Friday, April 4, 2014

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to Open this Saturday


Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will open this Saturday, April 5, 2014.  Work originally started on the 568 acre park 10 years ago.  There's information on the park here and you can see some photos of what the park's going to look like in this BuzzFeed article.  Here is the Londonist's take on the new park.  I guess the guy who wrote the BuzzFeed article wasn't the only one trying out the swings.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Time-Lapse Video of Venue Deconstruction


This link will take you an article from The Guardian newspaper that includes a time-lapse video of some of the temporary venues being taken down.  Included among the venues being deconstructed is the basketball arena shown above.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower Reopens

The controversial ArcelorMittal Orbit tower has reopened as part of the Park in Progress tours.  The Olympic Park is being transformed into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  The park is expected to reopen in July 2013.  For more on the Orbit tower's reopening, check out this story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Coming Soon: "First" - The Official Film of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Here is the trailer for the film "First" which is the official film of the London 2012 Olympic Games.  The documentary follows 12 athletes as they compete in the Olympics for the first time.


For more information about this movie, you can check out articles from Digital Spy, the Daily Mail and the Hollywood Reporter.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Best of London 2012 - The Video





This video comes from the International Olympic Committee.  Unfortunately, you can't watch it here on my blog.  Once you click on the start button though, you'll be provided a link to the video on YouTube.    I promise you, it's worth taking the time to watch.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Another London Olympic Photo Blog!


Guess I'm not the only one with a London Olympic photo blog.  Be sure to check out this great photo blog by photojournalist Dan Chung of The Guardian newspaper.  Chung captured the London 2012 Olympics using smartphones.