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Women Boxing in 2012 Olympics

Friday, February 10, 2012

Boxing has been a staple of the summer Olympics since 1904. But for the first time ever, women will step into the ring and compete for the gold in this year's London games. And the lead-up to the main event promises to be just as intense: there are 24 contenders but only three spots on the U.S. Women's Olympic Boxing Team.

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US to Send Security Agents to 2012 Olympics

Monday, November 14, 2011

Concerns over security at the 2012 Olympics has prompted the United States to send 1,000 agents, including 500 from the FBI, to provide protection for its athletes in London. The Guardian is reporting this morning that American officials are apprehensive over British anti-terrorism laws and the effectiveness of their police force to handle threats. Their British counterparts, however, are concerned about the U.S. operating outside its jurisdiction. Gordon Corera, the BBC's security correspondent, has the latest from London.

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