st Avatar

Posts tagged Olympics

1 Notes

Rings • #OlympicRings #NorthPark #QueenElizabethOlympicPark #Stratford #EastLondon #interlocking #circles #PierreDeCoubertin #continents #regions #symbol #olympicgames #olympics #London #england #greatbritain #unitedkingdom #blue #sky #green #grass #trees #spring #afternoon #15thApril #2014 #hudson #lux #st #thest (at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park)

Rings • #OlympicRings #NorthPark #QueenElizabethOlympicPark #Stratford #EastLondon #interlocking #circles #PierreDeCoubertin #continents #regions #symbol #olympicgames #olympics #London #england #greatbritain #unitedkingdom #blue #sky #green #grass #trees #spring #afternoon #15thApril #2014 #hudson #lux #st #thest (at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park)

117 Notes

todayinhistory:

July 27th 2012: London 2012 Opening Ceremony

On this day in 2012, 1 year ago today, the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games was held in London. The ceremony was directed by Danny Boyle, known for his films ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘Trainspotting’. The ceremony depicted elements of British history such as the Industrial Revolution and celebrated hallmarks of British culture. It included the National Health Service, literature (such as Harry Potter), film (with the Queen featuring in a James Bond skit) and music. The closing ceremony of the Games took place on 12th August.

10 Notes

ukinusa:

“A year ago, the London 2012 Olympic Games wrote a thrilling chapter in the annals of Olympic legacy. London’s commitment to delivering a strong Games legacy was clear. These ‘happy and glorious’ Games are now on their way to leaving a fantastic legacy that will benefit the population of London and beyond.”
– Jacques Rogge,
President of the International Olympic Committee

ukinusa:

A year ago, the London 2012 Olympic Games wrote a thrilling chapter in the annals of Olympic legacy. London’s commitment to delivering a strong Games legacy was clear. These ‘happy and glorious’ Games are now on their way to leaving a fantastic legacy that will benefit the population of London and beyond.

– Jacques Rogge,

President of the International Olympic Committee

4 Notes

neighborhoodr-london:

Well it’s all over. No more Olympics, no more Paralympics. Now, attention switches to the much-disputed ‘legacy’ of the Games. And lest we forget all the great things 2012 has done for London, there’s an ad campaign to remind us
Timed to coincide with the end of the Paralympics, the Greater London Authority has launched The Gifts of the Games, a poster campaign and website highlighting some of the benefits that 2012 has brought to London.
via

neighborhoodr-london:

Well it’s all over. No more Olympics, no more Paralympics. Now, attention switches to the much-disputed ‘legacy’ of the Games. And lest we forget all the great things 2012 has done for London, there’s an ad campaign to remind us

Timed to coincide with the end of the Paralympics, the Greater London Authority has launched The Gifts of the Games, a poster campaign and website highlighting some of the benefits that 2012 has brought to London.

via

60 Notes

thisbigcity:

Stamping London.

thisbigcity:

Stamping London.

23 Notes

nbcnews:

Thousands pack the streets of London for a final farewell to the Olympics

(Photo: Adrian Dennis / AFP - Getty Images; Pool via Getty Images; Andy Rain / EPA)

We’ve had the Olympics closing ceremonies and the the Paralympics closing ceremonies, but Londoners just wanted to say goodbye one more time. 

Read the complete story.

60 Notes

guardian:

guardianolympics:


Just the victory parade to go, and then Britain’s summer of love will be over. London 2012, the capital’s greatest party in living memory, is done. At the risk of using up the entire annual quota of Guardian editorial schmaltz in one go, this past month it feels as if most of us have been (as Boris Johnson would have it) cropdusted with serotonin, the happiness hormone. 

Read the Guardian’s editorial this morning on the Paralympics and Olympics summer of love.
Here’s the review of the closing ceremony from our Olympics editor Owen Gibson, and Jonathan Freedland looks back on the summer of 2012
Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images Europe

What an amazing night - relive the closing ceremony & look back on the summer of 2012 with the Guardian

guardian:

guardianolympics:

Just the victory parade to go, and then Britain’s summer of love will be over. London 2012, the capital’s greatest party in living memory, is done. At the risk of using up the entire annual quota of Guardian editorial schmaltz in one go, this past month it feels as if most of us have been (as Boris Johnson would have it) cropdusted with serotonin, the happiness hormone. 

