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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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Sports News

  • Perez certain Mexico will go ahead next yearPerez certain Mexico will go ahead next year

    Sergio Perez said on Thursday that he is certain that the Mexican Grand Prix will not drop off the 2015 Formula One calendar as it did for 2014.

  • Massa disappointed at standard of stewardsMassa disappointed at standard of stewards

    Felipe Massa on Thursday expressed his disappointment with the current standard of stewarding in Formula One after rookie Kevin Magnussen was cleared of all blame in their collision at the German Grand Prix last weekend.

  • Thai sisters launch LPGA International CrownThai sisters launch LPGA International Crown

    Thai sisters Moriya and Ariya Jutanugarn play on different women's golf tours but teed off together Thursday to launch the inaugural LPGA International Crown team matches.

  • England's Alistair Brownlee wins men's triathlonEngland's Alistair Brownlee wins men's triathlon

    England's Alistair Brownlee won the men's triathlon at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday to retain family bragging rights.

  • Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe to level one-day seriesAfghanistan beat Zimbabwe to level one-day series

    Batsman Shafiqullah Shafiq and bowler Sharafuddin Ashraf starred as Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 100 runs in Bulawayo Thursday to draw a four one-day international series.

  • Grosjean insists his future can be at LotusGrosjean insists his future can be at Lotus

    Frenchman Romain Grosjean insisted on Thursday that his future may still be with his current Lotus team, but admitted he is not in a hurry to agree to stay until he is happy with their future plans.

  • England's Lampard signs with New York CityEngland's Lampard signs with New York City

    Chelsea's all-time top scorer Frank Lampard announced Thursday he has signed with Major League Soccer 2015 expansion side New York City FC, but his England international future remains uncertain.

  • Vanishing spray gets green light in FranceVanishing spray gets green light in France

    The French Football Federation (FFF) have agreed to adopt the use of vanishing spray, to fix distances for free-kicks and their walls, at top level matches this season, president Noel Le Graet announced on Thursday. 

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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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