1. Summer Olympics 2016: Biggest Breakout Stars of 2016 Rio Games

    You knew about Simone Biles. You knew about Katie Ledecky. If you didn't remember Ashton Eaton from the 2012 London Games, maybe the series of ads jogged your memory. And you might have heard about Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt...

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  2. Summer Olympics 2016: Predictions for Day 16 Medal Events

    Thank you, Rio de Janeiro. The views have been spectacular, the atmosphere at many events has been lively and the action has been a lot of fun to watch...

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  3. Summer Olympics 2016: Predictions for Day 14 Medal Events

    We're really getting near the end of the Games now. Friday is the last day of competition in BMX, equestrian events, women's soccer, field hockey, synchronized swimming and women's water polo...

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  4. Summer Olympics 2016: Predictions for Day 13 Medal Events

    If you’re at the beach in Rio de Janeiro, this will be your last day to see two sports: sailing (wind permitting) and beach volleyball...

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  5. Summer Olympics 2016: Predictions for Day 11 Medal Events

    Tuesday is the final day of gymnastics at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, which means it's your last chance to see Simone Biles and Aly Raisman. It's also the last day of track cycling, marathon swimming and weightlifting...

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  6. Summer Olympics 2016: Predictions for Day 9 Medal Events

    It's transition day at the Olympics as we start the countdown for the last week of action. We have our final events in fencing, shooting and tennis. Boxing and sailing will award their first medals, and wrestlers take the mat for the first time...

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  7. Olympic Track and Field 2016: Complete Preview for Men's 100-Meter Dash

    The world's fastest man. That's the title conferred upon the Olympic men's 100-meter dash champion. And it's really the best distance for deciding such a thing. The 200-meter race isn't on a straightaway...

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  8. Olympic Swimming 2016: Complete Preview for Men's 200-Meter Individual Medley

    The men's 200-meter individual medley was hyped at the Olympic trials . Why? Because it's the meeting ground of two irresistible forces of U.S. swimming: Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps...

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  9. Summer Olympics 2016: What to Watch for on Day 4 in Rio

    American women are powering their way through these Olympics, as expected, and that's not likely to change Tuesday. Katie Ledecky is back in the pool, albeit in her weakest individual event of these Olympics...

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  10. The Biggest Storylines to Watch for in Rio 2016 Olympics

    The drama. The diversity. Scandals and showcases. There's nothing quite like the Olympics. Like the world's biggest wedding, everyone fusses about the preparation, whether they're ...

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  11. Olympic Swimming 2016: Complete Guide to Men's Events in Rio

    They were going to smash the Americans. So claimed Alain Bernard, whose French team was going to beat Michael Phelps and the USA in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay in 2008, ruining Phelps' quest for a record haul of eight gold medals in one summer...

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  12. Bold Predictions for the 2016 Summer Olympics

    Breaking news: The USA is likely to win a lot of medals in Rio. Both basketball teams should take gold. A lot of swimmers and gymnasts will win. For Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky, only the quantity of medals is in doubt...

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  13. Teen Phenoms to Watch at the 2016 Summer Olympics

    The USA is sending 555 athletes to the 2016 Olympics. Of those, 33 will be teenagers when the Games officially open Aug. 5...

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  14. Ranking the Best Traditions at the Olympics

    The opening ceremony at the Olympics is often explosive—as if half the budget for the Games goes to pyrotechnics...

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  15. Summer Olympic Events That Attract the Most Controversy

    Bribes. Rigged equipment. Doping. Actually, that was all part of the ancient Olympics, where a statue of Zeus couldn't deter athletes from skirting the rules to get that extra edge...

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  16. Top Storylines to Follow in the Final Weeks Before the 2016 Summer Olympics

    Most of the Olympic teams have been selected, but the run-up to Rio will still have plenty of intrigue. Which athletes will get the bulk of the pre-Games publicity? Will injured ...

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  17. Track Trials: When Will the Next Generation of US Men's 100M Sprinters Arrive?

    USA Swimming’s Olympic trials saw a changing of the guard, with Natalie Coughlin and Tyler Clary showing no veteran’s spot is safe...

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  18. 2016 US Olympic Track and Field Trials: The Most Exciting Events to Watch

    The USA Track and Field Olympic trials are generally simple—as long as athletes have met the Olympic qualifying standards, then the top three finishers in each event go to Rio...

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  19. 2016 Olympics: 10 Bridesmaids from London Who Will Medal in Rio

    Fourth place in the world is quite an accomplishment. Most of us would be thrilled. And at the Olympics , it means you're in good company...

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  20. 2016 Olympics: USA's Rising Stars Who Could Win Gold in Rio

    Some Olympic sports belong to the young. Of the 15 U.S. Olympians who are 18 or younger, five are easily recognized—they're the Fab Five. No? Jalen Rose complained? OK, fine—" Fierce Five ...

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  21. Olympics 2012 Results: 10 Biggest Disappointments from London

    There's a reason we say " dare to dream." Daring to dream means taking a risk. You can toil away in anonymity for years, hoping for that one moment in which it all pays off. And then it might never come...

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  22. Caster Semenya Forces Olympic Community to Rethink Gender

    Caster Semenya carried the flag for South Africa in the London Games opening ceremony. She has advanced to Saturday's final in the women's 800-meter run, where she's a legitimate medal contender based on her past results and qualifying time...

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  23. USA 2-1 Japan: Women's Olympic Soccer Gold-Medal Match as It Happened

    Women's soccer Olympic final / rematch of 2011 Women's World Cup final. Wembley Stadium, London. USA 2-1 JAPAN (final) Goals: Lloyd 8', Lloyd 54'; Ogimi 63' Lineups USA: ...

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  24. Olympics 2012 Results: Biggest Surprises from Day 10

    Remember the old "Swedish bikini team" ads? It seems Usain Bolt prefers to hang out with the Swedish handball team . And yes, in these social-media Games, he tweeted about it and reassured everyone that he woke up healthy and ready...

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  25. Usain Bolt: Like Michael Phelps, Mortal but Still the Best

    He came into the Olympics in London having lost recent showdowns with a rival from his own country. Though he was magnificent in Beijing, the word was that he had slipped from his top form and could be beaten in London...

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