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A performer welcomes athletes to the Olympic Village (Credit: AP Photo Alexander Hassenstein)

A performer welcomes athletes to the Olympic Village ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics at the Olympic Park on Thursday, July 26, 2012, in London. The opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday, July 27. (AP Photo/Alexander Hassenstein, Pool)

Summer Olympics practice

Scenes from in and around London as the city prepares to host and the athletes prepare to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Workers set up the stage in the weightlifting
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Workers set up the stage in the weightlifting venue in preparation for the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 26, 2012)

An Australian athlete carries paddles during a training
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An Australian athlete carries paddles during a training session in Eton on the eve of the official opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (July 26, 2012)

A man wearing a camouflage umbrella hat
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A man wearing a camouflage umbrella hat mixes with the crowds waiting for a glimpse of the Olympic Torch in Brixton in London, England. (July 26, 2012)

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Italy's tennis player Flavia Pennetta prepares for a
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Italy's tennis player Flavia Pennetta prepares for a training session at Wimbledon in London, on the eve of the official opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (July 26, 2012)

Ladies dressed in carnival costumes mix with
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Ladies dressed in carnival costumes mix with the crowds waiting for a glimpse of the Olympic Torch in Brixton in London, England. The Olympic flame is making its way through the capital on penultimate day of its journey around the UK before arriving in the Olympic Stadium on Friday evening for the Olympic games' Opening Ceremony. (July 26, 2012)

Ladies dressed in carnival costumes mix with the
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Ladies dressed in carnival costumes mix with the crowds waiting for a glimpse of the Olympic Torch in Brixton in London, England. (July 26, 2012)

A tourist exits the London tube wearing USA
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A tourist exits the London tube wearing USA pants on July 26, 2012 in London, on the eve of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GettyImages

A tourist stands at Trafalgar Square on July
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A tourist stands at Trafalgar Square on July 26, 2012 in London, on the eve of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GettyImages

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Members of Belgian's men's track cycling team attend
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Members of Belgian's men's track cycling team attend a training session at the Velodrome venue at the Olympic park on the eve of the official opening of the London 2012 Olympic games on July 26, 2012, in London. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZACARL DE SOUZA/AFP/GettyImages

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: A performer takes
(Credit: Getty Matt Cardy)

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: A performer takes part in the Battle for the Winds to mark the opening tomorrow night of the London 2012 sailing events being hosted in Weymouth and Portland, on July 26, 2012 in Weymouth, England. Part of the Maritime Mix, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea, the Battle for the Winds is set over three-days and sees hundreds of performers and artists taking part in the theatrical and artistic spectacle. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Performers take part
(Credit: Getty Matt Cardy)

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Performers take part in the Battle for the Winds to mark the opening tomorrow night of the London 2012 sailing events being hosted in Weymouth and Portland, on July 26, 2012 in Weymouth, England. Part of the Maritime Mix, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea, the Battle for the Winds is set over three-days and sees hundreds of performers and artists taking part in the theatrical and artistic spectacle. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: A performer takes
(Credit: Getty Matt Cardy)

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: A performer takes part in the Battle for the Winds to mark the opening tomorrow night of the London 2012 sailing events being hosted in Weymouth and Portland, on July 26, 2012 in Weymouth, England. Part of the Maritime Mix, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea, the Battle for the Winds is set over three-days and sees hundreds of performers and artists taking part in the theatrical and artistic spectacle. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: A performer takes
(Credit: Getty Matt Cardy)

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: A performer takes part in the Battle for the Winds to mark the opening tomorrow night of the London 2012 sailing events being hosted in Weymouth and Portland, on July 26, 2012 in Weymouth, England. Part of the Maritime Mix, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea, the Battle for the Winds is set over three-days and sees hundreds of performers and artists taking part in the theatrical and artistic spectacle. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Performers take part
(Credit: Getty Matt Cardy)

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Performers take part in the Battle for the Winds to mark the opening tomorrow night of the London 2012 sailing events being hosted in Weymouth and Portland, on July 26, 2012 in Weymouth, England. Part of the Maritime Mix, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea, the Battle for the Winds is set over three-days and sees hundreds of performers and artists taking part in the theatrical and artistic spectacle. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Performers take part
(Credit: Getty Matt Cardy)

