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LONDON OLYMPICS: GREAT BRITAIN ON FIRE


The track cycling events are all wrapped up at London’s Olympic Velodrome now and it is without a doubt that the Brits are still the super power on the track. I will admit that there were times in the past few years where I thought the British dynasty was over. Since the 2008 Olympics, Australia, Canada, France, Germany and USA all seem to have had moments where they overpowered the UK in certain events. However, while bidding farewell to some of their veteran stars and simultaneously ushering in young, fresh champions into the international spotlight, British Cycling has proven that they are still the force to be reckoned with. Over the past 6 days in London, British track cyclists were awarded 9 Olympic medals (7 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze) and have raised the bar on 3 World Records. Major kudos go out to Team GB for such an impressive show on their own home turf.

CRANE TV: LONDON OLYMPIC VELODROME


Another feature about the London Olympic Velodrome including interviews with some of the engineers and architects who designed this amazing facility.

SCALEXTRIC VELODROME AD


Okay I know my last couple posts featured some miniature velodrome action but it really doesn’t get much smaller than this! The London Olympic Scalextric Velodrome is now available to order HERE.

AVANTONE: LONDON OLYMPIC VELODROME


This velodrome really is a work of art and in less than three hundred days, the world’s top track cyclists will be spinning around on these boards. Can’t wait.

RIBA - LONDON 2012 VELODROME


I’ve mentioned before that the London Olympic Velodrome building is up for the prestigious Stirling Prize — an architectural award presented by the Royal Institute of British Architects. This video produced by RIBA goes over the refined details and features of the velodrome and its structure. Check it out!

LONDON OLYMPIC VELODROME OPENS


With 18 months until the games begin, opening ceremonies were held yesterday to celebrate the completion of the beautiful new velodrome for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

BBC has the story and the pictures.
SCALEXTRIC VELODROME 

I first heard about Scalextric's 2012 London Olympic Velodrome set a few days ago through an article in The Guardian but didn’t want to post anything until I could see the actual product.  This is just a mock-up version for the 2011 Toy Fair but it still looks pretty rad!

See more pics and details at Pocket Lint.
SCALEXTRIC VELODROME 

I first heard about Scalextric's 2012 London Olympic Velodrome set a few days ago through an article in The Guardian but didn’t want to post anything until I could see the actual product.  This is just a mock-up version for the 2011 Toy Fair but it still looks pretty rad!

See more pics and details at Pocket Lint.

SCALEXTRIC VELODROME


I first heard about Scalextric's 2012 London Olympic Velodrome set a few days ago through an article in The Guardian but didn’t want to post anything until I could see the actual product. This is just a mock-up version for the 2011 Toy Fair but it still looks pretty rad!

See more pics and details at Pocket Lint.
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CONDOR CYCLES VISITS THE LONDON VELODROME


Here are the numbers:

56 » Kilometers of Siberian pine from sustainable resources.

360,000 » Nails holding the track together.

6,000 » Seats for spectators.

4 » Screens that scroll down from the ceiling.

48 » TV cameras mounted in the stadium for broadcasting the races.

1948 » The year that the Olympics were last held in London. Track cycling events were contested at Herne Hill Velodrome.

2012 » The year the Olympics are coming back to London. Tickets will be available here.

Check out more details and photos from their visit on the Condor blog.


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