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Coach: Throwing Discus More Mental Than Physical

Discus is one of the original Olympic events and was first used to train Greek warriors. But just what goes into a discus throw? Longtime discus coach Tony Ciarelli tells Audie Cornish that it's all about the mind game.
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U.S. Marine Boxer: 'I'm Proud Of How Far I've Come,' Despite Olympics Loss

U.S. Olympic boxing team captain Jamel Herring lost his welterweight bout yesterday, but it's not the first setback he's faced — and he says he won't let his team lose its momentum in the London Olympics because of his defeat.
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U.S. Flag-Bearer Zagunis Fails To Medal In Sabre

Decorated fencer Mariel Zagunis, who carried the U.S. flag into Olympic Stadium as part of the London 2012 opening ceremony, lost in the bronze medal match in the sabre Wednesday afternoon, falling to Olga Kharlan of Ukraine, 15-10.
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Nathan Adrian Takes Gold In 100m Freestyle, Defeating France's Agnel

American swimmer Nathan Adrian's name hasn't been on everyone's mind, the way that say, Michael Phelps' or Ryan Lochte's has. But he did something that even Lochte couldn't do this week: beat Yannick Agnel in a head-to-head race.
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U.S. Gymnast Danell Leyva Wins Bronze In All-Around

U.S. gymnast Danell Leyva has won the bronze medal in the men's all-around competition in London. The gold was taken by Japanese star Kohei Uchimura, while the silver medal went to Marcel Nguyen of Germany.
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Throwing Games: Is It Strategy Or Cheating?

Four teams were ejected from Olympic badminton competition after allegedly throwing games in an effort to engineer easier paths to the medal stand. NPR's Howard Berkes and Tom Goldman discuss how it has thrown the tournament into chaos, and raised questions about sportsmanship and strategy.

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