Olympic Games 2012

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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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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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