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As The Games Begin, A Look At Early Results

NPR's Tom Goldman talks with host Scott Simon about the first medal events, including cycling and swimming.
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How Kenya Builds The Fastest Humans On Earth

Many of the world's best marathoners come from a highland region where they run along mountainous dirt roads at 8,000 feet above sea level. They're competing for Olympic gold, but real gold inspires them, too.
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A Raucous, Riotous And Audacious Opening Ceremony

Danny Boyle managed to blend a cacophonous medley of ingredients into something that worked.
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The District Celebrates The Olympics

Some local bars and restaurants hope the excitement of the Olympics will get customers in the door to watch the games, and bring more business.
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As It Happened: The London Olympics' Opening Ceremony

Film-director Danny Boyle is kicking off the Olympic games with a dazzling and very English opening show.
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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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