Saturday, May 10, 2014

London 2016? Might the Olympics Return to London?

Given the construction delays in Rio, a number of news sources (London Evening Standard, The Telegraph, RT.comMirrorLondonist and Timeout)  are reporting the possibility of the Olympics returning to London in 2016.  Even if they don't, all of these articles contain some great photos from the 2012 Games.                                

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.