1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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: ...

    Beau Dure Written by Beau Dure about almost 4 years ago 20,274 reads 169 comments

  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Missy Franklin: Will Multiple Olympic Medalist Keep Swimming for High School?

    So you're a high school-swimming hotshot. You turn up at your regional meet and look around at a bunch of people you've already beaten this year. Then you look next to you. And it's Missy Franklin...

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  14. Olympic Track & Field Results 2012: Sunday Updates, Medal Winners & Analysis

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  15. Michael Phelps' Legacy: 22 Medals and a Big Stage for Olympic Swimming

    It's easy to get cynical about Michael Phelps . It's easy to lie back and wait for him to slip up somehow, as if his superhuman collection of Olympic swimming medals—which ...

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  16. Olympics 2012 Results: Biggest Surprises from Day 8

    "Super Saturday," they called it. That's 25 gold medals at stake, and the organizers wanted to know how you were planning to celebrate ...

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  17. Oscar Pistorius: Will He Inspire U.S. to Pay Attention to Paralympics?

    Olympic stories are often unpredictable. But we know exactly what will happen in the case of South African runner Oscar Pistorius , known as "the Blade Runner" for his distinctive prosthetic limbs, at the London Games...

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  18. Olympic 2012 Gymnastics: What's Next for Jordyn Wieber?

    Jordyn Wieber watched from the stands as teammate Gabby Douglas won gold in the event in which she was the reigning world champion, the women's gymnastics all-around...

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  19. Michael Phelps' Farewell Tour: His Final Events and What's Next for US Swimmer

    In 2000, 15-year-old Michael Phelps made his Olympic debut in Sydney, finishing fifth in the 200-meter butterfly. In 2004, he attempted eight events in Athens. The result: eight medals, six of them gold...

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  20. Olympic Track & Field 2012: Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt Set to Duel

    Dan and Dave. Lochte and Phelps. The Beast and the Bolt. The first two head-to-head duels failed to live up to the hype. But Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt are more likely to deliver on the track in London...

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  21. Olympic Swimming Results 2012: Day 4 Updates, Medal Winners, Analysis & More

    A rare mistake but also a night to remember for Michael Phelps. More medals for Allison Schmitt and China's Ye Shiwen . Here's how it happened...

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  22. Olympic Judo 2012: Marti Malloy Matches Ronda Rousey's Medal Feat

    Long before she hit it big in MMA and posed nude for ESPN magazine, Ronda Rousey was a brash young judo phenom with a penchant for armbars ...

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  23. Olympic Gymnastics 2012: New Power Rankings for Women's Individual All-Around

    All-around world champion Jordyn Wieber has not qualified for the Olympic all-around final, falling prey to the two-athlete-limit-per-country rule in the competition. Gabby Douglas, as expected, is in the final...

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  24. US Olympic Gymnastics Team: Highlights, Reaction from Men's Qualifying

    Danell Leyva , John Orozco and the U.S. men's gymnasts accomplished almost everything they could've wanted in the qualification round Saturday. The U.S. team has the highest score of the seven teams to compete in the first two qualification phases...

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  25. Hope Solo's Loose Talk: How Will US Olympic Women's Soccer Team React?

    If all goes well for Hope Solo , Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and the rest of the U.S. women's soccer team, they'll play for Olympic gold Aug. 9 in London...

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