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"Hosting the Olympics has boosted national morale more than any single event in most people’s living memory. The capital and country have been transformed."
-- A London INDEPENDENT editorial, on the success of the London Games. (London INDEPENDENT, 8/13)
Monday August 13, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 238 Print This Issue

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  • Nice Show, Chaps

    The Closing Ceremony featured music from various eras of British pop culture

    A musical “mishmash of eras and styles closed the London Olympics in a long and raucous fashion on Sunday, according to Lisa Dillman of the L.A. TIMES. There were “familiar music icons, including the Pet Shop Boys, the reunited-for-a-night Spice Girls, Annie Lennox, Ray Davies, Fatboy Slim and singer George Michael.” The Who “closed the show with a four-song set."  The show, directed by Kim Gavin and titled “A Symphony of British Music,” featured “quirky elements witnessed in the opening ceremony last month accompanied by a surreal twist” ( L.A. TIMES, 8/13 ). In London, Mick Brown writes the Games “finally came to a tumultuous conclusion last night in a vibrant closing cerem ...

  • Keys To Success

    NBC's Lazarus cites "tonnage" of coverage and U.S. performance as key to network's success.

  • Standing Ovation

    Could the London legacy be the greatest Games ever?

  • The Final Countdown

    Observers size up Sochi, Rio as next Olympic hosts.

  • All That Glitters Is Gold

    The U.S. men's basketball team lives up to the hype and captures the Gold Medal.

  • Irish Eyes Smile Again

    Rory makes it major No. 2, but Olympic competition lower CBS' PGA rating.

  • Down By The Bay

    While players praise Ocean Course, logistics create major headache on Kiawah Island.

  • Plan B

    NHLPA planning exhibition series in case of lockout.

  • Ryan's Song

    Bob Ryan writes his last column as a full-time member of the Boston Globe.

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