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London 2012 Olympics News

Olympic 2012 writer Frank Cottrell Boyce joins Doctor Who

The children's author and writer of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony Frank Cottrell Boyce has written for the new season of "Doctor Who."
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 1 comment

Diver Tom Daley comes out via YouTube, is in a gay relationship

The British diver and TV personality Tom Daley has taken to YouTube to announce that he is in a relationship with another man.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 1 comment

BAFTA honours Doctor Who’s 50 years of achievement

Doctor Who is to be celebrated at tonight’s BAFTA awards ceremony in London, marking the half-century of the BBC’s iconic science-fiction drama series.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

Review: ‘Last Woman Standing’ is full of heart Special

‘Last Woman Standing’ is about two female boxers mentally and physically preparing for some of the most difficult fights of their careers leading up to the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul

Olympic gold medallist knocked off her bike

London - British gold medallist, Joanna Rowsell, has been hit by a car whilst cycling on Saturday. The member of the Great Britain Olympic team was cycling recreationally when she was knocked off her bike by a car.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 2 comments

Prime Minister and London Mayor come out for London Gay Games

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson are backing a bid for London to host the 2018 Gay Games as part of London’s Olympic legacy.
In the Media by Robert Myles

New Year honours for London 2012 Olympians, Arise Sir Wiggo

The Queen's New Year honours list in the UK is kept a closely guarded secret. As the day draws near there is media speculation and finally revelations. Perhaps for her 2012 New Year honours list it should be no surprise that Olympians feature well.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Who is Laura Robson?

London - Andy Murray is undoubtedly the biggest name in British men's tennis, but there could just be a rising star in the ladies game.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Grandparents' death hid from Olympian so she'd 'stay focused'

After China's Wu Minxia won her third Olympic gold, her parents delivered some rather belated news: that they had lied about her mom's cancer and that her grandparents' had been dead –– for a year.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

India’s ambitious target in Olympics 2020

Delhi - The strength of a nation today lies in showcasing their talents on the Olympics turf. A nation’s global sporting performance makes it as big or small in the eyes of international community as their medals tally.
In the Media by Ajit Jha - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Looking back on the London Olympics from a UK perspective

London - Now that the Olympic Games 2012 has been and gone, it is time to look back at it from a UK perspective. Was it a failure, a qualified success, or a spectacular one?
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 8 comments

Fireworks mark the end of London 2012 Olympics (video)

London - The London 2012 Olympics closed on Sunday with an impressive firework display which beautifully lit up the sky above the city. Music filled the stadium and the Olympic flag was handed on to Rio de Janeiro.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 13 comments

Op-Ed: Olympic competitors denied their ‘Any given Sunday…’

What defect makes it so hard for speakers to understand the effect of their own words? I ask following today’s visit from a window whiz who verbally leapt from flashing to sashes to sill stops and drip caps in numbing and discomfiting crescendo.
In the Media by Jane Friedman - 1 comment

The Most Memorable Athletes Don't Always Win A Medal

London - As the games of the 30th Summer Olympiad come to an end, we tend to reminisce about the spectacular athletic feats we have witnessed over the last two weeks. There are of course many wonderful moments and athletes to focus on.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 10 comments

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.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 10 comments

Op-Ed: Can anyone beat Usain Lightning Bolt?

In the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Usain Bolt became the first sprinter in Olympic track and field history to successfully defend both 100m and 200m Olympic titles in consecutive Games. Bolt’s dominance will transform the future of sprinting.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 2 comments

Olympics: Closing Ceremony to include The Who and Spice Girls

London - The 2012 Olympics will come to an end Sunday night, August 12, with a celebration of not only the athletes, but also 50 years of British pop music.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

London Transport cleaners strike over Olympic bonuses

London - Cleaners on London Underground started a 48-hour strike on August 9 in a dispute over Olympic bonus payments. The workers are concerned that they have been excluded from bonuses made available to other occupations.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 1 comment

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?
In the Media by J.N. Paquet - 1 comment

Video: Hilarious Irish commentary on Olympic boat racing

If you've ever been confused about Olympic boating, then you're not alone. This official boat race from the 2012 Olympics left this Irish commentator flailing in the wind.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 8 comments

