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Once upon a time, at the Olympics ...

Updated: August 13, 2012, 12:20 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

LONDON -- Great Britain is the source of some of our most cherished stories, from "King Arthur" and "Robin Hood," to "Oliver Twist" and "David Copperfield," to "Winnie the Pooh" and "Harry Potter." Fittingly, the 2012 London Olympics provided us with more astounding stories, beginning with the Queen parachuting into the stadium next to James Bond.

And on their final afternoon, the 2012 Games gave us one last story, a tale of Dickensian strife and Shakespearean inspiration. As America's ...

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