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'It's What We Have': Spain's Athletes Sigh, And Put On Olympic Uniforms

Spanish Olympians are learning a painful lesson as they dress for the London 2012 Opening Ceremony: You get what you pay for. The colorful uniforms were free, but athletes say they're paying the price. Tennis player Carlos Moya expressed relief that he's retired, and so won't have to wear the ensemble.
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Place All Metal Objects In The Tray, Please... Oh, Hi Kobe!

We ran into USA Men's basketball at the security sweep today. Yes, even bigtime basketball players and coaches must suffer the indignity of the magnetometer. But the star power did overcome one protocol, against photography in the scanning area.
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Let's Catch Up: Lighting The Olympic Cauldron, And Angry Fans

Today's lone public Olympic event is the Opening Ceremony, which begins at 4 p.m. EDT. Bettors say the secret "cauldron lighter" will be runner Roger Bannister. And the U.S. swim team has made its own video for the Carly Rae Jespen song "Call Me Maybe."
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Olympic Gymnasts Take The (Hot Pink) Floor

The U.S. men's gymnastics team is in London, and gold isn't the only color on their minds: The competition floor is covered in hot pink. The gymnasts are struggling to adjust; they say the array of colors makes it hard to spot the high bars. As one gymnast put it, "Real men compete on pink floors!"
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Everyone Can Train Like An Olympian At Local Gyms

Some area sports clubs are hoping to cash in on the excitement of the Olympic games by incorporating Olympic exercises into their classes.

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Romney's Remarks Cause A Stir In London

In London, the first day of Mitt Romney's overseas trip didn't go quite as planned. After calling British preparations for the Olympic Games "disconcerting," Romney became the focus of British ire — in newspaper headlines and public comments by British Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson. Romney attempted to dial back his remarks, but his woes were compounded by several other minor gaffes.
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What To Watch For At The Olympics

Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Howard Berkes and NPR's Mike Pesca, who are in London, about their recommendations as to which Olympic events to watch this weekend.

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