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Performers take part in the Battle for the Winds to mark the opening tomorrow night of the London 2012 sailing events being hosted in Weymouth and Portland, on July 26, 2012 in Weymouth, England. Part of the Maritime Mix, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea, the Battle for the Winds is set over three-days and sees hundreds of performers and artists taking part in the theatrical and artistic spectacle. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Performers take part
(Credit: Getty Matt Cardy)

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Performers take part in the Battle for the Winds to mark the opening tomorrow night of the London 2012 sailing events being hosted in Weymouth and Portland, on July 26, 2012 in Weymouth, England. Part of the Maritime Mix, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea, the Battle for the Winds is set over three-days and sees hundreds of performers and artists taking part in the theatrical and artistic spectacle. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Military police patrol
(Credit: Getty Matt Cardy)

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Military police patrol along the seafront as performers take part in the Battle for the Winds to mark the opening tomorrow night of the London 2012 sailing events being hosted in Weymouth and Portland, on July 26, 2012 in Weymouth, England. Part of the Maritime Mix, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea, the Battle for the Winds is set over three-days and sees hundreds of performers and artists taking part in the theatrical and artistic spectacle. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: A woman blows
(Credit: Getty Matt Cardy)

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: A woman blows up a balloon as part of the Battle for the Winds to mark the opening tomorrow night of the London 2012 sailing events being hosted in Weymouth and Portland, on July 26, 2012 in Weymouth, England. Part of the Maritime Mix, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea, the Battle for the Winds is set over three-days and sees hundreds of performers and artists taking part in the theatrical and artistic spectacle. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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Tahmina Kohistani of Afghanistan leads her country's Olympic
(Credit: AP Photo Alexander Hassenstein)

Tahmina Kohistani of Afghanistan leads her country's Olympic team as athletes are welcomed to the Olympic Village ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics at the Olympic Park on Thursday, July 26, 2012, in London. The opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday, July 27. (AP Photo/Alexander Hassenstein, Pool)

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Performers take part
(Credit: Getty Matt Cardy)

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Performers take part in the Battle for the Winds to mark the opening tomorrow night of the London 2012 sailing events being hosted in Weymouth and Portland, on July 26, 2012 in Weymouth, England. Part of the Maritime Mix, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea, the Battle for the Winds is set over three-days and sees hundreds of performers and artists taking part in the theatrical and artistic spectacle. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark smiles as she is
(Credit: AP Photo Alexander Hassenstein)

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark smiles as she is welcomed to the Olympic Village ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics at the Olympic Park on Thursday, July 26, 2012 in London. The opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday, July 27. (AP Photo/Alexander Hassenstein, Pool)

A tourist poses for a photo with a
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A tourist poses for a photo with a soldier from the Queen's Guards outside St. James Palace in central London on July 26, 2012. British Prime Minister David Cameron declared security his main concern on the eve of the London Olympics after the city's security preparations had been called into question in comments by Republican candidate Romney, who is in London to attend the opening ceremony. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/GettyImages

Performers welcome athletes to the Olympic Village ahead
(Credit: AP Photo Alexander Hassenstein)

Performers welcome athletes to the Olympic Village ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics at the Olympic Park on Thursday, July 26, 2012, in London. The opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday, July 27. (AP Photo/Alexander Hassenstein, Pool)

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A performer welcomes athletes to the Olympic Village
(Credit: AP Photo Alexander Hassenstein)

A performer welcomes athletes to the Olympic Village ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics at the Olympic Park on Thursday, July 26, 2012, in London. The opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday, July 27. (AP Photo/Alexander Hassenstein, Pool)

The 'House of Flags' art installation commemorating the
(Credit: Getty MARK RALSTON)

The 'House of Flags' art installation commemorating the countries participating in the Olympic Games is reflected in a mirror at Parliament Square in central London on July 26, 2012. British Prime Minister David Cameron declared security his main concern on the eve of the London 2012 Olympics Games after the city's security preparations had been called into question in comments by Republican candidate Romney, who is in London to attend the opening ceremony. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/GettyImages

