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Olympic Bodies: They Just Don't Make Them Like They Used To

We've put together an infographic that explores how athletes' bodies have changed over the last century. Those physiques are shaped by years of training — and by the laws of physics.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Olympic Physics

Explore the physical laws that shape elite athletes, past and present.
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May-Treanor And Walsh Jennings Go Out Golden, With A Three-Peat

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings have won an Olympic three-peat in women's beach volleyball, as they defeated their fellow Americans, the team of Jennifer Kessy and April Ross, in the gold medal match.
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One Benefit Of Hosting The Olympics? More Medals

Great Britain has been raking in the medals at this summer's Olympics. Researcher Nigel Balmer of University College London says that's no coincidence. Balmer and his colleagues tracked Olympic medal counts going back to World War II and found that the host country routinely experiences a spike in the number of gold, silver and bronze medals its athletes take home. Audie Cornish talks to him about why that is.
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Olympic Highlights: Beach Volleyball, Handball

Mike Pesca talks to Audie Cornish about the Olympic news of the day. They discuss the women's 200m race, women's beach volleyball and handball.

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