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Coe's compelling stories for Young Reporters

LOCOG is to invite the outstanding candidates from the IOC’s Young Reporters programme to London 2012 to join the press operations team. Lord SebCo of Locog said: “London 2012 will create compelling stories across the world – from world-class sport, to the effects the Games will have on the city of London and the UK as a whole and beyond."


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Kapoor's bit of steel needs 'mundane' redesign

CABE has sent the already iconic Kapoorbit back to the drawing board. The design has some 'mundane' flaws in its entrance pavilion, viewing platforms, lift and stairs. CABE fears that "Without these details being submitted as part of the planning submission, we, and the planning authority, are being asked to take on trust that they will be elegantly resolved."


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Chime - that rings a few bells

insidethegames reports that Alan Pascoe's company, Fast Track, has been dragged into the corruption scandal dogging the 2010 Commonwealth Games.


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On one dead IOC fascist

Clare Sambrook - co-author with Andrew Jennings of The Great Olympic Swindle - was kind enough to email us recently pointing to a post on her site (now listed in our Blogroll) linking to her article at open Democracy written following the death of Samaranch Senior -


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"Business as unusual"

Yes it was a quote. Matthew Beard draws attention to renowned classicist BoJo's having borrowed expressions p


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The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book

Gord Hill, of no2010.com notoriety, has his new comic book reviewed (2nd item down) in The Dominion


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2012 Game Makers – Disabled people need not apply

Amidst all of yesterday's 2-years-to-go hoohah, London2012.com launched their new MacJobs volunteering scheme. Blogger IanVisits was carping about the accessibilty failures in their new style-over-substance webpages.


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Brand Beckham to the rescue?

First it was 'Beckham backs the bid', then 'Beckham to motivate the England Squad'. Now it may be 'Beckham returns to East End roots'. West Ham have been talking to 'his people' in an attempt to rope in the Leytonstone born celeb in its bid to get its hands on the 2012 Olympic Stadium. Still, the lad hasn't agreed yet. Maybe West Ham is a bit of a comedown for Brand Beckham after the various excitements of the World Cup.


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Raising the bar

Nice work if you can get it. The 228 permanent staff at the ODA are enjoying an average wage of £67,000 plus an average bonus of £13,700 on top, plus expenses of course. See

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2012 British athletes to run in British designed German pants

Stella McCartney has been hired by sports apparel maker Adidas to design their outfits for Team GB at the 2012 Olympics.


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