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Much at stake for London and its mayor

Liz Claman talks with London Mayor Boris Johnson.
Liz Claman talks with London Mayor Boris Johnson.
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Liz Claman

Liz Claman joined FOX Business Network (FBN) as an anchor in October 2007. She hosts "Countdown to the Closing Bell" (3 p.m. ET) in addition to co-anchoring "After the Bell" (4 p.m. ET) with David Asman. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Claman was a news associate for KCBS-TV (CBS) in Los Angeles where she was the youngest person in the station's history to win a local Emmy Award for Best Spot Producer. Follow Claman at FOX Business and on Twitter.

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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.

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