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How the World's Top Security Firm Bungled Olympic Security

G4S, which has a record of mismanagement in Britain, faces scrutiny in the press and from lawmakers.

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Did Olympics Organizers Fail to Plan for London's Rain?

Forecasters warn that this will be the wettest Summer Games ever, and many venues were not designed for dreary weather.

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London Creates Public Transportation Chaos on Purpose

The city's effort to simulate Olympic-level congestion leaves commuters frustrated and late.

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Should a Fast Food Company Be Sponsoring the Olympics?

Londoners are often singularly skeptical toward corporate sponsorship, as the latest fight over McDonald's shows.

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like the Olympics

London's traffic is being re-routed, bunting is being hung and public art is sprouting up in advance of the Games.

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London's Impending Police State

Will Olympic security measures go too far?

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Can the Olympics Bring Affordable Housing to London?

By 2031, this summer's Olympic site should be a dense checkerboard of housing and parkland.

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Olympics Clean-Up, London Style

One month before the games, the city spruces itself up – plus a few rumblings of resentment under the surface.

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Should U.K. Residents Outside of London Resent the Olympics?

Organizers are trying to sell the Olympics as 'Britain’s games.' But England's non-Londoners aren't buying it.

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London's Opening Ceremony Might Actually Be Good

Leaked news of the city's first Olympic moment include nods to England's musical influence and winks to its agrarian past.

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Fear and Loathing in Athens

Headlines tell of a city gripped by violent riots, but the reality is more complicated.

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The Pettiness of Olympic Branding

The micromanaged brand protection strategies of the International Olympic Committee are going down about as well as you’d expect with the home crowd in London.

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How the Olympics Will Reflect London's Changing Food Scene

The Games will offer spectators a distinctly familiar roster of dishes, distinguished from what’s available at the average airport mainly by even higher prices.

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What Will It Take to Turn Berlin Into a Major Economic Center?

The city is an arts hub. Can a new airport bring it into the upper tier of European cities?

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Why London Wants Asian Tourists at the Olympics

Could publicity around the Games lure luxury shoppers into Burberry and Jaguar? Yes, according to a new poll.

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The Fuzzy Future of London's Olympic Stadium

The city's search for a post-games stadium occupant has been disappointingly fruitless so far.

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The Two Towers of London's Olympic Misgivings

An army missile turret and the unveiling of The Orbit have dominated U.K. headlines this week.

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London's Brand Olympics

The Games have provided an unprecedented opportunity, not always welcome, for companies to attach their names to parts of the city.

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London's Newest Export: The Poor?

The Olympics promised a fresh start for deprived East London. But they may end up forcing the poor out.