Monthly Archives: July 2012

First Ambassador Pod opened

The first Team London Ambassadors Pod has been opened in the city by the mayor of London. Boris Johnson launched the creation of 40 different pods across the capital that will help provide advice to visitors enjoying London hotel deals … Continue reading

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Artist wraps Olympic stadium in colour

A London-based artist has been given the honour of wrapping the London 2012 stadium in Olympic colours. Sophie Smallhorn's colour installation will welcome visitors staying at central London hotels to the main Olympic venue and will reflect all of the … Continue reading

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London bus does press-ups for Olympics

Czech artist David Cerny has transformed a London bus into a special robotic sculpture in celebration of the Olympics. The double-decker vehicle will be located outside the headquarters of the Czech Olympic team in Islington, north London and has been … Continue reading

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Olympic torch gets key TV role

The Olympic torch was shown live on television last night as part of the London relay. Millions watched the EastEnders character Billy Mitchell carry the torch live on BBC One as part of the soap opera's storyline. The flame passed … Continue reading

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Sir Chris Hoy to lead Team GB out at Olympics opening

Sir Chris Hoy will carry the flag for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, it has been confirmed. Over recent days, speculation has been rife that fellow cyclist Bradley Wiggins, hot on his historic victory in the Tour … Continue reading

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Olympic Stadium shortlisted for architecture prize

The Olympic Stadium has been named on a shortlist for the Royal Institute of British Architects' (Riba) Stirling Prize. The prestigious award recognises the best of British architecture and the winner receives £20,000 in prize money as well as enhancing … Continue reading

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Olympic cauldron set to be ‘wow’ moment

The lighting of the Olympic cauldron at the start of London 2012 is set to be a 'wow' event, claims Games official. According to the British Olympic Association chief executive Andy Hunt, the public are going to be impressed by … Continue reading

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Olympic Flame captures the imagination in London

The Olympic torch has finally made it to the capital, with thousands turning out to see the flame go past some of the city's best-loved landmarks. Over the past weekend, the official flame was carried through the streets of historic … Continue reading

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World’s hottest music acts to bring London to life in River of Music festival

Some of the world's biggest music stars are gearing up to play a festival with a difference, the difference being that several sites across London will represent a 'continent', with ticket-holders free to travel between them to enjoy a wide … Continue reading

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Murray’s Olympic chances boosted by Nadal withdrawal

The reigning Olympic champion has announced that he will not be taking part in London 2012 due to a lack of fitness. Rafael Nadel had expected to be the flag carrier for the Spanish team at the opening ceremony of … Continue reading

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Giant Olympic rings appear on road race route

A new set of Olympic rings have appeared on the route of the Games cycling road race. Installed on the side of the National Trust's Box Hill in Surrey, the rings are 15 metres wide and seven metres high and … Continue reading

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Olympic opening ceremony ‘tightened up’

The opening ceremony of the Olympics Games is to be adapted to ensure that spectators will be able to get public transport back to their central London hotels. Director Danny Boyle has been requested to ensure that the spectacular show … Continue reading

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