Tag Archives: 2012 olympic games

  • Nastia Liukin’s Gymnastics Career Ends With Face-Plant On Uneven Bars (GIF)

    Nastia Liukin’s Gymnastics Career Ends With Face-Plant On Uneven Bars (GIF)

    Four years ago in Beijing, Nastia Liukin became just the third U.S. woman ever to win gold in the all-around women’s gymnastics competition. Her surprising victory at the age of 18—surprising because of her “advanced” age, because teammate Shawn Johnson was more highly regarded, and because the Chinese snuck a bunch of underaged gymnasts into […]

  • 9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Olympic Torch Relay

    9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Olympic Torch Relay

    In case you hadn’t noticed, the official countdown to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London began a few weeks ago. They lit the Olympic flame over in Greece on May 10, then transported to the United Kingdom on a special addition gold-painted British Airways jet on May 18. Since then, the torch has been making […]

  • The London 2012 Mascots Are Watching You!

    The London 2012 Mascots Are Watching You!

    Talk about creepy, Wenlock and Mendeville are just that.  The two mascots of the 2012 Olympic Games in London were unveiled on Wednesday and it appears as though organizers had to reach beyond our galaxy to find these monstrosities. Looking like something out of a Simpsons Halloween special, these one-eyed lobster-clawed figures were apparently created […]