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Dressage Enthusiasts Find Romney-Driven Attention A Mixed Blessing

When a horse co-owned by the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was named to the U.S. Olympic team, the small American dressage community thought the publicity would help the little-known sport. But the increased interest has come with a sharp edge.
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Boxer Claressa Shields,17, Reaches Olympic Semifinal, Where A Medal Awaits

U.S. Olympic boxer Claressa Shields, the teenager whose dream of being in the first crop of Olympic women boxers led her to tell her story to NPR back in February, will fight for a medal in London. A native of Flint, Mich., Shields, 17, won her first fight and reached Thursday's semifinal round.
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Watching The Olympics Online: Fans Find Ways Around NBC's Control

Olympics fans' anger over NBC's decision to tape-delay and control web streaming seems to be based on more than the usual "this is the Internet, everything should be free" perspective. And many of them are finding ways to get around NBC's controls.
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Protests Filed For Two Boxers After Questionable Calls By Referee

Olympic boxing is mired in controversy at the 2012 Summer Games. Over the weekend, Belarus and Cuba filed protests about questionable decisions involving their fighters. During their matches, referees didn't penalize their opponents for holding.
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U.S. Judo Athlete Delpopolo Disqualified Over Failed Drug Test

American judo athlete Nick Delpopolo has been disqualified from the London 2012 Games, after failing a drug test, according to the International Olympic Committee. The 23-year-old Delpopolo tested positive for the substance THC, found in marijuana.
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Good Business, Bad Quality: How NBC Is Both Right And Wrong On The Olympics

There's a lot of chatter — a lot — about the things people don't like about the Olympics on television. But it's not hurting the ratings. Does that mean the griping is misplaced? Not necessarily.

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