Olympic stadium to become giant meadow for opening

2012-06-13 09:49:10

London's Olympic Stadium will be transformed into a British meadow complete with fields, cows, ducks, a horse-drawn plough and a game of village cricket for the opening ceremony of this year's summer Games.

The queen, UFOs, Bolt? Fancy an Olympic bet?

2012-06-04 15:51:05

Would you bet on Queen Elizabeth lighting the Olympic flame? Or a UFO appearing above the opening ceremony? Or on Bolt winning the race?

Flower power will be in hands of men in London

2012-06-04 14:09:17

Only men will carry the trays of flowers and medals at the London Olympic podium ceremonies while women will have the role of escorting athletes and presenters.

Li Na relishing last Olympic chance

2012-06-04 14:02:42

Having missed out on an Olympic medal on home soil four years ago, Li Na is looking forward to one more try at the London Games.

Olympics love story that sparked a fashion empire

2012-05-11 16:59:28

Mention the name Missoni, and most think of a fashion empire, but none of it would have happened had it not been for the 1948 London Games.

The golden age may be over

2012-05-10 08:07:56

With veterans retired and key performers injured, the Chinese national gymnastics team is playing down its chances of duplicating its 2008 Beijing success in London this summer.

Making of the torch

2012-04-24 13:44:13

The process of making torches for the London Olympics involves many thorough details.

Marathon cup from 1896 sets Olympics auction record

2012-04-23 15:39:02

The silver cup given to the marathon winner at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896 sold for $860,000 in London on Wednesday, breaking the auction record for Olympic memorabilia.

Olympics will live forever, London hopes

2012-04-19 08:06:21

Sebastian Wood, Britain's ambassador to China, claims the country will stage the most sustainable Olympic Games ever in London this summer. 'Way beyond 16 days of sport' Tomatoes to go with gold

Countdown to London Olympics

2012-05-18 17:46:05

Countdown to London Olympics: China unveils dragon dress for Olympians; China garment company gets Olympics order.

London Olympics motto: Inspire a generation

2012-04-18 16:45:53

The motto of the London Olympics was announced on Wednesday as "Inspire a generation" by the LOCOG in the 100-day countdown to London 2012 Olympics. British PM: Welcome to London Final countdown

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