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Rio kicks off Games with ode to forests, favelas and funk

Brazil unfurled a vast canvas celebrating its rainforest and the creative energy of its wildly diverse population to the tune of samba, bossa nova and funk in welcoming the world on Friday to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. I

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Philadelphia considers 2024 Olympics bid

Philadelphia is exploring a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, Mayor Michael Nutter said on Monday. Nutter was responding to a letter from the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) sent to 35 cities across the country seeking po

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Olympics: Moody's sees short-term boost for UK

The Olympic Games in London this summer will likely provide only a temporary boost to corporate earnings, credit ratings agency Moody's said on Tuesday.      Britain, which went back into recession at the start of

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Britain unveils plans for Olympics culture showcase

The final line-up for the London 2012 festival was announced on Thursday, with around 12,000 events happening across Britain in a major cultural celebration organised to coincide with the summer Olympic Games.     

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Emiratis to participate in Olympic torch relay

Select Emiratis will take part in the London 2012 Olympic Games ‘torch relay’ which is set to kick off on May 19, VisitBritain officials said. The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will begin its 70-day journey around the UK taking in many o

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Coca-Cola to unite teens for Olympics

Coca-Cola has unveiled its global integrated campaign for the London 2012 Olympic Games, Move to the Beat, aligned with the vision to inspire the youth of the world. The ambition of 'Move to the Beat' is to bring teens closer to the Olympi

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Bahraini kids plan world’s ‘biggest painting’

A total of 140 Bahraini children have joined a global initiative to make the biggest painting in the world that will be showcased at the Olympic Games in London next year. Similar contributions are being made in 57 other countries, where c

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London 2012 committee signs up Holiday Inn

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Locog) has announced Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express as the ‘Official Hotel Services Provider to London 2012’ and a Tier Three commercial partner. Holiday Inn,

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Visit Britain plans new promotion

As Britain gears to host the next summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2012, VisitBritain, UK's national tourism agency, is working on its strategy to promote Britain as a leading tourist destination. VisitBritain’s global netw

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Acer to partner Olympic Games

Global PC vendor Acer has signed an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to join the Olympic Movement as worldwide TOP partner in 2009. As per the agreement beginning 2009, Acer will partner with the Olympic Movement in

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