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Much at stake for London and its mayor
The official mascot of the Olympics is a strange little one-eyed character named Wenlock who looks like an elongated amoeba.
The "unofficial" mascot is a blond-haired, comedic creature named Boris. As in, Johnson. As in, the mayor of London. He’s already joked, shrugged off and zip-lined his way to the center of the headlines here in London, a constant cheerleader for a city that faced incredible criticism in advance of anything bad even happening.
Love him or hate him, it seems like he hasn’t slept a wink because he’s shown up every hour on the hour in a different location, venue or Tube station to tout the success of the games so far.
FOX Business/FOXSports.com caught up with Johnson on his “Boris Tour 2012,” as he showered school kids with free weightlifting competition tickets at the Excel Centre, to talk about where London stands so far on the success meter, and on whether he’s positioning himself to lead not just London but the entire country some day.