A collapsed mine? Try being stuck on an underground Northern Line train!
The 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games were virtually eclipsed by an extraordinary image, one which has stood the test of time to become an instantly recognisable symbol of the civil rights battles of the 60s – two black athletes giving the infamous Black Power salute from the winners’ dais. But who was the white man standing beside them? Salute offers a truly fascinating insight into the greatest humanitarian you’ve never heard of.
As we’re all painfully aware, London’s got a lot to compete with in terms of our Olympic opening ceremony. In Bejing, the opening ceremony was a sheer hallucination of fireworks, lights, mind-boggling drum-shapes and undulating bodily sex-beasts. I mean, what have we got, exactly? Peter Kay in a funny shirt?