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Olympic security firm chief 'deeply sorry'

Olympic security firm chief 'deeply sorry'

LONDON, July 17 (UPI) -- A company with a $450 million contract to provide security for the 2012 London Olympics has fallen far short of its obligations, its chief executive said.
Obama predicts U.S. basketball gold

Obama predicts U.S. basketball gold

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- President Obama predicted the U.S. basketball team, led by LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, will win a gold medal at the London Summer Olympics.
Britain begins Olympics airspace security

Britain begins Olympics airspace security

LONDON, July 17 (UPI) -- British military and civilian authorities have imposed airspace restrictions over London and southeastern England ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Rain, clouds may affect Summer Olympics TV

Rain, clouds may affect Summer Olympics TV

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., July 15 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers suggest the tone of coverage of the Summer Olympic Games in London could be impacted if cloudiness or rain persist, as they have in June.
More troops for Olympics may be needed

More troops for Olympics may be needed

LONDON, July 14 (UPI) -- The organizers of the London Summer Olympics said they were looking into the possibility of more troops to help provide security.
Visiting London? Learn medical terms first

Visiting London? Learn medical terms first

ATLANTA, July 13 (UPI) -- U.S. health officials say Americans traveling to England for the Olympics should note there are some differences in the way English is spoken there.
Olympics 2012: Medal parity grows at the Olympics

Olympics 2012: Medal parity grows at the Olympics

Winning an Olympic medal creates much attention in the homeland of the recipient and in the last generation that attention has been widely dispersed.
MIKE RABUN, United Press International
Review of Olympic Games security contract sought

Review of Olympic Games security contract sought

LONDON, July 13 (UPI) -- British lawmakers called for a review of the contract of a private security firm that fell short of providing the personnel required for the Summer Olympics.
NBC offers Olympic streaming apps

NBC offers Olympic streaming apps

NEW YORK, July 12 (UPI) -- NBC Sports and Adobe Systems have announced two apps that will stream the Olympics live on mobile devices and record footage for playback and sharing.
Cloned horses allowed to go to Olympics

Cloned horses allowed to go to Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 12 (UPI) -- The governing body of international equestrian events located in Lausanne, Switzerland, says it has lifted its ban on cloned horses from competing in events.

U.S. Olympic TV coverage skews American

NEWARK, Del., June 19 (UPI) -- Researchers found NBC-TV disproportionately covered U.S. Olympic athletes, with U.S. losers getting more coverage than winners of other nations in 2008.

Surgery ends Phillips' Olympic hopes

EUGENE, Ore., June 15 (UPI) -- Four-time world champion long-jumper and Olympic gold medalist Dwight Phillips announced Friday he would not attempt to qualify for the London Games.

Adults attending Olympics may need vaccine

ATLANTA, June 14 (UPI) -- People from all across the world will attend the Summer Olympics in London and many will bring a communicable disease with them, U.S. health officials say.
Face-paint app to celebrate Olympics

Face-paint app to celebrate Olympics

TOKYO, June 4 (UPI) -- Panasonic says it is launching a digital face-painting app for Facebook and mobile devices to support the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Mangold seeking strongest woman title

Mangold seeking strongest woman title

DALLAS, June 4 (UPI) -- Holley Mangold, the sister of New York Jets center Nick Mangold, will compete for the title of world's strongest woman in the Summer Olympics in London.
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The newly finished London Olympic stadium waits in Stratford, London, July 16, 2012. The London Olympics starts in just 11 days on Friday, July 27 2012. UPI/Hugo Philpott
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The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are scheduled to take place in London from 27 July to 12 August 2012. Following a bid headed by former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe and the then Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, London was selected as the host city on 6 July 2005 during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore, defeating Moscow, New York City, Madrid and Paris. London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948. While budgetary considerations for the games have generated some criticism, they have also been welcomed by others as having prompted a redevelopment of many of the areas of London in which events are to be held – particularly themed towards sustainability. The main focus of the games will be a new 200 hectare Olympic Park, constructed on a former industrial site at Stratford in the east of London. The Games also make use of many venues which were already in place before the bid.

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