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LONDON News, Jul 27, 2012

London offers Olympics unlike any other
USA TODAY
Beach volleyball and bikinis will appear not far from No. 10 Downing St. Hot pink will crash all-white Wimbledon. Marathoners will huff past Westminster Palace, the Tower Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral. Equestrians will pass time at Greenwich Park on the ...
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USA TODAY
In London, Sun May Be Iffy but Joy Will Be Real
New York Times
In 2005, I was covering the bidding for these Games (you might remember, New York was ostensibly in the running) and as the five bidding cities and the International Olympic Committee gathered in Singapore for the vote, the mood about London's chances ...
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London Ready for Olympics Opening Ceremony
Voice of America
London's famous Big Ben chimed 40 times over three minutes Friday, joined by church bells and car horns to welcome the start of the 2012 Olympic Games. The giant bell, housed in a clock tower overlooking the Houses of Parliament, began its toll at 8:12 ...
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Voice of America
London Olympics: the jarring collision of history, spectacle
USA TODAY
LONDON – On the way to the Olympic buses, I walk by the British Museum, and there's a sign on the sidewalk reminding everyone that this is where John Keats wrote Ode on a Grecian Urn. You know: "Beauty is truth, truth beauty — that is all ye know on earth ...
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Excited London gets ready to open Olympics
Yahoo! Sports
An expectant London prepared Friday to launch the Olympic Games with a spectacular opening ceremony in front of a crowd of 80000 and more than one billion TV viewers. After seven years of planning, the Games will officially begin in a gleaming new ...
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London Olympics: 'Are We Ready? Yes, We Are!'
New York Times (blog)
LONDON — One of the highlights here of the run-up to the London Olympic Games that officially open on Friday has been the BBC television series “Twenty Twelve”, a documentary-style satire that follows the backstage tribulations of the event's fictional ...
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New York Times (blog)
London Olympics Count on Fervor to Overcome Budget
Businessweek
Olympic officials are banking on local enthusiasm to make the games that start today in London a success after economic difficulties curbed spending on the event. The U.K. is spending a quarter of what China allocated for the last games in Beijing. Today's ...
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Romney's London trip filled with stumbles. Does it matter?
Washington Post (blog)
What's undeniable: former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney's trip to London did not go as planned. Let's review: * He called security problems for the Olympics “disconcerting.” The gaffe led to jabs from Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor ...
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London Olympics: Some events set amid historic city landmarks
Los Angeles Times
It makes sense that beach volleyball players have felt a little out of place as they move into their new home for the 2012 London Olympics, a trio of sand courts set amid historic government and military buildings in the heart of the city. "It's unbelievable," U.S. ...
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London welcomes world for Olympics opening ceremony
CNN
London (CNN) -- Excitement is building across Britain as it prepares for the official start of the Summer Olympic Games on Friday night. One of the biggest secrets in London will finally be revealed as what organizers expect to be a billion people worldwide ...
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In London, enthusiasm for Romney
Washington Post (blog)
LONDON — Judging from the headlines in London this morning, Mitt Romney's foreign trip is off to a ragged start. But you wouldn't have known it at the Romney fundraiser yesterday. I attended the event, and I was surprised at the size and enthusiasm of the ...
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Romney 'absolutely convinced' London ready for Olympic Games
Los Angeles Times
LONDON – Looking to move past his withering debut in the British press, Mitt Romney appeared on NBC's Today Show Friday morning and insisted that he was “absolutely convinced” Londoners were ready for the Olympic Games. Romney, who had a stellar ...
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True star of the Games? London
ESPN
LONDON -- The 18th century English author Samuel Johnson declared, "When a man is tired ofLondon, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." And bear in mind, he said this long before there were bikini-clad athletes playing beach ...
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Showtime: London gets set to stage Olympic opening ceremony
CNN
London (CNN) -- Few shows can claim such an audience. As the dramatic spectacle of the Olympic Games opening ceremony in London unfolds Friday night, organizers estimate a billion people around the world will be glued to their television sets. Tens of ...
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Torch ignites London 2012, cauldron next
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - The Olympic torch relay has completed its 70-day tour, the final leg having been finished by royal barge on London's River Thames in front of tens of thousands of enthusiastic spectators. It finished its 8000 mile journey at Tower Bridge at ...
