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SNTV Awards Laureus Pre
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Summary: Sports stars talk to sntv at the Laureus awards
Story No: 988867
Source: SNTV
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Date: 12/03/2013 03:15 AM
People: Boris Becker, David Ferrer, Sergio Perez, Lewis Hamilton, Jessica Ennis, Sebastian Coe, Oscar Pistorius, Neymar
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 11th March, 2013.

1. 00:00 SOUNDBITE (English) Boris Becker, former world number one tennis player:

(On Rafa Nadal's return from injury)

"I hope so, I'm a big fan of Rafa. I saw his last couple of clay court tournaments, especially the one in Mexico when he beat David Ferrer in the final, he's playing Indian Wells right now, so I don't know how far he is in the tournament, but it's on a hard court. On clay, I find that he's very much back and he's only 25, so he sould be able to finish a cereer in his late twenties or early thirties. But he has a very physical style, so naturally he will always be a little injury prone."

2. 00:34 SOUNDBITE (English) Mika Hakkinen, two-time Formula One world champion:

(On the new Formula One season)

"The teams, when they are at a peak, and they try to improve a little bit, they can easily fall off the edge, so the teams which have not been on the edge, they start catching the teams that were winning last year, so Ibelieve it's going to be more exciting this season in Formula One and there are going to be more winners than there were last season, so we a guaranteed a great season to watch, that's what I believe."

3. 01:08 SOUNDBITE (English) Mika Hakkinen, two-time Formula One world champion:

(On Mexican driver Sergio Perez, who has replaced Lewis Hamilton at McLaren)

"He's a fast driver, he's a talented driver. It's now down to him to learn, keep the feet on the ground, listen to people who are experienced and build yourself to be mature, a very strong and mature driver. And then you are ready to win a world championship, because winning a race is not the name of the game. It's about winning a championship."

4. 01:36 SOUNDBITE (English) Jessica Ennis, Olympic Heptathlon champion:

(On looking back at London 2012)

"It was just an incredible year to have had a home Olympics and been part of it in such a huge way, and to have won that gold medal for our country was just the most amazing experience of my life."

5. 01:51 SOUNDBITE (English) Jessica Ennis, Olympic Heptathlon champion:

(On the strenghth of the British athletics team this year)

"I think that hopefully we can build on what we achieved last year. It's the world championships and we had some great performances in the indoor season, so I think we're going to be strong coming into the summer seasons as a country."

6. 02:08 SOUNDBITE (English) Jessica Ennis, Olympic Heptathlon champion:

(On looking ahead to the next Olympic Games)

"Yeah, definitely. It's my first time here, so I'm very excited and already feeling that Olympic buzz and yeah, I've got to go away, train hard and get ready for Rio."

7. 02:19 SOUNDBITE (English) Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games:

(On how staging both the World Cup and the Olympic Games can help a country like Brazil)

"It's a fantastic opportunity in any country to have a World Cup and an Olympic Games, the two biggest sporting events in the course of four year and the potential impact that those events can have on encouraging more young Brazilian children - and South American children - to take up sport is really important."

8. 02:48 SOUNDBITE (English) Sebastian Coe, , chairman of the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games:

(On the bidding process ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games, with Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid all in the race)

"I think it's going to be really close, I think it's going to be... a very close competition. these are three cities which are all capable of staging a great games."

9. 03:01 SOUNDBITE (English) Kirani James, world and Olympic 400m champion:

(On the fame that has been thrust upon him since winning gold at Olympic and world level)

"Well, it's still a bit quiet where I live right now, it's still a bit quiet, people, you know, just go about their business, so I mean, it's been good, it hasn't been too strenuous, dealing with a lot of stuff, my agent and my coaches do a great job in controlling that environment and every thing like that, so it hasn't been that bad at all."

10. 03:29 SOUNDBITE (English) Kirani James, world and Olympic 400m champion:

(On the tragic events surrounding Oscar Pistorius and his late girlfiriend Reeva Steenkamp)

"I mean, it's a very sensitive situation, you know, I want to send my condolences to the victim's family, but it shows you that you never know what's going on on the inside of somebody, unless you really get to know them and they open up to you... all we can do now is just pray for Oscar (Pistorius), pray for the young lady's family and everything like that and hopefully everything will work out the way it should."

11. 04:06 SOUNDBITE (English) Kirani James, world and Olympic 400m champion:

(On looking ahead to the 2016 Olympics)

"Oh... I'm not leaving Rio after 2016... just kidding. Just be consistent. In the Olympics, just come out here and perform, represent my country to the best of my ability and just compete."

12. 04:23 SOUNDBITE (English) Kirani James, world and Olympic 400m champion:

(On the pressure of being at the top of his sport)

"No, not at all, man, no pressure at all, you know, because once I go out there, and I make people who matter to me proud, you know, no matter the outcome, that's good with me. As long as they are proud, I'm good."

13. 04:43 SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Neymar, Santos and Brazil footballer:

(On when he might leave his current club, Santos)

"It will be something decided in a family meeting, not just by me. As I say, it's my moment, so, if I feel that I should leave, I will leave. If I don't feel that, so, I should stay."

14. 05:00 SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Neymar, Santos and Brazil footballer:

"I will continue to perform my job in a happy way, doing what I love most, which is playing football."

STORYLINE:

Sports stars from around the world talk to sntv at the Laureus Awards in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Monday (11th March).

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Subjects: International soccer, Soccer, Sports, Summer Olympic games, 2012 London Olympic Games, Men's tennis, Tennis, Olympic games, Formula One, Events, Men's sports, Sports, Men's tennis, Automobile racing
People: Boris Becker, David Ferrer, Sergio Perez, Lewis Hamilton, Jessica Ennis, Sebastian Coe, Oscar Pistorius, Neymar
Organisations: India Olympic Team, Brazil Olympic Team, Brazil National Soccer Team, Great Britain Olympic Team
Locations: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, London, South America, Latin America and Caribbean, England, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Europe
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SNTV Olympics 2012 Legacy
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Summary: SNTV update on London 2012 Olympic Games legacy.
Story No: 986845
Source: SNTV
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 25/01/2013 17:02 PM
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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, England. January 25th, 2013.

1. 00:00 Pan of Olympic Stadium.

2. 00:11 Close up floodlights.

3. 00:15 Cutaway of Dennis Hone being interviewed.

4. 00:20 SOUNDBITE: (English) Dennis Hone, London Legacy Development Corporation chief executive: (Q: Sum up the progress that has been made in the Olympic Park in the last six months?) "Well since the (Olympic) Games, six months have passed since the Games we've started the transformation work, we've got a GBR�300 million programme of work taking out temporary venues, reconverting the venues. The BMX track in the north of the park, we're converting that so ordinary people can use it and not just Olympians. So a huge amount of work going on in the park now and that's going to enable us to open the north park in July of this year, so people will have public access to it and by Easter of next year the whole of the park will be open to the general public."

