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Englishman shocked by Arizona’s ‘Wild West’ approach to guns

Mortiz Bromley, a 21-year-old U.K. citizen, never thought about owning a handgun – until he studied abroad in Arizona.... Read more»

Real-life quidditch looks to become Olympic sport

Increased respect and visibility for the game have given confidence to players across the globe to set their sights on quidditch becoming a part of the magnum opus of sports: the Summer Olympics.... Read more»

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Colangelo lobbying against age limit for men’s basketball team

NBA owners are pushing for an age limit for future Olympians that would dramatically alter the roster of the U.S. men’s basketball team. But that won’t happen if Colangelo, chairman of Team USA and no longer a member of the owners fraternity, has anything to say about it.... Read more»

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Olympic seat fillers

It's the age-old problem for an Olympic organizer: how to fill the seats for events few people are interested in.... Read more»

Spoiler: Phelps becomes most decorated Olympian of all time

Spoiler alert: In winning the 4x200 freestyle relay on Tuesday, swimmer Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympic athlete ever. He now has 19 medals spanning three Olympics.... Read more»

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London: In city alive with possibilities, stumbling onto cycling race

You never know what's around the corner at the London Olympics. On Sunday, I got off the Tube at Hyde Park Corner, expecting to be greeted by trees and birds. Instead, I emerged to find temporary barricades blocking off the course of the women's cycling road race.... Read more»

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Tucsonan Leverenz qualifies for final round in 200m medley

Sahuaro high school graduate Caitlin Leverenz finished third in an Olympic semifinal heat this morning in the 200 meter medley, and third over all, putting her in Tuesday's medal round.... Read more»

Speaker’s Corner and its soapboxes get Olympic platform

From milk crates to folding metal platforms, the soapboxes at Speaker’s Corner in London's Hyde Park are as diverse as the speakers who stand on them. ... Read more»

Fans wait outside Olympic Village for glimpse of athletes

Fans lounge in grass near the fence separating them from the Olympic Village. When an athlete passes through the gate, heads turn, many hunting for autographs. ... Read more»

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Former UA star Iguodala soaking up London experience

The U.S. men’s basketball team is an Olympic force with its dominant presence on the court and larger-than-life players. However, 6-foot-6, 210-pound Andre Iguodala, a former University of Arizona standout, is still wary of this city’s infamous pickpockets.... Read more»

Museum gives fans an up-close look at Olympic medals

The British Museum is giving London residents and Olympic spectators a close-up look at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic medals. The “Mine to Medal” display is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.... Read more»

For Phx pair, wild 48 hours in London includes meeting Yao Ming

Within hours of arriving in London for the Summer Games, a couple of jet-setters ran into a two-time Olympic basketball star. He wasn’t hard to spot. Yao Ming stands 7-foot-6 and weighs 310 pounds. (with video)... Read more»

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Phx Mercury star leads U.S. women's basketball team

Leading the U.S. women’s basketball team, Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi also is eager to see Roger Federer play in the Summer Olympics and to experience Wimbledon and Wembley Stadium, two of this nation’s most celebrated sports venues.... Read more»

Pin trading expands competition beyond Olympic events

Even before the Summer Games kicked off Olympic Park buzzed with competition. But these participants weren’t seeking gold, silver or bronze. Just outside of the Olympic Village, dozens of spectators from around the world participate in their sport of choice: pin trading.... Read more»

Visiting Olympics, UA graduate has London eye

UA grad Marissa Feiwus is visiting London during the Olympics. ... Read more»

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