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When David Johnson sees the Olympics, he sees a "magical place" in his life.
If you think that beach volleyball and the ribbon twirling events are a bit odd, wait until you read the list of Olympic events that have been dropped in years past.
Tens of thousands of security and military personnel are patrolling Olympic venues, but in the shadows, a large group of international security and intelligence foot soldiers are roaming the streets and back alleys with instructions -- to stop a terror strike before it starts.
Sword fighting and blade wielding isn't just for the movies anymore. Fencing brings the thrill and action of swordplay to people both young and old. It's also an Olympic sport that has gained popularity over the years, including in Manassas.
Tales of shenanigans at the living quarters for 10,000 super-fit young men and women have always abounded, and London doesn't look as if it will be any different.
They're sexy, in shape and representing the United States.
With less than two weeks until the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the USA Diving Team is gearing up with a four-day training session at the Montgomery County Recreation Center in Rockville.
Water and fire don't mix. So it's no surprise that Saturday, on Day 50 of the Olympic torch relay, the "eternal flame" was extinguished while on a white water rafting trip.
LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and three other Olympic gold medalists were already back.
In a July 2 story about Michael Phelps dropping the 200-meter freestyle from his Olympic program, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that no swimmer has ever won the same event in three straight Olympics. Dawn Fraser of Australia won the 100 freestyle and Krisztina Egerszegi of Hungary won the 200 backstroke in three straight games, but no male swimmer has ever done so.
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