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Old January 16th, 2012, 03:55 PM   #2761
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New images from the BBC TV London 2012: Images from above the Olympic Park

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Old January 16th, 2012, 04:42 PM   #2762
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which venues will be taken down after the Olympics, and which ones will remain?
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Old January 17th, 2012, 04:05 AM   #2763
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Old January 17th, 2012, 06:18 AM   #2764
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I like this sport park and I am dreaming to go to London to see the olympic games.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 09:35 PM   #2765
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Old January 19th, 2012, 12:34 AM   #2766
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Would this be the first time we have seen the Olympic Torch?

I wonder how much likeness it will have...
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Old January 19th, 2012, 07:27 AM   #2767
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Olympics 2012 Aquatic Centre & Canary Wharf Peeping Over The Top by cocabeenslinky, on Flickr
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Old January 19th, 2012, 04:05 PM   #2768
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Aquatic Stadium 2012

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It' s better in the reality then in the rendering
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Old January 19th, 2012, 05:38 PM   #2769
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That's the best picture I've ever seen of the Aquatics Centre.

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Old January 19th, 2012, 09:49 PM   #2770
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Old January 20th, 2012, 04:00 AM   #2771
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More from the 2012 Cable Car.

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Southern Terminus Building by IanVisits, on Flickr

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Northern Pylon from Dock Road by IanVisits, on Flickr

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Northern Pylon from a DLR station by IanVisits, on Flickr

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Two forms of transport by IanVisits, on Flickr

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Cable Car and Dinky Little Railway by IanVisits, on Flickr
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Old January 20th, 2012, 10:23 AM   #2772
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kool. 189 days to go........and counting until London 2012.....
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Old January 21st, 2012, 03:28 AM   #2774
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London Olympic press and media centre legacy shortlist revealed

An "innovation city", a UK "fashion hub" and a sports-based offering in partnership with Loughborough University have been shortlisted to move into the cavernous media and press centres on the Olympic Park after the Games.

The vast buildings have long been considered among the biggest legacy challenges for the Olympic Park Legacy Company but the chief executive, Andrew Altman, said it had generated "huge amounts of commercial interest".

Prime minister David Cameron has said he wants the tenants to be part of his vision of a "tech city" stretching from Shoreditch and Old Street to the Stratford Park.

An earlier plan for the BBC to move the studios where it films EastEnders to the Park collapsed amid concerns about its suitability from producers. A plan to turn the media centre into a giant indoor snowdome has not made the shortlist.

The broadcast centre and press centre will house 30,000 journalists during the Games. Afterwards the broadcast centre will offer 95,000 square feet of office space over five floors and 575,000 square feet of commercial space over two floors.

The five-storey press centre will provide around 317,000 square feet of office space with the potential for retail uses on the ground floor. The OPLC will now enter into negotiations with three shortlisted proposals, whittled down from a long list of 10 that was compiled from 45 original expressions of interest.

Under the proposal for a "fashion hub", the broadcast centre would offer offices, manufacturing and creative uses while the press centre would become a fashion college, e-tailing centre and a media centre.

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Old January 21st, 2012, 01:07 PM   #2775
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 04:47 PM   #2778
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Some really nice photos of the Olympic Park meadows. A few months old but I hadn't seen these before:

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London 2012: what to do near the main Olympic venues

With the Olympics coming to town, the eyes of the world will be on London in 2012. Our insider's guide to the areas around the main Olympic venues lists the city's hidden highlights, including what to see, and where to eat and shop.

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London in final Olympic readiness phase

The pay isn't great, the job is temporary and you could be a target for terrorists. But when Mabel Cross heard that she might be able to work at the 2012 Summer Olympics, she rushed to get to a London recruitment center early.

Immaculate in a navy suit and pink shirt, Cross painstakingly filled out forms Thursday in hopes she could be part of a vast new Olympic workforce. The recruitment effort at a school just outside the Olympic stadium in East London is the most visible signal yet that organizers are ready to stop building arenas and start delivering sports events.

"I wish I could be successful," the 52-year-old said in a voice just above a whisper. "I would be so interested to work for the Olympics."

Some 10,000 security guards are needed and organizers have already received three times that number in applications from around the country. The guards will work alongside British police and the military to deliver a robust — and expensive — security operation involving about 23,700 people.

Planners are also moving to finalize security, ticketing and transport plans despite a series of setbacks that have pushed costs higher.

"We're switching from planning stuff to really doing it," said organizing committee chief executive Paul Deighton.

While Britain's total cost for the event remains at 9.3 billion pounds ($14.6 billion), auditors say there's little wiggle room for the unexpected. The budget for the games is "finely balanced," with less than 0.4 percent of the total left to cover unforeseen expenses, the National Audit Office has said.

If anything unexpected and expensive happens, Olympic officials will have to ask British taxpayers, already struggling in tough economic times, for more money. Paying more for the games would not enhance their popularity among a public already angered by a complex, computerized ticketing system that was riddled with glitches and left many people unable to attend.

Part of the reason for the budget worries is that security costs have continued to rise. British officials last month doubled the funding for security operations at venues, raising overall security costs to more than 1 billion pounds ($1.6 billion).

London beefs up river security before 2012 games

London Olympic organizing committee chief Sebastian Coe assured The Associated Press in an interview that the games were on track and will stay in the black.

"Occasionally some things are slightly more than you expect," he said, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "On a lot of occasions, they're slightly less than you expect, but overall those changes have taken place within that 9.3 billion-pound envelope."

Coe vowed that glitches in the ticketing process were being ironed out before the next batch go on sale in April. About 1.9 million people made 24 million ticket applications for the 6 million tickets available.

Most of the construction work is finished, with centerpiece arenas like Olympic Stadium and the saddle-shaped swimming venue visible for miles. London Mayor Boris Johnson has even taken in the view of Olympic Park from the platform on the almost-finished Orbit, a ruby red sculpture that towers over the stadium.

On weekends, the site can even get quiet — with no beeping construction vehicles backing up.

Work crews are now focusing on details. Ecologists have reintroduced newts to the park. Bats have taken up residence. Even in a bleak London winter, grass has taken root.

Yet in London's famous Underground subway system, things remain more unsettled. Transport planners say the number of trains will increase on the Jubilee Line, one of two key subways that will serve both central London and Olympic Park. Subway travelers will notice changes.

Nigel Holness, the network service director for London Underground, took The Associated Press on a behind-the-scenes tour recently. Standing beside the driver's seat of a subway train, he spoke as the train slipped through the dark tunnels to stations near some of the city's biggest landmarks — Westminster, Waterloo, London Bridge.

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