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The411 with Sherlene Shanklin: Muhammad Ali's participation in the London Olympics

by Sherlene Shanklin

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 9:53 PM

The 2012 Olympics in London is just around the corner and in this week's The411, the "greatest" and his family will play a significant role in the ceremonies.  
During the London Olympics, Muhammad Ali will have a major exhibit at Forman Smokehouse Gallery to celebrate the champ's 70th birthday.  It's called "In The Rings With Ali".  
The London gallery overlooks the main Olympic stadium where the games will take place.  There will be photos, and paintings of Ali in different stages of his life.  
The gallery will open July 20th to the public but on the 19th, Olympians from around the world competing especially those in boxing, along with affiliates from Ali's charities and a host of celebrities will get a sneak peak.  
You ask, why are they doing this for the Louisville native?
Muhammad Ali won his gold medal for boxing in the 1960 Olympics in Rome and they consider the legendary boxer one of the greatest Olympians to compete.  
Ali's brother, Rahaman will also be in London.  He's going to carry the Olympic torch.  
If you have a story idea send it to me at The411@whas11.com.  I'm Sherlene Shanklin for WHAS11 News.  

The411 airs Saturday mornings on Good Morning Kentuckiana.  This segment aired Saturday, May 26th at 6:30 a.m.


 

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