2012 London Olympics

Olympics Update, Sunday, August 12

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(Use your browser’s “Reload” or “Refresh” function to get the latest news from the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. You can watch the Closing Ceremonies live on nbcolympics.com beginning at 1 PM, PDT/9 PM London time. The ceremonies will be broadcast in the U.S. this evening on NBC-TV  on a tape-delayed basis beginning at 7 […]

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Top 10 London Travel & Olympics Tweets of The Week

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Here are the Top 10 Travel Tweets of this past week from those Tales Told From The Road follows on Twitter:   https://twitter.com/NevEndingVoyage/status/232808634332106753 https://twitter.com/rightsideofcity/status/232858506456358913 https://twitter.com/mattknisely/status/232671624850182144 https://twitter.com/travelbelles/status/233231333483220992 https://twitter.com/TheExpeditioner/status/233310333031309312 https://twitter.com/jenleo/status/232584244696858624 https://twitter.com/pen4hire/status/232513921179865088 https://twitter.com/BBC_Travel/status/234076783912292352 https://twitter.com/visitlondon/status/233952177603878912 https://twitter.com/JamesEstrin/status/233666102595575809    

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Olympics Update, Saturday, August 11

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(Use your browser’s “Reload” or “Refresh” function to get the latest news from the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.) Olympics 2012: Live Report (via AFP) 1542 GMT: SPAIN WIN WOMEN’S ELLIOT MATCH-RACE SAILING GOLD. They beat Australia 3-2 in the final. 1537 GMT: Chants of “Mexico, Mexico, ra ra ra” resound around the stadium after […]

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It’s Another YouTube Summer Olympics Movie Weekend!

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You can be virtually transported to anywhere in the world by watching travel videos broadcast on YouTube Channels. But finding time during your busy work week to tune in for even a couple of minutes at a shot can be difficult, if not impossible! Now it’s “YouTube Travel Movie Weekend” on Tales Told From The […]

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Olympics Update, Friday, August 10

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(Use your browser’s “Reload” or “Refresh” function to get the latest news from the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.) Olympics 2012: Live Report (via AFP) 1600 GMT: BMX: More details on that women’s BMX final from Justin Davis as the medallists enjoy their moment on the podium: “Pajon, who started from gate four, burst down […]

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Consumer Alert: Avoiding Ryanair Boarding Pass Fees

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(October 26, 2013 Update: Per this story in the Daily Telegraph republished by online travel news site Skift.com, on December 1st, 2013 Ryanair plans to substantially reduce the boarding pass fee referred to below. The airline also plans to cut some of its other fees as well.) You figured since you were in London to […]

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Olympics Update, Thursday, August 9

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(Use your browser’s “Reload” or “Refresh” function to get the latest news from the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.) Olympics 2012: Live Report (via AFP) 1615 GMT: Women’s boxing really does seem to have gone down well here, after initial scepticism about its inclusion from some critics. Ex-footballer turned commentator Gary Lineker tweets: “KatieTaylor wins […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Thoroughly Modern London

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Last week’s “Travel Photo Thursday: London Classics” featured a series of iconic images that help define the U.K.’s capital city. As the 2012 London Olympic Games wind down, we take a look at that city from a more modern perspective. “Tube” City “Underground”London’s subway system (often referred to as the “Tube”) isn’t new. In one […]

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Olympics Update, Wednesday, August 8

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(Use your browser’s “Reload” or “Refresh” function to get the latest news from the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.) Olympics 2012: Live Report (via AFP) 1500 GMT: TABLE TENNIS: China’s Ma Long, former world number one, has beaten South Korea’s Ryu Seungmin three games to one in that initial match of the men’s team table […]

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Olympics Update, Tuesday, August 7

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(Use your browser’s “Reload” or “Refresh” function to get the latest news from the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.) Olympics 2012: Live Report (via AFP) 1549 GMT: An update on the EQUESTRIAN dressage from AFP’s RUTH Holmes: “Britain’s Laura Bechtolsheimer just outscores Germany rival Kristina Sprehe with 77.873 percent on her horse Mistral Hojris as […]

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Olympics Update, Monday, August 6

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(Use your browser’s “Reload” or “Refresh” function to get the latest news from the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.) Olympics 2012: Live Report (via AFP) 1539 GMT: CYCLING: “Great Britain’s Laura Trott leads the women’s omnium, track cycling’s answer to the heptathlon or decathlon, by setting the fastest time in the flying lap, the first […]

