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What is left of Athens’ £9billion Olympic ‘glory’

Abandoned, derelict, covered in graffiti and rubbish

Olympic Pictograms Through the Ages

Fractions of a Second: An Olympic Musical

Speedskating – The individual silver medalist who came closest to gold was Annette Gerritsen of the Netherlands, in the women’s 1,000-meter speedskating race. She lost by .02 of a second, about the time it takes a hummingbird to flap its wings.

Juha Mieto vs Thomas Wassberg – 1980

At the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, Thomas Wassberg edged out Finland’s Juha Mieto by 0.01 seconds in the 15 km, the closest cross country skiing race in Olympic history. This incident led the FIS to change their timing to the nearest one-tenth of a second.

Get Inside the Games with Google Maps

Introducing the Street View snowmobile

Monowheel bikes from the Olympics ceremony for sale

Monovelo – the newest and first human powered Monowheel.

It was used at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympia 2008.

A Quirky Athletic Tape Gets Its Olympic Moment

Watching Olympian Kerri Walsh compete in beach volleyball last week, many viewers were wondering the same thing: what is that black thing on her shoulder?

A tattoo? A bizarre fashion statement? No.

Funny thing happened in the water cube…

On August 15th a corporately-owned athlete by the name of Michael Phelps participated in a 100-meter Butterfly finals race at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He was heavy favorite to win this race, despite losing the same race in qualifying session against someone who is, in an ignorant world we live in today, commonly refered to as ‘some guy’, but who in the world of competitive swimming is actually the ‘big fish’ by the name of Milorad Cavic.