Art & Culture

Olympic fans have travelled to London from all over the world to see the 2012 Games but probably no-one's journey has been quite as epic as the one made by Chen Guanming. The Chinese farmer covered 60,000 kilometers by pedicab in order to get to the Games


Windsor Castle lights up to celebrate the London 2012 Games

Windsor Castle will be spectacularly illuminated with images of past and present rowers to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Rowing competition at Eton Dorney. The stunning image projection will run over four nights from Wednesday 1 to Saturday 4 August.

The Olympic Rowing competition is taking place at Eton Dorney Rowing Centre at Dorney Lake and is on course to feature extraordinary displays of power and passion on the world-class waters whilst welcoming 25,000 spectators for each event day.

London 2012 Olympic Cauldron moved into position ready for athletics competition

The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron was moved overnight on the 29th July into its resting place in the same position as the Opening Ceremony Bell in the London 2012 Olympic Stadium ready for the athletics competition to begin on 3 August.

Beijing's Real Olympic Hero

Four years ago, amid the pyrotechnics and superlatives in the lead-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Ji Sizun's aspirations were relatively modest. A 61-year-old self-described legal activist from Fujian province, Ji had little interest in the athletic events, let alone the Chinese government's relentless "One World, One Dream" Olympics propaganda campaignthat pitched the games as proof of the ruling Chinese Communist Party's wisdom in guiding the country to world-power status.

Olympic-Class Athletes Abound in Animal Kingdom

Cheetahs, antelopes, elephants outperform best human competitors, researcher says.


Day 1 of London Olympics Earns Praise, Criticism


California's 'Silicon Beach' Draws Tech Start-Ups


Graffiti Artists Paint Beijing


IOC sanctions Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku for failing anti-doping test at the London Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that weightlifter Hysen Pulaku from Albania has been excluded from the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London.

Secretary-General to take part in London Olympics torch run

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second from right), holding the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch.