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The Coolest Vintage Cars On Sale In London

1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Estimate: £160,000-£200,000 195 bhp, 2,418 cc DOHC V-6 engine, five-speed manual transaxle (rear), unequal length A-arm front and rear suspension with coil springs and anti-roll bars, and front and rear disc brakes. Wheelbase: 92.1 in.

The Coolest Vintage Cars On Sale In London

1970 Maserati Ghibli Spyder  Estimate: £230,000-£250,000 330 bhp, 4,719 cc DOHC V-8 engine, five-speed manual transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 100.4 in.

The Coolest Vintage Cars On Sale In London

1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S CabrioletEstimate: £70,000-£85,000106 hp 2,195 cc OHC six-cylinder engine with twin Solex carburettors, independent front suspension with coil springs, swing-axle rear suspension with coil springs, and four-wheel servo-assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 106.3 in.

The Coolest Vintage Cars On Sale In London

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Estimate: £245,000-£305,000 250 bhp, 2,953 cc SOHC alloy V-12 engine with triple Weber Type 36 DC13 downdraught carburettors, four-speed synchromesh transmission, front independent suspension with unequal-length wishbones, coil springs and tubular shock absorbers, live rear axle with leaf springs, Houdaille shocks with axle location by twin trailing arms, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102 in.

The Coolest Vintage Cars On Sale In London

1960 Bentley S2 Continental Coupe by H.J. Mulliner & Co. Estimate: £190,000-£230,000 178 hp, 6,230 cc OHV V-8 engine, twin SU carburettors, four-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs and wishbones, semi-elliptic rear springs with electrically controlled shock absorbers, power-assisted front and rear drum brakes, and hydraulic front and hydro-mechanical rear. Wheelbase: 123 in.

The Coolest Vintage Cars On Sale In London

1959 Ford Fairlane Galaxie 500 Sunliner Convertible Estimate: £20,000-£22,000 Est. 200 hp, 292 cu. in. overhead valve V-8 engine with Edelbrock four-barrel carburettor and intake, automatic transmission, independent front suspension, live rear axle suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.

The Coolest Vintage Cars On Sale In London

1961 Chevrolet Impala Convertible Estimate: £25,000-£30,000 170 hp, 283 cu. in. overhead valve V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle suspension, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 119 in.

The Coolest Vintage Cars On Sale In London

1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Fixed Head Coupe Estimate: £120,000-£150,000 265 bhp, 3,781 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96 in.

The Coolest Vintage Cars On Sale In London

1963 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible  Estimate: £20,000-£25,000 250 bhp, 327 cu. in. overhead valve V-8 engine, Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle suspension, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 119 in.

The Coolest Vintage Cars On Sale In London

1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Drophead Coupe by Pilkington Estimate: £110,000-£140,000 230 hp, 6,230 cc OHV V-8 engine, twin SU carburettors, four-speed automatic transmission, independent suspension, front suspension by wishbones and coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes with gearbox driven servo-assist. Wheelbase: 123 in.

The Coolest Vintage Cars On Sale In London

1964 Aston Martin DB5 ConvertibleEstimate: £585,000-£700,000282 hp, 3,995 cc dual overhead cam inline six-cylinder engine, three SU carburettors, ZF five-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle suspension with coil springs and Selectaride dampers, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 98 in.

The Coolest Vintage Cars On Sale In London

1964 Aston Martin DB5  Estimate: £300,000-£380,000 280 hp, 3,995 cc dual overhead cam inline six-cylinder engine, three SU carburettors, five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle suspension with coil springs and Selectaride dampers, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,490 mm

The Coolest Vintage Cars On Sale In London

1966 Ford Mustang 289 Convertible Estimate: £10,000-£15,000 271 hp, 289 cu. in. V-8 engine, four-barrel carburettor, automatic transmission, independent front suspension, live rear axle, and four-wheel power assisted drum brakes. Wheelbase: 108 in.

The Coolest Vintage Cars On Sale In London

1991 Rolls-Royce Corniche III Drophead Coupe Estimate: £58,000-£68,000 6,750 cc OHV V-8 engine, Bosch K Motronic fuel injection, three-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel independent suspension with hydraulic self-levelling height control, and power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 120.5 in

The Coolest Vintage Cars On Sale In London

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet  Estimate: £70,000-£85,000 106 hp 2,195 cc OHC six-cylinder engine with twin Solex carburettors, independent front suspension with coil springs, swing-axle rear suspension with coil springs, and four-wheel servo-assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 106.3 in.

The Coolest Vintage Cars On Sale In London

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet  Estimate: £70,000-£85,000 106 hp 2,195 cc OHC six-cylinder engine with twin Solex carburettors, independent front suspension with coil springs, swing-axle rear suspension with coil springs, and four-wheel servo-assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 106.3 in.

