London 2012 Olympics

2012 Newsmakers – graphic of the day

2012, like any other year, took us through a roller coaster of emotions. It was a year that saw revolution, war, natural disasters and tragedy. But it also took us to new heights, reaffirmed current leaders and gave us a few new ones. What was your most memorable moment of 2012? If there is one thing that took place this year, that people will be talking about 50 years from now, what do you think it will be?

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Thomson Reuters employees help make the Olympics

Anyone who attended the London 2012 Olympic Games came into contact with many Gamesmakers – the 70,000 volunteers who welcomed the world to London with open arms and a distinctly British sense of humour.  Anyone who watched the opening and closing ceremonies will have been struck by the cast of thousands, which consisted almost entirely of amateur volunteers.  Here at Thomson Reuters, we encouraged employees to get involved by matching every day off they took to volunteer for the Games: so, if they volunteered for 10 days, they took five days’ vacation and the company provided the other five days at no cost to the employee.  Many of these employees connected our social intranet, so they could exchange tips and stories in the run up to the event.  We asked some of them what their role involved, and what the experience meant to them: (more…)

London’s Tech Standouts Make Their Pitches

From analytics to entrepreneur work placement, this year’s Silicon Roundabout in London drew a wide range of startups and tech savvy hopefuls to the Olympic city. Reuters’ Anthony De Rosa talks with some of the standouts about their strategies and reasons for setting up shop in London.

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Women’s Long Jump – Now & Then

Even though the London 2012 Olympics have ended, it doesn’t mean that our coverage has. We’re still digging into our archives to compare photographs of gold medal winners in the this year’s games to those of the past. Here are two winners of the women’s long jump:

Brittney Reese of the U.S. reacts after winning the women's long jump final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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Women’s 100m Hurdles – Now & Then

Even though the London 2012 Olympics have ended, it doesn’t mean that our coverage has. We’re still digging into our archives to compare photographs of gold medal winners in the this year’s games to those of the past. Here are two winners of the women’s 100m hurdles:

Australia's Sally Pearson holds her national flag after winning the women's 100m hurdles final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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Men’s 110m Hurdles – Now & Then

Even though the London 2012 Olympics have ended, it doesn’t mean that our coverage has. We’re still digging into our archives to compare photographs of gold medal winners in the this year’s games to those of the past. Here are two winners of the men’s 110m hurdles:

Aries Merritt of the U.S. runs to win gold in the men's 110m hurdles final ahead of third placed Jamaica's Hansle Parchment during the London 2012 Olympics Games at the Olympic Stadium August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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The story behind Claressa Shields’ historic boxing gold medal

Claressa Shields, 17, explains how boxing took her from hardscrabble Flint, Mich., to the London Olympics.

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Men’s 200m Sprint – Now & Then

Over the course of the London 2012 Olympics we’ll be digging into our archives to compare photographs of gold medal winners in the this year’s games to those of the past. Here are two winners of the men’s 200m sprint:

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 200m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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Greatest Olympic moments

Reuters journalists share their picks from the last Olympics. What’s yours? Let us know in the comments section.


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Men’s Parallel Bars – Now & Then

Over the course of the London 2012 Olympics we’ll be digging into our archives to compare photographs of gold medal winners in the this year’s games to those of the past. Here are two winners of the men’s parallel bars:

China's Feng Zhe competes in the men's gymnastics parallel bars final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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