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August 9, 2012


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.



3 Comments leave one →
  1. Fiammetta Laville permalink
    November 2, 2012 17:38


    • November 2, 2012 20:26

      I work in a field where we all the time struggle with boundaries put up by certain rights (and rights – I mean: fair enough: rights!)…
      …and when I saw this great work around, I had to share it! So clever and special!

      • Fiammetta Laville permalink
        November 2, 2012 23:23

        I agree… Have a nice night!

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