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from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." trying to make a comeback after an embarrassing first run. i'm not talking about an olympic athlete, i'm talking about mitt romney's world tour. a tale of two american swimmers in last night's must-see 400-meter race. already, the spanish olympic team is making headlines but not for their talent. wait until you see why they're making waves and turning heads.
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it is sunday, july 29. good morning, everyone. so glad you're with us. i'm randi kaye. in syria we may be in the beginning stages of a massacre. the warning from opposition leaders urging allies to act. >> translator: our friends and allies will bear responsibility for the terrifying massacres if aleppo if they don't move soon. the massacre is in aleppo. >> he's talking about the situation in aleppo, as you heard. army tanks battered the city saturday as forces loyal to president assad looked to kru el the crush -- crush the rebels. mitt romney is meeting with israeli leaders. he will deliver a major address on foreign policy later this morning. romney arrived in israel last night after spending a few days in london for the olympics.
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cnn national political correspondent, jim acosta, has been traveling with mr. romney and joins us from jerusalem. tell us first the reaction to romney's arrival there. >> reporter: i have to tell you, randi, mitt romney is making it clear on this trip to israel that he intends to issue an unmistakable warning to iran. what will happen if that nation does not cease in its development of nuclear weapons, something that much of the world thinks that that country is up to in remarks released by the campaign from a speech that he'll deliver later today in israel, mitt romney will say, "my message to the people of israel and the leaders of iran is one and the same -- i will not look away and neither will my country." the romney campaign gave a briefing to reporters earlier this morning. and it is sort of making some news back in the u.s. and around the world. something that romney's foreign policy adviser, dan seymore,
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told reporters about what would happen if israel decided to strike iran unilaterally, if iran does not cease the development of nuclear weapons. dan seymore said, quote to reporters, "if israel has to take action on its own in order to stop iran from developing that capability, the governor would respect that decision." we all tried to ask governor romney about that comment as he left his meeting with president perez a few minutes ago. he did not respond to the questions. earlier he had a cordial meeting with benjamin netanyahu, the prime minister here. they exchanged pleasant trees there. and at one point netanyahu said that he supported mitt romney's comment on iran whole heartedly. it was one of the things that stood out from the meeting. >> obviously we want to get every ounce of what we can out of this visit to israel. meanwhile, i understand the governor is keeping the press out of many of his events in jerusalem. is that some sort of backlash for something? >> reporter: well, it's interesting -- it's really one event that we're looking at at
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this point. and that is a fundraiser that mitt romney is scheduled to hold on monday morning here in israel. and what makes this fundraiser interesting is that it's expected that the casino magnate sheldon edelstein, will be in attendance. he's donated millions to the super pac. and last night as we got into jerusalem, we were informed that the fundraiser would be closed to the press, that we would not be allowed to watch any of the fundraiser as it goes on. that's not in keeping with an arrangement that the press worked out with romney a few months ago -- >> given how it went in london. is it having to do with what happened in london? >> reporter: that's the speculation. i can't say anything more. the campaign did not obviously say that. i will say about that trip to london, the romney campaign has
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said very little about what happened in great britain in terms of the controversy that romney sort of ignited when he made the comments it london's readiness to host the olympic games. on the plane leaving britain to israel last night, romney's advisers were briefing reporter. they were asked and basically had no comment. >> all right. jim acosta traveling with governor romney. thank you. in the u.s. the romney campaign hit a rough patch after florida senator marco rubio tweeted that his plane was forced to make an emergency landing in new mexico saturday. he ended up missing a romney campaign event in iowa but still delivered a speech by cell phone. rubio has been a key surrogate for romney and has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential choice. the first full day of competition in london is in the history books. and for michael phelps, not a great day. ryan lochte captured the first gunman of the 2012 olympic games saturday.
