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Photos: London Games Opening Ceremony

PHOTOS: London Games Closing Ceremony

The London 2012 Olympics came to a close tonight (August 12) with a three-hour ceremony that celebrated one of Britain’s greatest exports, its popular music. More than 80,000 in the audience and 10,000 athletes watched as some of the UK’s most famous recording artists put on a spectacular show, BBC NEWS reports. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY


Britain Secures First 2012 Gold Medals in Rowing, Cycling

The drought is over: host nation Great Britain has finally collected some gold to place alongside the bronze and silver medals it has already won. British rowing duo Helen Glover and Heather Stanning captured Team GB’s first gold medal of the Games today (August 1) with their historic win in the Women’s Rowing Pair finals. […]

Missy Franklin, Olympic Gold Medalist and Anglophile (And We Have Photo Proof)

It’s always encouraging when you discover that someone you admire also shares one of your passions (see Shonda Rhimes‘ love for Doctor Who.) But we were stoked last night (July 30) when we learned, during NBC’s coverage of the Olympics, that American gold medalist swimmer Missy Franklin is a full-on British culture lover who is […]

Photos: British Royal Zara Phillips Wins Olympic Silver Medal

Equestrian Zara Phillips, the Queen’s granddaughter and cousin to Princes William and Harry, has become the first member of the immediate British royal family to win an Olympic medal today (July 31). She received silver as part of Britain’s eventing team, which competed over three days in three disciplines, dressage, cross-country, and jumping. Here’s her […]

The London Games Opening Ceremony: Recap

Note: please don’t read this unless you’re sure you don’t want to see the opening ceremony in full, we’d hate to ruin the surprises in store. Coverage of the Games in the UK began with a segment featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, who served as a guide through London’s tormented history to the city it has become […]

Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Saunders

Photos: Celebrity Olympic Torchbearers… It’s the Final Stretch!

Wow, the day is finally here! The Olympic torch started its adventure in Land’s End, Cornwall, making its way to the four corners of the United Kingdon, landing in East London at the Olympic Stadium this evening (July 27) at 7:30 pm ET for the Opening Ceremony. Over 8,000 people have carried the torch on its journey […]

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