Has the Olympic torch sparked an inextinguishable flame in your heart? Have those five entwined rings awakened your dormant passion for warm-weather sports? If you're nodding your head YES while obsessively checking olympic.org in a neighboring browser tab, park your eyes here for a spell — this post was written for you!
The whole World Wide Web is wild for the 2012 London Games. We're particularly fond of Slate's photo editorial of "the sometimes scrawny, frequently mustachioed athletes from the 1912 Stockholm Olympics." Just look at these dudes:
Photo via Slate
There's plenty of Games love going around in the Vimeo community as well. The Norwegian synth-poppers Casiokids have released an animated video for “Olympiske Leker” highlighting their favorite summer sports, including the oft-overlooked sport of Danse.
And if you love the video, grab the song: The band is giving it away for free over on Soundcloud!
Contrary to popular belief, there was more than one torch relay taking place in London last Friday. Some particularly prideful critters had their own opening ceremony. See for yourself:
And hey, do you think Olympic athletes can carry a tune? Grammy Award-winning producer Mark Ronson proves that they can, but perhaps not in the ways you might expect. In the Coca-Cola Company’s documentary “Move to the Beat,” follow Mark as he travels the globe with boom mic in hand, sampling sounds of the world's greatest athletes while they train for the Games.
Mark is answering your questions about Move to the Beat in a video just for Vimeo, so check back soon.
Have you come across any great Olympics-related videos lately? Show us your medal winners in the comments below.
And speaking of winning — we'll hang a free Vimeo Plus account around your neck if you come out on top in our Foley Fun Weekend Project — there's still time to submit!+ More from the Staff Blog Archive