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London Olympics: A Cabbie's View

Only three days remain before the Olympic Games begin. They're billed as the world's greatest sporting event. But residents of the host city have been grumbling so much about the games that the mayor of London has told them all to "put a sock in it." Still, the protests and complaints continue.
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Two Very Different Cyclists Steer The Way From Idaho To London Olympics

In London, two women cyclists who train in Idaho plan to vie for medals — in very different events. Kristin Armstrong races the clock in a skinsuit in the time trial, while mountain biker Georgia Gould combines speed with technical prowess to navigate rocky descents and dirt trails.
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Punishing Penn State, Rewriting History?

We examine the NCAA's punitive actions against Penn State's football program in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach.

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Spotting An 'American Idol' Moment At The Olympics

In what may be a first, Monday brought product placement to the Olympics. Is this a sign of change? Will we begin seeing Pampers Diapers wrapped around the Olympic rings, as wrestlers grapple beneath them?
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NCAA Hits Penn State With Unprecedented Penalties

They NCAA announced severe penalties against Penn State's football program on Monday in the wake of the sex abuse scandal involving assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The NCAA banned the team from bowl games for the next four years, stripped it of all victories between 1998 and 2011 and fined the school $60 million.
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Don't Count On A U.S. Medal In Badminton, Canoeing

Audie Cornish talks to David Wallechinsky about the United States' Olympic weak spots. What are the sports and events Americans rarely — if ever — win medals for? And what countries excel in those areas?

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