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5 Innovative Ideas on Olympic Torch Lighting in Summer Olympics

When it comes to Olympic Games, Olympic torch plays an important role. Ignited in Greek several months before the opening ceremony, Olympic torch is a powerful tool to publicize the Olympic spirits in the Olympic torch relay. Moreover, the mission of Olympic torch doesn’t end until it lights the Olympic flame in the opening ceremony. Usually, the lighting of Olympic flame stands for the beginning of the Olympic Games.

At present, Olympic torch lighting ceremony becomes the most eye-catching event in the Olympic opening ceremony. Consequently, ideas on Olympic torch lighting are of great importance. Luckily, from Barcelona Olympics to 2012 London Olympics, the Summer Olympic hosts never fail to surprise the world with one innovative idea on Olympic torch lighting after another.

This post will present you five innovative ideas on Olympic torch lighting in Summer Olympics. Since corresponding videos are available on YouTube, users can view them freely on YouTube. For iPod users, they can view those videos on iPod by converting YouTube files to MP4 videos.

1. Torch lighting 2012: Team lighting

In the opening ceremony of 2012 London Olympics, the Olympic flame was lit by a group of young athletes. When they had lighted all petals, the petals gathered and turned out to be the Olympic flame. It was the first time that the Olympic torch lighting was executed by a group of people who were not celebrities.

2. Torch lighting 2008: Sky walk

The idea on Olympic torch lighting in the 29th Olympics was to light the Olympic flame in the air. Holding an Olympic torch in hand, a man walked in the sky and then lighted the Olympic flame. While others put more focus on figuring out a way to send the Olympic torch to the sky, the opening ceremony surprisingly sent the man to the sky.

3. Torch lighting 2004: Mechanical lighting

As the athlete stood still, the huge torch came down to receive the flame. When it was lighted, it rose again to the sky. This was how the Olympic flame was lighted in 2004 Olympics. As the original city of Olympic Games, Athens surprised the world by lighting the Olympic flame in a traditional manner with innovative methods.  

4. Torch lighting 2000: Water lighting

As a city surrounded by the sea, the Olympic torch lighting ceremony in 2000 Olympics was also related to water. While a man stood on the water, he suddenly lighted the flame in the water. Then the flame began to rise to the top of the stadium. The idea of lighting Olympic flame in the water is creative enough.

5. Torch lighting 1992: Precious shooting

In the opening ceremony of 1992 Olympics, a disabled athlete stood up from the wheelchair and then lighted the Olympic torch by shooting the flame preciously from 70 meters away. It was said that he had practiced for it for over 2000 times so as to make the ceremony perfect. Of course, the innovative idea of Olympic torch lighting had surprised the entire world.  

4 Different Versions of Olympic Video Games to Enjoy London Olympics 2012

As the most ancient sports originated in Greek, the Olympic Games provides a good platform for all athletes to show themselves. Luckily, London Olympics 2012 not only brings us wonderful opening ceremony but also attractive and breathtaking matches. Nowadays, as London Olympics 2012 moves on, the world is indulged in a craze for the Olympics Games.

Of course, the great charm of London Olympics 2012 also extends to gaming field. Nowadays, various video games on Olympics especially on 2012 London Olympics are available in the market. To help people enjoy those video games better, the Olympic video games are designed for various game consoles. Therefore this post will display four different versions of Olympic video games that will help you to spend an impressive London Olympics 2012.

1. FC: Capcom’s Gold Medal Challenge ’92

Gold Medal Challenge 92

As an Olympic video game basing on 1992 Barcelona Olympics by Capcom for NES, Capcom’s Gold Medal Challenge’ 92 reminded us the happy time in the childhood. In this 8-bit Olympic video game, players need to heavily rely on button mashing. Moreover, there are eight Olympic sports events provided for selection. Also two players can choose to compete with each other or with the CPU.

2. PC: London 2012The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games

The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games

Released earlier than the opening ceremony, The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games contained a virtual opening ceremony of 2012 London Olympics. In this Olympic video game, player can act as an athlete who strives for the golden medal. Over thirsty sports event are provided to help players fully experienced the atmosphere of London Olympics 2012. One advantage of this Olympic video game lies in its vivid video quality and lifelike operations. With a wrong click, the athlete won’t swim forward.

