Olympics 2012

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Ghost Town on the Thames

Olympic visitors came for the sports, and stayed for the karaoke bar in the mall. Why aren't they visiting London?

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Is London's Air Up to Snuff?

How does England's air quality compare to that of past hosts, and could it affect athletes?


The Promotional Video Olympics

The ridiculous advertisements for Paris, Moscow, and New York make us think London deserved the win.


New Stamps That Combine London's Architecture and Olympians

The Royal Mail unveils its newest Games-related stamps.

Brent Toderian

3 Lessons Every Olympic City Should Take to Heart

Done right, the Olympics can increase a city's public spaces and public transportation use.


Not an Official Sponsor, Nike Still Gets More Attention Than Adidas at Olympics

The athletic apparel company gives other Londons publicity as it continues its tradition of ambush ads.


Tony Blair Says We Should Wait a Decade Before Judging the 2012 Games

The former Prime Minister, now an Olympics legacy consultant, advises patience when it comes to evaluating the impact of the Games.

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The Culture Clash Behind Mitt Romney's London Olympics Doubts

The American presidential candidate may not understand that for Britons, complaining is a way of showing you care.


Olympic Park Feels a Little Like a War Zone

One former war correspondent compared it to the "American military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan."

Paolo Costa Baldi

For Montreal, Memories of the Olympics Boondoggle Remain

The 1976 games were largely considered a financial disaster. Can their legacy finally right itself?

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Despite Glitches, Olympics Excitement Finally Arrives in London

The city's new cable car crossing the Thames suffered a malfunction this morning, but Opening Ceremonies hype is building.


G4S Gets the Boot in Newcastle

Local vendors will replace the embattled Olympics security company at soccer venue St. James' Park.


London Mayor to Olympics Complainers: 'Put a Sock in It'

Boris Johnson hopes to quiet his naysayers.


Olympics Attendees May Wear All the Non-Sponsor Apparel They Wish

Despite what the LOCOG chief said on the radio, Pepsi and Nike gear will not be banned at the London games.

Courtesy: Zaha Hadid Architects

A Roof That Looks Like Water

The roof of the London Aquatic Center is an undulating wave of aluminum supported by Red Lauro timber and more than 3,000 tons of steel.


How Cranky Are Londoners?

With a Twitter-based mood-measuring lightshow displayed on the London Eye, we're about to find out.


London Olympics Opening Ceremonies Changes Tied to Transportation Concerns

A few scenes have been trimmed to ensure all attendees will be able to catch the last trains home.


The Olympics Are Making the London Assembly Relevant

The left-leaning city council may have lost legislative power, but it is regaining its influence as the sole chink in Britain’s official policy of Olympic boosterism.