1. Medal Count for 2010 Olympics: Day 15 Round-Up, Riesch Takes Gold

    The 15th day of competition witnessed further speed skating acrimony. In total, 21 medals were awarded to nine nations. For the first time at the Vancouver Games, Canada and Germany have overtaken the USA in terms of the number of golds taken...

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  2. Medal Count for 2010 Olympics: Day 11 Round-Up, Canada Dances to Gold

    The final discipline of the ski-jump was contested on the 11th day of competition. In total, 12 medals were awarded to seven nations—among them a gold for Canada in the ice dancing event...

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  3. Medal Count for 2010 Olympics: Day 10 Round-Up, It's Miller Time!

    The 10th day of competition at Vancouver saw 18 medals awarded, distributed to 12 nations—among them a deserved gold for the USA's Bode Miller and Russia's second of the Olympics...

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  4. Medal Count for 2010 Olympics: Day Nine Round-Up, Ski-Jump History

    The ninth day of competition saw history made for Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammann and frustration for the US contingent. In total, 18 medals were awarded to 11 countries...

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  5. Medal Count for 2010 Olympics: Day Eight Round-Up, Britannia Rules The Slides

    The United Kingdom earned its first individual gold in 30 years (in the ladies' skeleton event) on the eighth day of competition. In total, 12 medals were awarded to 10 nations...

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  6. Winter Olympics Day Seven Round-Up: Lysacek Twirls to Gold

    The 18 medals won by 11 countries on the seventh day of Olympic competition did not include another anticipated medal for the USA's Lindsey Vonn, who was in sublime form in the earlier downhill event...

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  7. Winter Olympics Day Six Round-Up: Lindsey Vonn-Tastic

    The USA surged past Germany in the medals table—taking three golds, one silver, and two bronze—while Russia belatedly won its first gold on the sixth day of competition. In total, 21 medals were awarded to 15 countries...

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  8. Winter Olympics Day Five Round-Up: Canada Just Won't Stop

    The fifth day of competition at the Winter Olympics witnessed Canada's second gold of the tournament—and the country's fifth medal overall. In total, 15 medals were awarded to athletes from 10 nations...

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  9. Winter Olympics Day Four Roundup: China's Golden Couple Get Gold

    The fourth day of competition at Vancouver finally ushered in a moderate improvement in the weather that has disrupted some outdoor events. Eighteen medals were awarded, distributed among 13 nations...

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  10. Winter Olympics Day Three Round-Up: Canada's First Gold

    Gold continued to elude the Canadians until a sensational performance by men's freestyle mogul skier Alexandre Bilodeau. In total, fifteen medals were taken by competitors from nine countries...

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  11. Winter Olympics Day Two Round-Up: Simon Ammann Takes First Gold

    The second day of the Vancouver Olympics began with the men's normal hill ski jump at Whistler Creekside. Although the indisputable favourite was considered to be Austrian Gregor Schlierenzauer, ...

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  12. Why Real Madrid and Manchester City Must Fail

    The English Premier League—the most watched sporting competition on Earth—is in jeopardy of becoming a debt-ridden facade whose authorities would readily favour the superficial over its undoubted substance...

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  13. Football in the DR Congo: Past and Present

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo is about four times the size of France and has a population that exceeds 63 million...

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  14. Remembering Sacrifice: A Sports Perspective

    Sport has long been affected by war—it has even caused conflict in a few instances—with some of its most promising lights extinguished at a tragically young age...

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  15. France's Footballing Youth: Always in Demand

    Despite the declining reputation of French football in Europe, the country's clubs continue to produce talent that will inevitably be tempted abroad...

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  16. Will John Arne Riise Stay in Rome Long Enough to Tan?

    In the aftermath of John Arne Riise's departure from Liverpool, some speculated the Italian weather might be cause for some concern for the Norwegian redhead. Unfortunately, sunburn may well be preferable to the problems Roma are currently enduring...

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