Programming note: today, TIME has launched an Olympics blog, which will feature daily coverage of the lead-up to the London Olympics, as well as dispatches from the Games themselves. You can find the blog here. Leading it off: a worldwide tour of “50 Olympians to Watch” this summer. Over the next six weeks, we’ll be offering stories about the personalities and events that drive the Olympics conversation, as well as pieces on the cultural, economic, and political aspects of the Games. We’ll also spotlight the best in Olympic photography, and have some video surprises in store. In others words, we’ll be covering the London Olympics from every angle. We hope you enjoy the Olympics site: and thanks, as always, for reading Keeping Score.