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Creative London Shopkeep Gets Around Olympics Advertising Ban

The Brits may be known for being "prim and proper," but when it comes to the practically Draconian regulations surrounding Olympic advertising there are no rules to this game.

Even the words "London" and "Summer" have been banned from any advertiser who refuses to pay the costly sum of approximately $500 billion to the International Olympics Committee. There’s even an official "brand police" who will march the streets enforcing the ban.

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U.S Olympic Swim Team Covers 'Call Me Maybe'
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US Olympic Swim Team Joins the ‘Call Me Maybe’ Lip-Dub Train

Since the summer is half over, there's hope that we'll never have to hear Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous hit 'Call Me Maybe' ever again. But before that happens, you'll have to endure the US Olympic swim team's cover of the monster pop phenomenon. Can you ever forgive us?

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Team USA Athletes Try to Master a Cockney Accent
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Team USA Athletes Try to Master a Cockney Accent

As a way to honor their hosts at the 2012 London Olympics, the athletes of Team USA try to wrap their tongues around "Cockney" rhyming slang. As you might expect, they put on a sorry performance. But fortunately it's also nothing short of hysterical, guv'nor.

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Top 10 Apps for the 2012 Summer Olympics

The athletes have been training for the last four years. The city has been preparing for the last seven years. And the fans have been booking their tickets for months and months. The 2012 London Summer Olympics are upon us!

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10 Amazing Olympic Facts You Might Not Know

With the Olympics coming to London this summer, we thought we’d take a look at some amazing facts and traditions that make up part of this celebrated global event.

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2012 Hipster Olympics
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2012 Hipster Olympics Take Over Berlin With Skinny Jeans and Bubble Tea

Forget the 2012 Summer Olympics, what people really want to see are a bunch of hipsters throwing confetti and horned-rimmed glasses at each other while chugging down bottles of beer. That's the 2012 Hipster Olympics for yah.

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Dancing Hurdler Michelle Jenneke
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Dancing Hurdler Michelle Jenneke Achieves Internet Gold

Australia's Michelle "Shelly" Jenneke competed in the IAAF World Junior Championship held in Barcelona last weekend; and although she won't be competing in the London Olympics, she's already won the heart of the Web.

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Quidditch Olympics to Take Place Before London Games

One day Quidditch may be part of the Summer Olympics. But for now the sport J.K. Rowling invented in her 'Harry Potter' books will settle on holding its latest tournament in close proximity to the Games of the XXX Olympiad, which will take place in London later this month.

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Lolo Jones Sets Her Sights on Tim Tebow
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Has Olympian Lolo Jones Found the Perfect Man in Tim Tebow?

Has Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones, who famously tweeted that she's a virgin, finally found the perfect man? On 'The Tonight Show' last night, Jones jokingly said she's got her eye on none other than Tim Tebow. Now Tebow has yet another reason to take a knee.

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2012 Olympic Torchbearer's Marriage Proposal
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2012 Olympic Torch Bearer Breaks for a Quick, Tear-Jerking Marriage Proposal

Leave it to an Englishman to make the 2012 Olympic torch run one of the cutest moments in the history of the games.

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Lolo Jones
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Is Lolo Jones, the Virgin Olympic Athlete, the Next Tim Tebow?

Lolo Jones was going to be a big deal at the 2012 Summer Olympics no matter what. Not only is the American among the gold medal favorites in the 60 and 100 meters hurdles but she is quite attractive. In fact, we think she bears a resemblance to 'Parks and Recreation' star Rashida Jones. (No relation.)

But the Olympian made a disclosure earlier this week that is sure turn spotlight on her even brighter. In an interview to air on 'Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,' Jones, 29, came out as a virgin.

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Australian Russell Mark May Have to Wear ‘Borat’ Mankini to Olympics Opening Ceremony

Sacha Baron Cohen's latest film, 'The Dictator,' hits theaters today. But it's a bizarre and revealing article of swimwear the comic wore in his hit film 'Borat' that's been all over  news.

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