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The Week In Sports: #LochteGate; Usain Bolt Does It Again

The Rio Olympics come to a close on Sunday. The Games were peppered with highs like Usain Bolt's performances and lows like Ryan Lochte's international incident.
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'It's Weird': Tyson Gay On Latest Drama Over U.S. Men's Relay Race

In a post-race interview that lasted less than 3 minutes, Gay used the word "weird" no less than seven times to describe how this race went for the Americans.
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Usain Bolt Makes History With A Triple-Triple As Jamaica Wins Sprint Relay

Bolt anchored the 4x100 relay team to victory, giving him golds in three sprints in Rio, just as he did in the previous two Olympics. His nine golds ties the all-time record for track and field.
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U.S. Women Win Water Polo Gold Medal, Repeating As Champions

It's the most goals ever scored in a women's water polo final, and the widest margin of victory.
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For U.S. Olympic Champions, Winning Isn't Free

U.S. Olympic athletes who win must pay a victory tax, which forces athletes to pay taxes on both their cash winnings and the medals themselves.
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Paralympic Games Face Cutbacks Due To Brazil's Financial Woes

The Paralympics Committee says up to 10 countries may not be able to send athletes as planned. The committee is working with the Brazilian government to secure more money before the games next month.
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Roundup: Smart Thoughts On Ryan Lochte And White Privilege

As it becomes increasingly clear that Lochte fabricated parts of his story, an interesting thought experiment emerges: What would happen if white athletes were treated like black athletes?
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Ryan Lochte Apologizes For 'Not Being More Careful And Candid' In Rio

After the head of the U.S. Olympic Committee issued a formal apology to Rio and Brazil over the U.S. swimmers' behavior, star athlete Ryan Lochte broke his silence over a debunked robbery claim.
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Bolt Wins 8th Gold Medal; Eaton Repeats As Olympic Decathlon Winner

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won gold again at Rio's Summer Olympics in the 200-meter race. And, Ashton Eaton became one of the few men in Olympic history to repeat as a decathlon champion.
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'We Apologize' To Rio And Brazil, U.S. Olympic Committee Chief Says

Apologizing for the behavior of Ryan Lochte and three other swimmers, Scott Blackmun announced that two of them have left Rio. A third is reportedly paying out nearly $11,000 to get his passport back.

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