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Showing posts with label Olympics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Olympics. Show all posts

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Video: Bolt leads 4x100 relay to world record at London Olympics





Jamaica win the 4X100 meters relay at the London 2012 Olympics
Over the finish line. 


Usain Bolt won his third Gold Medal at the London 2012 Olympics, by leading the Jamaican team to victory in the 4 x 100 meters relay. The Jamaican Team also set a new world record of 36.84 seconds. If you watch the YouTube video uploaded by the Olympics channel, you will see that it was almost even between the US and Jamaica when Usain Bolt started the final leg. he thundered past Ryan Bailey of the US to the finish line to set a new world record. When Yohan Blake started his third leg run everyone knew things were changing fast on the track. Usian took the baton to lead the team to victory. There was also a small situation after the relay, Usain wanted to keep the baton but the officials told him they need it back. He did give it back grudgingly but it was returned to him 40 minutes later. He was allowed to keep his memento. There has been a lot of discussion on the internet regarding his victory display and 'Doing the bolt' is also a small meme on the internet. Whether you like him or not let us not deny him his joy and jubilation and yes, his showmanship moves and just enjoy the run.

Video: Athletics Men's 4 x 100m Relay Final Full Replay 





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McKayla Not Impressed Meme

There is at least one Meme that has caught on that the Olympics has helped create. Know as 'McKayla not impressed'. Started out on a Tumblr called McKayla is not impressed. The meme over the last few days has been seeing a spurt of growth and Mckayla Maroney has given the meme her blessing with another photography of herself and two other Olympians doing a scowl when they discover the pool is closed. This pic was posted on McKayla's Twitter


The pool is closed.. #notimpressed instagr.am/p/OMsVFpKieZ/
— McKayla Maroney (@McKaylaMaroney) August 11, 2012


Origin of McKayla is not impressed:
McKayla Maroney is an American gymnast who on August 5th performed a nearly flawless vault at the London 2012 Olympics. Her second vault however turned into something of a tragedy when she failed to get enough height and consequently fell on her backside. So instad of the gold everyone though she would get after the first vault she ended up getting a silver medal. While standing on the winners podium photographer Bryan Snyder of the INA took a photograph of McKayla and her scowling expression.

Spread:
The photo-shopped image was then used to spread the meme. A tumblr emerged with 'McKayla is not impressed'. A BuzzFeed post titled 'McKayla Maroney Falls, Lets Out Her Inner ‘Mean Girl' comes out. Also a whole lot of submissions on Reddit under AdviceAnimals start coming out. The image has been used by people to create their own memes and it is still spreading across the internet like wild fire. 

Here's a YouTube video of Mckayla Maroney's first and second jump. The first one is near perfect but the second jump she falls on her backside.


Here are a few sample images from the meme










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Overly Attached Girlfriend on McKayla: Source





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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Usain Bolt wins 200m at the Olympics and Twitter



Usain Bolt promised himself to go into the record books as a legend. He won the 200m sprint at the Olympics London 2012 and truly moves into the record books as the only athlete to win the sprint double-double. Wining both events in 2008 and now 2012 Usain Bolt declared himself a legend. he did set himself anew Olympic record in the 100m dash but failed to do so in the 200m - saying it was because of an injury. So defending his titles for two consecutive Olympics is a record, he did create another record online just as he won the 200 meter sprint. He set a new Twitter record and Twitter sent out a Tweet  saying 'Record alert! @usainbolt sets a new Olympic Games conversation record with over 80,000 TPM for his 200m victory'. Yes that was an Olympic first on Twitter 80,000 tweets per minute after his victory. 

Please find the tweet below and we would like to join hands with Twitter in congratulating Usain Bolt.

Record alert! @usainbolt sets a new Olympic Games conversation record with over 80,000 TPM for his 200m victory. #Olympics
— Twitter (@twitter) August 9, 2012




Please find the official video below of Usain Bolt winning the 200m at London 2012 Olympics.





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Google Doodle: Soccer 2012





The new doodle for today is being called Soccer 2012. This new interactive Olympic based Google Doodle is fourth in a series of interactive doodles released by Google. Over the last three days we have seen the Hurdles, Basketball, Slalom Canoe and now the Soccer doodle. Soccer is one of the most famous sports around the world and is also known as Football in different parts of the world.

Google Doodle Soccer 2012: How to play
Go to Google and click the play button. You are the goalkeeper and your opponent has 5 balls to kick. Once the tiem starts you need to defend your goal. As in a penalty shootout, your opponent starts kicking the ball into your goal. To move around you need to use the right and left arrow keys on your keyboard. To jump and defend press the space-bar. You can play for as long as possible the game will end when you have allowed three goals. This can be seen on the left hand side of the scree. Three X marks on the keyboard means you have allowed three goal and your game is up. There is a scoreboard on the right to keep track of your points and see how many goals you have saved. Makes for a very fun and interesting game. Once your done you are awarded with Gold coins and you can share your scone with your circles on Google+. Must warn you that this Google Doodle is very addictive. So give it a while and let us know your feedback in the comments section below. To play at another time here is the permalink for the Doodle to play whenever you want - https://www.google.com/doodles/soccer-2012





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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Google Doodle: Slalom Canoe 2012


The Slalom Canoe doodle from Google

Today we have a new interactive doodle from Google - Slalom Canoe 2012. This Olympics doodle is the third interactive doodle based on London 2012. We have the hurdles 2012 and the basketball 2012 doodles and now the third offering from Google is the ability to paddle your canoe while navigating the watercourse which has various obstacles like rocks. There are also gates marked with green poles that need to be navigated. Canoe Slalom is a competitive sport where the aim is to navigate a canoe or kayak down a course with hanging gates in the fastest time possible. Although the event is over at the Olympics this doodle makes for some great fun. As usual if you are successful there are three gold coins to be won. Which you can then brag about with your friends over at Google+.

