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  • Olympics not protected from budget cuts
    By on May 14, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    The London 2012 Olympic Games are not protected from budget cuts under the new government, the new culture secretary confirms.

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  • Fear prompts bobsledders to quit Olympics
    By on February 27, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Tom de la Hunty took Dutch bobsledder Edwin van Calker to the Whistler Sliding Center track one last time Tuesday and asked his driver if he could do it. He wasn’t asking him to win; he was asking him whether he could compete.

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  • Videogame your way through the Winter Olympics
    By on February 15, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    If you’re bored with (or inspired by) NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics, there are lots of games for your PC or video game system to let you feel like you’re competing in these events. Yes, even curling. And biathlon.

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  • As Olympics Near, People in Vancouver are Dreading Games
    By on January 26, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    It’s clear that the 2010 Winter Games has made the mood in the bucolic coastal city of Vancouver decidedly overcast.

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  • Olympics Cage Match! Comparing the Host City Bids
    By on October 4, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Lake Michigan vs. Stone Jesus vs. Spaniards vs. Bladerunner. Chicago’s bid, compelling as it is, sounds like a real estate ad. Sophisticated urban setting close to all amenities! Expansive lakefront with breathtaking views! Cheap, must go now!! But hey. We’re a frontrunner going into Friday’s IOC vote….

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  • For Brazil, Olympics mean the future finally has arrived
    By on October 3, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    For the longest time, a joke about Brazil made the rounds in the halls of international financial organizations: Latin America’s largest and most populous nation had a great future and always would.No one’s laughing anymore, as Brazil joined the ranks of the big-boy countries after Rio de Janeiro , a city known for sun and sin, was named the..

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  • Cheer Up Chicago, You Did Have the Olympics Once, Kind Of
    By on October 3, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    OK, now that that’s done with… Let’s go back 100 years or so when Chicago did get the Olympics. The 1904 Olympics, to be specific.

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  • 10 things you might not know about the Olympics
    By on September 28, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    On Friday, the International Olympic Committee will decide whether the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics will be Chicago, Tokyo, Madrid or Rio de Janeiro. Here are 10 facts about the five-ring circus:

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  • More Britons ‘to attend Olympics’
    By on September 3, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Public enthusiasm for attending the 2012 London Olympic Games has risen almost 30% following the Beijing Games, a survey for the BBC suggests.

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  • Public ‘fearing Olympics failure’
    By on September 2, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Most Britons do not think the government is capable of successfully managing the 2012 Olympics, a survey suggests.

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