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# Locog

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# London Olympics
Security firm loses €100 million over London Olympics failure
Military personnel and other security had to step in after security firm G4S failed to meet the terms of its contract last summer.
# Empty Seats
Coe says venues are 'stuffed to the gunnels' as public get angry over empty seats
Olympic sponsors Atos, British Airways, Coca-Cola, EDF, McDonalds and Thomas Cook have all issued statements denying that they were responsible for failing to take up ticket allocations.
# London 2012
UPDATED: Olympic organisers back down in Paddy Power poster row
Paddy Power celebrate a “victory for common sense” after LOCOG agree to let controversial ad campaign stand.
# Hot item
Smurf-tacular: Sales of Olympic torches heat up on eBay after £153,000 sale
A ‘soot marked’ torch used in the UK leg of the pre-Olympic relay has fetched a hefty price after it was advertised online.
# London 2012
Olympics organisers: We're powerless to stop torches going on eBay
London 2012 organisers say they can only hope that the torches – up for as much as £145,000 – find “good homes”.
# London 2012
Where did I park that stadium? Olympic venue gets test run
Seb Coe and a healthy dollop of armed police officers were on hand for the trial day at London 2012 headquarters.
# London 2012
Police sneak 'fake bomb' into London's Olympic Park
The fake explosive device was snuck into the Olympic Park stadium during a security trial, 200 days before the games begin.
# Oops
Olympic synchronised swimming tickets oversold by mistake
Locog have asked 3,000 customers to return tickets after accidentally overselling the Olympic synchronised swimming events.