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Women's Sabre Teams: No Medal For You

It's hard to find a discipline that Team USA has dominated more than the women's sabre. The team is anchored by two-time medalist Mariel Zagunis. But there's no way the Americans — or any team — can win a women's sabre medal in this year's Olympics. Because there isn't one.
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Wiggin' Out: Bradley Wiggins Drinks To His Gold Medal, And The Mods Applaud

The night after he became Britain's most-decorated Olympian, cyclist Bradley Wiggins tweeted, "Well what a day, blind drunk at the minute and overwhelmed with all the messages." He added, "Thank You everyone it's been emotional X."
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Kayla Harrison Completes Her Comeback With Historic Gold Medal In Judo

Kayla Harrison has defeated Britain's Gemma Gibbons in women's 78kg judo, winning the first gold medal for Harrison, 22, and the first gold for an American in judo. For Harrison, it's also an emphatic triumph over another challenge: overcoming a sexually abusive relationship with her former coach.
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Boris Gets Left Hanging, But The Joke's Rarely On London's Savvy Mayor

Some Londoners may not be much interested in sports - but one image from these Olympic Games will surely remain with them, long after the cheers and crowds have faded away. It is the spectacle of their mayor, Boris Johnson, brandishing a Union flag in either hand, and dangling helplessly from a zip wire 20 feet above the ground.
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Let's Catch Up: U.S. Women Rowers Prevail, And NBC's Water Polo Coverage

A rundown of the news that's catching our eye this morning from the London Games includes a repeat gold by U.S. rowers in the women's eight, along with a shocking water polo fight.
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Medals And Scandals: An Olympic Update

Thursday is day seven of the Summer Olympics. Another big moment is on tap for American swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. The host country looks to add to its suddenly growing tally of medals. And badminton marches on, its image battered by scandal. Renee Montagne talks to NPR's Tom Goldman about all things Olympics.

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