Tag Archives: London 2012

Olympic Legacy: Twelve months on, is the sun still shining on Stratford?

Twelve months on from the London 2012 Olympics, Shamik Das looks at the legacy for Stratford and the surrounding areas.

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Ten funniest vids of 2012: 9: Boris mocks Romney’s Olympics gaffe

Ten funniest vids of 2012: 9: Boris Johnson’s Hyde Park roasting of gaffe-prone Mitt Romney for his comments about London’s preparedness for the Olympics.

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Rising costs, mega profits, price fixing… We must make energy companies more accountable

Bill hikes, “Libor-like” fixing of wholesale gas prices, huge profits… time to investigate the limitations of private utilities running our energy supplies.

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Comment: The Olympic legacy must be about more than just tourism

Culture secretary Maria Miller delivered a barely-keynote speech on tourism and the Olympic legacy on Tuesday – but surely the legacy is more than just tourism?

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Time to act to safeguard the Olympic legacy

What can London 2012 learn from past games in maintaining a healthy, successfully and economically sound legacy?

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Will our golden summer bring about lasting change?

Shamik Das reports on post-Games polling on the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics from Channel Four and the British Future think tank.

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Will Wales make a bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games?

One of Wales’ Olympic Gold medallists has put his weight right behind a bid for Cardiff and South Wales to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

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“If you have a goal, if there’s anything you want to achieve in life, don’t let anybody get in your way. You can do it”

Samantha Murray, after winning the final silver of London 2012, left us with the perfect closing message, capturing the spirit of the Games to a tee.

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Deepika Kumari: The world number one archer who grew up practicing with a bamboo bow

Eighteen-year-old Deepika Kumari is considered the world number one at Archery, but sadly finished her time at London 2012 without a medal.

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Comment: Olympics sexism still rife amongst tweeters and even journalists

John Millington looks at the sexist attitude of some Tweeters towards female athletes during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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