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Ryan Lochte To NBC's Matt Lauer On Rio Incident: 'I Was Immature'

The U.S. swimmer seemed contrite as he took "full responsibility" for an exaggerated version of the events. He apologized for tarnishing the accomplishments of Olympians with his "immature behavior."
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Matt Centrowitz Takes 1,500; First U.S. Winner Since 1908

In an action-packed night on the track, Allyson Felix anchored a winning U.S. relay team, giving her six career golds, the most by any woman in track at the Olympics.
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Brazil Beats Germany On Penalty Kicks, Winning First Olympic Gold Medal

Brazilian star Neymar opened the scoring midway through the first half, bending a beautiful free kick. More than an hour later, he finished the game off on a penalty kick.
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Does Anyone Else Think The Olympic Version Of The Anthem Is, Well, Kind Of Sad?

Because musical theater professor Jason DeBord does. He explains why he thinks the version of the "The Star-Spangled Banner" being played in Rio sounds more melancholy than usual.
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U.S. Women's Basketball Team Cruises To Gold, 49th Straight Olympic Win

The Americans routed Spain, 101-72, Saturday as they defeated their opponents by an average margin of close to 40 points. They haven't lost an Olympic game since 1992.
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Shakur Stevenson Wins Silver Medal After Losing Fight To Cuban Boxer

"I was in my own world, I was crushed," says boxer Shakur Stevenson, 19, after losing the gold medal to Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez at Rio's Summer Olympics in a split-decision Saturday.
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At Olympic Race Walking, A Novice Spectator Finds A Cure To Lochterrhea

When the Olympics is too much with us, it's time to try something new. A trip to Friday's race walk gold medal race seemed like just the thing — and it was.
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#NPRreads: Gotta Catch These Reads This Weekend

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
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Major Budget Cuts, Poor Ticket Sales Will Force Downsizing For Paralympics

The International Paralympic Committee says there's not enough money to fund the games, which start next month. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with IPC spokesman Craig Spence about the financial crisis.
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Rule 40: How The Brands Blackout Impacts Olympic Athletes

An International Olympic Committee rule stipulates that only official sponsors can market around the Games. Oiselle CEO Sally Bergesen tells NPR's Scott Simon why she feels the rule hurts athletes.

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