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May 29, 2012 Headlines: Vol receives Medal of Honor, Yemini fights to Olympics, ‘n’ Canseco the Politician?

Vols legend Summit to receive Medal of Freedom from Obama on Tuesday

CBS Sports Tue, 29 May 2012 07:17 AM PDT

President Barack Obama will honor a diverse cross-section of political and cultural icons – including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, astronaut John Glenn, basketball coach Pat Summitt and rock legend Bob Dylan – with the Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony Tuesday…Summitt led the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team to more NCAA Final Four appearances than any other team.

Jose Canseco mulls a political run

Politico Tue, 29 May 2012

Jose Canseco (Photo Credit- AP)

“Can a cuban born american be a mayor or governor in new england?” Jose Canseco mused on Twitter on Monday. Because “I am here to help and want to do good for all the people,” the former MLB slugger who is now playing for the Worcester Tornadoes announced.

“Taxes in andover and streetlites in fitchburg seem to be two problems. what else needs fixing?” he asked. Canseco heard complaints about air quality, overdue road repairs, lack of dog neutering and poor funding for fire and police departments in various parts of Massachusetts.


Judo champion Ali Khousrof (Yemen)

On Location: Yemeni protester fights his way to the Olympics (VIDEO)

GlobalPostTue, 29 May 2012 03:57 AM PDT

Judo champion Ali Khousrof makes it to the Olympics after a remarkable recovery. He was shot protesting the regime of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara criticizes citizens over lack of support for Olympic bid Tue, 29 May 2012 07:32 AM PDT

Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara criticized citizens of the Japanese capital for their lack of support for the city’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics.

Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara, chairman of Tokyo 2020 Council, speaks May 24, 2012- Koji Sasahara , Associated Press

Dmitry Kozak and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, William Hague, Discussed Olympic collaboration …

PRWeb Tue, 29 May 2012 10:46 AM PDT

The meeting took place in the White House and was also attended by ROC President, Alexander Zhukov, Head of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko and Deputy Minister of Sport, Pavel Kolobkov. William Hague met representatives of the Sochi 2014 volunteer team, who had been selected by organizers of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games to volunteer in London, and received a gift from them, the symbolic volunteers’ heart…

Dmitry Kozak and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, William Hague, discussed Olympic collaboration (RIA - Novosti)

In order to work at the Summer Games, 104 volunteers of the Sochi Olympics are going to London in July 2012. “There is a close and friendly level of cooperation between the organizers of the Olympic Games in London and Sochi. This serves as an example for cooperation in all other areas”, – said Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Kozak.

The “warm heart” is a symbol of the Sochi 2014 volunteer program, its transfer from one volunteer center to another is a tradition which demonstrates the selfless desire to help and contribute to the common good, as well as encouraging the involvement of more and more people in the volunteer movement.