The home coverage of the 2012 London Olympics by the BBC has emerged as an option for some stateside desperate to search for a live alternative to NBC. The centerpiece of the BBC's coverage at Olympic Stadium is their studio featuring three former Olympic track stars as analysts - British medalists Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson and American sprinter Michael Johnson. It's not their on-camera analysis that's gone viral, but rather the trio's off-camera cheering and excitement for GBR's Mo Farah in winning gold in the 10,000 meters.
Lest you think this is some sort of crazy home nation partisianship and enthusiasm, the BBC caught this footage of Jackson going crazy during Usain Bolt's 100 meter victory, shouting for "the big man" after exclaiming "look at what's his name!"
One reason for Jackson to be so excited is his pre-race prediction of a 9.64 and a gold medal for Usain Bolt. Bolt ran that 9.64 before it was rounded down officially to a 9.63. Maybe NBC could give us a streaming option that's just the BBC studio watching the track events, hopefully one that doesn't buffer.
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Being the fastest man on Earth doesn't get you through security any quicker at the Olympics.
There's no cutting the line for Usain Bolt or getting London's rigid regulations relaxed.
And the Olympic champion's not happy about it. Especially when the security guards hold him up ahead of his showpiece 100-meter event.
''I was in the line, we were waiting...
Usain Bolt posed again with Bolt Arms pointing to the sky, then put his hands behind his ears to get the crowd to yell for him more, as if they could. And then he sprinted his 200-meter heat Tuesday to an easy victory.
Well, actually, he sprinted about 125 of it, then jogged the other 75 to advance to Wednesday's semifinals.
"I was taking it as easy as possible,'&...
The men’s 100-meter final is one of the most anticipated events in the Summer Olympics and this year’s field was one of the best ever. It featured world record holder and 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the event Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake (100m winner at 2011 world championships), Asafa Powell (one-time world record [...]
Many were questioning if Usain Bolt was ready to defend his crown in the 100m after his loss to Yohan Blake at the Jamaican trials. But all of that was put to rest on Sunday when he once again took the crown of the fastest man alive and set an Olympic record of 9.63 while he was at it.
Mo Farah won the 10,000 meters at the London Olympics to give Britain three gold medals in track and field in about one hour on Saturday night.
The Somali-born Farah kicked away from a big pack coming into the final straight and won in 27 minutes, 30.42 seconds, holding off training partner Galen Rupp of the United States, who took silver in 27:30.90.
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Usain Bolt is still the fastest man on Earth tonight after winning the men’s 100m final with an Olympic World Record time of 9.64 seconds. The Jamaican super-sprinter has become a world hero /...
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London police say they have arrested a man for throwing a bottle on to the Olympic track at the start of the men's 100-meter final.
Scotland Yard says a man was heard shouting abuse and was then seen throwing a bottle immediately before the race.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who won the race, told reporters he had been unaware of the incident. He said Sunday: ''No...
Last Angry Fan has the scoop and the story on last night's 100m finals in which Jamaica’s Usain Bolt set a new Olympic record of 9.63. But it's the douchejuice who threw a bottle seconds before the...
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Krisztian Pars of Hungary got his revenge, and it was pretty sweet.
Pars won the hammer throw on a cool Sunday night with 80,000 people packed into the stadium at London Olympic Park. With the crowd still buzzing from watching Usain Bolt retain his title in the 100 meters, Pars ensured his first gold medal with a mark of 264.5 feet. It was enough to beat 2008 gold medalist Primoz...
Day Nine marked the halfway point of the London Games, and it's become clear at this point that it will be either the U.S. or China at the top of the medal count when all is said and done. The U.S. finds itself in first at the moment with 54 total medals and 26 golds, while China is right behind with 53 total medals, 25 of them gold. The story overshadowing all the others from...
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