Monthly Archives: May 2012

London2012: Shame on LOCOG Charging for 7/7 Bomb Victims and Families to watch The Games

It’s a bad start to the day when the news is of LOCOG charging for the ‘free’ tickets for survivors and the families of the victims of the July 7th bombings in 2005. OK so they are not charging the … Continue reading

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London2012: New Zealand Olympic Committee Sends Heathrow Scouting Party!

It’s started then. The jibes about the country’s airports that is. This Olympic Committee member was quick off the mark to condemn Heathrow’s immigration control: ‘A member of the International Olympic Committee today branded Heathrow airport a “nightmare” after enduring … Continue reading

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London2012: No Smoke Without Fire Maybe

So there’s no money but that has not stopped the Women’s Volleyball team being ready to compete at London2012. Not to be outdone by lack of official funds: ‘This year, the whole squad is spending the summer living at the … Continue reading

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London2012: Final IT Systems Tests This Week

LOCOG and their lead systems integrator, ATOS will spearhead the final testing of systems across 17 venues this week. This also includes a simulated disaster recovery event to ensure that systems are ready and able to recover within hours from … Continue reading

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London2012: Jess Ennis Hurdles Nine and Not Ten!

Astonishingly, Jessica Ennis Olympic hopeful jumped only nine hurdles at the Manchester Street games this weekend. Not that she missed one, just that they only put out nine hurdles instead of the mandatory 10! Now if Gamesmakers did that at … Continue reading

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London2012: Synchro Ladies get Gold at European Championships

Looking bright for London2012 as Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow get the gold at the European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. HD knows more about Eindhoven than Synchonised Diving, but always admires a winner! Watch out Tom Daley! Full report

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London2012: Not So Lady-Like, but Girls will be Girls!

Women Boxing at the London2012 Games. Whatever you feel about boxing let’s big it up for Nicola Adams and Natasha Jonas who have made it to London2012, the first ever women’s Olympic boxing bouts. The old trout’s tongue was difficult to … Continue reading

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London2012: Boris’s Wiff-Waff Homecoming Hopes Dashed in Doha

Boris’s hopes for ‘Wiff-Waff is coming home’ are dashed when none of the six GB hopefuls made the London2012 Games after their poor showing in the World Qualifier in Doha. Just two places now await the British players at ExCel … Continue reading

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London2012: New Meaning to a Green Olympic Games

Looks like the powers that be will have their work cut out to keep those ‘Beamas’ moving across the capital. However, they have had plenty of practice apparently! Transport Gamesmakers you are so lucky! Never happens when HD negotiates the … Continue reading

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Acer ‘Techs Up’ for the London 2012 Games

Decent article about Acer (Supplier of Computers and Servers, etc.) at the London2012 Games and their bid to gear up the human resources at each event venue. ‘The Olympic Games requires a lot of people to succeed; from the early … Continue reading

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