5. 00:51 Wide shot of Aquatics Centre.

6. 00:56 Pan up from rubble to temporary stands at Aquatics Centre.

7. 01:04 Pan from digger to Olympic Stadium.

8. 01:16 SOUNDBITE: (English) Dennis Hone, London Legacy Development Corporation chief executive: (Q: When do expect an announcement on the future of the Olympic Stadium to be made?) "Well this is a deal that's a ninety-nine year concession we're working on with West Ham United, we want to get that right. Right in terms of a fair deal to West Ham now and a fair deal to the UK tax payer and the important thing is, you know, we will spend a few months to get that right. But obviously we want to bring that to fruition, so we are very hopeful that we'll in the next couple of months or so, we'll have got a decision one way or another."

Q: Obviously you want to factor athletics into that?

"Yeah we've already signed arrangements with UK Athletics for this summers Diamond League meeting, we'll have the global stars coming back and competing on the Olympic track again this summer and we're looking at a fifty year deal with British Athletics, so that they can run those events going forward. So athletics will always be at the heart of the use of the stadium going forward."

9. 02:03 Wide shot of Orbit sculpture and observation tower.

10. 02:07 Pan from Aquatics Centre to Water Polo Arena.

11. 02:16 SOUNDBITE: (English) Dennis Hone, London Legacy Development Corporation chief executive: (Q: You mentioned the Diamond League coming to the Olympic Stadium, do you expect it to be an annual event there?) "Yeah I very much hope so and there is no reason why we can't bring that to fruition. We are working very closely with British Athletics to make sure that that can happen."

12. 02:27 Pan from Orbit to Olympic Stadium.

13. 02:40 Wide shot of Olympic Stadium.

SOURCE: SNTV.

STORYLINE:

London Legacy Development Corporation chief executive Dennis Hone said on Friday (25th January) that he hopes the future use of the Olympic Stadium will be resolved in the "next couple of months or so", and added that "athletics will always be at the heart of the use of the stadium going forward".

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The 2012 Olympic Park is more like a building site these days as the London Legacy Development Corporation invests GBR�300 million into transforming it for future use.

Nearly all the temporary structures have been removed, including the Riverside Hockey Stadium, while work to dismantle the Basketball Arena and the Waterpolo Arena is underway.

Dennis Hone the chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation gave his progress report: "a huge amount of work going on in the park now and that's going to enable us to open the north park in July of this year, so people will have public access to it and by Easter of next year the whole of the park will be open to the general public."

One of the major talking points has been the future use of the Olympic Stadium.

Officials picked English Premier League football club West Ham as preferred bidders in 2011, but that deal collapsed because of a legal dispute.

On December 5th last year West Ham were reinstalled as preferred bidders and negotiations are still ongoing.

Hone believes a deal can be reached "in the next couple of months or so" but stressed that "athletics will always be at the heart of the use of the stadium going forward."

On Thursday (24th January) it was announced that the British Athletics Grand Prix would be staged at the Olympic Stadium on the anniversary of the 2012 Opening Ceremony.

Hone thinks that the Diamond League meeting could become a regular event at the Olympic Stadium.

"I very much hope so and there is no reason why we can't bring that to fruition. We are working very closely with British Athletics to make sure that that can happen" he said.

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Organisations: Great Britain Olympic Team, West Ham United FC
Locations: United Kingdom, England, London, Western Europe, Europe
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London 2012 Olympics Review
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Summary: SNTV looks back at some of the highlights from the London Olympics
Story No: 985735
Source: SNTV
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Date: 27/12/2012 13:46 PM
People: Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, Roger Federer, Jacques Rogge, Oscar Pistorius, Nesta Carter, Yohan Blake, David Rudisha, Neymar, Carli Lloyd, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Jessica Ennis, Bradley Wiggins, Sir Chris Hoy, Chris Hoy, Boris Johnson, Angel McCoughtry, Ryan Lochte, Sebastian Coe, Mo Farah, Alexandre Vinokourov, Chen Ruolin, Sally Pearson, Eskild Ebbesen, Laura Robson, Sanya Richards-Ross, Christie Rampone, Chris Brown, Katie Taylor
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After seven years of preparation, countless concerns over transport infrastructure and cost - and of course the threat of the traditionally unpredictable British weather - the Olympic Games finally landed in London in 2012.

The Games provided many highlights and special moments.

Michael Phelps officially became the most successful Olympian in history as the American swimmer won his 22nd medal.

Usain Bolt thrilled the world as he successfully defended both the 100 metres and 200 metres sprinting titles from Beijing four years earlier.

Women's boxing featured at the Games for the first time, ensuring that, for the first time ever, every sport featured female competitors.

Over 10,000 athletes representing over 200 nations competed at London 2012.

Between them they set 32 new world records across 302 events in 26 sports.

On reflection, London 2012 can be regarded as one of the greatest Games ever.

An initially sceptical British public, concerned with all manner of potential problems, embraced the Games in a way that had rarely been seen before.

Crowds showed up in their thousands at all events to cheer on competitors, no matter which country they represented.

London 2012 was a feel good event and one which will certainly not be forgotten by spectators and athletes alike.

Even the weather stayed dry.

London 2012 officially began on July 27 with the Opening Ceremony, but Olympic fever struck the shores of Britain well before this date.

In the weeks leading up to the opening of the Games, a torch relay made its way around the United Kingdom with various sports people, community figures and celebrities carrying the torch for a segment of its nationwide journey.

The torch finally touched down in London on 20 July, a week before the Games began, along with thousands of athletes from across the world who came to the British capital eagerly anticipating the start of competition.

Sporting superstars such as Roger Federer, Kobe Bryant and Usain Bolt all arrived in London with a common goal - to win an Olympic medal.

Once the formalities of the Opening Ceremony were done with and IOC (International Olympic Committee) President Jacques Rogge had declared the Games of the XXX Olympiad open, the sporting competition began and it did not relent for a frantic and memorable three weeks.

Chad le Clos announced himself in the swimming world with a stunning victory in 200 metres butterfly - Michael Phelps' strongest event.

The South African beat Phelps by the smallest of margins to take the gold medal - 0.05 seconds.

Phelps still enjoyed success in the pool.

The American won six medals at London 2012, including four golds, to officially become the most decorated Olympic athlete in history - no one else has ever won 22 Olympic medals.

South African Oscar Pistorius became the first double leg amputee to participate in the Olympics when he entered the men's 400 metres race and was part of his country's 4 by 400 metres relay team.

Usain Bolt enjoyed unprecedented success at London 2012.

Before the Games he had said that his aim was to become a legend - he certainly achieved that.

