Olympic Games 2012

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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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The right result in the Cricket World Cup final would have been a tie | Simon Jenkins
Money and chauvinism demand there be victor and a vanquished. But in reality England and New Zealand were equals, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

15, Jul, 2019 @10:55 AM

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Robbie Grabarz set for Olympic silver as 12 Russians banned for doping
Britain’s Robbie Grabarz looks poised to get an Olympic silver medal after 12 Russians, including the high jump winner, were banned for doping by the court of arbitration for sport

Sean Ingle

01, Feb, 2019 @10:05 PM

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London 2012’s 'clean' Games boast in ruins as failed doping tests pile up | Andy Bull
The IOC’s decision to keep 2012 Olympics samples for 10 years has led to a steady drip of retrospective failed tests that have given the London Games an unwanted record

Andy Bull

08, Jan, 2019 @8:00 PM

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‘Lives have been transformed’ – the entrepreneur who put £10m into grassroots sport
Sir Keith Mills set up Sported to deliver on London 2012’s legacy promises. He steps down as chairman having seen the charity tackle problems such as homelessness, youth unemployment, knife crime and gangs

Sean Ingle

04, Jan, 2019 @12:46 PM

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England’s World Cup glory is showing us what healthy patriotism looks like | Nesrine Malik
Thanks to the heroics of Gareth Southgate’s young side, we’re bonding as a nation. But don’t read too much into the moment, says Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

08, Jul, 2018 @2:15 PM

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From Olympic Park to East Bank: how St Paul's 'faux pas' led to design rethink
Plans for a cultural hub at the Olympic park have been relaunched under Sadiq Khan, and include an east London outpost of the V&A. But will it draw the crowds?

Oliver Wainwright

05, Jun, 2018 @3:06 PM

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‘It’s soulless here’: why West Ham fans are in revolt
When a football club moves from its historic home to a shiny new stadium, it leaves more than memories behind – as West Ham supporters are discovering at the London Stadium

Andrew Anthony

29, Apr, 2018 @8:30 AM

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