3. iPhone: London 2012 – Official Mobile Game

London 2012 – Official Mobile Game

As an Olympic video game designed for iPhone, London 2012- Official Mobile Game was released a month earlier than the London 2012 opening ceremony. Though this 143MB Olympic video game provides players nine Olympic sports events, players are able to train the athletes in over 220 sports events. Also three modes are provided for players to enjoy this Olympic video game including training mode, Olympic mode and challenge mode.

4. Flash: Olympic Flash game

Small in storage and simple in operations, Flash game plays an important role in the gaming field. Due to London Olympics 2012, various London Olympic Flash games are now available on the Internet. Actually, besides those Flash games for London Olympics 2012, various other Olympic Flash games are designed so far. Therefore, players can download the Flash from the Internet on the premise that they are interested in those Olympic Flash games.

Therefore those are four different versions of Olympic video games. As a FC video game, Capcom’s Gold Medal Challenge ’92 has brought us much pleasure. The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games and London 2012 – Official Mobile Game are released as official games for London 2012. As for Olympic Flash games, they enable players to experience almost all the Olympic sports events.

2 Essential Apps to Watch Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony on Android Mobile

As the sport event held every four years, Olympic Games never failed to draw the world’s attention. Just like the opening ceremony of London Olympics 2012 several days ago, the opening ceremony of each Olympics can always bring the world fantastic innovations and splendid performance. As the city with three successful Olympic bids, London successfully surprised the world with its opening ceremony.

However, due to time difference between different regions, many people failed to enjoy the Olympics 2012 opening ceremony. They might even fail to watch the rebroadcast of London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony. Therefore, YouTube video becomes their only way to get access to opening ceremony of London Olympics 2012.

Since the rapid development of mobile phone, watching the opening ceremony on android mobile becomes their favored choice. Android mobile users need five apps to watch Olympics matches in real time while two apps to watch the opening ceremony of Summer Olympics 2012 on YouTube.

I. Adobe Mobile Flash

Adobe Flash APK

Though the downhill Adobe Flash is rejected by Jelly Bean, it is still the supported by most android systems. As a necessary plug in for enjoying YouTube videos, Adobe Mobile Flash is an essential app for android users to watch opening ceremony of London Olympics 2012 online. Adobe Mobile Flash also permits users to watch YouTube videos with full screen mode.

However, Adobe Mobile Flash can be merely applied to android mobiles with systems ranging from android 2.3 to android 4.o. What’s more, it is not as powerful as its computer version. Plus, watching 2012 Olympics opening ceremony online is date consuming which means users need to have appropriate data plans.

II. Moyea SWF to MP4 Converter

An easier and more economic way to watch London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony is to download the YouTube video and then convert the SWF file to MP4 video for android mobile. Moyea SWF to MP4 Converter is an app for PC, not for android mobile.

1. Find the YouTube video for the opening ceremony, then click “Share” button and choose “Embed” button. Check “Use old embed code” and then copy part of the URL address behind “value=” parameter.

Select URL

2. Download and launch Moyea SWF to MP4 Converter, click “Browser…” button and then choose “From URL” in the drop-down menu. After that, past the URL address to download the YouTube video.

Import SWF file

3. Click “Export” tab, check “Video” and then set the output file as MP4 video in the drop-down menu of “Style“.

Choose MP4 as output

4. Check “Settings” button in “Export” tab, then customize video parameters including video size, video codec, audio code, etc. for the android mobile.

Customize video

5. Click “Convert” tab, then choose “Play and Capture” to start capturing. When the video finishes, click “Finish” button to start the conversion process. After the conversion, android users can enjoy 2012 Olympics opening ceremony on mobile now.

Convert SWF to MP4

Those are the two apps to help android users to take pleasure in opening ceremony of 2012 London Olympics. Adobe Mobile Flash enables users to watch the opening ceremony on video websites like YouTube while Moyea SWF to MP4 Converter allows them to watch the ceremony offline.