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he soundly defeated phelps in the highly anticipated men's 400-meter individual medley. brazil won silver, japan took bronze. while phelps did not medal, coming in fourth. here's how some of the fans reacted to lochte's big win. >> ryan's the best swim, he trains hard, and he's awesome. very happy for ryan luchte. >> we thought phelps was going to be close. he fell apart. >> definitely thought phelps would have placed. but it was amazing to see lochte just blow away like that. that was a great way to start it out. >> it was someone else's night to shine. and lochte did it. >> being a good sport, michael phelps tweeted his rival saying, congrats to ryan lochte, way to keep that title in the country where it belongs. nicely done. let's check out the medal count. as of now, china leading with six overall with four gold medals. italy and the u.s. each have five medals. italy has two golds and silvers. the u.s. has one gold from
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swimmer ryan lochte, as we said teamwork silvers, and two bronze medals. what's your favorite event and who is the athlete or athletes that you're rooting for, keeping your eye on? we want to hear from you. let me question to. tweet me, @arourandi@randikayec. one victim has already forgiven the colorado shooter. we'll tell you why and what he would say if he was face to face with that gunman. ♪ [ male announcer ] summer is here. and so too is the summer event. now get an incredible offer on the powerful c250 sport sedan. but hurry before this opportunity...disappears. the mercedes-benz summer event ends july 31st. the mercedes-benz summer event well another great thing about all this walking i've been doing is that it's given me time to reflect on some of life's biggest questions.
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left 12 dead and dozens injured. it's been revealed that he had been seeing a psychiatrist. but how it will affect his defense still remains to be determined. one of the victims who's still in the hospital has suffered a miscarriage. it is the second child ashley moser has lost as a result of this. her 6-year-old daughter veronica, pictured here, was the youngest victim to die last week. the family issued a statement saying the extreme trauma the mom sustained caused the miscarriage. she faces a tough road ahead not just emotionally but physically, undergoing another surgery yesterday. she had been shot in the neck and abdomen. you can make a donation to the account for ashley and veronica moser at any wells fargo bank. i want to leave you with two things. if this coward could have done this with this much hate, imagine what we can do with this much love. and the other thing is, if you're putting your dreams on hold, you stop that right now. you chase those dreams. you don't know how long you have here. >> that was the brother of another shooting victim saying
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good-bye to her yesterday. mourners attended the funeral for 24-year-old jessica ghawi. she was an aspiring broadcaster whose life was cut short. three other victims were remembered in services this weekend. matt mcquinn, alex teves, and petty officer john t. larimer. many are wondering why, and we're remind good the strength of the human spirit, reflected so poignantly in forgiveness that's emerged out of aurora. today one of the survivors of that theater shooting, pierce o'farrell, will return to his regular sunday routine -- church. i had a chance to visit with him before i left colorado. and he told me he plan to pray for the shooter. for the first time since the shooting, pierce o'farrell didn't wake up in a hospital bed. >> different smell in the air it seems when you're out of the hospital. >> pierce never thought he would live to tell his story about what happened inside theater nine. he was sitting in the third row, just one seat from the aisle,
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right near the exit door where the shooter entered. >> when i saw him literally everything almost seemed like it stopped. everything was in slow motion. i couldn't even hear the movie, i couldn't hear anything, like i could hear his footsteps walking special the theater. i mean, it was just -- i was just locked in on him. >> pierce immediately noticed the suspected shooter's body armor and gas mask. >> it was just a presence, you know. literally, it was like i could feel like just a -- a cloud of evil just walking into the theater. >> he was so close, pierce saw the gunman throw the teargas. then opened fire. pierce was hit three times, twice in his left foot by both the shotgun and assault rifle, and then again with the glock pistol. the bullet shattered his bone. >> the left side of my body was radiating pain. i didn't know if it was the arm, the back. that bullet hit me and just -- it just rocked me.
