Posts tagged ‘London Olympics’

September 13, 2012

Mo Murray!

After Wimbledon tears and Olympic cheers, everyone’s favourite miserable Scot, Andy Murray sealed his place in British tennis history by winning the US Open.  It has been 76 years since a Brit won and it was truly wonderful news to wake up to.

One of the endearing stories to come out

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July 3, 2012

Olympic Torch Relay Security Blunder

The top security team of 70 Metropolitan police officers especially selected from 644 applicants failed to spot and prevent two mischievious school boys from breaching the security around the Olympic torch relay

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May 14, 2012

Olympic Tangle

The ArcelorMittal Orbit opened last week as the newest addition to the London skyline and caused much debate.   Publicly funded, the structure was designed by artist Anish Kapoor and it offers a panoramic views from the top for an entry fee of £15.

Criticisms have been compared to

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December 15, 2011

Chemical Spill Over London Olympics

A petition that has gathered over 11,000 names world-wide to remove Dow Chemical as a sponsor of the main stadium at the London Olympics is slowly making an impact.  That it has taken international petitioning to bring attention to the company that is owner of Union Carbide, the company responsible for the Bhopal disaster, shows how low

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October 12, 2011

Olympic Torch Nightmare

If you’ve been travelling on the London underground recently you may have noticed the huge posters naming people who have been nominated to carry the Olympic torch for a portion of its journey to London.  The posters also ask people to nominate someone they think should be put forward to have the honour of being torch bearer.  Being nominated and winning would be my worst nightmare.

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August 16, 2011

Meh, Who Cares About Basketball?

You do!

As testing begins on the new London Olympic Basketball stadium I present my case starting with one of our own…

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