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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Sebastian Coe
So divisive was Thatcher's 11-year rule of Britain that her death at the age of 87 on Monday produced no tributes from the country's major sporting institutions. The Premier League even told soccer clubs that they would not have to hold a minute's silence in honor of the late British leader.
British rock stars are seizing the stage to close the Olympics with an extravaganza that promises to keep a worldwide audience entertained well into the night — and dancing all the way to Rio.
The London Olympics opening ceremony will be a grand spectacle — but will it be a surprise? In a word, no.
Beat it, Beckham. That was essentially the message given former England captain David Beckham, who was told he failed to make the British soccer team for the London Olympics — the very games he helped secure for his country.
David Beckham wants two things: the flame to burn right and a spot on Britain's Olympic team.
The Olympic torch was passed to London — witnessed, appropriately, by hundreds of Greeks huddled under umbrellas.
With the opening ceremony just more than 100 days away, Sebastian Coe is working on the final touches for the London Olympics he hopes will make the difference between "a good and a great games."
People still hoping to get tickets for the London Olympics won't get another shot at buying them until April.
The chairman of London's 2012 Olympic organizing committee said Sunday that he is comfortable with having Dow Chemical participate as a sponsor of the games despite criticism over its links to a gas leak in India that killed thousands.
With most of the venues already completed, tickets nearly sold out and a massive security operation in the works, London is preparing to mark the one-year countdown to the biggest sports show on earth.
"This isn't the finishing straight, but we're in the back straight of the 800," said Coe, a former 800-meter record holder who also won two
Still, Coe said three dozen Olympic sponsors have gotten about 750,000 British children to play sports after last year's Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore.