The London Olympics have produced lots of fascinating moments in its early days. Records have been shattered, rules have been broken. And it's only the first week. NPR's Mike Pesca has been covering the games and joins Steve Inskeep.
Michael Phelps won his 20th Olympic medal, the gold, in his last race with Ryan Lochte, who took the silver. Rebecca Soni won a gold, as well. All in all, it was a good day for American swimmers. NPR's Howard Berkes reports from London.
Gabby Douglas, the 16-year-old gymnast from Virginia Beach, Va., won another gold medal Thursday. But why are some black women obsessed with her hair? Writer Monique Fields urges critics to focus instead on Douglas' strength and poise.
American swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte faced off for the last time Thursday at the London Summer Olympics. Phelps won that race, the 200-meter individual medley. Meanwhile, gymnast Gabby Douglas competed in the women's individual all-around final and took the gold. Tom Goldman talks to Audie Cornish.
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