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Taylor: Life on the beach

I’m lucky enough to be volunteering at the London 2012 Olympic Games and even luckier to have a relatively interesting role in press operations. Unfortunately, I’m not really supposed to go into too much detail about this right now, due to both general security concerns and exclusive deals that the International Olympic Committee has with various media organizations. I am, however, getting to watch a lot of beach volleyball.

Taylor: Here comes the madness

Flying into the U.K. last week, the capital lay mostly hidden beneath a bank of cloud and mist. Occasional breaks in the gray hinted at green fields and brick houses, but nothing really out of the ordinary. No sign that just a week later, it would be host to one of the world’s biggest sports events: the Summer Olympics.