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When London dignitaries and sportspeople mounted the podium in Singapore in July 2005 to make their final presentation to the International Olympic Committee, it looked unlikely that wed be celebrating London 2012 — the citys bid was considered to be a distant second or third behind Paris and Madrid.

London’s surprising win that morning was attributed to its focus on urban regeneration and legacy: perhaps the first time an Olympic bid had specifically presented the Games as merely the warm up for a longer-term rejuvenation.

Bill Hanway is executive director of operations at AECOM and behind the master planning for the 2012 Games. ‘We decided not to speak about the architectural wonders of the Games but focus instead on the total outcome the Games could deliver for London, and in particular East London, which has a range of social challenges and economic deprivation,’ he says.

Or, as Mike Taylor,

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The movies, music and games to test your system

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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN The Third Eye Centre

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Some bands’ collections of B-sides, remixes and ‘rarities’ are overt barrel-scraping affairs, an exercise in contract fulfilment or an admission of creative bankruptcy. Belle and Sebastian do things rather differently.

After all, this is the band that didn’t include a single on an album until their sixth LP (Dear Catastrophe Waitress) — prior to that all the band’s singles and EPs were stand-alone.

So in the manner of 2005’s Push Barman To Open Old Wounds (which rounded up B-sides and what-have-you from the first five albums),

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THE ARCHITECTURE OF LONDON 2012: VISION>DESIGN>LEGACY

At first glance The Architecture of London 2012, by two of Britain’s most compelling and high-profile writers of the moment, Tom Dyckhoff and Claire Barrett, looks like some sort of Disneyland souvenir brochure. You tend to think: ‘Well, that’s nice.’

But to give it some credit, the book does offer a succinct, whistle-stop architectural tour around the Olympic Park and beyond. Presenting the Lower Lea Valley as a shrinking violet, the book examines a formidable balancing act: how do you transform a blighted and contaminated industrial landscape, complete with a cocktail of electricity pylons, factories and depots, into a successful

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An iOS fans guide to E3 2013

Exciting iPhone and iPad titles were on display at gaming’s biggest event

This year’s E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) show, held June 11-13 in Los Angeles, was heavily focused on the impending holiday launches of Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, but it wasn’t hard to find great-looking games on every platform, including numerous promising games for iOS (some of which will be available by the time you read this).

One of the highlights was undoubtedly The Walking Dead: 400 Days. This gory add-on for The Walking Dead: Season 1 sets the stage for season 2 by introducing five new

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Barriers are set on the Penza production facilities in Sochi

The concept of security of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi includes measures aimed at neutralizing threats primarily from international terrorist and extremist organizations. According to this concept, the zone traffic thoroughfares Olympic facilities planned to equip protivotarannymi devices.

Today travel to the territory of the organizing committee of the White Olympiad regulated protivotarannymi Barrier devices such as PTU-L "Weenie" production CJSC "Cesis NIKIRET". This model has been specifically designed for use in urban infrastructure, especially for work in heavy traffic in urban environments. The new barrier can

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Chavdar YANKOV In the Rostov

13.08.10 Chavdar YANKOV In the "Rostov" Press office of FC "Rostov"

FC "Rostov" dostigdogovorennosti with Donetsk "Metallurg" the transition to the club at the Don pravaharendy Bulgarian midfielder Chavdar Yankov.

Yankov professional career began in the 17 years at the club "Slavia" (Sofia). At 21, moved to the German "Hanover", sostavekotorogo held in 66 matches and scored 6 goals in the Bundesliga. In 2009, he spent polgodav lease in the "Duisburg" — 12 matches, 1 goal. In January 2010 godapereshel in Donetsk "Metallurg", for which the 18 games played.

In otborochnyhmatchah World Cup midfielder spent

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Price Olympics in Sochi 214 billion rubles

           

Photo: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti www.ria.ru

Photo: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti www.ria.ru

 

President Vladimir Putin reported that the 2014 Olympics would cost Russia at 214 billion rubles.

— Perhaps our country has invested more money in general in preparation for Sochi in 2014, but in fact to the Olympic facilities we spent no more than any other state. Just to prepare for the Games will be allocated 214 billion rubles, — said the president.

According to Vladimir Putin, the $

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Triumphantly concluded Paralympic Games in London for the national team of Russia

Triumphantly concluded Paralympic Games in London for the national team of Russia. 36 gold medals and second place team. The last gold medal was won by the Russian Paralympic footballers who beat in the final of the Ukrainian national team 1-0.

The winning goal in the 44th minute scored by Edward Ramonov. The victory of the Russians is even more valuable, given that Ukraine — winner of the football tournament at the last two Paralympics.

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Construction of the main media center in the Olympic Park

One of the key objects of the Sochi Olympics — The main media center in the Olympic Park. The buildings that are part of it, is almost ready and July 16, 2013 they were examined members of the IOC Coordination Commission, and representatives of leading international broadcasters.

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During the Games, the object expects to receive 15 thousand members of the media, among them — about 12 thousand of Broadcasters, representing nearly 80 companies from around the world. The main media center will operate in

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Start of the torch relay, Sochi 2014?

Fire Sochi Olympic Games on September 29, was lit in Greece. October 7 starts in MoscowOlympic Torch Relay — "Sochi 2014?, which will be the longest in the history of the Olympic Winter Games.

Overcoming the path of more than 65 000 kilometers across the country, the Olympic flame February 7, 2014, the opening day of the XXII Winter Olympic Games, will arrive on stadium "Fischt".Latest Member relay will ignite a fire in the cup, where it will burn until the end of games.

In the central part of the Olympic Park is being built

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