Articles Tagged 'Olympics'

Chariots of Fire

Brit Binge Watching: Olympic-Inspired Films You Can View Online

The Olympics come around every four years, but you can watch these Olympic-inspired films all year: 1. Chariots of Fire Based on true events, two British runners, Scot Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson) and Englishman Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross), compete in the 1924 Olympics but for very different reasons.  Watch Chariots of Fire on Amazon.com Instant. […]

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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 […]

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10 Great British Athletes Americans Should Know

With the 2012 London Olympics almost a year behind us, the hype around British athletes has certainly died down in the United States. Unless you are an avid soccer fan, David Beckham is probably the only British player you know. You may also be unsure of the difference between rugby and American football. Or what […]

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Royal Roundup: Team Windsor Cheers on Team GB

The royals have been sprinting around Olympic events faster than Usain Bolt. “Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry have been tirelessly shuttling around town to support Team GB’s athletes,” writes E! Online, “going everywhere from land to sea in an impressive display of morale-boosting!” The magazine asked: “Can someone please give these young royals […]

Top Gear Thursday: Show Helps Olympic Athlete Gunning for Gold

We know that Top Gear bolsters the UK’s automotive spirit, but did you know that it’s helped at least one British athlete prepare for the Olympic games? The Mirror wrote last week: “Jen McIntosh will give winning Team GB’s first medal at the Games her best shot – with a little help from Jeremy Clarkson.” […]

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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 […]

Danny Boyle: Olympic Ceremony Will Be Picture of Britain as a Nation

Just as Olympic athletes go for the gold, so the producers of the Olympics opening ceremony go for the spectacle. Big is better. There’s safety in numbers. Wow ‘em, wow ‘em and wow ‘em. British filmmaker Danny Boyle is the man behind the opening night Olympic extravaganza, which takes place tonight (Friday, July 27) in […]

Mitt Romney Sparks Olympic-Sized Controversy in London

While Mitt Romney isn’t running for anything in Britain, today he’s running from something – namely, his own comments about the Olympics. On his first day in London, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee suggested that the British might not be up to hosting the Games. “It’s hard to know just how well it will turn […]