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Postby d pickup » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:36 am

'London looks to legacy with 200 days to go'

The legacy: mostly bullshit or some real things?

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http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/01/0 ... ws&rpc=401
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Will OLY '12 be secure?

Postby d pickup » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:37 am

'Fake bomb breaches Olympic security'

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www.newmarketjournal.co.uk/sport/nation ... _1_3399926
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Re: Will OLY '12 be secure?

Postby javman » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:00 pm

It will be fine on the day with 13000+ military personnel being used!!
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Re: Will OLY '12 be secure?

Postby SteveK26 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:38 am

DP
I sadly dont think there is any guarantee things will be totally safe.
Whilst I agree with Javman that security will be very tight, there are so many venues to control that nothing can be taken for granted.Not to mention the transport infrastructure. In a nutshell I'm of the opinion that if someone was hell-bent on causing problems they would probably succeed.
I really hope and pray that all goes smoothly.
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Re: Will OLY '12 be secure?

Postby d pickup » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:46 am

SteveK26 wrote:DP
I sadly dont think there is any guarantee things will be totally safe.
Whilst I agree with Javman that security will be very tight, there are so many venues to control that nothing can be taken for granted.Not to mention the transport infrastructure. In a nutshell I'm of the opinion that if someone was hell-bent on causing problems they would probably succeed.
I really hope and pray that all goes smoothly.


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My thoughts, feelings, instincts concur with yours.
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Watch OLY at home

Postby d pickup » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:48 am

'The London Olympics, Coming in 3D'

You'll need a 3-D tv - why not try Sharp's 80" one

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http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/201 ... ing-in-3d/
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Watch OLY for real

Postby d pickup » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:49 am

'London 2012 organisers admit Olympic Games ticket confusion will go on'

Still want a ticket?

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www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jan/09/lo ... sfeed=true
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Criteria for OLY Sponsorship

Postby d pickup » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:51 am

'Protests demanding to drop Dow as sponsor of London Olympics'

Back in '84 ..

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http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/n ... 48266.html
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OLY '12 legacy for Wales

Postby d pickup » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:52 am

'London 2012: Cheryl Gillan promises 'tourism legacy' for Wales'

Really! Wonderful! .. pull the other one ..

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www.trackandfieldnews.com/
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OLY at last the keys to move in

Postby d pickup » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:57 am

'Coe handed keys to Olympic Park'

200 days to go; so much still to do; safe with the keys but what might get misplaced ..

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www.trackandfieldnews.com/
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Re: OLY '12 legacy for Wales

Postby boysen » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:42 am

have nothing left to pull......a politicians promise??????
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Re: Watch OLY at home

Postby jambob » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:54 pm

Great news. Our trade off for not going was getting the latest tv to watch them on instead. Glad they'll be broadcasting in 3D!! :D
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Re: OLY '12 legacy for Wales

Postby usedtoit33 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:00 pm

I think there'll obviously be a tourism boost for London and the venues outside the city like Weymouth, and possibly the cities where Olympic football matches are played, such as (possibly) the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff.

But if you're coming to watch the Games, staying in London mostly, who's going to have the money to make side trips? Not a huge amount of people I should imagine.
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Re: Will OLY '12 be secure?

Postby usedtoit33 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:03 pm

Yes, I'm sure that if someone's really determined, they'll cause havoc. But there'll be very high security, so I'm sure the organisers will do their best to prevent something happening.
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Re: Will OLY '12 be secure?

Postby d pickup » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:20 pm

usedtoit33 wrote:Yes, I'm sure that if someone's really determined, they'll cause havoc. But there'll be very high security, so I'm sure the organisers will do their best to prevent something happening.


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Yes of course, and I say, and I hope, that the organisers will do their best, but sometimes one's best isn't good enough; c'est la vie, c'est la guerre.
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Re: OLY '12 legacy for Wales

Postby trickstat » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:46 pm

Perhaps Wales is the nearest place to London where hotels won't be putting their prices up?
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Re: OLY '12 legacy for Wales

Postby d pickup » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:59 pm

trickstat wrote:Perhaps Wales is the nearest place to London where hotels won't be putting their prices up?


