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Phelps Sets New Olympic Record With 19 Medals; America's Schmitt Wins Gold

The U.S. men's swimming team has won the 4x200m freestyle relay, in a race that also gave Michael Phelps a record 19 medals in the Olympics. He netted his 18th, a silver, earlier in the day. Also netting a gold was American Allison Schmitt, who won the women's 200m freestyle.
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Equestrian Events Charm Horse Lovers At Olympics

Equestrian sports are getting more attention than usual at this year's Olympic Games. NPR health policy correspondent Julie Rovner, a horse owner, rider and competitor, talks about what to watch for in the Olympic horse sports.
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U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Wins Gold Medal; First In 16 Years

The U.S. women's gymnastics team has won the team gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics, handily beating Russia, which took silver, and Romania, which took bronze. China finished fourth.
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London 2012 Lives Up To 'Social Games' Title, In Unwelcome Ways

The London 2012 Games have been touted as the first Olympics to live fully in the age of social media. But a rash of scandals related to Twitter has put a new mark on the face of the London Games. The stories range from a journalist's suspended account to a tweeting teen who has been arrested.
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Missy Franklin On Winning Gold: 'Someone Needs To Pinch Me'

Swimmer Missy Franklin, 17, is being hailed as the next great U.S. swimming star, after winner her first gold medal in the London Olympics. She says that while standing on the podium, she thought about "all the things leading up to that moment. And it was so incredibly worth it."

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