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New Zealand's Olympic Athletes Go For The...Marmite

New Zealand's Olympians have some extra motivation to win a medal: they are also competing for marmite. The country's only marmite maker was shut down in an earthquake, but one grocery chain found a stash and is awarding the jars to medal-winning athletes.
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Badminton Players Kicked Out For Losing On Purpose

Eight women badminton players have been disqualified for throwing games at the Olympics. Organizers worried that the athletes' actions would reflect poorly on the games. Fans said they were pleased with the disqualifications.
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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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