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Olympic Gymnasts Take The (Hot Pink) Floor

The U.S. men's gymnastics team is in London, and gold isn't the only color on their minds: The competition floor is covered in hot pink. The gymnasts are struggling to adjust; they say the array of colors makes it hard to spot the high bars. As one gymnast put it, "Real men compete on pink floors!"
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Everyone Can Train Like An Olympian At Local Gyms

Some area sports clubs are hoping to cash in on the excitement of the Olympic games by incorporating Olympic exercises into their classes.

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Romney's Remarks Cause A Stir In London

In London, the first day of Mitt Romney's overseas trip didn't go quite as planned. After calling British preparations for the Olympic Games "disconcerting," Romney became the focus of British ire — in newspaper headlines and public comments by British Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson. Romney attempted to dial back his remarks, but his woes were compounded by several other minor gaffes.
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What To Watch For At The Olympics

Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Howard Berkes and NPR's Mike Pesca, who are in London, about their recommendations as to which Olympic events to watch this weekend.
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'Tremendous Honor': Dancing For The World At Olympics Opener

Friday's opening ceremony marks the official start of the London Olympics. It's a wide-ranging ode to British history and culture called "Isles of Wonder," featuring music, dancing, live farm animals and 10,000 volunteers.
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U.S. Gymnast Maroney Says She'll 'Make The Best' Of Competing On Broken Toe

McKayla Maroney will compete in London despite the lingering effects of a broken toe. Maroney, a gold medal contender, is the reigning world champion in the vault. Early reports suggested that the gymnast broke her toe in London. But it appears that she merely tweaked an earlier injury.
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In Kayla Harrison, U.S. Has Chance For Judo Gold, And A 'Comeback Kid' Story

Kayla Harrison, 22, is the best chance the United States has to win its first Olympic gold medal in the sport of judo. Like many of the world's best athletes, Harrison's road to London wasn't easy.

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