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Jul 30, 2012

Olympics-Arab Spring states revel in renewed pride at Olympics

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – For most Olympians, the Games
are a chance to show off their rare talents. For the Libyan,
Egyptian and Tunisian athletes, they are a chance to show the
world a new chapter in their history after the Arab Spring
revolutions.

In Libya, former leader Muammar Gaddafi shunned sports
figures because he feared they would draw the national spotlight
away from him. For a time, soccer players could only be referred
to on television by their number.

Jul 25, 2012

Cash-strapped Britain eyes Olympic business bounce

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron will on Thursday use the London Olympics to drum up business opportunities, on the first day of a series of trade and investment events to showcase Britain during the Games.

Dignitaries such as International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and the heads of global firms such as Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt are expected to attend the first of the business events later on Thursday.

Jul 25, 2012

Olympics-Cash-strapped Britain eyes Olympic business bounce

LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David
Cameron will on Thursday use the London Olympics to drum up
business opportunities, on the first day of a series of trade
and investment events to showcase Britain during the Games.

Dignitaries such as International Monetary Fund Managing
Director Christine Lagarde and the heads of global firms such as
Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt are expected to attend
the first of the business events later on Thursday.

Jul 22, 2012

Olympics-Games chiefs hit back at cynics as excitement mounts

LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) – Organisers of the Olympics hit
back on Sunday at cynics after weeks of negative headlines,
saying criticism over planning mistakes and costs were being
outweighed by a surge in public excitement as the gala opening
ceremony nears.

Britain’s famously caustic media, which have highlighted
security and transport problems before the July 27-Aug. 12
Games, also seemed to adopt a more positive stance as thousands
turned out to cheer the Olympic torch relay through London.

Jul 22, 2012

Olympic chiefs hit back at cynics as excitement mounts

LONDON (Reuters) – Organisers of the Olympics hit back on Sunday at cynics after weeks of negative headlines, saying criticisms over planning mistakes and cost were being outweighed by public excitement as the opening ceremony nears.

Britain’s famously critical media, which has highlighted security and transport problems ahead of the July 27 to August 12 Games, also appeared to take a more positive stance as thousands turned out to cheer the Olympic torch relay through London.

Jul 22, 2012

Games chiefs hit back at cynics as excitement mounts

LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) – Organisers of the Olympics hit
back on Sunday at cynics after weeks of negative headlines,
saying criticisms over planning mistakes and cost were being
outweighed by public excitement as the opening ceremony nears.

Britain’s famously critical media, which has highlighted
security and transport problems ahead of the July 27 to Aug. 12
Games, also appeared to take a more positive stance as thousands
turned out to cheer the Olympic torch relay through London.

Jul 22, 2012

Mayor hopes London torch tour to lift Olympic mood

LONDON (Reuters) – Crowds of thousands cheered the Olympic torch relay through London on Saturday on the final leg of its tour around Britain, generating excitement that organizers hope will dispel lingering fears about the event’s organization and security.

The relay, which began in London’s historic maritime district of Greenwich, drew a lively crowd as it passed by the myriad curry houses of east London’s Brick Lane, though the ensuing traffic gridlock underlined the challenges of hosting the Games in one of the world’s busiest cities.

Jul 21, 2012

Olympics-Mayor hopes London torch tour to lift Olympic mood

LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) – Crowds of thousands cheered the
Olympic torch relay through London on Saturday on the final leg
of its tour around Britain, generating excitement that
organisers hope will dispel lingering fears about the event’s
organisation and security.

The relay, which began in London’s historic maritime
district of Greenwich, drew a lively crowd as it passed by the
myriad curry houses of east London’s Brick Lane, though the
ensuing traffic gridlock underlined the challenges of hosting
the Games in one of the world’s busiest cities.

Jul 21, 2012

Officials hope torch tour of London dispels Olympic gloom

LONDON (Reuters) – The Olympic torch relay began its final stretch in London on Saturday, starting in the capital’s historic district of Greenwich on a journey officials hope will help dispel a cloud of gloom and cynicism hanging over the Games.

Officials were all smiles in Greenwich as a young torch bearer jogged through the maritime district’s Royal Park past the grand colonnades of the old naval college. But many Britons fear the games will be a costly, rain-soaked logistical fiasco.

Jul 21, 2012

Olympics-Officials hope torch tour of London dispels Olympic gloom

LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) – The Olympic torch relay began
its final stretch in London on Saturday, starting in the
capital’s historic district of Greenwich on a journey officials
hope will help dispel a cloud of gloom and cynicism hanging over
the Games.

Officials were all smiles in Greenwich as a young torch
bearer jogged through the maritime district’s Royal Park past
the grand colonnades of the old naval college. But many Britons
fear the games will be a costly, rain-soaked logistical fiasco.