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Summer Olympics 2012 London Links

The XXX games of the Olympiad take place in London, England from July 27 to August 12. The daily schedule, event results and athletes' profiles are available at the CTV website.  Canada is sending 277 athletes, 12 of the team come from southern Ontario and 7 of those have established connections with our London.  Get ready to cheer on swimmers Joe Bartoch (100 m Butterfly) and Richard Hortness (400 m Free Style relay.  In rowing Women's Eight Lesley Thompson -Willie is competing in her 7th games.  Miranda Ayim is a member of the women's Basketball team. Track and Field specialist Jessica Zelinka is set to go in the Heptathlon and the 100 m hurdles. Damian Warner will test his mettle in the men's Decathlon. Here are the details. As a special event watch for members of London's contemporary dance  studio   Dance Extreme.  This talented troupe was chosen in a world wide search to participate in the opening ceremonies.  Read their story here.   Olympic trivia is always interesting so try this site  and find out about the mascots for this year's games . Don't forget to stop by the Arts & History Department, 3rd floor Central Library and enjoy the Olympics book and artifact displays.  Go Canada!

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