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Jul 28, 2012

Olympics-Cauldron designer admits he broke the rules

LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – The man behind London’s unique
Olympic cauldron described on Saturday how he broke all the
rules with his delicate yet dramatic burning flower design.

The cauldron was one of the best-kept secrets of the opening
ceremony, and one of the most intricate and technically
difficult ever created.

Jul 27, 2012

Torch ignites London 2012, cauldron next

LONDON (Reuters) – The Olympic torch relay has completed its 70-day tour, the final leg having been finished by royal barge on London’s River Thames in front of tens of thousands of enthusiastic spectators.

It finished its 8,000 mile journey at Tower Bridge at midday, and will next be seen lighting the cauldron in the Olympic Park during the opening ceremony later on Friday.

Jul 27, 2012

Torch relay nears climax, ignites London 2012

LONDON (Reuters) – The Olympic torch relay entered its final day on Friday amid signs that even the most cynical Londoners have begun to embrace the Games ahead of the opening ceremony later.

An estimated three million people will have taken to the streets of the capital to cheer on the Olympic flame in the past week, bringing the total to about 13 million during its 70-day tour of Britain.

Jul 27, 2012

Olympics-Torch relay nears climax, ignites London 2012

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – The Olympic torch relay entered
its final day on Friday amid signs that even the most cynical
Londoners have begun to embrace the Games ahead of the opening
ceremony later.

An estimated three million people will have taken to the
streets of the capital to cheer on the Olympic flame in the past
week, bringing the total to about 13 million during its 70-day
tour of Britain.

Jul 27, 2012

Olympics-Torch relay ignites London 2012 as it nears final day

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – The Olympic torch relay enters
its final day on Friday amid signs that Londoners have finally
begun to embrace the Games.

An estimated three million people will have taken to the
streets of the capital to cheer on the Olympic flame in the past
week, bringing the total to about 13 million during its 70-day
tour of the country.

Jul 26, 2012

Londoners get warm glow from torch relay

LONDON (Reuters) – Office workers paused on their way to their desks to watch the Olympic flame weave its way through central London on Thursday before it moved on to some of the city’s most famous landmarks.

Confounding initial cynicism, more than 10 million people have turned out to watch the flame during its 70-day tour of the country, eliciting national pride and a sense of occasion.

Jul 26, 2012

Olympics-Londoners get warm glow from torch relay

LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) – Office workers paused on their
way to their desks to watch the Olympic flame weave its way
through central London on Thursday before it moved on to some of
the city’s most famous landmarks.

Confounding initial cynicism, more than 10 million people
have turned out to watch the flame during its 70-day tour of the
country, eliciting national pride and a sense of occasion.

Jul 25, 2012

Torch to take in London’s power bases

LONDON (Reuters) – The Olympic flame will visit Britain’s royal, political and religious power bases on Thursday, while also visiting the thespian home of its greatest playwright.

More than two million people have cheered on the flame since its arrival in London last Friday at the tail-end of a 70-day nationwide tour.

Jul 25, 2012

Olympics-Torch to take in London’s power bases

LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) – The Olympic flame will visit
Britain’s royal, political and religious power bases on
Thursday, while also visiting the thespian home of its greatest
playwright.

More than two million people have cheered on the flame since
its arrival in London last Friday at the tail-end of a 70-day
nationwide tour.

Jul 25, 2012

London’s Games Lanes confuse motorists

LONDON (Reuters) – London motorists were struggling to get to grips with the special Games Lanes reserved for Olympic athletes and dignitaries on their first day of operation on Wednesday.

They were still trying to figure out when and where they could drive on the 30 miles of lanes, designed to whisk 82,000 athletes, officials, VIPs, sponsors and media to venues on time.

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      ""Avril is a Reuters politics and general news reporter in London, specialising in the 2012 Olympics, religion and the regions. Before that, Avril wrote for www.reuters.co.uk. She has worked at the Daily Telegraph, CNN and Financial Times Business.""
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