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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.

Go For It: Life Lessons from Girl Boxers, is a one hour special that tells the story of women for whom boxing is an expression of ambition, drive, strength and – yes – aggression, qualities often admired in men and sometimes discouraged in women.

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Phelps And Franklin Add To Their Medal Totals, And A New Teen Phenom Emerges

In one of the last big showcases for swimming at the London Summer Olympics, American athletes Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin add to their medal totals, and another U.S. teen takes a gold medal.
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Going To The Games: A Spectator's View Of The London Olympics

Want to know a secret? London has been a great place to visit during the Olympics. The city hasn't come to a grinding halt. The weather has not been awful; the sun has even been shining. And London has put out the welcome mat to visitors.
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Federer Wins Epic Semifinal, Taking More Than Four Hours To Do So

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer kept his Olympic dream alive Friday, when he won the longest tennis singles match in Olympic history. He defeated Juan Del Potro of Argentina, in a semifinal played on Wimbledon's Centre Court.
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Olympics Energize Britain's Patriots, Even (Perhaps) In Scotland

Never before have British sports fans sung the national anthem or flourished their Union flags with such gusto. Never before have British commentators yelled so loudly at the slightest sign their countryfolk may secure a medal.

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