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Showtime: London gets set to stage Olympic opening ceremony

Showtime: London gets set to stage Olympic opening ceremony

Few shows can claim such an audience. As the dramatic spectacle of the Olympics Games opening ceremony in London unfolds Friday night, millions of people around the world will be glued to their television sets.
N. Korean women's soccer team walks out after S. Korea's flag mistakenly shown

N. Korean women's soccer team walks out after S. Korea's flag mistakenly shown

North Korea's women's team walked off the pitch prior to their Olympic soccer clash with Colombia after the flag of neighboring country South Korea was mistakenly shown on Hampden Park's big screen.
U.S. sets up round-the-clock Olympic threat monitoring

U.S. sets up round-the-clock Olympic threat monitoring

The U.S. intelligence community has set up a 24/7 center to analyze all threat information coming in during the Olympic Games in London, according to a senior American counterterrorism official.
London prepares for an Olympics to remember

London prepares for an Olympics to remember

These will be the green Games, to many they will be the austerity Games -- and they may even be the rain Games.
UK deploying 1,200 extra Olympics troops

UK deploying 1,200 extra Olympics troops

The British government will deploy an extra 1,200 troops for Olympics security, Sports Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced Tuesday.
South Sudan marathoner is an Olympian without a country

South Sudan marathoner is an Olympian without a country

Even though he will not compete in the London Olympics under his country's flag, South Sudan native Guor Marial basks with pride as the first athlete from the world's youngest nation in the global arena.
Hero or villain? Ben Johnson and the dirtiest race in history

Hero or villain? Ben Johnson and the dirtiest race in history

Ben Johnson was the last man to settle in to his blocks at the Seoul Olympic Stadium.
Local Athletes Head to Junior Olympics

Local Athletes Head to Junior Olympics

The summer of 2012 has been a great season for 11 young track & field athletes from Hallsville and Marshall who are competing as part of the “For His Glory” Track & Field Club.

Longview Judo Expert Competed in 4 Olympic Games

Head to Anytime Fitness on Wal St. in Longview, and you will find Brian Olson. The Longview native competed for the USA Judo team in the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 olympic games.
Shreveport Olympian departs for London

Shreveport Olympian departs for London

Met by family and friends at his departure, Kendrick Farris, a weightlifting Olympian from Shreveport, left for the London games Thursday afternoon from the Shreveport Regional Airport.

East Texan Reflects on '96 Bronze Medal

Kip Harkrider has lived in Carthage for most his life. He helped lead the USA Baseball team to a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics.
Survey: Nearly 90 percent of people will partake in social media for the 2012 Olympics

Survey: Nearly 90 percent of people will partake in social media for the 2012 Olympics

A recent study by TechBargains.com showed that social media is expected to play a major role during the Summer 2012 London Olympics with 87 percent of people saying they will partake in social media or text friends about the Olympic events.
Why NOT make Olympic uniforms in China?

Why NOT make Olympic uniforms in China?

Patriotism, it has been said, is the last refuge of scoundrels.
British military to place missile sites around London during Olympics

British military to place missile sites around London during Olympics

Residents of a London Apartment tower addressed the court today regarding the British Military placing a surface-to-air missile site on their rooftop.
USA Basketball Names Olympic Roster

USA Basketball Names Olympic Roster

Nominated for the 2012 US Olympic Team were