The Jamaican sprinter won a total of three golds on the track in the 100 metres, the 200 metres and the 4 by 100-metre relay with compatriots Nesta Carter, Michael Frater and Yohan Blake.

Bolt managed to defend the two individual titles from Beijing and also smashed the 4 by 100-metre relay world record finishing with a time of 36.84 seconds.

Bolt's victorious lightning bolt pose became world famous following his London 2012 wins and fans celebrated by mimicking the Jamaican in his native country and across the world.

The track provided countless more outstanding moments, but David Rudisha's world record in the 800 metres certainly ranked highly.

The Kenyan lead throughout the event and soared to victory in the home straight, willed on by 80,000 enthralled spectators.

He finished with a time of 1:40.91.

Taoufik Makhloufi cut a controversial figure at the Games.

The Algerian middle distance runner was initially set to compete in both the 1,500 metres and the 800 metres on the track, but was disqualified after "not providing a bona fide effort" in the 800-metre semi-final.

Makhloufi jogged through about 200 metres of his heat before quitting, and was then excluded from the Games.

He was reinstated after providing the authorities with a doctor's note which acted as evidence of an injury and went on to win the 1,500 metres final in style.

Sprinter Kirani James also impressed under the lights of the Olympic Stadium.

James won the 400 metres Olympic gold in a time of 43.94, a national record, earning Grenada their first ever Olympic medal.

He was also the first non-US runner to break the 44-second mark.

There was plenty of drama away from the Olympic Park on the other side of London in Hyde Park.

Tunisian long-distance swimmer Oussama Mellouli won the men's 10-kilometre marathon swim event at the park, and as a result, Mellouli became the first swimmer to win pool and open water titles at a single Olympics.

The women's triathlon also took place at the venue and provided one of closest finishes in Olympic history.

Sweden's Lisa Norden and Switzerland's Nicola Spirig finished in a dead heat following a 1.5-kilometre swim, 43-kilometre bike ride and 10-kilometre run.

The two times of Spirig and Norden, one hour, 59 minutes and 48 seconds, could not be separated.

Under-pressure, officials pored over a freeze-frame to decide the gold and eventually awarded the medal to Spirig, who finished ahead of Norden by the width of a vest.

The Mexico football team upset the much-fancied Brazilian side which featured stars such as Neymar and Oscar.

Mexico ran out 2-1 winners in the final which was played at London's famous Wembley stadium in front of a capacity crowd.

In the women's final, the USA avenged their World Cup final loss of 2011, with a 2-1 victory over Japan.

Two goals from Carli Lloyd sealed the gold for the Americans.

Hamadou Djibo Issaka provided one of the lighter stories during the Games.

The 35-year-old from landlocked Niger was only at the Games thanks to a late wild card.

Issaka took up rowing less than three months before the beginning of London 2012 and accepted the wild card with a big smile and quite a lot of hope.

He was so slow he finished nearly two whole minutes behind his nearest rival - Lithuanian winner Mindaugs Grikonis - in the men's single sculls repechage.

The traditionally conservative All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, otherwise known as Wimbledon, enjoyed an Olympic makeover with bright purple hoardings surrounding the courts and a rather more vocal crowd than usual.

Britain's Andy Murray and American Serena Williams each won a pair of medals in the Olympic tennis events.

Murray's victory was far from the only British success of the Games.

Great Britain enjoyed its best performance at an Olympics since 1908 and managed to claim 65 medals in total, picking up 29 golds.

Britons such as Jessica Ennis, Bradley Wiggins and Sir Chris Hoy secured their places as national treasures with excellent wins, much to the delight of the pro-British crowds.

British Olympic fever was most definitely aided by the athlete's successes and culminated in a nationwide feel good factor.

Great Britain's athletes celebrated their achievements by collaborating to make a music video set to Queen's famous track Don't Stop Me Now.

As the Games drew to a close Jacques Rogge gave his verdict on London 2012.

The Belgian declared that London had delivered on the promises it had made seven years earlier.

Rogge said, "on the 6th of July 2005 in Singapore London promised an athletes' games and that's exactly what we got."

The Games' finale saw the Closing Ceremony celebrate the best of British and pay tribute to the athletes which had contributed so much over the previous few weeks.

Following Olympic tradition, the 10,800 athletes of the London Games marched in as one rather than with their nations, symbolising the harmony and friendship inspired by the games.

As the crowd cheered their heroes and flashbulbs rippled through the stadium, the Olympians cheered back, some carrying national flags, others snapping photographs with smart phones and cameras.

They held hands, embraced and carried each other on their shoulders.

Then, finally, the 2012 Olympic Games were officially closed and handed over to Brazil, host of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, which will deliver an explosion of samba, carnival and Latin cool.

Following tradition, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, handed over the Olympic flag to his Rio counterpart.

The following day athletes departed just as quickly as they had arrived.

Many left messages of friendship or memories on a specially designed tree situated in the athletes' village in the Olympic Park.

After departing, many were welcomed home with parades and cheering crowds, celebrating their successes.

SHOTLIST: Various. July and August 2012.

FILE - London, England, UK. 2012.

1. 00.00 Sun shines over the Olympic Stadium

2. 00.05 Wide pan from the Aquatics Centre to the Olympic Stadium at London's Olympic Park

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 13 August 2012.

3. 00.11 Close-up of the Olympic flag

London, England, UK. 20 July 2012.

4. 00.14 Military helicopter flies over Tower Bridge in London

5. 00.18 Close-up of the Olympic Flame

6. 00.21 Dame Kelly Holmes holds the Olympic flame with British beefeaters in the back ground

London, England, UK. 22 July 2012.

7. 00.23 Various of Amelia Hempleman-Adams with the Olympic torch atop the London Eye

Wimbledon, London, UK. 23 July 2012.

8. 00.31 Andy Murray holds the Olympic torch

Heathrow International Airport, London, England, UK. 23 July 2012.

9. 00.35 London's Heathrow airport prepares to welcome athletes

Heathrow International Airport, London, England, UK. 24 July 2012.

10. 00.43 Japanese visitors arrive in London with Japanese and British flags

St Pancras Railway Station, London, England, UK. 24 July 2012.

11. 00.48 Trains arrive at London's St Pancras train station

12. 00.50 The Olympic rings on display in the terminal

13. 00.52 British foot guards at the train station

14. 00.54 Athletes arrive in London

15. 00.59 French, Belgian and Dutch flags

16. 01.05 Liz Cambage poses with British foot guards

London, England, UK. 21 July 2012.

17. 01.08 Wide of IOC meeting

18. 01.12 Close-up of IOC (International Olympic Committee) President Jacques Rogge

19. 01.16 Close-up of IOC panel

London, England, UK. 28 July 2012.

20. 01.21 Mohamed Amin Oudahi and Samir Brahimi with Algeria on the back of their shirts

London, England, UK. 26 July 2012.

