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London Opens Up, In Danny Boyle's 'Warm-Up Act' For The Summer Olympics

The London Olympics' opening ceremony is a "show," director Danny Boyle says, that celebrates Britain, from the Industrial Revolution to its music and literature — even its socialized medicine. There's also time for thousands of athletes to enter Olympic Stadium. "We don't get lost in show business," Boyle says.
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Legally Blind Archer Sets World Record At London 2012 Games

In archery's early rounds, two world records were set at the London 2012 Games Friday. That's when South Korean archer Im Dong-hyun scored a record 699 points. You might recall Im's name — he's made headlines because he is both an Olympic gold medalist and legally blind.
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Pay, Not Play, Fuels British Invasion Of Chinese Soccer

England's top Premier League teams are playing exhibition games, running soccer clinics for kids and sponsoring fan parties in China, drawn by its massive economic potential. Newly moneyed owners of Chinese teams are snagging big-name European players in a sport that's favored by China's political elite.
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London Olympics: Watching The Opening Ceremony, And This Weekend's Events

The London 2012 Summer Games are set to begin in earnest, with today's opening ceremony kicking off a weekend of gold-medal competitions. But if you're in America and hope to watch the ceremony live, you'll be disappointed: NBC is tape-delaying its broadcast until Friday night.
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Vamos United: The Future Of Pro Soccer In D.C.

Since its inaugural season in 1996, D.C. United has won numerous trophies and built one of the most loyal fan bases in Major League Soccer. After hitting a rough patch in recent years, United has seen promising developments on and off the...

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Robin Prendes On Rowing His Way To Victory

U.S. Olympic rower Robin Prendes hopes to lead his boat to the medal stand in London. Host Michel Martin speaks with Prendes about how he got into rowing after immigrating to the U.S. from Cuba and what he's doing to prepare for the Olympics.

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