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  1. East London has Olympic fever

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... close to Stratford's Olympic Park, home to the London Games of 2012, and minutes from a whole host of great new shopping, dining and entertainment options. With quick and easy access ... John Cremer London's centre of gravity is perceptively shifting eastwards, as exciting development projects transform whole districts, creating new purpose and a vibrant, contemporary ...

  2. News - China - SPORT

    China's team praised as London Olympics close

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Chan Kin Wa

    ... tribute as 'best ever' Olympics close The curtain came down on the London Olympics last night, with both China and Britain hailing the 30th summer Games the "best ever"- ... exceptional" Games in the words of International Olympic Committee president Jacque Rogge. Four years on, London more than lived up to its motto: "Inspire A Generation". British Prime ...

  3. Owners hope to strike gold after Olympics

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... in London, hard hit by the market slowdown, will be hoping for the best, with the Olympic Games scheduled for 2012. Indeed, some may be banking on it. During the height of the downturn in 2008, one reader of a property advice column cited Beijing, previous host of the world's most prestigious sporting event, where prices reportedly rose by up to 40 per cent. Surely, the London Olympics ...

  4. Tang faces support staff crisis ahead of open water event

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong's Natasha Tang Wing-yung, who will make her Olympics debut in the open water event on Thursday, is racing against time to find support staff for the race after ... since arriving in London on Sunday. 'I am trying to get a day pass so that I can help Natasha with massage and oiling for protection in the cold water,' Lee said. 'I will talk ...

  5. Olympic ripple effect transforms district

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stratford's massive shopping mall, Greenwich's O2 Arena, and London's spectacular 2012 Olympic Park feel as though they are almost on the doorstep. 'An important benefit of the Olympics ... Close to central London and just a short distance from the River Thames, shopping and entertainment venues, and the open spaces of marinas and parks, the Blueprint development offers ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Fun and Games for new Olympic tenant West Ham

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... the 120-year-old claret and blue club was handed the keys to their new home- the London 2012 Olympic Stadium to where they will move in 2016. By British standards, the sealing of this historic deal ... Peter Simpson Club secures deal of century to move into Olympic stadium and taxpayers should be thankful there will be no white elephant Fun and Games for West Ham fans Bubbles feature ...

  7. GAMES boost

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard Warren The Olympic Games is generating excitement and many temporary jobs this summer. Nevertheless, its greatest impact could be felt in east London's property market after they end. After the Games, the Athletes Village, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding land in Stratford, the east London district where these sites are located, will be transformed ...

  8. For openers, we're left with a rather empty feeling

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and colour-co-ordinated housewives and pensioner cheer-leading squads corralled by Bocog officials to help fill every 2008 Beijing venue? Shakespeare featured heavily in the opening the London Olympics. So ... people who marched in east London to protest against what they claim is the 'Corporate Olympics'. The Counter Olympics Network said it was demonstrating against the 'two million ...

  9. Has London delivered on dreaded L-word?

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the last three weeks. Nah, mate. No Olympic legacies here,' he said, miffed over how the London streets, in the height of the summer tourism season, could be so empty of fares. London ... much money on the event will pay off every year, for years to come. The London Legacy Development Corporation believes it has got it spot on. Unlike recent host cities who built their Olympic ...

  10. Sport - OLYMPICS

    'London delivered on its promise'

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... delivered on its promise' The London Games succeeded in refreshing the Olympic brand by injecting enthusiasm as organisers delivered on their promise to create an event tailor-made ... Rogge (pictured) said London would not be the same after hosting the Games and urged national sports bodies and politicians to harness the energy and momentum the Olympics had created across ...




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