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South American shaman blesses London Olympic site

Updated: November 8, 2006, 2:00 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The future site of the 2012 Olympics -- a project plagued by unanticipated costs, a disputed tax bill and worries over removing World War II bombs -- is getting some help from a South American shaman.

Ecuadorean tribal shaman Walter Calazacon used sticks and a red cloth in a ritual he said was meant to cleanse bad energy. He also traveled with an ancestral skull but did not use it in the 20-minute ceremony.

"The energy level was really bad," Calazacon said Wednesday, a day ...

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