21. 01.25 Roger Federer arriving at a news conference

Leeds, England, UK. 9 July 2012.

22. 01.31 A Chinese diver practices before the Olympic Games

London, England, UK. 2 August 2012.

23. 01.34 Youcef Mesrahi looks down the camera

Barcelona, Spain. 23 July 2012.

24. 01.38 Spain's Pau Gasol training

25. 01.42 Basketball drops into the hoop

London, England, UK. 28 July 2012.

26. 01.44 Olympic badge on Iraqi archer Rand Al-Mashhadani's jacket

London, England, UK. 28 July 2012.

27. 01.48 Members of the Iraqi Olympic team walking

London, England, UK. 1 August 2012.

28. 01.50 Niger rower Hamadou Djibo Issaka smiling

London, England, UK. 4 August 2012.

29. 01.54 The USA's Angel McCoughtry practicing

London, England, UK. 26 July 2012.

30. 2.00 SOUNDBITE (English) Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter:

"Biggest aim is to become a legend and I think I can do it so I'm on it"

University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, UK. 24 July 2012.

31. 02.05 Various of Jamaican athletes training

St Albans, England, UK. 22 July 2012.

32. 02.19 Brazilian striker Neymar shoots

London, England, UK. 2 August 2012.

33. 02.25 Pan from name plate to US swimmer Ryan Lochte

Gemona, Italy. 13 July 2012.

34. 02.32 South Africa's Oscar Pistorius aka 'Blade Runner'

London, England, UK. 1 August 2012.

35. 02.39 Iraq flag in the Olympic village

London, England, UK. 30 July 2012.

36. 02.41 The Egyptian gymnastics team

London, England, UK. 29 July 2012.

37. 02.45 Zoom from Maher Abu Rmeileh's Olympic badge

London, England, UK. 25 July 2012.

38. 02.50 Pan from media to US swimming team with Michael Phelps in centre

39. 02.56 Close-up of Phelps

London, England, UK. 9 August 2012.

40. 03.00 Fans and volunteers gather at the Olympic Park

London, England, UK. 11 August 2012.

41. 03.07 Media at the Olympic Park

42. 03.09 Wide of news conference

43. 03.11 SOUNDBITE (English) Sebastian Coe, London 2012 Chairman:

"It's party, party, party."

London, England, UK. 6 August 2012.

44. 03.14 Fans celebrate Usain Bolt's 100-metre gold medal success

45. 03.22 Various fans copy Bolt's trademark lightening pose

London, England, UK. 11 August 2012.

46. 03.29 Mexico fans celebrate the football team's gold medal outside Wembley stadium

Eton Dorney, England, UK. 3 August 2012.

47. 03.36 Pan from New Zealand rower Eric Murray opening a bottle, he and Hamish Bond spray champagne

Hyde Park, London, England, UK. 10 August 2012.

48. 03.42 Tunisian Oussama Mellouli putting on his gold medal

49. 03.48 Mellouli biting and kissing his gold medal

Alexandra Palace, London, England, UK. 5 August 2012.

50. 03.54 Wide of Holland House with music and dancing

51. 03.58 People celebrating

52. 04.03 Tilt up from fans to Kromowidjojo and Team Holland's 4x100-metre freestyle women's swimming team

53. 04.11 Ranomi Kromowidjojo holding a large gold medal and dancing

London, England, UK. 5 August 2012.

54. 04.16 Double gold medallist Mo Farah smiles at the camera

London, England, UK. 28 July 2012.

55. 04.22 Alexandre Vinokourov greeted by well-wishers as he arrives for news conference

56. 04.28 SOUNDBITE (English): Alexandre Vinokourov, Olympic road race gold medallist:

"No comment"

London, England, UK. 30 July 2012.

57. 04.31 South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh holds up a gold medal

58. 04.35 Russia's Arsen Galstyan holds up his gold medal

London, England, UK. 4 August 2012.

59. 04.39 'South Africa' written on Chad le Clos' shirt

60. 04.42 SOUNDBITE (English): Chad le Clos, 200 metre butterfly gold medallist:

"Gold medal is awesome but I think what made it more special was beating Michael (Phelps)"

London, England, UK. 2 August 2012.

61. 04.46 The German men's quadruple sculls rowing team show off their gold medals

London, England, UK. 10 August 2012.

62. 04.49 Chen Ruolin - gold medal winner of women's individual and synchro platform diving and China's 200th gold medal at summer Olympic Games

London, England, UK. 9 August 2012.

63. 04.54 Tilt up from newspaper to Taoufik Makhloufi, winner of the 1,500 metres

London, England, UK. 6 August 2012.

64. 04.59 SOUNDBITE (English): Serena Williams, winner of the women's singles gold medal:

"I love gold, gold is actually my favourite colour. So I was like, you know."

London, England, UK. 4 August 2012.

65. 05.06 Double Olympic silver medallist Mireia Belmonte holds one her medals

London, England, UK. 10 August 2012.

66. 05.11 Close-up of David Rudisha poster with 'world record' written on

67. 05.13 Tilt up to Kenyan David Rudisha, 800-metre gold medallist and world record holder

London, England, UK. 8 August 2012.

68. 05.18 Kirani James - winner of the 400 metres - with his gold

Hyde Park, London, England, UK. 4 August 2012.

69. 05.23 Sweden's Lisa Norden shows off her silver medal after finishing second in the women's triathlon by a less than the width of a running vest

70. 05.31 Nicola Spirig of Switzerland walks away after winning gold

London, England, UK. 8 August 2012.

71. 05.37 Australian Sally Pearson poses with an Australian flag after winning gold in the women's 100 metres hurdles

Eton Dorney, England, UK. 2 August 2012.

72. 05.42 The Danish coxless fours rowing team - Eskild Ebbesen, Kasper Winther, Morten Jorgensen and Jacob Barsoe - pose with their bronze medals

London, England, UK. 5 August 2012.

73. 05.46 Laura Robson and Andy Murray show off their Olympic medals

London, England, UK. 7 August 2012.

74. 05.49 Saudi Arabian equestrians Ramzy Al Duhami and Kamal Bahamdan embrace after winning bronze medals in the team show jumping event

London, England, UK. 12 August 2012.

75. 05.55 United States pair Sanya Richards-Ross and Christie Rampone hold their gold medals

London, England, UK. 5 August 2012.

76. 05.59 British newspapers showcase Team GB's success on front pages

Victoria Underground Station, London, England, UK. 9 August 2012.

77. 06.02 An Underground train pulls into the station

78. 06.06 Carl Downer on the platform UPSOUND: "Make sure you all have a nice evening, keep it real."

London, England, UK. 5 August 2012.

79. 06.11 A Team Great Britain supporter puts on a colourful hat

80. 06.16 Stamps showcase Great Britain's success at London

London, England, UK. 4 August 2012.

