August 18, 2012 12:55 AM   Subscribe

I missed the 2012 Olympics. I've heard there was a great scooter portion. I'd like to see this, but can only find video from within the club that rode. Does anyone know a link to video of the scooter ride from the audience/media viewpoint?
posted by _paegan_ to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
There was no scooter portion at the 2012 Olympics. No motorised sport is allowed at the Olympics.

The only thing I can think is that the person who told you this got confused by the BMX bike races, which obviously are inspired by, and look very similar to, motocross.
posted by inbetweener at 1:01 AM on August 18, 2012

Or unless you mean the keirin? That has a derney (motorised pushbike) for several laps before a sprint finish by the track cyclists. IMO it's a great race, but I like watching track cycling at the Olympics.
posted by plonkee at 1:13 AM on August 18, 2012

Best answer: Are you talking about the scooter segment in the closing ceremony? There's a (not great) video here.
posted by pipeski at 1:19 AM on August 18, 2012 [1 favorite]

If you're talking about the closing ceremony, I saw it on TV. It wasn't that great. I mean, it was neat that there were scooters, but they just rode out into the arena and around slowly as a group. I think they were mostly Lambrettas.
posted by crabintheocean at 2:46 AM on August 18, 2012

Best answer: Yeah, I think _paegan_ means the closing ceremony, not the sports :) This looks like someone's filmed the BBC broadcast of it on screen, quality's not perfect, but not bad.
posted by penguin pie at 2:52 AM on August 18, 2012

Response by poster: Yeah, no scooter portion of the actual Olympics, I meant the closing ceremony. I was being distracted by company while writing the question.
posted by _paegan_ at 10:17 AM on August 18, 2012

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