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London Olympics' brand exclusion zone rankles some

Jul 27, 2012
'Brand police' on the look out for ads near Olympic Park that aren't official sponsors.
Posted In: London Olympics, Olympics 2012, Olympics

Egyptian Olympians were wearing fake Nike gear

Jul 26, 2012
Members of Egypt's Olympic team were apparently given fake Nike gear to wear during training in London.
Posted In: Olympics, Nike

Does hosting the Olympics ever pay off?

Jul 25, 2012
Olympic host cities get a huge windfall of tax revenues and tourist dollars, right? Freakonomics looks at the effect the games really have on a host city.
Posted In: Olympics 2012, London Olympics, Olympics

Tahoe ski resorts bid for Winter Olympics

May 8, 2012
Squaw Valley hosted the Olympic games back in 1960. The company hopes history repeats itself.
Posted In: Olympics, tahoe, Squaw Valley, skiing, Vail, colorado

Budget issues hurt Greece's 2012 Olympic plans

Apr 5, 2012
Today, the Greek Athletics Federation laid out what it sees as a "bleak future" for sports. The federation has suspended track and field events as part of budget cutbacks. That puts into question Greece's ability compete in the London Olympics this summer.
Posted In: Olympics, Greece, London Olympics, Europe debt crisis

Bioscience getting ready for the Olympics

Feb 22, 2012
Going for the tech gold
Posted In: Olympics, Sports

Britain not wired enough to handle the Olympics’ demand for Internet access

Feb 8, 2012
Things less than brilliant over there.
Posted In: Olympics, London, internet access

NBC retains TV rights to Olympics

Jun 7, 2011
And this final note. Even without its champion performer, NBC won gold in the competition over TV rights to the Olympics. You may remember last...
Posted In: NBC Universal, Olympics

Looking back: Were the 2010 Olympics green, green-washed, or green-wished?

Mar 1, 2010
The 2010 Vancouver winter Olympics were to have been the greenest in history and there's no shortage of hits when you search for "Green Olympics...
Posted In: Olympics, Sports

Taking the temperature on Olympics greenwash

Aug 19, 2008
This Olympics has been a special one. The accomplishments of Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, Yang Wei & co. show us all what the human body can do...
Posted In: advertising, green values, Olympics, Yao Ming

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