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Mayor Boris Johnson is not known for his prowess in all sports - as anyone who has seen him play football will testify.
But he's better with the ball in his hands it seems, as he netted a basketball shot over his head on Monday morning.
While discussions continue over the future tenant for the Olympic Stadium, the land grab for another venue has already begun.
The MK Lions British Basketball League is leaving Milton Keynes with an eye on the Copper Box Arena - home to handball during the Games.
British basketball's biggest star, Luol Deng, has been cleared to play in the Olympic test event later this month.
The Chicago Bulls player will be on the boards at the London International Basketball Invitational tournament from August 16, the first time the GB team will sample the venue for the opening rounds of next year's Olympic tournament.
Slam dunking stars from the National Basketball Association are heading to The O2 arena to make basketball history by holding the league's first ever regular season games in Europe.
The New Jersey Nets face Toronto Raptors in back-to-back games on March 4 and 5. The Atlantic Division rivals will battle it out at a crucial time, as the NBA season heads toward the playoffs.
The O2 arena will host the artistic gymnastics, trampoline, basketball and wheelchair basketball during the 2012 games.
Temporary structures will be built to manage vehicle and pedestrian access at the venue, which will be known as the North Greenwich Arena during the Olympics.