Lily Donaldson in a custom made Vivienne Westwood gown at the London Olympics Closing Ceremony, August 12th
A love letter to Aliya Mustafina, my glitter covered 17 year old Russian beauty and #1 Olympic crush. You gave the greatest bitchface the 2012 or any Olympics has ever seen. Your cold heart and obvious hatred for your teammates was a joy to witness. You were the perfect villain for Team USA’s likeable yet boring gymnastic team to defeat/get defeated by. I’m going to miss you.
The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings, hanging beneath Tower Bridge, during the London 2012 Olympic Games - August 3, 2012.
Jesse Owens at the Berlin Olympics, August 1936.
In August of 1936, American athlete Jesse Owens won four gold medals, setting three world records and tying a fourth in the 100 yard dash, all in front of Adolf Hitler, who had planned to use the games as a tool to promote the physical superiority of the Aryan race.
Independent Olympic Athletes at the London Olympics 2012
because in your heart you know they were the best part
Reportedly to show a Ryan Seacrest studio interview with swimmer Michael Phelps.
A new low in television, sports, and humanity.
Watch what NBC/Comcast didn’t feel like showing you here.
(Producer Matthew points out that Deadspin’s post, linked above, may have misidentified the aim of the memorial. But not its power, or its omission from the NBC telecast. More on the moving memorial hymn’s singer here.)