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9th October 2012 London, UK

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by Rob Fenn

Head of Human Rights and Democracy Department, FCO

My unforgettable Olympic experience

In her guest blog, Brunei’s first female Olympian, Maziah Mahusin (who is also the Sultanate’s 400m record holder, since the Games), describes what it felt like to carry the nation’s flag into the Stadium; to run for her country (despite a virus), and to meet Usain Bolt and Her Majesty The Queen. Back in Brunei […]

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5th July 2012 Athens, Greece

by Ed Roman

Second Secretary Economics

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London 2012 has been a major FCO priority this year, for British Embassy Athens especially. For 6th century BC city-state diplomats the Olympics was but one of four ancient Greek sporting contests to organise. Mythology suggests the Nemean games were founded by Herakles, having completed the first of his labours – wrestling the Nemean Lion. […]

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18th April 2012

by Judith Macgregor

British High Commissioner to South Africa

On the home straight now

Today it’s 100 days to go until the beginning of the London 2012 Olympic Games. This summer, we’ll enjoy a spectacular show and see great examples of innovation and sustainability, but when the events are over, we -and the future generatios- will see the lasting legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games.

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17th April 2012 Washington DC, USA

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by Hetty Crist

Deputy Press Secretary

Keep on rocking in the free world

Before I continue on my theme of how GREAT Britain is this year, I’d like to give a shout out to the 100 Days to Go event coming up tomorrow at American University. All afternoon we will strive to go ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’  than our fellow Embassy (and previous Olympic Host) competitors in the “Embassy […]

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19th March 2012 Washington DC, USA

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by Rosalind Campion

Counsellor for Global Issues

The essential relationship — faster, higher, stronger

It was pretty much impossible to look at a newspaper, news programme, tweet or blog last week without being met by numerous photographs of David Cameron and Barack Obama sharing a joke, or their quotes about the essential relationship shared by the US and UK. They even wrote a piece together for the Washington Post. […]

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9th February 2012 Athens, Greece

Championing London 2012 in Athens

Minister for Europe, David Lidington, visited Athens this week for official discussions. As everybody knows Greece has been going through very difficult times. Britain wants to see the Eurozone strong and successful, and so it is important that we work closely to understand the developments in Greece and support Greece’s efforts wherever we can. However, […]

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