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Tips For Travel to Europe in 2012

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Traveling to Europe in 2012 (via INFOtainment News) The euro crisis has been a prominent fixture in international news for the last few years. Whereas at one time Greece was the focal point of economic disaster in the European Union, today Spain, Italy, Portugal and Ireland are struggling as well. This has to do with […]

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Olympics Update, Sunday, August 5

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(Use your browser’s “Reload” or “Refresh” function to get the latest news from the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.) Olympics 2012: Live Report (via AFP) 1625 GMT: WEIGHTLIFTING: Another world record has fallen and this time it’s in the hands of Russia’s Tatiana Kashirina. She set a new world record in the snatch during over-75kg […]

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Top 10 Olympics Travel Tweets of The Week

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Here are the Top 10 Travel Tweets of this past week from those Tales Told From The Road follows on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrommersTravel/status/231468229418156033 https://twitter.com/katewinick/status/230396261847662593 https://twitter.com/adventuregirl/status/230465968571301889 https://twitter.com/SmarterTravel/status/230388613777592320 https://twitter.com/NBCNewsTravel/status/230360905219731456 https://twitter.com/timecrunched/status/231526433590222848 https://twitter.com/AboutDCI/status/231512768795271168 https://twitter.com/distinctdest/status/231525128796774401 https://twitter.com/wanderlustmag/status/230249251932868608 https://twitter.com/Livelifenowexpt/status/228760643866607616 Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2012 Dick Jordan

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Olympics Update, Saturday, August 4

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(Use your browser’s “Reload” or “Refresh” function to get the latest news from the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.) Olympics 2012: Live Report (via AFP) 1530 GMT: CYCLING: “The USA v Australia battle in their heat raises the roof at the velodrome!” says our Justin Davis. “Both teams post times of 3:16 to set out […]

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It’s YouTube Summer Olympics Movie Weekend!

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You can be virtually transported to anywhere in the world by watching travel videos broadcast on YouTube Channels. But finding time during your busy work week to tune in for even a couple of minutes at a shot can be difficult, if not impossible! Now it’s “YouTube Travel Movie Weekend” on Tales Told From The […]

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Olympics Update, Friday, August 3

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(Use your browser’s “Reload” or “Refresh” function to get the latest news from the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.)\ Olympics 2012: Live Report (via AFP) 1556 GMT: More on that men’s team pursuit from Justin Davis: “As expected, it’s a GB v Aussie final in the men’s team pursuit later Friday. Going on the latest […]

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London Summer Olympics Smartphone Apps

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Last week in “A Virtual Visit to The London Olympics” we took a detailed look at two smartphone apps for those following the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London:  “NBC Olympics” and “NBC Live Extra.” Today, we take a gander at three apps from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games […]

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Olympics Update, Thursday, August 2

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(Use your browser’s “Reload” or “Refresh” function to get the latest news from the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.) Olympics 2012: Live Report (via AFP) 1525 GMT: RUSSIA’S TAGIR KHAIBULAEV WINS MEN’S UNDER-100kg JUDO GOLD 1523 GMT: Uh-oh. Is Britain suddenly faltering? After Gibbons’ loss to Harrison at judo, that world record set just minutes […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: London Classics

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Unless you’ve been traveling “off-planet” recently, you know that hordes of athletes and tourists from around the world have “invaded” London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. But London is a perennial travel destination so during its current 15 days+2 of fame, it seems fitting to look at a few classic images of that city. […]

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Olympic Update, Wednesday, August 1

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(Use your browser’s “Reload” or “Refresh” function to get the latest news from the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.) Olympics 2012: Live Report (via AFP) 1613 GMT: NORTH KOREA’S RIM JONG SIM WINS WOMEN’S -69kg WEIGHTLIFTING. The 19-year-old relied on her superior clean and jerk to win North Korea’s third Olympic gold of the weighlifting […]

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Tennis Anyone? Winning “Wimbledon”

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Earlier this month, Andy Murray lost his bid to become the first Brit to win a Wimbledon men’s tennis championship in 76 years. During the 2012 London Olympics, Murray may get a chance to even the score with the man who blocked his path to that title:  Roger Federer But eight years ago, another tennis […]

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