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London 2012 Olympics Games ethics commissioner quits

Sustainability Commissioner to the London 2012 Olympics, Meredith Alexander, quit on Thursday in protest of the sponsorship deal with Dow Chemical Company for its connection to the Bhopal gas disaster

Football: Beckham wants to lead Team GB at Olympics


David Beckham has set his sights on captaining Great Britain in their bid for gold at this year's London Olympics.

LA Galaxy midfielder Beckham would love to lead Team GB's men's football team and ha

London Games: Gas survivors protest in Bhopal to keep out Dow

Survivors of the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy staged a protest at a park here as part of the international campaign ‘200 days to drop Dow Chemical as sponsors of the London Olympics.’

The protest was held

Match-fixing fears cloud Olympics runup


Britain is worried that the Olympic Games in London this summer will face a massive threat to their credibility from attempted match-fixing and spot-fixing of sporting events by illegal betting syndic

Missing Libyan missiles pose threat to London Olympics


More than 10,000 shoulder-mounted missiles still unaccounted for after the toppling of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi may pose a threat to 2012 London Olympics.

Security experts have warned that th

Olympics: Only govt can call boycott, says IOA chief


India's Olympic chief said on Friday that any decision to boycott next year's London Games, over a sponsor linked to the 1984 Bhopal Gas disaster, rested with the government.

Vijay Kumar Malhotra, th

London Games:Olympians press organisers to drop Dow as sponsor


The 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy continues to hog limelight for various reasons even after 27 years, with the latest being the rising dissent over the association of London Olympics with Dow Chemicals,

IOA to write protest letter to IOC over Dow's Olympics association


Amid growing resentment over Dow Chemicals' association with the London Olympics, the IOA's executive board on Thursday decided to write a 'strong' protest letter to the IOC, seeking the removal of

IOA demands removal of Dow as London Olympics sponsor


A day ahead of the crucial general body meeting of the Indian Olympic Association on the controversial Dow Chemicals issue, its acting president V.K. Malhotra on Wednesday demanded the company to be r

Increase in 2012 Olympics budget is investment for London's future: Sebastian Coe


Hit with the global economic downturn, the London Olympics organising committee faces significant budgetary challenges in the runup to the mega event next year.

Its president Sebastian Coe, however,

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