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INFOGRAPHIC: Engineering the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

INFOGRAPHIC: Engineering the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

The XXII Winter Olympics are upon us, and over 6,000 athletes are competing from 85 countries in front of thousands of spectators - but the story behind the scenes is every bit as interesting as the

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Finally! 2014 US Winter Olympic Team’s Ralph Lauren Uniforms Will Be Made In USA

Finally! 2014 US Winter Olympic Team’s Ralph Lauren Uniforms Will Be Made In USA

In 2012, the world was shocked to learn that the uniforms worn by the Winter Olympic team were actually made in China. It really shouldn't have been a surprise, since a large percentage of all clothes

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Citizen Group Warns of Elevated Radiation Levels at 2020 Olympic Venues in Japan

Citizen Group Warns of Elevated Radiation Levels at 2020 Olympic Venues in Japan

As Japan readies for the 2020 Olympic Games, a group of concerned activists is calling into question the safety of Tokyo's proposed venues. The Citizens' Group for Measuring Radioactive Environment at

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London’s 2012 Olympic Village to be Transformed into Affordable Housing Units

London’s 2012 Olympic Village to be Transformed into Affordable Housing Units

The greenest building is the one that's already standing, and this week London officials announced that the buildings from the 2012 Olympic Village will be transformed into rental units, and many of them

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The Twist: MenoMenoPiu Architects Propose Solar-Powered Stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Twist: MenoMenoPiu Architects Propose Solar-Powered Stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Twist gets its name from its spiral-shaped, ramp-like structure, which makes it fully accessible to people with disabilities and able to easily to accommodate large crowds coming and leaving

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London’s Movement Café is a Pop-Up Eatery Made From Recycled Shipping Containers by Greenwich Park

London’s Movement Café is a Pop-Up Eatery Made From Recycled Shipping Containers by Greenwich Park

With less than a month to go before the Olympics started, property developers The Cathedral Group asked Myerscough to design a cafe for the corner of a vacant industrial lot. Located directly next to the

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BLOOM Encourages Crowds to Come Together and Make Intricate Art In Public Spaces

BLOOM Encourages Crowds to Come Together and Make Intricate Art In Public Spaces

When is a toy more than a toy? When it helps bring a community together through the joyful process of making low-impact art that beautifies a public space, of course. BLOOM, an urban toy made from

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Sweatshop Protestors Project Anti-Adidas Video On a London Olympic Park Building

Sweatshop Protestors Project Anti-Adidas Video On a London Olympic Park Building

Sweatshop protestors took advantage of the massive crowds descending upon London's Olympic Park Sunday, and used a building overlooking the park to show a video criticizing Adidas for its alleged worker

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The Top 6 Green Buildings at the 2012 London Olympics!

The Top 6 Green Buildings at the 2012 London Olympics!

London Velodrome The London Velodrome, part of the Velopark bicycling center in east London, anchors the northern end of the city’s Olympic Park. Both the indoor velodrome and nearby BMX racing track

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American Apparel will be Making Russian-themed Merchandise for the Olympics, Not Uniforms

American Apparel will be Making Russian-themed Merchandise for the Olympics, Not Uniforms

American Apparel will not be making official Olympic team uniforms for Russia, but has instead been asked to create “Russian-themed merchandise” for the event.

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Colossal Retrofitted London Double-Decker Bus Does Push-Ups for the London Games!

Colossal Retrofitted London Double-Decker Bus Does Push-Ups for the London Games!

No, your eyes are not deceiving you - in one of the craziest recycled art installations we've ever seen, Czech artist David Cerny has turned a red London double-decker bus from the 1950s into a mechanical

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Legislation for Team USA Uniforms To Be Made in America Introduced in the Senate

Legislation for Team USA Uniforms To Be Made in America Introduced in the Senate

Members of Congress are not letting Ralph Lauren's "made in China" Olympic uniform snafu go away quietly. In fact, having Team USA's Olympic uniforms made in the US is one of the only thing Democrats and

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White House Conference Seeks to Motivate Sports to Become More Green

White House Conference Seeks to Motivate Sports to Become More Green

Today the White House is hosting a conference on the greening of sports. U.S. sports are a multi-billion dollar industry, and a more responsible approach to sustainability within the four major leagues

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The 2012 US Olympic Uniforms Are Made in China – Sen. Harry Reid Wants Them Burned

The 2012 US Olympic Uniforms Are Made in China – Sen. Harry Reid Wants Them Burned

Our country's Olympic uniforms may bear the letters 'U.S.A.', but they've actually been manufactured overseas in China. While many have been quick to shrug off the origins of the Ralph Lauren-designed

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London’s First Air Tram Cable Car Opens Today: The Emirates Air Line

