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Oscar Pistorius biopic lined up?

According to various media reports, Oscar Pistorius could soon be set for the Hollywood treatment, with man-of-the-moment Ryan Gosling set to play him.

Lord Coe to receive BBC lifetime achievement award

London - Lord (Seb) Coe is to receive the BBC Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sports Personality show. This to mark his career as an athlete and in recognition of his pivotal role in organizing the London Olympics.

Mission Possible — New Paramount theme park planned for Kent UK

Swanscombe - A consortium of British developers has signed a licensing deal with Paramount Licensing, the licensing division of Hollywood based Paramount Pictures, for a new £2 billion pound theme park on the banks of the river Thames a few miles east of London.

Official farewell for 150 Australian Paralympic athletes Special

Sydney - An official event was held at Sydney Town Hall to farewell the Australian Paralympic athletes who will be taking part in London from 29 August to 9 September, 2012.

Video: Commentators for NBC Olympics called 'dicks'

Highly criticized for its coverage of the 2012 London Olympics, NBC is now under fire for the negative tone of its presenters' comments. A supercut at Jest.com shows just how bad some of them have been.

Op-Ed: Mexico taught Brazil a lesson of humility, winning Olympic gold

London - “We came here for the gold and we are one match away from getting it. There’s no mystery. We have to keep doing what we have been doing so far in the tournament, it has been working.” Mexican won gold in the Olympics final of men's soccer versus Bra

Man spends 17 days in shop front window watching Olympic Games Special

Sydney - Is this the most dedicated Olympic Games enthusiast in the world? Sam Wheaton will watch the whole of the London 2012 Olympics in lockdown in a Sydney shop front window.

Pizzas, pies, puddings fuel Brownlee brothers’ Olympic success

London - Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, the brothers who won gold and bronze, respectively, in the London 2012 Olympics triathlon event, owe their success to a stodgy carbohydrate diet.

Greek Olympic officials criticised for lavish London spending

London - Greek Olympic officials have been criticized for lavish spending on their London visit, hiring the exclusive Carlton Club for £150,000. In contrast, Greek athletes were asked to return their pocket money if they left the Olympic Village early.

Op-Ed: A Disappointing Brazil at the London 2012 Olympics

London - Brazil isn’t doing great at the Olympics this year, let’s be honest! What makes the largest country of South America so shy of medals?

Team GB Olympic cycling success: French blame British secrecy

The success of Team GB’s cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics just keeps biking on, and on with Sir Chris Hoy’s latest gold medal making him the most successful British Olympian ever, but the French suspect some Johnny English shenanigans!

USA takes over top spot in medal count from China.

The US is still ahead in overall medal count in the race for the top spot in the medal race on day 8 of the ongoing London 2012 Olympics after overtaking China on day 6 of competition.

Gold medal-like full moon apes sixth Olympic ring on Tower Bridge

London - Just as Great Britain stunned the world of athletics at the Olympic Stadium in London with three track and field golds, a full moon rising under Tower Bridge formed an image like a sixth Olympic ring. The image has gone viral on Twitter.

Op-Ed: Australia’s Olympic whingers can shut up now, preferably forever

Sydney - Australia was confidently expecting to come fifth at the London Olympics. We’re now 19th on the medal list. We have 9 silver medals. If we’d won those events, we’d be third.

Rubio introduces bill to eliminate federal tax on Olympic medals

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a bill that would make the value of Olympic medals as well as accompanying honorariums, exempt from U.S. federal income tax.

China's aqua Olympians set the gold medal pace in London 2012

London - China has maintained the lead in the London 2012 medal tables with 17 golds, nine silvers and four bronze. Eight out of China's gold medals have been bagged from aquatic events, namely swimming and diving.

London 2012: China still ahead in gold medal count after day 4

China is still ahead in the race for the top spot in Olympic gold medal ranking on day 4 of the London 2012 Olympics but the US is now leading in total medal count.

Olympic athletes upset over national anthems at medal ceremonies

London - Athletes from at least two competing countries have indicated their displeasure with the versions of their national anthems being played at the London Olympics and have asked for a correct version of the anthems to be played in future.

London 2012: Phl lone bet in boxing Mark Barriga wins first bout

Philippines' lone entry in boxing to the London 2012 Olkympics, Mark Anthony Barriga, defeated Manuel Cappai of Italy in the light flyweight category Tuesday, to advance to the round of 16.

Video: Reaction from parents of U.S. gymnast Raisman goes viral

The parents of Olympic U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman found unlikely online notoriety after footage surfaced of their reaction to Aly's competition yesterday.

Olympics: Synchro divers Heymans, Abel win Canada's first medal

Canada's first medal in the 2012 Olympics in London belongs to synchro divers Émilie-Joane Heymans and Jennifer Abel, winning a bronze in Sunday's women's synchronized three-metre springboard competition.

