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.”
Fans went wild in Jamaica and London after Usain Bolt’s new Olympic record. Usain retained his Olympic 100 meters title when he bolted down the track in 9.63 seconds.
Clocking an Olympic record of 9.63 seconds, Bolt won in an Olympic record time and is already thinking about his next target at London 2012 – the 200m. “This gold means I am one step closer to being a legend so I’m working toward that,” he said. “That’s just one step.
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.
Canada’s Beach Volley Ball hunk Martin Reader is our number 10. He is making his first appearance at the Olympics in the beach volleyball competition with partner Josh Binstock. The pair helped the Canadian men’s team win the finals of the Continental Cup qualifying tournament to earn a berth at the London Games. In 2004 he was named Player of the Year by the provincial college athletic association in British Columbia.
Shut out of sporting events, fans sat in a field and watched highlights on massive television monitors while rows of seats went unoccupied. It’s an image Olympic organizers aren’t keen for the public to see. But the image was beamed worldwide and created uproar of rage from sports lovers – especially those who could not get tickets to the events.
No event whether it be Olympics or any other can be possible without the dedication and devotion of its volunteers. But sometimes a volunteer goes an extra mile and rises above the mundane job he is assigned to.
One example of that extra mile is shown in the video in which a woman has been assigned the task of directing the thousands of people headed to the opening ceremony of the grand event of London Olympics 2012. Her stream of consciousness and deadpan jokes to the crowd was caught on video and it is hilarious.
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.
Watch: Fashion Olympics 2012!