Category Archives: London Olympics News

London 2012 organizers confirm route for Olympic Flame – Times of India


Telegraph.co.uk
London 2012 organizers confirm route for Olympic Flame
Times of India
LONDON: The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) on Monday confirmed the route for over 7300 people who will be carrying the Olympic Flame as torchbearers in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

Airlines warn of Olympic chaos at London airports


Financial Times
Airlines warn of Olympic chaos at London airports
Reuters
By Michael Holden | LONDON (Reuters) – The heads of four leading airlines have warned the British government there could be chaos at London’s airports during this summer’s Olympic Games, which would cause major embarrassment to the country unless a

London getting up to speed for Olympics


Telegraph.co.uk
London getting up to speed for Olympics
Boston Globe
Coe denied the charges, but the London Assembly’s pointed comments added to the pessimism and skepticism surrounding the Games at home. Worried about security and about Olympic crowds bringing an already congested city to a standstill, some Londoners

Olympics 2012: Diana Gould, 100-Year Old Woman, Among London Olympics Torch


HispanicBusiness.com
Olympics 2012: Diana Gould, 100-Year Old Woman, Among London Olympics Torch
Huffington Post
The youngest and the oldest London 2012 Olympic torch relay runners Dominic John MacGowan, right, aged 11, from Birmingham, England, and Dinah Gould, aged 99 (she will be 100 on May 23), from Harrow, London each hold a torch as they pose for the media

James Magnussen qualifies for 2012


Sydney Morning Herald
James Magnussen qualifies for 2012
ESPN
AP ADELAIDE, Australia — World champion James Magnussen swam the fourth fastest 100-meter freestyle ever to win at the Australian trials, clocking 47.10 seconds on Monday night to secure his place at the London Olympics. Ever confident, ‘The Missile’

Olympic Torch Relay to lead West’s summer tourism boost


Peterborough Evening Telegraph
Olympic Torch Relay to lead West’s summer tourism boost
This is Somerset
Olympics as a major boost to the West’s tourism industry, as final details of the torch relay are announced this morning. The relay, which will focus the world’s attention on places like Bath and Stonehenge in the run-up to the London 2012 Games,

British royals an integral part of London Olympics


Financial Times
British royals an integral part of London Olympics
Detroit Free Press
You can’t hold the London Olympics without the British royals, now can you? The two have been…- 1:34 am The end of Detroit’s control over Head Start and several other federal programs ought to be the… I believe Leonard Pitts’ March 16 column about

Get a game plan for Olympic travel


Sydney Morning Herald
Get a game plan for Olympic travel
Sydney Morning Herald
Accommodation booking site Onefinestay says hotel prices remain “unaffordable” for the Olympic period. The company examined prices and availability at 50 London hotels and found only four had reduced their prices after the release of the 120000-plus

London 2012 Olympics: athlete accommodation unveiled


Telegraph.co.uk
London 2012 Olympics: athlete accommodation unveiled
Telegraph.co.uk
Olympic organisers are hopeful that the London athletes’ village will not be disrupted by non-stop partying from competitors who have completed their events. By Paul Kelso Unveiling the £1 billion village that will be home to some of the biggest names

Olympics – Row rages over defence missiles at Shooter’s Hill


The Guardian
Olympics-Row rages over defence missiles at Shooter’s Hill
Reuters
Britain announced in December it would consider installing missiles to protect London’s Olympic Park against airborne attack as part of security measures for this summer’s Games. However, lawmaker (MP) Clive Efford said he was angry there had been no
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