Google Doodle Slalom Canoe: How to play
1.Head over to Google
2. Click on the start button
3. You canoe reaches the start line
4. Use the right and left arrow on your keyboard to start pedaling and give direction to your canoe
5. There are rocks in the water to be avoided as hitting it slows your time
6. make sure you pass through all the green poles - gates
7. Do this in the fastest time and get awarded with three gold coins

So head over now and give it a twirl. If you need the permalink to play the doodle at any time please find it here. https://www.google.com/doodles/slalom-canoe-2012




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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Google Doodle: Basketball 2012


Google's basketball Doodle for Olympics 2012

Google continues today with another Doodle - Basketball 2012. This is after their highly interactive doodle launched yesterday - hurdles 2012. Again like in the hurdles if you do well you stand to win three gold coins. You can win either none or 1 to 3 gold coins. You also have 24 seconds to shoot a many hoops as possible. 24 seconds is the short clock time used in basketball. Short clock was designed to quicken the pace of games and is used especially in basketball. 

How to play the basketball 2012 doodle from Google
Head over to Google and click the play button. You need to press the space bar once to hold the ball and press it again to release. This is where your skills lie, hold the space bar for too long and the ball goes right over the ring. There is a timer counting down your 24 seconds with a score board with the points you have earned. There maybe a way to slam-dunk but we haven't figured out how. 

This is definately not going to be the last interactive London 2012 Olympics doodle from Google and we can expect a few more in the coming days. Make sure you keep earning those gold coins. So give it a spin and if you come across any tips and tricks to make the doodle better, do let us know in the comments section below. To play head over to Google or if you want the permalink to play whenever you want, here it is https://www.google.com/doodles/basketball-2012.





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Monday, August 6, 2012

Google Doodle: Hurdles 2012


The Google Doodle know as Hurdles 2012

If you go to Google today you get to see the new Olympics Doodle from Google. It is being called Hurdles 2012. It's a chance for you to run a virtual hurdles race and win gold coins depending on how well you do. If you wondering how to play this Doodle. You need to click the start button and then use the right and left arrow keys to run faster. The more time you click on the keys the faster you will run. When you reach a hurdle, press the space-bar to jump. All a good way to feel a part of the Olympics. There are other Olympic Doodles from Google but this comes with some really nice interactivity. You can play the game and get better with it at practice. You don't need to run fast but if you fingers are fast enough on the keyboard you can earn your three gold coins. If you are satisfied with your results you can share it with your circles on Google+. You can play now by visiting Google - if you want the permalink it is available here www.google.com/doodles/hurdles-2012.





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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Will you be 'Doing the Bolt'?



There is a popular series of photographs emerging on the internet. it has to do with the ever popular 100m running sensation Usain Bolt. We are going to be calling it 'Do the Bolt' 'Do the Usain Bolt' or 'Doing the Bolt'. It has to do with the lightning action pose that is used by the sprinter after he wins a race. If you have not seen it, it is his trademark signature pose of standing with his right arm pointing to the sky while his left arm is folded under with his fingers under his chin. Giving the impression of a bolt of lightning. We have found quiet a few pics online of people who 'Do the Bolt', all in his trademark stance. Please find some of them below and add your own if you have one in the comments section below. Please leave a comment on what you think and will this become the next Internet Meme






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Cops in London doing the Bolt: Source





'Do the Bolt' on a boat: Source







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FASTEST MAN WHO'S EVER LIVED: Usain Bolt storms to record time in 100m


Usain Bolt wins 100m olympic gold at London 2012

Usain Bolt who before the 100m Olympic final held the records for fastest time in the 100m dash, has won Olympic gold once again. The world record stands at 9.58 - record held by Bolt. The Olympic record stands at 9.69 a record which is also help by Usain Bolt. Speculation has been rife about Bolt's fitness and will he even stand among the final medal winners. Just before the race there was no 'Do The Bolt' the lightning striking post of Usain Bolt. In face before the start of the race by put his finger to his mouth and shushed the audience. It was like him saying hold your breath and wait for the result. It must have also symbolized that it was time to silence the critics of who there are many. Usain won the race with a new Olympic record 9.64. Proving he is still the man to beat and the fastest man on the planet. 


Yohan Blake, won the silver in 9.75,  Justin Gatlin of the U.S. took the bronze in 9.79. Post winning Usain said that he went out there to challenge a mountain and beat the odds said Justin Gaitlin. Check out the video of the 100m Olympic final below and see for yourself how the fastest man on the plannet won the race in style.






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Thursday, July 19, 2012

How to watch the Olympics London 2012 live on your iPad, iPhone or Android Phone



Now for those of you who travel a lot and are not able to watch the games on your television or PC. There is an app for you - BBC Olympics. Courtesy of the BBC comes an App for your iPhone, iPad or Android based phone to watch the Olympics on the go. The app offers up to 24 live video streams, video highlights of the action including interviews with the athletes.  Something special being offered by the app is an individual page for every athlete participating in the Olympics, a single page for every country and  a single page for every sport. This is a feature that would be a must have for die-hard-fans of each sport being played in the Olympics. So if you want to follow Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps and see if they live up to his reputations. This app will be able to follow all the do, including each event and all interviews. You can also customize the app and add your favorites to the top bar. You can also share all those stories, wins and moments with your pals on all your favorite social networks like Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. So get the app now and prepare to watch live steams of your favorite events from London 2012. 
BBC Olympics App for iPhone and iPad
BBC Olympics App for Android





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