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Could the Olympics encourage an increase in human trafficking?

In a few short months , the London Olympics will be upon us. Millions of extra visitors are expected to flock to the UK to witness this historic event. But while the Games will be an exciting and wonderful experience for most , there will be those whose only memories of  this event will be … Continue reading

An Olympian feat?

by Ian Lang It’s not so long ago that sculptor Nick Elphick was so up against it that he had to sleep in his own studio – which he often couldn’t afford to heat. How things have changed in a relatively short time. He’s now numbered amongst the UK’s most promising and talented new kids … Continue reading

Olympic goodwill

The organisers of the London 2012 Olympic Games are hoping that today’s announcement of the torch relay route will finally persuade all parts of the United Kingdom that the games don’t just belong to their host city. It seems to be doing the trick. The torch will visit all 22 council areas in Wales and … Continue reading

Guest blog: Are Wales best footballers any less Welsh for wanting to compete on Team GB?

By Tzevai Chong With London 2012 less than a year away, public interest has been increasing regarding the make up of the Team GB football squad. Current England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce has been confirmed as the head coach for the tournament but the four home nation Football Associations have failed to reach any agreement … Continue reading

Olympic tickets: It’s the winning that counts

By Mike Talbot It’s not the winning that counts, it’s the taking part. Actually that’s not the Olympic motto, which is rather boringly “Swifter, Higher, Stronger”. Nevertheless, as soon as Jacques Rogge said “Lon-don” almost six years ago, I’m sure people all over Britain thought “Great – I’ll be there”. I certainly did. Of course, … Continue reading

Wales and Scotland FAs deny ‘historic agreement’ to join Olympics Team GB

The Football Associations of Wales and Scotland have fiercely denied reports of an “historic agreement” between the nations to form a Great British football team for the London 2012 Olympics. Earlier today, the British Olympics Association said controversial proposals for a Team GB football squad in next year’s games had been agreed by the FA, … Continue reading

Torches and tickets: Olympic ups and downs

With the torch relay route announced, the Olympics organisers are now looking for inspiring people to carry the flame. At the same time, many people are hoping to be inspired at the games, yet they’re left watching their bank accounts with uncertainty. Nominate a torch bearer The nominations have opened for worthy candidates. The job: … Continue reading

2012 Olympics first event to be held in Cardiff

Cardiff’s Millenniumn Stadium is hosting the first event of the 2012 Olympics two days before the opening ceremony on the 27 July. The women’s football tournament is set to start in the city on the 25 July according to Games schedules released today. The first match will be held at the Millennium Stadium on Wednesday, … Continue reading

Royal Mint will make London 2012 Olympic medals

The Royal Mint in Llantrisant will make the medals for the 2012 London Olympics, it has been confirmed. Around 4,700 medals are planned, although the final design will not be announced until next summer. A shortlist of UK-based artists who will design the medals is currently being drawn up. London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton … Continue reading

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