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Gaming The Games: The Rules That Got Bent In London

Several times during these Olympics, there've been moments when the Olympic oath seemed all but forgotten — you know, the one at the opening ceremony where athletes pledged to abide by the rules and spirit of fair play.
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Does That Colorful Tape Olympians Wear Even Work?

Kinesio tape has caught the eye of many an Olympic viewer the last two weeks — covering the muscles of volleyball players, javelin throwers, even swimmers. It was invented decades ago by a Japanese chiropractor. Athletes say it eases muscle strain and allows healing, but research has yet to prove the effectiveness of the tape. Melissa Block talks with Amy Powell, a sports medicine doctor at the University of Utah about the tape.
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What's It Like To Leave The Olympics Empty-Handed?

Melissa Block talks with U.S. Olympians Kate MacKenzie, a rower, and Derek Brown, a handball player, about what life is like after the Olympics when you aren't a Michael Phelps-caliber superstar.
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U.S. Men's 400m Relay Team Claims Silver, As Bahamas Win Gold

The Bahamas men's team has won the 4x400m relay, edging past a surprisingly quick U.S. team to take the gold medal. It was the first gold medal for any male athlete from the Bahamas. The quartet ran a time of 2:56.72, setting a national record. The U.S. set a season best of 2:57.05 to take silver.
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Americans Take Home Medals In Track, Wrestling

Mike Pesca shares results from Friday's Olympic events with Melissa Block. The events include the men's 4x400m relay, the women's 4x100 relay and wrestling.

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