In order to showcase Britain’s arts and heritage during the Olympic Games, the U.K. government has bestowed $150 million on the Cultural Olympiad and its accompanying London 2012 Festival, which runs from June 21 to September 9. …
As spectators watch the Olympic Games, Britain’s intelligence and military personnel are watching the skies, the water, and the roads.
The designer talks about the scale of the Opening Ceremony and Danny Boyle’s vision
Hint: Think red, white and blue
As sports fans and Anglophiles alike descend on London for the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics, designers are capitalizing on British mania with special items to mark the occasion.
As you sit down to watch the opening ceremonies with friends, TIME gives you a crib sheet of little-known Olympics facts– from what’s a Fosbury Flop to who the youngest Olympian ever is– to score you the title of Smartest …
The embattled head of security firm G4S faced tough questions before Parliament
From the earliest variations of existing events to competitions that can hardly be considered athletic, some former Olympic sports left us scratching our heads.
News that the government’s security contractor has failed to meet its obligations to train 10,000 security guards—just 15 days before the opening ceremonies–has forced officials to enlist the help of the armed services
British athletes got a crash course in handball. But are they Olympic ready?