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But the train fares are going up.
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Re: OLY '12 legacy for Wales

Postby boysen » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:03 am

If hoteliers thing they can squeeze something out ot the Olympics then they will do so. Frankly the travelling crowds for ladies soccer will be unlikely to fill the Windsor Hotel bar.
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Re: OLY '12 legacy?

Postby d pickup » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:12 am

'Securing Olympic legacy proves tricky task'

'a five-year plan worth £1bn aimed at young people looks impressive. ... But'

A misplaced, misconceived contrivance?

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www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/davidbond/2012/01/s ... cy_pr.html
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Re: Watch OLY for real

Postby d pickup » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:13 am

'Google admits profiting from illegal Olympic ticket ads'

'Google subsequently took down the ads after it became aware of them.'

Naughty: 'LiveOlympicTickets'

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www.itpro.co.uk/638209/google-admits-pr ... ticket-ads
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A cleaner-air Olympics

Postby d pickup » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:55 pm

'Boris Johnson launches no-idling campaign in bid for cleaner air for Olympics'

Boris getting down to the nitty gritty: 'Turning off engines when stationary for more than a minute creates a host of positive benefits '

So when you're in those JUL-AUG conjestions turn off!!

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www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/946409 ... _Olympics/
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OLY transport

Postby d pickup » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:56 pm

'JOHN GOODBODY: Transport is a key problem for the London 2012 Olympics'

A few 'savage' facts from John G.

But some are saying it won't be a problem, so everthing is going to be ok - like hell, unless London has a genius who does in the end work 'miracles' .. so we really hope a genius will enact a miracle.

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www.sportsfeatures.com/olympicsnews/sto ... 2-olympics
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OLY workers want their 2 penneth

Postby d pickup » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:58 pm

'Olympic companies call for end to ban on promoting work on gamesArchitects, engineers and technology companies speak out against protocol enforced by London 2012 organising committee'

If they've done the work they want their 2 penneth.

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www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jan/11/ol ... sfeed=true
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OLY Gold: tough and easy?

Postby d pickup » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:13 pm

'Jess faces real test of mettle to win her gold'

'her' gold eh, and not 'the' gold!

'The realism is that she has the fight of her life on her hands to win the gold medal that every athlete aspires to.'

A general reflection: it will be tough to win the OLY '12 HEP gold.

Has there ever been, say in recent times, an easy win of an OLY gold?

Easy Championship wins: Ovett springs to mind.

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www.thestar.co.uk/sport/athletics/jess_ ... _1_4131574
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Re: OLY Gold: tough and easy?

Postby Ursus » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:53 pm

All events are cyclical, but in the era of Bolt, Gay & Blake it seems inconceivable that Kim Collins won a global.
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Re: OLY Gold: tough and easy?

Postby camerajuan » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:50 pm

I wouldn't count 2003 in the same era as Bolt, Gay or Blake.

Or did you mean global medal?
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OLY '12 legacy for Scotland

Postby d pickup » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:36 am

'Coe promises to maintain strong links between London 2012 and Glasgow 2014'

'once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for Scotland's economy'

First some lady politician talked about the legacy for Wales. Now Seb Coe for Scotland. NI will surely get its turn. Now, which of the 3 will I go and live in and see a boost to my welbeing ...

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www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer- ... aton-event
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Re: Watch OLY for real

Postby d pickup » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:06 pm

'London 2012: Olympic ticket resale process to reopen'

All a bit of a mess, in fact a very big mess.

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www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16553108
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OLY RUN sculpture

Postby d pickup » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:07 pm

'Construction starts on gigantic new sculpture in the Olympic Park'

As impressive as the posters ...

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www.london2012.com/news/2012/01/constru ... he-oly.php
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OLY rejuvination

Postby d pickup » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:16 pm

'We need to rejuvenate the Olympic programme' Rogge IOC President

just about to start Winter Youth Games (YOG), 14-18 year olds, Innsbruck

With new events, mixedgender, mixed-nationality and mixed-discipline competitions.

'magnet for better sport participation' said Rogge.

'allying elite sports, culture and education is something that appeals to young people.'

Is Rogge right ...

How might track and field fit into his vision and respond ...

Certainly the OLY (summer) are too, too big. Something has to give.

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www.skynews.com.au/sport/article.aspx?id=707115&vId=
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