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Bob Ryan to retire from Globe this year

Longtime columnist will depart after the Olympics

Bob Ryan, an award-winning sports columnist for the Boston Globe, plans to retire after the London Olympics this summer.

“After 43 years and a career of enormous satisfaction, I think it’s time to scale back and step aside,’’ said Ryan. “I’ve accomplished everything I’ve ever dreamed of accomplishing. I’m just ready to step aside.’’

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