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How Monica Puig's Gold Medal Complicates The Argument for Puerto Rico's Statehood

The tennis player won first Olympic gold medal in Puerto Rico's history — and underlined the political tensions in its nebulous status as neither a sovereign nation or an American state.
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'Carry On' Tells The Story Of Unlikely Bond Between 2 Athletes That Changed 3 Lives

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Lisa Fenn, the author of "Carry On: A Story of Resilience, Redemption, and an Unlikely Family," and the two athletes Fenn profiled, Dartanyon Crockett and Leroy Sutton.
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Olympic Moments: The Highlights And Lowlights From Rio

Here are the athletes who struck an emotional chord, some for better, some for worse, at the Rio games that end on Sunday.
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The Journalist Who Blew The Whistle On Russia's Alleged State-Run Doping Program

More than 100 Russian athletes were banned from the Rio Olympics. Rachel Martin speaks to German TV journalist Hajo Seppelt, who helped break the story of the program in Russia in a documentary.
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Brazil Men's Soccer Redeem Loss To Germany For Olympic Gold In Penalty Kick Shootout

For two years, the humiliating loss to Germany at the 2014 World Cup semi-final haunted the men's soccer team of Brazil. Saturday night, they played Germany again, and this time, it went Brazil's way.
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The Rio Summer Olympics Wrap up Sunday Night

Many doubted whether the city, suffering unprecedented political and economic upheaval, could host such a large event. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro tells Rachel Martin how it all played out.
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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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