House in London With A Retractable Glass Roof

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Located in Chelsea, an affluent area of central London, is a home with a unique feature. The four bedroom, four bathroom home has a top floor family area with a retractable glass roof. The home is available for sale and is being listed by Carter Jonasfor a cool 3.75 million pounds (approx. $6 million USD).

The first two pictures below show the original design from the architect while the final two pictures (#9, #10) show how the owners have actually decorated the space to be more of a family/living room space.

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Olympics Closing Ceremony

A general view during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

 

Day 15: Top Olympic shots from London

The United States women's basketball team pose with their gold medals after defeating France.

The United States women’s basketball team pose with their gold medals after defeating France. — Christian Petersen, Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

Angel McCaughtry jumps on the back of coach Geno Auriemma after the U.S. women's basketball team defeated France 86-50 to win the gold medal.

Angel McCaughtry jumps on the back of coach Geno Auriemma after the U.S. women’s basketball team defeated France 86-50 to win the gold medal. — Phil Walter, Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

The U.S. women celebrate winning their 5th straight gold medal in basketball.

The U.S. women celebrate winning their 5th straight gold medal in basketball. — Phil Walter, Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

Kobe Bryant in attendance during the women's basketball gold medal game between USA and France.

Kobe Bryant in attendance during the women’s basketball gold medal game between USA and France. — Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE, Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports, Aug. 11, 2012

Fans show support for the U.S. prior to the gold medal women's basketball game against France.

Fans show support for the U.S. prior to the gold medal women’s basketball game against France. — Christian Petersen, Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

DeeDee Trotter and Sanya Richards-Ross celebrate after winning the gold in the women's 4x400m relay final.

DeeDee Trotter and Sanya Richards-Ross celebrate after winning the gold in the women’s 4x400m relay final. — Andrew P. Scott-USA TODAY, Andrew P. Scott-USA TODAY Sports, Aug. 11, 2012

Sanya Richards-Ross celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win gold in the women's 4x400m relay final.

Sanya Richards-Ross celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win gold in the women’s 4x400m relay final. — Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY, Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports, Aug. 11, 2012

Allyson Felix takes the baton from U.S. teammate DeeDee Trotter in the women's 4x400m relay final.

Allyson Felix takes the baton from U.S. teammate DeeDee Trotter in the women’s 4x400m relay final. — DYLAN MARTINEZ, REUTERS, Aug. 11, 2012

U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay celebrates with fans in the stands after taking silver in the men's 4x100m relay final.

U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay celebrates with fans in the stands after taking silver in the men’s 4x100m relay final. — Andrew P. Scott-USA TODAY, Andrew P. Scott-USA TODAY Sports, Aug. 11, 2012

Jamaica's Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Nesta Carter and Michael Frater pose next to their new world record of 36.84 seconds after winning the men's 4x100m relay final.

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Nesta Carter and Michael Frater pose next to their new world record of 36.84 seconds after winning the men’s 4x100m relay final. — KAI PFAFFENBACH, REUTERS, Aug. 11, 2012

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after crossing the finish line on the anchor leg to set a world record in the men's 4x100m relay final ahead of Ryan Bailey of the U.S.

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt celebrates after crossing the finish line on the anchor leg to set a world record in the men’s 4x100m relay final ahead of Ryan Bailey of the U.S. — LUCY NICHOLSON, REUTERS, Aug. 11, 2012

Usain Bolt of Jamaica crosses the finish line ahead of Ryan Bailey of the United States to win gold and set a new world record of 36.84 during the Men's 4 x 100m relay final.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica crosses the finish line ahead of Ryan Bailey of the United States to win gold and set a new world record of 36.84 during the Men’s 4 x 100m relay final. — Streeter Lecka, Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

(Front to back) The Netherlands' Churandy Martina, US' Ryan Bailey, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, US' Justin Gatlin, Jamaica's Yohan Blake, US' Tyson Gay, Jamaica's Asafa Powell, Trinidad and Tobago's Richard Thompson compete in the men's 100m final.

(Front to back) The Netherlands’ Churandy Martina, US’ Ryan Bailey, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, US’ Justin Gatlin, Jamaica’s Yohan Blake, US’ Tyson Gay, Jamaica’s Asafa Powell, Trinidad and Tobago’s Richard Thompson compete in the men’s 100m final. —MIGUEL MEDINA, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012

U.S. diver David Boudia celebrates with his gold medal in men's 10m platform final.

U.S. diver David Boudia celebrates with his gold medal in men’s 10m platform final. — Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY, Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports, Aug. 11, 2012

Tom Daley is thrown into the pool by the British diving team after he won the bronze medal in the men's 10m platform final.

Tom Daley is thrown into the pool by the British diving team after he won the bronze medal in the men’s 10m platform final. —MICHAEL DALDER, REUTERS, Aug. 11, 2012

David Boudia of the United States celebrates with his coach Adam Soldati after winning the Men's 10m Platform Diving Final.

