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Olympic Stadium

Fun and Games for new Olympic tenant West Ham

Bubbles feature prominently on the terraces of Upton Park in east London, the home of West Ham United. Hammers fans sing about forever blowing the spherical globules and a special machine bellows thousands of the suds into the air at the start of every game.

Saturday, 30 March, 2013, 5:40am

By the numbers

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16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Visionary game changers

Riding a taxi on the Fourth Ring Road in Beijing and looking for the National Stadium, better known as Bird's Nest for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the magnificent structure emerges from the smog. Before I can ask the driver what activities have been held there lately, he points at the iconic stadium and says with great dismay: 'A load of scrap metal.'

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Bad air, bird's nest and bravery

331 days to go ; Our weekly series counts down to the Games

Smog concerns

12 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

High hopes and confidence as countdown to Olympics begins

With the Olympics just a year away, Beijing seems confident it can match the success of previous opening ceremonies and the Games themselves from next August 8.

The high hopes are based on not only the Olympic tradition of success, but also the authorities' increased confidence in their ability to manipulate everything involved, including the weather.

9 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Montreal

1 Underground City

5 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Tight grip on the budget

'Frugal Games' is guiding principle for planners who decide that 'less is more'

1 Sep 2004 - 12:00am