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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Michael Phelps - Olympics London 2012


On July 31st, Michael Phelps shocked the world with his 19th Olympic medal.

 


Olympic pin craze grips London

In line with Olympic tradition, pin enthusiasts from across the world gather at London 2012 to trade and collect pins. Tara Cleary reports.

REPORTER: While athletes compete in the world's most diverse sporting event, traders from around the globe gather to swap Olympic pins, past and present. For some collectors, like Doug Kaplan, it's a passion. 
DOUG KAPLAN, PIN COLLECTOR: "I have towels, like beach towels from each Olympics with the logo on them and then I fill it up with my pins from that games and other games, so all my walls at home are covered with these beach blankets full of pins. My friends think I'm crazy." 
REPORTER: While others are pin-novices. 
JENNIFER, NEW PIN COLLECTOR: "Well I actually started today, so I would not consider myself a pin collector but it's really fun so far. It's really neat to find pins from other Olympics." 
REPORTER: Trading doesn't involve the exchange of money and collectors pin their hopes on owning the most sought-after badges. Tara Cleary, Reuters.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Adele - Chasing pavements (HQ sing along video and lyrics)


Click on the picture above. 
Then click on "Karaoke" 
and you can follow the lyrics and sing along... enjoy!

Sunday, 29 July 2012

London 2012: The Olympic body, from Greek ideal to modern reality - video


Since the very first Olympic Games, the athlete's body has been revered. But the physical and mental demands of modern-day training have never been greater. With the London 2012 Olympics about to start, we speak to 31 British and Team GB athletes about the reality of what it takes to make an Olympic body.


Friday, 27 July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - Song "Proud"


The music video for the re-release of Heather Small's single 'Proud'. 
It contains footage from the successful London 2012 Olympics Bid campaign video which 'Proud' was used for.


LYRICS

I look into the window of my mind
Reflections of the fears I know I've left behind
I step out of the ordinary
I can feel my soul ascending
I am on my way
Can't stop me now
And you can do the same

What have you done today to make you feel proud?
It's never too late to try
What have you done today to make you feel proud?
You could be so many people
If you make that break for freedom
What have you done today to make you feel proud?

Still so many answers I don't know
Realise that to question is how we grow
So I step out of the ordinary
I can feel my soul ascending
I am on my way
Can't stop me now
And you can do the same

What have you done today to make you feel proud?
It's never too late to try
What have you done today to make you feel proud?
You could be so many people
If you make that break for freedom
What have you done today to make you feel proud?

We need a change
Do it today
I can feel my spirit rising
We need a change
So do it today
'Cause I can see a clear horizon

What have you done today to make you feel proud?
So what have you done today to make you feel proud?
'Cause you could be so many people
If you make that break for freedom
So what have you done today to make you feel proud?
What have you done today to make you feel proud?
What have you done today
You could be so many people?
Just make that break for freedom


Rowan Atkinson Sequence - Opening Ceremony - London 2012 Olympic Games

The Olympic Games: a short animated history – video


This animation is a perfect potted history of the Olympic Games. From Ancient Greece's athletes to the present day's economy-bustingly expensive extravaganza of London 2012...

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Friday, 13 July 2012

This is the story of your food

This is a video to raise information, awareness and lobby to promote small-scale family farming and sustainable agri-food systems as a key solution to tackling hunger, as well as addressing poverty and climate change issues. 
According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), we are already producing one and a half times the amount of food needed to provide everyone in the world with an adequate and nutritious diet, yet one in seven people is suffering from hunger.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Rolling Stones 50 Years - Golden Anniversary

On 12 July 1962 the group played their first formal gig at the Marquee Club Billed as.......... "The Rollin' Stones" The line up was Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ian (Stu) Stewart on piano, Dick Taylor on bass and Tony Chapman on drums. Jones intended for the the band to play primary Chicago Blues but Jagger and Richards brought the rock 'n' roll of Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley to the band. Bassist Bill Wyman joined in December and drummer Charlie Watts the following January to form the long-standing Stones rhythm section. The Band embarked on their first UK tour in July 1963 and played their first gig outside greater London on Saturday 13 July 1963 at the Outlook Club in Middlesbrough in which they were paid £40 ; they shared the billing that night with the Hollies.

(2012)

(1964)


Wednesday, 11 July 2012

HM The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh Greet Olympic Torch - Windsor Castle - July 2012


The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay continued its journey twisting through the country and took a slight detour while in Windsor. It was greeted enthusiastically by the royal couple before moving onto Ascot Racecourse later in the afternoon.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Queen Elizabeth's hats - video




All great achievements require time

A short film about a single day in the life of Amar, a fourteen year-old Indian boy. Amar is an excellent student who is top of his class and his ambition is to be a professional cricket player.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Muse's London Olympic Games 2012 official song: Survival

Race, life’s a race
And I am gonna win
Yes, I am gonna win

And I’ll light the fuse
And I’ll never lose
And I choose to survive
Whatever it takes
You won’t pull ahead
I’ll keep up the pace
And I’ll reveal my strength
To the whole human race
Yes I am prepared
To stay alive
I won’t forgive, the vengance is mine
And I won’t give in
Because I choose to thrive
I’m gonna win
Race, it’s a race
But I’m gonna win
Yes I’m gonna win
And will light the fuse
I’ll never lose
And I choose to survive
Whatever it takes
You won’t á¹—ull ahead
I’ll keep up the pace
And I’ll reveal my strength
To the whole human race
Yes I’m gonna win
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
Win! Win! Win! Win!
Yes I’m gonna win