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A British Critique Of The Olympic Opening

The 2012 Olympic Games opened Friday, with a ceremony that included James Bond and Queen Elizabeth parachuting into the stadium, flyovers, rippling Union Jacks, Shakespeare, sheep and fireworks. Host Scott Simon talks to Simon Hoggart, political sketch writer for The Guardian about the opening ceremony.
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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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