Olympics: Five Stories In One Day

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Olympics: Five Stories In One Day
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Welcome to our in-no-way contrived, colour-coded guide to today's Olympic news.

Blue: Certainly not. Games organisers are delighted to report that public support for the games is at an all-time high. 79% of us think the 2012 Olympics are a jolly good thing.

Black: Your finances could be well and truly in the black if you win the Olympic lottery scratchcard launched today.

Red: Britain will not seek to criminalise the use of performance enhancing drugs for the Olympics, a decision at odds with many previous host nations. Instead, red-faced athletes caught taking such substances would be punished by the relevant sports bodies.

Gold: Our hard-earned shinies won't be going towards any cost over-runs. Ken has declared that Londoners will not be further taxed to meet the rising bill for the games.

Green: The District Line may be getting a new station name ahead of the games. A Tower Hamlets councillor wants to change the name of Aldgate East to 'Brick Lane', to reflect the growing fame of this culturally diverse street.

Last Updated 13 December 2006