81. 06.22 Heptathlete gold medallist Jessica Ennis shares a laugh

London, England, UK. August 2012.

82. 06.25 Various of British athletes in the mock music video of Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now'

London, England, UK. 1 August 2012.

83. 06.38 British cyclist Bradley Wiggins shows off his gold medal after winning the men's time trial

London, England, UK. 8 August 2012.

84. 06.43 Tilt down to British gold medals Laura Trott and Sir Chris Hoy

85. 06.47 Close-up of Trott and Hoy with gold medals

London, England, UK. 12 August 2012.

86. 06.51 SOUNDBITE (English) Jacques Rogge, President of the IOC:

"On the 6th of July 2005 in Singapore London promised an athletes' games and that's exactly what we got - a splendid village, state of the art venues, 44 world records, 117 Olympic records and I would say history being written by many, many athletes."

London, England, UK. 12/13 August 2012.

87. 07.13 Fireworks following the closing ceremony

88. 07.22 Athletes and spectators leave the Olympic Stadium following the closing ceremony

89. 07.33 Wide of Olympic Stadium and athletes

90. 07.40 Wide of people exiting the Olympic Park

91. 07.46 Athletes prepare to leave London and write messages on a 'friendship tree'

92. 07.52 Spanish athletes leaving the village

93. 07.55 Bahamas' Chris Brown and Demetrius Pinder of the gold medal winning men's 4x400-metre relay team displaying gold medals

94. 08.00 North Korean athletes

95. 08.04 Dutch athletes at St Pancras train station

96. 08.10 Train leaving station

Johannesburg, South Africa. 14 August 2012.

97. 08.14 Sign saying "We love you Chad!!!!"

98. 08.16 Chad le Clos puts gold medal round his neck

Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. 13 August 2012.

99. 08.21 Bus carrying Olympic Champion Katie Taylor

100. 08.23 Katie Taylor greets fans back home in Ireland

Olympic Park, London. 13 August 2012.

101. 08:27 Closing views of the Olympic Stadium and Park

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SNTV Swimming Thorpe
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Date: 12/11/2012 19:16 PM
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Five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe spoke on Monday (November 12th) about his forthcoming participation in the Doha Goals Forum and talked about his battle with depression.

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Ian Thorpe- the most decorated Australian Olympian ever - will join a panel of top sportsmen and women at the Doha GOALS forum from December 10th-12th to discuss how federations and organisations can better protect their athletes.

The Doha GOALS - Gathering of All Leaders in Sport - is a new initiative designed to use sport as a vehicle for social and economic change, with a focus also on the nurturing and protection of young athletes.

Capitalising on the recent global success of the 2012 London Olympic Games, Thorpe believes that plenty can be done to harness the power of sport to achieve things.

With five Olympic and 13 World Championship gold medals to his credit, he knows more than most about what it takes to succeed in sport.

At the age of 14 years and five months, he became the youngest ever Australian male to earn selection for the national swim team, and he took his first international gold medal at the 1998 World Championships in Perth, shortly after his 15th birthday.

With the spotlight on him from such a tender age, Thorpe duly became the poster-boy for the 2000 Olympics, held in his home town of Sydney.

While there is little doubt that he fulfilled his potential - winning five medals including three golds - he feels passionately that there is not enough of a system in place to protect young athletes and prepare them for success, something he hopes that the Doha GOALS forum can address.

Having recently turned 30, Thorpe is now focussing on the future.

He retired from competitive swimming in 2006 having struggled with injuries, motivation and a battle with depression.

Despite hiding that illness during his career, Thorpe has chosen to discuss it in his new autobiography in the hope that it will both help him comes to terms with it, and perhaps help others.

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London, England - November 12th. 2012.

1. 00:00 Mid shot Ian Thorpe

2. 00:13 SOUNDBITE: (English) Ian Thorpe:

"I think it's important to be able to connect people in different levels, different stages of sport. Different organisations that are surrounding sport and also to be able to have an open level of communication whether it be from athlete to then looking at the representative governing bodies that we have to then look at the commercial interests of sport. Also looking at the development of sport throughout the world and for people to realise that athletes take an interest in this as well. We're not just solely focussed on our performances. We do look at sport in broader terms and what it can actually accomplish on the world stage in seeing social changes, in seeing improvements throughout the world."

3. 00:55 Close up of Ian Thorpe

4. 01:04 SOUNDBITE: (English) Ian Thorpe:

"It was enormous, leading into an Olympic Games as being a 17 year old kid that then the world would focus on because it was a home Olympic Games. Mind you, I had come in to it as being the the favourite, I'd set myself up for this. It wasn't as if this was forced upon me. But in not realising what the Olympics are. This is my first time in the Olympics and having a level of naivety going into the Games, not knowing if I'd be able to handle it. We often, we talk in circles and promote Olympics ideas, ideals and values. We talk about the importance of the Olympics and what it can do and how it's different to every other event, but we don't really prepare our athletes for that and I think it's important that we do. You know, athletes with a little bit more experience to be able to share what it has been like and although it won't prepare you entirely, it will give you a little bit of an insight into what a Games is like and that we can have those conversations that may not be like a direct conversation that we have with the media or with the public."

5. 02:18 Close up of Ian Thorpe's hands

6. 02:24 SOUNDBITE: (English) Ian Thorpe:

"Most of the book was cathartic to write. Writing about depression wasn't. It was hard. It was difficult and I didn't realise that I was going to allow it to be in the book. I thought I might just do this for myself and you realise in doing it, it was the first time in my life that I felt comfortable talking about this. It wasn't as though I thought it made me less of an athlete, it was nothing like that. It was more of a personal thing that I felt a little bit embarrassed about it, from telling close friends and family. But you know I also realised that there's a lot of people, in sport especially, but people in the broader community also that are struggling with this and some youngsters that I would like to encourage that things are going to get better and also that you can still achieve things, you know incredible heights, no matter what field it's in."

7. 03:23 Mid shot of Ian Thorpe.

SOURCE: SNTV.

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Organisations: Australia Olympic Team
Locations: England, Australia, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Europe, Oceania
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SNTV Olympics Coe
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Summary: Olympics chief speaks to SNTV about Games to date
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Date: 04/08/2012 19:34 PM
People: Sebastian Coe, Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake
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STORYLINE: LOCOG (London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games) chairman Sebastian Coe dropped in to the main media centre at the London Olympic Games on Saturday (August 4).

Despite his hectic schedule Coe found the time to give his opinion on what he expects to see in the 100-metre final, the medal count - and the emphatic support of the Great British public so far.

SCRIPTING INFORMATION:

Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) paid a visit to the Olympic site media centre on Saturday as he continues to keep a close eye on all aspects of the 2012 Games.

Surrounded by journalists at their main operating hub it wasn't long before Coe was collared and quizzed on how he feels the London Olympics are progressing.

