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It is something of a mixed blessing when a shopping centre is closed down due to fears of overcrowding. That was the fate of Westfield Stratford City, sentinel of the Olympic Park through which the visitors trudged for their daily fix of action.

But the occasional shutdowns barely dented the shopping centre as it recouped its rewards for being, as director John Burton said, the legacy of the Games that was there beforehand.

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The voice of Boris - rapidly becoming the voice of doom - gave plentiful warning - the trip to the Olympic Park would be no cake walk.

Instead, expect jams, delays, armpits, fluster and confusion, he said. It might not have worked out quite like that (thus far) and the alarm, apparently, had its proper effect.

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The world's second largest sailing ship will berth at Wood Wharf for the duration of the Olympic Games.

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• Bloomberg reports that financial services firms in Canary Wharf expect a third of their staff will stay home or travel outside peak hours during the Olympic Games. Canary Wharf is a "pinch point" where Games visitors will link up with venues in Stratford, Greenwich and the Docklands.

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With 45 days to go to the Olympic Games, artistic director Danny Boyle has paid tribute to the 10,000 volunteers, cast and crew rehearsing night and day to make the Opening Ceremony a success.