cutest thing ever! Matt Grevers proposed to his girlfriend, another athlete, at the olympic trials
the guy in the background of the second gif tho
The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings, hanging beneath Tower Bridge, during the London 2012 Olympic Games - August 3, 2012.
In his first Olympic games, ranked only 21 in the world, Canadian judoka Antoine Valois-Fortier pulls out an astounding bronze medal win— Canada’s first Judo medal since Sydney 2000 and the first medal ever earned for Canada in his weight class.
In the match that would decide who would fence for the gold, Germany’s Britta Heidemann landed a match-clinching touch. But was it in time? South Korea’s Shin A Lam didn’t think so. So she refused to leave.
The clock never started! So Heidemann had more than one second to land the winning touch. At the very least, whether she landed it in time was highly in doubt. The match should have continued into another round, but instead Shin was declared the loser. So South Korea’s coach went to the judges.
Despite the clock issue, they ruled that the touch was good and that Heidemann was the victor. South Korea’s coach went off to file a formal appeal.
And Shin A Lam, now in tears, refused to live the piste (the platform that they fence on). In fencing, leaving the piste means that you have officially accepted the judges’ ruling. And seeing as the clock didn’t start, and she should still have a shot at gold, she sat down. It’s the filibuster of fencing.
For 45 minutes, Shin refused to live the piste.
I seriously still feel so fucking bad for her. Fucking ridiculous and -2/10 for those judges. Goddamn.
I seriously hope something terrible comes out of this, this is not representative of the Olympics. The judges should be punished and an investigation needs to be launched.
If you’ve read up on it, the gist of it was that the German was given an extra second after the clock stopped, due to a penalty against the Korean. They didn’t say what the penalty was. The referee announced the resumption of the match. The judges didn’t start the clock. The German got a match winning hit in. Without a running game clock. In what was obviously much more than a second. The judges didn’t acknowledge anything sketchy about this.
What’s worse is that in order to appeal, the Korean team needed to pay money. That’s right, Olympic judges openly announced that they were basically taking bribes for a fucking appeal on an obviously bad judgementwhile an Olympian sat on the fencing strip in hysterics for the entire world to see. The judges even had the nerve to tell her to leave after 30 minutes of deliberation, when they were the ones who told her that she’d be accepting defeat if she left the strip.
Guys, it doesn’t take a genius to see that something’s fishy here, especially when you consider that the German was the defending gold medalist.
The Queen at the open ceremony of the Olympics:
The Queen meeting Ed Sheeran:
”I declare open the games of London”
This is Gorgeous!
there were 7 billion pieces of biodegradable confetti, to represent each person in the world.
out there, in London, in the Olympic Stadium, there is a piece of biodegradable confetti dedicated to me.
THIS IS WHAT THEY MEANT WHEN THEY SAID ‘KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR A FRIEND OF OUR’ TELL ME THIS IS REAL
WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT
THAT’S THE DOCTOR AND ROSE!!!!! THEY DID IT!!! (even if it,s not exactly the same) THEY MADE IT A MOMENT FIXED IN TIME IN A WAY!!!!:D
HEWRGHEUREGH IS THIS THE REAL LIFE? *laugh chokes sobs because TARDIS noises during Bohemian Rhapsody*
OMFG YESS ;____; THEY ACTUALLY DID IT *SOBS*