Articles Tagged 'London Games'

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Five Ways Britain Changed After The London Olympics

Well first of all, despite the evidence of the picture above, since the London Olympic Games have finished, it has stopped raining fire from on high, so that’s a definite plus. Here are five other lasting legacies of a sporting event that took the country by surprise, in the most delightful way imaginable. Joining In […]

Five Reasons Why ‘Twenty Twelve’ is a Classic British Comedy

1: It’s A Mock-Documentary (Like The Office) Twenty Twelve tells a very simple story. A group of professionals have been brought together to deliver the 2012 Olympic Games. They have to pre-empt every potential problem, find workable solution, liaise with the appropriate agencies and generally make things work. This is the documentary of their best […]

Watch: British Finance Minister Booed At The Paralympics

Politicians have to have a thicker skin than most people, or at the very least, the ability to appear to care deeply about what everyone thinks, while not actually caring in the slightest. But it does take an exceptionally brassy brass neck to be the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the man in charge of the […]

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 […]