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Bells peal across nation on Games opening day

LONDON (Reuters) - Bells rang across the nation on Friday to signal the final countdown to the Olympic Games, which open with an exuberant and eccentric ceremony celebrating the nation in an explosion of dance, music and fireworks inspired by Shakespeare's

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Bannister says owes famous record to Olympic failure

LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Bannister, the British athlete who shot to fame in 1954 by running the first sub-four-minute mile, says he would have retired two years earlier had he won a gold medal at the Helsinki Olympics.

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World braces for eccentric and exuberant London ceremony

LONDON (Reuters) - The world's spotlight turned to London's Olympic Stadium on Friday where the opening ceremony kick starts the 2012 Games with an eccentric and exuberant celebration of British history, art and culture.

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Bells peal across nation on Games opening day

LONDON (Reuters) - Bells rang across the nation on Friday to signal the final countdown to the Olympic Games, which open with an exuberant and eccentric ceremony celebrating the nation in an explosion of dance, music and fireworks inspired by Shakespeare's

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Bells peal across Britain on Games opening day

LONDON (Reuters) - Bells rang across the nation on Friday to signal the final countdown to the Olympic Games, which open with an exuberant and eccentric ceremony celebrating the nation in an explosion of dance, music and fireworks inspired by Shakespeare's

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World awaits eccentric and exuberant London ceremony

LONDON (Reuters) - The world's spotlight turned to London's Olympic Stadium on Friday where the opening ceremony kick starts the 2012 Games with an eccentric and exuberant celebration of British history, art and culture.

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Strike threats loom over London Games

LONDON (Reuters) - Strikes by train drivers and passport officials threaten major disruptions to the London Olympics, prompting the government to warn unions on Thursday that they risked public anger if the industrial action went ahead.

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Bells peal across nation on Games opening day

LONDON (Reuters) - Bells rang across the nation on Friday to signal the final countdown to the Olympic Games, which open with an exuberant and eccentric ceremony celebrating the nation in an explosion of dance, music and fireworks inspired by Shakespeare's

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South Africa, India go ahead with one-day cricket series

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - The second one-day international between South Africa and India will go ahead in Durban on Sunday and will be marked by a tribute to former president Nelson Mandela

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Kearney in the groove to defend moguls title

(Reuters) - Success in snow sports invariably boils down to rhythm and momentum and right now American moguls skier Hannah Kearney has both in abundance as she eyes the defence of her Olympic title in Sochi.