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London 2012 to be a lasting legacy or a missed opportunity?

London 2012 to be a lasting legacy or a missed opportunity? | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it

I'm avidly following London 2012 Olympics and there appear to be a whole minefield of controversies surrounding London 2012. 


Will London 2012 make Britain a laughing stock abroad or, despite initial hitches and complaints, will it succeed in creating a lasting legacy? 


What coverage are we missing? Feel free to suggest and share content!!

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Olympic memorabilia put on sale

Olympic memorabilia put on sale | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it
Thousands of pieces of equipment from the Olympic Games are being auctioned to raise money towards the cost of putting on London 2012


So we only need to sell off 692307.692308 signed torches by Wiggo to break even on the Olympics! Seems feasible...  

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Nike declared Olympic victor

Nike declared Olympic victor | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it

"Every Olympics has its indelible images, and some marketing experts believe the London Games were colored neon yellow thanks to Nike"


Take that corporate sponsors, the underdog Nike just took Olympic Gold! Although, wait, I'm not sure that they're any better...  Hmmm

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London 2012 Olympics: London and Team GB - take a bow. You've dazzled the world - Boris Johnson

London 2012 Olympics: London and Team GB - take a bow. You've dazzled the world - Boris Johnson | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it
This glorious festival hasn’t changed us, but it has shown just what we’re capable of, says Boris Johnson...


Round up and pat on the back for London2012 from Boris Johnson


So we know how to throw a party, and we've had a confidence boost thanks to our top athletes (who have done us proud!) ... now time to deal with the bigger issue; producing value!

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London 2012 Olympics: 70% of Scottish medallists state-educated - Education - Scotsman.com

London 2012 Olympics: 70% of Scottish medallists state-educated - Education - Scotsman.com | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it
SEVENTY per cent of Scotland’s Olympic medal winners went to state schools, despite suggestions that privately educated athletes dominate Team GB.

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Olympic legacy: White elephant or economic viagra?

Olympic legacy: White elephant or economic viagra? | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it
Team GB have enjoyed great success but the government wants the longer-term economic legacy to be just as productive.


TeamGB success has definitely provided a much needed boost to British moral, despite the fact that London became a showcase of corporate branding & entertainment


But sure that we'll soon come down again and remember the 13Bn spent, the jobs that haven't been created and the economy that has seen no real stimulation.

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Ostapchuk stripped of gold medal

Ostapchuk stripped of gold medal | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it
Belarusian women's shot put gold medallist Nadzeya Ostapchuk is stripped of her title after failing a doping test.
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Has the Olympics changed London?

Has the Olympics changed London? | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it
From being left in tatters after the 2011 London riots, the city has emerged as a winner from the 2012 Olympics - has your view of London changed after hosting the Games?


Lots of very positive comments out there and some very proud countrymen, but are we forgetting certain elements? Whats the flip side to the London2012 coin? 

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Usain Bolt Took a Bunch of Photos with a Swedish Guy's Camera. Who Owns the Rights to the Sprinter's Snapshots?

Usain Bolt Took a Bunch of Photos with a Swedish Guy's Camera. Who Owns the Rights to the Sprinter's Snapshots? | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it
Usain Bolt Took a Bunch of Photos with a Swedish Guy's Camera. Who Owns the Rights to the Sprinter's Snapshots?


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Missing Cameroon athletes may be looking for 'greener pastures'

Missing Cameroon athletes may be looking for 'greener pastures' | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it
The seven missing in London. That's what the headlines in Cameroon call the athletes who walked away from the Olympic village at the London Games.


Is the European dream more attractive than representing your home nation in the Olympics?  

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London 2012 Football Google Doodle for some Friday fun!

On August 10, 2012, Friday Google is featuring "Football" (Soccer) by showing the Doodle "London 2012 Football".


Google has gotten into the Olympic spirit and given us a football game to keep us amused whilst waiting for the weekend... Goodbye productive Friday!


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Report: Is McDonald's a good match for the Olympics?

"The restaurant chain's sponsorship of the Olympics has attracted criticism."


Should McDonald's be an official Olympics sponsor?

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Wildlife Margrit's comment, August 9, 2012 3:41 PM
Video definitely raises an interesting question.
Its similar to the issue are hunters and hunting associations the best "sponsors" for wildlife conservation?
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Going Mobile for Olympics 2012

Going Mobile for Olympics 2012 | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it
Controversial or not to use Pay-TV, NBCU hosts over 34M live video streams since 2012 Games kickoff. Up over 4x since Beijing.
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G4S expects full Olympic payment

G4S expects full Olympic payment | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it

"The head of security firm G4S tells MPs he expects the firm to be paid the full £235m contract for the Olympics despite the problems over staffing."


How many G4S security guards does it take to change a light-bulb


Answer:
Six soldiers and a policeman


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The Fashion Trail | London 2012 Olympics

The Fashion Trail | London 2012 Olympics | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it

"What of British fashion’s role in these London Olympic Games?


