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Londoners suffered collective withdrawal symptoms when the Olympic Games ended on August 11 and are now hoping to recapture some of the drama and excitement when the Paralympics begin on 29 August. This is a good time to reflect on what the Games achieved and whether this fervour can be…Continue
Before the Olympics started, I wondered here on tripatini if Londoners knew how lucky they are right now. Well, it seems having the torch relay in London the week before, then the spectacular opening ceremony, and finally landing in third place in the medals tally have brought some positivity to the masses. That and a break from the near continuous rain we had endured for…Continue
So I was watching 60 Minutes or was it Dateline or was it 20/20 or Anderson Cooper 360 or are they all really one show about slightly different views on the same stories?
Yeah so it was about the London Olympics and how the city has informed the Taxi Drivers that they will be limited in terms of their routes and where…
The London Olympics 2012 got under way with a spectacular opening ceremony viewed by an estimated 27 million people in the UK and one billion world-wide. A commentator described the curtain-raiser master-minded by award-winning film director, Danny Boyle, as bold, British and bonkers. This probably sums up…Continue
Added by Rita Payne on July 30, 2012 at 9:05pm — No Comments
So the Olympic Games have finally begun! Friday’s opening ceremony was viewed by people all over the world, and countries are already starting to rack up medals in events like swimming, cycling, and judo.
Londoners have of course been anticipating the…
From July 27th to August 12th, England hosts the Olympics at sites in or nearby greater London. Our traveling foodie, David Latt, recently made a stop in London to search out affordable and interesting places to eat. Long disparaged, English food has had a renaissance with innovative chefs following global trends in the pursuit of locally sourced,…Continue
In 2012, London is having one of the most exciting years in its history, with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this past June and now the 2012 Olympic Games starting on 27 July. But are Londoners proud? Do they realise how lucky they are? Are they embracing the summer of fun…Continue
This summer much of the world's eyes will be on London, England and the Summer Olympic Games. Perhaps the world premier sporting event begins on July 27th and continues until August 12. Needless to say, such a major event, even for a city as large as London is no simple matter. Organizing such a major event is no easy matter. For example the Olympics will have over 23,000 security professionals and it is estimated that security alone will cost more than one billion British pound sterling.…Continue
Added by Peter Tarlow on July 1, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments
Americans embrace travel insurance as a hedge against Olympic hassles
The 2012 Summer Olympics have provided a welcome boost for airlines, hotels and other travel suppliers that will benefit from an expected jump of more than 30 percent in the number of global travelers going to London compared to the same period in 2011. Now it appears that travel insurance providers are among…Continue
Added by Allianz Global Assistance on June 7, 2012 at 9:07am — No Comments
We all know what the modern day Olympic Games are all about but over the years many changes have taken place and there have been some rather strange rulings to the games!
Here are some very random and strange facts about the Olympic Games:
Added by Auto Europe on April 12, 2012 at 1:02pm — No Comments
Lake Placid is the perfect destination in any season and for any reason. But it is the winter season that put Lake Placid on the map. Lake Placid, in the High Peaks area of the Adirondack, is considered the birthplace of winter sports in America and it was…Continue
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