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Oscar Pistorius Makes Olympic History In 400 Meters, And Moves On To Semifinal

Sprinter Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee who has for years sought to run in the Olympic Games, finally got his wish Saturday, when he ran in a preliminary heat in the men's 400 meters in London's Olympic Stadium. But he wasn't content with making history as the Olympics' first amputee runner.
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Saudi Arabia's First Female Olympian Makes History In Judo Match

Wojdan Shaherkani wasn't a threat to win her match against Puerto Rico's Melissa Mojica. But Shaherkani competed for Saudi Arabia in the Olympics, becoming the first woman ever to do so.
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Rumors Of Doping Swirl Around Chinese Swimmer

What would the Olympics be without a doping controversy? The 16-year-old Ye Shiwen of China blew away the competition on the final lap of the women's 400m individual medley race. Her final 50m was faster than American star Ryan Lochte's final 50m in the men's version of that same race. A longtime U.S. swimming coach called the performance unbelievable. And it's prompted a debate over whether Ye is just the latest Chinese swimmer to excel because of doping.
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Annoyed By Tape Delay, Viewers Pry Into BBC's Feed

Frustrated with NBC's live streaming Olympic coverage, a sizeable number of Internet viewers are cracking into the BBC's U.K. coverage. Users outside of the U.K. are blocked, but that can be circumvented with the use of a proxy server. Mitch Stoltz of the Electronic Frontier Foundation talks to Audie Cornish about proxy servers, how they work, and their legality.
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Gymnast Gabby Douglas A Breakthrough Olympic Star

Gabrielle Douglas has gone from being a little girl who talked her mom into letting her pursue gymnastics to a gold medal Olympian.
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Track Cyclist's Admitting To Intentional Crash Won't Bring Investigation

If one thing is clear at these London Games, it's that not doing one's best is not only uncool — it's not allowed. Witness the badminton-to-worstminton scandal that erupted earlier this week. But in track cycling, what seems to be an admission of crashing on purpose won't bring an inquiry.

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