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Egyptian minister arrested for groping in London


September 12th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) An Egyptian sports minister tried to claim diplomatic immunity after being arrested for groping a tourist while in London with his country's paralympic delegation, the Daily ... Read more...

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Helen Mirren applauds soldiers


August 16th, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Soldiers deployed to secure the Olympic venues here were pleasantly surprised when veteran actress Helen Mirren applauded them for their work.Troops were drafted in to ... Read more...

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Group of Islamic protestors protest at Olympic Park


August 13th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of Islamic protestors have arrived near the Olympic park ahead of the Sunday closing ceremony. The protestors who are staged at the arrival point for ... Read more...

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Massive fire in London ahead of Olympic closing ceremony


August 13th, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) A blaze described as the biggest to have happened in London in several years broke out Sunday, and more than 200 firefighters had to battle it ... Read more...

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Support for Games offers promise of social legacy for UK


August 12th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) The Olympic Games have slowly but surely won the hearts and minds of the British public over the last 16 days.If less than half of Britons ... Read more...

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Murray’s pups proudly display their master’s medals (Olympics Diary)


August 8th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, August 8 (IANS) Tennis star Andy Murray won a gold and a silver medal for Great Britain, but had his medals snatched away - by his two ... Read more...

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Athletes on shopping spree at Olympic Park


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) One of the exciting attractions at London's Olympic Park is the glitzy Westfield Stratford City Shopping Mall. The 175,000-square-metre shopping centre, built with an investment of ... Read more...

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British guard stuns paperless Cameron


July 31st, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) A diligent guard deputed for Olympic security duty surprised Whitehall-headed British Prime Minister David Cameron Monday by asking him to show his papers.Cameron, however, praised ... Read more...

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Concern for spectators’ skin care at Olympics (London diary)


July 29th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The Olympics organisers are surely concerned about the spectators' skin, allowing them to bring sun cream inside the stadium. "You may bring up to 200 ml ... Read more...

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Boyle’s Olympic creation narrative of British history (Roundup)


July 28th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) The 2012 London Olympic Games were officially opened Friday night with a spectacular four-hour-long ceremony which covered many aspects of the life, history and culture ... Read more...

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Phelps scrapes into 400m individual medley final


July 28th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fourteen-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps scraped into the final of the men's 400 metres individual medley of the London Games Saturday, qualifying last ... Read more...

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Olympics: Indian contingent greeted with huge cheers


July 28th, 2012 - 5:52 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Huge cheers welcomed the colourful Indian delegation into the Olympic Park Friday night during the opening ceremony of the London Games.The 81-strong Indian contingent, the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Queen ‘Bonds’ with Craig at opening ceremony


July 28th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) It was a rare occasion when Queen Elizabeth II played a cameo with James Bond actor Daniel Craig in a surreal film that awed spectators ... Read more...

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Mr.Bean enthrals fans with English humour


July 28th, 2012 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) British comedian actor Rowan Atkinson, famously known as Mr.Bean, enthralled the spectators with English humour during the colourful opening ceremony of the 2012 London Games at ... Read more...

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Olympics: London pays tribute to 7/7 victims


July 28th, 2012 - 5:10 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) All of London paid tribute to the victims of the 7/7 terrorist attacks in the colourful opening ceremony of the 2012 Games at the Olympic Park ... Read more...

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British cyclist Wiggins begins Olympics opening ceremony


July 28th, 2012 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) British cyclist Bradley Wiggins, the Tour de France champion, rang a huge bell at the Olympic Park to mark the beginning of the opening ceremony of ... Read more...

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Archery spectators turned away from Lord’s


July 28th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Hundreds of spectators for the archery event at the London 2012 Olympics Games were turned away from the Lord's cricket ground on the opening day, Friday, ... Read more...

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Demand for Olympic torch soars


July 27th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Biswajit Dey (27), who works in Radisson Edwardian Hotels Group, arrived at Olympic Park early in the morning. Making his way towards the main entrance into ... Read more...

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Olympic Countdown has begun. It is Day 0.


July 27th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The blue ticket counters surrounding Olympic Park opened at 8 a.m. local time. There were long serpentine queues with many having came before the break ... Read more...

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London Olympics: Betting houses offer odds on diverse things


July 27th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is a chance for those who want to bet at the London Olympics to place their bets. Betting houses situated in London are going to offer ... Read more...

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Phelps wants to have fun at Olympic swansong


July 27th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) American swimming star Michael Phelps admits ahead of the London Olympics that the last competitive moments of his career will be emotional, but after ... Read more...

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Temporary basketball arena to be sold after Olympic Games


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) The temporary basketball arena will be sold after the 2012 London Olympic Games, and Brazil, the hosts of the 2016 edition, is the most likely buyer, ... Read more...

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Lin Dan seeded second for Olympic badminton draw


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Currently ranked World No.1, Chinese shuttler Lin Dan is seeded second in the Olympic badminton tournament as the draw will take place Monday at the Olympic ... Read more...

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Steve Redgrave is public’s choice to light Olympic cauldron


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Steve Redgrave, who won five golds for rowing in five separate Olympics, is the British public's choice to light the Olympic cauldron in Friday's opening ... Read more...

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London Mayor upbeat over upcoming Olympics


July 20th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) London's Mayor Boris Johnson Friday insisted that the London Olympic Games would be a huge success.Just a week before the opening ceremony July 27 and on ... Read more...

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Indian touch to Olympic arts in London (With Image)


July 19th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A handful of illustrious Indians have lent their creative touch to give the London Olympics some Indian touches.When the 2012 Olympics unveils July 27, ... Read more...

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Moss, Campbell to walk ramp at Olympics closing ceremony


July 16th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss are among the celebrities who will reportedly walk the runway at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics.Campbell and ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda suspect breaches Olympic area ban five times


July 8th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) A 24-year-old Somali-origin man, a "potential suicide bomber" and suspected member of the Al Qaeda, defied a court order to travel near the Olympic Park ... Read more...

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Indian artist’s house in London occupied by protesters


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) A house in London owned by Indian-origin artist Anish Kapoor, who designed the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower for the Olympics, was Friday occupied by a group ... 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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IOC concerned over progress of work in Rio


June 7th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 7 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has expressed concern over Rio's ability to build necessary infrastructure for the 2016 Olympics in time.The urban infrastructure projects ... Read more...

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British Big Dance week announced to celebrate Olympics


May 15th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) A Big Dance week across the world is being organised from July 7 to 15 as part of the celebrations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. ... Read more...

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More London Olympic tickets going on sale


May 15th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) More tickets are being put on sale for people who were unsuccessful in securing entry to see the London 2012 Olympics.About one million people who failed ... Read more...

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Orbit tower unveiled in London’s Olympic park


May 12th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Arcelor Mittal Orbit, the tallest sculpture in United Kingdom was unveiled in the Olympic park of London ahead of the Olympic Games Friday.The 114.5-metre-tall steel tower ... Read more...

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