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Tokyo wins race to host eight years of cynicism

‘It’s important that the winning bid starts with optimism and enthusiasm but that then is soon crushed by the wearing yoke of international cynicism’

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Posted: Sep 16th, 2013
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Russian pole vaulter ‘tried it once, but didn’t like it’

‘Is personal life-style things, so if you choose this way, OK, but you want keep them in separate. If you want do it, go outside by bins.’

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Posted: Aug 17th, 2013
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UK happiness rating downgraded by Moody’s

Moody's refusing to get over itIn a shock announcement, the measure of the nation’s happiness, the Wellbeing Index, has been downgraded by the emotional ratings agency Moody’s from ‘OK’ to ‘Don’t Ask’.

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Posted: Jul 31st, 2013
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Sochi winter games mocked for derisory levels of corruption

Claims that a mere $30bn has been stolen so far in connection with preparations for the Sochi Olympic Winter Games have been met with barely concealed derision by representatives from the world‘s major sporting organisations and other international bodies.

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Posted: May 31st, 2013
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Millions of Romanians, Bulgarians preparing to ‘avoid UK like the plague’

too much effort to fix itFears of a huge influx of immigrants from Romania and Bulgaria have given way to indignation after a poll showed workers from the two countries are preparing to ‘avoid Britain like the plague’, when movement restrictions are eased later this year.

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Posted: Apr 22nd, 2013
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