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U.S. Judo Athlete Delpopolo Disqualified Over Failed Drug Test

American judo athlete Nick Delpopolo has been disqualified from the London 2012 Games, after failing a drug test, according to the International Olympic Committee. The 23-year-old Delpopolo tested positive for the substance THC, found in marijuana.
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Good Business, Bad Quality: How NBC Is Both Right And Wrong On The Olympics

There's a lot of chatter — a lot — about the things people don't like about the Olympics on television. But it's not hurting the ratings. Does that mean the griping is misplaced? Not necessarily.
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Sex Abuse Haunts Former Olympic Swim Hopeful

Amid the excitement of the Olympic games, one former Olympic hopeful is speaking out on the darker side of youth sports. Kelley Currin says she was molested as a teen by Rick Curl, her former swim coach and founder of the prominent Curl-Burke Swim Club in the Washington, D.C. area. Currin tells Michel Martin how the abuse began and ended, why the family did not pursue criminal charges, and her advice for parents of young athletes to spot potential predators. This segment covers sensitive material and may not be comfortable for some listeners.
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Mustafina Wins Gold In Uneven Bars, As 'Drained' Douglas Struggles

Gymnast Aliya Mustafina of Russia has won the 2012 Olympic gold medal in the uneven bars, standing atop the podium in a highly competitive event that also featured American star Gabby Douglas, defending medalist He Kexin of China, and British favorite Beth Tweddle.
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American Sees Silver Slip Away In Rifle Event's Final Shot

U.S. rifle shooter Matthew Emmons has won a bronze medal in the 50-meter three positions rifle event. That may sound like a slight let-down for the man who had been poised to win silver — a horrible final shot of 7.6 dropped him into third place — but it's far better than Emmons' earlier Olympic experiences.
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Respecting The Heat In High School Sports

Growing concern over sports practices in extreme heat is changing the look of high school team workouts this summer and fall. Kojo explores new rules on when student athletes can wear full padding and when they need an ice bath to cool down.

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