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    Official: Mini celebrates London Olympics with new Bayswater and Baker Street special editions
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    With the Olympic Games coming up this spring, BMW is keen to leverage its sponsorship. And since they're taking place in London, England, the German automaker wouldn't miss the opportunity to include its more youthful, retro British subsidiary. And so it has released today not one, but two new ...

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    Official: FIA gains official recognition from International Olympic Committee
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    There's plenty of racing that takes place at the Olympics, so don't let anyone tell you otherwise. There's running, cycling, sailing, speed skating, luge, bobsledding and skiing. The thing is, none of these sports are mechanically powered, so motorsports are decidedly excluded from the ...

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    Report: BMW plan to provide 4,000 cars to Olympic dignitaries in London triggers controversy
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    The problem when a bunch of bigwigs want to do something good for the environment is that they won't stop being bigwigs in order to do it. Getting a lot of VIPs together means a lot of private jets and limousines, and next thing you know, you've got a situation like the 2009 climate change ...

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    Video: 2012 BMW M5 irks Welsh seagulls with a romp in the sand
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    There are many number of ways you can support your country's athletes heading into the Olympics. You could watch them on television. You could follow them to the site and get tickets for your favorite events. You could buy and wear some official team apparel. But if you're BMW, none of that will ...

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    Official: BMW gears up for London Olympics with Performance Edition 1 and 3 Series
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    Another day, another special edition... from BMW. Only this time, the latest Bimmer specials commemorate a special event with a whole lot of extra kit. Building on its position as Official Automotive Partner of the 2012 London Olympics, BMW has released a pair of special Performance Editions ...

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    Jaguar severs ties with Australian Olympian over homophobic Tweet?
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    Stephanie Rice was crying when she apologized on television, but was probably crying even more when she had to hand back the keys of her complimentary Jaguar XF. The Australian triple-gold-medalist swimmer was apologizing for ostensibly off-hand remarks made via Twitter following an international ...

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    Google Street View takes to the slopes of Whistler [w/video + map]
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    Google Street View Snowmobile – Click above to see what it caught in the video and interactive map after the jump
    Google may have grounded its Street View fleet, but that doesn't mean there isn't still plenty to see on the search engine giant's most immersive of online tools. We've recently ...

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    GM Olympic fleet vehicles will all find their way to Canadian dealers
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    They won't make you ski, skate or snowboard with any additional talent or zest, but the "official" Olympic-branded vehicles used during the 2010 Winter Games are going up for sale in Canada later this month. Each of the General Motors supplied cars and trucks spent time in Vancouver and Whistler ...

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    Audi's 'Truth in Motion' documentary available for free on iTunes
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    Audi's got a thing going with its Truth in Motion films. The first installment took a lush, slow-motion look at what it took to win the 2008 24 Hours of Le Mans, and this second installment charts the U.S. ski team's snow-and-drama-covered run to the 2010 Winter Olympics. Like that first doc, it ...

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    Audi announces Truth in Motion documentary about U.S. ski team [w/VIDEO]
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    Truth in Motion announcement trailer -- Click above to watch the video
    Following last year's Truth in 24, Audi is turning its keen lenswork to the U.S. Ski Team with a documentary called Truth in Motion: The Road to Vancouver. With multiple subjects this time, and less about domination than ...

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    BMW wants 2018 Winter Olympic in Munich
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    Munich, Germany is working hard to attract the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, and native son BMW has signed up to help. The Munich automaker is providing financial aid and vehicles during the initial phase of the application for the city and bidding partners Garmisch-Partenkirchen and ...

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    VIDEO: Vintage promo film made for Detroit's 1968 Olympic bid reveals city's precipitous decline
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We often think of the 1950's as being the heyday for Detroit's fortunes, but even in the early-to-mid Sixties, it remained something of a modern marvel, thanks largely to its world-leading auto industry. This archival video was apparently ...

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    9/11 Silverado featured in Olympics commercial
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    Photo of the Day: Chinese anti-terror Segway commandos
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    From Xinhua via our friends at China Car Times comes the above photo, showing Chinese counter-terrorism forces going through drills as they prepare to crush any dissent terror threat that might arise during next month's Olympic Games. The black ninja suits, fritz helmets, body armor, and submachine ...

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    No car repairs or painting in Beijing until after Olympics
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    The city of Beijing has drawn widely-publicized controversy due to its poor air-quality leading up to the 2008 Summer Olympic games. In fact, the air pollution is at least two to three times higher than levels deemed safe by the World Health Organization at this very moment. To ease the minds of ...

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    Ferrari going to Olympics with Italian team
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    With the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing fast approaching, the Italian Olympic Committee is looking to Ferrari for a little help. The Italian automaker will put its extensive motorsports knowledge to work in athletic equipment like canoes, sailboats and potentially bicycles. Looking forward to ...

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    GM ends $1 billion Olympic sponsorship
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    GM will be out of the Olympics after Beijing. The General said Monday that it can no longer justify spending $1 billion on its expensive sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic team when there are other options that offer a better return. The global giant is said to be looking into non-traditional ...

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    Audi is the official premium car of the Beijing Olympics
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    At the Shanghai Auto Show, Audi showed off a "Passion for Movement" A8L, part of the "Official Premium Car" fleet for the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing. As sponsor of both the Olympics and the Paralympics, Audi is providing more than 1,000 chauffeured A6L's, A8L's, and Q7's for competitors, ...

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    Could Ford plant closing in Twin Cities strike Olympic gold for Minnesota?
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    If Ford decides to broom the company's Highland Park complex in 2008 as rumored, the Twin Cities want to be ready. Instead of Blue Ovals, local officials are thinking Olympic rings. The truck plant is being floated as being one of the potential locations that might help entice Minnesotans make ...

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