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A boycott would significantly damage Putin’s prestige

A boycott of the games would cause major embarrassment, even for Russians who sympathise with Putin.

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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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Fears over 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy

MSPs have warned a lack of volunteers and coaches risks the legacyof next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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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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Miller fails to explain post-Olympic school sport slump – or how it’ll be reversed

Culture secretary Maria Miller was questioned by MPs on the Olympic legacy today, specifically the decline in school sport participation.

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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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Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland reaction: Team GB has brought the UK together

Ed Jacobs rounds up the reaction from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to the London 2012 Olympic Games which concluded yesterday.

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