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Nick Mangold, Jets center, off to London Olympics for sister

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New York Jets center Nick Mangold has left for London to see his sister, Holley, compete in the Olympic Games.

Holley Mangold will compete in the women's heavyweight weightlifting competition Sunday.

Nick Mangold confirmed he was headed for London with the following tweet Saturday morning.

Mangold has the Jets' encouragement. He originally refused to leave training camp for the transatlantic trip, but coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday that he was trying to get Mangold to change his mind.

"I'm laying the guilt trip on him, and everything else," Ryan said. "And you know what? His teammates understand, and they're pushing him as well. It's not just me."

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