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Harper Government Invests in Museum London

Harper Government Invests in Museum London
Sacramento Bee
By Canadian Heritage LONDON, ON, March 23, 2012 —  - Visitors to Museum Londonwill continue to have access to art and artifacts of national and local significance, thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada.

Night matches under Wimbledon’s roof likely for tennis at 2012 London Olympics

Night matches under Wimbledon’s roof likely for tennis at 2012 London Olympics
Washington Post
The Olympics are coming. Some tennis matches during the London Games are likely to be played under the lights and under the roof on Centre Court at Wimbledon, the venue for the event. “There will not be a night session, but the matches may go into

Saudi Arabia/IOC: Women’s Olympic Debut Only First Step


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Saudi Arabia/IOC: Women’s Olympic Debut Only First Step
Huffington Post (blog)
(New York) – Announcements that Saudi Arabia is likely to send women to participate in the 2012 London Olympics for the first time are a positive step toward ending the country’s pervasive discrimination against women in sport, Human Rights Watch said

South African government, lottery gives over $14M to prepare athletes


Independent Online
South African government, lottery gives over $14M to prepare athletes for
Washington Post
JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s government and national lottery say they are contributing more than $14 million to help athletes prepare for the London Olympics. The lottery has provided $10.2 million over three years, while the ministry of sport and

Digital artwork Core unveiled at Ironbridge Gorge Museum


BBC News
Digital artwork Core unveiled at Ironbridge Gorge Museum
BBC News
On display until 30 September, the installation is one of the biggest Cultural Olympiad projects in the West Midlands and the only museum piece in the region to be part of the London Festival. Anna Brennand, Deputy Chief Executive at Ironbridge Gorge

London Olympics: Lodging Is All About Timing, and the Fine Print – ABC News


ABC News
London Olympics: Lodging Is All About Timing, and the Fine Print
ABC News
The deal has the potential to add 1700 listings in London to the Airbnb database. It might be a smart bet. The games, along with other events planned for summer 2012, are expected to draw millions of visitors to the city. On the other hand,  

Louvre in Paris tops most visited art venue poll


BBC News
Louvre in Paris tops most visited art venue poll
BBC News
New York’s Metropolitan Museum Of Art was the second most visited venue, with the British Museum in third place. Two more London museums – the National Gallery and the Tate Modern – were in fourth and fifth place respectively. The Louvre has topped the

How the Olympics Will Cost London

How the Olympics Will Cost London
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Overall, there’s no strong evidence that tourism changes much following the Olympics—especially in cities that are already well-known, such as London. The worst planning debacle of the modern games was probably the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens,

Museum discovers ‘new’ Van Gogh painting

Museum discovers ‘new’ Van Gogh painting
CNN International
London(CNN) — A painting dismissed for years as the work of an unknown artist has been identified as a piece by Vincent Van Gogh, after x-rays revealed an image of two wrestlers fighting underneath the floral still life.

Celebrations to welcome Olympic Flame


Yellow Advertiser
Celebrations to welcome Olympic Flame
Yellow Advertiser
All the Torchbearers selected to carry the Flame successfully passed a public nomination process run by the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. TORCH : Derek Jarvis , executive councillor for Culture and Tourism , instructors and
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