• Olympic housing crunch: London landlords evict tenants to gouge tourists

    Scotland Yard and the Royal marines teamed up in a show of strength against terrorists who might target the Olympics, practiced high speed drills using helicopters and boats on the River Thames.

    Simon Brown, a British soldier shot in the head while serving in Iraq, has been chosen as one of the 2012 Olympic torch bearers. He tells NBC's Miriam Firestone about his experiences.

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    From Wimbledon to Wembley Stadium to The Dome, a look at the venues for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

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    An aerial view of houses in Leyton, east London, in the borough of Waltham Forest, one of the five so-called Olympic Boroughs.