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Dec 28, 2012

Olympics-Tears and smiles by the billion at London Games

LONDON, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Britain spent nearly nine billion pounds ($14.42 billion) to create a magical and ambitious wonderland of venues for the 2012 Olympic Games, where fans were thrilled across a capital whose grime and grandeur alike got a makeover of global glamour.

The Games proved a timely shot in the arm, spiritually if not financially, for a bruised nation struggling with economic recession. The government, citing figures that were all but unmeasurable, said they would even deliver monetary benefits, to the tune of some $20 billion, though others were sceptical.

Dec 18, 2012

Tears and smiles by the billion at London Games

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain spent nearly nine billion pounds to create a magical and ambitious wonderland of venues for the 2012 Olympic Games, where fans were thrilled across a capital whose grime and grandeur alike got a makeover of global glamour.

The Games proved a timely shot in the arm, spiritually if not financially, for a bruised nation struggling with economic recession. The government, citing figures that were all but unmeasurable, said they would even deliver monetary benefits, to the tune of some $20 billion, though others were sceptical.

Dec 18, 2012

Olympics-Tears and smiles by the billion at London Games

LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) – Britain spent nearly nine billion pounds ($14.42 billion) to create a magical and ambitious wonderland of venues for the 2012 Olympic Games, where fans were thrilled across a capital whose grime and grandeur alike got a makeover of global glamour.

The Games proved a timely shot in the arm, spiritually if not financially, for a bruised nation struggling with economic recession. The government, citing figures that were all but unmeasurable, said they would even deliver monetary benefits, to the tune of some $20 billion, though others were sceptical.

Dec 9, 2012

Southampton go into break on a high after Reading win

SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Having clambered out of the Premier League relegation zone carrying all three points from Saturday’s bottom-of-the-table scrap with Reading, Southampton now have Chelsea to thank for what could be a crucial rest period.

The Saints will enjoy a two-week break between fixtures as next weekend’s trip to Chelsea was postponed because of the Blues’ Club World Cup commitments.

Dec 9, 2012

Soccer-Southampton go into break on a high after Reading win

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Having clambered out of the Premier League relegation zone carrying all three points from Saturday’s bottom-of-the-table scrap with Reading, Southampton now have Chelsea to thank for what could be a crucial rest period.

The Saints will enjoy a two-week break between fixtures as next weekend’s trip to Chelsea was postponed because of the Blues’ Club World Cup commitments.

Dec 1, 2012

Rugby-Not all bleak for All Blacks despite England mauling

LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Laid low by a vomiting bug midweek, the mighty All Blacks were dealt another blow to the guts at Twickenham on Saturday by a lion-hearted England side who recorded their biggest victory over the world champions.

Although nothing meaningful was at stake, this 38-21 defeat hurt New Zealand’s finest. You could sense it in their body language. You could see it in their eyes.

Nov 28, 2012

Tiny Maldives land AFC Challenge Cup

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asia’s emerging soccer nations will contest the next AFC Challenge Cup in the Maldives, the continent’s soccer body said on Wednesday, but North Korea will not defend their title.

The island nation of the Maldives, Asia’s smallest, was awarded the hosting rights for the 2014 edition of the eight-team finals by the Asian Football Confederation’s competitions committee, meeting in Kuala Lumpur.

Nov 28, 2012

Soccer-Tiny Maldives land AFC Challenge Cup

SINGAPORE, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Asia’s emerging soccer nations will contest the next AFC Challenge Cup in the Maldives, the continent’s soccer body said on Wednesday, but North Korea will not defend their title.

The island nation of the Maldives, Asia’s smallest, was awarded the hosting rights for the 2014 edition of the eight-team finals by the Asian Football Confederation’s competitions committee, meeting in Kuala Lumpur.

Nov 10, 2012

Rubble and dust mask Games splendour, Sochi on track

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Amid the dust and the rubble, and the rumbling, wheezing construction vehicles, it takes a fair stretch of imagination to picture Sochi’s Winter Olympic playground in its pomp.

But ignore the landscape of lorries and cement mixers hauling materials up and down the sometimes unmade roads.

Nov 10, 2012

Olympics-Rubble and dust mask Games splendour, Sochi on track

SOCHI, Russia, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Amid the dust and the rubble, and the rumbling, wheezing construction vehicles, it takes a fair stretch of imagination to picture Sochi’s Winter Olympic playground in its pomp.

But ignore the landscape of lorries and cement mixers hauling materials up and down the sometimes unmade roads.

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