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London Readies For Olympic Games Opening

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 11:10 pm (UTC-5)
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London is welcoming around 10,000 athletes, hundreds of thousands of visitors and a worldwide television audience for the formal opening of the Olympic Games Friday. Organizers have dealt with a series of last-minute problems, including scrambling to deploy enough security personnel, after a private contractor reported problems putting together a large enough force. Britain’s Queen […]

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London Readies For Olympic Games Opening

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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London is preparing to welcome some 10,000 athletes, hundreds of thousands of visitors and a worldwide television audience when the Olympic Games formally open Friday. Organizers have dealt with a series of last-minute problems, including scrambling to ensure enough security personnel after a private contractor reported problems putting together a large enough force. There was […]

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Olympic Organizers Apologize for North Korea Flag Error

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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London Olympic organizers have apologized to North Korea after mistakenly displaying South Korea’s flag before a women’s soccer match. North Korea refused to take the field after the error, delaying the start of their match Wednesday against Colombia by more than an hour. The North Korean team went on to win 2-0. Organizers said they […]

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Greek Olympian Disqualified After Racist Tweet

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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A member of the Greek Olympic team has been expelled from the Olympic games for a posting a racist comment on Twitter. Triple jumper Paraskevi Papachristou commented about immigrants in Athens saying, with so many of Africans in Greece, the West Nile virus mosquitoes will at least be eating some homemade food. The submission on […]

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Olympic Organizers Apologize for North Korea Flag Error

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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London Olympic organizers have apologized to North Korea after mistakenly displaying South Korea’s flag before a women’s football match. North Korea refused to take the field after the error, delaying the start of their match Wednesday against Colombia by more than an hour. The North Korean team went on to win the game 2-0. Organizers […]

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US Beats France in Women’s Olympic Football

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Olympic competition kicked off Wednesday with women’s football matches, although opening ceremonies in London are two days away. The United States began defending its 2008 Olympic gold medal by beating France 4-2 in Glasgow, Scotland. Alex Morgan scored twice for the U.S., which recovered from a two-goal deficit. Britain beat New Zealand 1-0 in the […]

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Olympic Football Matches Begin as Strike is Called Off

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Opening ceremonies for the London Olympics are two days away, but competition kicked off Wednesday with a slate of women’s football matches. The action started on the same day a strike that threatened to cause disruption at London’s Heathrow Airport was called off. A workers’ union representing immigration staff at the airport planned the strike […]

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Women’s Football Kicks Off Olympic Competition

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Opening ceremonies are still two days away, but competition at the London Olympics kicks off Wednesday with a slate of women’s football matches. In the first game, host Britain takes on underdog New Zealand, which has never won a game in Olympic play. Later, some of the top teams in the tournament square off, with […]

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Britain Calls 1,200 More Troops for Olympics

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s government has decided to deploy 1,200 additional troops to protect venues at the London Olympics, after a private security firm failed to supply enough guards. Olympics Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Tuesday government ministers believe nothing should be left to chance three days before the start of the largest peacetime event ever in Britain. The […]

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Britain Calls 1,200 More Troops for Olympics

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s government has decided to deploy 1,200 additional troops to protect venues at the London Olympics, after a private security firm failed to supply enough guards. Olympics Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Tuesday government ministers believe nothing should be left to chance on the eve of the largest peacetime event ever in Britain. The extra troops […]

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