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Urban Times is proud to present its London Olympics 2012 feature series. From now until the Games in July and August this year we will be taking an in-depth look at all things Olympic, from the sportspeople and the event planners, to the wider impact on London and the UK, to similar world-class events.
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The Greatest Show On Earth – London 2012

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Urban Times is proud to present its London Olympics 2012 feature series.
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London Round One (1908)

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The 2012 Games will be the 30th time the Modern Olympics have been held. This piece delves into the first London Olympics in 1908 and uncovers why it was an event of firsts.

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Revival of the Games

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The 2012 Games will be the 30th time the Modern Olympics have been held. What have they looked like in the past?

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The Run Up to the Games

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The Summer Olympics is one of the largest and most prestigious international events there is, and the months and years leading up to the event can be a real test for the host city.
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Citius, Altius, Fortius

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Faster, Higher, Stronger
The Olympic motto encapsulates the aspirational nature of the four-yearly event, in which the world’s top athletes strive to write their name in the record books, by becoming an Olympic champion.
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Bread and Circuses: Feeding the Masses at London 2012

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Every good host knows the secret to a successful event is that the guests are entertained, and that they are well fed and watered. At London 2012, the spectacle of competition will provide the entertainment, but what about the food?

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Victory Dance

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In one of the lighter moments of the build-up to the Games, Olympic hopeful Tom Daley has released a spoof video of himself and other members of Team GB's diving squad strutting their stuff to LMFAO's "Sexy And I Know It".
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Green Promises

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As the two-year anniversary of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics approaches (February 12, 2010), we are reminded that the Summer Games are almost upon us.
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Know Your Olympics: The Ancient Games

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The 2012 Games will be the 30th time the Modern Olympics have been held.
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Travel Smart During the Sports

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In a great example of urban forward planning, Transport for London has just released a clever tool to help people best plan their journeys during the Olympic and Paralympic Games this year.
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