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Volleyball venue is party central

Updated: July 30, 2012, 10:29 PM ET
By Jim Caple

Normally the venerable parade ground where the queen traditionally inspects the troops on her birthday, Horse Guards Parade is now the greatest, coolest venue in Olympic Games history … with the possible exception of Usain Bolt's pad.

"It is such a trip," two-time gold medalist Kerri Walsh said. "I've never been to London and we're in it. We're in the thick of it."

They are indeed. London, as a British fan told me, is not known for its beaches. So rather ...

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