Olympic Games 2012

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Six key points from the McLaren Olympic boxing investigation
Richard McLaren’s report details bribes made to fix Olympic fights, an official threatened in his hotel room, and a thwarted cash-for-medals deal

Sean Ingle

30, Sep, 2021 @9:21 PM

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Judges ‘used signals’ to fix Olympic boxing bouts, McLaren report finds
An investigation into boxing at the 2016 Rio Olympics has found widespread evidence of corruption in the sport from the top down

Sean Ingle

30, Sep, 2021 @6:14 PM

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The Observer view on the Tokyo Olympic Games | Editorial
From the courage of Simone Biles to Tom Daley’s knitted medal cosies, the spirit of these uniting Games has shone bright

Observer editorial

08, Aug, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Olympic antihero: how Michael Gove trashed the legacy of London 2012 | Letter
Letters: Chris Dunne on the successful school sport partnership scheme that the Conservatives dismantled in 2010 – and on why good coaching is the crucial factor at any level of sport


30, Jul, 2021 @3:52 PM

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Gold medals are illusory, world-class public facilities should be the goal | Barney Ronay
Watering the soil of cultural participation would leave a greater legacy than any number of British Olympic champions

Barney Ronay in Tokyo

23, Jul, 2021 @3:12 PM

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The Dirty Games: how London 2012 became tainted | Andy Bull
It was supposed to be the ‘cleanest ever’ Games, yet more than 100 athletes – and dozens of medallists – cheated the system

Andy Bull

17, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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UK Athletics set for legal action over July jamboree at London Stadium
UK Athletics is planning legal action after being barred from staging the Anniversary Games at the London Stadium in July

Exclusive by Sean Ingle

22, Apr, 2021 @5:39 PM

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Olympics ‘gave each Londoner a £900 feelgood factor’
Critics balked at the price tag, but it turns out the 2012 Games paid dividends for the city’s wellbeing

Jamie Doward

05, Apr, 2020 @6:54 AM

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BBC to broadcast summer of sport nostalgia during coronavirus crisis
The BBC is preparing to unleash the power of nostalgia in a bid to help self-isolating fans through a summer of no sport

Paul MacInnes

02, Apr, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Olympics, World Cups and more: Tom Jenkins' pictures of the decade
The Guardian and Observer sport photographer picks his favourite images from the thousands he shot during the past 10 years

Tom Jenkins

30, Dec, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The London Olympics opening ceremony: a moment of optimism that destroyed the decade
The show of humour and hope – featuring the Queen and Dizzee Rascal – lulled us into a false sense of security, ill-preparing us for the bleak years to come

Stuart Heritage

26, Dec, 2019 @12:00 PM

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'Like a damp towel on a line': the day Boris Johnson got stuck on a zip wire
The then London mayor stole the show on the day of Britain’s first 2012 Olympic gold

Esther Addley

16, Jul, 2019 @3:00 PM

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