Andy Murray's Olympic gold and silver medals go to the dogs

London - British tennis player Andy Murray was so proud of his Olympic gold and silver medals, he draped them around his dogs' necks, and snapped a photo of them for Twitter.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

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!
In the Media by Robert Myles - 5 comments

London 2012: Catalina Ponor’s beam agony ends with floor silver

Romanian gymnast Catalina Ponor may have expected many things to happen on Tuesday’s Olympics beam final. Being the winner of the bronze medal for only six minutes wasn’t one of them though.
In the Media by Anca Dumitru - 3 comments

Canadian Olympian Simon Whitfield crashes, didn't finish race

London - The Canadian born and British Columbia native hits a speed bump during triathlon that causes him to crash. Whitfield did not finish the race.
In the Media by Anthony Sicilia

US Womens Soccer Team dramatic win over Canada

London - It took two extra time periods and more then 120 minutes, but the United States women’s soccer team pulled out a dramatic victory over Canada, advancing to the gold medal round.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 5 comments

Judo champ hits bottle-thrower at London 2012 Olympics

London - The Judo Bronze medalist gave a blow to the arrogant bottle-thrower at the London Olympics 2012, before the commencement of the 100m men's final.
In the Media by Jaffna Mohaideen

Op-Ed: Fox Sports headline gaffe implies Iranian wrestler is Iraqi

HOUSTON – Fox-affiliated news networks aren't known for relentless devotion to fact-checking or research. But a gaffe on the Fox Sports website earlier today makes you question whether Fox's staff has the barest inkling of Middle Eastern geography.
In the Media by Jeff Cottrill - 5 comments

Canada's boxing star Mary Spencer upset in medal qualifying match

London - Canada's Mary Spencer suffered an upset in the boxing ring today at the hands of China's Li Jinzi as the women strapped on the 8 oz. gloves in the 75 KG weight class.
In the Media by Anthony Sicilia
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Fireworks are set off over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympi...
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Fireworks are set off over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on 27 July 2012
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Behind the scenes at the 2012 Olympic Park, Straford, East London.
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Chris Hoy pictured at London parade of Olympic winners following Team GB's cycling successes at Beijing 2008
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Tom Daley: Bronze-medal winner at the London 2012 Olympic Games UK Victory Parade
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Firework display at the closing of the London 2012 Olympics on Sunday.
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Firework display at the closing of the London 2012 Olympics on Sunday.
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Behind the scenes at the 2012 London Olympic Park, Stratford, East London
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Gold Medal winning German dressage team, Beijing, 2008
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Ryan Lochte of the United States celebrates with his gold medal during the Victory Ceremony for the ...
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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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Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates crossing the finish line ahead of Ryan Bailey of the United States ...
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Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates crossing the finish line ahead of Ryan Bailey of the United States to win gold and set a new world record of 36.84 during the Men's 4 x 100m Relay Final on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium
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Gateway of India
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China s swimmer Sun Yang with his favourite headphones Beats by Dr. Dre. Yang went on to win gold  s...
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China's swimmer Sun Yang with his favourite headphones Beats by Dr. Dre. Yang went on to win gold, smashing his own World Record in the men's 1500m Freestyle at the Aquatics Centre
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Spectators have fun snapping photos in the Olympic Park
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Spectators have fun snapping photos in the Olympic Park
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Great Britain's Mo Farah celebrates his gold medal with Wenlock: Mo Farah of Great Britain celebrates winning gold in the men's 10,000m Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.
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Many empty seats were seen during the Women s Football first round Group F Match between Japan and S...
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Many empty seats were seen during the Women's Football first round Group F Match between Japan and Sweden at City of Coventry Stadium
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Great Britain in Synchronised Swimming action
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Great Britain in Synchronised Swimming action
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Jack Oliver of Great Britain reacts to his successful lift while competing during the men s 77kg Wei...
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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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Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in his familiar fashion in the men s 100m final on Day...
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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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The Starstreak high velocity missile system is part of the proposed ground-based air defence measures which will provide security during the London Olympics
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