By Kate Kelland
Forget anabolic steroids in easy-to-swallow tablets, or EPO in clean syringes. Ancient Olympic dopers got their pre-Games hormone boost from chewing on raw animal testicles.
By Steven C. Johnson and Jonathan Cable
U.S. and euro zone manufacturing struggled again in July while factory activity in Chinahit an eight-month low, surveys showed on Wednesday, as economies worldwide appeared to lose momentum.
Farce Security at the Olympics in London after the fiasco of G4S, the private company that was contracted the smooth running of the Games, now you have lost the keys to Wembley Stadium.
LONDON – Hundreds of empty seats in the stands were sold out despite the declared and the impossible to hunt card, blackout of information to the public and journalists during the test road cycling, the Olympic Park visitors who complain that you do not see the torch. On the second day of competition are holding court controversy at the Games in London.
LONDON — A celebration of free healthcare, the trade union struggle, the battle for women’s rights and a fleeting lesbian kiss: the Olympics opening ceremony Friday did not shy away from weighty social issues.
The British government has decided to deploy an additional 1,200 military soldiers at the London 2012 Olympic Games amid rising concerns over the security of the Games.
By Chris Hughes
THOUSANDS more troops are on standby to police the Olympics, it was revealed yesterday.
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Olympic security plans fell under fresh scrutiny Sunday, with a newspaper reporting that several people on a terror watch list have been waved through airport border controls without being flagged and officials trying to calm the uproar over a security contractor’s failure to provide its promised number of staff.
A BBC poll found that 74 percent of the surveyed people believed that only London is to benefit from the Olympic Games not the rest of the UK.
On the occasion of the Olympics tenement residents are turning to the High Court.
LONDON – Residents of an east London housing estate will go to the High Court today to contest the place-to-air missiles on the roof of their building during the Olympics and will ask for a judicial review.
‘Bus passengers were treated like terrorists and passing cars detained for hours as bomb squads, police and sniffer dogs descended on the M6 Motorway in England today. The culprit for this huge “terror scare” turned out to be an electronic cigarette.’
Angry protesters have disrupted the planned route of the London Olympics torch relay with scuffles erupting between the police and demonstrators. Protesters in Londonderry, Northern Ireland’s second-biggest city, made the torch relay take another route after they blocked the planned route.
Residents in east London have threatened to form human barricades to prevent missiles being installed on the rooftops of their homes for the Olympic Games.
Six sites in east London have been earmarked for the deployment of Rapier and Starstreak missiles, each with a range of over three miles and capable of travelling at three times the speed of sound.
Alan Travis and Owen Gibson
The head of UK Border Force’s operations at Heathrow has promised that his staff are ready to cope with the extra 600,000 overseas visitors expected to visit London this summer for the Olympics.
LONDON, MAY 6 - Cracks security ahead of London Olympics 2012: a laborer hired by the new group Murdoch tabloid Sunday Sun on Sunday, has managed to introduce a fake bomb at Olympic Park 24 hours before the official opening of the stadium the Games. Security for the 2012 Olympics that will commit up to £ 37 000 policemen and soldiers. The fake device has all the appearance of a Semtex bomb complete with wiresand timers….
London 2012 Olympics: budget for ceremonies doubled to over £80m
Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered that more money be spent on London’s Olympic ceremonies after deciding that existing plans risked missing a unique opportunity to promote the UK.
By Paul Kelso, Chief Sports ReporterTelegraph.co.uk Tuesday 17 April 2012
Cameron’s intervention, which will see the cost of the ceremonies double – with the taxpayer contributing a further £41 million to the budget – comes as Parliament’s official spending watchdog, the National Audit Office, warned that London may break its £9.3 billion budget and require more public money.
Cameron ordered the additional spending after he was shown the plans put together by the artistic director, Danny Boyle. It is understood Cameron wanted additional spending to give the ceremonies more creative elements and balance the International Olympic Committee’s protocol requirements, such as the athletes’ parade. Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt and sports minister Hugh Robertson were also party to the decision to order a rethink and inject more money.
Spending in numbers
Increase in venue security costs
Security guards needed – more than double last year’s estimate
Extra public money committed to spending on the opening ceremony
Margin for overspending in total £9.3 bn funding package
Olympic organisers insisted last night that their plans had not been rejected, but refused to say on what the new money, which unlike the original £40 million budget will come from the public purse, would be spent.
Robertson said the bulk of the money would be spent on “technical areas”, and that the intention was to make the most of a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to promote Britain in the global spotlight.
The Italian blog Nomfup (www.nomfup.wordpress.com) pinches him outBarack Obama. The President took the field for a demonstration on the occasion of the Easter basket had missed four shots off before to get one. But in the West Wing of the White House Week on the website and the video’was cut out leaving only the shot was successful. The Italian post wassuccessful enough to finish in the opening on the front page of the popularU.S. blog Buzzfeed.