A tourist pose with the Olympics countdown clock
(Credit: Getty MARK RALSTON)

A tourist pose with the Olympics countdown clock showing one day to go before the opening ceremony in central London on July 26, 2012. British Prime Minister David Cameron declared security his main concern on the eve of the London Olympics after the city's security preparations had been called into question in comments by Republican candidate Romney, who is in London to attend the opening ceremony. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/GettyImages

Britain's Louis Smith performs on the pommel horse
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Britain's Louis Smith performs on the pommel horse during a training session ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

Long jumper George Kitchens walks on the track
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Long jumper George Kitchens walks on the track during a USA track and field team open training session in preparation for the 2012 London Summer Olympics, in Birmingham, England. (July 25, 2012)

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Germany's Britta Stefen watches a practice session at
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Germany's Britta Stefen watches a practice session at at the Aquatics Center at the Olympic Park ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

Cuba's Lisandra Guerra trains for the 2012 Summer
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Cuba's Lisandra Guerra trains for the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

United States 100-meter sprinter Tyson Gay yawns during
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United States 100-meter sprinter Tyson Gay yawns during a track and field team open training session for the 2012 Summer Olympics in Birmingham, England. (July 25, 2012)

Fencers test equipment in the fencing arena at
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Fencers test equipment in the fencing arena at the ExCeL Center for the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

Germany's Britta Steffen trains at the Aquatics Center
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Germany's Britta Steffen trains at the Aquatics Center at the Olympic Park ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

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United States javelin thrower Craig Kinsley trains during
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United States javelin thrower Craig Kinsley trains during a track and field team training session for the 2012 Summer Olympics, in Birmingham, England. (July 25, 2012)

Members of the Russian women's volleyball team practice
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Members of the Russian women's volleyball team practice at Earl's Court for the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

Australian duet synchronized swimmers Eloise Amberger and Sarah
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Australian duet synchronized swimmers Eloise Amberger and Sarah Bombell train at the Aquatics Center at the Olympic Park ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

China's top women's badminton medal hopeful Wang Yihan
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China's top women's badminton medal hopeful Wang Yihan practices during a training session for the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

China's Feng Zhe trains on the vault during
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China's Feng Zhe trains on the vault during a practice session ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

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Dancers rehearse prior to the start of the
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Dancers rehearse prior to the start of the Beach Volleyball competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

A Great Britain supporter prepares her costume prior
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A Great Britain supporter prepares her costume prior to the start of the women's group E soccer match between Great Britain and New Zealand, at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. (July 25, 2012)

United States' Brady Ellison prepares to shoot during
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United States' Brady Ellison prepares to shoot during training at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

China's reigning Olympic champion Lin Dan practices during
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China's reigning Olympic champion Lin Dan practices during a training session for the badminton competition of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

Japan's Takuya Haneda trains for the men's C1
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Japan's Takuya Haneda trains for the men's C1 canoe slalom at the Lee Valley White Water Center head of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

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Britain's Louis Smith performs on the pommel horse
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Britain's Louis Smith performs on the pommel horse during a training session ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

Long jumper George Kitchens walks on the track
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Long jumper George Kitchens walks on the track during a USA track and field team open training session in preparation for the 2012 London Summer Olympics, in Birmingham, England. (July 25, 2012)

Germany's Britta Stefen watches a practice session at
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Germany's Britta Stefen watches a practice session at at the Aquatics Center at the Olympic Park ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

Cuba's Lisandra Guerra trains for the 2012 Summer
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Cuba's Lisandra Guerra trains for the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

United States 100-meter sprinter Tyson Gay yawns during
(Credit: AP)

United States 100-meter sprinter Tyson Gay yawns during a track and field team open training session for the 2012 Summer Olympics in Birmingham, England. (July 25, 2012)

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Fencers test equipment in the fencing arena at
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Fencers test equipment in the fencing arena at the ExCeL Center for the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

Germany's Britta Steffen trains at the Aquatics Center
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Germany's Britta Steffen trains at the Aquatics Center at the Olympic Park ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

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