David Boudia of the United States celebrates with his coach Adam Soldati after winning the Men’s 10m Platform Diving Final. —Adam Pretty, Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

Nicholas McCrory of United States competes in the men's 10m platform diving semifinal.

Nicholas McCrory of United States competes in the men’s 10m platform diving semifinal. — Adam Pretty, Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

Brazilian players celebrate winning their women's gold medal volleyball match against the U.S. at Earls Court.

Brazilian players celebrate winning their women’s gold medal volleyball match against the U.S. at Earls Court. — OLIVIA HARRIS, REUTERS, Aug. 11, 2012

Destinee Hooker of the U.S. celebrates a point against Brazil during their gold medal volleyball match at Earls Court.

Destinee Hooker of the U.S. celebrates a point against Brazil during their gold medal volleyball match at Earls Court. — IVAN ALVARADO, REUTERS, Aug. 11, 2012

Gold medalist Mohamed Farah of Britain poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 5000m.

Gold medalist Mohamed Farah of Britain poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 5000m. — Stu Forster, Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

Britain's Mo Farah reacts as he wins the men's 5000m final at Olympic Stadium.

Britain’s Mo Farah reacts as he wins the men’s 5000m final at Olympic Stadium. — LUCY NICHOLSON, REUTERS, Aug. 11, 2012

Norway's Linn-Kristin Koren celebrates after defeating Montenegro in their women's gold medal handball match at the Basketball Arena.

Norway’s Linn-Kristin Koren celebrates after defeating Montenegro in their women’s gold medal handball match at the Basketball Arena. — MARKO DJURICA, REUTERS, Aug. 11, 2012

A supporter of Norway cheers with her baby during the women's gold medal handball match against Montenegro at the Basketball Arena.

A supporter of Norway cheers with her baby during the women’s gold medal handball match against Montenegro at the Basketball Arena. — MARKO DJURICA, REUTERS, Aug. 11, 2012

Russia's Mariya Savinova celebrates after winning the women's 800m final.

Russia’s Mariya Savinova celebrates after winning the women’s 800m final. — OLIVIER MORIN, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

Runners compete in the men's 5000m final.

Runners compete in the men’s 5000m final. — ADRIAN DENNIS, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago competes during the javelin throw final.

Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago competes during the javelin throw final. — Alexander Hassenstein, Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

South Korea's Hwang Woojin loses control of his horse Shearwater Oscar during the Show Jumping event of the modern pentathlon.

South Korea’s Hwang Woojin loses control of his horse Shearwater Oscar during the Show Jumping event of the modern pentathlon. — JOHN MACDOUGALL, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

Mexico's players celebrate winning the gold medal after defeating Brazil in their men's gold medal match at Wembley Stadium.

Mexico’s players celebrate winning the gold medal after defeating Brazil in their men’s gold medal match at Wembley Stadium. —PAUL HANNA, REUTERS, Aug. 11, 2012

Mexico's Oribe Peralta celebrates with teammates after he scored his team's second goal in the gold medal soccer match against Brazil at Wembley Stadium.

Mexico’s Oribe Peralta celebrates with teammates after he scored his team’s second goal in the gold medal soccer match against Brazil at Wembley Stadium. — LUIS ACOSTA, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

Hector Herrera of Mexico (L) and Sandro of Brazil battle for the ball during the Men's Football Final between Brazil and Mexico.

Hector Herrera of Mexico (L) and Sandro of Brazil battle for the ball during the Men’s Football Final between Brazil and Mexico. —Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

Turkey's Ibrahim Bolukbasi is declared the winner after defeating Jake Herbert of the U.S. in their Men's 84kg Freestyle repechage round 2 match.

Turkey’s Ibrahim Bolukbasi is declared the winner after defeating Jake Herbert of the U.S. in their Men’s 84kg Freestyle repechage round 2 match. — MARWAN NAAMANI, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

A woman wears a hat with the Olympic rings before the athletics competition.

A woman wears a hat with the Olympic rings before the athletics competition. — DAVID GRAY, REUTERS, Aug. 11, 2012

Maria Michta (USA) pours water on her head during the women's 20km race walk during the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Mall.

Maria Michta (USA) pours water on her head during the women’s 20km race walk during the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Mall. — Matt Kryger-USA TODAY, Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports, Aug. 11, 2012

Russia's Sergey Kirdyapkin leads the pack as they walk past Buckingham Palace during the men's 50km race walk.

Russia’s Sergey Kirdyapkin leads the pack as they walk past Buckingham Palace during the men’s 50km race walk. — MARTIN BUREAU, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

Ukraine's Alina Maksymenko performs her ribbon program during the individual all-around final of the rythmic gymnastics event. Russia's Evgeniya Kanaeva won gold while her compatriot Daria Dmitrieva took silver and Belarus' Liubou Charkashyna got bronze.

