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Our Olympics coverage lights up today

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

The Trib’s five-page Olympic preview runs in your Sunday paper, and it was the result of a pretty big effort by an awful lot of people not named me.

My contribution is an analysis of why these Games will be more visible, more accessible than any in history. Some of the information in there might surprise you a little, especially if you’re among the many Americans who don’t see the world past our borders.

You can also catch up with McKeesport’s Swin Cash, our best hope for local gold. That piece is by our Meredith Qualls, who also put together this intensively detailed list of all our locals. And I do mean all. We even included out-of-towners who attended Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia or any of our regional universities.

Also, columnist Joe Starkey weighs in on the hoops. Not for real, of course. That’s how old men rip apart foot ligaments ‘n at.

I’ll be leaving Wednesday for London, where I plan to cover all 32 sports simutaneously and file a report on every event around the clock.

Well, either that or I’ll just write a column a day and get to as many events as humanly possible for other news coverage. I’ll also be blogging and all the other goofy stuff I do on the Internet, from Twitter to Facebook to Instagram to Sulia.

I hope to hear from you through that, as well.

It’s the biggest sporting event in the world by such a wide margin that there isn’t a close second, and I can’t express how excited I am for the 17 days over there.

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