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One of the indelible memories of the 2012 Olympics will be British track hero Mo Farah. Farah won double gold in the 10,000 meters and 5,000 meters in front of the home crowd at Olympic Stadium in two thrilling races. And you can't remember Mo Farah without also saving room in the memory bank for the home BBC broadcast that cheered him home to victory. The 10,000 meters footage of the studio cheering made even the hair on the arms of non-Brits stand up. For Farah's 5,000 meters win, the BBC spliced together footage of the race call and the studio reaction. By no means will you hear me criticize Olympic announcers from any country for being too jingoistic and cheering their own athletes, that unifying force of competing for your country and everyone in it is what the Games are all about.
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Mo Farah won the 5,000 meters to complete an Olympic distance double for Britain on Saturday night.
Backed by a boistrous, capacity crowd at 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium, Farah surged ahead late and held on to win in 13 minutes, 41.66 seconds. He still had the energy to do a few playful situps on the track before he grabbed a flag for the real celebrations.
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Mo Farah didn't want to leave anybody in doubt.
Roared on again by a boisterous, capacity crowd at the 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium, Farah surged ahead late and held on Saturday to complete a long-distance double by winning the 5,000 meters in 13 minutes, 41.66 seconds.
He still had the energy to do a few playful sit-ups on the track before he grabbed a British flag for the...
It looks like Mo’s not done running by a long shot. Truth be told, of all the Olympic memes that I’ve seen, Mo Farah Running From Things has to be my favorite. It’s simple, to the...
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While the McKayla Not Impressed Meme was based off of McKayla Maroney‘s masterful perfomance of the ***** face this latest Meme to come out of the Olympics celebrates the exuberance of Olympic legend Mo Farah. The Tumblr page called “Mo Farah Running Away From Things” featured the two time Olympic champ running away from things like Brides, a T-Rex and more. It was created...
A group of Olympic athletes from around the world on Sunday urged international leaders to tackle child malnutrition rates in poor countries.
Olympians including Ethiopian runner Tirunesh Dibaba and British long jumper Greg Rutherford, both gold medal winners at the London Games, were among athletes who wrote an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of a so-called &...