Tag results for: 2012 London Olympics

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Mr. Brainwash is “Not a Product” | Video

The world was introduced to Mr. Brainwash, aka Thierry Guetta, through the vastly entertaining documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop. Directed by Banksy, the film explored the world of street art while telling the story of Guetta, who was exposed — depending on one’s perspective — as … READ MORE

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2012 London Olympics – Closing Ceremony | Featuring Union Jack Flag By Damien Hirst

The closing ceremony of the London Olympics last Sunday was a fittingly elaborate three-hour coda to the Games, featuring, in the words of the organizers, a “celebration of all that’s good about London, British people, our music and our culture.” There were high-profile personalities from the worlds … READ MORE

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Richard Mille Tourbillon – Jamaica Edition | Yohan Blake Controversy

Nearly a week has gone already since Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake set a personal record of 9.75 seconds in 2012 London Olympics‘ 100-meter event. Not only has the 22-year-old clinched Silver Medal and the title of “world’s fourth fastest man ever”, but controversy and criticisms too. The … READ MORE

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Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Nike Hyperdunk+ 2012 (2012)

Nike‘s “20 Designs that Changed the Game,” in which the brand takes a look back at its most iconic basketball sneakers from the past two decades, concludes with a profile of the Nike Hyperdunk+ 2012. The creation of the shoe was the result of a concerted team … READ MORE

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Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Nike Zoom KD IV (2011)

The Nike Zoom KD IV was born in 2011, brought to life by lead designer Leo Chang after receiving a clear and simple mission from Kevin Durant: “I want it light and I want it tight to my foot.” As with all signature shoes, they need to reflect the … READ MORE

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2012 London Olympics – Worst Athlete Wipeouts

“Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport… the thrill of victory… and the agony of defeat… the human drama of athletic competition…” as American television program ABC Wide World of Sports used to open. Unfortunately, television broadcasters for the 2012 Summer Olympics in … READ MORE

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Nike LeBron X – Officially Unveiled | During 2012 Olympics Gold Medal Match

While billed as “The New Dream Team” by the British press, Team USA knew their final challenge to be one of a more nightmarish variant. After medaled with sliver during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Spaniards steadily nurtured its national team during the last four years, effectively … READ MORE

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Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Nike Zoom Hyperfuse (2010)

On a visit to China, Nike Innovation Kitchen designer Shane Kohatsu noticed pickup basketball games in which players wore mesh running shoes and even hiking boots, sparking the idea for a shoe that blended support, breathability and anti-abrasion properties. Born from that inspiration was the Nike Zoom … READ MORE

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Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Nike Zoom Kobe IV (2008)

In December 2008, NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant unveiled Nike‘s lightest basketball shoe to date, featuring a new low-cut design and a level of comfort capable of handling one of the most dynamic players in the world. This shoe, of course, was the Nike Zoom Kobe IV. When … READ MORE

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Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Nike Air Hyperdunk (2008)

It may be four years after its initial release, but the  Nike Air Hyperdunk deserves some attention even during these Olympic Games. Its place in Nike Basketball’s “20 Designs That Changed The Game” comes not only because of the technology this shoe brought to the game, but … READ MORE

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Air Jordan Olympics Dream Team Commemorative Box

The U.S. men’s basketball team defeated Australia on Wednesday to advance to the semifinals, where they’ll play Argentina in a rematch of the 2004 Athens Olympics semifinal, which Argentina won. So there’s a lot of pride on the line, something Jordan Brand is celebrating with this special … READ MORE