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>> pierce dove to the ground and covered his head. he could taste blood in his mouth and noticed it starting to pool around his head on the floor. when the shooting stopped for a moment he tried to make it to the exit with his friend who had been shot in the leg, pierce collapsed. his friend thinking he was dead escaped. pierce's head was just inches from the gunman's boot. >> i could feel his presence in the theater. i could feel him walking around me. i'm fairly -- almost -- >> shadow -- >> yeah, a shadow. i could feel it over me. >> pierce, who is deeply spiritual, thought the gunman was going to kill him. he started praying and made peace with dying. then he started thinking about his brother and father and realized he didn't want them to blame god for his death. at that very moment, he says, the gunman simply walked away. >> i could feel the evil just running out of that theater. and then all of a sudden he just calmly walked to his car -- >> you think god was in the
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theater with you that night? >> absolutely. absolutely. >> you think he saved you? >> yes. there's no doubt in my mind that god saved me. >> why? >> i have prayed so hard for the last year for the already to just give me a chance to show the world who he is. to show the world -- >> you think this was his way? >> how wonderful he is. i do. i believe that he saved me out of that theater so i can just show the world that there is light. >> to those who say this wouldn't have happened if god was in the theater, pierce says he believes god's hand created two miracles -- the shooter's rifle jammed, and the bombs at his apartment never went off, preventing the loss of even more people. pierce has already found it in his heart to forgive the man who nearly killed him and hopes one day to meet him and pray with him. what would you say to him? >> i would say, i forgive you. and i would ask him if i could pray for him. and -- because the truth is,
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every person this world deserves forgiveness. and every one of us need to pay for the sins that we've committed. but i also pray that he gets life in prison, and i just pray on those 40, 50 years, that somehow, some way god can find his way into his heart and forgive. >> and if you would like to help victims of the colorado theater shooting, just go to for more information there. now to mississippi where members of a church threatened their pastor saying he can't perform a wedding all because of the couple's race. hear from the pastor and the couple. begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye. which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. take the sps to reach yours, everyowith usgoals. with real advice, for real goals. the us bank wealth management advisor can help you.
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checking stories across the country -- in wichita, kansas, people can legally walk down city streets with a loaded gun in plain sight. a city ordinance just changed to conform to state law that open carry is okay. there are some restrictions, though. the gun has to have the safety on it and has to be in a holster. gun experts say it's more practical to have a concealed weapons permit. a family in allentown, pennsylvania, say they could hear water rushing underneath their home for days. then their basement collapsed. it was a huge sinkhole. eight homes had to be evacuated. >> they were trying to get in, banging on the door. and that's when i realizeded that something was going on. >> want to get everybody out in case it does fall in. >> and then we realized that people couldn't open their doors. they couldn't close them. and that there was cracks everywhere. >> a city official says the homes can be saved. but first they're trying to fix that hole. now to oregon. veterinarians worked for three days to get all the glue off
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this little kitten named ace. glue! he somehow got stuck in industrial-strength epoxy glue while wondering a parking garage. look at the little guy. firefighter cut the kitten out of the glue and turned it over to veterinarians. >> got scared and started to struggle. every time it struggled, it basically buried itself more into the epoxy. its front feet were adhesed. there was no moving or locking. >> vets were able to shave off his hair to get most of the glue off. here's my favorite part of the story -- ace is being adopted by a manager, none other than the ace hardware store in town. to mississippi now, and a church controversy. one couple was told they couldn't get married at the church they attend pause of their race. we get the story from david kennery of wlbt. >> reporter: they had set the date, printed up and mailed the
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invitations. the day before wedding bells were to ring for charles and teandrea, they got bad news from the pastor. >> congregation decided no black couple could be married at their church. and then if they -- if he went on to have to marry us, they would vote him out, and he would be put out the church. >> reporter: the wilsons were trying to get married at the predominantly white first baptist church of the springs. a church they attend regularly but are not members of. >> we couldn't have the wedding at the church. he had people in the sanctuary that was pitching a fit about us being a black couple. i mean, i didn't like at it all because i wasn't brought up to be racist. i -- i was brought up in the church all my life to love and care for everybody. >> reporter: church pastor dr. stan weatherford says he was taken by surprise by what he calls a small minority against the plaque marriage at the church. >> this was -- had never been