Ukraine’s Alina Maksymenko performs her ribbon program during the individual all-around final of the rythmic gymnastics event. Russia’s Evgeniya Kanaeva won gold while her compatriot Daria Dmitrieva took silver and Belarus’ Liubou Charkashyna got bronze. — ANTONIN THUILLIER, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

Russia's Daria Dmitrieva competes using the hoop in their individual all-around gymnastics final match.

Russia’s Daria Dmitrieva competes using the hoop in their individual all-around gymnastics final match. — MIKE BLAKE, REUTERS, Aug. 11, 2012

Spain's Angela Pumariega Menendez, Sofia Toro Prieto Puga and Tamara Echegoyen Dominguez celebrate on the podium after winning gold in the Elliott 6m sailing class.

Spain’s Angela Pumariega Menendez, Sofia Toro Prieto Puga and Tamara Echegoyen Dominguez celebrate on the podium after winning gold in the Elliott 6m sailing class. — WILLIAM WEST, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

Spain's Angela Pumariega Menendez, Sofia Toro Prieto Puga and Tamara Echegoyen Dominguez leap into the water after winning gold in the women's sailing Elliott 6m event.

Spain’s Angela Pumariega Menendez, Sofia Toro Prieto Puga and Tamara Echegoyen Dominguez leap into the water after winning gold in the women’s sailing Elliott 6m event. — WILLIAM WEST, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

Australia's Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty sail during the women's Elliott 6m medal race.

Australia’s Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty sail during the women’s Elliott 6m medal race. — PASCAL LAUENER, REUTERS, Aug. 11, 2012

A view of Wembley Stadium during the men's soccer gold medal match between Brazil and Mexico.

A view of Wembley Stadium during the men’s soccer gold medal match between Brazil and Mexico. — Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESS, Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA, Aug. 11, 2012

Czech Republic's David Svoboda (R) and China's Cao Zhongrong shoot at their targets in the men's Modern Pentathlon.

Czech Republic’s David Svoboda (R) and China’s Cao Zhongrong shoot at their targets in the men’s Modern Pentathlon. — JOHN MACDOUGALL, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 11, 2012

The sun sets behind the 2012 London Olympic Rings on Tower Bridge in London.

London 2012: The Olympic Games In Pix Day 14

The world is going to have to go sports cold turkey when the London Olympic Games come to an end this Sunday. The number of sports we have seen is simpy breathtaking. Yesterday the one that stood out for me was the BMX racing. Fast, furious, and dangerous.

 

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1Athletes compete in the men’s canoe single (C1) 200m heat at the Eton Dorney during the London 2012 Olympic Games . DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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2Russia’s Daria Dmitrieva competes using the ribbon in her individual all-around gymnastics qualification match at the Wembley Arena. MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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3Argentina’s Miguel Antonio Correa reacts after competing in the men’s kayak double (K2) 200m semifinal at the Eton Dorney during the London 2012 Olympic Games. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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4Venezuela’s Ricardo Roberty Moreno bleeds during his fight with Guinea-Bissau’s Augusto Midana on the 74Kg on the Freestyle wrestling at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games. SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS

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5China’s Zou Shiming fights Ireland’s Paddy Barnes during their Men’s Light Fly (49kg) semi-final boxing match at the London Olympic Games . DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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6Russia’s Evgeniya Kanaeva competes using the ribbon in her individual all-around gymnastics qualification match at the Wembley Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games . MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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7Tunisia’s Oussama Mellouli prays after winning gold in the men’s 10km marathon swimming at Hyde Park during the London Olympic Games. DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS

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8Alex Meyer of the U.S. drinks as he competes in the men’s 10km marathon swimming at Hyde Park during the London Olympic Games. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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9Australia’s Janine Murray competes using the clubs in her individual all-around gymnastics qualification match during the London 2012 Olympic Games. JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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10Japan’s team are seen underwater as they perform in the synchronised swimming teams free routine final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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11Jordan Ernest Burroughs of U.S. fights with Canada’s Matthew Judah Gentry on the Men’s 74Kg Freestyle wrestling at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games. GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS

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12Latvia’s Rihards Veide and Edzus Treimanis crash with France’s Quentin Caleyron and Connor Fields of the U.S. during the men’s BMX semi-final run during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BMX Track in the Olympic Park. PAUL HANNA/REUTERS

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13Paige Mcpherson of the U.S. competes against Turkey’s Nur Tatar during their women’s -67kg quarterfinal taekwondo match at the London Olympic Games. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

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14Spain’s team perform in the synchronised swimming teams free routine final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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15Latvia’s Edzus Treimanis is seen with kinesio tape on his face during the men’s BMX semi-final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BMX Track in the Olympic Park. STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS

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16Italy’s Clemente Russo celebrates after being declared the winner over Azerbajan’s Teymur Mammadov after their Men’s Heavy (91kg) semi-final boxing match at the London Olympic Games. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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17Japan’s team are seen from underwater as they dive in to perform in the synchronised swimming teams free routine final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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18Latvia’s Maris Strombergs stand under the finish line after winning the men’s BMX event during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BMX Track in the Olympic Park . STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS

