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'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)

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