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In a word ... savage.
How about ...primitive...crude...wild...unsophisticated?
How about ...edgy?
That guy is Iranian:
Oh, actually in that screenshot they've actually got the correct name order for the Korean dude. Which makes "Krisztian Pars" (instead of Pars Krisztián) all the more mystifying.
>Western name order
I suppose it would depend on where you see the names, I have seen Korean and Chinese athletes’ names in their preferred order on scoreboards, shirts and television captions.
As for use of diacritics I am convinced there are IOC rules for the presentation of names – there are rules for virtually everything else, all wayfinding within a stadium or the Olympic Park has to be bilingual (French and English are the two official languages of the Olympics), but as soon as you step out of the stadium only English is required for LOCOG wayfinding. You would not believe how complex the guidelines for some of the wayfinding was/is.
It bothers me that the logo is unevenly spaced and furthermore that the atletes' names are simply printed on what looks like A4, sometimes in very condensed Futura, all in caps. Also, those blue standing charts are awful!!! All caps, very rottenly spaced, all caps. Why??? I also noticed a really oldfashioned score board with red LEDs. When the OG cost so much, couldn't they afford a nice huge hi-res screen?
Free styln' the ampersand!
I didn't know they let decapitated corpses into the olympics.
Many of the events are pretty mindless.
London Bridge is falling down.
On a positive note, It is enlightening to know that I spent a great deal of my indolent youth training for the Olympics...
@hrant – Well, the OL are not a Youth Association event, so we won't see pancake baking, flower IDing or skill runs on the list, more's the pity.
Just reminded me of some anon's saying: "The '-do' is a '-jutsu' gone to the Olympics."
The amazing Kate Moss doing her thing along side the almost as amazing Olympic cauldron during the closing ceremonies!
Check out all that typography in the background... :)
George Michael performing his mega hit Freedom! Closing ceremonies were awesome!!
London 2012 will live forever.
Well , I think the logo will be recognisable for a long time, although not attractive by any standards, it is striking.