, they're putting up their score cards now... It looks like what we expected at this pint in the competition - eights straight across from the Russia, America, France, and Great Britain, and - wait a minute! Look - a perfect ten from the Chinese judge!
ladyjane1: What an upset! The Romanian judge has just posted a ten as well!
RedElf: - and the French judge has re-tasted that last dish, and changed his score! He's just posted a ten, too!
ladyjane1: Let's see if KoffeeKlatch Gals can enlighten us about this unexpected turn of events. Gals, you're right next to the ovens, in the "heat of the battle" you might say. Can you hear any of the judges' comments?
KoffeeKlatch Gals: (mumble, munch, mumble) Marf, mph um furmerph-mumph... (munch, munch) My, but that last entry was yummy! Sorry, ladies! It's anybody's guess at the moment, but it seems that after sampling the last few recipes, the judges have decided to throw out the old ranking system and go strictly by the merits of each individual entry! That's almost unheard of in the entire history of judging this event.
RedElf: Well, it's anybody's game now, folks! Any of these six new finalists stand a good chance to medal in this event!
Which one of this week's Food and Cooking nominees is your favorite?
- 0% Make Your Own Moolatte With 3 Ingredients
- 36% How to forage and why foraging is good for your health
- 13% How to Make Raspberry Wine
- 4% An extravagantly delicious drink--coming to you from the heart of Mexico!
- 20% Homemade Hummus - Oven Roasted Tomato Edition
- 27% BEER BREWING - Step by Step
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Food and Cooking Nominees
- Make Your Own Moolatte With 3 Ingredients
If you have tried and loved Dairy Queen's Moolattes, you must try this recipe. It is fast and easy to do and is a cool refreshing drink for the summertime.
- How to forage and why foraging is good for your health
Many more people are becoming interested in foraging and are going out looking for free wild foods. This puts them in touch with nature and with ways of the hunter-gatherer our ancestors were long long ago. The eating of raw foods is another very..
- How to Make Raspberry Wine
A simple, easy-to-follow recipe with instructions for making homemade raspberry wine from whole raspberries.
ripplemaker: Well, there you have it, folks. This ends our coverage of the march to the podium in this week's Gold Medal Games. We'll be back on Wednesday with the final standings, and the official awarding of the medals! In the meantime, get out there and vote for your favorites. Encourage friends and family to cast their votes, as well. Let's all support our HP medal hopefuls as they compete for HubNugget fame and fortune.
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Each week 18 great Hubs written by new Hubbers were nominated in the HubNuggets contest. We invite the HubPages community to vote for their favorites, and the winners were featured in our newsletter.
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