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19Cyclists compete in the men’s BMX final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BMX Track in the Olympic Park . PAUL HANNA/REUTERS

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20Japan’s team are seen underwater as they perform in the synchronised swimming teams free routine final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre. TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS

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21Spain’s Gasol fouls Russia’s Fridzon during their men’s basketball semifinal match at the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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22Bulgaria’s Tervel Pulev reacts after losing to Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk in their men’s heavy (91kg) semi-final boxing match at the London Olympic Games. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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23Gold medallist Latvia’s Maris Strombergs sings his national anthem at the men’s BMX victory ceremony during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BMX Track in the Olympic Park. PAUL HANNA/REUTERS

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24Nevin reacts after being declared the winner over Estrada after their Men’s Bantam (56kg) semi-final boxing match at the London Olympic Games. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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25Hungary’s Gergo Ivancsik reacts after his team was defeated by Sweden in their men’s semi-final match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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26Great Britain’s players celebrate winning at the women’s bronze medal hockey match at Riverbank Arena at London 2012 Olympic Games. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

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27Britain’s Adam Gemili reacts after his team was disqualified in the men’s 4x100m relay round 1 heat during the London 2012 Olympic Games. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

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28Japan’s Shinji Takahira celebrates his team’s qualification to the final after the men’s 4x100m relay round 1 heat during the London 2012 Olympic Games . DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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29Jordan Ernest Burroughs of U.S. reacts after defeating Iran’s Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi on the final of the Men’s 74Kg Freestyle wrestling at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games. SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS

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30Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar celebrates as she crosses the finish line in first place in the women’s 5000m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

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31Brazil’s Rezende celebrates with his team mates winning the second set against Italy during their men’s semi-final volleyball match at Earls Court during the London 2012 Olympic Games . IVAN ALVARADO/REUTERS

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32Russia’s Misha Aloian fights Mongolia’s Tugstsogt Nyambayar during their Men’s Fly (52kg) semi-final boxing match at the London Olympic Games. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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33Visitors cast their shadows as they stroll at the ExCel arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games in London. MURAD SEZER/REUTERS

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34Jordan Ernest Burroughs of U.S. celebrates with fans after defeating Iran’s Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi on the final of the Men’s 74Kg Freestyle wrestling at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games. GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS

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35Carmelita Jeter of the U.S. reacts as she wins the women’s 4x100m relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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36Members of the U.S. team pose with their national flags after winning the women’s 4x100m relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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37Italy’s players celebrate after they defeated Serbia in their Men’s Semifinal water polo match during the London 2012 Olympic Games. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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38Australia’s Matthew Mitcham performs his first dive during the men’s 10m platform preliminary round at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre . TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS

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39Italy’s Felugo and Tempesti celebrate their team’s victory over Serbia in their Men’s Semifinal water polo match during the London 2012 Olympic Games. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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40Morgan Uceny of the U.S. reacts after failing to finish the women’s 1500m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

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41France’s Renaud Lavillenie reacts as he competes in the men’s pole vault final at the London 2012 Olympic Games. MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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42France’s Renaud Lavillenie successfully clears 5.97m during the men’s pole vault final at the London 2012 Olympic Games . MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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43Argentina’s Delfino is guarded by Bryant of the U.S. during their men’s basketball semifinal match at the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games. SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS

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44Netherlands’ Lammers and van As celebrate winning against Argentina during their women’s gold medal hockey match at Riverbank Arena at London 2012 Olympic Games. DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS

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45Bahamas team celebrate after winning gold in the men’s 4x400m relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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46Netherlands’ team playrs throw flowers as they pose with their gold medals during the women’s hockey victory ceremony at the Riverbank Arena at the London 2012 Olympic Games. SIMON NEWMAN/REUTERS

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47Azerbaijan’s Magomedrasul Medzhidov gives a thumbs down after Italy’s Roberto Cammarelle was declared the winner of their Men’s Super Heavy (+91kg) semi-final boxing match at the London Olympic Games . DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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48Gold medallist Argentina’s Sebastian Eduardo Crismanich cries as his national anthem is played at the men’s -80kg taekwondo victory ceremony during the London Olympic Games at the ExCeL venue. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

London Olympics 1908

These photos of the 1908 London Olympics are all kinds of wonderful. Oh, how the times have changed.

