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Ready, set, go

— London


Preparations from the seating to the flags and the turf are nearly complete for this summer’s London Olympics. We look at the companies that have won the contracts to supply the Games.

London 2012, Olympics, Contract, Fireworks, Security

When the Olympic stadium in Stratford opens this summer, it will be hailed as a showcase of British design and engineering – with a roof from Bolton and turf from Scunthorpe. As the biggest construction project in Europe, politicians have seized on the Games as a much-needed boost to the UK economy – despite the estimated £11bn (€13.4bn) price tag. Britain’s flagging reputation as a post-industrial powerhouse, combined with Beijing’s unprecedented display of “my-Olympics-is-bigger-than-yours” four short years ago, meant the pressure was on to find…


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