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Yeah, yeah, so we skipped the morning roundup. Sorry ’bout that! As an act of penance, we present our post-lunch Olympic digest:

*The Post reports that Bantamweight D.C. boxer Gary Russell Jr. will forgo a shot at the gold.

*Wonkette speculates on a link between the opening ceremonies and Ted Stevens‘ press conference.

*Slate introduces their cutting-edge Beijing Games Twitterfeed! If only we had thought of that….

*Brightest Young Things on Project Runway‘s U.S. Olympic Costume Challenge!

*HuffPost gives the opening ceremonies an exhaustive photo & video treatment. Too bad it’s banned in Beijing….

*A shocker from The Hill: Bush plans to attend church in Beijing this Sunday! Later that night, he’ll check out Lebron James and the rest of the U.S b-ball team. Lebron, meanwhile, sounds pretty confident.

*Inspirational: Mr. T in D.C. comes within two pounds of his target weight!

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