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  1. June 23, 2014

    BBC television output ‘too safe’, says Trust candidate Diana Coyle

    The BBC’s main television channel can “feel too predictable” and “plays it too safe” with some peak-time shows, the acting...

  2. May 29, 2014

    Contenders to chair BBC Trust face step into unknown

    The job has not been advertised, the last incumbent found himself besieged, and this layer of a vast organisation might soon...

  1. November 29, 2013

    The British sculptor who carved out a niche in Geneva

    Sculptor Eleanor Cardozo could easily have chosen the more traditional path of the wife of a London banker with a...

  2. August 2, 2013

    Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington and more on perfect summers

    Mira Nair, film-maker How are you spending the summer? I’m spending the summer at our home in Kampala, weaning myself off my...

  3. July 26, 2013

    An Olympic legacy

    London’s Olympics were first and foremost a fabulous sporting spectacle. The opening ceremony and venues were dazzling, the...

  4. July 26, 2013

    New games in town for organisers who brought Olympic success

    How have the organisers responsible for the 2012 Olympic Games built on their achievements? By carrying on building. If,...

  5. March 10, 2013

    Chime must make strides to avoid stumbling

    The job of any half-decent communications consultancy must be to make a stumble look like a premeditated stride. That was...

  6. March 6, 2013

    Summer of sport gets Chime on track

    The summer of sport and the Olympic Games last year helped transform Chime Communications from a public relations...

  7. January 22, 2013

    Apply ‘Olympics lessons’ to other projects

    Britain needs to learn the lessons from a successful Olympics and apply them to other big infrastructure projects such as...

  8. December 29, 2012

    New year honours – list

    Companions of Honour Lord Seb Coe, for services to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Knights Bachelor Quentin Blake,...

  9. November 2, 2012

    Lunch with the FT: Sebastian Coe

    I can remember exactly where I was when Sebastian Coe won gold at the 1984 Olympic Games. It was a hotel lobby in the city...

  10. October 25, 2012

    Coe on marks for £12m image rights deal

    Lord Coe will benefit from a post-Olympic bounce when he sells the image rights to his future earnings in a deal that could...

  11. October 2, 2012

    Labour conference diary

    Political cross-dressing ● Benjamin Disraeli’s 1872 exposition on “One Nation” Toryism at Manchester’s Free Trade Hall has...

  12. October 2, 2012

    Labour warns of risk to Olympic legacy

    Labour called on the government to improve school sports facilities to secure the Olympic legacy as medallists took to the...

  13. September 9, 2012

    The show’s over for London’s games

    There will never, surely, be a Monday morning as blue as September 10 2012 for the citizens of London. The Paralympics are...

  14. September 9, 2012

    Festival of world sport draws to a close

    Britain’s summer of Olympic and Paralympic revelry drew to a close on Sunday in hot sunshine and with the host nation eking...

  15. September 7, 2012

    Sporting memories to light up wintry days

    Reflecting on his electrifying 100m victory in the Olympic stadium, Jonnie Peacock, Britain’s new sporting hero, was asked...

  16. August 27, 2012

    Hopes high for repeat gold at Paralympics

    London 2012 organisers are increasingly confident that the Paralympic Games, which begin with Wednesday night’s opening...

  17. MBA blog

    August 23, 2012

    Lessons from London 2012

    At last the great occasion is over and London has confidently told the world in the words of Sebastian Coe that when its...

  18. August 13, 2012

    Politicians hail London’s success

    UK politicians have joined forces to hail the “extraordinary” success of the London Olympics, although Boris Johnson, London...

  19. August 13, 2012

    Normality about to resume as games end

    The fortnight that London never wanted to end finally drew to a close on Sunday night after a three-hour rock concert with a...

  20. August 12, 2012

    Jubilant organisers pass baton to Rio

    The organisers of London 2012 prepared to pass the baton to Rio de Janeiro with praise ringing in their ears, along with a...

  21. August 12, 2012

    Happiness is only legacy from Olympics

    For years, a favourite word of London’s Olympic organisers has been “legacy”. The games were not just meant to be a...

  22. August 12, 2012

    London Olympics draws to a close

    London’s Olympic party neared its end on Sunday, with the US taking the Olympic bragging rights at the end of a fortnight of...

  23. August 11, 2012

    Golds for Bolt and Farah as games near end

    Two athletes with very different builds dominated the final night of athletics at the London Olympics. As the giant Jamaican...

  24. August 10, 2012

    Champions on track to a golden future

    By Roger Blitz Mo Farah can lay claim to be Britain’s all-time greatest athlete if the Somali-born runner on Saturday adds...

  25. August 10, 2012

    A letter from America to beatific Olympic Britain

    Two nations, notoriously divided by that common language, have been watching the games. One has been doing so rather...

  26. August 10, 2012

    Fish business left high and dry by Olympics

    An entrepreneur who spent tens of thousands of pounds building a beach complex on the doorstep of the Olympic Park claims...

  27. August 8, 2012

    Olympics’ buzz masks poor state of athletics

    A packed Olympic stadium, cheering crowds, huge global television audiences night after night – track and field is getting...

  28. August 5, 2012

    Bolt ends doubts with storming win

    Usain Bolt stormed to victory in the 100m final on Sunday, defending his title and setting a new Olympic record in 9.63...

  29. July 29, 2012

    Soldiers and students to fill empty seats

    Olympic organisers scrambled to halt a public backlash over the sight of empty seats at competition venues, recruiting an...

  30. July 28, 2012

    Team GB left behind as Cav fails to fire

    It was the last thing the British organisers wanted to see here: gold in the men’s cycling road race went not to the local...

  31. July 28, 2012

    Cavendish failure dents feelgood factor

    London’s Olympics got into full swing on Saturday but there was disappointment for Britain as its highly-rated cyclists...

  32. July 26, 2012

    Wait over – time for fun and games

    The Olympic torch will on Friday travel down the Thames from Hampton Court on the last leg of its 70-day journey around...

  33. July 22, 2012

    Coe hopes for lucky Olympics

    After seven years, £9.3bn, a last-gasp troop call-up, a temporary fix for Heathrow queues and presumably nightly prayers to...

  34. July 20, 2012

    Warning on Olympic brand ‘insanity’

    London mayor Boris Johnson has warned of the “insanity” of overzealous policing of Olympic brands as organisers step up...

  35. July 17, 2012

    Football tickets taken off Olympics market

    Olympic organisers have taken 500,000 football tickets off of the market and are scaling down venues with just days until...

  36. July 15, 2012

    McDonald’s launches Olympics ad campaign

    McDonald’s has begun rolling out its Olympics advertising campaign, highlighting the different emotions of spectators with...

  37. July 15, 2012

    Games organisers concerned about Cadbury

    London Olympic organisers expressed doubts about Cadbury as a sponsor because of concerns to protect the games’ healthy...

  38. July 13, 2012

    G4S admits responsibility for guards crisis

    G4S on Friday night expressed “deep regret” over its failure to supply enough security guards for the Olympics as David...

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