Boris Johnson welcomes you to London Olympics, between 27 July and 12 August

Article published on July 25, 2012
Article published on July 25, 2012

For the third time in its history after events in 1908 and 1948, London is hosting the olympic games this summer. Who better to introduce the event but Boris Johnson, a man of French, German and Turkish origins - a true pan-European by blood though eurosceptic by policy, and mayor of one of the most multicultural cities in Europe. At first glance, this seems like a promotional video, but it is by famed British bootleggers Mark Bolton and Steve Warlin, from Brixton, who have garnered up to 4 million views for their best youtube smash. In this 'mash-up' teaser they cut various quotes of the shock-headed former journalist together to present the 'clash of civilisations' sporting event of the summer. Boris at his articulate best has been a viral hit over the internet, garnering over 240, 000 views in a day