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Venezuela's Olympic Hero Gets A Parade To Celebrate Long-Awaited Gold

Ruben Limardo gets a parade to welcome him home, with a record second gold medal. He endeared himself to many in England by taking a packed commuter train after his triumph — still in his track suit and with a gaudy gold medal hanging around his neck.
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National Zoo Names Cheetah Cubs After U.S. Sprinters

Presumably, it was the cheetahs' fabled speed, not cuteness, that inspired officials at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., to name them Carmelita and Justin, after sprinters Carmelita Jeter and Justin Gatlin.

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Gold Medal In Hand, U.S. Vaulter Suhr's 'Hangar Time' Seems Well Spent

U.S. pole vaulter Jenn Suhr reached a long-awaited breakthrough Monday, when she won the gold medal in her event at the London Olympics. She defeated a field that included two-time gold medalist Elena Isinbaeva of Russia. As NPR reported back in April, Suhr trains in a unique setting: an airplane hangar next to her house.
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Let's Catch Up: Australia's Quiet Summer, And A U.S. Invasion

British triathlete Alistair Brownlee has won gold in his event. Spain's Javier Gomez won silver, and Brownlee's younger brother, Jonathan, took bronze, after a 15-second penalty. Here's a rundown of news from this morning.
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Coming Up On Day 11 Of The London Olympics

On the Olympics' eleventh day, artistic gymnasts go for their last big batch of medals. There are 21 medals up for grabs Tuesday. Here are some of the highlights of the day's action.
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India's Olympic Effort Faulted

India's field hockey team is the least successful team at the London Olympic Games. But the team's record tracks with the overall state of the country's Olympic effort. India, the world's second-most populous nation, has only three Olympic medals so far.

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