The Clog

What is the internet for, if not to imagine a world more interesting than this one? In the case of the hashtag #DwightInLA, that meant coming up with a much different and much funnier Los Angeles experience than the team's new center will likely have.

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Team uniforms are compulsory attire, so for those who choose to eschew piercings, outré haircuts and the increasingly prevalent vogue for tattoos, an athlete’s choice of footwear is the only opportunity to display some individuality. So, how have Nike persuaded them all to wear the same ones?

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In the latest in our series of sports-inspired mixology, a drink inspired by a marathoner without a nation. Well, that and by the urge to drink something delicious and made primarily of vodka. By those two things.

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Classical contributor Matt Lundy is back with an update on his fantastic profile of the Canadian national trampoline squad, who are all now very proud to have a gold medalist in their midst.

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Everybody's rooting for Oscar Pistorius, but will they still love him tomorrow?

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NBC is not convincing in the role of corporate ambassadors for the USA, thanks to Olympian helpings of #fail.

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Our second dispatch from London sees the Lord Mayor comparing athletes to glistening otters, the abuse of corporate perquisites, and universal truth about bums (butts, not homeless people).

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Yes, Bradley Wiggins is the first ethnic Mod ever to hoist a major sporting trophy. But his title run to the Champs Elysee was brilliantly boring. Patrick Redford checks in with a recap of this year's Tour de France.

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Grumblers are going to grumble, but London 2012's Opening Ceremony moved out of the lengthy shadow of Beijing's 2008 spectacle in commendably British fashion. On to the sports, says Classical London correspondent Edwin Smith.

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Ichiro is a Yankee. Some thoughts on what he is, was, and could never be.

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