Tag: London 2012
London 2012 makes history for women’s sport
Every Olympic country sent a female athlete to compete for glory in the London 2012 Games. It is a historic first – but gender equality in sport might still be a distant goal.
Teenage Olympians go for gold in London 2012
London’s Olympic flame was lit by seven rising stars of British sport. Many more teenagers are competing in the Games – and some have already shocked the world with medal-winning glory.
World looks to London as the Games begin
Tonight, the Olympics will kick off with a much-anticipated Opening Ceremony. London 2012 is the product of billions of pounds and years of graft – but is it true to the Olympic spirit?
Security firm G4S battered after Olympic mess
With ten days to go before the Olympics, Britain ought to be buzzing. Instead, words like ‘shambles’ are spattered across front pages – and private security firm G4S is to blame.
Doping in the spotlight as Olympic athletes arrive
This year’s Olympic games promises to take a tough line on performance-enhancing drugs. But with so many variables affecting athletes, is doping really unjustified?
Chips out, army in: Olympic Games under fire
The Olympics are coming. But for all the excitement, many are concerned that the Games are being taken over by corporations and the military. Now, 3,000 further troops are on their way.
Britain’s Olympic show to star drizzle and jams
Spectacular plans for London’s Olympic opening ceremony have finally been unveiled. Cows, nurses and motorways all feature – but should Britain be showing off such an eccentric vision?
Wrestlers barred from Olympics after immigrant row
Britain’s wrestlers have had their allocation of Olympic places cut from three to one after failing to meet performance targets. The bad news follows a bizarre feud over foreign fighters.
Olympic torch lit as London 2012 hits final stretch
The Olympic flame is lit, and is heading towards the UK. Less than 77 days remain until the grand Opening Ceremony. A long – and expensive – journey is drawing to an end.
Olympics fit Britons campaign slammed
A former sports minister says not enough people in the UK are being inspired to take up sport by next year's Olympic Games. Is the level of participation 'disastrous' as he claims?
Olympic tickets on sale. Will you be there?
From today, members of the public can bid to buy tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games. They may not be cheap, but there are some compelling reasons to splash out.
Spate of accidents adds to Olympic headache
Builders working at the 2012 Olympic site have been suffering high rates of injury, and that's just the latest bad news. Is the Olympics really worth it?