Doraemon Meets Akira In This Bleak Vision of the Future

Japan has selected the adorable robot cat Doraemon as its special ambassador for its 2020 Olympic bid. And as we all know, Akira predicted the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. That can mean only one thing... » 4/07/14 1:01pm 4/07/14 1:01pm

The Chemical Brothers turn Olympic cycling into Tron

For the 2012 Olympics, British electronic stalwarts The Chemical Brothers composed "Velodrome," a theme song (unsurprisingly) for London's sweeping Hopkins Velodrome. And between each of the velodrome's sessions, design firm Crystal CG International has created a music video depicting a race between two Tron-like… » 8/07/12 1:50pm 8/07/12 1:50pm

Russian synchronized swimmers win Olympic gold with the theme to

Dario Argento's classic horror flick Suspiria — which was about supernatural evil looming over a ballet academy — featured an iconic score by Italian prog-rockers Goblin. » 8/07/12 11:25am 8/07/12 11:25am

Eight years after the Athens Olympics, some venues have been left to…

The Greek embassy estimated that it cost Greece €8.954 billion to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2004, including the construction of the Olympic Village and several shiny new athletic venues. Since then, though, some of those venues have been abandoned, making one Olympic legacy a set of decaying structures. » 8/04/12 5:00pm 8/04/12 5:00pm

This is how you build a labyrinth out of 250,000 books

We recently told you about artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo, and their plan to erect a massive maze made entirely out of books for the London 2012 Festival. At the time, we wrote that "the construction of the maze and the visitors' participation [would be] filmed for general consumption." Well, as of yesterday the … » 8/01/12 1:55pm 8/01/12 1:55pm

10 Ways the Olympics Could be Different in the Future

The modern Olympics have already changed a great deal since their early years. Arts events like architecture, literature, painting, and music went out the window in 1954, and many events, such as mountain biking, synchronized swimming, curling, and table tennis were added only in the last 30 years. So how might the… » 7/29/12 9:00am 7/29/12 9:00am

Jetpacks! Voldemort! James Bond! The Most Delightful and Ridiculous…

Was this the most science fiction and fantasy-filled Olympic opening ceremony yet? With director Danny Boyle at the helm, there were bound to be a few fantastical elements in his kickoff to the 2012 Olympic Games. Here are some of the strangest, most wondrous, and most fantasy-fuelled images to grace London's Olympic… » 7/28/12 8:00am 7/28/12 8:00am

Matt Smith carries the Olympic Torch, but not as the Doctor

After the Tenth Doctor lit the London 2012 Olympic Flame in the Doctor Who episode "Fear Her," many Who fans were clamoring for David Tennant or Matt Smith to carry the Olympic Torch. This morning in Cardiff, those fans got their wish as Matt Smith participated in the Olympic Relay and helped the Torch along to its final … » 5/26/12 8:00am 5/26/12 8:00am