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Let's Catch Up: U.S. Gold In Rifle Event; And A Badminton Bronze

Good morning. As we start Day 8 of the London Olympics, big news is already happening. We posted earlier about Oscar Pistorius's historic run in the men's 400 meters. Later, an American woman set a world record in Olympic shooting. And a triathlon came down to the wire.
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For Nigeria's Basketball Fans, U.S. Blowout Can't Dampen Spirits

The American men's basketball team has faced criticism for Thursday night's 156-73 blowout victory over Nigeria at the London Olympics. At the arena, NPR editor Vickie Walton-James spoke to Nigerian fans, to learn what they thought about being on the wrong end of a record score
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An Olympic Impression Of London 2012 So Far

NPR's Tom Goldman joins guest host Susan Stamberg to talk about his impressions of the London 2012 Olympics so far and what's in store for next week.
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Oscar Pistorius Makes Olympic History In 400 Meters, And Moves On To Semifinal

Sprinter Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee who has for years sought to run in the Olympic Games, finally got his wish Saturday, when he ran in a preliminary heat in the men's 400 meters in London's Olympic Stadium. But he wasn't content with making history as the Olympics' first amputee runner.
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Saudi Arabia's First Female Olympian Makes History In Judo Match

Wojdan Shaherkani wasn't a threat to win her match against Puerto Rico's Melissa Mojica. But Shaherkani competed for Saudi Arabia in the Olympics, becoming the first woman ever to do so.
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Rumors Of Doping Swirl Around Chinese Swimmer

What would the Olympics be without a doping controversy? The 16-year-old Ye Shiwen of China blew away the competition on the final lap of the women's 400m individual medley race. Her final 50m was faster than American star Ryan Lochte's final 50m in the men's version of that same race. A longtime U.S. swimming coach called the performance unbelievable. And it's prompted a debate over whether Ye is just the latest Chinese swimmer to excel because of doping.

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