Day 9: Top Olympic shots from London

Usain Bolt of Jamaica crosses the finish line ahead of Ryan Bailey of the United States, Yohan Blake of Jamaica and Justin Gatlin of the United States to win the Men's 100m final.
Usain Bolt of Jamaica crosses the finish line ahead of Ryan Bailey of the United States, Yohan Blake of Jamaica and Justin Gatlin of the United States to win the Men’s 100m final. — Richard Heathcote, Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the men's 100m final.
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the men’s 100m final. — OLIVIER MORIN, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
Sanya Richards-Ross celebrates winning gold in the women's 400m her husband, Giants cornerback Aaron Ross.
Sanya Richards-Ross celebrates winning gold in the women’s 400m her husband, Giants cornerback Aaron Ross. — Streeter Lecka, Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
McKayla Maroney with her silver medal in the women's vault victory ceremony.
McKayla Maroney with her silver medal in the women’s vault victory ceremony. — BRIAN SNYDER, REUTERS, Aug. 5, 2012
McKayla Maroney of the U.S. reacts after falling from the vault in the women's gymnastics vault final.
McKayla Maroney of the U.S. reacts after falling from the vault in the women’s gymnastics vault final. — MIKE BLAKE, REUTERS, Aug. 5, 2012
Kerry Jennings-Walsh stretches, but can't reach a spiked ball by Italy's Marta Menegatti, left, during the women's beach volleyball quarterfinal match.
Kerry Jennings-Walsh stretches, but can’t reach a spiked ball by Italy’s Marta Menegatti, left, during the women’s beach volleyball quarterfinal match. — Robert Gauthier, McClatchy-Tribune, Aug. 5, 2012
Laura Ludwig of Germany celebrates during a quarterfinal match against Brazil.
Laura Ludwig of Germany celebrates during a quarterfinal match against Brazil. — Ryan Pierse, Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
Germany's gymnast Marcel Nguyen competes in the men's floor exercise final.
Germany’s gymnast Marcel Nguyen competes in the men’s floor exercise final. — BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
Krisztian Berki of Hungary competes on the horse during the men's pommel horse final.
Krisztian Berki of Hungary competes on the horse during the men’s pommel horse final. — Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
British gymnast Rebecca Tunney speaks to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they watch the men's pommel horse competition in the North Greenwich Arena.
British gymnast Rebecca Tunney speaks to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they watch the men’s pommel horse competition in the North Greenwich Arena. — OLIVIA HARRIS, Reuters, Aug. 5, 2012
Foluke Akinradewo of the U.S. serves against Turkey during their women's group B volleyball match at Earls Court.
Foluke Akinradewo of the U.S. serves against Turkey during their women’s group B volleyball match at Earls Court. — IVAN ALVARADO, REUTERS, Aug. 5, 2012
Great Britain's Andy Murray poses with his gold medal and the Union Jack at the end of the men's singles tennis tournament.
Great Britain’s Andy Murray poses with his gold medal and the Union Jack at the end of the men’s singles tennis tournament. — LEON NEAL, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after winning the men's singles gold medal match.
Great Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates after winning the men’s singles gold medal match. — LUIS ACOSTA, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
Plancarte Delgado and Nuria Diosdado of Mexico compete in the women's duets synchronized swimming technical routine.
Plancarte Delgado and Nuria Diosdado of Mexico compete in the women’s duets synchronized swimming technical routine. — Al Bello, Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
Russia's Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina are seen underwater as they perform in the synchronised swimming duets technical routine qualification round.
Russia’s Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina are seen underwater as they perform in the synchronised swimming duets technical routine qualification round. —MICHAEL DALDER, REUTERS, Aug. 5, 2012
Serena and Venus Williams celebrate on the podium after receiving their gold medal for winning the doubles tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon.
Serena and Venus Williams celebrate on the podium after receiving their gold medal for winning the doubles tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon. — MARTIN BERNETTI, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
U.S. tennis players Venus Williams, left, and her sister, Serena Williams, right, celebrate winning match point to take the gold medal in the doubles competition against Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) and Lucie Hradeka (CZE) during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wimbledon.
U.S. tennis players Venus Williams, left, and her sister, Serena Williams, right, celebrate winning match point to take the gold medal in the doubles competition against Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) and Lucie Hradeka (CZE) during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wimbledon. — Christopher Hanewinckel, USA TODAY Sports, Aug. 5, 2012
Canada's Eric Lamaze on Derly Chin de Muze competes in the second Individual Show Jumping qualifier.
Canada’s Eric Lamaze on Derly Chin de Muze competes in the second Individual Show Jumping qualifier. — JOHN MACDOUGALL, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
South Korea's Yang Hyo-Jin (right, top) spikes as China's Ma Yunwen (right, bottom) attempts to block during the Women's preliminary pool B volleyball match between China and South Korea in the 2012 London Olympic Games in London.
South Korea’s Yang Hyo-Jin (right, top) spikes as China’s Ma Yunwen (right, bottom) attempts to block during the Women’s preliminary pool B volleyball match between China and South Korea in the 2012 London Olympic Games in London. — Kirill Kudryavtsev, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in the Women's Marathon on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in the Women’s Marathon on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. — Streeter Lecka, Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
Sweden's crew Max Salminen celebrates after winning the men's star class keelboat medal race sailing competition with his skipper Fredrik Loof at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth and Portland in southern England.
Sweden’s crew Max Salminen celebrates after winning the men’s star class keelboat medal race sailing competition with his skipper Fredrik Loof at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth and Portland in southern England. — Pascal Lauener, Reuters, Aug. 5, 2012
France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, who won silver, carries gold medallist Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi as they celebrate after the men's 3000m steeplechase final.
France’s Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, who won silver, carries gold medallist Kenya’s Ezekiel Kemboi as they celebrate after the men’s 3000m steeplechase final. —DYLAN MARTINEZ, REUTERS, Aug. 5, 2012
Brazil's Adriana Pinto is thrown into the air by teammates to honor her final game with the Brazil National Team following a game against Great Britain.
Brazil’s Adriana Pinto is thrown into the air by teammates to honor her final game with the Brazil National Team following a game against Great Britain. — Christian Petersen, Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
Japan's team celebrates a point for Koki Niwa against Hong Kong's Peng Tang during a table tennis men's team quarter-final match
Japan’s team celebrates a point for Koki Niwa against Hong Kong’s Peng Tang during a table tennis men’s team quarter-final match — Saeed Khan, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