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done here before. so it was setting a new precedence. there were those who reacted to that because of that. >> reporter: weatherford went on and performed the wedding at a nearby church -- >> i didn't want to have a controversy within the church. and i certainly didn't want a controversy to affect the wedding of charge and te'andrea. i wanted it to be a special day. >> reporter: after months of planning, the couple said they had no choice but to go on with the wedding at the no location but still can't understand why a church would ban a wedding because of a race. >> i blame the first baptist church of crystal spring. i ballistic missile those who didn't stand up. >> reporter: church officials say they welcome any race into the congregation and plan to hold internal meetings how to move forward should this situation recur. >> i was prepared to do the wedding here, just like it was planned and just like we had agreed to. i was just rocking for --
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looking for an option to be able to address a need within our congregation and at the same time minister to them. >> that was david kennery of affiliate wlbt. the first baptist church has been there since 1993. they're trying to decide what to do the next time an african-american asks to get married there, if another african-american couple ever asks to be married there. intrigue and drama in the syrian countryside. >> we're waiting for vehicles to approach which we believe will be carrying four sunni muslim prisoners. the first part of the prisoner exchange. >> our ivan watson with a firsthand look at the battle inside the battle for syria. we'll have an update. man: there's a cattle guard, take a right. do you have any idea where you're going ? wherever the wind takes me. this is so off course.
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[ gunfire ] that is the scene from the streets of aleppo. syria's biggest city. those are rebel fighters firing back at the syrian military. the military is using tank and helicopter to batter those rebel forces. opposition leaders warn that the city could soon be the scene of a massacre by the military. 160 people died across syria on saturday. there's more to the conflict in syria than just the military versus the rebels. there is also the sectarian divide. one that played out right before the eyes of our ivan watson.
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>> reporter: on a windswept road, rebel fighters wait. somewhere out of sight, a deal is being struck. when the call comes, the gunman moves. we are about to witness a prisoner exchange. we're waiting for vehicles to approach which we believe will be carrying four sunni muslim prisoner. the first part of this prisoner exchange. >> translator: see over there? they're coming from the olive trees, rebel code named ramadan the sniper. a short meeting and the sniper leads the van away. the van is full of sunni muslim prisoners. the man delivering them is a shiite moslem shaikh. the rebels made up largely of members of syria's sunni muslim majority often accuse them of collaborate with the government. some feel this could lead to
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virginia techtarian violence. "all our lives we've lived peacefully with neighbors," says this sniper, "this sectarianism is the work of the regime." they reach the destination and sunni prisoners pour out. it turn out there are 11 captives in all. now free, they get a warm welcome. as does the shiite leader. locals invite him to stay for dinner. but he's clearly in a rush to leave. not before getting a lecture from a sunni rebel. "our daughters have married into your families and yours have married into ours," he says, "but if you kidnap one of us, we'll kidnap 1,000 of you. you slap us once, we'll slap you 100 times. so why do you let the army shoot at us from your village?" the question goes unanswered. the shia leave with 11
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prisoners. one looks like he's been beaten. the shia tell us they were truck drivers delivering fuel who were captured by armed men. at this delicate moment, that's the only explanation either side offers for what really happened here. a lot of hugs and kisses, the prisoner achange appears to be completed. the shia driver and shaikh are about to take their people pack home it their community. diplomacy wins the day. for now these syrians have succeeded in avoiding the specter of a syrian religious war. >> and ivan watson joins me on the phone from northern syria. ivan, those shiite prisoners that we saw you talking about there, did you ever find out the real story behind their capture? >> reporter: it sounded like they had been drivers who'd been moving truckloads of fuel. now what the sunnis told us, the rebels, was that communities
