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The dubious honour of hosting the Olympic Games

If their economic benefits are so underwhelming, why do countries jump at the chance to organize the Olympics? Niko Kommenda investigates.…

  • Mon Nov 28 05:05:00 2016
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Flame, shame and symbols

It couldn’thave been more symbolic. We all strained to see the Olympic flame, barelyvisible, ringed by a double band of Chinese security guards and British policeas it approached Downing Street.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Passing the time of day

Stuck fast and imprisoned on a barge, with the world's most useless qualification - a stone's throw from Aldermaston nuclear weapons establishment.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Tibet’s Olympian struggle

This Sunday – 6 April – the official Olympic torch rally comes to London. If you can make it, you can show your support for the people of Tibet and send a message to world leaders by taking part in the Free Tibet Campaign’s peaceful protest.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Pass the sick bag, it's Jubilee time

The plans for this summer's Diamond Jubilee celebrations and Olympics are making Alan Hughes feel quite nauseous.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Olympic scale foul: sexism in football

After the British women’s team beat Cameroon, Xanna Ward-Dixon was horrified by the sexist reaction.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Olympic sex-trafficking myth creates climate of fear

Fears of a flood of sex workers entering London are creating extreme unease despite little evidence to back this up, says Giedre Steikunaite.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Olympic countdown: ‘200 days left to dump Dow!’

As a new campaign kicks off, London 2012 organizers are challenged to drink Bhopal’s ‘clean’ water.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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A bit of healthy non-competition

As Olympic fever fades, Mari Marcel Thekaekara celebrates a less ruthless approach to play seen in India’s indigenous communities.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The failed politics of appeasing China

Nithin Coca warns against offering the country a second chance at the Olympics.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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