U.S. silver medalists Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch and Lauren Tamayo stand on the podium for photos after their second place finish in the London 2012 Olympic Games women's team pursuit track cycling event at the Velodrome in the Olympic Park in East London.
U.S. silver medalists Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch and Lauren Tamayo stand on the podium for photos after their second place finish in the London 2012 Olympic Games women’s team pursuit track cycling event at the Velodrome in the Olympic Park in East London. — Odd Anderson, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
Holly Mangold of the U.S. competes in the women's +75kg group A clean and jerk weightlifting competition.
Holly Mangold of the U.S. competes in the women’s +75kg group A clean and jerk weightlifting competition. — DAMIR SAGOLJ, REUTERS, Aug. 5, 2012
Nick Mangold of the Jets watches his sister Holly in the women's +75kg weightlifting at ExCeL - South Arena 3.
Nick Mangold of the Jets watches his sister Holly in the women’s +75kg weightlifting at ExCeL – South Arena 3. — Matt Kryger-USA TODAY, Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports, Aug. 5, 2012
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius runs during his men's 400m semifinal.
South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius runs during his men’s 400m semifinal. — MICHAEL DALDER, REUTERS, Aug. 5, 2012
LASZLO BALOGH, REUTERS, Aug. 5, 2012
Britain's Ben Ainslie holds flares as he celebrates winning the men's finn class sailing competition.
Britain’s Ben Ainslie holds flares as he celebrates winning the men’s finn class sailing competition. — PASCAL LAUENER, REUTERS, Aug. 5, 2012
U.S. runners Shalane Flanagan (right) and Kara Goucher embrace after finishing 10th and 11th in the women's marathon.
U.S. runners Shalane Flanagan (right) and Kara Goucher embrace after finishing 10th and 11th in the women’s marathon. — Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE, Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports, Aug. 5, 2012
Portugal's Ana Dulce Felix lays on the ground after competing the women's marathon final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Portugal’s Ana Dulce Felix lays on the ground after competing the women’s marathon final at the London 2012 Olympic Games. — Mark Blinch, Reuters, Aug. 5, 2012
Angola's Isabel Fernandes and Joelma Viegas challenge Brazil's Mayara Moura in their women's handball Preliminaries Group A match at the Copper Box venue.
Angola’s Isabel Fernandes and Joelma Viegas challenge Brazil’s Mayara Moura in their women’s handball Preliminaries Group A match at the Copper Box venue. — Marko Djurica, Reuters, Aug. 5, 2012
Britain's Ben Maher rides Tripple X during the equestrian individual jumping second qualifier at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Britain’s Ben Maher rides Tripple X during the equestrian individual jumping second qualifier at the London 2012 Olympic Games. — Mike Hutchings, Reuters, Aug. 5, 2012
U.S. athletes Shalane Flanagan, right, Kara Goucher, left, and Italy's Valeria Straneo, center, run under heavy rain during the women's marathon at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
U.S. athletes Shalane Flanagan, right, Kara Goucher, left, and Italy’s Valeria Straneo, center, run under heavy rain during the women’s marathon at the London 2012 Olympic Games. — Ben Stansall, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
Angola's Luisa Tomas, left, fights for the ball with Czech Republic's Petra Kulichova during their women's preliminary round Group A basketball match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Angola’s Luisa Tomas, left, fights for the ball with Czech Republic’s Petra Kulichova during their women’s preliminary round Group A basketball match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games. — Sergio Perez, Reuters, Aug. 5, 2012
Jesus Serrano of Spain competes in the Men's Trap Shooting on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Game at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
Jesus Serrano of Spain competes in the Men’s Trap Shooting on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Game at the Royal Artillery Barracks. — Lars Baron, Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
Mostafa Mansour, of Egypt, trains for canoe sprint in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney near London.
Mostafa Mansour, of Egypt, trains for canoe sprint in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney near London. — Jim Young, Reuters, Aug. 5, 2012
Anna Meares of Australia competes in the Women's Sprint Track Cycling Qualifying on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Velodrome.
Anna Meares of Australia competes in the Women’s Sprint Track Cycling Qualifying on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Velodrome. — Bryn Lennon, Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
Belgium's Xavier Reckinger, right, fights for a ball with New Zealand's Ryan Archibald during their men's group B hockey match at Riverbank Arena at the London
Belgium’s Xavier Reckinger, right, fights for a ball with New Zealand’s Ryan Archibald during their men’s group B hockey match at Riverbank Arena at the London — Sergio Moraes, Reuters, Aug. 5, 2012
Russia's Renal Ganeev, left, fences against Germany's Sebastian Bachmann during the men's foil team quarterfinals as part of the fencing event of London.
Russia’s Renal Ganeev, left, fences against Germany’s Sebastian Bachmann during the men’s foil team quarterfinals as part of the fencing event of London. — Toshifumi Kitamura, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
Japan's Jun Mizutani serves to Hong Kong's Jiang Tianyi in their men's team quarterfinals table tennis match at the ExCel venue.
Japan’s Jun Mizutani serves to Hong Kong’s Jiang Tianyi in their men’s team quarterfinals table tennis match at the ExCel venue. — Darren Staples, Reuters, Aug. 5, 2012
Workers deploy a tarp over the court as rain delays the men's singles tennis bronze medal match between Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro (left, in blue) and Serbia's Novak Djokovic (left, in white) at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Workers deploy a tarp over the court as rain delays the men’s singles tennis bronze medal match between Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro (left, in blue) and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (left, in white) at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games. — Adrees Latif, Reuters, Aug. 5, 2012
South Africa's Thornton McDade (top) celebrates his goal against Pakistan with team mate during their men's group A hockey match at Riverbank Arena.
South Africa’s Thornton McDade (top) celebrates his goal against Pakistan with team mate during their men’s group A hockey match at Riverbank Arena. — Sergio Moraes, Reuters, Aug. 5, 2012
Britain's Edward Clancy competes in the track cycling men's omnium 4km individual pursuit at the Velodrome.
Britain’s Edward Clancy competes in the track cycling men’s omnium 4km individual pursuit at the Velodrome. — Stefano Rellandini, Reuters, Aug. 5, 2012
South Korea's Lee Yong Dae, left, and Chung Jae Sung celebrate their victory over Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia during the bronze medal men's doubles badminton match.
South Korea’s Lee Yong Dae, left, and Chung Jae Sung celebrate their victory over Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia during the bronze medal men’s doubles badminton match. — Adek Berry, AFP/Getty Images, Aug. 5, 2012
France's Victor Sintes, right, is treated by a medic after being injured during the men's foil team quarterfinals.
France’s Victor Sintes, right, is treated by a medic after being injured during the men’s foil team quarterfinals. — Alb

