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UCL academic and Olympic choir aim for Christmas number one

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Professor Valerie Hazan (UCL Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences) sings with the Games Maker choir, made up of more than 300 volunteers from this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games. Their single, ‘I Wish For You The World’, is written by Alistair Griffin, who has written a number of sports-related tracks. Read more and watch the video on UCL News.

A Culture of Success Will be the Olympics' Greatest Legacy

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Professor Stephen Caddick (UCL Vice-Provost, Enterprise) talks about how, post-Olympics, our newly instilled culture of self-belief could yet be the greatest legacy. Read: Huffington Post

Joel Joseph's experience taking part in the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

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Joel Joseph, a UCL Ear Institute student, took part in the hugely spectacular Olympic games opening ceremony viewed by an estimated one billion people worldwide. Read more at the UCL Ear Institute website.

The joy of the nudge Olympics

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Professor Peter John (UCL Political Science) comments on how the London games have been a “nudge” Olympics, where locals and visitors have been coaxed rather than coerced. Read: The Economist

Congratulations Christine

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Christine Ohuruogu (UCL Linguistics 2005) has won a silver medal at the London Olympics in the Women’s 400m. Read more at UCL News.

UCL Alumnus wins Olympic Silver

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UCL alumnus Rob Williams (BSc Biotechnology 2006), together with his GB teammates, was awarded a silver medal in the lightweight men’s four rowing final of the London Olympics on 2 July. Read more at UCL News.

'London's rush-hour has changed'

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Dr Martin Austwick (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) discusses changing commuting patterns during the Olympics, based on GPS data. Watch: BBC London

UCL Screen on the Quad

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UCL Screen on the Quad will show live coverage of the Olympics every day from 10am until 10pm right through until 12th August 2012 – plenty of seating available! There will be refreshments available throughout the day, a BBQ on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings and a bar every day from 5pm until 10pm. All we need now is for the sun to shine and for Team GB to get a few more medals!

Olympic Opening Ceremony - creating the iconic map of London

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Urban planning and design company Space Syntax has created the giant map of London’s street network which formed an iconic part of the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Read more at UCL News.

Health check

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Dr Fares Haddad (UCL Surgery & Interventional Science) talks about his role at the sports injury frontline at the 2012 London Olympics polyclinic. Listen: BBC World Service Health Check

Olympic Team GB trials gene tests for injury

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Professor Hugh Montgomery (UCL Clinical Physiology) comments on the links between certain genes and fitness, and how genetic tests can be used to understand why some athletes are prone to injury. Read: BBC News More: BBC 2 Newsnight (from 43mins)

How will the Olympic Games affect London commuters?

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Researchers from the UCL Centre of Advanced Spatial Analysis have teamed up with BBC journalists to investigate how the Olympic Games will affect London commuters. Read the news story on the BBC.

The movement to ban McDonald’s from the Olympics

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Professor Terence Stephenson (UCL Institute of Child Health) comments on the fears that adverts for the Olympic sponsors will pose the biggest danger to kids’ health. Read the news story in Time magazine.

London 2012: Olympic bodies

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Professor Chris Carey (UCL Greek & Latin) talks about how Olympic bodies have changed from the Greek ideal to the modern-day reality. Go to the interactive news story on The Guardian.

Videoooooh: Slade Exhibition

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The Slade School of Fine Art at UCL is hosting a multi-screen video exhibition to coincide with the London Olympics. Read more in the UCL News website

UCL students chosen to be Olympics Torchbearers

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Three UCL students are celebrating the announcement that they have been chosen to represent the University as part of Samsung’s nomination programme for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. (UCL student chosen to be Olympics Torchbearers)

Holding a torch for London

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The Olympic Games involve an enormous investment of capital into huge facilities with a large capacity. Dr Nikos Karadimitriou (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) asks: What do you do with the venues if there is no demand? (Holding a torch for London, Wall Street Journal)

Universities' Olympic legacy will be one of collaboration

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Andrew Grainger (UCL Estates) and Simon Renton (UCL History) talk about UCL’s proposals for an additional campus in the Olympic borough of Newham. (Universities' Olympic legacy will be one of collaboration, the Guardian)

London 2012: How will commuters change for Games?

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Fabian Neuhaus (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) talks about how he’s tracking commuters through-out the Olympics to see how their journeys change. Watch: BBC London News More: BBC News

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