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Jul 25, 2012

Olympics-London’s Games Lanes confuse motorists

LONDON, July 25 (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.

Jul 24, 2012

Are 2012 Games one too many for London?

LONDON (Reuters) – When the curtain goes up on the Olympic Games on Friday it will confirm London’s place as the only city to host the summer sporting spectacle three times.

But could it be a Games too far?

London hopes to show off the city as a dynamic 21st century metropolis with shiny new buildings, nestling alongside the historic capital of Shakespeare and Dickens with its palaces and cathedrals.

Jul 24, 2012

Olympics-Are 2012 Games one too many for London?

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) – When the curtain goes up on the
Olympic Games on Friday it will confirm London’s place as the
only city to host the summer sporting spectacle three times.

But could it be a Games too far?

London hopes to show off the city as a dynamic 21st century
metropolis with shiny new buildings, nestling alongside the
historic capital of Shakespeare and Dickens with its palaces and
cathedrals.

Jul 23, 2012

Wiggins’ cycling win, a panacea for Britons

LONDON (Reuters) – Britons were still gushing on Monday over Bradley Wiggins’ success in the Tour de France, heralding it as one of the country’s greatest individual sporting achievements.

Politicians also hoped his victory in the world’s greatest cycling race could deliver other benefits including a boost to Britain’s chances of hosting the world cycling championships.

Jul 23, 2012

Olympics-Wiggins’ cycling win, a panacea for Britons

LONDON, July 23 (Reuters) – Britons were still gushing on
Monday over Bradley Wiggins’ success in the Tour de France,
heralding it as one of the country’s greatest individual
sporting achievements.

Politicians also hoped his victory in the world’s greatest
cycling race could deliver other benefits including a boost to
Britain’s chances of hosting the world cycling championships.

Jul 21, 2012

With one week to go, flame abseils into London

LONDON (Reuters) – The Olympic torch arrived in London by Royal Navy helicopter on Friday to spend the night in one of Britain’s most secure sites ahead of its week-long journey around the capital, culminating in the lighting of the cauldron at the main stadium in a week’s time.

A Royal Marine Commando abseiled into the Tower of London, which dates back 1,000 years and is one of London’s most popular tourist attractions on the River Thames, at 2012 local time (1912GMT).

Jul 20, 2012

Olympics-With one week to go, flame abseils into London

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – The Olympic torch arrived in
London by Royal Navy helicopter on Friday to spend the night in
one of Britain’s most secure sites ahead of its week-long
journey around the capital, culminating in the lighting of the
cauldron at the main stadium in a week’s time.

A Royal Marine Commando abseiled into the Tower of London,
which dates back 1,000 years and is one of London’s most popular
tourist attractions on the River Thames, at 2012 local time
(1912GMT).

Jul 19, 2012

Strike threats loom over Games, Nadal pulls out

LONDON (Reuters) – Strikes by train drivers and passport officials threaten major disruptions to the London Olympics, prompting the government to warn unions on Thursday that they risked public anger if the industrial action went ahead.

In a blow on the sporting front, the Games lost one of their biggest draws when reigning tennis champion Rafa Nadal pulled out after failing to recover from injury in what he called “one of the saddest moments of my career.”

Jul 19, 2012

Strike threats loom over London Games

LONDON (Reuters) – Strikes by train drivers and passport officials threaten major disruptions to the London Olympics, prompting the government to warn unions on Thursday that they risked public anger if the industrial action went ahead.

The Aslef rail union announced on Thursday that 450 of its members in central England would walk out between August 6 and 8 in a dispute over pensions, affecting passengers travelling from cities such as Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby to the capital.

Jul 19, 2012

Olympics-Strike threats loom over London Games

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – Strikes by train drivers and
passport officials threaten major disruptions to the London
Olympics, prompting the government to warn unions on Thursday
that they risked public anger if the industrial action went
ahead.

The Aslef rail union announced on Thursday that 450 of its
members in central England would walk out between Aug. 6 and 8
in a dispute over pensions, affecting passengers travelling from
cities such as Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby to the capital.

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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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