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Olympic Security Firm Under Fire Days Before Games

In London, the fight over the G4S security company and the Olympics is growing. More guards failed to show up for work on Tuesday. And the CEO of the massive security company is being grilled by the Home Affairs Committee.
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Will That Vaulting Pole Fit In The Overhead Bin?

There's a lot of unusual equipment being schlepped on airplanes en route to London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games like kayaks, bows and arrows, rifles. But maybe the oddest in terms of baggage and handling are the poles used by pole vaulters. Ranging in size from 15 to 17 feet, the poles cannot be broken down, and present an interesting exercise in patience at the check-in counter. Robert Siegel talks with former Olympian Jeff Hartwig about how pole vaulters manage their equipment.
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Is The Big Apple About To Lose Its Love Of Linsanity?

Jeremy Lin's storybook career with the New York Knicks might have reached an abrupt end before the first chapter even finished. After rising from obscurity to NBA stardom, Lin got a rich offer from the Houston Rockets. The Knicks have until midnight to decide whether to match the offer or let Linsanity go.
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Athletes Look For Doping Edge, Despite Tests And Risks

Athletes at the London Olympics will be subjected to more testing for performance-enhancing drugs than at any other games. Just one positive test can ruin their chances at gold, but these elite athletes might not be the ones who have the most to lose.
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Athletes, Visitors Flood London's Heathrow Airport

Athletes and fans from around the world have begun to arrive in London for the Summer Olympic Games. On Monday, Heathrow saw a record number of arrivals. Meanwhile, a giant security firm failed to recruit the number of Olympic guards it promised. The London Olympics start July 27 and end Aug. 12.
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Some Athletes Reject High-Tech Sports Fuel In Favor Of Real Food

Many top athletes are rejecting the processed drinks and gels companies are squarely aiming at them. Instead, they rely on old fashioned water and healthy food to rehydrate and replenish nutrients.
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Op-Ed: 'Ban Penn State Football'

In an op-ed piece for the Daily Beast, sports columnist Buzz Bissinger writes that an "insidious culture of sports in America" helped cover up the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State. He argues that the NCAA should ban the university's football program for five years.
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Post Freeh Report, Will NCAA Sanction Penn State?

Last week's report by former FBI Director Louis Freeh confirmed what many said all along, that the Penn State child sex scandal was the biggest and most damaging in college sports history. Now that the report has been released, the focus is turning to the NCAA and what action it will take, if any.

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