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Bad Economy? What Bad Economy?

From the Associated Press: About $147 million is being spent every month on construction for the 2012 London Olympics despite the economic downturn. Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell said Wednesday about 64 percent of the $13.8 billion budget for the games...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  December 3, 2008; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Brits Want More Money for Security

From the Associated Press: The chairman of the British Olympic Association said Monday any increase in the security budget for the 2012 London Games is a "price you absolutely have to pay" to make the Olympics secure. British media reports...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 29, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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London Toilets Can't Face Mecca

From the Associated Press: Olympic organizers issued detailed design rules for the 2012 London Games Wednesday, including a mandate that at least some toilets in the Olympic park do not face the holy Islamic city of Mecca. Members of the...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 24, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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