08/12/2012 11:18 pm ET Updated Aug 12, 2012

2012 London Olympic Games: 5 Things You Didn't Know

With the pomp, circumstance and 40-foot Voldemort at the opening ceremony behind us, we progressives are at leisure to lazily watch some aggressive ping pong – and, as always, over-analyze situations. So let’s ponder what the 2012 Summer Olympics mean in terms of our ideals. (That’s right – we do this stuff so you don’t have to. You’re welcome.)

A lot of what we’ve found so far has been to our liking, so hats off to the only city to host the Summer Games thrice in the competition’s storied history. They’re doing something right. Check out our list of five progressive facts about London 2012 to brighten up your day and warm your overly sympathetic heart.

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