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Glagow Hotel Prices Rise by 87% During Commonwealth Games

Posted by on Friday, May 16, 2014, In : Olympics 
An independent study has revealed that the average price of hotels in Glasgow have risen in the region of 87% for 4 days comparing two weeks prior to the Commonwealth Games against four days starting the day after the opening ceremony. An alternative option for those travelling to the games who still want to see other parts of Scotland might be to set up base in Edinburgh. When comparing the same two time periods for Edinburgh hotels, the average price only rose by 8%, the natural price rise ...

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Olympians vs Footballers

Posted by on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, In : Olympics 
This debate has probably been and gone, but thought I would give my pennies worth anyway considering my thoughts on the subject. 

I won’t harp on about how much we loved the Olympics, it was an amazing experience and one of the best things about it was those who hated the idea of the Olympics in London were well and truly converted by the end of the Games. I was lucky enough to be around London and Stratford when the Games were on, and it sounds like a cliché but it really was a special atm...
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Athletics Hopes for Team GB at London 2012

Posted by on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, In : Olympics 
Great Britain surpassed everyone’s expectations in Beijing by finishing 4th overall winning 47 medals, including 19 gold. A fantastic achievement when you think 4 years earlier in Athens, Team GB came 10th overall with 30 medals, and in Sydney 2000 the team also finished 10th with a tally of 28 medals. In London, there is an official target of consolidating 4th place in the medals table with 48 podium finishes.

Possibly one of the major disappointments in Beijing was the lack of medals on th...
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Britain's Greatest Olympians

Posted by on Saturday, March 31, 2012, In : Olympics 
The word ‘legend’ get bandied about far too much within popular culture these days, don’t get me wrong I’m as guilty as any other twenty-something for using the term as loosely as possible, but where do you draw the line between a great Olympian and a legendary one?

If you live in the UK over the coming months you won’t be able to move without hearing about the London Olympics. We’re about to be bombarded with cringe worthy commercials and billboards designed to inspire the nation ...

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London 2012 Olympics in 3D

Posted by on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Olympics 
I’ll be honest, I don’t understand the fuss about 3D technology. Unless it improves rapidly within the next couple of years, I really can’t see it taking off at all.
 
This week the BBC announced that the Olympic opening ceremony and 100m final will both be shown in 3D, great! I’m sure that the news will provide no comfort whatsoever to all the millions of people who failed to get tickets and watch the games in 4D! Of course, the BBC wants to provide the best possible coverage, and as R...

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