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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


Plain Dealer
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

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,  

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,

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

Athletes parade McCartney’s 2012 range


Daily Mail
athletes parade McCartney’s 2012 range
Reuters UK
By Martyn Herman | LONDON (Reuters) – The Stella McCartney-designed kit to be worn by Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic teams at London 2012 got its first airing on Thursday as a host of medal prospects strutted their stuff at the Tower of London.

Princess Diana’s former home Kensington Palace reopens


The Nation, Pakistan
Princess Diana’s former home Kensington Palace reopens
Vancouver Sun
Visitors – who officials hope will come in droves during a summer in which London hosts both the Olympic Games and celebrations for the queen’s Diamond Jubilee – can explore dozens of rooms in the spruced-up palace. “When you come here, you meet four

£9 hotels rooms launch in London

£9 hotels rooms launch in London
TravelBite.co.uk
The rooms may even be the cheapest accommodation in the whole of London this summer as the city prepares for a massive influx in tourism during the 2012 Olympic Games and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Tune Hotel Paddington, which will be the third London

Airbnb Buys Competitor for London Olympics


VentureBeat
Airbnb Buys Competitor for London Olympics
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Nick Clayton When the London Olympics comes to town at the end of July there will be huge demand for accommodation in the UK capital. It should be a great opportunity for Airbnb, the San Francisco-based company which is attempting to corner the
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