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OPENING CEREMONY LONDON 2012: Google's Olympic Doodle celebrates a ...
Washington Post (blog)
The Oscar-winning filmmaker of “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Trainspotting” and “127 Hours” is said to have jammed the global program at London's Olympic Stadium with enough pop cultural touchstones of the Empire to make one think England still ruled the ...
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EYES ON LONDON: Gasol's got nothing to wear
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Spectators line the bank of river Thames to watch the royal barge Gloriana, (not shown) carrying the Olympic flame after it left Hampton Court Palace in London, on its way into central London on the final day of the Torch Relay, Friday, July 27, 2012.
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
London ready for Olympic opening extravaganza
Yahoo! Sports
The stage is set and the athletes are primed as the seven-year countdown to the London 2012 Olympics reaches its finale with Friday's much-anticipated opening ceremony. The three-hour spectacle, expected to be watched by a global television audience of ...
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Opening ceremony London 2012: A city feels the thrill as Olympics (finally) begin
Christian Science Monitor
A model of the rural English scene that will be part of London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Artistic director of the ceremony Danny Boyle unveiled the model in June and paid tribute to the 10000 volunteers, cast and crew rehearsing night and ...
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Christian Science Monitor
Romney: 'London is ready' for Olympic games
ABC News
LONDON—Mitt Romney continued to dial back his suggestion he found London's preparations for the Olympic games "disconcerting," telling NBC's Today Show on Friday that he is "absolutely convinced" the city is "ready" for the games. "After being here a ...
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Romney: 'I'm convinced' London is ready for the Games
msnbc.com (blog)
After his questioning London's preparedness for the Olympics became front-page tabloid fodder, Mitt Romney spoke out on the gaffe Friday. “I read the same reports I think a lot of people did about all the challenges being faced by the organizing committee, ...
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Romney 'absolutely convinced' of London's Olympic readiness
msnbc.com (blog)
Candidate Mitt Romney, who was slammed by the British media for comments he made aboutLondon's preparedness for the Olympics, now says that "after being here a couple days … I'm absolutely convinced that the people here are ready for the Games." ...
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Michael Farber: A flair for the theatric, not athletic, at Olympics opening ceremony
SI.com
The show, with a cast of 10000, required 157 rehearsals, which makes London a bunch of slackers compared to the Beijing clambake in which director Zhang Yimou had his 15000 cast and crew members rehearse an average of 16 hours a day.
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London Olympics 2012: How the Opening Ceremony Production Could Outshine ...
Bleacher Report
London's Olympic Stadium Jamie Squire/Getty Images. With a heady brew of history, modernity and British pride, the London Olympics' opening ceremony is poised to be a phenomenon unlike any other, including the impressive display in 2008 in Beijing.
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Bleacher Report
Michelle Obama greets US athletes in London
Fox News
LONDON – Michelle Obama played a little tennis with kids, handed out some hugs and posed for photos with strapping athletes Friday as she formally began her stint leading the U.S. Olympics delegation. The U.S. first lady told a crowd of young people that ...
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Olympics-Torch ignites London 2012, cauldron next
Reuters
(Adds more details, updates figures). By Avril Ormsby. LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) - The Olympic torch relay has completed its 70-day tour, the final leg having been finished by royal barge onLondon's River Thames in front of tens of thousands of enthusiastic ...
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Rogge optimistic, ready for London Olympics to begin
Fox News
London, England – Less than 12 hours before the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said he is optimistic and trustful for the games. The games have already begun, but the symbolic start ...
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Cacophony of bells rings in London Olympics
ESPN
LONDON -- Led by Big Ben, bells across Britain rang out Friday in a joyous cacophony, their deep bongs and tinkling tones marking the official opening day of the London Olympics. At precisely 8:12 a.m., 12 hours before what is expected to be a spectacular ...
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Opening ceremony London 2012 to wow with memorable show
Christian Science Monitor
The world city that needs no introduction but could do with an Olympic-sized pick-me-up in the midst of economic recession launches the 2012 Summer Games with a spectacular opening ceremony Friday that faces a unique challenge: to be as memorable as ...
