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  • Synchronised swimmers make a number '1' to mark the one year countdown to the start of the London 2012 Olympics at the Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park site in east London on July 27, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Swimming complex opens 1 year before 2012 Olympics

    With one year to go until the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, swimmers took the first plunge Wednesday in the new aquatics center hailed as a "masterpiece" by IOC President Jacques Rogge.


  • In this Tuesday March 15, 2011 file photo, the official London 2012 Olympic countdown clock is attended to by technicians hours after it was started in Trafalgar Square in London. A year from now, London will be at the center of global attention when it hosts the opening ceremony of what organizers call the "greatest show on earth," the 2012 Olympics.. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

    One year to 2012 Olympics in London

    With most of the venues already completed, tickets nearly sold out and a massive security operation in the works, London is preparing to mark the one-year countdown to the biggest sports show on earth.


  • South Koreans celebrate at a ski-jumping hill in Pyeongchang, South Korea, early on Thursday, July 7, 2011, after the International Olympic Committee announced that the South Korean city will host the 2018 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    South Korea to host 2018 Winter Olympic Games

    The South Korean town of Pyeongchang won the 2018 Winter Olympics on Wednesday, beating out Munich and Annecy, France.


  • Rogge: Athletes aren't at risk

    SINGAPORE — IOC president Jacques Rogge said pollution in Beijing will not endanger the health of athletes, although their Olympic performance might suffer.


  • China to relay torch in Tibet

    DHARAMSALA, India — China vowed yesterday to bring the Olympic torch through the heart of Tibet en route to the Summer Games in Beijing, again defying calls for dialogue by Tibetan exiles, the United States and much of the world.


  • Chinese restraint urged on Tibet

    China yesterday scrambled to contain the global fallout from days of bloody clashes in Tibet, as protests around the globe put the spotlight on Beijing's human rights record just months before it hosts the Olympic Games.


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