Groaning and moaning under the pressure to show moving images in online editions of classical print media like newspapers, the Guardian started to play. Lacking the TV rights and therefore not able to legally show film bits and pieces of the competitions, they created the Leg-O-Lympics: The Olympic Games 2012 in London come alive in re-enactments done with Lego athletes, brick videos of Usain Bolts 100m win, fencing semi-final with Shin A-lam’s protest, Michael Phelps’ 16th gold in the 200m individual medley, basketball, women’s gymnastics, the entire stadium – you name it. Almost better than the original and entirely TV rights-free! Lean back and enjoy.
You’ll find a much wider selection of these on the Guardian’s Homepage. The Selection on YouTube is limited.