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Jul 29, 2012

Kobe Bryant relishes Olympic experience

LONDON (Reuters) – First Lady Michelle Obama joined a raucous crowd applauding the great entertainers of the Olympic Games on Sunday as her country’s men’s basketball team started their campaign with a spectacular display against France.

Kobe Bryant, the highest earner in the NBA, was prominent in a team of millionaires who delighted a diverse audience at the Olympic Park in one of London’s more deprived areas during their 98-71 victory.

Jul 29, 2012

Olympics-Basketball-Bryant relishes Olympic experience

LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – U.S First Lady Michelle Obama
joined a raucous crowd applauding the great entertainers of the
Olympic Games on Sunday as her country’s men’s basketball team
started their campaign with a spectacular display against
France.

Kobe Bryant, the highest earner in the NBA, was prominent in
a team of millionaires who delighted a diverse audience at the
Olympic Park in one of London’s more deprived areas during their
98-71 victory.

Jul 28, 2012

Lochte confirms 2012 is his year of years

LONDON (Reuters) – As an article of faith, Ryan Lochte has said all year that his time has come.

On Saturday evening he matched deeds to words by surging to a majestic victory over Michael Phelps in the first of their two London Olympics medley duels at the Aquatics Centre.

Jul 28, 2012

Olympics-Swimming-Lochte confirms 2012 is his year of years

LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – As an article of faith, Ryan
Lochte has said all year that his time has come.

On Saturday evening he matched deeds to words by surging to
a majestic victory over Michael Phelps in the first of their two
London Olympics medley duels at the Aquatics Centre.

Jul 28, 2012

London opens with pageant for next generation

LONDON (Reuters) – The Queen declared the London Olympics open after playing a cameo role in a dizzying ceremony designed to highlight the grandeur and eccentricities of the nation that invented modern sport.

Children’s voices intertwining from the four corners of her United Kingdom ushered in an exuberant historical pageant of meadows, smokestacks and digital wizardry before an audience of 60,000 in the Olympic Stadium and a probable billion television viewers around the globe.

Jul 28, 2012

Olympics-London opens with pageant for next generation

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth
declared the London Olympics open after playing a cameo role in
a dizzying ceremony designed to highlight the grandeur and
eccentricities of the nation that invented modern sport.

Children’s voices intertwining from the four corners of her
United Kingdom ushered in an exuberant historical pageant of
meadows, smokestacks and digital wizardry before an audience of
60,000 in the Olympic Stadium and a probable billion television
viewers around the globe.

Jul 28, 2012

Kaleidoscopic pageant sets London Games rolling

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth declared the London Olympics open after playing a cameo role in a dizzying ceremony designed to highlight the grandeur and eccentricities of the nation that invented modern sport.

Children’s voices intertwining from the four corners of her United Kingdom ushered in an exuberant historical pageant of meadows, steel mills and megapixels before an audience of 60,000 in the Olympic Stadium and a probable billion television viewers around the globe.

Jul 27, 2012

Olympics-Kaleidoscopic pageant sets London Games rolling

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth
declared the London Olympics open after playing a cameo role in
a dizzying ceremony designed to highlight the grandeur and
eccentricities of the nation that invented modern sport.

Children’s voices intertwining from the four corners of her
United Kingdom ushered in an exuberant historical pageant of
meadows, steel mills and megapixels before an audience of 60,000
in the Olympic Stadium and a probable billion television viewers
around the globe.

Jul 27, 2012

Historical pageant sets London Games rolling

LONDON (Reuters) – Children’s voices intertwining from the four corners of Britain and a historical pageant of meadows and smokestacks set the 2012 London Olympics rolling on Friday in a ceremony designed to highlight the grandeur and eccentricities of the nation that invented modern sport.

A heavy rain shower threatened to dampen proceedings but cleared just minutes before a spectacle being watched by an audience of 60,000 in the Olympic Stadium and a probable billion television viewers around the globe.

Jul 27, 2012

Olympics-Historical pageant sets London Games rolling

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Children’s voices intertwining
from the four corners of Britain and a historical pageant of
meadows and smokestacks set the 2012 London Olympics rolling on
Friday in a ceremony designed to highlight the grandeur and
eccentricities of the nation that invented modern sport.

A heavy rain shower threatened to dampen proceedings but
cleared just minutes before a spectacle being watched by an
audience of 60,000 in the Olympic Stadium and a probable billion
television viewers around the globe.

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      "Based at Canary Wharf. Job duties are primarily editing but also write features, interviews and analyses. Have worked for Reuters sports for 30 years, filing stories from more than 30 countries in various sports and covered track and field at six Olympic Games."
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