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The Olympic Games - London 2012

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  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics bid boosted by record supportTokyo 2020 Olympics bid boosted by record support

    Tokyo 2020 Olympics bid boosted by record supportThe support rate was up four points from January, the Tokyo bid committee said, citing its own telephone surveys. The rate started at 58 percent in July last year.A team from the International Olympic ...

  • Chinese amateur boxing star dreams bigChinese amateur boxing star dreams big

    Chinese amateur boxing star dreams bigThe nimble Zou, light flyweight gold medallist at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, begins his quest for world domination in Macau on April 6 against the little-known Mexican Eleazar Valenzuela.Zou, a three-time a...

  • Istanbul residents back Olympic bid - sports ministerIstanbul residents back Olympic bid - sports minister

    Istanbul residents back Olympic bid - sports minister"83% of Istanbul's population support the bid - that's 11 million people who want a city which bridges East and West to host the Games," Kilic told reporters amid a visit by the evaluation commissi...

  • Rugby Sevens teams set sights on Olympic gloryRugby Sevens teams set sights on Olympic glory

    Rugby Sevens teams set sights on Olympic gloryThere was already an Olympic buzz at this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens, as training and team selection is being tailored to 2016 ambitions.England coach Ben Ryan made it clear that the Games is now a determ...

  • West Ham to move to London Olympic StadiumWest Ham to move to London Olympic Stadium

    West Ham to move to London Olympic StadiumThe 80,000 capacity stadium in east London, which hosted the athletics and the ceremonies at last year's Olympics and Paralympics, will be converted to a 54,000-seater venue in time for the 2016-2017 football...

  • West Ham 'to move to Olympic Stadium'West Ham 'to move to Olympic Stadium'

    West Ham 'to move to Olympic Stadium'The long-term future of the £429 million ($648-million, 503-million-euro) venue in Stratford, east London, was supposed to have been decided before last year's Games but a series of legal challenges have led to a ...

  • Crisis 'should not affect Madrid 2020 bid'Crisis 'should not affect Madrid 2020 bid'

    Crisis 'should not affect Madrid 2020 bid'The Spanish capital is making its third consecutive bid for the Games despite the ongoing financial crisis affecting the country and Reedie said the economy shouldn't be a burden to the Madrid bid."We have re...

  • Italian athletics great Mennea diesItalian athletics great Mennea dies

    Italian athletics great Mennea diesMennea was pronounced dead in a Rome hospital Thursday morning following a long battle with an as yet unnamed incurable disease. He was 60.A 14-time outdoor Italian champion in his preferred events of the 100m and 2...

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  • Madrid 'athletes' too much for Bayern, admits GuardiolaMadrid 'athletes' too much for Bayern, admits Guardiola

    Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola said his side had struggled to contain Real Madrid's pace on the counter-attack as Los Blancos secured a 1-0 advantage from the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday.

  • Fu ends Gould world championship jinxFu ends Gould world championship jinx

    Hong Kong ace cuesman Marco Fu set up a second round clash with former world champion Shaun Murphy at this year's snooker world championships with a fine 10-7 win over Englishman Martin Gould on Wednesday.

  • Els seeks spark in 'Big Easy' PGA eventEls seeks spark in 'Big Easy' PGA event

    Four-time major champion Ernie Els, whose only top-10 placing this year came when he reached the WGC Match Play semi-finals, hopes to get his season going at this week's PGA Zurich Classic.

  • Benzema strike gives Real advantage over BayernBenzema strike gives Real advantage over Bayern

    Real Madrid took a huge step towards their first Champions League final in 12 years as Karim Benzema's first-half goal gave them a 1-0 first-leg lead over holders Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu.

  • Pettersen back to LPGA in pursuit of No. 1 ParkPettersen back to LPGA in pursuit of No. 1 Park

    World number two Suzann Pettersen, back after missing three events with a back injury, resumes her chase of top-ranked Park In-Bee when the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic opens Thursday.

  • Late Matuidi goal gives laboured PSG victoryLate Matuidi goal gives laboured PSG victory

    Blaise Matuidi struck in the 89th minute to give Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 win against struggling Evian at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday and take the capital club to the brink of the title.

  • Slovenian guard Dragic named Most Improved NBA PlayerSlovenian guard Dragic named Most Improved NBA Player

    Phoenix guard Goran Dragic, whose career-high 20.3 points a game helped the Suns win 23 more games this season than last, was named the NBA's Most Improved Player on Wednesday.

  • Flu keeps Bale on bench for Bayern clashFlu keeps Bale on bench for Bayern clash

    Struggling with flu, Gareth Bale had to make do with a place on Real Madrid's bench for their Champions League semi-final, first leg against Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

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Which do you think has been the best summer Olympic Games of the past 20 years?

Thanks for being one of the first people to vote. Results will be available soon. Check for results

  1.  
    18 %
    London 2012
    18 votes
  2.  
    59 %
    Beijing 2008
    59 votes
  3.  
    7 %
    Athens 2004
    7 votes
  4.  
    2 %
    Sydney 2000
    2 votes
  5.  
    6 %
    Atlanta 1996
    6 votes
  6.  
    8 %
    Barcelona 1992
    8 votes

Total Responses: 100
Not scientifically valid. Results are updated every minute.

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