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Let's Catch Up: U.S. Rowers End Drought, Phelps And Lochte Reload

Things are hopping at the London Games, with 20 medal events today. The U.S. women's quadruple sculls team netted the first American medal in rowing since 1984.
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Badminton's 'Detrimental' Conduct Rule, And Losing On Purpose

If the Olympic badminton players could be faulted for anything, it's for not throwing their matches better. Manipulating the draws in tournaments has a long tradition in sport. In the early rounds of track or swimming competitions, athletes who've qualified will routinely not push to win a heat.
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Kristin Armstrong Wins Second Straight Gold Medal In Olympic Time Trial

Kristin Armstrong has successfully defended her gold medal in the Olympic time trial, winning the race held in Surrey, England. Armsrtong finished the 26-km course in 37:34.82, nearly 16 seconds ahead of Judith Arndt of Germany, who won the silver.
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Olympics Fans Weigh Unplugging From Social Media To Avoid Spoilers

The pervasiveness of social media has made it harder for people to avoid hearing about Olympic games results before they air on television. 

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U.S. Gymnasts Win Gold, Ending 16-Year Drought

Tuesday was a big day for the U.S. women's gymnastics team. The five American women won the gold medal in the team competition for the first time in 16 years. NPR's Tom Goldman was at the arena and has this report.
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Phelps' 19th Medal Breaks 48-Year-Old Record

Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian ever Tuesday when he won his 19th medal. This week hasn't been the men's team's best, but this was a special moment. NPR's Howard Berkes has this report.

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