The games of the 30th Olympiad are set to start in London on Friday, July 27, and NPR will be there in force. Tom Goldman and Howard Berkes, who have covered ten and eight Olympic games respectively, will be joined by Olympic newbie Mike Pesca. Phil Reeves will be our man about town, covering security and all that's happening outside the gates.
The games promise to be fascinating. For the first time, the U.S. will send more women than men to the Olympics. They include: The women's soccer team, hoping to avenge their heartbreaking loss to Japan in 2008 and McKayla Maroney, a 16-year-old vaulter favored to win gold. Women's boxing and weightlifting should also be interesting.
Listen to witf for continuing coverage of the summer 2012 Olympics from London during Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.
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