International sporting competition taking place every four years. (A winter one exists as well, being every four years, two years out of sync with the summer games). Famous for the numerous sports and being an important event for its host city in terms of tourism.

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Long layover in London, time to visit Olympics?

I have a ~10 hour layover in LHR on July 26th (the day prior to the opening ceremonies of 2012 Olympics). I'm flying British Airways from JNB-LHR-MAD. What's the most reliable (and hopefully ...
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Are there detailed street-by-street maps of the 2012 Olympics torch relay?

The official map is plain horrible to use, and although they do have the exact route for all days except the last two (which are yet to be revealed), there's no way to get a proper list of streets or ...
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Last minute event tickets for London 2012 Olympic Games

I know that tickets go on advance sale across the world in countries participating in the Olympics, each with their own quota. But this is for advance bookings. If one doesn't have firm plans and ...
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If I want to see the Olympic Torch in 2012, what route is it taking in the UK?

The claim is that 95 per cent of the UK population will come within ten miles of the torch during its 8,000-mile journey between May 19 and July 27. Is there a map of the route of the general UK ...
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Is there any museum in Europe about Olympics?

I'm looking for a museum in Europe that shows the history of modern Olympics. I would prefer a museum in Central Europe, but other parts in Europe are also okay.
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Where can I see the Olympic Flame?

Before Olympic Games, the Olympic Flame is brought to the host city by a torch relay. Then, during the Olympic Games, the Olympic Flame is burning in the Olympic Cauldron located in or close to the ...