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U.S. Flag-Bearer Zagunis Fails To Medal In Sabre

Decorated fencer Mariel Zagunis, who carried the U.S. flag into Olympic Stadium as part of the London 2012 opening ceremony, lost in the bronze medal match in the sabre Wednesday afternoon, falling to Olga Kharlan of Ukraine, 15-10.
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Nathan Adrian Takes Gold In 100m Freestyle, Defeating France's Agnel

American swimmer Nathan Adrian's name hasn't been on everyone's mind, the way that say, Michael Phelps' or Ryan Lochte's has. But he did something that even Lochte couldn't do this week: beat Yannick Agnel in a head-to-head race.
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U.S. Gymnast Danell Leyva Wins Bronze In All-Around

U.S. gymnast Danell Leyva has won the bronze medal in the men's all-around competition in London. The gold was taken by Japanese star Kohei Uchimura, while the silver medal went to Marcel Nguyen of Germany.
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Throwing Games: Is It Strategy Or Cheating?

Four teams were ejected from Olympic badminton competition after allegedly throwing games in an effort to engineer easier paths to the medal stand. NPR's Howard Berkes and Tom Goldman discuss how it has thrown the tournament into chaos, and raised questions about sportsmanship and strategy.
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What's A Gold Medal Really Worth?

Weighing 400 grams, the Olympic gold medals that are being doled out at the London 2012 Summer Games are the heaviest ever, according to reports. But that doesn't mean they're the most valuable: at an estimated $620.82, they're nearly $590 short of the $1,207.86 value held by a gold medal from the Stockholm Games of 1912.

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