London Olympics

Stella McCartney Unveils Team GB’s Kit For The Olympics

Something that feels very British is happening in the UK, right now, and if you were ever to seek a clue to our national character, this might be a good place to start.

‘Downton Abbey,’ The Olympics And The Royals Boost UK Tourism

2012 is going to be something of a ‘perfect storm’ year for the British tourist industry. Several events which have been bubbling away for a while will reach a peak of excitement between now and the end of the year, and each ...

Five Great British World Records

2012 is the year in which the Olympics come to London, and naturally, as with any major sporting event, talk has already turned to the world records which could be broken. The fastest run, the longest throw, the biggest hop, that kind ...

The ‘Wait, Wait’ is Almost Over, Over

(OPENING MUSIC)

ANGLOPHENIA HOST #1: If Anglophenia had a radio presence, we imagine it might sound something like a combination of the BBC (obviously) and National Public Radio, a sort of transatlantic sensibility tempered by a transcontinental sense ...

Elbow To Record (Another) Olympian Anthem

Elbow should be a band who are well used to creating a sense of drama, which is probably why they have been chosen to provide a new song for the BBC coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Sidewalk Powers Olympic Shopping Mall

I know, that headline just looks like a collection of words in a queue, waiting for a bus. But it’s a real thing.

Royal Roundup: Will William and Kate Carry the Olympic Torch?

Exactly one year from today (July 27), athletes from around the globe will gather in England’s capital city to compete in the XXX Olympiad a.k.a.

News Roundup: Cee Lo Eyes Pippa, Simon Cowell in Pink, and ‘Hobbit’ Snaps Revealed

• Pippa Middleton has a new admirer, in the shape of Cee Lo Green. Although she should probably be aware that he’s a little too busy enjoying his own reflection to bother with the finer details, like remembering her name.

Girls Aloud Out Of The Running For The Olympics

You may remember a short while ago we reported on the rumor that Girls Aloud would be reforming to celebrate their 10-year anniversary as an astonishing pop group, by appearing at the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games in ...

Rolling Sex Beatles For The Olympics?

Some news stories contain such a heady mix of excitement, horror and wishful thinking, no one is entirely sure how best to react: this next item is a perfect example.