The London 2012 Olympics at The Independent
We’re now just a couple of days away from the start of the biggest sporting event to hit these shores in a generation.
Along with the athletes, we’ve been training and preparing to ensure www.independent.co.uk has it all covered, from revealing features from our esteemed writers, blogs from the competitors themselves, the latest results, iconic pictures and much more.
Here’s a guide to what www.independent.co.uk has to offer, what will be happening during the Games and why The Independent is the best place to guide you through what promises to be an unforgettable fortnight.
The key stories and in depth features
Our team of journalists have their press passes and laptops at the ready. They’ll be writing on all the key events throughout the Games as well as producing revealing features and in-depth interviews such as yesterday’s interview with Victoria Pendleton.
Every day of the Games, The Independent will be running a live blog, letting you know in an instant what’s happened, what’s going on right now and what to look out for later in the day. Pictures, links to extended articles and polls will all be supplemented by the views and thoughts of our writers. This is the platform where you can get involved yourself – with the ability to post comments on the live blog.
A gallery of all the best and most iconic images from the Olympics will be available. In our own capital city, the scope for iconic images is huge.
With exclusive blogs from some of the Team GB athletes taking part and thought provoking comment, blogs.independent.co.uk/olympics is the place to go if you’re in need of that little bit more.
Want to know how far the triathletes will swim? What a ‘tachiwaza’ in Judo means? How points are recorded in Fencing? Then check out our interactive graphics of all the key events.
Trying to plan what to watch? Specify by event, venue or day in our comprehensive schedule of all that’s going on during the Olympics. Click here for the schedule.
Are Team GB on target in the medal stakes? Check out the medal table here.
We all know Usain Bolt is the fastest man on the planet – but who holds the record for the High Jump? And what’s the furthest a Javelin has ever been thown? Find out with our comprehensive database of Olympic and World Records.
Follow @TheIndyOlympics for all the latest news.
Simon Rice is the Online Sports Editor for www.independent.co.ukTagged in: London 2012, Olympic Games, olympics, Sport, Usain Bolt
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