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Garden Kitty
07-02-2012, 04:49 PM
I didn't think we needed a whole thread for an article about the Olympic Village (http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/02/12509629-inside-londons-olympic-village-worlds-top-athletes-to-share-college-dorm-style-rooms?lite) and what the rooms are like, but I didn't see a good thread to post the article in.

So I hope there is some other non-competition Olympic stuff that was looking for a home. :lol:

Anyway, the rooms sound a lot like most Olympic Villages, functional but kind of spartan.

Skittl1321
07-02-2012, 04:58 PM
It really struck me how small that bed was. How do 6 feet+ athletes fit in those things?
Are they at least extra long twins like colleges use?


What athletes skip out on the village? I would imagine all the NBA super stars stay in ritzy hotels- but what about big names like Phelps? Does he slum in a twin bed with a roommate? I don't think I'd want to miss out on village life if I were ever an Olympian, but that also looks pretty awful and not really conducive to best conditions for being prepared.


Only some have en-suite bathrooms
Seriously? That is fine for a college student looking for the cheapest dorm. But making Olympic athletes leave their rooms and walk down the hall to a community restroom to pee in the middle of the night... that just seems wrong. And how do they decide who do get private bathrooms?

barbk
07-02-2012, 07:30 PM
I don't understand the flimsy construction (thin walls, lack of bathrooms & kitchens) when it is intended to serve as housing after the games. What kind of housing will that be?

Skittl1321
07-02-2012, 07:32 PM
It sounds like it is reconstructed after the Games (kitchens added, for one). Maybe the thin walls are the ones intended to be knocked out?

Garden Kitty
07-03-2012, 05:33 PM
Lots of Olympic newsletters you can sign up for, (https://secure.london2012.com/preferences/validate.cfm?s=1) including one that provides info about watching the "ticketless" events like cycling and marathon

skipaway
07-04-2012, 04:45 AM
Outrage over Official USA Portraits (http://solsticevisuals.com/post/26229830602/outrage-over-the-photographs-of-the-united-states)


Here are more on USA Portraits (http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-33747_162-10012296.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody)



While the photos were taken in May, they've only recently gained a notorious reputation thanks to a thread on reddit's photography page. Here's a typical comment on reddit's photography page:

"wow... he's trying something new for press shots, concealing some details in shadows... using FOV and perspective to distort subjects in a not-so appealing way... Oh wait, these haven't been processed... Wow they're getting worse... Ok this wasn't on purpose...these are terrible..."

Check out the Rebecca Bross photo :yikes:

Coco
07-05-2012, 01:26 PM
I wonder if the residents of the Olympic Village get to keep their comforters with all the sports logos on them.

Rob
07-05-2012, 10:13 PM
Outrage over Official USA Portraits (http://solsticevisuals.com/post/26229830602/outrage-over-the-photographs-of-the-united-states)


Here are more on USA Portraits (http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-33747_162-10012296.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody)




Check out the Rebecca Bross photo :yikes:


Official Team USA portraits of people who are not officially on the team. Hmm.

skipaway
07-05-2012, 10:25 PM
Official Team USA portraits of people who are not officially on the team. Hmm.

They were taken in May. I assume they took photos of likely olympians.

vesperholly
07-06-2012, 01:02 AM
Wash the bad taste of those awful photos out of your mouth with these really cool photos of body types of Olympians (current and former): http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=138030823&page=1

Garden Kitty
07-10-2012, 06:55 PM
USA Olympic "hotties" per MSNBC (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47984333)

barbk
07-10-2012, 08:45 PM
Official Team USA portraits of people who are not officially on the team. Hmm.

Those are some pretty awful photos. I can't tell whether the athletes or the photographer was more bored. The woman with the shotput looks like she'd just as soon chuck it at the photographer. (Gabby's photo was quite a pleasant exception.)

barbk
07-10-2012, 08:55 PM
Here's a cool Olympic story:
http://espn.go.com/espnw/olympics/7914238/2012-london-olympics-american-shooter-kim-rhode-not-your-typical-olympian

Cloudy_Gumdrops
07-11-2012, 01:43 AM
USA Olympic "hotties" per MSNBC (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47984333)

To each their own, but I'll never get why Michael Phelps is considered hot.

Scintillation
07-11-2012, 01:51 AM
Uh where is the entire US men's gymnastics team on that list of hotties? You include Michael Phelps but leave off Jake Dalton? Please.

And those "official" team photos sucked. Nice ripped paper on the floor and Nastia looked terrified in hers. I think the photographer was wasted.