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Olympic Clamp Down Coming for ‘Occupy’-Style Protests

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain is sending a warning to anyone hoping to launch “Occupy”-style protests during the London Olympics. Interior Minister Theresa May on Wednesday called on London’s Olympic organizing committee to ban protest camps at Olympic venues, saying they pose a threat to security. She also said police should use all available means to remove any protesters […]

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Britain Marks 200 Days to Start of Olympics

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the 2012 London Olympics will bring “a lasting legacy” to Britain, as he marked 200 days until the Summer Games begin. Mr. Cameron on Monday held his first Cabinet meeting of the New Year at the Olympic Park in Stratford, in east London, instead of at his official […]

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Britain Upgrades 2012 Olympic Security

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain has again upgraded its security plan to protect athletes and visitors at this summer’s 2012 Olympics in London. Defense Secretary Philip Hammond told lawmakers Thursday that Britain now plans to deploy 13,500 troops for the Games. The military mix will include ground troops, Typhoon fighter jets, helicopters, two warships and bomb disposal experts. Earlier […]

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Britain: No Foreign Security Needed to Protect 2012 London Olympics

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of security for the 2012 Olympics in Britain says there will be no armed security personnel from other countries when the Games open next July in London. Assistant Commissioner Chris Allison Tuesday dismissed reports in Britain’s Guardian newspaper that 500 American FBI agents were going to be at the Games to protect U.S. […]

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Sports Court Overturns IOC Doping Eligibility Rule

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected an International Olympic Committee doping eligibility rule, clearing the way for dozens of athletes who used illegal drugs to compete at next year’s London Olympics. A three-man panel at the Lausanne-based court Thursday upheld the appeal by reigning 400-meter Olympic champion LeShawn Merritt of the United States, […]

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London 2012 Post-Olympics Development Plan Submitted

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Olympic Park Legacy Company has submitted a 5,000 page plan on how the Olympic Park in London can be transformed after the 2012 Games have ended. Its proposal envisions turning the 64-hectare site for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park development into five neighborhoods. Some 10,000 new homes are to be integrated with new parks, […]

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Six Cities Will Vie for 2020 Olympics

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The International Olympic Committee says six cities submitted bids to host the 2020 Olympics by Thursday’s midnight deadline. There were no surprises, as all six cities representing Europe, Asia and the Middle East had previously announced their candidacies. They are Rome; Madrid; Tokyo; Istanbul; Doha, Qatar; and Baku, Azerbaijan. All six contenders have made previous […]

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US Won’t Bid for 2020 Olympics

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Olympic Committee has decided it will not submit a bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Chicago, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Las Vegas and Tulsa, Oklahoma, had expressed interest in putting forth a bid to host those Summer Games. But any bid was contingent upon the USOC working out a long-simmering […]

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Britain to Review Olympic Security After London Riots

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Organizers of the 2012 Olympic Games in London say they will review security for next year’s Games after three days of riots in the British capital, but they say there will not be a cancellation of Olympic test events planned for this week. The violence has already led to the cancellation of several football matches, […]

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Dubai Passes on 2020 Olympic Bid, Eyes 2024

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Gulf city of Dubai decided Friday to pass on bidding for the 2020 Olympics and will concentrate on a possible run for the 2024 games. The National Olympic Committee of the United Arab Emirates said a feasibility study found that while 70 percent of the infrastructure is in place for 2020, “a bid would […]

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