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London 2012 opening ceremony inspired by Frankenstein, says Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle has revealed that he used the story of Frankenstein as his inspiration for the Olympics celebrations.

The Oscar-winning Brit, who directed a stage version of the monster tale last year,

Usain Bolt wins 100 at Golden Spike in 10.04


Usain Bolt won the 100 meters at the Golden Spike meet, his first victory in Europe ahead of the London Olympics.

The Jamaican, who won three gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, had a slow start b

Olympic flame extinguishes on third day of torch relay due to 'malfunctioning burner'


The London 2012 Olympic flame went out on the third day of the torch relay due to a 'malfunctioning burner', Games organisers have said.

The torch was on the side of David Follett's wheelchair in Gre

It's India vs Holland in Olympic hockey opener


India will open their campaign in the 2012 Olympics hockey competition in London with a game against the Netherlands July 30, according to the schedule released by the International Hockey Federation

Olympics: London 2012 torch relay starts in Britain


Sailor Ben Ainslie was the first torchbearer as the Olympic flame began its 70-day journey around Britain and Ireland on Saturday ahead of the 2012 London Games.

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Olympic flame arrives in Britain for 2012


The Olympic flame arrived in Britain from Greece on Friday to start a 70-day relay culminating in the opening ceremony of the London Games on July 27.

Princess Anne, the daughter of Queen Elizabeth

Indian woman boxer Mary Kom qualifies for London Olympics

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Five-time world champion M. C. Mary Kom (51kg) on Friday added another feather to her already crowded cap by becoming the only Indian woman boxer to qualify for the London Olympics despite being on th

Athletes to watch at London


The world’s greatest athletes descend on London in July for the 2012 Olympics. Reuters’ Martyn Herman highlights the ones to watch out for when the Games get underway:

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Anish Kapoor unveils 'awkward' London Olympic tower


British sculptor Anish Kapoor on Friday unveiled the controversial tower he designed for London's Olympic Park, defending the tangled red structure as 'awkward' but beautiful.

Officials hope the Arce

London's Olympic stadium opens with 2,012 hours to go


More than 40,000 spectators watched as a cascade of white balloons was released to officially open London's Olympic stadium on Saturday, exactly 2,012 hours before the Games begin.

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