"Models : While it may have made for powerful imagery in the pages of Vogue, on the global stage of the Olympic stadium, it simply wasn’t impactful."


“Seeing models strut in six-inch heels looked a little less impressive after a fortnight of watching extraordinary athletic feats, not least because those who performed them had to stand on the sidelines and watch some women walk about in clothes.”

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China media: London Olympics close

China media: London Olympics close | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it
Morning newspaper round-up: Assessing China's performance as the London 2012 Olympic Games close.


Plenty of references in Chinese national papers to 'fair play' and 'fair refereeing'. Don't think badminton nor poor Liu Xiang will be quickly forgotten. 

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John Lennon Closing Ceremony

John Lennon Closing Ceremony | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it

"Video of John Lennon singing "Imagine" stunned audiences at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics on Sunday."


One of the many moving moments, too difficult to choose a favorite. 

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London olympics : Will "118" win gold medal "conspiracy videos" ?

Well ... Very destabilizing ... : Fans of the kind would surely love it .. and specially because.. 118 is just tomorrow ! ..

 

- Original comment (from http://bit.ly/ObEMvI) :

"I think I have found the potential date hidden in plain sight OF the Coming LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC EVENT (False Flag). If you watch this and think its valid then copy it add to it do whatever to get the message out there."

 

By the way... and BEFORE claiming "It's the date" check also this video via account @truthfromgod : "London Olympics (Non?) False Flag: New Version of Predictive Programming...": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s_iV3DbW74


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similar topic (in french) : Les JO de Londres : une pierre blanche dans l'agenda occulte ?
http://www.scoop.it/t/best-of-news/p/2219165648/les-jo-de-londres-une-pierre-blanche-dans-l-agenda-occulte


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JO 2012 : cauchemar totalitaire cyberpunk @ Medialternative

JO 2012 : cauchemar totalitaire cyberpunk @ Medialternative | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it

JO 2012 : cauchemar totalitaire cyberpunk


"Les règles mises en place par le CIO pour protéger ses droits de propriété intellectuelle portent gravement atteinte à la sphère publique et elles aboutissent à la destruction de biens communs essentiels."

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Twitter backlash at appearance of Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell @ Closing Ceremony

Twitter backlash at appearance of Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell @ Closing Ceremony | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it
Moss – who has been involved in controversies involving her alleged cocaine abuse - was branded an ‘overpaid drug abusing model’ on Twitter. And Campbell - known for hurling mobile phones - prompted raised eyebrows, too.


Did the appearance of Moss and Campbell really cause a backlash on Twitter or are we just looking for a story in what was otherwise a successful event ? The ladies were beautiful and added some extra glamour to the evening. From what I gathered on Twitter there were some sarcastic remarks and jokes, but please, a mass 'backlash' there was not!

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Controversies at the London Olympics

Controversies at the London Olympics | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it
Thanks in large part to the rise in social media usage, theres been no shortage of controversy at the London Olympics.


Round up controversial moments during London 2012 Olympics. What have we missed? 

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Belgian cyclist Gijs van Hoecke ordered from Olympics after drunken celebration

Belgian cyclist Gijs van Hoecke ordered from Olympics after drunken celebration | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS — The Belgian Olympic Committee says it has told cyclist Gijs van Hoecke to leave the Olympics after photos appeared of him looking drunk and unable to walk while leaving a London nightclub.


We all need to 'let off steam' from time to time, but where should we draw the line between a fun night out and letting yourself and others down due unnecessary behaviour

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Syrian hurdler fails drugs test Olympics

Syrian hurdler fails drugs test Olympics | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it

Syrian 400m hurdler Ghfran Almouhamad is disqualified from the Olympics after testing positive for a banned substance.


Yet another case of banned substances use at the Olympics, ultimately forfeiting the athletes training and performance whilst shaming herself, her team and her country. 

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Usain Bolt's double gold: 'I'm now a legend. I am the greatest athlete to live'

Usain Bolt's double gold: 'I'm now a legend. I am the greatest athlete to live' | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it
Olympic double gold medal winner says he now wants to add a third to his London 2012 collection...


Let the man enjoy his success: lets not spoil the moment with tall tales of performance enhancing drugs and unfair competition, Carl Lewis! 

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Brand police and ambush marketing

Brand police and ambush marketing | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it

250 “brand police” have been out in force during the London Olympics to protect brand sponsorships and battle against ambush marketing. Here are some of the creative ways that businesses wanting to cash in on the event have bent the rules ... And graffiti artists have succeeding in expressing the repressed views of the nation. Haha!

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Naked Fury: Topless Feminist Protesters At The Olympics

Naked Fury: Topless Feminist Protesters At The Olympics | London Olympics 2012 controversies | Scoop.it
Topless feminist activists stormed central London yesterday, part of a radical Ukrainian group, protesting the Olympics' "support" for radical Islamist regimes.


Shouldn't these girls been left to peacefully protest? Don't understand why we have to be arrested for showing a bit of breast. GB freedom of speech seems to no longer exist when it involves the Olympics

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