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Latest Sebastian Coe Items
The London Olympics opening ceremony will be a grand spectacle — but will it be a surprise? In a word, no.
The decision-makers finally have an answer to the question of who will light the Olympic cauldron at Friday's opening ceremony.
With the opening ceremony less than two weeks away, there's a mad dash to the finish line at the Olympics, and it has nothing to do with sprinters.
Roger Bannister returned to the track where he broke the 4-minute barrier for the mile 58 years ago, walking slowly but smiling broadly as he carried the Olympic torch across the finish line Tuesday just 17 days before the start of the London Games.
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.
Crises in Libya, Sudan, Somalia and elsewhere prompted 800,000 people to flee their countries last year, the highest number in 11 years, the United Nations' refugee agency says.
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."