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that are sympathetic it the regime get discount or spiesed fuel which, of course -- subsidized fuel which, of course, are communities that are supporting the rebels do not get. so the rebels captured the vehicles to seize the fuel and kept the drivers so that they could negotiate for the release of some of their own captured rebels. that seemed to be the crux of the story. >> and we've talked a lot about aleppo today and this weekend overall. it's certainly been the site of fierce fighting the past week. don't tell us where you are just for security purposes. but what are you seeing from where you are? >> reporter: we just drove across the gates of aleppo if the northern side of it. rebels are organizing floating checkpoints to the north of aleppo. every rebel you talk to has friend, has comrades in arms who are inside aleppo. and every rebel i've spoken to
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in the last 24 hours knows some members of their brigade who have been killed in the last 24 to 36 hours. one man telling me, for instance, that he sent in three fighters with a carload of guns to distribute to the fighters inside aleppo. and after their first stop, they were hit by a tank in their car with machine gun fire, and all three men were killed. so the situation is very dire there. as we've been driving around the outskirts of the city, i've seen truck after truck loaded with civili civilians' belongings, mattresses, refrigerators, children and women all clearly fleeing what they know will -- is already a war zone. but it is likely to get much, much worse in the days ahead. >> and what about the rebels' resilien resilience? they seem overpowered, outnumbered, out-weaponed. are they hopeful they can win
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this? >> reporter: i think they realize that they have no other choice. this has been a rebellion that's been underway for 17 months. and part of what has driven the countryside, entirely communities, villages, and towns to rise up against the government is the constant refrain we hear that this government just kills us. if you say no to them, they will come and kill us and arrest us and torture us. everybody i talk to has a relative, cousin who has been detained, who has been torched. knows somebody who's been killed at an anti-government demonstration. they have no other choice right now but to fight. an existential battle for these people. they're getting very little help from the outside world. i was shown an ammo dump hidden in a school that the rebel have. full of weapons that have been smuggled across the border from
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turkey. there were a lot of mortars, rocked-propelled grenades and machine gun rounds. as one expert told me, that would only be good for about a half-hour's battle. and this is what these people are relying on to try to hold on to entire neighborhoods of this city as one level put it. we're getting enough from the outside world to keep this rebellion alive but not enough to win. >> ivan watson reporting from inside syria. please take care of yourself there, ivan. thank you very much. and now to london where the first gold medal for the u.s. team goes to swimmer ryan lochte. where are some headlines focusing on michael phelps? mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation.
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lochte won a gold against his rival michael phelps in the 400 individual medley and beat him. phelps didn't even get on the podium. remember, he won 14 gold medal in previous olympics. alex thomas is covering the action from olympic park. good morning, alec. tell me, is this a sign that lochte is the new golden boy of swimming? >> reporter: i think ryan lochte would smart himself if that were suggested, he would think he's always been a gold not boy. just not as big a golden boy as michael phelps. he is a veteran, his third olympic games. he's 27 years old. he's won golds on three previous occasions, one in athens, two again in beijing four years ago. but of course he's been overshadowed by phelps. who wouldn't be? phelps is a swimming superstar. the eight golds in beijing, unprecedented. makes us think of mark swits in the 1970s, posing with the golds around their neck. lochte had the beating of phelps yesterday and was back in the pool again early today finishing second in the heats of the 200
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meters freestyle behind china, the champion from yesterday. i think we'll see more from lochte today. phelps has one in six chances to get medals. >> let's talk about the u.s.'s team. upand coming star missy franklin won her first brazil yesterday. she's back in the pool today, right? >> right. her attempt to win seven goals, unprecedented for a female swimmer, folded at the first attempt. it was a relay. she could say he was let down by teammates, finishing behind holland and australia. my aussie wife loved that. missy franklin, big hopes for her. you don't get this all-around talent in women's swimming as much historically. she's got six other events. terrifically talented swimmer. although not the youngest. dana volmer going for a gold later in the final of the women's 100 meters butter fly. she debuted at age 16 in athens. missed out beijing four years ago. she's desperate to get back to the top of the podium.
