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London 2012 Games Set A Viewership Record, At 219.4 Million

The London Summer Games have now become the most-watched television event in U.S. history, with a total of 219.4 viewers over 17 days of coverage. Those high ratings push London 2012 past Beijing 2008, which held the previous record of 215 million viewers.
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Gabby Douglas Gets One More Gold, For Winning Facebook Fans

They've been called the first "Social Games" — and the London Summer Olympics have made social stars out of athletes like gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, who saw her Facebook fanbase grow by nearly 4,000 percent.
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Winners And Losers From London's Summer Olympics, 'The Crying Games'

The London 2012 Olympics were billed as the Social Games, with fans following along on Twitter, Facebook and other services. But it might be remembered as "The Crying Games," for the swelling of emotions many Britons experienced. We run down some of the winners and losers of the Summer Olympics.
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Olympics Closing Ceremony: Both Well-Received And Anger-Inducing

The London 2012 Olympics are officially over, but people are still buzzing about Sunday's closing ceremony. It included many of the highlights of British culture and history that weren't in London's opening ceremony. And in America, some viewers are angry about what was left out of the U.S. feed.
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Can East London Keep The Olympic Spirit Burning?

The Olympics are over, but guest host Jacki Lyden takes a look at the lasting impact of the Games on young people living in the neighborhoods around Olympic Park. She speaks with East London residents Amber Charles and Rumi Begum. Both young adults participated in the Olympic torch relay in recognition of their contributions to sports in the area.
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Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Dives Into Hollywood

Actor Will Ferrell wants to make a video with Ryan Lochte, who's also fielding reality TV offers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In London, the Olympic medal winner said he'd like to win a mirrored-ball trophy — the grand prize for Dancing With the Stars.

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