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Athletes, Visitors Arrive in London Ahead of Olympics

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of athletes began arriving in London Monday ahead of the Summer Olympic Games. The opening ceremony is still more than a week away, but the first wave of athletes and visitors began pouring into Heathrow Airport. Beneath giant Olympic rings, athletes from 50 nations touched down, and the London airport had its busiest day […]

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Lawmakers Introduce Legislation Requiring US Olympic Uniforms to be Made in USA

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Six Democratic Party U.S. senators say they will introduce legislation next week requiring the ceremonial uniforms worn by American Olympic athletes to be made in the United States. The move follows media reports that highlighted the “Made in China” labels on the red, white and blue patriotic clothing that will be worn by U.S. athletes […]

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Lawmakers Introducing Measure Requiring US Olympic Uniforms to be Made in USA

Posted July 13th, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Six Democratic U.S. senators say they will introduce legislation next week requiring the ceremonial uniforms worn by American Olympic athletes to be made in the United States. Senators Robert Menendez, Frank Lautenberg, Robert Casey, Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Sherrod Brown issued a statement Friday on the subject. The move follows media reports that highlighted […]

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Britain Commits More Troops for Olympic Security

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Britain says it is ready to provide extra military personnel to help secure the upcoming Olympic games, after a private contractor reported problems with fielding a large enough force. The government said an extra 3,500 troops will be available for the event, which begins July 27. Security company G4S says it is continuing to work […]

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South African Double-Amputee to Compete in London Olympics

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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South African runner Oscar Pistorius is set to become the first amputee to compete in the Olympics. The South African Olympic committee said Wednesday that it had selected Pistorius — a double amputee — to run in the individual 400 meters and the 4-by-400 relay. The 25-year-old athlete is nicknamed “the Blade Runner” because he […]

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Greece Passes Olympic Torch to Britain

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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British officials say the Olympic torch for the 2012 London Games will be flown to Britain on Friday. Greece passed the torch to Britain’s Princess Anne, a former Olympic equestrian, during a rainy ceremony in Athens on Thursday. Soccer star David Beckham was among the British dignitaries attending the event. The torch was lit in […]

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Greece Passes Olympic Torch to Britain

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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British officials say the Olympic torch for the 2012 London Games will be flown to Britain on Friday. Greece passed the torch to Britain’s Princess Anne, a former Olympic equestrian, during a rainy ceremony in Athens on Thursday. Soccer star David Beckham was among the British dignitaries attending the event. The torch was lit in […]

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Russia Says it Foiled Winter Olympics Attack Plot

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Russia says its security service has foiled a plot by militants to stage an attack during the 2014 Winter Olympic games in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi. Russia’s National Anti-Terror Committee said Thursday that Federal Security Service agents uncovered a cache of portable surface-to-air missiles, grenade launchers and explosives during recent raids in […]

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2012 London Olympic Games Torch Lit in Greece

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Olympic torch for this year’s London Games was lit Thursday in Greece, the birthplace of the ancient Olympics. Olympic officials say torchbearers will carry the flame on a seven day journey across Greece before it leaves for Britain on May 18. In Britain, the torch will be carried on a 70-day relay, covering nearly […]

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Chinese Dissident Artist to Build London 2012 Pavilion

Posted February 8th, 2012 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is using Skype to help design a pavilion for London’s 2012 Olympics. The outspoken social critic, who was arrested last year and charged with tax evasion, is prohibited by the Chinese government from leaving Beijing until June. Media reports say he is getting around the restriction by using the online […]

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