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The Greek embassy estimated that it cost Greece 8.954 billion to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2004, including the construction of the Olympic Village and several shiny new athletic venues. Since then, though, many of those venues have been
Diary Andrew O'Hagan Alfred Dickens, the novelist's brother, wrote a General Board of Health report on the area soon to be occupied by the Olympic athletes, recording that the cholera raged' and there was neither drainage nor paving' in winter the
Cabinet to meet at Olympic Games site The main stadium for the 2012 games will have a capacity of 80,000 The cabinet are due to meet later at the London Olympics site, to mark 200 days until the start of the Games. It is the first get-together this
The handball arena is designed to be flexible and environmentally friendly Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg watched the GB Handball team play at the Olympic site's latest venue. The £43m arena will host the handball, goalball
Construction of the Olympic Park in east London is 83% complete, Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson has said. The handball arena, which will seat 7,000 people, has become the latest venue to be finished. In addition to handball, goalball and modern
Compared with the grandeur and beauty of historic Central London, the east side is dirty, dilapidated...Our tour guide acknowledges it's run down, populated mainly by "ethnic groups" and with a large percentage of what she calls "social housing."...
Follow Mark Yuasa this weekend as he hits Puget Sound in search of king salmon...London 2012 organizers say the Olympic handball arena is on track for completion in 2011 after its foundations were finished. Construction began two months early in July