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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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Are London's 2012 Logos the Worst in Olympic History?

The city is trying to showcase its quirky side. Instead, its Olympic symbols have become a laughing stock.

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A Citywide English Lesson for Sochi, Russia

Preparing for crowds of foreigners when it hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics, a city looks to expand its vocabulary.

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The Olympics and the U.K.'s Complicated Relationship With Its Rule Breakers

Organizers of the London games have taken unprecedented measures to stop "lone wolves" from wreaking havoc. But that hasn't stopped them from making them a central part of this summer's festivities.

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What the Summer Games Will Cost the Queen

The London Olympics will be an equal-opportunity irritant for VIPs.

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How the Games Are Boosting Britain's Arts Scene

A surprisingly eclectic cultural festival is set to coincide with the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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The Delicate Politics of Olympic Security

Londoners may be watching their city’s security takeover anxiously, but they can't seem to turn away.

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The PR Disaster of London's Olympic Traffic Lanes

Organizers of the Summer Games are finding it difficult to balance their own needs with that of the host city.

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London to Rio: Keep Your Statue

Londoners object to Brazil’s idea to build a promotional replica Christ the Redeemer statue for the Olympics.

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Olympic (City) Hopefuls

Bidding for the 2020 games is heating up. Local support bolsters unlikely Baku

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The City IKEA Built

The home retail giant is building a walkable, mostly car-free neighborhood in East London

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A Legacy of Security in Olympic London

2012 Games will bring with it an even broader surveillance infrastructure

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Olympic Evictions Come to Russia

Residents in the southern resort town of Sochi, Russia are discovering what other Olympic host cities have already learned—some of them will have to move