The Olympics are a great occasion where the best athletes from all the world’s nations come together to celebrate sporting and athletic achievement on a global stage. Here we help celebrate and catalogue the Olympics in the frame of national and vexillological news.
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Let’s admit it. It is very difficult to take Boris Johnson seriously. It’s amazing that he can actually take part in a serious political debate without people having the uncontrollable urge to burst into laughter at his appearance, his way of speaking, and his antics. Remember him waving Union Jack flags as he zip-wired and […]
As the Olympic flag was lowered earlier this year the word which was heard most often from Seb Coe, Boris Johnson and the President of the IOC Jacque Rogge was ‘Legacy’. The ambition of London 2012 was to ‘Inspire a generation’. Where better to start getting children and young people interested in sport and physical […]
It had to happen. It happens at every Olympic Games. Hundreds of journalists, thousands of spectators and millions of worldwide TV viewers are sitting on the edge of their seats waiting in anticipation of just one thing. The first controversy. It could be a breach of security. Doping scams feature high on the list. Disqualifications […]
Summer 2012 must surely be remembered for one thing. No, not the incessant rain, but the amazing abundance of flags being flown in the city of London. First, the Queens Diamond Jubilee brought out the banners, bunting, ensigns, colours and pennants for all that pageantry along the rain-soaked Thames in June. And now, flags from […]
What do Bahiya al-Hamad, Nada Mohammed Wafa Arkaji, Noor Al-Malki and Aya Majdi all have in common? Apart from having names that are very difficult to type into a blog, they are all female athletes from Qatar. Not only has Qatar never sent female athletes to any Olympics before, this year they even gave one […]
It’s almost impossible to watch a commercial break or read an on page advert without seeing the image of Sheffield Superstar Athlete Jessica Ennis, in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics. All the title sponsors are vying to associate themselves with someone who will undoubtedly be one of the stars of the show. […]
It wasn’t so long ago that flaunting the Union Jack in various manifestations went from exuberant flamboyance to being somewhat passé. London’s Carnaby Street led the way in the Swinging Sixties, persuading us all to ‘buy British’, but then we became disillusioned with our national flag representing all that was best in Britain, as world […]
Many a graphic designer over the years has toyed with using the Union Jack flag as inspiration – twisting it, bending it, deleting bits of it – but always trying to retain its integrity as our national emblem. The wavy design on the tail fin of British Airways planes is a good example of the […]