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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

London2012 is in the books — USA wins medal count

London - The 2012 Olympics are finished, but for pockets of lingering parties, a few closing ceremonies and speeches and the packing of gear and suitcases.
In the Media by Larry Clifton

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

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

Nuclear attack at the Olympics? Mathaba descends into silliness

London - If you are planning to attend the London Olympics, be careful, you may be targeted by a nuclear bomb. Then again, you may not.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 4 comments

Olympics media shuttle bus kills cyclist near stadium

London - An Olympics shuttle bus has hit and killed a cyclist on Ruckholt Road in East London, approximately 1.5 kms north of the Olympic Stadium.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Olympic embarrassment: Mayor of London gets stuck on a zip line

London - Boris Johnson, London's Mayor, got himself stuck on a zip line, 20 feet over a field, waving two U.K. flags, to celebrate the U.K.'s first Gold in the Olympics.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

London 2012: Spoof video — Granny in Olympic missile accident

London - While most Londoners take it very seriously, having surface-to-air missiles on their roofs, one Londoner has made a video about a grandmother having an accident with a missile.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

More tickets on sale after empty seat scandal hits Olympic Games

London - The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has reclaimed 3,000 tickets from officials who are unlikely to use them and sold them to the public today.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Olympics 2012: Twitter users blamed for disrupting TV coverage

London - Games organizers are blaming Twitter users for overloading data networks with their tweets, as they attend the London Summer Olympics. According to organizers, the deluge of tweets has already disrupted TV coverage of the cycling road races.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

The mystery girl in the Indian Olympic contingent

For close to 48 hours, the Indian authorities were clueless on an unanticipated appearance of an unidentified girl in the Indian contingent walking next to the flag bearer Sushil Kumar for the entire lap of the Olympic stadium during the opening ceremony.
In the Media by Ajit Jha - 4 comments

4 Critical Mass cyclists charged by London Metropolitan police

London - Of the 182 people arrested during the Critical Mass cycle ride in London on the day of the Olympics opening ceremony, four have been charged.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

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

Fireworks light the sky at Olympics 2012 opening ceremony (video)

London - A spectacular display of fireworks lit the sky over London last night as the London Summer Olympics officially opened, including the best-kept secret of the night, the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Olympics 2012 dubbed 'Year of the Woman'

London - This year's Summer Olympics is officially being dubbed 'Year of the Woman'. For the first time in history, every national team participating in the Games has female athletes. Even the first lady, Michele Obama, attended the opening.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Banksy's graffiti in danger during London Olympics 2012

London - Banksy, the nonconformist street artist, has produced some spectacular new graffiti for the London Olympics. However, this latest work may be destroyed.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 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

Olympics over for drink-and-drive South Korean sailing coach

Weymouth - Coach Lee Jae-cheol has been sent back home by the South Korean Sailing Federation after he was stopped by U.K. police for drunk driving.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Mass arrests — 'Critical Mass' cycle ride during Olympics opening

London - London police have made arrests and used pepper spray against the “Critical Mass” cycle ride, as the British capital kicks off the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Games. (Updated).
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Bhopal Special Olympics — An insight into why the event was held

Bhopal - On July 26, Bhopal held the Bhopal Special Olympics, in protest against Dow Chemical's sponsorship of the London Olympics 2012. Meet a few of the participants and learn more about the event.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

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

Bhopal victims stage their own 'Olympics' in protest against Dow

Bhopal - In protest at Dow Chemical's sponsorship of the London Olympics 2012, survivors of the 1984 Bhopal disaster held their own Bhopal Special Olympics on July 26. (Updated with photos).
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Op-Ed: Viral Video out of Canada — Depicting World Events?

The official YouTube Channel Heliofant.com went up on July 3, 2012 with the release of "I, Pet Goat II" that went viral. Creating independent analysts around the world trying to translate its meaning. A message of mystery curiosity, and suggestion.
In the Media by Mindy Allan - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Humble Hester to compete at World Dressage Masters in Palm Beach

Palm Beach - We like Carl Hester. The unassuming and humble rider from the tiny Channel island of Sark, who danced his way to team gold in Rotterdam in 2011 aboard his family pet, will attend the World Dressage Masters in Florida at the end of the month.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt

Horse once destined for slaughter becomes USEF horse of the year

Cincinnati - It reads like the trailer for a new movie. Failed racehorse Neville Bardos, an Australian thoroughbred who was written off as a disaster and sent to the slaughterhouse, just became the USEF Horse of the Year.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 7 comments
 

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Bhopal Special Olympics in protest against Dow Chemical's sponsorship of London Olympics - July 26, 2012
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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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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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Bhopal Special Olympics in protest against Dow Chemical s sponsorship of London Olympics - July 26  ...
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Bhopal Special Olympics in protest against Dow Chemical's sponsorship of London Olympics - July 26, 2012
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Sandra Raluca Izbasa of Romania reacts after winning the women s Vault final on Day 9 at London 2012
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Sandra Raluca Izbasa of Romania reacts after winning the women's Vault final on Day 9 at London 2012
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Great Britain in Synchronised Swimming action
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Maggie May and Rusty, proudly wearing Andy Murray's Olympic gold and silver medals.
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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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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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Bhopal Special Olympics in protest against Dow Chemical s sponsorship of London Olympics - July 26  ...
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Bhopal Special Olympics in protest against Dow Chemical's sponsorship of London Olympics - July 26, 2012
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Bhopal Special Olympics in protest against Dow Chemical s sponsorship of London Olympics - July 26  ...
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Bhopal Special Olympics in protest against Dow Chemical's sponsorship of London Olympics - July 26, 2012
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Bhopal Special Olympics in protest against Dow Chemical s sponsorship of London Olympics - July 26  ...
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Bhopal Special Olympics in protest against Dow Chemical's sponsorship of London Olympics - July 26, 2012
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Bhopal Special Olympics
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Bhopal Special Olympics - Suraj Pratap Singh
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Bhopal Special Olympics - Suraj Pratap Singh
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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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Bhopal held its own special Olympics on July 26 in protest against Dow Chemicals  sponsorship of the...
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Bhopal held its own special Olympics on July 26 in protest against Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the London Olympics.
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Bhopal Special Olympics in protest against Dow Chemical's sponsorship of London Olympics - July 26, 2012
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Bhopal Special Olympics in protest against Dow Chemical s sponsorship of London Olympics - July 26  ...
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Bhopal Special Olympics in protest against Dow Chemical's sponsorship of London Olympics - July 26, 2012
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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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