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A Surprising Theory About Jamaica's Amazing Running Success

How did a modestly-sized, developing country become dominant in sprinting?

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'What Would Ryan Do?' Now We Know

We should have been prepared for this Ryan Lochte drama. After all, he starred in a reality show three years ago called What Would Ryan Do?
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On Appeal, U.S. Women Will Rerun Their 4x100m Relay Race

Allyson Felix and her teammates on the U.S. women's 400-meter relay team get a second shot to make the final, after successfully arguing that other runners made them drop the baton.
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D.C. Girls Play Baseball On A Team Of Their Own

Local girls who want to play baseball have long been able to participate in D.C.'s little league teams. But a new team provides a safe space for them to work on their skills and –yes– beat boys.

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The Problem With Kids Playing One Sport Year-Round

Local Olympic prodigies like Katie Ledecky of Bethesda and Michael Phelps of Baltimore, Md. make committing to one sport seem cool. But professionals say kids should take the opposite approach.

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'There Was No Robbery,' Rio Police Chief Says Of Lochte's Holdup Claims

A day after police pulled two of Ryan Lochte's teammates off a U.S.-bound plane to discuss their alleged robbery, police say the swimmers admit the story was a fabrication.
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In The Summer Games, Norway Rallies Around Its Women's Handball Team

Norway isn't renowned for its prowess in summer sports. One exception: women's handball. The sport is huge in Norway.
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U.S. Women's Basketball Team Dominates Olympic Competition

The U.S. women haven't lost a game at the Olympics since 1992. They have medaled in all nine of the Olympics they've competed in, and they're hoping their next medal is another gold one.
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2 U.S. Swimmers Pulled Off Flight Home As Police Probe Robbery Claim

Two U.S. Olympic swimmers were removed from their return flight by Brazilian authorities, as differences emerged in their accounts of an armed robbery last weekend.
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'68 Olympian: If You're Famous And You're Black, You Have To Be An Activist

John Carlos won the bronze for the 200 meter run in the 1968 Olympics. He's remembered for a political gesture he made. Renee Montagne talks to him about whether athletes can influence public opinion.

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