Olympics 2012

Today the Olympics begins in full with the opening ceremonies! It will air here in just a few minutes, and I am super excited!

Here is a recent photo of the countdown clock:

(image from sportinglife.com)

This year’s games have inspired another set of Guinea Pig Olympics pictures! There are 12, which are featured in a 2013 calander that is available for purchase from Maverick Arts Club. The art is so realistic because real guineas were used as models for the art.

Here are pictures, not in calendar order:

1. Hurdle Jumping

(Maverick Arts Club – found at thefrisky.com)

2. Swimming

(Maverick Arts Club/Rex Features – found at mirror.co.uk)

3. Javelin

(Maverick Arts Club/Rex Features – found at mirror.co.uk)

4. Cycling

(Maverick Arts Club/Rex Features – found at mirror.co.uk)

5. Rhythmic Gymnastics

(Maverick Arts Club – found at thefrisky.com)

6. Relay Race

(Maverick Arts Club/Rex Features – found at mirror.co.uk)

7. Diving

(Maverick Arts Club – found at thefrisky.com)

8. Marathon

(Maverick Arts Club/Rex Features – found at mirror.co.uk)

9. Show Jumping

(Maverick Arts Club/Rex Features – found at mirror.co.uk)

10. Rowing

(Maverick Arts Club/Rex Features – found at mirror.co.uk)

11. Sailing

(Maverick Arts Club/Rex Features – found at mirror.co.uk)

12. Basketball

(Maverick Arts Club/Rex Features – found at mirror.co.uk)

Here is a video compilation put together by Guinea Pigs Today:

I love these images, they make me laugh because I know that my guinea pigs would have nothing to do with these games!

I feel it would be much more like this:

This wonderful drawing is called Guinea Pig Race, by Risachantag on Deviantart. You can buy prints of this cute (and more realistic) picture here.

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