Category Archive: Organising

Spoof: Athens offer to host 2012 Olympics

The Greek capital Athens is being prepared as an alternative host city for the 2012 Olympic Games amid concerns that London is not safe enough to hold the event.

Following a third day of rioting in the capital, the international media is speculating that London may no longer be a suitable location for the games. read more »

The Olympic torch relay through Paris ahead of Beijing 2008 was controversial to say the least. Twitchy tracksuit-wearing Chinese security operatives kept scrapping stages of the relay at short notice because of concerns that Tibetan protesters would interfere with proceedings.

The most embarrassing example of this was as double Olympic gold medalist David Douillet attempted to handover to judo world champion Teddy Riner.

Firstly, Douillet is stopped from running with the flame. Then as he attempts to pass the flame to Riner, a security official extinguishes the flame.

The Chinese contingent then just run away, Trigger Happy TV-style, leaving a bemused Douillet and Riner standing on the podium!

London 2012 Olympics medal design revealed

The London 2012 medals have been unveiled in Trafalgar Square as part of this evening’s One Year To Go event.

The designers have not parted with tradition: they opted for gold, silver and bronze!

More than 2,100 golds, silvers and bronzes will be presented in 302 ceremonies next summer. But for now there was just a sole set on display to whet our appetites. read more »

Team GB gold medal hopeful Tom Daley became the first person to plunge into the water at the newly finished London 2012 Aquatics Centre this evening.

As part of the one year to go events, Daley chucked himself off the 10metre diving board to officially open the acquatics venue.

You can see that very dive in the video above, with a very vintage reworking!