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419 – The newspaper focuses on Chris Hoy’s fifth Olympic gold medal, despite Michael Phelps winning his 16th gold medal. This is highlighted by the amount of space given to each article and the size of photos. The newspaper has given more attention to Hoy’s win as he represents Team GB, whereas Phelps competes for the USA. However, coverage of Team GB’s other medal success pales in comparison. The article focuses on multiple sports and athletes aren’t afforded their own individual attention.
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419a – Chris Hoy is the focal point of the picture, as the article highlights Hoy’s fifth Olympic gold medal. Whilst competing as part of a medal-winning team, Hoy is shown to be the cause of their success. The camera shot is a close-up, allowing the audience to be able to personalize with the athletes and to know who they are. However, the two other athletes are considered background characters. Hoy is shown with his hand beneath his eye, suggesting he is wiping away tears of pride and joy.
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319 - The newspaper has chosen to highlight Team GB's gold medal success. The picture and article is placed in the top left hand corner of the page. Its size is comparatively bigger to other images. The image of Michael Phelps is on the same eye level, suggesting his feat is still of great significance. As the attached article to this story is an analysis and not a report, it's not represented as a top story. The Brick-by-Brick feature appeared yesterday but, oddly, is now higher up the page.
319d - The picture reflects the amount of effort the athletes are putting into the performance, showing how much this particular event means to them and the country they're representing. The athletes appear to be focused and this is shown by their facial expressions. Their speed and velocity is shown through the amount of spray coming from the river. The image is at a close enough angle for the audience to recognize the official Team GB strip, the country of the newspaper and host nation.
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#TeamGB 1st GOLD! #London2012 #Olympics: #Rowing duo Heather Stanning and Helen Glover win Team GB's first gold.
Heather Stanning and Helen Glover The winners of Great Britain's first gold medal of the Games. Glover is a teacher who had never stepped foot on a boat until 5 years ago. Stanning is a Royal Artillery captain who started rowing in University.
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319c - This picture reflects a sense of national pride, showing the exact moment Team GB won their first gold medal this year. This wide shot highlights how well ahead Team GB were from second-place. It wasn't a close race, suggesting Britain did well and other nations are playing catch-up. Using a screen grab from television pictures, the Union Jack flag installs a feeling of national identity and the phrase, "GBR 1", suggests Team GB are the best in the world at this particular rowing event.
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319b - This picture encapsulates a sense of relief felt by the athletes after a heavy burden of pressure to win Team GB's first gold medal. One of the athletes is shown comforting her team mate, suggesting compassion, friendship and teamwork. The audience are able to personalize with the athletes' faces, as the shot is a close-up. The audience are able to connect with their country's new sporting heroes. The river looks calm, suggesting there is a now peaceful mood and a sense of tranquility.
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Team GB's Helen Glover and Heather Stanning win gold in the women's pairs rowing
London 2012: rowers Glover and Stanning win Team GB's first gold medal
Britain's first ever female rowing gold
319a - The female athletes, representing the country of the newspaper, show tears of happiness after winning Team GB's first gold medal. The picture captures their instant reaction after crossing the finish line, summing up the emotion felt at the moment. The two athletes are the only people in the picture, suggesting their victory was very much down to them. The picture would resonate with the newspaper's audience, as Britain was beginning to get impatient after failing to win gold beforehand.
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Britain storm to first gold | Olympics 2012
Women's rowing gold medal
219b – This picture provides a humorous reconstruction of the women’s epee, where a South Korean athlete remained on the piste crying in protest after the result. The newspaper is providing a different method of showing Olympics and the performances of other countries, not just the host nation. The image is of a novel nature, using storm trooper helmets from the film Star Wars as a replacement for actual helmets required for fencing. The use of Lego adds humour and attracts attention.
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219 – The picture of Team GB’s success at the Olympics has been placed in the top left hand corner of the page, the most viewed part of a website. The newspaper is focusing on the athletes from their own country more so than other countries and their success. Nevertheless, despite focusing on Team GB, they have mentioned the gold medal winners in the headline. In comparison with other stories, this story dominates the page and tops the running order.
219c - Ye Shiwen is framed in the center of the picture, as she is still the focal point of the story. This is a disconnect from the article, which talks more about of China's anti-doping body never questioning Michael Phelp's win in Beijing in 2008. The picture, taken during the middle of her performance, shows Shiwen to be frustrated. This links to Shiwen's current battle against the accusations which are clouding her success. There's not enough detail to personalize her to the audience.
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219a - The athlete, from the country of the newspaper, is shown on the horse rising against the obstacles. Our attention is focused on the rider, as the crowd is blurred. Despite Germany winning the gold medal for the event, the newspaper has decided to focus on Britain's silver medal win. This is more likely to interest their readers. Despite winning the medal as a team, they have chosen only to show Zara Phillips, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth. This provides a disconnect as to who won.
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Great Britain's Zara Phillips on High Kingdom during the eventing team jumping final. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images
215a The picture is framed in a way that Prince William is looking at Kate, Kate is smiling looking in the direction of the camera so the focus is her smiling face.
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The look of love. Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, aka Kate Middleton
OUR Princess KATE MIDDLETON-Cheers Zara Phillips @ Olympics - London- 2012
The couple have been supporting cousin Zara since the competition started, along with other members of the royal family
Prince William and Kate Middleton
I love Princess Catherine and I love nautical stripes
119 - The image of Ye Shiwen is placed in the top left-hand corner of the site, which is the most viewed part of a webpage. The size of the picture is relatively bigger in relation to other images on the screenshot. Other stories pale in comparison, including those of unsuccessful British athletes. There is a disconnect between the photo of Shiwen and the headline underneath it. The headline is negative, yet the picture is neutral. This provides a mixed framing.
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119b - The athlete represents the host nation of the Olympics, and the country of the newspaper. This has influenced the choice of photo, as the spotlights provide an aurora surrounding the diver, suggesting he is majestic or the nation's golden star. His body shape is symmetrical and he has a determined facial expression. This frames the athlete in a positive manner, despite finishing fourth. The source of light makes the diver the focal point of the picture, capturing the reader's eye.
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119a - The female athlete is the focal point of the picture, which is highlighted by the cropping of the image. She is portrayed alone, as the article is centered on her Olympic win. Despite the negative accusation made in the story, the photo remains neutral. Considering the close-up representation of the swimmer, the newspaper wants their audience to be able to recognize who she is. An action shot has been chosen to question her performance as to how she won.
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This is an image that most was outraged about because you could not tell whether she was a male or female swimmer. However it turns out that she was a female swimmer and most were outraged that she won. I find this troublesome just because female athletes should stand together especially when it comes to winning in any event.
Photo #7: July 29, 2012 - UK - stadium- 228x380 Will the Olympics get the economy growing again? Don't bank on it With the boost to construction and surge in visitors it brings, the Games would seem certain to lift the UK back into growth. But data from previous hosts suggests the opposite is true