Olympics bring joy, optimism to host cities
John JeansonneJohn Jeansonne
Jeansonne has been a reporter in Newsday’s sports department since
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Something certainly could go wrong at the London Olympics. It's a given, in fact, that the real world, at some point and to some extent, will trespass on this quadrennial 17-day recess from mankind's daily troubles.
But, just as caterwauling of apocalyptic dimensions -- fears about security, traffic, weather, political protest -- have become a pre-Olympic tradition, so, too, has a post-Olympic...