1. Olympics 2012: Nation Power Rankings, Day 11 Edition

    Welcome all to B/R's 11th daily edition of the 2012 Olympics Nation Power Rankings. The Nation Power Rankings are: — A rough gauge of how a nation did on a given day vis-a-vis ...

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  2. Ashton Eaton: Decathlon Event Predictions

    There are a million reasons to think that the decathlon will never rediscover its place as a marquee Olympic event. It's too spread out, not television-friendly enough, muddied by a complicated scoring system and serially anticlimactic...

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  3. US Olympic Gymnastics Team 2012: 5 Questions with Jonathan Horton

    Only in the time-bending paradigm of competitive gymnastics could a 26-year-old rightfully be considered old, but Olympian Jonathan Horton is, well, old. Of the 10 U.S...

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  4. Olympics 2012: 10 Coolest Photos from 10th Day of Summer Games

    To kick off our 10th daily edition of "10 Coolest Photos," I'd like to give a hearty thank you to cameras. Cameras, we couldn't do this segment without you. Now then, a look at the 10 best pics from a busy Day 10 in London, England...

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  5. US Olympic Women's Soccer Team 2012: Alex Morgan Delivers on Hype in Big Way

    With her team locked in a three-all draw and the clock spiraling toward penalty kicks, American striker Alex Morgan spotted a cross from teammate Heather O'Reilly, rose above the ...

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  6. Olympic Boxing Controversy: Latest Incident Highlights Why IOC Should Cut Boxing

    Surprise, surprise: We have another Olympic boxing controversy on our hands. Pardon me, make that controversies...

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  7. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh: Time to See What's Left in the Tank

    Entering London, we knew Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh were no longer the dominant duo that ran off 112 straight wins between 2007 and 2008. Age, injury and rust have rendered the pair beatable...

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  8. Olympics 2012: Nation Power Rankings, Day 8 Edition

    It's time to let the nationalism out of its cage with another installment of B/R's "Olympic Nation Power Rankings: Day 8 Edition...

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  9. Olympic Swimming: Power Ranking Michael Phelps' 18 Gold Medal Performances

    Michael Phelps' legendary Olympic career came to a close on Saturday, 12 years and 22 medals after he first entered our sporting universe...

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  10. Olympic Swimming Results 2012: Day 8 Updates, Medal Winners, Analysis and More

    It's official: Michael Phelps is going out a winner. The greatest Olympian of all time (debate pending), swam a stellar butterfly leg to lead Team USA's gold-medal change in the men's 4x100-meter medley relay...

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  11. What Gabby Douglas' Olympic All-Around Gold Means for Future of USA Gymnastics

    She was born Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas on New Year's Eve, 1995. Today and forever more, she is simply "Gabby...

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  12. Olympics 2012 Results: Biggest Surprises from Day 7

    Do you love a good thrill? Do you lust for glimpses of the unexpected? Do you like the Olympics ? Then goodness do I have a slideshow for you...

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  13. US Olympic Beach Volleyball 2012: 5 Questions with Kerri Walsh

    Staged in London’s best venue—just an errant spike away from 10 Downing Street—and buoyed by London’s rowdiest, most well-lubricated crowd , beach volleyball has quickly become the darling discipline of the 2012 Olympic Games...

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  14. Olympic Women's Gymnastics 2012: Event Finals Schedule and Predictions

    We've seen the "Fierce Five" win America's first team gold since 1996. We've seen Gabby Douglas go from perpetual flake to cereal box cover art ...

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  15. Olympic Gymnastics 2012: US Juggernaut Picks Up Steam with Team, Douglas Golds

    "It hasn't sunk in yet. Team finals hasn't sunk in yet. But it will." —Gabby Douglas speaking to the Associated Press after winning the individual all-around gold medal ...

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  16. US Olympic Gymnastics Team 2012: Evaluating Gabby Douglas' Place in History

    One year ago, Gabrielle Douglas was the great unknown—a sideways jumble of charm, talent and maddening inconsistency...

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  17. Olympics 2012 Results: Biggest Surprises from Day 6

    We've got Mad Mondays, Terrific Tuesdays and Wild Wednesdays, but Thursday? Thursday doesn't really lend itself to proper alliteration...

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  18. Olympic Swimming 2012: Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte Rivalry Set for Final Roar

    It isn't in our nature as sports fans to appreciate things as they happen. We're a forward-looking breed, always onto the next big game or controversy. But if you can, stop for a moment...

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  19. 2012 Olympics Results: Winners and Losers from Day 5

    We saw a little bit of everything on this second Wednesday of the 2012 London Olympics —fantastic finishes, dramatic disqualifications and a political stunt so hilariously awkward ...

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  20. Olympics 2012 Results: Biggest Surprises from Day 5

    A busy fifth day at the 2012 London Olympics provided plenty of intrigue, but which performances left our jaws on the floor? We'll answer that question in the slides ahead, giving ...

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  21. Olympic Men's Gymnastics 2012: 5 Questions with Team USA's Danell Leyva

    Ask Danell Leyva what his life would look like without gymnastics, and he responds without hesitation. "I’d probably be some fat kid sitting on the couch, eating a lot of ...

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  22. 2012 US Olympic Men's Gymnastics: 5 Questions with John Orozco

    John Orozco , 19, grew up in the blue-collar Bronx neighborhood of Harding Park—a place, like so many inner-city enclaves, where young jocks are expected to color within the holy athletic trinity of basketball, football and baseball...

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  23. 2012 Olympics: 10 Coolest Photos from 4th Day of Summer Games

    If a picture is worth a thousand words...then...um...well... Forget it. Rather than bombard you with aphorisms and the like, why don't I just show you some breathtaking, bizarre ...

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  24. 2012 Olympics: Nation Power Rankings, Day 4 Edition

    Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the modern Olympic Games under the notion that it would create mutual understanding between nations and put an end to martial conflict. Today, we use it as an outlet for our sublimated jingoism...

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  25. Will Ye Shiwen's Magnificent 2012 Olympics Be Overshadowed by Doping Questions?

    Somewhere in the gallery of 500-foot home runs and Popeye biceps, sporting greatness lost its innocence. Today, I can report, it is officially under siege...

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