London 2012: China leads medal race on first day of competition

On the first day of competition in the London 2012 Olympics, China leads in the medal standing with a total of six medals consisting of four golds and 2 bronzes

Video: Was Nazi-style salute made to German Olympic team?

London - An older spectator can be seen making what looks like a Nazi-style salute to the German Olympic team at the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

The British Film Institute pays tribute to Hitchcock's genius

London - The British Film Institute (BFI) is celebrating British film director Alfred Hitchcock’s brilliance in Olympic style and scale this summer with a wide-ranging celebration of his work including multiple extended screenings all over London.

London bus workers vote yes to strike as Olympics near

London - The Unite union claims bus workers are the only transportation workers not getting a bonus during the Olympics. It is demanding a £500 bonus for each of its 20,000 members for the extra workload during the games.

Video: Surface-to-air missiles on London rooftops, Olympics 2012

London - The British military has told residents of an apartment complex near the Olympic Park in east London that it will be installing surface-to-air missiles on top of the building as part of security measures for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Op-Ed: Vincent Franklin joins cast of Simon Amstell’s Grandma’s House

Vincent Franklin’s first appearance in Simon Amstell’s hit BBC 2 sitcom took place last night, when he joined the regular cast as Uncle Barry.

London Olympics 2012: Football only sport with unsold tickets

London - All of the London 2012 Olympic events are now sold out with the exception of one of England's national sports, football.

Health and safety plans at London 2012 Olympic games

London - It's still seven months until the London 2012 Olympic games take place but already plans to ensure the health and safety of the competitors and the public are being formulated and put in place, using information from a number of health experts.

Huw Edwards to voice BBC 2012 Olympic Games coverage

London - The BBC have announced that broadcaster Huw Edwards will be its lead presenter during the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics.
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London 2012: Uniforms for U.S. Olympic athletes are made in China
London 2012: Uniforms for U.S. Olympic athletes are made in China
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Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in his familiar fashion in the men s 100m final on Day...
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in his familiar fashion in the men's 100m final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.
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Allyson Felix of the United States celebrates after winning gold in the Women s 200m Final on Day 12...
Allyson Felix of the United States celebrates after winning gold in the Women's 200m Final on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.
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Gold Medallists Michael Phelps  Conor Dwyer  Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens of the United States pose ...
Gold Medallists Michael Phelps, Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens of the United States pose with the medals won the Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay final at the Aquatics Centre.
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Sandra Raluca Izbasa of Romania reacts after winning the women s Vault final on Day 9 at London 2012
Sandra Raluca Izbasa of Romania reacts after winning the women's Vault final on Day 9 at London 2012
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Fireworks ignite over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony
Fireworks ignite over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony
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Silver medalist Catalina Ponor of Romania  gold medalist Alexandra Raisman of the United States of A...
Silver medalist Catalina Ponor of Romania, gold medalist Alexandra Raisman of the United States of America and bronze medalist Aliya Mustafina of Russia pose on the podium during the Victory Ceremony for the women's Floor Exercise final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
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Ryan Lochte of the United States celebrates with his gold medal during the Victory Ceremony for the ...
Ryan Lochte of the United States celebrates with his gold medal during the Victory Ceremony for the men's 400m Individual Medley on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre
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Michael Phelps after winning gold: Phelps of the United States celebrates after winning the gold in ...
Michael Phelps after winning gold: Phelps of the United States celebrates after winning the gold in the Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay final on Day 4 of the Games.
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Sue Bird #6 of United States celebrates after a basket in the second half with teammate Lindsay Whal...
Sue Bird #6 of United States celebrates after a basket in the second half with teammate Lindsay Whalen #4 against France in the Women's Basketball Gold Medal game on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena
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Olympic clock London 2012
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The Olympic Stadium from above on Day 10 of the Games
The Olympic Stadium from above on Day 10 of the Games
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Olympic clock London 2012
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London 2012: Olympic Stadium
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Britain is not growing its economy according recent reports.
Britain is not growing its economy according recent reports.
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Usain Bolt winning the 200-metre dash at the London Games
Usain Bolt winning the 200-metre dash at the London Games
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Rosannagh Maclennan wins Trampoline gold: Gold medallist Rosannagh Maclennan of Canada stands with h...
Rosannagh Maclennan wins Trampoline gold: Gold medallist Rosannagh Maclennan of Canada stands with her medal after Trampoline on Day 8 of the Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena
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Team USA celebrate after they defeated Canada 4-3 in extra time
Team USA celebrate after they defeated Canada 4-3 in extra time
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Jack Oliver of Great Britain reacts to his successful lift while competing during the men s 77kg Wei...
Jack Oliver of Great Britain reacts to his successful lift while competing during the men's 77kg Weightlifting on Day 5.
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Thousands have joined the gold medal winner riding around the stunning landscapes of Lancashire. Thi...
Thousands have joined the gold medal winner riding around the stunning landscapes of Lancashire. This is where Bradley Wiggins trains.
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