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Op-Ed: The Olympic Games can be good for some cities

The Olympic Games have been a game of hit-or-miss for cities around the world since the beginnings of the modern Olympics. Many do not see the benefits, but it may actually be valuable for some cities.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony: Live Report

Sochi - 19:03 GMT - Closing - As spectators leave the stadium, WE ARE NOW CLOSING this Live Report after a lavish opening ceremony for the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
In the Media by Katherine Haddon and AFP reporters in Sochi (AFP)

Op-Ed: Pros and cons of the same city holding the Olympics

The Olympics are a global sporting affair and countries vie hard to host the games but would it be so bad if the same city, and country, always played host?
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

Op-Ed: Permanent venue for the Olympics? Benefits and setbacks

With the venue for the Olympic Games 2020 finally decided, Nate Berg of The Atlantic Cities analyzes the disadvantages of hosting the Olympics and how having a fixed venue can benefit participating countries.
In the Media by Ron Jayson Timbang

Tokyo selected to host 2020 Olympic Games

It's just been announced that Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Olympic Games. A new National Stadium designed by Zaha Hadid will be constructed for the Games.
In the Media by Dawn Denmar - 3 comments

New biosensor patch will help athletes, soldiers avoid fatigue

For many, technology has advantages in the workplace. It can help them stay organized, track important documents or data, or even share documents or data.
In the Media by Jay McClung - 4 comments

Interview with professional free skier Tucker Perkins Special

On March 14, 2013, professional free skier Tucker Perkins chatted via telephone with Digital Journal about his plans for the future and his aspirations to represent our country and compete in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

What now for golden girl Rebecca Adlington?

Mansfield - Rebecca Adlington has announced her retirement from competitive swimming at the ripe old age of 23. Don't expect her to remain unemployed for long.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

KHL only taking 'top-level' NHL players in lockout scenario

Players considering the Kontinental Hockey League as an alternative in the event of an NHL lockout may find themselves turned away at the door.
In the Media by James Bisson

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.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Milnes

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

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

Op-Ed: Olympics rip-off backfires as tourists boycott shops and theatres

London - The Olympics may have opened with a spectacular ceremony, but away from the pool, track and gym, there has been something even more spectacular: A drop in revenue.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 5 comments

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
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Empty seats seen in some major events in London 2012 Olympics

Despite reports of a shortage of tickets for major events in the ongoing 2012 London Olympics, many empty seats were seen in different venues where some major sports events are being held.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

Video: Dancing policeman entertains Olympic torch crowd

Sevenoaks - Dancing British bobby on the beat, shows off his moves to entertain the crowd waiting for the Olympic torch to makes its way through Sevenoaks in Kent.
In the Media by Richard Milnes - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Richard Milnes - 7 comments

The London Olympics on the Big Screen

London - Londoners who didn't get (or couldn't afford) tickets for the Olympic Games can watch them on a large outdoor screen in Lewisham, among other places.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Minute’s silence for Israelis killed at 1972 Munich Olympics Special

Sydney - Jewish leaders observe a minute’s silence at 11am to remember the eleven Israeli athletes and coaches killed in Munich on 5 September 1972.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Milnes

The athletic bus arrives for the Olympics

London - A London bus has been transformed into an athletic bus working out for the Olympic Games. It is hoped that the bus will be inspiration for participants.
In the Media by Melissa Horrocks

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

Olympic defense: British officials secure London for 2012 Games

London - As the countdown to the commencement of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games continues, British officials take unprecedented measures to ensure that the event will not be marred by violence.
In the Media by Shawn Kay

Op-Ed: Welcome to the Terror Olympics

London - The Olympic Games is imminent, people are beginning to arrive for them from all over the world as the Olympic Village opens its doors. Probably many of the spectators will soon wish they hadn't bothered.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 11 comments

Cambodian workers paid $15 a week to make Adidas Olympic apparel

Phnom Penh - Sporting apparel giant Adidas is under fire for paying workers in Cambodia sweatshop-like wages to manufacture official merchandise for the 2012 London Olympics.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

The Olympics comes to the British Library

London - The London Olympics are nearly here, not merely a series of sporting events but a great cultural one, including a look back at previous events.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

Olympic flame lit in Ancient Olympia

The Olympic flame for the 2012 London Olympics was lit at Ancient Olympia on Thursday morning. The flame, which went out briefly, was transferred to a torch to begin its relay to London's Olympic Stadium.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

London Olympics: Missiles to be placed on residential flats

London - Local residents in east London are alarmed by UK government plans to site missiles on the roofs of residential apartments as part of the security measures for the Olympic Games.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Op-Ed: The crime and punishment of Dwain Chambers

London - In 2004, champion sprinter Dwain Chambers was banned for life from Olympic competition. A dispassionate examination of the facts of his case reveals this sanction to be disproportionate if not totally unwarranted.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

The London Olympics: style, sense and lunacy

London - Today there is good news for both athletes and torch bearers, and some unbelievable news for a young lady who applied for family tickets.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Missiles & warships in London: UK gears up for Olympics or war?

London - London in the United Kingdom, is obviously getting nervous about its hosting of the summer Olympics this year. Who are they expecting to attack?
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments
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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 in Synchronised Swimming action
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Great Britain in Synchronised Swimming action
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The computer-generated image of Tokyo’s proposed Olympic Stadium is one of the main venues proposed for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games
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Team USA celebrate after they defeated Canada 4-3 in extra time
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Team USA celebrate after they defeated Canada 4-3 in extra time
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Gold Medallists Michael Phelps  Conor Dwyer  Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens of the United States pose ...
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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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Mexico Football team: Mexico won gold in the men s Football competition following a 2-1 win over Bra...
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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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London 2012: Olympic Stadium
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London 2012: Olympic Stadium
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Tokyo’s Bay: Thirty thousand lanterns displayed the Olympic Rings and the cherry blossom logo for Tokyo 2020
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Runners leave the starters blocks to start the men s 100m final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic ...
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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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Canada s flag-bearer Hayley Wickenheiser leads her country s contingent during the opening ceremony ...
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Canada's flag-bearer Hayley Wickenheiser leads her country's contingent during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014
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Soldiers from 2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment training for their role as members of the Olympic Venue Security Force
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Canada s flag-bearer Hayley Wickenheiser leads her country s contingent during the opening ceremony ...
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Canada's flag-bearer Hayley Wickenheiser leads her country's contingent during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014
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A photo-finish image of Usain Bolt of Jamaica winning the men s 100m final on Day 9 of the London 20...
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A photo-finish image of Usain Bolt of Jamaica winning the men's 100m final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium
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Poland s flag-bearer Dawid Kupczyk leads his country s contingent during the opening ceremony of the...
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Poland's flag-bearer Dawid Kupczyk leads his country's contingent during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games at Fisht stadium February 7, 2014
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Allyson Felix of the United States celebrates after winning gold in the Women s 200m Final on Day 12...
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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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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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Fireworks ignite over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony
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Fireworks ignite over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony
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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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Canada s Chloe Dufour-Lapointe (L) and her sister Justine celebrate in the finish area during the wo...
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Canada's Chloe Dufour-Lapointe (L) and her sister Justine celebrate in the finish area during the women's freestyle skiing moguls final competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, February 8, 2014.
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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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