Posts Tagged ‘London Olympics’

Michelle O Gives A- Quarter- Pounding To Olympian Gabby Douglas For Eating An Egg McMuffin

August 14, 2012

America’s newest Olympics gymnastics star Gabby Douglas got scolded Monday  night by first lady Michelle Obama for eating a celebratory Egg McMuffin at  McDonald’s after the competition was over.

This occurred on NBC’s Tonight Show with host Jay Leno acting as  the devil on Douglas’s shoulder congratulating her for the splurge.

Michelle Obama gives Gabby Douglas a quarter pounding..



VIP Seating Empty During Olympic Games, English Military Called In For Parade Rest

July 30, 2012

Prized Olympic tickets entrusted to foreign  delegations are being openly sold by touts on the streets of Britain, it emerged  last night. They are cashing in on the huge demand for  seats by selling tickets sent overseas by Games organisers.The revelation came as a row raged over  embarrassing scenes of banks of empty seating at many Games venues – including  last night’s swimming finals.

Last night Scotland Yard said every  illegal  seller arrested so far had held tickets despatched overseas to  national  committees and official re-sellers. One of the touts held is from Germany,  another from Slovakia. The discovery raises further questions about  the way in which precious  tickets are allocated by the International Olympic  Committee. And it will fuel anger among millions of  British sport fans who have been  left watching events on TV because they failed  to get a seat in last  year’s ballot. The Yard confirmed that about 20 people had  been arrested attempting to sell tickets since the opening ceremony on Friday.

Yesterday spectators who bought tickets for  the Olympic Park, because all venues  inside were sold out of lower-priced  tickets, had the frustration of  watching pictures on the big screen of unfilled  seats.

Military at parade rest filling  empty Olympic seating..





Eye View Olympics NBC Coverage Takes Opening Ceremony From NBC Peacock Into Macys Day Turkey

July 28, 2012

Danny Boyle’s secretive Opening Ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics has finally been revealed.

However, while much of the world watched live as the 2012 London Olympics began, American audiences had to wait until primetime to watch the lighting of the flames. Looking to make up much of the $1.3 billion that NBC spent on the rights to the Olympics, the Opening Ceremony that American audiences watched was vastly different than what the rest of the world witnessed.

Continuously cutting to commercials throughout, the subtle, nuanced program that Danny Boyle planned out was all but eviscerated, as a need to recoup some of the money spent on the Olympic rights took its toll on a ceremony that the world was raving about just hours before.

Appropriately complaining about not being able to watch the Olympic Ceremony live with the rest of the world, many complaints quickly turned to the abundance of commentary that was provided by Today Show hosts Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer – and later NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas, taking over for Vieira.

NBC coverage with massive commercials and ongoing commentators changes NBC peacock to Macy’s Day turkey…


Olympic Hopeful Makes Decision To Sell Tattoo Ad Space During Games

June 27, 2011

Top Australian beach volleyballer Claire Kelly is so committed to getting her and partner Carla Kleverlaan to the London Olympics that she is offering potential sponsors tattoo space on her body, the Sunday Herald Sun reported.

For $10,000 (US$10,500) sponsors can have a 0.8 x 0.8 inch (2 x 2cm) piece of Kelly’s toned and tanned left limb, while $50,000 (US$52,490) buys a 1.9 x 1.9 inch (5 x 5cm) space on her right arm or shoulder. Other so-called “packages” are also being offered for sale on auction website eBay.

“It’s taken me months to get the courage to do this and now I’m going through with it,” Kelly said. “I was thinking, ‘Tattoo my body with a business logo just so I can have a chance to play for my country at the Olympics? I’m crazy’!