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‘CHINA HEAVYWEIGHT’ – DOCUMENTARY

Another day, another great Sport documentary trailer.

This time, take a look at ‘China Heavyweight’, the new Boxing doc from ‘Up The Yangtze’ director, Yung Chang.

It follows kids from China’s rural peasant towns as they get selected and nurtured toward Olympic greatness by coach Qi Moxiang.

It looks like one hell of a journey, but even in this brief trailer you can see the determination and desire amongst these youngsters to break out from their hometowns and live a life of greater purpose.

After a showing at Sundance in January, the documentary will be released later this year into cinemas.

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STELLA MCCARTNEY REVEALS TEAM GB OLYMPICS KIT

The kit which will be worn by Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games was revealed today.  Designed by Stella McCartney, the Team GB kit features elements of the union jack flag.  This design, as modelled by Philips Idowu and Jessica Ennis, has already faced criticism due to the lack of red used.  According to a report by Professor Robert Barton and Dr Robert Hill, red is associated with winning.  The more red you wear, the more likely you are to win?

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LONDON 2012 ROYAL MINT COIN COLLECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last year we posted images of the London 2012 Olympics official posters, and we now bring news of the latest collectible in what is sure to be an endless line of hook-ups as we move closer to Britain’s main event of the year.

The Royal Mint has unveiled a collectible coin collection – each coin celebrating one of the 29 sports at the Olympic Games or the Paralympics Games.

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LONDON 2012 POSTERS

Twelve posters designed by UK artists to promote the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were unveiled yesterday.  Of the 12 artists involved in the official poster collection, four are former Turner Prize winners.

My favourite (pictured above) is by Rachel Whiteread, the first woman to win the Turner Prize, who has used coffee cup stains as a representation of the ubiquitous Olympic rings.

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