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>> the u.s. basketball team going up against france this morning. that's going to be a big game. >> reporter: huge. full of nba stars. i like to call them the dream team. i know that applies to the 1992 team from barcelona, jordan, magic johnson, larry byrd. but for the u.s. side, the new nba champion lebron james, lakers star kobe bryant, you've got carmelo anthony of the knicks. lots of big names missing out like blake griffin, chris bosh, all injured. derek rose, mvp from last year, of course. outside of the u.s., fran are the other team with the most stars including san antonio spurs tony parker. it's important for the u.s. to win and win big at this early stage. to fulfill the boasts of both bryant and james who said they could beat the dream team of 1992. let's talk about this really, really bizarre moment at the opening ceremonies. a lot of folks might have missed this. tell me what happened with
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india's parade of athletes. >> reporter: well, it does take an hour and a half or an hour and three quarters for the hundreds of teams to come through and parade around the stadium. it's a really important moment for the athlete involved. but one woman next -- in front of the indian team wasn't supposed to be there. she was wearing a red hooded top, i think we have still images to show you. and turquoise pants or trousers as we call them in london. she just snuck in there really. she's cheeky. the indians are furious saying it took the spotlight away from their athletes and officials. but really i think india needs to look at the performance on the track. this is a country of 1.2 billion people. the most medals it's ever won at one games is three. that was four years ago. so maybe it -- if athletes started winning things. can't blame a person for sneaking in there. >> pretty strange, though. really bizarre. boy, does see that stand out with the red top and turquoise pants. alex thomas --
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>> reporter: no blazer there. >> no. nice to chat with you. believe it or not, the u.s. swim team found spare time for fun in between the practice laps last week. they filmed their own parody of "call me maybe." stars michael phelps and ryan lochte make an appearance. take a look. ♪ hey i just met you and this is crazy ♪ ♪ but here's my number so call me maybe ♪ ♪ and all the other boys try to chase me ♪ ♪ but here's my number so call me maybe ♪ ♪ boy you came into my life i missed you so bad ♪ >> pretty good stuff. the won's team spearheaded the production. may not be considered too patriotic. singer carly rae ensend is actually canadian. ralph lauren, armani, stella mccartney stepped up to make some of the olympic uniform. i'll show why a tennis star is tweeting he'd never worn anything so ugly in his life.
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welcome back. despite a heated debate, when team usa made their debut in london, they were wearing uniforms made in china. team spain has a whole different complaint. they say that their uniforms are just plain ugly. so we'll let you be the judge. look at this picture posted pie field hockey player alex fabriegas, he says, "olympic outfit, there aren't enough adjectives." i got to agree.
