Olympic Games

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Queen’s Olympic stunt double jailed for pushing girlfriend down stairs
Gary Connery, who parachuted into London 2012 opening ceremony, convicted of grievous bodily harm

Tobi Thomas

16, Aug, 2022 @3:29 PM

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‘Everybody knew Jim Thorpe’: biographer David Maraniss on a pioneering athlete
Pulitzer winner’s new biography tells fascinating story of a Native American star recently recognised as a double Olympic champion

David Smith in Washington

10, Aug, 2022 @1:36 AM

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From Lionesses to missed chances: why elite success doesn’t always transform the grassroots
England women’s Euros triumph has created massive interest in the game, but elite success doesn’t necessarily benefit sport at a lower level

Emma John

06, Aug, 2022 @3:50 PM

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Hoop dreams: the US basketball team that may have been the greatest of all time
The 1992 ‘Dream Team’ that won gold in Barcelona contained a plethora of star names and won new fans around the world

Barney Ronay

06, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Sheffield’s healthy legacy from the 2012 Olympics | Letter
Letter: The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine has the potential to have profound benefits across the city for health, employment and education, writes David Whitney


29, Jul, 2022 @5:24 PM

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Commonwealth Games opener will be on par with London 2012, says director
Opening ceremony to feature Birmingham’s rich musical heritage in ‘generation-defining show’

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

28, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Imagine the culture war the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony would spark now | Charlotte Higgins
Danny Boyle’s extravaganza burnished what was best about the UK, but the myth it forged has been crumbling ever since, says Charlotte Higgins, the Guardian’s chief culture writer

Charlotte Higgins

27, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Defiant Sebastian Coe flies flag for London Olympics with a murky legacy | Sean Ingle
Lord Coe maintains pride in what the 2012 Games gave UK sport and reveals Sir Alex Ferguson almost managed Team GB

Sean Ingle

26, Jul, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Bluey creators offer to design ‘unique’ Brisbane Olympics mascot
TV cartoon producers call chance to design something to join pantheon of Australian mascots ‘an amazing opportunity’

Joe Hinchliffe

26, Jul, 2022 @8:23 AM

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‘The kind of place planners have dreamed of’: the London Olympics site 10 years on
Anish Kapoor’s big red tower remains a spectacular eyesore, but 10 years on from the 2012 Games, the old railway lands of Stratford are a largely thriving new urban district that few other host cities can rival

Rowan Moore

24, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Olympic organisers for Paris 2024 ‘in a cold sweat’ as problems mount
Fears over financing, security and staffing threaten to take the shine off a showcase event and a national triumph for Emmanuel Macron’s presidency

Jon Henley in Paris

23, Jul, 2022 @3:00 PM

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London 2012, 10 years on: wrestling with a sporting legacy built on false assumptions | Barney Ronay
Ten years on from the flag-draped fever dream of Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony and the golden night of Saturday 4 August, what have we got left from London 2012?

Barney Ronay

22, Jul, 2022 @7:00 PM

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