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All the Bells heralds the start of London Olympics 2012

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This morning, people across the UK ushered in the 2012 Olympic Games with a fanfare almost entirely made up of bells.The project, descriptively entitled All the bells in a country rung as quickly and loudly...

First Minister sends good wishes to Scottish athletes

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The Scottish Government has wished Scottish athletes the best of luck for London 2012. Scottish Ministers have recorded a good luck message to all 54 Olympians and 23 Scottish Paralympians. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTHBWe25W1Q]  First Minister Alex Salmond said:- “The...

Red Arrow flypast in Edinburgh on Friday

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The Red Arrows will fly over Edinburgh to celebrate the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on Friday.Scheduled for 12.30pm, the flypast will see nine aircraft flying in the famous 'Big Battle' formation over...

Ken keeps interest in Olympic Torch alive

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 Just a month after the Olympic Torch passed through the capital, The Edinburgh Reporter talked exclusively to one torchbearer who is determined to ensure that as many people as possible get to share his...

Ken’s Carrying the torch

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Blindness is a life sentence not a death sentence, says Olympic torchbearer Ken NORTH Berwick man Ken Reid (52), who has been registered blind since the age of 30, will carry the Olympic torch for...

Olympic Rings formally launched today

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The second set of giant Olympic Rings in Scotland have been formally launched on The Mound in Edinburgh. The Rings further show how Scotland is ready to welcome the world to the UK next...

Olympic Torch Relay will mean traffic diversions

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Lothian and Borders Police has warned of some road closures and traffic diversions when the Olympic Torch relay comes to the capital on Wednesday.The Torch will arrive in the Lothians on Wednesday afternoon via...

London Olympics 2012 – #CitizenRelay in Edinburgh

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We have  mentioned CitizenRelay before,  but yesterday The Edinburgh Reporter went along to their training session to see what the project is doing with the budding reporters who have already signed up. They were...

Edinburgh Law student focussing on the Olympics

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  Talented athlete Lynsey Sharp has shared the ultimate motivational secret that helps her pursue a punishing international sporting career and a gruelling law degree – being cruelly written off while injured. The 21-year-old is one...

Historic Scotland say no to Olympic Rings at the Castle

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Historic Scotland has today issued its decision on the proposal to display the Olympic Rings on Edinburgh Castle. “Historic Scotland has taken the decision not to permit the Olympic Rings to be displayed on the...

Edinburgh to star in Olympics 2012

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Scotland's Capital city is to host an Evening Celebration event for the London 2012 Olympic Flame as part of its journey around the UK next summer.The London 2012 Torch Relay will visit Edinburgh on...

Cultural Olympiad funds new commissions by Scottish artists

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The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, the UK Arts Councils, Creative Scotland and the British Council have today awarded £820,000 funding to a new round of major commissions for Unlimited, the ground-breaking programme that celebrates...

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