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One Benefit Of Hosting The Olympics? More Medals

Great Britain has been raking in the medals at this summer's Olympics. Researcher Nigel Balmer of University College London says that's no coincidence. Balmer and his colleagues tracked Olympic medal counts going back to World War II and found that the host country routinely experiences a spike in the number of gold, silver and bronze medals its athletes take home. Audie Cornish talks to him about why that is.
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Olympic Highlights: Beach Volleyball, Handball

Mike Pesca talks to Audie Cornish about the Olympic news of the day. They discuss the women's 200m race, women's beach volleyball and handball.
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The Olympics And Gender Rights

The Olympics are a competitive venue for the world's greatest athletes, but they're also providing a stage for conversations about gender and justice.

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Shut Out Of London Games, Video Artists Get Inventive

It's not easy to find video of the London 2012 Olympics on the Internet — even on YouTube. And that's inspiring people to "interpret" the Summer Games for themselves. You can find puppet shows, 8-bit video, and Taiwanese animation, all related to the Olympics... or, at least sort of related.
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How Do You Stack Up Against An Olympic Athlete?

Sure, you might spend a lot of time on your couch, as you watch the Summer Olympics. But there's all kinds of Olympic athletes — there's gotta be a good chance you're the same size as one of them, right? Now you can find that out, thanks to the BBC.
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Allyson Felix Wins Gold In Women's 200 Meters

Allyson Felix has won the women's 200 meter race in London's Olympic Stadium, running a time of 21.88. Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took the silver medal at 22.09, as she wasn't able to track Felix down in the closing stretch.

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