What happens to all those Olympic venues when the athletes leave? io9 has a collection of photographs of some of the abandoned Olympic buildings.
The Olympic Games are always proceded by a furious amount of building as host cities construct arenas, pools, ski jumps, Olympic villages, and anything else the games demand. While some of the buildings are repurposed after the athletes depart, others are left to rot.
I love destruction porn.
The London 2012 Olympic organizers contacted The Who’s manager to see if drummer Keith Moon was available to play.
‘I emailed back saying Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to the Who’s anthemic line ‘I hope I die before I get old’,’ said Curbishley.
I’m hoping that one of these people, who thought Titanic was just a movie, was responsible.
A group from New Zealand wants sheep shearing to be an Olympic sport:
New Zealand produces some of the world’s best shearers and its national championship, the Golden Shears, receives substantial media coverage in the country. Other shearing countries include Ireland and Australia.
It can’t be worse than bowling on TV, can it?
There’s a condom shortage at the Vancouver Olympics, so the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research is shipping in an emergency supply.
“When we heard about the condom shortage in Vancouver, we felt it important to respond immediately,” said Kerry Whiteside, CANFAR’s Executive Director.
Usain Bolt won the Olympic 200-meter race in world record time. His average speed for the race was about 23 MPH. At one point, his top speed was near 32 MPH. To put that in perspective, NYC’s residential street speed limit is 30 MPH, as is most state’s school zones.