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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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Cyclist Bradley Wiggins Wins Seventh Olympic Medal, A British Record

British cyclist Bradley Wiggins has won the gold medal in the men's individual time trial event, beating Germany's Tony Martin by 42 seconds, at 50 minutes and 39 seconds over the course of 49 kilometers. Wiggins is now the most-decorated Olympian in British history.
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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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