London’s First Air Tram Cable Car Opens Today: The Emirates Air Line

Transport for London's Emirates Air Line spans 1 km from the North Woolwich Peninsula to Royals Victoria Dock and is supported by sculptural towers. Opening just 1 month before the Olympics begin, the

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McDonald’s Launches New “Mad-Men”-Inspired Eco-Uniforms for Olympics

McDonald’s Launches New “Mad-Men”-Inspired Eco-Uniforms for Olympics

Mad Men style is running rampant this season and fast food uniforms are apparently no exception. McDonald's U.K. unveiled a new line of eco-friendly uniforms that will make you feel like you're dining

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Vinyl From London Olympics Will Be Recycled for the 2014 World Cup

Vinyl From London Olympics Will Be Recycled for the 2014 World Cup

While we weren't thrilled to hear that the 2012 London Olympics would be using PVC to build many of their temporary structures, the good news is that the materials will be recycled for another big

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UPS Expands London Olympics Fleet to Include Biomethane Vehicles

UPS Expands London Olympics Fleet to Include Biomethane Vehicles

UPS has added 10 large biomethane diesel trucks to its dedicated 2012 London Olympics fleet. With Olympic organizers striving to put on the greenest and most ethical games ever and the city struggling to

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London Mayor Accused of Using Dust Suppressants to Lower Pollution Levels Before Olympics

London Mayor Accused of Using Dust Suppressants to Lower Pollution Levels Before Olympics

Mayor Boris Johnson has come under fire for his office’s recommendation that municipal trucks spray saline solution along busy streets to reduce air pollution levels before the upcoming London Olympics.

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As Olympics Approach, Adidas, Nike, and Puma Are Accused of Exploiting Their Workers

As Olympics Approach, Adidas, Nike, and Puma Are Accused of Exploiting Their Workers

As we all look forward to the start of the 2012 London Olympics, War on Want, an anti-poverty charity is looking into the human rights violations committed by the companies that provide the sportswear.

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Over A Thousand Terraced Green Roofs Grace JDS’s Olympic Port Proposal for Rio

Over A Thousand Terraced Green Roofs Grace JDS’s Olympic Port Proposal for Rio

The proposed site for the Olympic Port occupies a number of large downtown blocks near the harbor of Rio de Janeiro. The project team sought with their proposal to create a new identity for the downtown

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Solar-Powered Recycled Pavilions Unveiled for the 2012 London Olympics

Solar-Powered Recycled Pavilions Unveiled for the 2012 London Olympics

The winning entry was designed by Jose Carlos Cruz, Ines Guedes, Miguel Santos, and Antonio Cruz to look like the Olympic rings. The rings are extruded into rooms where visitors can find out information,

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Populous Unveils Glowing Green Master Plan for 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China

Populous Unveils Glowing Green Master Plan for 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China

Populous announced this week that its master plan for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China has taken first place in a competition to design the development. Over 198 hectares will be built into

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View Tube: A Two Floor Lime Green Shipping Container Cafe in London

View Tube: A Two Floor Lime Green Shipping Container Cafe in London

Who wouldn't want to have a spot of afternoon tea at this delightful lime green shipping container cafe overlooking the site of the London 2012 Olympics? Dubbed the View Tube, the eatery and gallery

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Far Coast Furniture Raises Awareness of the Pine Industry at the Olympics

Far Coast Furniture Raises Awareness of the Pine Industry at the Olympics

Students at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD) designed these pieces of beautiful furniture for Far Coast Coffee's (Coke's coffee brand) social areas at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. The

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Olympic Athlete’s Village: Greenest Neighborhood in the World

Olympic Athlete’s Village: Greenest Neighborhood in the World

The 2010 Vancouver Olympics has yet another feather to add to their cap - they now have the greenest neighborhood in the world. Yesterday, Millennium Waters, the Olympic Athlete's Village located on

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LEED Platinum Vancouver Convention Center has Canada’s Largest Green Roof

LEED Platinum Vancouver Convention Center has Canada’s Largest Green Roof

Led by Seattle based architecture firm LMN, the most extraordinary addition to the center is the 5-acre living roof that is landscaped with more than 400,000 indigenous plants and grasses, and provides a

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Are the Vancouver Olympics Still Green After Trucking and Flying In Snow?

Are the Vancouver Olympics Still Green After Trucking and Flying In Snow?

Today is opening day of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, which is being touted as the greenest Olympics ever. But the warm weather and rain of late at one of the venues has forced the organizers to haul in

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Zero-Power Digital Cloud Shows Images and Data in the London Skyline

Zero-Power Digital Cloud Shows Images and Data in the London Skyline

It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, but architects at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have a plan to build a massive digital cloud above the London skyline. The Cloud, which

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