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The Medal Stand: David Beckham to attend the Closing Ceremony

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The London Olympic Committee is sending its biggest and brightest star to the Closing Ceremony this weekend ... David Beckham. He will be a part of the proceedings on Sunday night in Beijing. [Reuters]

There are going to be hotel rooms in the Bird's Nest! [USA Today via Hotel Chatter]

Thanks goes out my colleague Maggie Hendricks for sending me this about Phelpsophobia. Is this writer the only person who has a lack of interest in the record breaking swimmer? [Chicago Tribune]

An interesting take on the Becky Hammon saga. [LA Times]

Australia's Steve Hooker won the men's pole vault event today, and in the process provided us with one of the most hilarious headlines of the year. [Yahoo!]

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