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Equestrian Group Clears Way For Cloned Horses To Compete In The Olympics

Will the London 2012 Games be remembered as the last Olympics of the pre-clone era? The answer is maybe — because the group that oversees equestrian events has given its OK to allowing cloned horses to compete in the Summer Olympics.
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Aly Raisman Becomes First U.S. Woman To Win Olympic Gold In Floor Exercise

U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman has won the gold medal in the women's floor exercise at the London 2012 Games. Her score of 15.600 beat Romania's Catalina Ponor, who turned in a technically solid performance. Russia's Aliya Mustafina took bronze, and American Jordyn Wieber finished seventh.
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Is There A 'Concussion Crisis' In Sports?

Scientific evidence is mounting on the links between sports and concussions. Host Michel Martin explores what some are calling the "concussion crisis" for athletes. She speaks with Chris Nowinski, author and co-founder of the Sports Legacy Institute, a group focused on researching concussions in sports.
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Love Of Sports Can Start Early; So Can Injuries

Concussions make up about 15 percent of all high school sports injuries, according to Children's Hospital Boston. But how can parents decide whether children should play sports, and how to keep them safe? Host Michel Martin talks with three "sports" moms, including a pediatrician who studies concussions in children.
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Can The NFL Keep Fans Excited And Players Safe?

Thousands of former players or their families are filing lawsuits, alleging that the league downplayed the risks for concussions. But the NFL denies wrongdoing. Host Michel Martin speaks with two sports reporters about the NFL's current approach to reducing concussions.

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