Athletes pose with their daily food intake

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 14 August 2013

Photographer Umit Bektas took this series of pictures for Reuters that shows some of the world’s most celebrated athletes posing with their daily intake of food. Warning: it’s a crazy spread. Just looking makes us hungry. Athletes sure eat a lot.

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No, seriously: The 2013 Nail Olympics to be held in Rome

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Events on Tuesday 12 February 2013

If athletics just aren’t your thing, maybe you’ll be interested in a more ‘hands-on’ type of Olympic games. The 2013 Nail Olympics in Rome consists of top-notch manicurists from all over the world competing for nail-sculpting gold. This two-day competition has been around since 2001, and this year’s winner will be no less than the […]

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Lego Olympians by Savage Steel Minifigs

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By Denimu in New Products on Tuesday 18 September 2012

Just last year, Caroline and Nick Savage formed an estimate that indicated that nearly 99.9% of all people have no Lego legacy at all. Who better to immortalize in the iconic toy than the Olympic and Paralympic heroes of this last summer.

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Photos of London Olympians celebrating their wins

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By Yasmin KC in New Photography on Wednesday 12 September 2012

Ever want to know how it feels to win a medal at the Olympics? Here is a taste: the Boston Globe has provided a collection of captured moments featuring winning Olympians embracing their victories.

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Funny synchronised swimming faces

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 17 August 2012

The Olympics may have just passed, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be nostalgic immediately. Enter our fix: Buzzfeed’s fine roundup of pictures that show the athletes competing in synchronised swimming with somewhat synchronised faces that also manage to stretch the frontier of human facial expressions with nose plugs on at the same time. Yeah, we think we’re coping better with the separation anxiety now that we have these pictures.

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Underground Supporter Olympics posters by Rizon

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By Michelle Wilding in New Design on Tuesday 7 August 2012

If your eyeballs have been glued to the London 2012 Olympics, chances are you’re being bombarded with advertising. Adidas alone reportedly paid $150 million to secure an official sponsorship deal. So it’s little wonder London designers Rizon created a series of unofficial posters for small-to-medium businesses to use to keep the Games about sport, not sponsorship, as the slogan exclaims.

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Hilarious faces of Olympics divers in action

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 6 August 2012

Well, these are some very bewildered, disgruntled and hapless faces. It’s Olympics season, and some wise chap has lovingly amassed a fine collection of divers exhibiting extreme facial acrobatics in mid-air. For added effect, there’s even a version of the photos floating around online with the athletes tirelessly superimposed against toilet bowls. Can’t say we didn’t see this coming.

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Olympic Divers on the Toilet meme

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Friday 3 August 2012

I thought watching the athletes’ parents was the funniest part of the Olympics until I saw this. The comedic genius behind these photos deserves a gold medal. Great poise, perfect form. Keep your eyes open for a new event in the 2016 Games.

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Olympic-themed illustrations by Charis Tsevis

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Thursday 2 August 2012

Greek designer (really, where else could he be from?) Charis Tsevis has created new illustrations just for Yahoo!’s coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games. Tsevis designed these colorful and dynamic images for diving, running, and gymnastics. His geometric representations shows the energy and grace of the Olympic athletes.

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Olympic Vermin: a video by Leo Bridle

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By Siobhan Frost in Video on Wednesday 1 August 2012

The Olympics is about bringing people together. In this case, it’s also about bringing vermin together. Yes, even the Olympics cynics out there will get a kick out of this. A brilliant piece of work by Leo Bridle.

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Surrealist London Olympics posters by Oli Kellett

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By Davide Luciano in New Art on Thursday 3 May 2012

As the 2012 London Olympics are fast approaching, Oli Kellett has created a series of athletes that would surely have its share of world records. Each member of Team Vodkovia has been given surrealist proportions to exaggerate physical characteristics. Each athlete’s body is reshaped to enhance their natural talents.

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Art by Sweet Toof covered over in England’s East End

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By Denimu in New Art on Wednesday 18 April 2012

I’m not against the Olympics, and want it to be a success for Britain. However, I was hoping they could embrace the creative area where the site is being built (the highest concentration of creative practitioners than any other city), so I was gutted to see the work of Sweet Toof and others covered over and the resulting drama that unfolded in the East End.

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The Classic Edition of the Beijing Olympic Torch

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Products on Wednesday 20 August 2008

This is first IOC approved three-dimensional torch replica of the Summer Olympic Games. The Torch part is made from the actual steel left over from the construction of the National Stadium, nicknamed the Bird’s Nest, and is also certified by the Beijing Notary Office. Worldwide production is limited to 200,000 sets. Yowser.

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Olympic Preparations

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Wednesday 30 July 2008

In the lead-up to one of the most anticipated and controversial Olympic Games in Beijing, Boston.com cobbled together a bunch of surreal photos from the wires that depicts the hyper-sanitized, white-washed, and quasi-futuristic city Beijing has become.

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