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U.S. Rugby Team Defends Its Gold — From 1924

The American rugby squad was mostly made up of football players and were big underdogs against the French. But the Americans took gold in 1924, and have been the reigning Olympic champions ever since.
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U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Wins Gold Medal: Live Blog

Simone Biles led the way for a talented American women's gymnastics squad that went into team competition as the heavy favorites at Rio's Summer Olympics Tuesday.
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French Fencer's Phone Falls Out Of His Uniform During Olympic Match

Enzo Lefort was being pushed around a bit by his German opponent when his phone popped out of his back pocket and fell on the floor. Lefort picked it up, handed it off and resumed fencing.
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Rapping Norwegian Reporter Acknowledges He's A Big Usain Bolt Fan

At a news conference in Rio de Janeiro, the journalist admitted he didn't have a question for Bolt, the fastest man on earth, but said, I really love you man." Then he broke into a rap song for Bolt.
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Controversy Grows In Rio Over Political Protests During Olympics

Brazil is in the midst of a political crisis, but protests at Olympic venues have been shut down. The government is expected to appeal a judge's ruling that it is illegal to remove protesters.
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Crowd Boos Russian Swimmer Caught Up In Doping Scandal

The Russian athletes competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics have made strong showings in men's gymnastics and women's swimming. But fallout from an earlier doping scandal taints any accomplishments.
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Lilly King Puts Exclamation Point On Big Day For U.S. Swimming

"I'm proud to be competing clean and doing what is right," Lilly King said after the race. Over the weekend, her top rival, Yulia Efimova, was reinstated.
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Losing Hurts (In Surprising Ways)

With the Olympics in full swing, we look at the myriad ways losing a competition can wreak havoc on our physical and mental health.
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Vail Resorts To Buy Canada's Whistler Blackcomb For $1.06 Billion

They are among North America's largest ski industry companies. Ski venues have been looking for ways to share revenue and spread vulnerability to declining snowfall and season pass sales.
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Brazil's First Gold Medal In Rio Games Goes To Hometown Judo Champion

Rafaela Silva grew up in a favela known as the "City of God," about 5 miles from where the competition took place in Rio. She and her sister took up judo to defend themselves and stay out of trouble.

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