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Christian Science Monitor
World's royal families descend on London Olympics
MiamiHerald.com
Their bejeweled presence offers a novel distraction for the London paparazzi normally focused on Britain's homegrown bluebloods, particularly Prince Harry, who's poised to command plenty of attention as he spends much of his Olympics with a front-row seat ...
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MiamiHerald.com
Diocese of London - News: London Churches celebrate the Olympic ...
London Churches celebrate the Olympic Torch arriving in London. The Revd Bob Mayo with the Olympic torch. 27/07/12. Churches along the Torch Relay route have been opening their doors to the public, providing refreshment and shelter for ...
Diocese of London News
Mitt Romney: 'London Is Ready'
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Felicity Spector of Channel 4 News in London <a href="http://www.channel4.com/news/london-calling-mitt-romneys-golden-gaffe-in-olympics-visit" target="_hplink">writes</a> that Romney has undertaken "a charm offensive, that has proved ...
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Mitt Romney's Olympic Sized Gaffe Inspires London Mayor Boris ...
By Andrew Belonsky
He's attending the Olympics' opening ceremony tomorrow, meaning his comments will more than likely dominate the next few days of news coverage for a candidate trying to prove his diplomatic chops. Watch Johnson's remarks AFTER THE ...
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As London Olympics Near Opening Ceremony, Games' Centerpiece ...
By JessicaF
With the London Olympic Games under way, the world turns its attention to the impressive manner theLondon Organising Committee of the Olympic Games has managed to transform the city into a huge venue ready to greet a number of over ...
Multi-Housing News Online
In London, The Games Are Afoot
The opening ceremony, with we hear a song from Sir Paul McCartney, farm animals and.
GPB News Feed
London's Hydrogen-Powered Buses Sidelined for Olympic Games ...
By Environmental Leader
London's fleet of hydrogen-powered buses that operate along its RV1 route have been grounded from service and replaced with conventional diesel vehicles for the duration of the Olympics, due to security concerns. ... with hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as early as 2016. The roll-out will hinge on infrastructure, such as new refueling stations. Photo from Transport of London. Stay Up-to-Date On Environmental Management, Energy & Sustainability News with EL's Free Daily Newsletter ...
Environmental Management & Energy News
London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony: What to expect ...
By Sporting News
Sporting News By Sporting News The Post-Standard ... London is going old school—as in, English countryside—with the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, because nothing says "let the games begin" like a flock of sheep and a massive bell.
Sports News
Samsung Launches Team GB Galaxy S III Smartphone For London ...
By Roy Alugbue
Latest Android news, applications and forum discussion. Android RSS ... In the spirit of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London tonight, Samsung has unveiled a special edition model Galaxy S III smartphone. The model will be ...
Android News, Rumours, and Updates
EYES ON LONDON: Bells ring out across nation | WSLS 10
LONDON (AP) Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ 1000 STEPS AP's Stephen Wade reports from the Olympic venues: Arrive early. Be.
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London 2012: Sohail Abbas to carry Pakistani flag ... - The News Tribe
By Hurma Khan
London: Sohail Abbas, a man of records for being the highest goal scorer in the history of field hockey and captain of Pakistan Hockey team, will be the flag bearer from Pakistan in the opening ceremony of London Olympics 2012 tonight.
The News Tribe
RIP London Rippers… My Experience at a Rippers Game | Chris ...
By Chris Creamer
Stuff like that.” - Former team intern April Whitzman told Metro News London. Ouch. So whatever the reason, the team is gone, and that's a shame… especially if it's due to the brand and brand alone. My experience seeing a London Rippers ...
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Beet.TV: NBC Debuts "Multi-Platform News Organization" at London ...
By Andy_Plesser
The recent news that MSNBC.com has become NBCNews.com is much more than a name change, it means that all the digital resources of NBC News, its cable networks and owned televison are unified online as a new, "multi-platform news ...
Beet.TV
All eyes on London and spectacular Games opening - Stabroek News
By Stabroek staff
LONDON, (Reuters) - All eyes turn to London today for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, an exuberant journey from Britain's idyllic pastures.
Stabroek News
EYES ON LONDON Opening ceremony secrets sort of - FOX News by
By endorling
Danny Boyle has let 60000 people in on the secrets of his Olympic opening ceremony and then begged them to keep the information to themselves. Tens of thousands of spectators who attended a technical rehearsal for Fridays ceremony ...
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