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Every so often you forgot that the Marquee and Tao installations at the Roundhouse music venue in Camden, North London were more than just really, really good parties. The entrance gave it away a bit, as there were not one but two queues: one for Guests and another for Athletes. Still, you had to remind yourself that an abundance of medals of gold, silver and bronze on the dance floor was not normal in real life; but for the London 2012 Olympics, it just made sense. More»
In addition to the country-specific houses established across London to bolster National Olympic Committees and patriotic sentiments, pop-up sports bars from House of Nations were created to serve as the unofficial Team Great Britain fan headquarters and hosts fans from all over the world. Both venues are open to the public and admission is free. More»
Take a look at past Olympians who put their skill and popularity to use in the various endorsement deals that they scored due to their success (and sometimes failure) at the Olympic games. Between the outfits and the music, you will be sure to laugh at these old commercials and at the athletes who were featured in them. Although some are funnier than others, they all hold an image of these Olympians in their athletic prime and tested their skills as salespeople. More»
[Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Jordyn Weiber, Gabby Douglas, via]
Last week, 16-year-old Gabby Douglas won the gold medal for the individual all-around gymnastics finals, becoming the first African-American woman to take home the gold. Earlier in the Olympics, Douglas and her teammates, McKayla Mcaroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Weiber, took home the gold medal for the team finals, beating Russia and China-- their toughest competitors. More»
It was a whirlwind of a week at the Oylmpics-- check out some of the highlights from the first half of the 2012 games. More»
If you're headed over the pond for the Olympics there are probably other aspects at the forefront of every spectators mind; hotel reservations, car services, flight times, and every other headache pertaining to international travel. Check out these apps for the London Olympics, that are essential to guarantee a hassle-free visit. More»
From Karl World, the pop-up store at Selfridges department store in London, to Jack Daniel's limited edition gold medal pack, check out these gold products launched in honor of the Olympics. More»
The Olympics aren't just a spectacle for sports, but also an opportunity for every discipline to showcase their best talent. If you're traveling to London, take advantage of these cultural exhibits that are going on during the Olympics. More»
When the Olympic Flame enters the Stadium and inevitably lights the Cauldron, the Games will officially be underway. The ceremony will provide an opportunity for the host nation, Great Britain, to captivate the world through a sequence of performances. Some details of the $42.3 million ceremony have been leaked so let's fill you in on all the details you need to know for tonight. More»
In the latest edition of “Call Me Maybe” covers, the United States swim team is showing off their Speedos and lip-syncing skills. In this video posted by usaswimming.org, you can catch Olympic swimmers - including Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte - perform Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit pop song before tonight’s Opening Ceremonies. More»
The British have a knack for their tongue in cheek humor. Although the Olympics isn't really considered a business endeavor, there are licensing fees and contracts that must be signed to utilize anything pertaining to the games. Even though there are these stringent policies, clever Londoners and street artists have found loopholes in the system to utilize Olympic signage. More»
Tuesday, May 21
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.