Olympic Games 2012

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Beware the brutal side of the Olympic spirit | Letter
Letter: The London Games destroyed allotments; now Paris is doing away with its bouquinistes, writes Sue Miller

09, Aug, 2023 @5:28 PM

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Charity calls for UK cities of sport to match cities of culture
A charity is calling on the government to set up a sport version of UK City of Culture to boost participation, after a two-year inquiry into the legacy of the 2012 Olympics

Jessica Murray

23, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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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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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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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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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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‘A Jerusalem for everyone’: was the 2012 Olympics the last gasp of liberal Britain?
Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony for the London games was meant to be a celebration of Britain’s diverse history and its open-minded values. Ten years later, it seems more like a requiem

Steve Rose

16, Jul, 2022 @10:55 AM

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London lost the Olympic housing prize, but local people did benefit | Letter
Letter: A citizens’ alliance won a number of commitments from the organisers that helped nearby residents, says Neil Jameson


03, Jul, 2022 @4:35 PM

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‘A massive betrayal’: how London’s Olympic legacy was sold out
The long read: After so many other Olympic sites ended up left to rot, London 2012 was supposed to be different. But who has really benefited from this orgy of development?

Oliver Wainwright

30, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Legacy of London 2012 is one that has sold Britain’s fitness short | Barney Ronay
The 2012 Games were over budget while existing stadiums like Crystal Palace have been allowed to become dilapidated relics

Barney Ronay

18, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Ponzi-style’ conman jailed for failing to repay victims of £72m fraud
London magistrates sentence Michael Strubel to more than six years for failing to pay compensation

Rupert Neate

27, May, 2022 @2:29 PM

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