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article 12 August 2012 UK
A great British summer - Team GB ends with 65 Olympic medals
A magnificent performance by Team GB sees them finish the Olympic Games with 29 gold medals, putting Britain third in London 2012's overall standings

A magnificent performance by Team GB sees them finish the Olympic Games with 29 gold medals, putting Britain third in London 2012's overall standings

article 08 September 2012 UK
For the London 2012 Games makers, it is forever Games Time
Games maker with giant finger (reuters)
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The purple outfits are being folded away, the giant sponge fingers consigned to storage. But what was it like for the 70,000 volunteers who made the London 2012 experience quite so special?

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post 03 December 2013
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Cycling in Britain's cities - mad and dangerous

Britain needs a political leader who is prepared to confront the urban traffic disaster that every day threatens the health - and the lives - of cyclists.

article 30 July 2013 UK, Jamaica
Bolt and Farah swap poses (Getty)
Usain Bolt vs Mo Farah: the greatest race ever?

It's a potential treat for people missing the Olympic thrill. Two of the world's top runners, sprinter Usain Bolt and long-distance champion Mo Farah, hint they would be up for a race over 600 metres.

article 28 July 2013 UK
Sprinter Jonnie Peacock. (Getty)
All eyes on Jonnie Peacock at London Anniversary Games

The spirit of London 2012 is in the air again as the Anniversary Games remind us of those golden days a year ago, writes Sports Reporter Jordan Jarrett-Bryan.

video 26 July 2013 UK

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Boris says he is proud of Olympic legacy - video

The Mayor of London speaks to Channel 4 News from the Olympic Park about the legacy of the games.

video 26 July 2013 UK

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Seb Coe on what the Paralympics has done for Britain - video

Lord Coe and wheelchair users chat to Jon Snow about how the Olympics have helped disabled transport and what more can be done.

article 26 July 2013 UK
Paralympic athletes (reuters)
Keme Nzerem by Beyond the Paralympics - a sporting legacy? video

A year ago crowds flocked to the Olympic Park to see the world's finest athletes in action. But are those inspired by the Paralympic Games involved in sport today - or watching from the stands?

article 04 June 2013 World, South Africa
Pistorius in court charged with murder. (Getty)
Pistorius in court as murder trial postponed to August

"Blade Runner" athlete Oscar Pistorius appears briefly at a pre-trial hearing in Pretoria, where the magistrate sets 19 August as the date for his trial for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

video 19 February 2013 World, South Africa

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Pistorius tragedy 'will not hit Paralympic sport'

International Paralympic Committee President Sir Philip Craven tells Jon Snow the memory of what happened at London 2012 will not be affected by what has happened to Oscar Pistorius.