Olympics

Jenni Sparks

The Coolest New Maps of London

From an infographic of Olympic venues to street-by-street damage inflicted by the Blitz.

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The Geography of Team USA

Where America's Olympians were born and where they currently live reveals interesting clusters.

Courtesy: RIBA

Cataloging the Olympic Venues

A round-up of the buildings in use during the London games.

Jon Pack

Sarajevo: Post-Olympic City and Post-War City

Photographing the complex legacies of the war-torn host of the 1984 Winter Olympics.

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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What Vancouver Gained By Hosting the Olympics

The Games have a lot of naysayers. But Vancouver's former planning chief says the 2010 games made his city stronger.

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.

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Knitting the Olympics

The cutest tribute to the Games we've come across – just don't tell the brand police.

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McDonald's Conspires to Keep Olympic Visitors From Real English Chips

If this sounds trivial to you, you don’t know Britain.

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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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A Personnel Shakeup as London Frets Over the Future of Olympic Park

Andrew Altman will step down as CEO of the London Legacy Development Corporation.

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Londoners Go To Court Over Olympics Missiles

Residents of an East London apartment tower are hoping the legal system will save them from having to host missiles on their roof during the Olympics.

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Beijing's Olympic Ruins

Already decaying infrastructure from the 2008 Summer Games should serve as a lesson to all cities that follow.

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London's Impending Police State

Will Olympic security measures go too far?

Feargus O'Sullivan

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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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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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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Problem Of the Day: Rio's Hotel Shortage

As the city prepares to host a number of global events, it still lacks the hotel space to meet the demand.