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"It is our chance to show the world what we are all about, our chance to throw a great party."
-- London Mayor Boris Johnson, on the city hosting the Olympics. (London INDEPENDENT, 7/27)
Friday July 27, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 227 Print This Issue

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  • Come Together

    London's seven years of planning will climax with Friday's Opening Ceremony

    Seven years of “meticulous planning come to a spectacular climax” Friday night when the Olympic flame completes its 8,000-mile journey through the U.K. and “the eyes of the world turn to London” for the Opening Ceremony, according to Ashling O’Connor of the LONDON TIMES. The US$42M “visual feast conceived by Danny Boyle, the Oscar-winning director, will set the tone for the Games during the next 17 days and try to evoke the essence of Britishness, as the world’s biggest sports event comes to London for the third time since 1908.” LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe said the Games were London’s “extraordinary journey,” and described its culmination as “the largest broadcast m ...

  • Magical Mystery Tour

    How much does NBC's huge investment in the Olympics influence its news coverage?

  • Eight Days A Week

    Thunder-Heat on Christmas Day highlights the '12-13 NBA television schedule.

  • The Long And Winding Road

    Nets will christen Brooklyn, Barclays Center in opener against cross-town rival Knicks.

  • We Can Work It Out

    Suns President Casper resigns after less than a year in role.

  • A Hard Day's Night

    Callaway lowers its sales forecast for the rest of the year.

  • Ticket To Ride

    Under Armour unveils Northwestern's new football uniforms.

  • All My Loving

    MLS Red Bulls to wear season-tix holders' names on jerseys.

  • P.S. I Love You

    Tebow expected to boost local economy at Jets training camp.

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