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Tag: London Games

  • Wednesday, August 8th 2012 - 21:38 UTC

    Can the Olympics re-brand Britain?

    The London Games have captured world audience for weeks

    By Andrew Hammond (*) With London 2012 proving a once-in-a-generation global showcase for Britain, a key uncertainty nonetheless remains over whether a substantial, meaningful legacy can be secured in future years from hosting the games. Given that the official public cost of the Olympics is some 9.3 billion pounds (a figure Parliament believes is nearer 11 billion pounds, and Sky News estimates to be a staggering 24 billion pounds) this is a key question, especially as Britain languishes in a double dip recession.

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2012 - 23:30 UTC

    UK deploys more troops to help secure the London Olympics

    Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of state for sport

    The UK government will deploy the 1,200 troops who were put on stand-by last week to help secure the London Olympics, a British minister said as security arrangements were tweaked to make up for a private firm's failure to recruit enough guards.