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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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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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Nairobi planning to bid for the 2024 Olympics


August 9th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Nairobi, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga announced on Wednesday that they are preparing the country so that they can host the Olympic Games in 2024. Odinga said that ... Read more...

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May-Treanor Olympic win creates a buzz


August 6th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) May-Treanor came out victorious in her volleyball games match over her opponents namely Sanne Keizer and Marleen Van Lersel. She managed to beat them and the news ... 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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Coe hails Olympic test events a success


May 10th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) president Sebastian Coe hailed the 'London Prepares' series a success as the final London 2012 ... 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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We want to maximise benefits from Olympic Games: Cameron


January 10th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) With the 2012 Olympics just 200 days away, the British government marked the countdown by holding its first cabinet meeting in the year at the ... Read more...

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William, Harry, Kate named ambassadors of 2012 Olympics


December 1st, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) Prince William, his wife Kate and Prince Harry have been named official ambassadors of the British team that would take part in the 2012 London ... Read more...

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UK’s Olympic swimming team poses naked for underwater photo-shoot


March 4th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): A dozen of swimmers from Britain's Olympic team have got together to pose naked for a daring underwater photo-shoot.The group included swimmers, divers, water polo players and one ... Read more...

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UK security report warns of terrorist threat to 2012 Olympic street parties


November 26th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.26 (ANI): A government security assessment has warned that hundreds of street parties, local festivals and big screen events across the country could be vulnerable to terrorist attack before and during ... Read more...

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China stymied eight terror threats before Beijing Olympics


May 19th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): China averted as many as eight terror attacks before its spectacularly executed Beijing Olympics got underway.The potential terrorist attacks involved subway and airport bombings and bioterrorist attacks ... Read more...

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Sikhs allowed to wear kirpan at Olympic venues


October 16th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Vancouver, Oct 16 (IANS) In a major concession to the Sikh community, Canadian authorities have decided to allow baptized Sikhs to carry their ceremonial kirpans into venues at the Winter ... Read more...

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Street View on Google Maps comes to Canada


October 8th, 2009 - 1:50 am ICT by BNO News
Toronto, Oct 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In time for the 2010 Winter Games, street-level imagery helps Canadians and the world explore CanadaToday Google has expanded its popular Street View on Google ... Read more...

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Former Beijing vice mayor handed suspended death sentence


October 19th, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 19 (DPA) China has handed a suspended death sentence to a former vice mayor of Beijing who was in charge of Olympic construction before his arrest for corruption.A court announced ... Read more...

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Beijing police boast of security record during Olympics


August 27th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (Xinhua) Crime figures in the Chinese capital during the Olympic days were at an eight-year low, thanks to the tight security measures, police said Wednesday. The figures reported between ... Read more...

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Human rights group gives Beijing Games negative verdict


August 25th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 25 (DPA) China failed to win any medals in the human rights department during the Beijing Olympics, a rights watchdog said Monday.The Chinese government "blatantly and successfully" used the Games ... Read more...

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China detains 17 foreigners in crackdown on ticket touts


August 17th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 17 (DPA) Chinese police have detained at least 17 foreigners in a crackdown on illegal ticket sales outside Olympic venues, state media said Sunday. The foreign nationals of unidentified countries ... Read more...

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China steps up security at popular tourist parks


August 13th, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 13 (DPA) Security at several popular tourists parks in Beijing have been stepped up, with tourists banned from taking lighters and most knives inside, media reported Wednesday. Guards posted at ... Read more...

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Beijing Olympics a green model for Commonwealth Games: UNEP


August 8th, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) Lessons learnt during the preparations for the Beijing Olympics that opens later Friday can help promote more green initiatives for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, says ... Read more...

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Overcast but favourable weather for Olympics opening ceremony


August 7th, 2008 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing , Aug 7 (ANI): A spokesman of the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) has said that the weather at the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony will mainly be overcast but favourable.Yu Xinwen ... Read more...

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Pins sell the best in the Olympic Village


July 31st, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 31 (Xinhua) Shiny lapel pins of various themes have emerged the most popular buys in the Olympic Village. There is only one official licensed products store in the Olympic Village. ... Read more...

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Beijing to put activist on trial on eve of Olympics


July 29th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, July 29 (DPA) China's housing rights activist Ni Yulan is scheduled to go on trial Aug 4, in a move by authorities to silence critics ahead of its hosting of the ... Read more...

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Grandpa Donald, tutor of Olympic volunteers


July 29th, 2008 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 29 (Xinhua) Media veteran Donald James Hook, one of the 31 foreign consultants invited to Beijing's Olympic venues, spends his tiring days at the Fencing Hall tutoring volunteers how to ... Read more...

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Beijing pledges to recycle half of Olympic waste


July 26th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): Beijing has pledged to make 50 percent of the waste produced by its 31 Olympic venues useful after recycling.According to a report in ENN (Environmental News Network), ... Read more...

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Tourists flock to China’s floodlit Olympic ‘nest’ and ‘cube’


July 25th, 2008 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, July 25 (DPA) China's two most spectacular Olympic venues are already attracting hundreds of sightseers, forcing the police to send crowd control officers and divide a footbridge that offers one of ... Read more...

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Last lot of Olympic tickets to go on sale


July 23rd, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 23 (Xinhua) The last lot of tickets for next month's Olympic Games will be put on sale from Friday at the Olympic venues. Of the 820,000 tickets that will go ... Read more...

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Olympic Forest Park to serve as shelter in emergency


July 20th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 20 (Xinhua) The Olympic Forest Park here will serve as an emergency shelter for audience and players of Games, should a natural disaster or terrorist attack hit the city, an ... Read more...

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Three new subway lines opened in Beijing for Olympics


July 19th, 2008 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 19 (Xinhua) Three new subway train lines were opened in Beijing Saturday morning to ease traffic during the Olympic Games. An opening ceremony was held at Beitucheng Station, the transfer ... Read more...

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China chooses persuasion over fine to enforce smoking ban


July 19th, 2008 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 19 (Xinhua) Beijing health chiefs are insisting they will create public awareness and use persuasion to discourage smoking in public places, rather than use spot fines to enforce a ban ... Read more...

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Olympic venues as ‘green’ building models


July 18th, 2008 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
By Quan Xiaoshu Beijing, July 18 (Xinhua) Committed to "green" Olympics, China has built the key venues of the Games not only as architectural showpieces but also as model energy-efficient and environment-friendly structures. ... Read more...

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Beijing airport to be shut during Olympic opening ceremony


July 17th, 2008 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, July 17 (DPA) Beijing's central airport will be closed during the Olympics opening ceremony Aug 8 for security reasons, the China News Service reported Thursday. According to the report, flights that ... Read more...

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China will artificially change its weather if rain interrupts Beijing Olympics opening ceremony


July 16th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): A Chinese meteorology official has said that if bad weather threatens the opening ceremony of Beijings Olympic Games on August 8th, China has the capability to ... Read more...

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Olympic rules: No banners, no nudity, no sit-ins…(Lead)


July 15th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 15 (Xinhua) Olympic organisers have announced that spectators cannot bring banners and leaflets, musical instruments and radios. And sit-in protests and nudity will not be tolerated. The Beijing Organising Committee ... Read more...

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BOCOG issues Olympic venue rules, banners not allowed


July 15th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 15 (Xinhua) Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG) has issued a list of rules for the spectators at Olympic venues. The rules, promulgated Monday, 25 days ahead of ... Read more...

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