Read the Guardian’s editorial this morning on the Paralympics and Olympics summer of love.

Here’s the review of the closing ceremony from our Olympics editor Owen Gibson, and Jonathan Freedland looks back on the summer of 2012

Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images Europe

What an amazing night - relive the closing ceremony & look back on the summer of 2012 with the Guardian

171 Notes

nbcnews:

‘Meet the Superhumans’: Paralympians burst onto world stage

(Photos: Channel 4)

LONDON — A battlefield explosion sends troops flying, a speeding car flips over on a highway, a ”Murderball” player is knocked right out of his wheelchair, all set to a fierce Public Enemy soundtrack. 

“Forget everything you thought you knew about strength. Forget everything you thought you knew about humans. It’s time to do battle. Meet the Superhumans.”

Read the complete story.

232 Notes

discoverynews:

Love that they used Public Enemy for the soundtrack.

Meet the Superhumans

With all the Olympic coverage hitting Discovery News these days, we don’t want to forget about the ParaOlympians. Channel 4 hasn’t. They created this video highlighting the superhumans of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The video is epic. It makes me want to watch these athletes fight for gold. via Stitch Editing on Vimeo

go humans…

11 Notes

'london olympic rings'
Nice illustration.

'london olympic rings'

Nice illustration.

2 Notes

Just arrived at the Olympics, got all me kit, still think Stella was a bit, ‘Lucy in the sky’ when she knocked this one up.
Bradley Wiggins (via ManTalk - Saturday magazine - The Times - 4th August, 2012 issue)

2429 Notes

reuters:

The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 3, 2012. [REUTERS/Luke MacGregor]
MORE PHOTOS: Full moon rises at Tower Bridge

reuters:

The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 3, 2012. [REUTERS/Luke MacGregor]

MORE PHOTOS: Full moon rises at Tower Bridge

174 Notes

let-me-be-your-disaster:

What will happen when Tom Daley appears.

let-me-be-your-disaster:

What will happen when Tom Daley appears.

74 Notes

jockohomo:

NBC, the dumbest network in the world, blacked out the live broadcast of The 2012 Summer Olympic Opening Ceremonies in the U.S. until prime time. Said it was too ‘complex’ for online audiences. Sure, we needed fuck wits Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira, to give us all “context”. If you were watching in the U.S., the broadcast was utter shit, not only did we have to suffer through Lauer and Viera’s insipid color commentary (twitter user BackpackingDad Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira  are helpfully translating the ceremony from “English” to “Moron”. #Olympics), there were commercials an average of 5-7 minutes, with what was quite possibly the worst Apple ad I’ve seen in the history of the company. Also, the network cut the 7/7 tribute, here is the tribute NBC didn’t want you to see. Blaaaaahka….but when all was said in done, and despite the stupidity of NBC, the ceremonies were quite fantastic.

I’m so sorry for you, mister.
BBC coverage in Britain was brilliant if you get a chance to watch it online.

jockohomo:

NBC, the dumbest network in the world, blacked out the live broadcast of The 2012 Summer Olympic Opening Ceremonies in the U.S. until prime time. Said it was too ‘complex’ for online audiences. Sure, we needed fuck wits Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira, to give us all “context”. If you were watching in the U.S., the broadcast was utter shit, not only did we have to suffer through Lauer and Viera’s insipid color commentary (twitter user BackpackingDad Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira  are helpfully translating the ceremony from “English” to “Moron”. #Olympics), there were commercials an average of 5-7 minutes, with what was quite possibly the worst Apple ad I’ve seen in the history of the company. Also, the network cut the 7/7 tribute, here is the tribute NBC didn’t want you to see. Blaaaaahka….but when all was said in done, and despite the stupidity of NBC, the ceremonies were quite fantastic.

I’m so sorry for you, mister.

BBC coverage in Britain was brilliant if you get a chance to watch it online.

1886 Notes

crookedindifference:

NASA Goes to the Olympics – View all the cities that have hosted the modern Summer Olympics, starting with Athens in 1896 thru London in 2012. There have been 29 Summer Olympic Games held in 22 different cities. Repeating host cities include Athens, Paris, London and Los Angeles.

Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center