McKayla Maroney will compete in London despite the lingering effects of a broken toe. Maroney, a gold medal contender, is the reigning world champion in the vault. Early reports suggested that the gymnast broke her toe in London. But it appears that she merely tweaked an earlier injury.
A number of events got started even before the official opening, including men's and women's soccer. Already, the US women's team has claimed its first win. NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman reports from London with a look at what to watch for at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie is a lifelong Seattle Mariners fan, and such an Ichiro Suzuki devotee he wrote a song about the outfielder. Though he wrote it years ago, he decided this week — when Suzuki was traded to the New York Yankees — was the right time to release "Ichiro's Theme."
The footage shows kids in pj's bouncing on giant beds, and an array of dancers in lavish costumes. The most mystifying - and gripping - image is a mass of helmeted cyclists wearing giant silvery-blue flapping wings, pedaling around in two huge circles.
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