As a former gold medal 1500-metre runner Coe was also able to give his informed opinion on what he expects to see inside the Olympic Stadium as the athletics continue over the coming days.

Coe suggested that in the men's 100-metre (328-feet) final Jamaica may claim not only the gold medal, but the silver and bronze as well.

Sunday night will bring the marquee performance of the appropriately named Usain Bolt, the Jamaican sprinter and world record-holder who, with his world-champion team mate Yohan Blake, is widely expected to zoom straight into Olympic history books in the 100-metres.

On the medal table overall, Coe said it "will be a China-USA fight for number one," leaving a "dog fight for three down to eight (that) is going to be remarkably close."

"The tone and style of a games is set by the competitors," Coe said, highlighting the effort and expense put into the housing and training facilities in the Olympic village.

"You put athletes into a good physical and mental state, you give them the support mechanisms to compete at the highest level, you end up with nearly thirty world records at the half way point," he added.

Coe went on to complement British fans of the games for their "generosity of spirit" in supporting all 204 nations and their competitors.

London, UK. August 4, 2012.

1. 00:00 Mid of Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee (LOCOG), in Olympic offices talking to staff

2. 00:12 SOUNDBITE (English) Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee:

"My instinct is that Bolt will win this, simply because he has that crucial asset of having been through the rounds before, having been though an Olympics and a World Championships before. But you know, Blake is an extraordinary competitor. And I guess that, they're probably not wanting to admit this but, they may be looking at a Jamaica one, two and three here."

3. 00:35 Wide of Coe talking to reporter

4. 00:44 SOUNDBITE (English) Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee (LOCOG):

"I don't know, this is going to be, this will be a China-USA fight for number one. I think looking at the fields, looking at the National Olympic Committees, I think it's safe to say that I don't think any teams have ever come to these games better prepared, better resourced, better coached. So it doesn't surprise me that the dog fight for three down to eight is going to be remarkably close. I mean, I knew South Korea were competing well, and if you benchmark them they're in there. Germany, Japan, clearly team GB, I think that probably Australia, are maybe not performing quite as well as they would have thought. So, there's still a long way to go and some of those teams have quite strong second halves as well."

5. 01:40 Wide reverse of Coe talking to reporter

6. 01:51 SOUNDBITE (English) Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee (LOCOG):

"I'm delighted that the atmosphere in the stadiums is really working. You know I've always instinctively believed that the atmosphere, the tone and style of a games is set by the competitors, that's why we sought to give them the best possible village they could have. That's why we sought to give them the best training venues. That's why the service levels that we have devoted on the athletes are now paying off. You put athletes into a good physical and mental state, you give them the support mechanisms to compete at the highest level, you end up with nearly thirty world records at the half way point. So I think that we have got it right with the athletes. And they're telling me, we got it right with the athletes."

7. 02:32 Mid shot reverse of Coe talking to reporter

8. 02:41 SOUNDBITE (English) Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee (LOCOG):

The fans are fantastic and what's so nice about it is they're not just being generous to British competitors, they're actually recognising that there are 204 other countries out there and the generosity of spirit to all the competitors has been fantastic."

8. 02:41 Coe and other Olympics employees watching the games on television

SOURCE: SNTV

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People: Sebastian Coe, Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake
Organisations: Jamaica Olympic Team, Germany Olympic Team
Locations: London, England, United Kingdom
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SNTV Feature Olympics Iraq
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Summary: SNTV talks to members from the Iraqi team about their Olympic hopes
Story No: 980651
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Date: 01/08/2012 17:58 PM
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Iraqi boxer Ahmed Ahmed and wrestler Ali Salman say they are not expecting to challenge for medals, but are fiercely proud to represent their country.

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Iraq is represented by eight athletes at the London 2012 Olympic games.

The Iraqi competitors are taking part in seven events; archery, swimming, shooting, track and field, wrestling, boxing and weightlifting.

Although the first participation dates back to 1948, Iraq has won only one medal in weightlifting in 1960.

Weightlifting coach Khudair Basha hopes Iraq will not have to wait for long for a second medal.

Wrestler Ali Salman, 30, who has yet to start his competition is hopeful his wild card entry will benefit him with some experience because he admits his level is far from the podium.

His fellow countryman and boxer Ahmed Ahmed , 20, had competed in the 69kg weight division, but lost out to Siphiwe Lusizi.

The win Lusizi meant that he became the first South African boxer to win a fight at the Olympics in 12 years.

London, England, UK. 1 August 2012.

1. 00:00 Mid shot establisher of Iraqis athletes and coach

2. 00:05 Close up of weighlifting coach Khudair Basha.

3. 00:09 Athletes walking past camera

4. 00:17 SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Khudair Basha.

"In truth we need more support and facilities in our country to have a more positive participation in the Olympics Games, to be close to the level of these countries that have progressed a lot. I hope that the only medal won in weightlifting in 1960 doesn't stay the only one not just in weightlifting but also from any other Iraqi spirt."

5. 00:44 Close up of Wrestler Ali Salman

6. 00:48 Close up of the Iraq Olympic Committee symbol

7. 00:52 SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ali Salman, Iraqi wrestler 120 kg.

"I won't tell you a secret if I told you we need infrastructure in Iraq, we are not competing with these giant countries, I just want to represent my country as best as possible to return Iraqi sport to what it was in the past, I hope we have a positive Olympics."

8. 01:15 Mid of the Iraqi athletes and tilt up to Iraqi flag

9. 01:21 SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ahmed Ahmed, Iraqi Boxer 69 kg.

"I hope we can achieve something in this event, it is every athletes dream to be here. I hope we get a positive representation of Iraqi sports, we have some champions in our delegation and I hope they get some good results."

10. 01:41 Wide of athletes walking past camera.

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Organisations: Iraq Olympic Team, South Africa Olympic Team
Locations: London, England, United Kingdom
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SNTV Feature Olympics Algeria Boxing
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Summary: SNTV talks to boxers Mohamed Amin Oudahi and Samir Brahimi
Story No: 980459
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Date: 28/07/2012 18:29 PM
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SNTV talks to Algerian boxers Mohamed Amin Oudahi and Samir Brahimi about their Olympic hopes.

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Algeria will be represented in 12 of the 26 sports at this year's London Olympic Games.

Boxing is their strongest event and they have a team of eight who'll be giving their best when the competition gets underway.

Algeria first participated in the Olympics in 1964 and so far, the country has won 14 medals.

Eight boxers will be hoping to add to this tally, come July 28th, when action begins in the ring.

Middle-weight boxer Abdelmalek Rahou and Mohammed Flissi, a light flyweight, are working towards realising their dreams of an Olympic medal.

On day one of the boxing competition, Algerian boxers Mohamed Amin Oudahi, in the 56 kilogram class, and Samir Brahimi, a 52 kilogram fighter, are excited about the prospect of following in the footsteps of their predecessors.

