One of the lawyers advising the London Olympics has admitted that the gagging order preventing thousands of Games contractors from publicising their London 2012 work was too restrictive.
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British firms that helped to build the London 2012 Olympic venues or supply the event are being gagged from using their links to the Games to promote their business, or even to publicly admit their involvement.
(2 months and 28 days ago)
Guardian.co.uk has been awarded for its coverage of the London Olympics at the prestigious Association of Online Publishers awards. The Guardian sport website won the accolade of 2013 Consumer Editorial Team, with judges considering the contenders' enterprise, creativity and performance in achieving outstanding success for the site. The 2012 Olympics saw a record amount of...
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-- The U.S. Olympic Committee is looking for cities interested in bidding for the 2024 Summer Games. The USOC sent letters to the mayors of 35 cities Tuesday to gauge interest in a potential bid to bring the Summer Olympics back to the country for the first time since 1996. "Our objective in this process is to identify a partner city that can work with us to present a...
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The problem with legacy is that it is so damn random. Thomas Hardy believed he would be remembered for his - often very mediocre - poetry. He thought his novels, by comparison, were hack work.
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In less than a year, the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will be history. I am getting a jump on the news memes about these Olympics, based on what I learned about digital media and the London 2012 Games at Adobe’s Strategic Advisory Council on Digital Video. What I learned there was remarkable. The audience is clearly shifting to digital viewing. In recapping the digital...
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Britain needs to find ways to help build on the success of the London 2012 Games by inspiring youngsters, the Legacy Trust UK suggested.
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Report warns that Cabinet Office co-ordinating legacy risks 'missing the boat' in capitalising on enthusiasm of the volunteersA committee of MPs has warned the enthusiasm generated by the 70,000 London 2012 volunteers, who in their purple and red uniforms were considered one of the main success stories of the Games, is in danger of "fizzling out".In a report published on...
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Don’t expect 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps to extend his dominance to the 2016 Summer Games. Despite his relative youth and recent success at the 2012 London Olympics, the Baltimore Bullet is already squashing rumors that he’ll compete again in Rio. During his trip to Brazil to accept the Exceptional Achievement Award at the Laureus World Sports Awards, Phelps...
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London 2012 organisers are to sell off hundreds of items that were used during the Games. They include an Olympic torch signed by four-time Olympic sailing champion Sir Ben Ainslie.
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