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Today we bid farewell to London and said "Bonjour" to Paris. We boarded the Eurostar train at St. Pancras Station around lunch time and prepared for the just under three-hour journey to Paris via the Chunnel, the tunnel that runs under the English Channel connecting London to Paris and the rest of mainland Europe.

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Today was game day! But first we spent the morning sightseeing - we cruised down the River Thames, then took a ride on the famous London Eye.

On our river cruise, we saw many famous sights, including Big Ben and the houses of Parliament, Shakespeare's Theatre, St. Paul's Cathedral and the old port of London. After driving over them yesterday, we rode under London Bridge and Tower Bridge and learned that if someone waves to you from the Tower Bridge as you sail under, it means five years of good luck!

@GW_WBB in Europe Day 2 - Buckingham Palace and More

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Our second day in London began with a driving tour through the city with our amazing tour guide, Ruth, that took us past a number of historic sites. After driving over London Bridge - which didn't fall down - we stopped for some photo opportunities near the more picturesque Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, a nearly 1,000-year-old castle that houses the royal crown jewels. From our spot across the River Thames, we had a great view of the White Tower.

From there it was on to Westminster, the government center, where we saw Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, the site of royal weddings and coronations, as well as the burial site for British monarchs.

@GWSquash WSF World Junior Championships Update #2

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All three of GW's student-athletes continued individual competition after their initial elimination in one of three consolation draws at the WSF World Junior Championships in Windhoek, Namibia this week.

To read about each player's matches in the main draw, click here. 

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@GW_WBB in Europe Day 1 - London

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Greetings from London! 

We landed here a little before 9 a.m. London time, which was 4 a.m. back in D.C. We tried to get some sleep during the six-and-a-half hour flight, but needless to say we're a little tired.

Today was a relatively light day thanks to our jet lag and a bit of rain - it is London after all. After meeting our tour guides, Joey and Leo, at the airport, we boarded the bus and headed for downtown. It was really strange to be driving on the "wrong side of the road! On the way, we learned that London is the biggest city in Europe with a population of about 8-9 million, and has both the tallest building and the most expensive apartment in Europe - it recently sold for £120 million - or $240 million!

As the GW men's soccer team held its first practice on Wednesday morning, sophomore Tobi Adewole was tabbed to the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Second Team by College Sports Madness.

A 2013 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team selection, Adewole amassed 1,144 minutes along the backline, most among GW freshmen and fourth-most on the team. The defender from Ashton, Maryland, tallied three points on a goal and an assist last season and was twice named A-10 Rookie of the Week. In addition, Adewole was named GW's Male Rookie of the Year at the third annual Georgey Awards.

@GWSquash WSF World Junior Championships Update

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With three student-athletes participating in the World Squash Federation (WSF) World Junior Championships in Windhoek, Namibia, the George Washington squash program is well represented on the national stage.

Incoming freshmen Oisin Logan (Ireland) and Mason Ripka (USA), along with sophomore Nicolas Valderrama (Colombia), were among 150 players from 31 countries to compete in the men's individual draw, which began competition on Sunday afternoon.

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GW Baseball Summer League Update

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With summer winding down it is time to check in on the GW baseball players who spent the last two months competing in various summer collegiate leagues around the country. 


Hello everyone,

This will be my final blog post as my summer in New York is soon coming to an end and the beginning of preseason approaches. As sad as it is knowing that I will have to leave home soon, the thoughts and excitement of starting preseason with the girls makes me beyond ecstatic. 

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@GW_Volleyball Summer Blog Series: Hello Newman #3

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Hello GW volleyball families, friends, and fans!

Thanks for reading blog #3! The summer has absolutely flown by. I can't believe how quickly I've completed my internship, I've made trips to visit family, and now I'm preparing to head back to DC for preseason in just a few short weeks.

 

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