A multimedia showcase of some of 2012′s top stories, including the war in Syria, the Benghazi attack, anti-austerity protests, the Newtown shooting, superstorm Sandy, the South African miner tragedy, the U.S. election and Felix Baumgartner’s space jump.
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Coming off of his third Olympic win, Bolt did a little DJing at a central London nightclub. The Jamaican sprint champion had fun with the crowd, unwinding after putting his 4×100 meter relay team atop the podium Saturday.
This is the second Olympics where Bolt swept the 100-meter, 200 meter and 4×100 events.
British medalists including Chris Hoy, Jessica Ennis, Victoria Pendleton and Louis Smith along with David Beckham made their own version of Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ to celebrate the success Team GB has enjoyed at the London Olympic Games.
Britain finished third in the medals table with 65, including 29 gold medals. Only the United States and China finished ahead of them.
No doubt, the events started with a show that will be remembered for a long time. But when the 16 days of games and competitions came to an end, the celebrations surpassed all extravaganzas! Bringing together the likes of the The Who, Spice Girls, Pet Shop Boys and the memories of legends like Lennon and Queen, it was a night to remember if for nothing else but it! Here are our highlights!
“I’m going to say something controversial. Carl Lewis – I have no respect for him.The things he says about the track athletes are very downgrading. I think he’s just looking for attention because nobody really talks about him. I’ve lost all respect for him. All respect.”
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, was stuck dangling in mid-air while riding a zip wire as part of the London 2012 Olympic celebrations in Victoria Park.
He was supposed to slide down gracefully, instead, he ground steadily to a halt on the wire about 65ft (20m) from the end as the wire sagged, and was left dangling inelegantly in front of a watching crowd for no less than five minutes!
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London’s sightseeing buses are usually full at this time of year. But this year, it’s woefully different. Though London crowds with Olympic fans, the tourist number lags. Golden Tours says it is barely covering costs.
The flame went past the houses of parliament, 10 Downing Street, Shakespeare’s Globe and Buckingham Palace among other land marks, where it was greeted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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After he suffered defeats at the past two world championships he says he has learned from his mistakes.
The biggest names in the World of fashion are in London to attire the top athletes. London 2012 Games have been dubbed the fashion Olympics in some circles, with the likes of Stella McCartney, Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren tasked with the job of designing outfits for national teams.
Fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld’s new label Karl, inspired by the Olympics, and was launched at the Oxford Street department store Selfridges. British designer Stella McCartney was hired by sportswear giant Adidas to create Team GB’s kit. Likewise, daughter of reggae royalty Bob Marley was snapped up by Puma to design Jamaica’s 2012 kit.
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Tennis stars Andy Murray and Venus Williams carried the Olympic torch in London as it continues to make its way through London ahead of the start of the 2012 Games. Venus Williams said she felt the Olympic excitement as soon as she landed in the U.K.
With the London Olympics 2012 just around the corner, the BBC has released a beautiful promo that captivates you from the get go! UK’s official broadcaster premiered a CGI-Animated Olympic promo and frankly it is very impressive.
McDonalds has been named the official sponsor for the London Olympics. It will open its biggest restaurant in the world for six weeks during the games with a seating capacity for 1,500 customers. This will take away some lime light from Mc Donald’s Oklahoma branch that has so far been the biggest branch of the food chain. Though this is only a temporary set down for the US branch, there are some negative implications that unfortunately do not have such temporary effects.