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Paralympic Games: Over 70,000 new tickets go on sale


August 27th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) London Paralympics organisers LOCOG has released a further 70,000 tickets for sale, including for Wednesday's opening ceremony.Tickets are available for a wide range of sports including ... Read more...

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Bucketful condoms in Olympic Village trigger probe (Olympic Diary)


August 9th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) After being in the news that they are available in record numbers in the London Games, condoms are back in the limelight following an inquiry ... Read more...

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Badminton incident not acceptable: IOC


August 1st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Wednesday said badminton players throwing matches at the London Olympics to secure a favourable fixture was "not acceptable".The Badminton World Federation ... Read more...

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LOCOG apologises to India for opening ceremony incident


August 1st, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The London Olympics organisers have apologised to the Indian contingent for the opening ceremony incident which saw a Bangalore-based woman parading with the country's athletes.The London ... Read more...

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UK deploys 1,200 additional troops for Olympic security


July 25th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- The British government will deploy an additional 1,200 troops to ensure security at the Olympic Games in London, Olympics Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday, raising the ... Read more...

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IOC, London organisers deny banning Belarus president


July 25th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the organisers of the 2012 London Games Wednesday denied they had banned Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko from attending the ... Read more...

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1,200 British soldiers put on standby for Olympics


July 20th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) An additional 1,200 soldiers have been put on standby to guard the London Olympics, bringing the total number of military personnel involved in the games to ... Read more...

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Dope cheats must withdraw from Olympics: WADA


July 11th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, July 11 (IANS) Doping athletes should withdraw from the upcoming London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency(WADA) has warned.WADA president John Fahey sent ... Read more...

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London firm faked sniffer dog searches at Olympic Park


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) A security firm in London said it conducted hundreds of searches for explosives by sniffer dogs at the Olympic Park, but those operations were never carried ... Read more...

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London 2012 on time and within budget


June 14th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is on track to be delivered on time and under budget, figures from the government's last quarterly economic report ... Read more...

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Fake Olympic goods seized in Britain


June 8th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Britain's border force personnel have intercepted thousands of counterfeit Olympic goods that criminals tried to smuggle into the country to make illegal profits during the upcoming ... Read more...

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Mash, pie await you at Olympic food village


May 31st, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) Now get ready for a gastronomic extravaganza at the London Olympics this summer. From salads and seafood to classic favourites like fish and chips and pie ... Read more...

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London Olympic tickets unveiled


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) officially unveiled the design of the Olympic Games tickets.The tickets have been designed by ... Read more...

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Beckham, five young guns to bring Olympic Flame to UK


May 16th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) confirmed Wednesday that David Beckham will attend the Olympic Flame Handover Ceremony in ... Read more...

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First torchbearer for Olympic torch relay announced


May 11th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that the first torchbearer for the Olympic torch relay in the UK would ... Read more...

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London Olympic contingency tickets to go on sale


May 9th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) A total of 900,000 Olympic Games contingency tickets will go on sale Friday, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has ... Read more...

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School children create largest human London 2012 Logo


April 25th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) A giant human London Olympic logo covering 1,800 square metres has been created by 2,012 school children at Collingwood College in Camberley, Surrey.The youngsters were joined ... Read more...

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London 2012 anti-doping laboratory receives seal of approval


April 24th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) The London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) Tuesday received accreditation for its Anti-Doping Laboratory. The accreditation, granted by the World Anti-Doping ... Read more...

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Olympic mountain bike course changed


April 5th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) London 2012 games organisers have announced changes to the Olympic mountain bike course, after feedback from competitors in last year's test event.Parts of the course, set ... Read more...

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London 2012 organizers confirm route for Olympic Flame


March 19th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) Monday confirmed the route for over 7,300 people who will be carrying the Olympic Flame ... Read more...

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Drought in London during Olympics?


March 13th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) The London Olympics and the Paralympic Games look set to take place amid water restrictions in the city.A hosepipe ban is set to be enforced from ... Read more...

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Security needs may escalate London Olympics budget


March 10th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) An influential group of British MPs has released a report criticising the London Olympic organisers for poor valuation of security needs and warned of increased expenditure ... Read more...

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Paralympic torch and relay route unveiled


March 1st, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has unveiled the Paralympic Torch to mark six months to go for the start of the Paralympic Games.Made from an ... Read more...

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Bhopal gas victims write to IOC against Dow


February 29th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Two groups fighting for justice to the Bhopal gas tragedy victims Wednesday urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the 2012 London Olympics Organising Committee ... Read more...

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London Olympics likely to be under budget


February 29th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) The British government has revealed that the London Olympics in July will cost less than budgeted.The government's February 2012 Olympic Quarterly Economic Report published Tuesday showed ... Read more...

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Top divers to compete in World Cup and Olympic test


February 18th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Over 250 of the world's best divers will compete at the 18th FINA Diving World Cup Feb 20-26, the last qualification opportunity for the 2012 London ... Read more...

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Bhopal activists blast IOC


February 16th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 16 (IANS) The International Olympics Committee (IOC) has come under renewed attack from activists here for defending US company Dow Chemicals, a sponsor of the London Olympics."IOC ... Read more...

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Bhopal gas survivors welcome Ethics Commissioner’s resignation


January 26th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 26 (IANS) Bhopal gas tragedy survivors and activists fighting to remove Dow Chemicals as a sponsor of the 2012 London Olympics Thursday welcomed Ethics Commissioner Meredith Alexander's resignation ... Read more...

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100 arrests made ahead of Olympics


January 25th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British officials have announced that they have arrested nearly 100 people ahead of the Olympic Games this year. London will be hosting the event this summer and ... Read more...

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Seb Cole promises London will not become ’siege city’ during Games


December 29th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Sebastian Coe, the president of London Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee (LOCOG), has promised the local media that the capital would not turn into a ... Read more...

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Giant Olympic Rings unveiled at Channel Tunnel


December 21st, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) A giant set of Olympic Rings was unveiled above the entrance to the Channel Tunnel in north France, which is one of the most important gateways ... Read more...

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London 2012 ticket resale from Jan 6


December 15th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed the ticket resale process for the mega event will begin Jan 6.Those ... Read more...

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London Olympics uniforms unveiled


November 23rd, 2011 - 6:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) The 2012 London Olympics organising committee has unveiled the designs of uniforms that will be worn by around 70,000 volunteers, 6,000 committee staff and 4,500 technical ... Read more...

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2012 London Olympics torch relay to pass through 1,000 places


November 7th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) confirmed Monday that 1,018 villages, towns and cities in Britain will be on the route ... Read more...

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London 2012 committee unveils Olympic and Paralympic posters


November 5th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) The Organising Committee of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has unveiled 12 official posters created by as many top artists of the United Kingdom.Since ... Read more...

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