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London Olympics News

Bolt disputes claims he made disparaging Commonwealth Games slurs

Glasgow - Any reader of Wednesday morning's Times newspaper will have seen the report on the world's fastest man saying the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow "are a bit s**t."
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Speed dating at the British Library

London - Like books? Like intelligent women? You can combine the two at the British Library next week, but whoever devised this novel event has a poor sense of timing.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Hundreds turn out for gruelling cycle ride with Bradley Wiggins

Barnoldswick - Several hundred keen cycle enthusiasts have donned their Spandex one-piece kits and crash hats, so they can join gold medal winner Bradley Wiggins on his 160km (100-mile) training ride through the outstanding natural beauty of Lancashire's country roads.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Op-Ed: Musings on 2012 Olympics and how the triple jump's the best sport

I have a few thoughts on the passing of another Olympics, and on the Olympics in general, and I’ll begin by admitting I’ve not met anyone who's competed at the Games and yet whenever a fellow Canadian wins I jump about like he or she is my best friend
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 5 comments

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

Cameroon Olympic athletes go missing

Seven athletes from the central African country Cameroon have disappeared while in Britain for the London Olympics. Five boxers, a swimmer and a soccer player are suspected of absconding to stay in Europe for economic reasons, reports Reuters.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha - 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

Michael Phelps records 18th gold at his final Olympics Career

London - Michael Phelps adds up credit to his career with another cherished gold medal winning record in the 2012 London Olympics on Aug 4,2012.
In the Media by Jaffna Mohaideen

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Greek judo champion claims Cuban opponent bit her

Greek judo champion Ioulietta Boukouvala suffered an unexpected defeat in Monday's 57kg tournament. She has called foul by claiming her Cuban opponent bit her during the competitive bout.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Op-Ed: Crime and victimless crime at the London Olympics

London - As of yesterday, the Metropolitan Police had arrested 3 people for impersonating police officers and 29 for touting tickets in connection with the London Olympics.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Saudi Olympian Judo athlete to withdraw if hijab ban not lifted

Saudi Arabia's female judo entrant in the London Olympics will withdraw from the Games if she is not allowed to wear the hijab during competition bouts.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 1 comment

Saudi threatens to withdraw from Olympics over hijab ban

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia has threatened to withdraw from the London Olympics following the ban on female judo competitor Wujdan Shahrkhani wearing a hijab whilst competing.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 2 comments

NHS in Olympic ceremony angers UK conservatives, vexes US media

London - The prominent inclusion of Britain's National Health Service (NHS) in the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics has angered conservative politicians and perplexed many American observers.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

The unfazed UK boy who breached the airport security

London - Liam Corcoran, the 11-year old boy had neither a passport, nor a ticket. Yet, this boy without even a boarding pass managed to fly 1000 mile (1,700-km) on a passenger plane from England to Italy.
In the Media by Ajit Jha

Video: Muslim shouts 'Allahu Akbar' — Tries to grab Olympic torch

Gravesend - A 17-year-old Muslim fanatic tries to grab the Olympic torch as it is carried along the A226, Rochester Road in Gravesend, Kent by Anna Skora from Lublin, Poland.
In the Media by Richard Milnes - 2 comments

Op-Ed: The Olympics will be a testing time for London’s businesses

London - London is gearing up for the Olympic Games, which open in just three weeks. As the capital prepares for a flood of visitors, its businesses are preparing new working practices to help alleviate transport congestion and keep things running smoothly.
In the Media by Alan Cairns - 3 comments

UK Met Office warns of month's worth of rain to fall in 36 hours

London - A severe warning of heavy rain has been issued by the Met Office for many parts of the UK. The worst affected areas will be the eastern side of the country, all the way from London to as far north as Edinburgh.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 5 comments

London bus drivers threaten action over Olympics bonuses

London - Thousands of bus drivers in London are intending to go on strike for twenty-four hours on June 22 in a dispute over pay during the London 2012 Olympics. The action is being organized by the Unite union.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Op-Ed: SPY gains of the XXX Olympiad

The market can ignore reality (bad news) for weeks, sometimes months, at a time. This summer’s rally may take out the year’s highs but will be the last opportunity for money managers to enhance long returns in 2012.
In the Media by Marvin Clark

London Olympic Game food and drink prices a 'shocker'

London - As tourists prepare to flock to London for the 2012 Olympic Games they will need to carry plenty of pounds to cope with the exorbitant price of food and drinks at the games. Twitter users have denounced the prices as a "shocker."
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 4 comments

Duran Duran announced as headliners for the London 2012 Olympics

Duran Duran, who had the hits “Hungry Like a Wolf” and “The Reflex,” –– three decades ago –– will headline a concert to mark the start of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Horse who cheated death twice is pampered ahead of Olympics

Cochranville - Remember Neville Bardos, the incredible horse who cheated death twice to become USEF horse of the year? He's enjoying some pampering as one of only four American horses short-listed for the eventing competition in the 2012 Olympics.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt

Pregnant shooter to compete at London Olympics

Malaysian top shooter Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi believes she will do well with an eight month pregnancy when she competes in the 10m air rifle event this summer at the London 2012 Olympics.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha

In Olympic year, UK border queues could be national embarrassment

London - There are fears that the United Kingdom's outdated border controls could become a national disgrace in London's Olympic year.
In the Media by Robert Myles

London 2012: PM Cameron has no problem with sponsor Dow Chemicals

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he does not have any problem with Dow Chemical sponsoring the London 2012 Olympics. The company has its critics who say it is closely linked with Union Carbide, the company behind the Bhopal disaster.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 3 comments

UK — Big Brother is watching you and guess who will pay?

Britain already has the most CCTV cameras in the world but now Big Brother will be watching your email, text messages and even Facebook messages. All at a cost of approximately $1 billion to the taxpayer.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments
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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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Melanie Schlanger of Australia gives the 'thumbs up' after she competes in heat 7 of the women's 100m Freestyle on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
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The Olympic Stadium from above on Day 10 of the Games
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Mexico Football team: Mexico won gold in the men's Football competition following a 2-1 win over Brazil on Day 15 at London 2012
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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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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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London 2012 Games: Artists impression of the completed Olympic Park
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London 2012 Games: Artists impression of the completed 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 Sweden at City of Coventry Stadium
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Spectators have fun snapping photos in the Olympic Park
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Gold medallist Michael Phelps of the USA poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men s...
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Gold medallist Michael Phelps of the USA poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 100m Butterfly Final on Day 7 of the London Olympics
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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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Runners leave the starters blocks to start the men's 100m final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium
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Fireworks ignite over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony
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