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

Berlin-based firm Magma Architecture designed the truly unforgettable shooting ranges for the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games. Composed of three temporary tent-like structures that are covered in a white PVC membrane that is broken up with brightly colored circular openings. Held up by steel trusses, the facades of the structures are stretched and feature the protruding circles that are not just for looks – they actually create ventilation and maintain the temperature inside. The circles also make up the entry and exit points.

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

The structures are easily disassembled without leaving any lasting damage to the site.

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

Doesn’t the exterior look like it was shot up with bullets? Well, extremely colorful bullets. Or some sort of undersea creature.

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

The white membrane still allows light to filter through which makes the venue  seem bright and airy.

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

London 2012: Opening Ceremony Indian Contingent Gatecrasher Identified

The woman turned out not to be part of the Indian group of athletes.

While it was very late in the night in India when the opening ceremony was telecast on ESPN Star Sports with a second feed on state broadcaster Doordarshan, the 10-second clip of the Indian contingent marching by with the smiling gatecrasher waving to the crowds, hit the headlines here over the weekend.

The mystery woman has now been identified in the media here asMadhura Nagendra, a student from Bangalore who was a dancer in one of the segments of Danny Boyle‘s opening ceremony.

The media storm she caused is still simmering, with people wondering how such a breach could occur at the Games and Indian officials fuming at the faux pas.

London Olympics organizing committee head Sebastian Coe has also confirmed that the woman “was a cast member” and that “she obviously should not have been there.” He added: “She was slightly over-excited.”

The woman’s family has also started to speak out in the Indian media.

“My daughter was selected for a performance at the inaugural by Danny Boyle,” Madhura’s father, K L Nagendra, a leather export entrepreneur, told a newspaper, maintaining that his daughter was not an intruder. “Being an Indian, the organizing committee might have selected Madhura to take the team inside the stadium,” he said but also added that the incident “might have hurt our team’s feelings.” He added: “I feel very sorry for that.”

India has just won its first medal, a bronze in shooting picked up by Gagan Narang, which has brought the Olympics spotlight here back on the players.