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SBD/July 11, 2012/Olympics
Team USA Women Outnumber Men For First Time In Olympics History
Published July 11, 2012
GREEK TO ME: In Philadelphia, Anna Pan reports that three decades after opening, "the Greek eatery Olympic Gyro has received a cease-and-desist email from the USOC." The June 7 notice "demanded deletion of the word 'Olympic' from the food shop's title." Olympic Gyro Owner Athens Voulgaridis "estimates that changing the name of his lunch counter will cost at least $6,000, because he'll have to design and order new employee uniforms and signs." Voulgaridis "asked the USOC if it would reimburse him, but he was denied" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 7/11).
AN EYE FOR FASHION: The Team USA uniforms for the London Games Opening Ceremony were unveiled yesterday, and designer Ralph Lauren said that there "would be a pants option for women though no sketches were available." USA TODAY's Whiteside notes the uniforms were "mostly panned online by fans" (USA TODAY, 7/11).