Despite competing in their first Olympics, they say they are not phased by the prospect of facing off against the world's best.

Oudahi and Brahimi conceded it's been difficult to observe Ramadan fasting because their sport is too demanding.

But they hope to fulfil their religious duty once the Olympic competition is over.

London, England, UK. 28 July 2012

1. 00:00 Two boxers walking by in Olympic Park

2. 00:12 Mohamed Amin Oudahi and Samir Brahimi walking around them, finishing on Algeria on the back of shirt

3. 00:24 SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Mohamed Amin Oudahi, boxer, 56 kg:

"The Olympic Games have a special flavour. There is a big difference between the Olympic Games and the African or Arab Championships. This is something that makes me happy, but I hope we do something to make Algeria proud."

4. 00:53 Mohamed Amin Oudahi and Samir Brahimi surrounded by fans with cameras

5. 00:57 Close up of boxers surrounded by fans with cameras

6. 01:00 Close up boxer signing autographs

7. 01:05 Mohamed Amin Oudahi and Samir Brahimi signing autographs

8. 01:11 SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Mohamed Amin Oudahi, boxer, 56 kg:

"We are thinking about boxing and today is my first fight so I can't fast but I will fast when I go back to Algeria."

9. 01:25 Wide shot of Mohamed Amin Oudahi and Samir Brahimi being photographed

10. 01:30 Boxers being photographed with fans

11. 01:36 SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Samir Brahimi, boxer, 52 kg:

"Well this is my first participation in the Olympics, it has a special feeling, I have never felt this feeling before and what made it even more special is the fact it coincided with Ramadan."

12. 01:52 Boxers posing for cameras

13. 01:55 Boxer signing autographs

14. 02:00 Boxer signing autographs, walking around him, finishing an Algeria print on the back of his shirt

15. 02:10 SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Samir Brahimi, 52 kg:

"We know our opponents from previous world championships and friendly tournaments. There are some with good experience but this is the Olympics, everything is possible."

16. 02:32 Boxers pointing out national flag on their shirts

17. 02:40 Pan of pan boxers

18. 02:46 Oudahi Mohamed Amin and Samir Brahimi shadow boxing for cameras

SOURCE: SNTV

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Subjects: Boxing, 2012 London Olympic Games, Olympic games, Islam, Ramadan, Sports, Summer Olympic games, Events, Religion, Social affairs, Holidays, Occasions, Lifestyle
Organisations: Algeria Olympic Team
Locations: London, England, United Kingdom
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SNTV Feature Olympics Bolt
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Summary: Usain Bolt talks to SNTV about London 2012
Story No: 979954
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Date: 17/07/2012 04:10 AM
People: Usain Bolt, Bob Marley
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Usain Bolt talked to SNTV at Jamaica's Olympic kit launch in London on Friday (1st June).

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With only two months to go before the London Olympics, Usain Bolt is slowing down.

Only off the track, though.

While still only 25 years old, the triple Olympic champion is realising he does not have the energy levels he once enjoyed.

Late nights are out, and getting to bed by 11 p.m. is the new regime.

The Jamaican said in an interview with SNTV on Friday (1st June) that as he gets older does not have enough energy anymore.

After a sluggish first race of the European season, the world record-holder responded in the 100 metres in Rome on Thursday (31st May) by producing a new season's best of 9.76 seconds.

Bolt was in London to launch Jamaica's Puma kit for the Olympics.

The kit was designed by Bob Marley's daughter Cedella, who drew inspiration for the outfits from her father and his music.

June 1st, 2012. London, England.

1. 00:00 SOUNDBITE: (English) Usain Bolt:

Question: Some of your rivals have been saying in recent days, they hope you slow down. Do you sense any real competition out there, or are you racing against yourself?

"For me there is always competition. As long as there's seven other people in that lane beside me, there is competition. I'm always focused, and really you can't let your guard down once, because people are working hard to get to the top. They want to get to the top. Some people are even hungrier than me. I hungry to stay on top, but some people are hungrier than me to get to the top. So I have to keep focused and work hard, and be strong, and be consistent."

Question: You've talked about starts being an issue. Will you have sorted it in time for the Games?

"Yeah, yeah, without a doubt. I think my start is much consistent. I've done three races this season, and two have been good. So that's a positive. So hopefully the next one should be good also, so everything is coming together, and now I'm happy, and my coach is happy at where it's at, and because there's no injuries this season everything is flowing well."

Question: And what sort of times, in your mind, have you got that you can achieve in London?

"I haven't really thought about it. For me everybody wants 9.4 (in the 100 metres). I've heard people talking about running 18 (in the 200 metres). So for me the key is just to take my time, work my way up. I'm about 80 per cent now. I'm going to go home, work on my technique, work on my strength, speed and (?) a little bit more, and get up to 100 per cent. So I figure when I get to 100 per cent those times could be possible."

Question: And have you not been in the Olympic Stadium yet?

"No, I've been outside."

Question: Have you been avoiding the stadium before the big days?

"No! I would love to go there, just to see in there. I love to walk the track at least once. I always try to get there and do a lap of the stadium, just to walk on it and feel it. For me I always stop on the 100 metres (track) and look down the straight, and visualise for 20 seconds, or a minute, just to think about it - think about when I'm going to be here, and think about the crowd. So I always do that if I get a chance, in any stadium."

2: 02:12 Various of Bolt with Puma models on catwalk

3. 02:47 SOUNDBITE: (English) Usain Bolt:

(on whether he is confident it will be a drug-free race) "Yeah, it should be, because I think the IAAF, WADA, all these guys are doing extremely good jobs of keeping the sport clean and catching up on people who are not playing fair. So I think, without a doubt, it should be a clean sport, and for me, I have no time to worry about that. I'm focused on me, and going out there and running fast."

Question: I suppose in this country there's been talk about Dwain Chambers. You've trained with him, out in...?

"Yeah, we used to train together about three years ago, but he trains with Asafa's (Powell) group now."

Question: That is a live issue still, here...

"For me, I think, I don't worry about it. I don't think about it, because he (Chambers) has had his ban, he's been over it. They went to the Committee (Court of Arbitration for Sport), they said it's ok for him to run in the Olympics. I can't sit down and worry about that. They made the decision from their rules. (If) the rule says he can (race), then he can. (If) the rule says he can't, then he can't. So, the rules say he can, so he's going to be there, so he's going to be a competitor. So I have to take him seriously and look at him as a competitor."

Question: Every Olympics you go into, do you go into it as if it could be your last one?

