All eyes are on London as the Olympics hit the capital. The city will be brimming with people from all corners of the world. Every culture has its distinct customs and traditions but how familar are you with some of the key differences in communications and body language from one culture to the next? Here is British Pathe's guide for the London Olympics.
Doing the A-Ok sign
Watch out, the OK sign is NOT OK in Brazil. In Europe and North America, we use this hand gesture as a positive signal and to imply that everything is fine. However, in Brazil, Turkey and some Meditterrean countries, it is used to insult and it signifies vulgarity and sexual slurs. Even in France and Belgium, the gesture has negative connotations as it suggests someone is worthless.
Film: 1920 British Diving Team in Hampstead