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a spanish rower posted a picture with the message, "i better not comment. i leave that to you." believe it or not, the european debt crisis may actually be to blame for those ugly uniforms. let's talk about this with nadia bilchik who's here this morning. is this for real? they're really complaining? >> absolutely. designer-brand bosco, a russian-based brand, said we will sponsor your uniforms. think of how wonderful that is. the new bosco sports will sponsor for free. the spanish committee is going, why not? we have free uniform. so we'll accept graciously which they did, although the athletes weren't so gracious about them -- >> no. look at them. i mean, i've heard a few comments even around the newsroom it them. but how much would the uniforms have cost if they did get -- >> the president of the spanish olympic committee says it would have been around $1.8 million. so he goes, $1.8 million for free uniforms versus getting them for free. so why not? i love what one former athlete
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says. he says, i am so happy i didn't have to wear the mustard and ketchup uniform. they're so garish. i looked like a 1970s race car driver. >> the economy obviously has affected greece, as well. in fact, the team at the london games is the smallest, right? they've sent fewer athletes than they have in two decades? >> that's right. the smallest in 20 years. only 105 athletes competing this year. and what was remarkable is that at first they were offered around $30 million. then they got $8 million and then got nothing. so very little money to prepare. and how this impacted them is things like no heated pools. so how were they supposed to practice or they couldn't go to any of the international competitions because literally there was no money. >> it wasn't just the athletes' budgets that were cut? >> no, not just the athletes' budgets, also trainers and
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coaches by up to 30%. even the famous olympic torch ceremony that they have in ancient olympia. that was to be cut and luckily private sponsors stepped in. it went ahead and the torch is ablaze. >> it's incredible. we talk about the debt crisis and how it's going to affect those of us in the u.s. we didn't think about the olympics and teams that are also struggling and how it will affect them. incredible. >> so interesting to see how this impacts their performance. i mean, they've -- they are strong spirited, and they seem positive, but it has to. when you look at phelps, think about the amount of practice and conditions he practices in. it will be interesting to see what transpires. >> it would be tough to wade into a cold pool. thank you. nasa may soon know if there's ever been life on mars. we'll tell you how. i'm feeling a very strong male spirit present. it's the priceline negotiator.
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welcome back. here's a look at stories we think you should be keeping an eye on in the week ahead. we will be. on monday, that's an important day because in colorado, police plan to actually charge the suspected colorado shooter, james holmes. and on tuesday, the trial of drew peterson is scheduled to begin. he's the former police sergeant accused of killing his third wife in 2004. he's also suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife who disappeared in 2007. on tuesday the federal reserve will hold a two-day meeting. the topic that's suspected to top the agenda is whether or not they'll introduce another round of stimulus. on wednesday, all eyes on chick-fil-a. it's chick-fil-a appreciation day or eat-in as it's being
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called. rick huckabee and rick santorum asking voters to eat there if you support a traditional marriage. and then on sunday, the mars rover will land on the planet where it will spend two years exploring the planet. we have a big week ahead, not on the calendar, but we wish well our fantastic intern ryan jones. he's hear bringing me the daily papers. he's been wonderful. a great team player here. >> thank you. i've enjoyed it. >> he's been doing all kinds of things, working on segments. we wish you well as you head back to iowa. >> thank you. i've loved it. >> we know we'll all be working for you one day. i'm sure of it. >> thanks. >> ryan jones, there you go. here's a preview of "sanjay gupta m.d." coming up in a half-hour. there's still a lot of questions about the suspected colorado shooter. we're asking today, how would
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night's sleep. granted, the setting is unusual. but with olympic london full of tourists those in search of accommodation may be feeling a little more open-minded. >> hotel rooms are fully booked. they're charging enormous amounts of money to spend a night. and i thought my taxi's nice -- put the two together. >> reporter: enter relax-a-taxi, parked outside the home of driver david week, a clean bed at night for $75. this is a low-cost business to get off the ground. the only startup cost, duvet, mattress, pillows, creature comfort. he already owned the taxi. the parking space is completely free. so all the takings profit. profit that david hopes will help combat a predictive fall in revenue during the games. taxi drivers aren't allowed to use special olympic lanes, causing concern that efforts to avoid slow journeys and higher
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fares, customers will avoid taxis altogether. >> stop earning money because traffic would be horrendous. >> you're doing a job that's normally seven pound, it's going to be 20 pound. >> people will get london taxis because the good route is on the roads. >> reporter: the thought of that gridlock got david thinking creatively. and his hotel for one was born. actually pretty comfortable. what's unusual is the location. nonnegotiable. if you need the bathroom, you knock on david's door. tell me what you think of this as an alternative to a traditional hotel room. >> are you serious? [ laughter ] >> no. >> no. >> yeah, i would. if i was just visiting and didn't have a hotel. >> reporter: do you have access to a bathro? >> yes, you do. >> are there shade and an alarm? very cool. >> reporter: two people have al


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