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Johnny Acton

Entries by Johnny Acton

Late Lamented Olympic Sports

(3) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 12:27 PM

So the Games have begun and we are all now rightly immersed in Synchronized Swimming, Taekwondo and Greco-Roman wrestling. But spare a thought for the sports that have fallen by the Olympic wayside. Some of them should be welcomed back with open arms.

Live Pigeon Shooting -- a feature of...

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How to Watch the Opening Ceremony

(20) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 1:43 PM

It might be kitsch, it might be a touch formulaic, but the biggest global TV audience of the Olympic games is not for the men's 100m or indeed any sporting event, but for the opening ceremony. Governments and organizers know this and, in the case of the Chinese politburo, were...

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War Minus the Shooting

(4) Comments | Posted July 24, 2012 | 4:02 PM

Amongst the many last-minute jitters in the run-up to the London Games, one of the most noteworthy has been the failure of security giant G4S to supply sufficient guards and stewards. Into the breach has stepped the British Army, which has made 3,500 troops available on top of the 10,500...

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