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British youth inspired by menial Olympic support roles

‘We hoped that a new generation would dare to dream of one day carrying in the athletes’ tracksuits after a race, or measuring how far the discus was thrown.’

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Posted: Aug 11th, 2012
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Boy, 16, becomes first to overdose on ‘Olympics’

tragedy struck half way through the badmintonParents across Britain were today warned to be on their guard after a teenager’s death was attributed to an overdose of the latest legal high, known on the street simply as ‘Olympics’.

According to police at the scene, the boy – who cannot be named because he didn’t have a sponsorship deal – died of acute over-excitement after consuming over 30 ‘tickets’ of Olympics in the space of less than 12 hours.

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Posted: Jul 30th, 2012
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Soldiers would rather return to Afghanistan than serve at Olympics

When faced with the prospect of serving in a hostile, unfamiliar environment, many of the troops would prefer to be in Afghanistan.

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Posted: Jul 15th, 2012
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Olympic security guards fail ‘trainers are OK’ test

‘It’s hard to get your head round these new rules allowing punters to wear trainers,’ said Darren Bull, a freelance bouncer.

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Posted: Jul 13th, 2012
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Saudi women’s beach volleyball team set to ruin it for everyone

well, the sand does get everywhereThe Saudi Arabia women’s beach volleyball team has refused to wear the official uniform of 12-inch heels, crotchless micro-thongs and nipple-baring bikini tops at the Olympics this summer. Instead they’ll be covered head-to-toe in baggy black burqas which show off absolutely no flesh at all.

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Posted: Jun 17th, 2012
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