"Yeah, you've got to look at it seriously. I have a goal. I want to be a legend, and this Olympics, I think, will be the one to make it. Because it's in london, it's central. It's where everybody is watching. London's where everybody knows. It's like, London, New York, Dubai. Those are cities that people really take a key note on. So for me it's very important that in London, now, I have to start my name in history, and then at the end of my days I can say I'm a legend. It's the one thing I'm looking forward to saying, after the 200 metres, if everything goes as planned, it's to walk into the press conference, and before they ask me the first question I say 'you're looking at a living legend'. I'm really looking forward to saying that. So I'm going to work hard so I can say that."

4. 05:10 Cedella Marley (who designed the Puma kit) and Bolt dancing on catwalk

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People: Usain Bolt, Bob Marley
Organisations: Jamaica Olympic Team
Locations: London, England, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Europe
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SNTV Olympics Greenwich Park
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Summary: SNTV profile of Olympics Greenwich Park venue.
Story No: 979799
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Date: 13/07/2012 18:03 PM
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Greenwich Park - the oldest Royal Park in London - has been transformed into a spectacular venue for the Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon events at this summer's Olympic Games.

SCRIPTING INFORMATION:

Greenwich Park in London is best known to its millions of visitors as the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the location of the prime meridian.

But this summer it has been transformed into the host venue for the Olympic Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon events.

A temporary arena seating over 20-thousand people has been constructed in the 183-acre park, where the show jumping, dressage and Modern Pentathlon will take place.

In addition, a six-kilometre cross-country course has also been created.

Pre-Olympic test events have already been successfully held at the park, and Sir John Armitt, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, is confident that Greenwich Park will prove to be a memorable venue, due both to its "wonderful views across London" and its proximity to the main Olympic Park.

But turning the capital's oldest Royal Park into an Olympic venue has not been the smoothest of rides.

The Park is a World Heritage Site and home to Roman remains, Anglo-Saxon graves, even endangered stag beetles and bats.

Plans, in conjunction with conservation group English Heritage, were implemented to protect sensitive ecological and archaeological areas and to avoid impact to trees.

Sir John admitted that people were bound to worry about a "green area" being used as a sporting venue, but stressed the economic benefits to the area, and insisted that the "majority of people in Greenwich and certainly the local council are very pleased to see the Olympics coming to Greenwich".

The final medals of the Games will be awarded following the women's Modern Pentathlon event on August 12th.

A reinstatement plan will then begin to restore Greenwich Park to its pre-Games condition.

Royal Greenwich Park, London, England. Recent.

1. 00:00 Pan from temporary stands to main equestrian arena, with historic naval college in background.

2. 00:12 Spectators and press at pre-Olympic dressage event.

3. 00:15 Competitor at pre-Olympic dressage event.

4. 00:23 SOUNDBITE (English): Sir John Armitt, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority:

"Greenwich Park is the equestrian centre, a fabulous location just on the other side of the river (Thames), primarily being used because it has the most wonderful views across London, as well as being adjacent to the Olympic Park. So, we can expect a lot of super television perspectives from Greenwich for the equestrian, temporary stands being erected there and the trials have already been held as well."

5. 00:54 Various of pre-Olympic dressage event.

6. 01:26 SOUNDBITE (English): Sir John Armitt, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority:

"Well, as always, when you take an existing facility which is a green area in London, people get worried about it being used, afraid that its character is going to be changed. They (local campaigners) were afraid that trees were going to be cut down but no trees have been cut down. There was a little bit of lopping which was required, but in fact if you talk to the people who operate it they were going to have to do that anyway just to keep the trees in perfect condition. The majority of people in Greenwich in fact are quite attracted to the idea of the Olympics coming, particularly people with hotels, bed and breakfast and obviously the retailers. So, I think in the end people have come round. Those who were opposed probably will always be a little bit unhappy, but the majority of people in Greenwich - and certainly the local council - are pleased to see the Olympics coming to Greenwich."

7. 02:16 Various of equestrian arena.

SOURCE: SNTV.

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Subjects: Women's sports, Women's modern pentathlon, Summer Olympic games, 2012 London Olympic Games, Modern pentathlon, Olympic games, Dressage, Cultural preservation, Sports, Women's modern pentathlon, Events, Equestrian, Cultures, Social affairs
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SNTV Olympics Village
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Summary: SNTV takes tour of athlete's village at Olympic Park
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Date: 12/07/2012 16:24 PM
People: Boris Johnson
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STORYLINE:

The Athlete's Village in the Olympic Park opened its doors to the media ahead of the start of the 2012 Games.

SCRIPTING INFORMATION:

On Thursday (12th July) the international media were treated to a tour of the facilities on offer at the Olympic and Paralympic Village.

With two weeks until the Olympics open on 27th July, London Mayor Boris Johnson made a final inspection tour of the area.

Johnson predicted that London will host "the best ever Games", despite the high likelihood of rain in what has already been a very wet summer in London.

The first team officials have started moving in ahead of the athletes' arrival on 16th July.

Around 17,000 athletes and officials are expected to live at the village, which is inside the Olympic Park.

Each sparsely decorated room has two single beds next to bedside tables and small lamps.

Besides apartments, the village also has restaurants, leisure areas and gyms.

Olympic Park, London, UK. 12th July 2012

1. 00:00 Pan across Olympic rings with Village accommodation in background

2. 00:11 London mayor Boris Johnson walking into P&G Salon in the Village Plaza area

3. 00:23 Pan from media to Johnson receiving nail treatment

4. 00:30 Various of Johnson receiving nail treatment

5. 00:48 SOUNDBITE: (English) Boris Johnson, London mayor: "I hope the world will enjoy our Olympics, and I'm not going to in any way deprecate what happened in Beijing, because it was a great Olympic Games in Beijing. But I think what we'll do is, in our own ingenious way, without spending quite so much money on fireworks, I think we'll have the best ever Olympic Games, and I think if you go and look at that park (points) - just go and look at the landscaping in that park - you see classic signs of the English love of gardening, apart from anything else, and I think hundreds of thousands, millions of people, are going to come to this park, are going to come to London, they're going to have a most wonderful time, and if there is a little bit of rain it doesn't matter. It would be a shame if we didn't have some rain. Thank you."

6. 01:33 Wide shot Village Plaza with Village accommodation in background

7. 01:40 Various of Village accommodation

8. 01:57 Wide shot of athlete's room

9. 02:04 Mid pan across beds in room

10. 02:15 Various of communal area inside Village accommodation

11. 02:21 Wide shot entrance to Main Dining Hall

12. 02:28 Various of interior of Main Dining Hall

13. 02:52 Various of interior of Main Gym

14. 03:16 Wide shot interior of Polyclinic

15. 03:22 Pan from corridor to dentist's chair in Polyclinic

SOURCE: SNTV

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Subjects: 2012 London Olympic Games, Summer Olympic games, Municipal governments, Sports media, Olympic games, Events, Local governments, Government and politics, Sports
People: Boris Johnson
Locations: London, England, United Kingdom
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