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Former Olympians Will Gather To Watch Opening Ceremony In Westwood

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United States fans pose with their national flag outside the Olympic stadium during the Olympics Opening Day as part of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Park on July 27, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

United States fans pose with their national flag outside the Olympic stadium during the Olympics Opening Day as part of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Park on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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2012 London Olympics

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — At least a dozen former Olympians plan to gather in Westwood Friday night to watch the opening ceremony of the Olympics.

Former Olympians like softball players Lisa Fernandez and Gail Devers and track and field medalist Sherri Howard will gather at Barney’s Beanery in Westwood to watch the Olympic Games in London on 64 plasma and HD screens, KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports.

UCLA’s George Stanich and Craig Dixon, both bronze medalists in track and field from the London Games of 1948, will also be on hand.

Westwood and UCLA, specifically, was the site of the Olympic Village during the 1984 games.

Some eager Olympic viewers were looking forward to watching specific sports, but others just for the games.

“The energy, and the excitement of the athletes,” a woman named Alana said.

Another man named Alfred said he plans to keep up with the events using cable TV and the Internet to keep up with the games.

“I love water polo, I love, um…I love pretty much all the events,” he said.

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