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How Do You Stack Up Against An Olympic Athlete?

Sure, you might spend a lot of time on your couch, as you watch the Summer Olympics. But there's all kinds of Olympic athletes — there's gotta be a good chance you're the same size as one of them, right? Now you can find that out, thanks to the BBC.
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Allyson Felix Wins Gold In Women's 200 Meters

Allyson Felix has won the women's 200 meter race in London's Olympic Stadium, running a time of 21.88. Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took the silver medal at 22.09, as she wasn't able to track Felix down in the closing stretch.
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The Olympic Art Of Shushing: Who Decides When Fans Can Be Noisy?

There seems to be a vague logic that dictates which Olympic sports are conducted against a backdrop of noise, and which operate in a cone of silence. Each sport has its own norms — but not all nations agree.
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Rogue Condoms Appear In Olympic Village; Organizers Take Action

It should come as no surprise that Olympics organizers take brand endorsements and official suppliers very seriously. And that extends beyond logos on shorts and shoes — up to, and including, condoms. That's right, the Olympics has an "official" condom — and organizers want to know how a bucket of rogue condoms reached the Olympic Village.
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Let's Catch Up: London Abuzz Over Women's Soccer; Alternate Medal Count

Only five days remain in the Summer Games, and China leads the United States in the medal count, with a total of 73 (34 gold) to America's 71 (30 gold). But what if you counted medals in a different way? Also, the USA-Japan rematch draws huge fan interest in the women's soccer final.
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Coaches Prepare For New Preseason Heat Rules In Maryland

Pre-season high school sports practices are about to begin, and coaches and other researchers are preparing to implement new rules in Maryland that help athletes avoid heat-related illnesses during the hottest months. 

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